Thursday, January 05, 2012
As a lot of you people may know, myself and two friends of the site, Andre Harrison and Fraser Knox, compete in a fantasy MMA game that we designed ourselves, which is known as the MMA Super Draft. And so far, it's definitely been Super, trust me.
As the followers of the Draft may know, my 9th pick was none other than the recently retired Brock Lesnar.
As true followers of the rules may know, I'm now entitled to a replacement for the remaining five months of Season 1, and ultimately any following seasons that should take place, much like Andre was when Matt Hamill retired. Hopefully, my replacement pick is better than Andre's...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Lightweight division is probably the most stacked in MMA right now, as anyone outside the top ten has the ability to completely cream anyone inside the top ten, as Joe Lauzon showed recent exile Melvin Guillard at UFC 136.
The fact this division is so stacked makes for fantastic fights all around the world. Bellator are looking in to putting on an Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki rematch in 2012, Frankie Edgar's queue in the UFC is getting longer and longer with the emergence of such fighters as Lauzon and Donald Cerrone, and Gilbert Melendez has one more Strikeforce fight before he eventually heads over to the Octagon. Come on, we all know it's happening.
Let's see where the last couple of months have left the division.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I've had a bit MORE time off when it comes to updating these rankings, so obviously Welterweight is next on my agenda. GSP never fought Carlos Condit, but Nick Diaz fought BJ Penn. And holy hell, was that a damn good fight.
Check out how much of an impact UFC 137 had on the Welterweight division... at least in my opinion.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time to update the Middleweights. Sure, there's not much to update. Anderson Silva still rules the division, Chael Sonnen still thinks Silva sucks and wants to take that "piece of tin" from around his waist and turn it in to "12 pounds of gold" and all that stuff.
But, of course, enough has happened that makes an update required. I don't like writing updates much more than you like reading them and not forwarding them on to all of your MMA friends.
Come on, reverse psychology.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Of course, it's at the point where almost every weight class needs to be updated in order to reflect the current MMA world, so Light Heavyweight is obviously no different.
It's nice to keep things as recent as possible so that your posts don't make you look like a complete idiot when people call you out for ranking a guy on a nine-fight losing streak. Y'know, like the one Leonard Garcia should be on...
Garcia has nothing to do with this post though, luckily.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
And here we are, we're at the point where every weight class has had it's template done, and all I have to do now is update small parts of the general post.
It's a good time to be me. It's a lot less work to do, and thus the motivation is there because I'm not spending hours on end bored out of my face writing.
Updated Heavyweight rankings? Sure, why the hell not?
Finally, the best Middleweight in the world graced the Octagon with his presence. Fourteen months, we've waited for Chael Sonnen to get back in there, and get back in there he did, absolutely dominating Brian Stann from 0:01 of the first round, to 3:51 of the second when Stann tapped to a flawlessly applied arm-triangle choke.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
SURPRISE. Yeah, bet you all didn't see this coming.
So, I'm back after eight or nine hours, just before The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 debuts on FX over here in the glorious (read: crappy) United Kingdom.
The final part of my Rankings Project which is almost two horrible weeks over schedule is here, it's now, and it means I can get to work updating the three weight classes that have changed the most whilst I've been procrastinating on these lower weight classes.
So, let me list some of my compadrés who weigh in at 135 pounds. Well, or 136. Who's to judge them for that one pound allowance?
Okay, I didn't EXACTLY stay true to my word of one post per day for a week, and I do apologize. Kind of.
But, I will try to get back in the swing of things so that I can keep a promise I never expected to stay true to past Day One.
In theory, taking the extra time off has probably helped me somewhat. I was struggling with the cut. Maybe I need to get in contact with Mike Dolce...
Regardless, let's get this hypothetical list of highly-skilled Featherweights started and finished.
Friday, July 22, 2011
After injury forced Strikeforce veteran and high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard André Galvão (5-2) out of a featured Welterweight scrap with Wand Fight Team prospect Jorge Lopez (10-1) on July 15th, which was scheduled for Tachi Palace Fights 10 on August 5th, officials were left publicly asking for a fighter to step in.
Well now, someone has been found and confirmed as Galvão's replacement.