View Full Version : Fight changing mistakes... do you hold a grudge?

05-27-2011, 03:00 PM
When you see a one of your favorite MMA fighters make a mistake costing him a fight, do you hold a grudge against that fighter?

05-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Even though I think UFC Rampage matches better against ANY Wandy or Shogun, back in the day in PRIDE against Wandy he was winning early in BOTH fights because he would swing a few hard shots then immediately try to take him down. Then he would stay in the pocket and start trading and thats when he got KO'd. He wasn't technical enough back then. Shogun fight he got his rib broken early so I can't say Rampage did anything wrong.

Don't hold a grudge though against either men. ***** happens. Kinda like Kevin Randleman vs Fedor. I saw so livid when I saw Fedor get slammed on his neck, then Fedor almost immediately flips him over and taps him. I almost ***** myself haha. You can't defend against that, it's just ****in Fedor haha

Virgil Caine
05-28-2011, 02:44 AM
Dan Henderson decisively taking the first round against Rampage, and then fading. I'm not sure whether it was tactical mistakes he made, as much as Rampage's physical strength and demeanor causing him to wilt under the pressure.

Cro Cop going at half-throttle for 2 rounds against Mir, only to get himself caught and knocked out when he finally turned up the heat in round 3.

Fedor falling for Werdum's tricks.

Sakuraba fading down the stretch against Igor Vovchanchyn. This was following his 90 minute war with Royce Gracie, and the fact that he even came out to face Igor was amazing in and of itself. That he was clearly winning the fight for the first 10 minutes or so of the 15 minutes was incredible. He then understandably faded, and the 15 minute round was declared a draw, which would've meant a second 15 minute round. Sakuraba's side did the prudent thing and forfeited the fight. Sakuraba probably would've had to pull out of the tournament had he gotten the nod, rather than face Coleman in the finals, anyway, but all the same.

Couture getting caught by Brock Lesnar, and thereby giving birth to the biggest hypejob in the combat sporting scene since James J Jeffries.

GSP getting cold caulked by Matt "The Terra" Serra.

Nah, I'm just joking about the last one.

F l i c k e r
05-28-2011, 03:08 AM
Nah, I don't hold a grudge. I can't when my #1 favorite fighter is ****ing Gomi. The guy who gets caught in just about every damn submission possible and will lose because of it. :nonono:

06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Nah, I don't hold a grudge. I can't when my #1 favorite fighter is ****ing Gomi. The guy who gets caught in just about every damn submission possible and will lose because of it. :nonono:

Nice perspective!

06-06-2011, 05:45 PM
Their both 2 of my favorites to watch but this fight Melvin Manhoef vs Robbie Lawler WAS INSANE! I always wanted Melvin to do big things because he could of been the MMA Mike Tyson, the man has vicious power, was teeing off on Robbie's leg and body, Robbie was almost done as you could tell after when he was limping BADLY.

Then Melvin drops his hands after a brutal leg kick and BANG BANG! Somebody read that *****h a bed time story haha Wow'd by Robbie, very disappointed by Melvin.

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