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Observations From My Couch: UFC Fight for the Troops 3 – “Ultimate ‘Merica!”
  • Watching Yves Edwards get knocked out makes me have a sad. Isn’t there some sort of Matt Hughes/Chuck Liddell-esque retirement plan Zuffa can offer him? I’d rather see Edwards behind a desk than in a cage at this point.
  • As awful as Chris Camozzi’s face looked after his bout with Lorenz Larkin, it was nothing to how horrific his tattoos were. Is he the recipient of a gypsy curse or something? That ink goes beyond mere “poor choices”.
  • You could tell how good of a striker Germaine de Randamie was on the feet by how screwed she was on the ground. Which is to say, yeah, she’s probably one of the best strikers in women’s MMA.

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UFC Fight for the Troops Chat – Because Why Not?

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Tarec Saffiedine – Yeah, That’s What’s Up

Gosh, it seems like it was just yesterday that Strikeforce was closing up shop, and putting forth one last hurrah in the form of a January, 2013 card – a card that had just as many questions left unanswered at the end of it (“Who’s going to the UFC? Who’s going to get crushed when they get there?”) as there were going into it. But one question that was answered for sure was who was going to be the last Strikeforce welterweight champ. That man would be Tarec Saffiedine, a Team Quest-trained striker from Belgium who kicked the crap out of Nate Marquardt to earn a belt that suddenly had zero value. Anyway, after almost a year layoff, Saffiedine will be stepping into the Octagon for the first time at UFC Fight Night 34 in January, and his opponent will be Jake Ellenberger. So here’s a video of Saffiedine talking about things like Belgian waffles and fries covered in Thousand Island dressing.
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Observations From My Couch: Bellator 106 – “The Best PPV Never”
  • Bellator prelim bouts are like Clif Bars – sometimes they can make for a tasty snack, but damn are they the farthest thing from real food.
  • You know what’s awesome? When a fighter’s ground and pound consists of a double-axe handle, and it actually gets a stoppage.
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The double-axe handle! Yes! Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea – USA Today Sports Images

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler II Was Da Bomb-Diggity

In case you missed it (and since it’s not the UFC, many of you probably did), Bellator had their biggest show ever last night. And though on paper the match-ups were stellar and promised action, when the big names hit the cage, it turned into a UFC 33-esque suckfest of decisions and depression. But then Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler stepped up to do their thing, and as rematches go, this one was da bomb-diggity. Imagine the epic-ness of their first meeting, add a ton more face trauma and brutality, and provide us with an outcome that guarantees another visit to the Violence Buffet. That’s what Bellator 106‘s main event provided for us. Yeah, it was awesome.

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