I thought this post was going to be about Rampage.
I’ve been wanting to talk about this one…
I love youtube, but unfortunately it allows a whole bunch of idiots to say retarded things about good fighters. The kind of people who say, “X fighter beat Y fighter, and M fighter beat Y fighter, so M fighter can kick X fighter’s ass…” or “Z Heavyweight could destroy N MIddleweight” are just ridiculous, but if you’re really bored reading through there can give a few kicks.
ANyway, I’m tired of hearing about how “anyone from Pride could beat the best of the UFC, UFC sucks, blah blah blah”. They’re idiots, most everyone knows that, so I won’t go off on a rant about how little sense that makes, but I will talk about Liddell and Jackson.
I just watched that fight again, and I think it was a damn good fight, and it wasn’t a one-sided asskicking of the UFC’s Light-Heavyweight best.
Liddell was throwing alot of jabs, and doing a good job of setting the pace. He just wasn’t landing bombs.
Jackson on the other hand was keeping his guard up, absorbing or deflecting all those jabs, and when throwing punches was landing them, and several times you could see Liddell visibly shaken. I’m definitely not saying they were lucky punches, but a couple bell-ringers will slow ANYONE down. Liddell can throw a harder bell-riner than many, but sometimes you land em’, sometimes you don’t. He didn’t and Rampage did.
After what had already been a good fight, Jackson got the slam, and not many people could survive after that.
I haven’t seen Rampage fight lately, but I’d say their re-match could go either way…just like the last on could have.
p.s. I will give my left testicle to see Arlovski vs. Cro Cop.
I never made the argument Pride fighters are better than UFC fighters (though on the whole, they used to be). I just said I thought this post was going to be about Rampage. He already beat Chuck once, so not sure why he can’t do it again. Could Chuck just as easily beat Rampage? Sure. All I was saying was I thought if someone was going to make a post about ending Chuck’s reign, it would be about Rampage.
Oh I didn’t think you were it was just kind of a rant. Nothing against your post at all, especially since you didn’t say anything controversial.
Right now I would hesitate to state who would win the AA vs. Cro Cop fight, but I can only imagine how entertaining that would be. Arlovski has got a beautifully technical AND powerful standup, and Cro Cop…well, when I see someone stand up with him I’m just amazed, he’s awesome. As excited as I am to see Liddell and Jackson re-match, I’m more pumped to see Cro Cop.
p.s. If you ever talk to the “PRIDE KICKS EVERYTHING ELSE’S ASS!” people, remind them how many guys from the UFC have gone over there and how many Pride guys have gone to UFC.