a blog by La Kifo
As a part of their Youtube channel, UFC posts Free Fight videos of athletes whom have upcoming events. This week, UFC posted debatably one of the best fights I have ever seen in an octagon, Robbie Lawler v. Rory MacDonald at UFC 189.
There is nothing I need to say other than watch this shit.
That was like watching two fucking zombies fight each other in a cage. Unbelievable, this was the fight that got me into MMA, more specifically UFC. I had watched it before on Spike but not seriously and never was I fully sucked into the MMA life. 189 changed a lot of things for me. 189 also had Rousey on the card and she destroyed some chick barely after the first round started.
Before I watched Rousey in the octagon, I really didn't believe in any of the hype. I thought she was just fighting absolute garbage opponents (she kinda was), so from then on I gave Rhonda a lot of credit. It just so happened that her next fight was against Holly Holm, and I think we all know what happened to Rhonda in that fight. CORRECTION: UFC 189 did not feature Rhonda Rousey as the co-main event. UFC 189 was originally Conor McGregor v. Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo had to withdraw from the fight due to an injury and in his place was Chad Mendes who took the fight on short notice. Mendes looked like he was controlling the majority of the first round as he got McGregor to the ground and Conor had no answer as he took shot after shot from the bottom. Eventually late in the first and in the 2nd round, taking the fight on short notice clearly took a toll on Mendes as his conditioning was not on par for a 3 round fight, let alone a 5 round fight. By the 2nd round Mendes was all but done, he had 0 gas left in the tank even though he had won the first round. Pretty embarrassing for Urijah Fabers boy Mendes and his gym Team Alpha Male that they couldn't condition their fighter, Mendes, to get through 2 full rounds.
Speaking of Holm, she's fighting Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday. I believe it is either on UFC Fight Pass or FS1, I hope it's FS1 so we can all watch two kickboxing women beat the shit out of each other.
PS: This Video won't be up here forever, UFC usually takes down these videos after the featured fighter has completed his event. Basically watch it before its gone.
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