So I watched Like Water earlier today... I thought it was pretty good, but that's probably partially because MarkParis said it wasn't very good lol. I wasn't expecting much. I was more-so interested in seeing the film of how he trains and hearing some of his philosophy, so I think it filled that interest. I'd agree that it wasn't as good as a lot of the more recent UFC Primetimes though... Those have gotten really good though, imo.
I go to a Judo place with a co-worker when I travel to Boston. Usually on Newaza night. I'm just a blue belt in BJJ and I can take their lunch money. Even the black belts. They either bridge twice and give up or get their back taken immediately. It's not really fair since they aren't used to extended periods of time on the ground but still...
Yeah that usually the outcome since they are used to judo rules.
My old Judo dojo was decent on the ground and they even hosted BJJ seminars every month.
There is a place that offers jiujitsu, kickboxing and judo at the same gym with MMA classes 3 times per week. It`s about 5 blocks from my place so I signed up after checking them out today. Its a bit different than my previous MMA training, but they had the basics down pat.
Still going to train at ATT Indy when I can.
On another note I added some wrestling mats and heavy bags to my garage. My friends who wrestle are coming out twice a week to share their wrestling knowledge with me. I figure what the heck.
Jeff Monson just submitted Konkin via choke from north-south. Hoping to see Fedor and Rizzo go at it.
I didn't see it but it was probably the 'Monson' choke. It's like half north-south choke half neck crank. I worked on NS chokes for like a year and I finally feel like I can finish it consistently now. It's hard to get it just right but it's a relatively safe position so I go for it all the time now.
Here's me doing it wrong in a sub-only last year. My head should be on his chest and my shoulders are way too high.
I was at this seminar and I pretty much do it this way now.
Now Anderson is starting to return fire at Chael for all of the **** he talks... Silva via media conference call: "I'm gonna break his face & knock all his teeth out & beat him like his parents should have"
Anderson Silva on Monday responded unlike ever before to rival middleweight Chael Sonnen, when he promised to "break his face and break every one of his teeth" in their upcoming rematch at UFC 148 on July 7.
The comments were made through a translator during a media conference call.
Silva I'm going to make sure every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken. He's not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that.
” -- Anderson Silva
"What I'm going to do inside the Octagon is something that's going to change the image of the sport," Silva said. "I'm going to make sure every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken.
"He's not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that."
Silva (31-4) is widely considered the top mixed martial artist in the world. He has successfully defended the 185-pound title a UFC-record nine times since 2006, including a fifth-round submission win over Sonnen when the two met in August 2010.
Prior to and after that bout, Sonnen (27-11) launched a verbal attack on the Brazilian champion, heavily targeting his native country in the process.
Following a win at UFC 136 over another opponent, Sonnen issued a pro-wrestling type challenge to Silva, vowing to retire from the UFC if he lost the rematch. He's also commented on Silva's wife and training partners, among other things.
Topics: UFC 148
UFC 148 ESPN Topics brings you full coverage of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2, which will be held July 7 in Las Vegas. Get ready for the Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen rematch with news, video, podcasts and more. Topics page »
Silva has more or less declined comment up to this point and even admitted in the past he thought Sonnen's charade was "funny." His animated response Monday came as a surprise to many.
"I've promoted every Anderson Silva fight since he's been in the UFC and I've never heard him talk even remotely close to this," UFC president Dana White said.
Sonnen, who was also on the call, mostly shrugged off his opponent's comments but he did speak on the magnitude of the fight.
"There is no fight in combat history that's got as much weight and as much emotion, not just from the fans and media but from the athletes participating, as this one," Sonnen said. "So, the stakes are completely different."
The rematch was originally planned to take place at a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, but was moved to Las Vegas when the UFC had trouble booking a venue. According to White, the promotion anticipates UFC 148 to produce more than 1 million pay-per-view buys.