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Thoughts on UFC 141: Lesnar no likey kicks either

It all makes sense now. Nam Phan vs Jimy Hettes was booked to open tonight’s PPV broadcast as Hettes’ coming out party. Joe Silva was like “Hey, here’s a badass mofo at 145, let’s have him smash someone to start the night off right!” And boy did he ever. Using amazing judo trips, takedowns and throws, Hettes dominated the entire fight. The only criticism I have is that Jimy wasn’t able to finish things in the first three minutes when he had Phan in trouble. And his teeth. His terrible, terrible teeth.

Poor Vladimir Matyushenko. Being the gatekeeper at 205 means he’s had to take beatings from Jon Jones and now Alexander Gustafsson. We didn’t really get to see Gusto get tested very much, but at least we now have confirmation that his KO power transitions up the food chain and we’ve got another man in the mix at 205. But please. Pale lanky Swedes weren’t meant to wear skimpy tights.

We’ll have to wait at least a few more months to see if Jon Fitch’s style has been figured out because Johny Hendricks didn’t need to follow BJ Penn’s blueprint to beat him. He just threw that left hand out and dropped Fitch like a sack of potatoes, finishing him in 12 seconds. The fight may have been stopped early, but all we missed was Jon getting punched in the face several more times. Which would have been okay by me, but wouldn’t have made any difference in how the fight turned out.

I’ve said it many many times: Nate Diaz is not his brother Nick. But now I might have to take that back because he put on a Nick Diaz performance tonight, boxing Donald Cerrone up and simply outclassing him on the feet. Why Donald didn’t try to switch things up and engage after knocking Diaz on his ass we’ll never know. Halfway through the first round it seemed like he knew he was in serious shit and had no idea how to get out of it. FOTN and amazingly enough some classy stuff from Nate after the fight. Now can he win enough in a row to get himself a title shot?

Alistair Overeem literally kicked the shit out of Brock Lesnar tonight, taking the fight to him and finishing him off with a body kick straight to the poopgut. Brock revealed afterwards that he was planning his retirement out even if he’d won the fight, which makes me think his miraculous recovery from diverticulitis wasn’t as thorough and complete as he’d made it out to be in the leadup to this match. With Lesnar walking away from the sport, I have to wonder if the UFC killed their golden goose by putting him back in against an opponent like Overeem. Ah well, I’ve got a feeling we might see him back in a year or two when he actually recovers properly.

(Pic via Esther Lin’s UFC 141 gallery, which is growing larger as we speak!)

  • Reverend Clint

    lesnars gonna get on top of his wife and shit

  • kwagnuth

    Even at 100% I doubt he will ever hang with the top guys in the UFC. I never bought into the Brock is a beast bullshit after he dominated Mir. Having said that he was one entertaining asshole to watch even if I just wanted to see him get his ass kicked. I might miss him now that he is retired who the fuck am I gonna hate on now. Fuckin Tito is retiring soon too.

    Vince Mc Mahon got a boner when Brock said he was retiring.

  • kvelertak

    good write up.

  • Royal

    The Sports Entertainment fans just wanking at the idea of Brock showing up at Wrestlemania is just sickening.

  • Letibleu

    During the post fight presser dana made a very clear point of making sure everyone understood that brock retired under contract. no wwe shit for him.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    There’s a big difference between an early stoppage and a QUICK stoppage.

    Suggesting that the Fitch fight was stopped even a second early is ludicrous. Fitch went stiff as a board, then even stiffer, grappled with little Steve for a while, then asked what the fuck just happened. To say that it may have been an early stoppage (even with a predetermined outcome) is Corky from Life Goes On levels of retard. That bitch was OUT.

          

  • Reverend Clint

    ^hahahaha yeah that was clearly not a early stoppage

  • Royal

    Tell that to the Sports Entertainment fans.

  • kellenavalanche

    “Alistair Overeem literally kicked the shit out of Brock Lesnar tonight”
    So where was it? Where is the shit? Did it fall out from his shorts?

  • Symbul

    Brock Lesnar: Could have been great.

    He managed to round out a decent game for the short time window and he moves really well for a guy his size but he didn’t have/take the time to round out the way a guy like Cain Velasquez did. I completely understand him calling it quits now. No need to be a dbag about it.

    Those fucking Diaz brothers always nailing me for underestimating their boxing. I thought Nick would get slayed against Penn (and he kinda did for that one round) and the same for Nate against Cerrone but lo and behold, they’ve got more game than that.

  • Letibleu

    He managed to round out a decent game for the short time window and he moves really well for a guy his size but he didn’t have/take the time to round out the way a guy like Cain Velasquez did

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  • noiseless

    gina gina gina gina SHOW US YER CUNT

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  • matthewpolly

    Brock’s fall reminds me of Tyson and Buster Douglas. Once the bully realizes you aren’t afraid of him, he crumbles. Although I must say Lesnar’s camp must regret making such a big deal of his gut issues. Overeem wasn’t even look to connect to the head. It was all body shots for him. Talk about hitting a guy where it hurts.

  • CAP

    Lesnar was in over his head and it was getting obvious.

    MMAdam: Corky loves Becka.

    Dance Gina dance! Damn she was looking good.

    Leti –>sick pchop!!

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