So who did you have winning the fight: Dunham or Sherk? Also on a sidenote, I definitely agree that it takes two to tango. Cro Cop and Mir didn't bring it, and if you have time to chat during the fight -- you're not fighting hard enough.
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I give it to Dunham, but it was a really close fight. The judges saw blood and automatically assumed Sherk had won. They need to completely redo the judging criteria, all they care about is take downs and blood. Near submissions should be counted and striking needs to be worth a lot more (granted I’m biased because I’m trained mostly in Thai boxing)
“We see the things we want to see along with what we want others to see about us. In an age where we curate our lives digitally, choosing the things we present on Facebook, blogs, Twitter, countless other networks, can we ever know the truth about someone? Aren’t we all choosing the most flattering versions of ourselves to represent us? We untag unflattering photos, don’t share the more embarrassing or uglier details of our lives, and pick and choose what we present.”—
Dana White needs to chill out, yes we get it Mir had a boring fight but it takes two to tango and Cro cop just stood there the whole fight. At least Mir knocked him out in the end (which btw was the only knockout of the night). Im not really a Mir fan but I respect the guy hes been a top 10 heavyweight for along time.
“Translation: If you want to dress like a fighter and not get punched in the face, get a regular job and wear your TapouT hat and Affliction shirt out to the sports bar on fight night and pretend you’re a fighter like all the other douchebags.”—
I’m having an insomniatic night so I guess I’ll blog about whats on my mind……
Theres not many people in the this world that can consider themselves “close” to me. In part because I dont allow it but mostly because I’m a very intense individual (thats my way of saying I’m hard to deal with). I posted a quote a few days ago that really made me realize something about myself (the quote came from a cheesy video game fyi).
"He strives for each attack to be the most powerful strike he has ever made in his life. Some think he’s too self-possessed, which keeps women from getting close to him.” -DOA ultimate.
Now this quote really speaks to me. I feel like I can really relate. A major reason I dont have alot of close friends is because I’m way too self possesed. By self possesed I dont mean narcisim or bein “in love with myself” (although Pride and arrogance can be problems of mine at times) what I mean is the relentless pursuit of my own goals and perfection. My mind is almost always on how I can improve myself or evolve to better reach my goals. People who know me have called me intense and I can understand why they think this. My friend Salt would know best of all, everytime we have conversations about fighting I almost always bitch about how I feel like im getting too old too fast and I’m losing my chance at fighting. The truth is I have an obsession with time. Every second I’m not doing something to improve strength, speed, or mental quickness feels wasted to me. I have a vast array of goals that I must accomplish and I hate feeling like time is slipping between my fingers like sand. All this energy and time spent on myself makes dealing with other people hard. I’m such a loner by nature because theres so much shit going on inside my own head I need gratuitous amounts of solitary time to deal with myself. I often come off as cold and uncaring and thats a direct reslut of self possesion because to be honest 99% of people are irrelavant to my goals and unless my care for them superscedes these goals they get thrown on the back burner. So for those of you not on the backburner (you know who you are) thanks for dealing with me, I know it aint easy lol
“I know I can have the motivation and determination to stick with anything. It’s trial by fire. And I think it’s helpful for all guys to go through that in the beginning. Makes them enjoy the misery; it makes them part of the club.”—Testosterone nation
"That’s football. You’re told either that you’re hurt or that you’re injured. There is no middle ground. If you are hurt, you can play. If you are injured, you can’t, and the line is whether you can walk and if you can put on a helmet and pads.”"
And yet football is much more widely accepted in the mainstream than fighting, even though the brain trama is tenfold…trust me I have lapses in memory that span entire halves and quarters
We dont always see eye to eye. I know I tend to avoid using you whenever possilbe but its nothing personal. It’s not that I dont like you…..its just that my heart belongs to another….striking. I hope this doesnt keep us from being friends, especailly since we have our little dates 3 times a week at 8.
“RWilsonR on “Hot Potato: Sarah McDowd”: It’s odd, though… when I look at her, I wonder what her original nose looked like, but I have no interest in what her original breasts looked like.”—Cageptato.com……again (I’m the mood for enclosed spuds at the moment)
Young predators (not sexual predators, the furry kind)
So I’m sitting in Film lecture today and I’ll be honest my mind was wandering a bit. Todays subject happend to be young predatory animals. Okay now I know that sounds wierd since most people dont think of things like this (unless you have like an aggressive child animal fetish, actaully no that still sounds wierd). I just kept going back to the images in my head of two wolf cubs (yes I have an unhealthy affinity for wolves and no I dont get off on aggressive animal babies) playing with each other. Now when wolves play they basically bite scratch and beat the piss out of each other. theyre play mimics what they will have to do later in life to survive, beat the piss out of other wolves and kill stuff. Now heres my connection. Are humans any different? You know what I’m about to say..FUCK NO! Little boys beat each other up all the time just for the hell of it and fathers pretend to be angry with them when they really think to themselves, haha my kid beat your kids ass and made him eat grass and call him unlce Ceasel. But the play doesnt stop when we get older, it merely changes. I’m going to go far as to say that all sports are nothing more than an obscure way to prepare boys (girls to) for war. Football being the best example. The entire atmosphere of football practice is akin to bootcamp, and every team is essentially its own small army. The game is set up to let out aggression and demonize the opposition. Words like, Smash his ass into little pieces and hit him every damn play until he quits. Its all the same, at their cores football and war have the same idea: use your team to demolish and force the opposition to quit and submit to you. So all im saying is, give us humans fur and some sweet fangs and we aint to different than the animal kingdom (though we would look kinda like wookies if we had fur and fangs).