Monthly Archives: January 2010

My take on Topps UFC trading cards

Like many others I collected baseball cards when I was young. Even collected a few football and basketball card to when I was young. I remember getting my allowance, going to the store and buying all the packs I could then running home to see what I got. I collected card up until the packs got more expensive with less cards included in each pack.

One of the original card brands Topps and the UFC have teamed up to produce UFC trading cards. In the beginning of 2009 Topps introduced round 1 to a very huge success. They follow that up in late 2009 with round 2 which is what I’ll be reviewing for you. I will use a 1 to 5 scale system here with 5 being the great, 1 being bad and 3 being average.

Rioting in the streets – An Interview with Tim Credeur

Tim Credeur became a household name to MMA fans during season 7 of the Ultimate Fighter where he was one fight away from the finals on to separate occasions. With four UFC fights under his belt, Credeur quickly became a fan favorite for his willingness to brawl. That was evident during Credeur’s last fight where he ended up standing toe to toe with Nate Quarry instead of taking the fight to the ground and use he’s BJJ Black Belt. Credeur was cool enough to talk with me after a full day of training at Gladiators Academy. We talked about his recent injury, Adderall, the McBlack Belt & even the Superbowl.

Strikeforce: Miami Predictions

The first Strikeforce event of the year will be this Saturday January 30th in Miami, Florida. The event will feature two title fights plus three Strikeforce debuts all on the main card. Nick Diaz we finally get back into the cage after a long absence and will get back down to fight in the Welterweight division against Strikeforce newcomer Marius Zaromskis for the vacant Welterweight title. Also on the card the Cybog Santos making her first defence of her 145lbs. title against Marloes Coenen. The night will start out with two fights featuring highly anticipated debuts of Bobby Lashley and Herschel Walker.

I will only be predicting the main card plus one undercard fight for this event for various reasons. Three events into the 2010 year I’m 19-11-1 on my predictions, not bad but it could be better. With this event and next weeks UFC 109 I will look to get on a run and  past double digits over .500. Here are my Strikefore: Miami Picks:

Main event:
170 lbs.:  Marius Zaromskisover Nick Diaz by 2nd rd. TKO

Main card (Televised):
145 lbs.: Cristiane Santos over Marloes Coenen by 1st rd. TKO
265 lbs.: Bobby Lashley over Wes Sims by 1st rd TKO
185 lbs.: Melvin Manhoef over Robbie Lawler by 1st rd. TKO
205 lbs.: Herschel Walker over Greg Nagy by Unanimous Decision

Under card:
170 lbs.: Jay Hieron over Joe Riggs by 3rd rd TKO

Huge Registration Giveaway [Updated]

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Griffin vs. Nogueira at UFC 113

Following wins by light heavyweight’s Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 106 a match between the two seem so logical. Griffin always likes the high risk/high reward type fights like when he fought Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Anderson Silva. Nogueira will want the quickest path to the top and Griffin’s name value and past champion status is a great opportunity along that path. Sometimes the logical thing does happen in MMA as these two are set to fight May 8th at UFC 113 according to MMAJunkie & MMAweekly.

Tired of fighters excuses

These days more and more fighters take the easy way out when they lose and blame it on something other then themselves. Whether its an injury they had before the fight, over training or a bad call by the ref, its always something. Too few fighters actually man up and say they made a mistake or just got caught these days that’s its getting ridiculous. If it’s not Tito Ortiz claiming he had a “broken skull” or BJ Penn crying “grease-gate” its Josh Koscheck claiming the ref stopped it early even though his eyes rolled into the back of his head. It goes on and on with excuse after excuse and I’m getting rather tired of them to be honest.