CB DOLLAWAY v.s. DAN MILLER @ FIGHT NIGH 19
What has already shaped up to be a GREAT card, UFC Fight Night 19 has added CB Dollaway to the list.
Dollaway is coming off an embarassing first round submission at UFC 100.

CB DOLLAWAY v.s. DAN MILLER @ FIGHT NIGH 19

What has already shaped up to be a GREAT card, UFC Fight Night 19 has added CB Dollaway to the list.

Dollaway is coming off an embarassing first round submission at UFC 100.

FORREST’S CHIP
After UFC 101, and watching one of my all time favorite fighters be dominated and embarassed, I began contemplating a few things.
Thoughts like, what’s next for Forrest, where does he go from here, and what role does he have in the UFC all came to mind.
Forrest Griffin is arguably the poster boy for the fan aspect of UFC. A great personality, die hard scrappy attitude, and fun to watch are all things that encompass his ideas. Without Forrest Griffin, some might say that a large majority of the casual MMA/UFC fans would not even exist or be interested.
With that being said, that has to be a huge chip on the shoulders of Griffin.So what does that mean?
Naturally, iconic figures and personalities in professional sports are generally those who perform the best.
Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretsky, Pete Rose, Peyton Manning are just a few that come to mind. So on June 5th 2008 at UFC 86 when Forrest won the UFC light heavyweight title, the instance seemed to play out like it should. The poster boy fan favorite rising to the occasion to be the champion. The fan favorite was the best.
However, Forrest was quickly tested agains a formidable Rashad Evans. Evans who had beaten a number of some of the top ranked MMA elites knocked out Griffin, claiming his title.
Fast forwarf to UFC 101. Griffin is embarrassed by Anderson Silva, who some will say is the pound for pound number 1 fighter in the world; hardly anything to be ashamed of.
The entire scenario sets up a very clear picture on various levels. The talent level in the UFC is starting to take shape. One may notice that competitors like Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, BJ Penn, and Georges St. Pierre, your champions, and those who have been relatively untested for some time, are premier athletes. Not only that, but some of the listed athletes seem to be leaving everyone scratching our heads and asking “who can beat them?”
This scenario presents the ideas that these are your prime athletes of the UFC. The untouchables if you will. So what about everyone else? In Forrest Griffin’s case, yes he is a former champ, but he was competing against people in a seperate class than your Silvas, Machidas, and St. Pierres.
Forrest has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, but the UFC does need to re-shuffle some things. Griffin needs to be fighting some of the people in the lower tiers of the UFC. Not necessarily the developing UFC fighters, but the people that are a step below the elites.
As strange as this might sound, this is some of the veterans we have grown to love. For example, your Rich Franklins, Wanderlei Silvas, Chuck Liddells, etc.
The evidence is clear what the state of MMA is like. Much like most sports, there is a tiering of talent. The difference is that casual UFC fans accustom themselves to personalities from TV shows and interviews. Thank God that MMA athletes are so personal and allow us to intrigue ourselves with their personalities, the downfall is that sometimes we can emotionally attatch ourselves to those that are defeated or who aren’t as good as the best fighters. The ultimate downfall is seeing our heroes be defeated.

FORREST’S CHIP

After UFC 101, and watching one of my all time favorite fighters be dominated and embarassed, I began contemplating a few things.

Thoughts like, what’s next for Forrest, where does he go from here, and what role does he have in the UFC all came to mind.

Forrest Griffin is arguably the poster boy for the fan aspect of UFC. A great personality, die hard scrappy attitude, and fun to watch are all things that encompass his ideas. Without Forrest Griffin, some might say that a large majority of the casual MMA/UFC fans would not even exist or be interested.

With that being said, that has to be a huge chip on the shoulders of Griffin.
So what does that mean?

Naturally, iconic figures and personalities in professional sports are generally those who perform the best.

Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretsky, Pete Rose, Peyton Manning are just a few that come to mind. So on June 5th 2008 at UFC 86 when Forrest won the UFC light heavyweight title, the instance seemed to play out like it should. The poster boy fan favorite rising to the occasion to be the champion. The fan favorite was the best.

However, Forrest was quickly tested agains a formidable Rashad Evans. Evans who had beaten a number of some of the top ranked MMA elites knocked out Griffin, claiming his title.

Fast forwarf to UFC 101. Griffin is embarrassed by Anderson Silva, who some will say is the pound for pound number 1 fighter in the world; hardly anything to be ashamed of.

The entire scenario sets up a very clear picture on various levels. The talent level in the UFC is starting to take shape. One may notice that competitors like Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, BJ Penn, and Georges St. Pierre, your champions, and those who have been relatively untested for some time, are premier athletes. Not only that, but some of the listed athletes seem to be leaving everyone scratching our heads and asking “who can beat them?”

This scenario presents the ideas that these are your prime athletes of the UFC. The untouchables if you will. So what about everyone else? In Forrest Griffin’s case, yes he is a former champ, but he was competing against people in a seperate class than your Silvas, Machidas, and St. Pierres.

Forrest has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, but the UFC does need to re-shuffle some things. Griffin needs to be fighting some of the people in the lower tiers of the UFC. Not necessarily the developing UFC fighters, but the people that are a step below the elites.

As strange as this might sound, this is some of the veterans we have grown to love. For example, your Rich Franklins, Wanderlei Silvas, Chuck Liddells, etc.

The evidence is clear what the state of MMA is like. Much like most sports, there is a tiering of talent. The difference is that casual UFC fans accustom themselves to personalities from TV shows and interviews. Thank God that MMA athletes are so personal and allow us to intrigue ourselves with their personalities, the downfall is that sometimes we can emotionally attatch ourselves to those that are defeated or who aren’t as good as the best fighters. The ultimate downfall is seeing our heroes be defeated.

Johnny Hendricks beats TUF Winner Amir Sadollah.Early stoppage drama?
I think so. While Hendricks had Sadollah rocked, Sadollah seemed semi-uneffected by Hendricks’ follow up punches, so much that he was responsive and started to get up.
Re-Match…Ehh…Lets let Amir prove himself more.

Johnny Hendricks beats TUF Winner Amir Sadollah.
Early stoppage drama?

I think so. While Hendricks had Sadollah rocked, Sadollah seemed semi-uneffected by Hendricks’ follow up punches, so much that he was responsive and started to get up.

Re-Match…
Ehh…
Lets let Amir prove himself more.

Dana White says that first trip to Boston could take place at Fenway Park…WOW!!!!

Dana White says that first trip to Boston could take place at Fenway Park
WOW!!!!

UFC 101 RESULTS
BJ Penn Vs. Kenny Florian 			// Penn- Penn dominates, possibly his most dominant showing ever.
Anderson Silva Vs. Forrest Griffin 			// Silva- Silva by knockout. Silva proves his dominance as a PFP fighter. Embarasses Forrest, making him look terrible as he does everyone else.
Amir Sadollah Vs. Johny Hendricks 			// Hendricks- Hendricks by TKO, potential late stoppage contreversy.Josh Neer Vs. Kurt Pellegrino 			// PelligrinoShane Nelson Vs. Aaron Riley 			// RileyTamdan McCrory Vs. John Howard  			// HowardThales Leites Vs. Alessio Sakara 			// SakaraMatt Riddle Vs. Dan Cramer 			// RiddleGeorge Sotiropoulos Vs. Rob Emerson 			// Sotiropoulos

UFC 101 RESULTS

BJ Penn Vs. Kenny Florian // Penn
- Penn dominates, possibly his most dominant showing ever.

Anderson Silva Vs. Forrest Griffin // Silva
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Silva by knockout. Silva proves his dominance as a PFP fighter. Embarasses Forrest, making him look terrible as he does everyone else.

Amir Sadollah Vs. Johny Hendricks // Hendricks
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Hendricks by TKO, potential late stoppage contreversy.

Josh Neer Vs. Kurt Pellegrino // Pelligrino
Shane Nelson Vs. Aaron Riley // Riley
Tamdan McCrory Vs. John Howard  // Howard
Thales Leites Vs. Alessio Sakara // Sakara
Matt Riddle Vs. Dan Cramer // Riddle
George Sotiropoulos Vs. Rob Emerson // Sotiropoulos

Forrest looking INTENSE!!!

Anderson Silva shows his “flying ______” Skills

Ed Herman, Shuffled and re-shuffled from UFC Fight Night 19 to UFC 102.Not only did he switch fights, but after the switch, his oponent dropped the bout.
Look for him August 29th at UFC 102 fighting a TBA opponent.

Ed Herman, Shuffled and re-shuffled from UFC Fight Night 19 to UFC 102.
Not only did he switch fights, but after the switch, his oponent dropped the bout.

Look for him August 29th at UFC 102 fighting a TBA opponent.

AMIR SADOLLAHUFC 101 Weigh Ins
Amir’s 1st fight in the UFC since winning TUF almost a year ago.Faces a tough opponent in Johnny Hendricks.

AMIR SADOLLAH
UFC 101 Weigh Ins

Amir’s 1st fight in the UFC since winning TUF almost a year ago.
Faces a tough opponent in Johnny Hendricks.

BJ PENNUFC 101 Weigh Ins

BJ PENN
UFC 101 Weigh Ins