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Smell Ya Later, Spike: Reflections on Bisping vs Miller

Subo Says coming at some point tomorrow.  It took a while, but I think I’m sufficiently sick of the shortsighted, arrogant, negative, cynical, high-and-mighty bullshit that dominates most MMA writing – sick enough to toss my contribution into the maw once again.  Nothing like a fresh dose of asshole stew to make you want to spit.  Thanks, Twitter.

It’s really sad – and kind of a statement about me, really – that the main ingredient to motivating me appears to be bile.  But I’ll address that tomorrow.  I totally don’t blame you if you don’t believe me.

  • I thought the Facebook prelim idea was a really, really good one, both in terms of exposure (just having UFC/MMA and Facebook associated with each other helps) and availability.  That said, I’m looking forward to these fights making their way onto TV (and various illicit websites) on a more frequent basis – hopefully, it’ll motivate Zuffa to do SOMETHING to fill seats a little earlier in the arena.  I’m pretty sure fans cageside could hear Joe and Mike doing PBP for the first couple of bouts.
  • My 135 and 145 USA Today/SBN ballot is going to look ridiculous in a matter of months – but that’s okay, because so will all the others.  Watching these divisions is akin to doing prospector work in the mountains – there’s material EVERYWHERE, but a lot of work/shaking/shifting left to occur in order to determine who’s where and what’s what.  It makes watching, predicting and gambling way more fun.
  • I’m not going to waste a lot of (read: any) time on the fights that I think sucked.  You know who you are.  Of course, it’s the prelims of a free TV card based around a reality show in its 14th season, so you get what you get.
  • Yves Edwards is right to have a gripe about the 30-27 scorecards for Tony “Benson Henderson’s Tattoo Artist” Ferguson.  Yves Edwards is crazy if he thinks he won two rounds of that fight.  The previous two statements are not incompatible.
  • I’m fascinated by John Dodson.  No, I don’t care about his laugh – take that shit elsewhere if you’re going to base your opinion of a young guy on his behavior after the biggest moment of his life.  He’s got power, speed, cockiness and super duper low hips.  TJ will inevitably get another fight, and this is the beauty of these divisions I was talking about earlier – I have NO IDEA how he’ll fare, but it’ll be fun to watch.
  • That first round was absolutely crazy.  It’s funny – you know most of the people mocking Rogan for his enthusiasm during Brandao/Bermudez were making similar noises at similar volumes during the exact same moments.  I know I was, and I’m glad fights still excite me that much when they’re back and forth, technical and fast paced.  Bermudez is a guy I think can get a whole lot better with the right camp.
  • Fuck an adrenaline dump: I blame Mayhem’s performance on ring rust.  Fuck Strikeforce for not giving him fights after Nashville.  Remember, kids: in the same brawl, Nick Diaz threw the first punch and was not disciplined by Strikeforce.  In addition, Diaz skipped a CSAC mandated drug test prior to his scheduled (and now mythical) bout against Jay Hieron without so much as a stripped belt to show for it.
  • Strikeforce was a piece of crap organization.  I’m going to be glad when it dies. Mayhem Miller, Jake Shields, Nick Diaz and Alistair Overeem are better off without it. And so is MMA.

(pic via the UFC’s TUF 14 finale gallery)

  • iamphoenix

    cool.

  • Letibleu

    Wow, I am so staying tuned to this thread. The most interesting thing ive read from Voldilocks so far.

    Don’t get me wrong, im not picking sides, I just want to be entertained.

    I await Subos reply with impatience.

  • agentsmith

    the main ingredient motivating you is attention whoring, along with the fact you truly believe your completely uninsightful and uninspiring take on mma news needs to be heard by the world.

    As opposed to the troll who feels the need to post a page-long response in the comments?  “Hey kettle, this is the pot, you black bitch!”

  • Symbul

    Come now, agentsmith, this is a post-racial comments section.

  • thingvolds

    i have no illusions about anything i post getting any kind of recognition other than some laughs or hate in the comments section of a messageboard. i also do not use my name in connection to any of the shit i post, i do not refer to ryan as my “boss”, and i do not refer to myself as a “writer” or even a “blogger”.

    while i agree that posting anything on the internet is asking for some attention / verification, i think what i do is hardly in the same league as what subo does, especially when what i do is more often than not tongue in cheek. imho.

  • thingvolds

    “I think I’m sufficiently sick of the shortsighted, arrogant, negative, cynical, high-and-mighty bullshit that dominates most MMA writing”

    that is far from the attitude that dominates “mma writing”. the prevailing attitude and tone of writing is the total opposite of that. more like you’ve just got a hard on for one of the dorks at bloody elbow for shitting on your heros at zuffa once in awhile, so you’ve invented this weird persecution complex that is a far stretch from reality, even for you.

    “sick enough to toss my contribution into the maw once again.”

    you’d toss your contribution “into the maw once again” no matter what the scenario was.

    “that the main ingredient to motivating me appears to be bile”

    the main ingredient motivating you is attention whoring, along with the fact you truly believe your completely uninsightful and uninspiring take on mma news needs to be heard by the world.

    “My 135 and 145 USA Today/SBN ballot is going to look ridiculous”

    the fact that someone at sbn or us today takes you seriously (feels bad for you) enough to allow you to contribute rankings is not impressive, it’s a joke and is a perfect example of what is wrong with mma journalism.

    ‘I’m not going to waste a lot of (read: any) time on the fights that I think sucked. You know who you are.”

    of course you’re not, because then you’d be forced to do your “job” rather than shill for zuffa and wash dana’s balls with an impotent pen and delivery of a 6th grader.

    “I blame Mayhem’s performance on ring rust.

    ring rust, really? i guess all the reports of mayhem partying in the weeks leading up to this fight (reports of him being drunk at a bar the previous weekend, reports of him doing bong rips on joe rogans show, etc) are to be dismissed. i guess the fact that his last ufc performance was an emasculating beating for which he had only to say “i got whoopins” is to be ignored. i guess the facts that he has never been able to wrestle, never been able to strike, has only has a decent ground game and ability to take shots has nothing to do with him just getting his ass handed to him by a guy who will never hold a meaningful belt.

    “Fuck Strikeforce for not giving him fights after Nashville”

    let’s wind it down with a familiar subo narrative, when all else fails, blame it on strikeforce. (please see – when all else fails, blame it on the guy before obama)

    “Remember, kids: in the same brawl, Nick Diaz threw the first punch”

    and to end it all, blame it on nick diaz. for good measure.

    bravo subo, another masterpiece. this one will get you dana’s attention for sure. you’ll be writing front page stories and ghost writing biographies in no time.

    just kidding you’re a fool

  • frickshun

    ^^Haha. I like Volds more & more w/each passing post.

    Subo–>the write-up was nothing like your usual devil’s advocate nonsense. So I must agree w/Volds…….

  • Reverend Clint

    I hate dodson because he is black

  • P W

    I kinda avoid reading Subo material and certainly comment on his posts because I don’t want to give him the satisfaction of seeing that people react to the shit he writes, but I just had to make an exception to say: Way to go thingvolds! Do remember that the people who’d agree with you left this site a long time ago.

  • Jarman

    I’m sidin’ with Leti on this one…..

    and kinda gotta add that I actually learned something about the situation from thingvolds comment. Had not heard yet about him partyin’, and had only assumed he was doin bong rips at rogans. more of a ‘wtf bloggers’ than a ‘kudos to thingvolds’, but either interpretation works for me.

  • Reverend Clint

    yeah but who knows if the partying is accurate or just another one of volds conspiracy theories. Mayhem seems pretty liberal and we know how volds feels about them.

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  • subo

    Responding to thingsvold involves a lot of triangulation – it’s tough to get around that tinfoil hat.

     

    /Osama isn’t dead

  • iamphoenix

    thingsvolds is fucking awesome.

  • Reverend Clint

    Osama killed Michael Jackson and Obama killed him in retribution.

  • frickshun

    MJ died on my b-day. That selfish prick.

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