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Posted by Mark Figula on January 2, 2011 at 1:57 AM

By "The Mouth," Rogue MMA Commentator

If the Mayans are to be believed, this is the second to last New Year's card we shall ever get.  Or perhaps it's just the people who want to sell books and movies about the Mayans...  As usual, I begin by digressing, though...

The card tonight was good.  The women in the audience attractive.  The outfit on Kenny Florian astoundingly "Revenge of the Nerds."  The setup for the year to come?  Here's what we learned:
  1. Frankie Edgar proved he is a champion.  Whine and moan about a draw decision all you want folks, but it was a damn close fight... A war even, and Edgar picked himself up and showed he's got championitude.  He gained fans tonight.  The question is if a rematch with Maynard is next or Pettis gets a shot first?
  2. Chris Leben will probably still be in the UFC after getting beat up like the Raggedy Anne doll he modeled his hair after.  He brings exciting fights and even getting KOed by Stann in round one was fun to watch.  Will Stann get a title shot next?  Will the middleweight division ever be exciting again at the title shot level?
  3. Speaking of title shots... Will Dong Hyun Kim get one after handling Nate Diaz for three rounds?  Yes, Diaz finally put up a decent fight at the end of round three, but it was too little, too late in a fight where the Korean decided where it would take place the entire way.  Nate's guard has to be the most active in the UFC, but it wasn't nearly enough.  Kim looked good.  GSP needs someone with good control-where-the-fight-takes-place skills to fight.  Plus, the guy's first name is DONG!  What a giant dick!
  4. Brendan Vera will probably get his walking papers after Thiago Silva bitch slapped him for 15 minutes.  Only his horribly busted nose (as bad as Franklin, post Silva) might delay the news, as Dana White decides to not pile insult on top of injury so soon.  Is "Silva" Portuguese for "nose breaker?"
  5. Clay Guida apparently thinks that good head movement is a perpetual motion, gyroscopic, four dimensional bob and weave dance.  The good news is, it freaking worked!  Takanori Gomi looked dazed and confused and eventually succumbed to a "Baby Jo style" guillotine.  Let's get Clay in that title shot mix!
It was a good start to '11.  The UFC pulled in over 12,000 people and showed us a title fight that looked like a title fight with both guys leaving it all out there.  Here's to more of that!

 

 

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7 Comments

Reply Mark Figula
1:28 PM on January 3, 2011 
Seizure inducing anime. LOL!

Bill Griffiths says...
Glad Pettis will get the shot against Edgar, because after that first round neither one of those two had the other in danger. Pettis finishes fights so let's see what happens. As far as Vera he was getting cheered at the end of the fight (why I don't know) and remains popular. With the UFC moving into Asia and especially the Philippines I think he stays with the UFC a while longer like Leben. Guida needs to beat a top notch guy before he gets a title shot. Now that the UFC and WEC have merged make Dominic Cruz gain weight and fight Guida, it will be like watching some seizure inducing anime!
Reply Bill Griffiths
9:32 AM on January 3, 2011 
Glad Pettis will get the shot against Edgar, because after that first round neither one of those two had the other in danger. Pettis finishes fights so let's see what happens. As far as Vera he was getting cheered at the end of the fight (why I don't know) and remains popular. With the UFC moving into Asia and especially the Philippines I think he stays with the UFC a while longer like Leben. Guida needs to beat a top notch guy before he gets a title shot. Now that the UFC and WEC have merged make Dominic Cruz gain weight and fight Guida, it will be like watching some seizure inducing anime!
Reply SteveFicca
4:21 PM on January 2, 2011 
Then taken away... the immediate rematch is on and poppin'
Reply Mark Figula
12:58 PM on January 2, 2011 
One further note:

At the post fight press conference, it was stated that Pettis would be given the next fight.
Reply Mark Figula
12:57 PM on January 2, 2011 
It was far more entertaining than I (or it seems just about anyone) predicted. Frankie's recovery showed how important conditioning is and, to me, points out that the heart of a warrior isn't just about the heart you take into the ring, but also the willpower in the day to day grind of training.

I had round one 10-8.
Then two rounds even, two rounds Edgar.
I had a draw, too.

DaveCilio says...
Very interesting fight... Frankie surely has heart and a great auto-pilot. Someone needs to suggest that he circle to the right, against Grey, and keep his right hand up :-) Had him winning by one but the draw is reasonable.

Kim needs American comedy lessons.
Reply DaveCilio
11:24 AM on January 2, 2011 
Very interesting fight... Frankie surely has heart and a great auto-pilot. Someone needs to suggest that he circle to the right, against Grey, and keep his right hand up :-) Had him winning by one but the draw is reasonable.

Kim needs American comedy lessons.
Reply Jason Kelly
3:16 AM on January 2, 2011 
It was a good 1


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