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So I know I haven't wrote about the pimp game lately and how it applies to fighting. I know some of you mark ass tricks out there might be thinking it's because my game got porn star loose, or maybe it's because I my idea tank has run dryer than your great grandmama's snapper. Ain't none of those the case, and if you thought it was then you'd be mistaken. The real reason is that I've been making some much needed scratch out there applying this pimp knowledge that I ain't had the time to put pens to paper on this shit. But I'm back now and I got something for all you scallywags to get hip to.
Since spending so much time on the track watching various macks make stacks to seeing future kings of the ring throw blows to get bling, I've noticed a lot of things about the methods to learning. At the deep dark core of these games is a need to get control. I'm pimping, you want control of a woman's mind and money. In fighting, you want control of another man's heart and mind. One could say--and this one will say--that the fundamentals of have you trying to turn someone into a bitch. But it ain't that simple. All pimps and fighters got different styles, tricks and ways to turn a bitch out. Different strokes for different folks. What's the best way to do it?
Turn your mack on after the jump:
This card overall was pretty good. Every fight was exciting in it's own way.
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke was a decent fight, but both guys showed holes in their games that need to be filled. Noke needs help with his striking and amozzi needs help on the ground. All in all, it was just a case of two relatively inexperienced guys going at it. I don't think either's stock within the UFC will change much after this one, except for maybe niether will see a main card for quite a while.
Kyle Noke had an entertaining entrance. He came out wearing a gas mask to Down Under by Men at Work. It drew a rather rousing ovation from the Aussie crowd.
Brian Ebersole vs. Chris Lytle was a rather entertaining brawl. It was a battle of two very experienced welterweights with similar styles. Lytle came out throwing heavy leather and Ebersole came out with more of a funky, offbeat style (Think Keith Jardine, only even funkier).
Ebersole's entrance was even more entertaining than Noke's. He came out wearing headgear and had his body hair shaved into an arrow. His funky personal style totally matched his funky fighting style.
Lytle looked, well, kind of "off" from the beginning for his fight. He looked totally normal in his walk out and all, but was sluggish and too concentrated on his right hand once the fight actually started. I'm thinking he was jet lagged or something, because Chris always brings it in every fight.
More thoughts and results after the jump:
I don't watch a lot of television but when I do, certain things get me hooked like a basehead. One of my favorite shows of all time is the Starz series "Spartacus." Clearly the people at Starz network aren't paying me to say this, but if you fight and you're a man, then you NEED to check this out. It's like a television series of 300 except MORE violent and with more tits. While bored at work the other night, I decided to watch an episode or two that I have conveniently located on my computer, and I had an interesting bit of insight.
If you haven't seen the show or you aren't familiar with the life of a gladiator, the basic idea is this: These guys fight for a living. Literally. As in, if they lose, they die and they have no other engagements except an occasional jug of wine or a prostitute purchased for the night. Their entire lives are centered around training for the next battle which could easily be their last. What a fantastic concept: no win-loss record, close decisions or controversial stoppages. The mere fact that you're alive is proof that you are undefeated. If you have one loss, that's one loss to many to stay alive.
If you take all of this and put it together, you have the perfect environment to breed warriors that not only reach their potential, but more than likely exceed as each battle (and the training itself) could very well kill them. Between a combination of no fear and living the training completely they become--for all intents and purposes--immortal.
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Valentijn Overeem def. Ray Sefo via submission (neck crank)
Chad Griggs def. Gian Villante via TKO (strikes)
Shane Del Rosario def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar)
Sergei Kharitonov def. Andrei Arlovski via KO (strikes)
Antonio Sliva def Fedor Emlianenko via TKO (doctor stoppage)
Coverage provided by Jimmy Cerra:
I visited Philadelphia to watch Locked in the Cage 7.The promoter of the event is also an active professional fighter, so he tries to make the event a good one for both the fans & the fighters. (He doesn't fight in his own events.) This event was broadcast over the internet; you can watch it on Midatlantic MMA. However, I'm glad I got to see it live. It was a great event with lots of submissions, knockout, and just exciting wars in the cage.
First the amateur bouts:
Ryan Courtney (302 BJJ) defeated Justin Wagner (Shaddock MMA). Ryan dominated the first round and caught Justin with a RNC early in round 2.
Billy Miller (Shaddock MMA) defeated Andrian Luna (Elite Tatical Martial Ars) by decision. Andrian had a lot of submission attempts, but couldn't finish them & Billy's superior striking earned him the victory.
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