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You know what, I’m kinda glad that this fight included THE DUMBEST REFEREE IN THE FUCKING UNIVERSE because it turned what was otherwise a boring ass fight into a blood pumping pressure spiking event for me. Here’s the fucking deal: by the middle of the second round the ref was yelling at the fighters for action like a drunken know-nothing moron.

He called for more action while Gray and Clementi were actively passing guard, working on submissions, and punching eachother. By the end of the fight, it wouldn’t be 2 seconds after Gray Maynard took down Rich Clementi that the ref was telling the two to work. He literally called for action once in the middle of a Maynard takedown. It was insane.

The one saving grace for this idiot was that he didn’t actually step in and stand up the fight. Yes, the fight was boring … but no, it wasn’t because they were on the ground. These two were just as tame on their feet, which is where they stayed for the majority of the first round. In the second Gray’s wrestling took over and he Sherk’d the shit out of Clementi, taking him down and keeping pressure on him for the entire fight. It wasn’t very interesting to watch, but it worked. If it’s any consolation, he looked mortified at having given up such a boring performance.

We called the Werdum / Santos fight as upset of the night, and it ended the way I figured it would … Werdum was too slow and fat, and he ate the world’s most horrific uppercut in the first two minutes of the fight. There’s not a lot that I can say about this past the fact that Junior Dos Santos looked very sharp. If he’s even half as decent on the ground as he is on the feet, then he’s gonna be very dangerous indeed. Oh, and we still have to wait and see how his chin and his heart check out.

Regardless, one thing is for sure: Junior Dos Santos is another major prospect coming out of Black House or Minotauro Training Center or whatever the fuck they’re called now. They have quite a nice collection of fighters: Big Nog, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Paulo Filho, Rafael Feijao, and now you can add Junior Dos Santos to the list.

Well, we knew it was going to a decision but we’re still surprised by the way this fight went down. I was expecting this to be a wrestling match, and it kinda was for half of the first round. But then something happened half way through the first round: Sean Sherk started working his boxing again. But the same boxing that got him fucked up by BJ Penn was more than enough to bully Tyson Griffin around.

Everyone was torn in the chat … some were appreciating this new stand and box Sherk, while others seemed to be of the opinion that lying down or on the feet, Sherk is boring as fuck. Me, I was pretty impressed. Sherk’s combinations were solid and when he started letting go of takedowns to box Griffin up close I decided “Maybe Sean doesn’t suck as much as I thought he did.”

On Tyson’s side, he barely used any offensive wrestling and the few times he did, Sherk nearly kneed his head off. Griffin snuck in and landed some big shots, but after seeing Sherk take how maany knees against Hermes Franca, I was pretty sure he wouldn’t be able to finish Sherk. His head kicks looked dangerous … and a few inches too high.

Anyways, props to this fight … I thought it was gonna be a shit way to start the night but it was pretty good!

See ya in there guys!

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