a blog by La Kifo
UFC 200 wasn't the greatest pairings of fights. I was honestly disappointed in the fights and the results.
The first fight of the main card was Jose Aldo v. Frankie Edgar, and for a fight that determined who will challenge Conor McGregor for the Featherweight belt it was extremely one sided. Jose dominated the entire fight using distance, precision and counter strikes to pick apart Frankie Edgar. From the opening bell, Edgar looked like shit frankly. Aldo was barely touched as he dismantled Edgar, and now the question is can anyone seriously contend with McGregor in the Featherweight division. If those two are the best the division has to offer McGregor then the shit talk will keep spewing and his run of dominance will continue at 145 lbs.
Next was Cormier v. Sliva. This fight wasn't supposed to be good, Anderson Silva took the fight on 3 days notice, unheard of. Cormier did what he needed to do, he kept Silva on his back and controlled the tempo of the fight. I wouldn't say Cormier dominated Silva on the ground because Silva avoided a large amount of the strikes thrown by Cormier while on his back. The interesting part was when the two stood up and traded blows. That was where it seemed there was a fair fight. Anderson Silva is debatably the best MMA fighter of all time, and his striking, whether he has been training or not, is out of this world. In the final round Silva landed a body kick that really hurt Cormier, but in the end it wasn't enough as Cormier was on top nearly the entire fight.
Mark Hunt v. Brock Lesnar went exactly how Lesnar needed it to go. Hunt was the guy with the heavy hand, the striking ability to put almost anyone on their butts looking at the stars, but he didn't show it on Saturday night. Hunt was patient to a fault, and it really hurt him in the fight. Lesnar was also a bit gun shy, but when he committed to the take down, he landed them. Being on the ground with Brock Lesnar on top is not the way anyone wants to fight him. Ultimately it did Hunt in as he lost in the decision. This fight was pretty bad to be the co-main event. I don't really know what Dana White was thinking having basically two 40 year olds slotted into the second to last time slot. My guess is shit just happens and they knew Silva v. Cormier would be the weakest fight of the night, they just had to put this fight there.
Fuck Amanda Nunes. Miesha you have to fight better than that as the Bantamweight champion, you just have to. People want to talk about Nunes and her dominance, she sucks. Amanda Nunes is not a good fighter. It looked to me like Miesha was severely unprepared for this fight. She looked gassed and had no idea how to, one score a good takedown attempt, and then two actually keep Nunes to the ground. If Tate had kept Nunes on the ground and forced her onto her back it would have been an entirely different fight. But that is MMA and the world of fighting folks.
I really hope for better out of not just the UFC but the fighters as well. They really need to step up and make sure they are healthy as well as clean leading up to their fights. We just saw the worst of it, when a fighter drops out of a fight. If Jon Jones hadn't dropped from this fight, I could have been singing an entirely different tune. We got a free fight coming up on Wednesday that airs on FS1. I don't know most or any of the fighters on the card but it's free fighting so I will be watching.
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