[quote]Sonny S wrote:
I can’t stand Gurgel, ever since TUF. Good riddance to him though his last fight was pretty good action-wise.
Sokoudjou joins Houston Alexander, James Thompson, Kimbo, Kimo et al in the “Look like Tarzan fight like Jane” category.
What always puzzled me was how Sokoudjou is supposed to be a judo ace, yet I never saw him hit a hard throw or slam.[/quote]
Soko was never considered a judo ace. He did jacket wrestling and passed it off as judo, but he doesn’t know judo. He won the US Open, and that isn’t a very big accomplishment considering how weak the US is in judo. I personally know 4 judoists who placed in last years US Open (all Japanese exchange students).
2 won gold, and another, Taka Ohkawa (was judo player in Human Weapon) was robbed by the refs and ended up with silver. Fun little tidbit… Soko and Karo met in a judo match and Karo was the victor. He was probably giving up around 40 pounds in the match (it was open weight tournament).