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(Bellator)   Wednesday Night MMA: Bellator 97 featuring 2 title fights: Michael Chandler vs Dave "Caveman" Rickels and Ben Askren vs Andrey Koreshkov. Prelims stream on Spike.com at 5:30 PM ET, main card at 7 PM ET on Spike TV   (bellator.com) divider line 307
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2013-07-31 07:50:22 PM

Testiclaw: Their strength and conditioning programs are obviously shiat.

They probably don't do shiat outside of their "camps", too.

I want this to be a draw so nobody fights for the title.


Don't worry, I don't see either of these guys beating Volkov, who knows how to use his range very very well.
 
2013-07-31 07:51:25 PM
KO bishes
 
2013-07-31 07:51:41 PM
Fark that fight, that was farking terrible.  Both of those guys should burn to death.

Embarrassing.
 
2013-07-31 07:52:14 PM
ok.  that pretty much sucked.  i had hoped for a one round slugfest
 
2013-07-31 07:52:20 PM
Does anyone in Russia have emotions, or are they all like vodka filled vulcans?
 
2013-07-31 07:52:25 PM
The finish wasn't even that good. Full mount on a guy completely gassed w/ no ground ground and it took him forever to finish it.
 
2013-07-31 07:54:21 PM

Klippoklondike: Does anyone in Russia have emotions, or are they all like vodka filled vulcans?


Both. From what I've heard, they are mean, they have vodka, they are sweet, they have more, they are total assholes, they have more, they sleep.

Not really. It's a weird country.
 
2013-07-31 07:55:04 PM

yookaloco: Klippoklondike: Does anyone in Russia have emotions, or are they all like vodka filled vulcans?

Both. From what I've heard, they are mean, they have vodka, they are sweet, they have more, they are total assholes, they have more, they sleep.

Not really. It's a weird country.


I want to go there someday
 
2013-07-31 07:56:32 PM
I thought it was OK. My friend who knows next to nothing about MMA keeps telling me Bellator seems like the strikers here are so much better than UFC. I'm guessing that's totally wrong? This is my 1st time watching an entire Bellator card.
 
2013-07-31 07:57:40 PM

Klippoklondike: yookaloco: Klippoklondike: Does anyone in Russia have emotions, or are they all like vodka filled vulcans?

Both. From what I've heard, they are mean, they have vodka, they are sweet, they have more, they are total assholes, they have more, they sleep.

Not really. It's a weird country.

I want to go there someday


I went there in 1997 for an interview with a Russian general.  Strange country.
 
2013-07-31 07:57:41 PM

Testiclaw: Fark that fight, that was farking terrible.  Both of those guys should burn to death.

Embarrassing.


That's a pretty harsh critique for a c list org like Bellator. These are basically the guys that don't get picked for the TUF house that season. This venue is only one step up from the local shows where the audience whistles and cat calls at the female soldiers carrying the flag for the national anthem.
 
2013-07-31 07:58:00 PM
Special announcement from Rampage? Is this MMA or Pro Wrestling?
 
2013-07-31 07:58:17 PM

yookaloco: I thought it was OK. My friend who knows next to nothing about MMA keeps telling me Bellator seems like the strikers here are so much better than UFC. I'm guessing that's totally wrong? This is my 1st time watching an entire Bellator card.


I wouldn't say they are better strikers, though they do have some good ones.  Michael Chandler is very well rounded, and can strike with anyone.  Pat Curran has some sick standup.  Volkov uses his range well.
 
2013-07-31 07:59:51 PM

styckx: Special announcement from Rampage? Is this MMA or Pro Wrestling?


He's fighting Roy Jones. Really.
 
2013-07-31 07:59:59 PM

styckx: Special announcement from Rampage? Is this MMA or Pro Wrestling?


My guess is a boxing match with Roy Jones.
 
2013-07-31 08:02:01 PM
Shoot. Look out.  It's Ben "The Perm" Askren.

Gotta love the hair.
 
2013-07-31 08:02:49 PM
I love they put a huge steal TV stand in the locker room just to show the Spike TV and Bellator logo..   Very cheap looking.
 
2013-07-31 08:03:00 PM

yookaloco: Shoot. Look out.  It's Ben "The Perm" Askren.

Gotta love the hair.


He makes labradoodles look good
 
2013-07-31 08:03:08 PM
Wait. Up next it's the Noe V Mo match?

We are about to see Noe/Mo? GTFO. That's hysterical.
 
2013-07-31 08:03:48 PM
King Mo was KO'd by possibly the weakest spinning back fist in history.  It is LOL worthy, for sure
 
2013-07-31 08:04:15 PM

yookaloco: I thought it was OK. My friend who knows next to nothing about MMA keeps telling me Bellator seems like the strikers here are so much better than UFC. I'm guessing that's totally wrong? This is my 1st time watching an entire Bellator card.


There might me more (and spectacular WTFPWND type) knockouts in a lower level show because there is still a wide disparity of talent from fighter to fighter. Some of them were simply big fish in a small pond before they fought someone from somewhere that takes MMA more seriously.

The UFC is the biggest pond there is in MMA currently. After orgs like EliteXC and Strikefarce went tits up their "champions" were routinely butchered by UFC fighters that were not even main carders.
 
2013-07-31 08:05:05 PM
*ugh*

be more not me more
 
2013-07-31 08:05:10 PM

Klippoklondike: King Mo was KO'd by possibly the weakest spinning back fist in history.  It is LOL worthy, for sure


And for those who missed the lulz:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hdUZQRGbw
 
2013-07-31 08:05:37 PM

One Bad Apple: yookaloco: I thought it was OK. My friend who knows next to nothing about MMA keeps telling me Bellator seems like the strikers here are so much better than UFC. I'm guessing that's totally wrong? This is my 1st time watching an entire Bellator card.

There might me more (and spectacular WTFPWND type) knockouts in a lower level show because there is still a wide disparity of talent from fighter to fighter. Some of them were simply big fish in a small pond before they fought someone from somewhere that takes MMA more seriously.

The UFC is the biggest pond there is in MMA currently. After orgs like EliteXC and Strikefarce went tits up their "champions" were routinely butchered by UFC fighters that were not even main carders.


That makes sense. I could see him not understanding that, and thinking the dramatic style of wins equals better fighters.
 
2013-07-31 08:08:06 PM

styckx: Klippoklondike: King Mo was KO'd by possibly the weakest spinning back fist in history.  It is LOL worthy, for sure

And for those who missed the lulz:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hdUZQRGbw


hehehe. Funny. A bit lucky too. No follow through, but stiff, and right on the money, I thought.
 
2013-07-31 08:08:21 PM

One Bad Apple: Testiclaw: Fark that fight, that was farking terrible.  Both of those guys should burn to death.

Embarrassing.

That's a pretty harsh critique for a c list org like Bellator. These are basically the guys that don't get picked for the TUF house that season. This venue is only one step up from the local shows where the audience whistles and cat calls at the female soldiers carrying the flag for the national anthem.


C-List in terms of fighters, sure, but strength and conditioning, particularly for grappling and combat sports, has been around for -literally- thousands of years.

In the past 50 years S&C information exploded, especially out of the Eastern Bloc countries and their athletic research.  More over, this information is readily available and very, very cheap.  You can buy dozens of translated manuals for the price of a single TRX strap training system, so it isn't like there is a hefty price tag for information.

There are coaches today developing insanely strong and conditioned athletes in combat sports, as well as other sports with even greater strength, power and conditioning requirements.  These coaches make their information available, albeit not always for free, but available.

That, and the simple fact that getting strong and getting in shape has remained unchanged for the 100,000-400,000 years that our species has been around.

The point I'm making is this: I don't expect the best fighters in a C-List organization.  But I do expect top-notch strength and conditioning for every athlete in every sport when they're referred to as "professionals".

I have experience in powerlifting, throwing, highland games and grappling/BJJ.  I have trained alongside swarms of folks who were incredibly strong and in shape for their sport.  I know people who want to be the biggest, strongest, most badass people on the planet just...because, and they do it.

Being strong and having a top-notch cardiovascular system are not secret mysteries.  They're simple, just very, very hard.  I expect professional athletes to have respectable strength and conditioning levels because I've seen plenty of amateur athletes have extraordinary strength and conditioning levels.

Fighting skill is no excuse for being a weak, wheezing pussy.
 
2013-07-31 08:08:56 PM
I still can't believe King Mo beat Mousasi.
 
2013-07-31 08:09:02 PM
I'm surprised TNA is still paying King Mo to do essentially nothing.
 
2013-07-31 08:10:55 PM
Wow, Noe really is massive
 
2013-07-31 08:11:37 PM
Those trunk colors are racist!
 
2013-07-31 08:12:01 PM

RepoManTSM: I'm surprised TNA is still paying King Mo to do essentially nothing.


TNA is notorious for having people on contract to sit at home and not appear on TV for months at a time..
 
2013-07-31 08:13:15 PM
That leg kick was in slow motion
 
2013-07-31 08:15:38 PM
10-9 Mo
 
2013-07-31 08:15:53 PM
10-9 to the royalty
 
2013-07-31 08:16:31 PM

styckx: RepoManTSM: I'm surprised TNA is still paying King Mo to do essentially nothing.

TNA is notorious for having people on contract to sit at home and not appear on TV for months at a time..


But it seems like they're finally running out of money.

10-9 Mo, Noe looks like crap.
 
2013-07-31 08:16:38 PM
10-8 if they saw the back of the head shot
 
2013-07-31 08:16:38 PM

Klippoklondike: 10-9 to the royalty


Did he move down the list with the new royal birth?
 
2013-07-31 08:18:40 PM

RepoManTSM: styckx: RepoManTSM: I'm surprised TNA is still paying King Mo to do essentially nothing.

TNA is notorious for having people on contract to sit at home and not appear on TV for months at a time..

But it seems like they're finally running out of money.


Agreed.. All the cuts they made in the past month shows it..
 
2013-07-31 08:18:58 PM

psychicdeath99: Klippoklondike: 10-9 to the royalty

Did he move down the list with the new royal birth?


Oh man, he'd be a great king.  Could be the new Alfreda mountain dew comacho
 
2013-07-31 08:19:17 PM
CROSS YOUR FEET FOOL
 
2013-07-31 08:19:52 PM
YOU EVEN HAVE TAPED ANKLES YOU TOOL
 
2013-07-31 08:20:54 PM

Testiclaw: CROSS YOUR FEET FOOL


Testiclaw: YOU EVEN HAVE TAPED ANKLES YOU TOOL


Rampage? Is that you in Mr. T mode?
 
2013-07-31 08:21:35 PM

yookaloco: Testiclaw: CROSS YOUR FEET FOOL

Testiclaw: YOU EVEN HAVE TAPED ANKLES YOU TOOL

Rampage? Is that you in Mr. T mode?


Rampage has the best corner advice, like GET UP, and, STOP GETTING HIT, HIT HIM BACK
 
2013-07-31 08:22:00 PM
20-18 Mo.
 
2013-07-31 08:22:18 PM
Jesus christ.. They can't even time the matches correctly. Either the timer was off or the bell was late..
 
2013-07-31 08:22:23 PM
10-9 Mo.  Close to 10-8.  20-18
 
2013-07-31 08:23:08 PM

Klippoklondike: yookaloco: Testiclaw: CROSS YOUR FEET FOOL

Testiclaw: YOU EVEN HAVE TAPED ANKLES YOU TOOL

Rampage? Is that you in Mr. T mode?

Rampage has the best corner advice, like GET UP, and, STOP GETTING HIT, HIT HIM BACK


Nothing beats Ken Shamrock era Lion's Den "BE A WARRIOR"
 
2013-07-31 08:23:28 PM
Spike on mute
 
2013-07-31 08:24:44 PM

One Bad Apple: Klippoklondike: yookaloco: Testiclaw: CROSS YOUR FEET FOOL

Testiclaw: YOU EVEN HAVE TAPED ANKLES YOU TOOL

Rampage? Is that you in Mr. T mode?

Rampage has the best corner advice, like GET UP, and, STOP GETTING HIT, HIT HIM BACK

Nothing beats Ken Shamrock era Lion's Den "BE A WARRIOR"



GO GET SOME DON-YALD SAY-ROWN-KNEE
 
2013-07-31 08:24:56 PM
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 
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