Anyone else find Greg Jackson extremely unlikable? He is so smug. Always has that arrogant know-it-all grin on his face. Listening to him during the fight master show almost makes it unwatchable. I'm not one of these haters cause of his gameplans either. He's obviously a phenomenal coach. Just rubs me the wrong way.
greg jackson is definatly the most arrogant and hateable figure in mma since hes associated with so many fighters.
cheick kongo debuts in bellator with a 2 round tko while lavar johnson got katered in 23 seconds. kongo was throwing viscious knees all fight early it was from the clinch to the legs and abdomenen then to the thigh and finally the face.
bjork aint mad he signed alvarez to a contract that makes him fight a third match against chandler. he thinks a lot of both alvarez and chandler. wow shocked to see alvarez pull off the win although it was deserved in a close affair.
straus pulls off the upset on curran as well, crazy night of mma. must think that illegal knee must have played on his mind cause he wasnt the same after that knee. he should of attacked straus after the fight resumed but he was hesitant then got ground down in that last 2 rounds.
That was an awesome fight. Better than Melendez-Sanchez since it was a title fight...and more tactical.
So many decisions usually means boring fights, but I liked the Newton / King Mo fight and Strauss / Curran wasn't bad either. No idea what Tito / Rampage would have looked like as the main event, but this card was good on its own.
I have more respect for Jimmy Smith as an analyst since he actually used to be a fighter, unlike Rogan. But why the **** does he try too hard to look and sound like Rogan? It's embarrassing.
Joe began practicing martial arts at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the Massachusetts full contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive years. By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and in true Joe Rogan fashion, the lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.
And like has been mentioned before he also has a black belt in BJJ.
So he's got a ton of experience in two of the major facets of the sport.
bellator payouts. nice to see curran making good pay and chandler did get a great deal. dont think he would be making half that in show money with ufc. im also astonished that mo is only on a 10+10 deal.
Main card (Spike TV)
Eddie Alvarez ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Michael Chandler ($95,000)
Emanuel Newton ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Muhammed Lawal ($10,000)
Daniel Straus ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Pat Curran ($40,000)
Joe Riggs ($5,000 + $95,000 = $100,000) def. Mike Bronzoulis ($5,000)
Mike Richman ($7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000) def. Akop Stepanyan ($3,000)
Cristiano Souza ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Alejandro Garcia ($2,000)
Jesse Juarez ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Joe Williams ($3,000)
Brandon Halsey ($5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000) def. Hector Ramirez ($7,000)
Mike Guymon ($7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000) def. Aaron Miller ($4,000)
Cleber Luciano ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Joe Camacho ($2,000)
Josh Smith ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Darren Smith ($1,500)
i think that illegal shot shook his confidence. good thing is hell be in the next tournament and hell roll through it im sure although they do have a few good featherweights. maybe with some luck bellator will implement that rematch clause although i wouldnt mind pitbull taking out straus.
I can't believe Rampage is only -240 against Beltran. I realize he's a shell of his former self, but it's Joey Beltran. I can't envision how Beltran could possibly even win that fight. Close decision where he appeared more active maybe? I just can't see it.