Mailbag: Garcia-Jung an all-time classic, Fedor questions, more mail
A friend recently raised a good point about the Double Down. If the thing was stuck between two pieces of bread, no one make a big stink, when, in fact, it would be even worse. I guess it's the idea of fried chicken as bread that seems particularly gluttonous.
Anyhow, maybe, just maybe, we all fed at the Garcia-Jung trough on Saturday. It's the voyeur in all of us. OH MY GOD! You know, one of those deals. I couldn't stop myself from laughing. When I interviewed
As far as brawls go, Garcia-Jung now ranks among my top five all-time with Griffin-Bonnar I, Frye-Shamrock, Frye-Takayama and Manhoef-Santos.
Primitive is about as good a word as you can use to describe the fight. Anyhow, I scored it for Jung. Realize, please, judges were split with 29-28 tallies. Was this a "robbery"? No, I don't think so. That doesn't mean the decision was correct, but I've seen far worse. I didn't feel dirty after the decision was rendered.
You Massachusetts guys stick together. He needs to stay healthy, but Grispi (13-1) is certainly talented. At 5-foot-11 he's a gigantic featherweight, and as the 21-year-old matures a move up to lightweight seems inevitable. After ankle surgery, Grispi is finally slated to return from what will be a one-year absence on June 20 against
Ice and rest.
Less than two years ago, Faber was the best featherweight in the sport. Now a columnist for Faber's hometown
It doesn't seem like he's eager to do either, with good reason.
If Faber goes to bantamweight -- no sure thing since he worked hard the last couple years to add mass -- he would only get in the way of his teammate
Faber isn't good enough to defeat
It can't be good to lose an in-his-prime top-three middleweight, who is also the best welterweight outside the UFC. While Shields has not at this point proven himself to be much of a draw or a compelling personality, Strikeforce should really want to retain him. I just don't think
Losing Shields after his victory against
As far as Fedor goes, if he fights twice a year that would be something.
Nice e-mail Mike, thanks. Shields does what he does. If he had the ability to punch with power, I don't think there's any doubt he would have received recognition long ago. He just can't seem to commit to putting his weight behind anything. I think part of the problem is Strikeforce's prohibition of elbows -- a rule I'd really like to see change. With the UFC, he'll have an important weapon to incorporate into his top game.
I can't quite bring myself to drop Silva out of the top three. Expect a rankings update for Friday. At this point, after Silva's last effort, I'm inclined to drop him down a couple pegs. Give me 1)
I guess, like anyone else, allow him time to let the legal system play out. All eyes are on the Orange Country district attorney's office to see if they'll file formal charges on Ortiz following his arrest Monday for alleged domestic abuse against his longtime girlfriend and former adult film star