Spoiler alert: if you missed UFC 75 on Spike last night, taped it, and haven’t watched it yet, don’t read the rest of this article.
Not that you couldn’t have checked it the results before the fight, like I did. So sue me, I hate surprises!
Here’s my take on the main fights of the evening: For the most part, I was impressed with the fights. How about the title bout? Not being a Pride follower, I was completely unfamiliar with Dan Henderson, and had only seen Quinton Jackson in one short fight in the UFC. I was extremely impressed with both fighters, and was delighted to watch five rounds of skill, strength and determination. Even though I don’t care much for Jackson’s antics (sorry Rampage, but your persona is a a little too “pro-wrestling” for my taste!) I was impressed with his victory. And I’m looking forward to seeing more of Dan Henderson in the UFC.
Also enjoyable was the Kongo vs. Cro Cop fight. How about Cheik? He has improved so much lately! I think he will be a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division, once he really irons out his ground game. As for Cro Cop, again, I only know what I’ve seen in the UFC, and I haven’t been impressed. “One-trick pony” comes to mind. I guess he was a big deal in Pride, but this isn’t Pride. I guess time will tell if he is able to adjust his game plan and become a big deal in the UFC.
Now for the major disappointment of the evening: Bisping vs. Hamill. Michael Bisping, I used to be a fan of yours. USED TO BE. Until your little display of attitude last night. Puh-leeze, your performance was lack-luster at best, you won by SPLIT DECISION, and I seriously think the judges were watching a different fight than I was, because by my scoring, you shouldn’t have won. And then to crow about it so arrogantly? When you can prove you are hot shit, you deserve to act like hot shit. Until then, you really need to acquire a little humility. Trust me, Michael, a little respect never hurt anyone. Need a lesson? Listen to what Rampage had to say after his fight.
The other two fights we got to see, were over so quickly it’s hard to say much about them. Davis won over Taylor, and I swear someone, someplace was looking out for him. He was in trouble early, and it looked like the Ref would stop the fight, but he managed to turn it around and won by submission near the end of the first round. And Alexander vs. Sakara, it took Alexander just one minute and one second to knock out Sakara. I blinked and nearly missed the whole thing!
There were more fights of the night, but we didn’t get to see those, because it was much more important for Spike to show us endless commercials for the upcoming movies “Good Luck Chuck” and “The Heartbreak Kid”. At least now I know all about the plots of both and needn’t waste my time seeing either… Gotta say, I prefer the pay-per-view fights. In case anyone from Spike cares…
Hope everyone enjoyed the fights!
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