5oz’s of Fury: A Look at UFC 75

I thought for this weeks 5oF, we’d take a look at “UFC 75: CHAMPION VS.CHAMPION,” and see where the five victorious fighters go from here.

I like Jackson and it was only my first time seeing Dan Henderson, but I was really unimpressed with this fight. Maybe I was expecting more out of a title unification fight, or maybe it was just late and I had one too many Pabst Blue Ribbon’s, but once the fight ended we forgot it and went back to kibitzing about Marcus Davis and Houston Alexander (more on them later). It’s up in the air who’s next for “Rampage.” Chuck Liddell should probably get a rematch (even though he’s lost to Jackson twice), but I could also see title shots going to Shogun Rua (if he gets past Forrest Griffin) and Rashad Evans (if he wins the rematch against Tito Ortiz).

I’m with the people who think Matt Hamill should have won, and Bisping didn’t impress me after the fight. He won by a single point, yet was acting like he was Muhammad Ali. I’m also with the people who think he should drop down to middleweight. The talent is so thin there, the only fight they have after Silva-Franklin 2 is Franklin-Silva 3.

What the hell happened to Cro Cop? Kongo had him beat so bad, he looked like he wanted to cry at the end of the fight. I still say the winner of Brandon Vera/Tim Sylvia gets the next heavyweight title fight, but Antonio Nogueira is due for another fight. Kongo vs. Nogueira?

My friends and I were ready to stop the fight after Davis ate SEVEN hammer fists to his noggin, but he managed to not only survive that and win the fight, he also had the submission of the night. After five straight victories, I think it’s about time for “the Irish Hand Grenade,” (which is the coolest nickname in the history of nicknames) to be more prominently feature on the PPV’s. I’d give him to the winner of Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch.

This guy is an animal! He destroyed Alessio Sakara with the same intensity he destroyed Keith Jardine. It’s almost like watching Mike Tyson fights from twenty years ago. The light-heavyweight division is tough, what with the UFC having the top five light heavyweights in the world. But if Alexander keeps dominating his opponents the way he’s been doing, I say he has his title shot by next summer.


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