Posts tagged "Randy Couture"

10 Worst UFC Moments, Shouldn't Have Been Mentioned

10 Worst UFC Moments, Shouldn't Have Been Mentioned
Yesterday I picked the 10 greatest moments in UFC history.  The credit on doing these two write-ups belongs to Scott Hamill, Bleacher Report writer who compiled his 100 Greatest Moments in UFC History.  After finally getting through the list he put together, I found myself shaking my head at several points while reading.  I already gave you my top ten from his list and today I give you the opposite. I would have never placed these events on the top 100 moments in UFC history.  I hope to hear back on some of your favorite’s from Scott Harris’ list on the Bleacher Report.  I am sure you will find my opinion is more defined in this list I have compiled below.  I didn’t rank them in any particular order.  The number in front indicates where you can find them on Scott Hamill’s original Bleacher Report blog in the slideshow he compiled.  So here are my 10 picks of the most unworthy UFC moments that were chosen for UFC’s 100 Greatest Moments.  Just for fun, I would love to hear what you feel does not deserve to be listed either...

10 Greatest UFC Moments

10 Greatest UFC Moments
The Bleacher Report does some great stories and always offers my favorite fight coverage. They recently did a write up on the 100 Greatest Moments in UFC History. From a writer’s point-of-view – how unbelievably time consuming.  Scott Hamill (the writer) I need you to know it took me a couple days to get through your list with reflection.  But I respect how long it must have taken to put this list together and the collaborative effort to really think through all the monumental events in the history of MMA – which has been facilitated mostly by the UFC organization. Although I don’t agree with everything they have listed, I decided to feature two of my own lists.  The first list is below.  They are the 10 most worthy mentions on the Bleacher Report list of 100 Greatest Moments.  Tomorrow, I will give you the 10 worst picks on the list. The number in front of each moment is the slide it corresponds to with Hamill's write on the Bleacher Report (click on any of htese links to see it)...

James Toney vs Randy Couture Boxing MMA Merge?

Bout between James Toney and Randy Couture could bring boxing-vs.-MMA debate to head The 41-year-old Toney, a former boxing champion in three divisions, has signed on for his first mixed martial arts event Aug. 28 against former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Couture, 47. The rhetoric is already heating up. Story by Lance Pugmire Check... Read more »
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Ken Shamrock Hopefully Retiring

Ken Shamrock reminds me of a character actor.  For me, he has never had the skills to be the leading man.  I do not mind seeing his face pop up here or there, but please do not give him to many lines or top billing.   Shamrock at 46 years of age, has a record... Read more »

Greetings From Las Vegas, Center of MMA

One of my favorite perks of being a writer has always been visiting other trainers and martial arts schools all over the world. For over 10 years, I wrote for print, which is much harder than writing for the online audience. There is so much planning that goes into a print story.  Covering an event... Read more »

UFC 109 Fight Predictions

It is always fun to do fight predictions when you are not emotionally invested in the fight.  As I mentioned earlier this week, I am not super-excited about Saturday’s card, which actually helps me keep a more objective point of view on who I would bet on.  You would think that owning an MMA school,... Read more »
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Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman, This Saturday - Should I be Excited?

Although I am hosting a UFC party for this week’s 109th event headlining Randy Couture verse Mark Coleman, it does not get me that excited.  Beyond the fact that on paper it is a fight that should have happened years ago, Coleman verse anyone just doesn’t do it for me.  I know he beat Stephen... Read more »

UFC Party for YOU! Blog Readers Join Us for Fight Night

I will be hosting a UFC 109 Party on Saturday, February 6th at Lucky Strike – River East (322 E. Illinois, 312-245-8331) http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/ .  All readers and their guests are welcome to join us in a comfortable private room.  No cover will be charged to those on the guest list.  Additionally you can expect to drink... Read more »

2009 Five Top MMA Matchups

We have already addressed favorite fighters and best fights of 2009.  But many do not think about who is at the root of making these ‘Best of Fights’ happen and creating our “Favorite Fighters.’  It is guys like Joe SIlva and Sean Shelby – MMA matchmakers.  Another question posed on my December survey was, ‘What... Read more »
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UFC 105 Tomorrow- Saturday Nov. 14th on SPIKE

UFC 105 Fight Card, Saturday, November 14th in Manchester, England. UFC will be aired from Manchester, England.  Their last visit was UFC 70 and have out-sold both events.  UFC 105 will be aired in the United States on SPIKE and on ESPN-HD in England.  The fight will be viewed by over 50 countries and eventually... Read more »