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Mac Danzig: No Trainer Comes Close to Rico Chiapparelli
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Mac Danzig, on “Cheap Seats,” discussing trainer Rico Chiapparelli:Read more
“I will say without a doubt that he’s probably the only genius that I actually know. That doesn’t mean he’s like a brilliant mind that could take apart your engine and put it back together, but as far as fighting goes, as far as this specific thing goes, fighting, body mechanics, positioning, understanding combat and all forms of it, just really understanding MMA and wrestling and submissions, the guy is like no other. Nobody even comes close, and I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years.”
Podcasts: Mac Danzig, Bruce Buffer
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Jordan Breen and Greg Savage returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Tuesday for another edition of “Cheap Seats.” Joining them in the nosebleeds was "The Ultimate Fighter" season 6 winner Mac Danzig, who discussed his upcoming bout against Takanori Gomi.Read more
On “It’s Time!” Bruce Buffer hosted another edition of his sex and relationships show with former Penthouse Pet Sammy Phillips. Along with TJ De Santis, the pair broke down the fallout from UFC 151’s cancellation, Jon Jones decision to pull out of the event, and more provocative discussion that we can't chat about here in the blog.
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UFC 115’s Most Memorable Moments
Mirko "Cro Cop" File Photo: Sherdog.com
The vast majority of fans thought UFC 115 would be a garbage night of fights. Instead we got a night full of tension, drama and violence that made picking just five moments worthy of recognition near impossible.
Here comes my best shot.
Franklin Starches Liddell … with a Broken Arm
Chuck Liddell was starting to come alive, and Rich Franklin was not enjoying the punches crashing into his notoriously fragile chin.
Further complicating matters for Franklin was his left arm, which he later revealed to be broken and was severely altering his offensive output. As he has so many times in his career, Liddell smelled blood and wasn’t about to let Franklin make it to the second round.
Liddell’s trademark blitzkrieg ended with Franklin landing a crunching, compact right on his chin and putting “The Iceman” down and out in gut-wrenching fashion. It was a moment that perfectly synthesized the athletic brilliance of mixed martial artists and the brutal consequences that come with their job description.
Cro Cop Brings Back the Cemetery
Patrick Barry dropped Mirko Filipovic twice in the first round and was on the verge of turning his lead leg into mush. Even the most fervent “Cro Cop” fan had to know that this might be his last stand.
Then something happened that I never thought I would get to see again: Filipovic threw his left high kick of doom, and it changed the fight without even landing. Shades of the Filipovic of old followed, as he started using his underrated boxing skills all the while whipping that left leg with the reckless abandon his fans have been begging for.
“Right leg, hospital. Left leg, cemetery.” It’s the greatest tagline in MMA history for a reason, folks. Read more
5 Matches to Make After UFC 115
Dan Hardy File Photo: Stephen Albanese/Tailstar.com
If the Gods deem my pleas worthy, these are the fights that will be next on the horizon for some of the notable notables from UFC 115.
Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin
A title eliminator match between Lyoto Machida and Quinton Jackson could be inevitable at this point, which means Franklin’s road to a title shot will be long, winding and full of scary men wishing to cause him grievous bodily harm.
After his gutsy knockout of Chuck Liddell, Franklin deserves a quality matchup. No man fits the bill better than Griffin. While it’s far from a guaranteed win for the reformed math teacher, it would be a fun scrap and the sort of fight Franklin needs to win if he’s to be considered a serious contender.
Martin Kampmann vs. Dan Hardy
Until Josh Koscheck and incumbent champion Georges St. Pierre go through the motions on the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the UFC welterweight crown is on hold. This means Kampmann will likely need at least two wins to solidify himself as the division’s No. 1 contender.
Logic and a love of violence say match him up with Hardy and let the winner fight whoever walks away from the Thiago Alves/Jon Fitch rematch in one piece. Not only does this set up a sellable matchmaking narrative, it also gives us a fascinating style clash between Kampmann and Hardy.
After losing to Paul Daley via TKO at UFC 103, Kampmann needs to prove he can hang with the division’s elite strikers and Hardy will give us an answer to that question one way or another. Read more