Monday, August 10, 2009

Complete Disappointment - New Motivation

Well, UFC 101 is in the books and over. I understand that there were a number of groups watching the fights together in Tupelo and Amory. I was in the garden until dark and since I couldn't make it to the gatherings, I ordered the fight myself and since I invested the money, I sat through the entire thing.

Now I have said numerous times that I am new to MMA and I don't know much at all, but I am going to be critical here. I normally love to watch these fights but when I find myself looking at the crowd behind the fighters and eventually hear the commentators say "on air" that that crowd is more interested in the fights in the stands than they are in the fight in ring, then something is wrong. I must say that this was the most boring card I have ever seen. Some of you may disagree with me and may have seen a more boring fight at some point but I haven't. Even BJ Penn's fight was a sleeper. He did put on a great show for the most part but I expected explosiveness and never saw it out of anyone really.

On the bright side, it did motivate me to go out and work out. I was so frustrated at 12:00 am I decided to go try out my new sledgehammer, jump some rope, and hit the bag for about a half hour. I also now see that every fight isn't going to be a heart stopper or a blood bath but you have to appreciate the tactical side of this sport. Looking at the fights through those glasses one might find a different view. That being said, I am personally motivated to get to class and do the moving myself, instead of as in the past, continuing to sit on my couch and complaining about the fights. That is another thing that makes this sport different. If you don't like what you saw, you can always go work on what you think you can do better. In my case, it ain't much, but at least I got that workout in. LOL.

Oh yes, does anyone else think the Griffin knockout was a setup? I mean come ON! Dana White promised to make up for the embarrassment of Silva's last fight and I will admit the hype was extraordinary, but good grief! Now, the first thing in my news page this morning was what a fantastic showing it was for Silva. Are these people serious? No doubt, White is taking the best of what he has learned from politicians and from the WWF/WWE and decided that we are all stupid enough to believe we saw a great fight. I for one am not sold on that at all. Maybe I am wrong. If you think so, let me know. Like I said, I am new at this so maybe it was a magic trick I missed or something.

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