Archive for September 2, 2009

UFC vs Boxing on September 19th

Posted in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, UFC on September 2, 2009 by thatmmaguy
Floyd Money Mayweather

Floyd "Money" Mayweather

With UFC 103 and a boxing bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez both set for September 19th, which sport will get more PPV views? and will the UFC finally not only be known as “the fastest growing sport” to just bein “The Sport”?

Neither Dana White (President of UFC) or Richard Schaefer (CEO of Goldon Boy Promotions) seem to be concerned about the others brand. Dana White has gone on record to say that he isn’t concerned because of his belief that Mayweather only sells when he is fighting another name and Schaefer says he is also not concerned because Mayweather pulls in an average of $900,000 in PPV buys. All this hearsay being said but which is more probable?
To be honest, I havn’t heard anyone who is excited about this Mayweather bout. It’s a waste of money and we already know what is going to happen. Another KO for Mayweather. Not even those hardcore boxing fans are interested in this fight. This boxing bout is like if the UFC were to headline a match between Brock Lesnar and Tim Hague ( most recently got KO’ed in 7 seconds at UFC 102). It makes no sense to have the fight and also makes even less sense when you put it up against the constantly rising UFC.
This is also very exciting for me though because of all these “sports guys” that I argue with that claim the UFC will fold in due time. If the UFC surpasses this boxing bout then that will further state my case that the “UFC is here to stay and is getting bigger by the day”. MMA guys can rhyme too Don King.
-ThatMMAGuy
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UFC 102 Medical Suspensions

Posted in UFC 102 Medical Suspensions on September 2, 2009 by thatmmaguy
Thats not too pretty
That’s not too pretty

UFC 102 was on hell of an event. The fastest KO in UFC occured when UFC newcomer Todd Duffee KO’ed Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague in 7 seconds. Just multiply that 7 by 3 and you will find that Nate “The Great” Marquardt knocking out Damian Maia in 21 seconds. Jake Rosholt had Chris Leben combulsing in the middle of the mat after choking him out and a couple of battles went the whole distance, all three rounds beating the living hell out of each other. All this being said, you best believe that medical suspensions were handed out and I’m not talking the minimum 7 day sentence given after any fight. Here are the medical suspensions and if you saw UFC 102, you will know why.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: 30 day suspension for precautionary reasons defeats
Randy Couture: 30 day suspension for precautionary reasons
Thiago Silva: 7 day mandatory minimum suspension defeats
Keith Jardine: 30 day suspension for precautionary reasons
Jake Rosholt: 7 day mandatory minimum suspension defeats
Chris Leben: 30 day suspension and needs CT scan for possible facial fractures
Nate Marquartd: 7 day mandatory minimum suspensions defeats
Damian Maia: 21 day suspension for precautionary reasons
Brandon Vera: 7 day mandatory minimum suspensions defeats
Krzysztof Soszynski: 30 day suspension due to facial laceration
Aaron Simpson: 7 day mandatory minimum suspension defeats
Ed Herman: Suspended indefinately and must have left knee cleared by physician
Gabriel Gonzaga: 7 day mandatory minimum suspensions defeats
Chris Tuchscherer: 45 day suspension due to facial laceration
Mike Russow: 7 day mandatory minimum suspension defeats
Justin McCully: 30 day suspension due to possible left eye injury
Todd Duffee: 7 day mandatory minimum suspension defeats
Tim Hague: 60 day suspension for cautionary reasons
Evan Dunham: 7 day mandatory minimum suspensions defeats
Marcus Aurelio: 14 day suspension for cautionary reasons
There you have em. Stay tuned for UFC 103
-ThatMMAGuy