The MMA 5&1 2.20.13: Rousey vs. Carmouche, &1 With Mercedes Terrell
The Part at the Beginning
Welcome back to the latest edition of the MMA 5&1! It’s that time of week again where I pop into your lives, and share some sexy ladies, let you vote on a fight, and discuss the world of MMA. This week, Bellator’s Mercedes Terrell is the &1 model of the week, , Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche battle in VS, discussion of Cris CYBORG Santos running scarred from the UFC, Ronda Rousey, Weight cutting and drug testing; from there I’ll look back at UFC on FUEL TV 7, drop main card predictions for UFC 157 and more. See, there is plenty to discuss this week, I mean did you NOT see the AND MORE part? No? Ok. Once again, I thank you for checking out my humble offering to the 411 MMA Zone, enjoy and suggestions are always welcome!
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Tracking My MMA Picks
DISCLAIMER: I do not claim to be an MMA expert, simply a guy that loves to follow the sport. But part of the gig is to make fight picks, so I will track the picks for as long as I am doing the column. Here we are thus far…
WHO YOU GOT? – ROUSEY vs. CARMOUCHE
At UFC on FUEL TV 7, James Te Huna came to the cage in a fun way, with he and his corner men dressed in suits and doing a dance from Men in Black. While it didn’t air on the live feed, the UFC released the video and Dana White even felt that it was a fun entrance, and he hates that kind of thing. Which brings me to this, I think that we need more fun and wacky entrances in MMA, and the UFC specifically. I always loved the grandiose staging of PRIDE back in the day, and while I do not feel we need WWE level stuff for every fighter, I do think that it has its place in the UFC and MMA as a whole. While not a sure fire thing, I feel that this is something that can not only make shows more fun for the general MMA fan, but can also help with making these guys stars. If you look at the UFC, who are the REAL stars that get all kinds of attention? GSP, Anderson, Rousey…Jones, but who else? Who are the big stars that get attention? Sure the UFC is about the only company (WWE a little bit) that is still making bank on running regular PPV events, but that is because of the UFC name. GSP and Anderson move the needle with regularity, but the UFC hasn’t made a ton of stars; while guys like Tito, Liddell, Couture and Brock have all left. Now, again I am not claiming that some wacky entrances will automatically make someone a star, but it doesn’t hurt. Cult followings can become more, and they can start with small things, and one of those things is the cool entrance. And hell, it also makes the show a whole lot more fun. Make it so UFC!
Guess what everyone, Nick Diaz fucked up again! Word is that the UFC sent a film crew to his place in California in order to shoot interviews with Nick Diaz for the Countdown to UFC 158 show but that Nick Diaz has no-showed three interviews thus far. Dana White noted that it will be difficult to promote the fight at the level it should be if Diaz isn’t involved. No shit. Anyway, Diaz’s camp quickly came back and stated that several dates for the interviews were planned without his knowledge and he had no notice of them. The reps claim that once Diaz was made aware, an interview was set up on Thursday and that he arrived early and was cooperative. Now why on earth would I believe Diaz of his camp of enablers? Cesar Gracie says he wants Diaz to do the right thing, but he has been enabling him for years, because Diaz acts like a child and Gracie allows it. The Scrap Packers allow it, and they just let Diaz do what ever, whether it is good for him or not. Listen, I don’t want Diaz to be the dancing bear and do ridiculous things, I just want him to do his job. He signed a contract, so you train, you do the required media for the fight, you make weight, you show up for the fight, and you PISS CLEAN. Unfortunately Diaz has had issues with all of these in the past. What a waste of talent.
Last week it was reported that Cyborg Santos had asked for her release from Zuffa, supposedly due to the fact that the UFC wouldn’t be running a 145 division for the women. He received that release, and Tito Ortiz has confirmed that Santos will face Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 5 on the main card of the show. Santos will now face Ediane Gomes in a #1 contender’s bout. Now many have rallied behind Santos here, and I cannot understand why. Whether it was Cyborg or Ortiz making the decision, it was an extremely stupid one. Here is how this breaks down for me…
Yeah, I know that this will upset some people, but the fact is that at this time, with her attitude, and the fact that she is coming off of a drug test failure, she is NOT good for women’s MMA. She could be, but she chooses not to be. The other thing is that Cyborg could have fought for Invicta, under her UFC deal, as she worked on dropping her weight. UFC is doing this with other women to keep them active. Also, Tito signs the deal for Cyborg with Invicta, and then uses their press conference to push a fight that is not happening. He ONLY talked about Ronda, they never discusses Cyborg’s opponent, they never hyped Invicta, and Tito them busted out his T-Shirt skills and had Cyborg wear a Ronda is my Bitch shirt. Yeah Tito, you’re a complete idiot. Also, if anyone pays for Cyborg vs. Marloes Coenen II if and or when it happens, you’re insane. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Dr. Ann Maria DeMars, the mother of Ronda Rousey and also happens to be the first American to medal in Judo at the World Championships, chimed in on things, stating the following…
“We all know she’s doing steroids. It’s like the guy who gets caught with a DUI and says, ‘That’s the first time I’ve ever drove drunk in my life.’ Well, it’s possible, but its not too likely. I would say that if you’re a disciplined athletes and you can be disciplined enough to monitor your training and your weight and make your weight you committed to, why can’t she do that too? Why should she get special privileges? I don’t believe in special rules for special people and I think all of her reasons for not making weight are false. I say that because I competed for many, many years, and the thing about you can’t cut weight because it might damage your chance of having children? Please. I had four kids and I competed for 14 years and I cut all the way down. To make weight once for three minutes to stand on a scale and someone offers you a bucket of money and you say you can’t do it?”
Sure she’s Ronda’s mother, but she also speaks the truth….
* PLEASE feel free to make your main card predictions in the comments section!!
This week’s & 1 model of the week is Bellator cage girl Mercedes Terrell …
” 1. It’s okay to call hooters “knockers” and sometimes “snack trays.”
2. It is wrong to be French.
3. It’s okay to put all bad people in a giant meat grinder.
4. Lawyers: see rule three.
5. It is okay to drive a gas-guzzler if it helps you get babes.
6. Everyone should car pool but me.
7. Bring back the word “stewardesses”
8. Synchronized Swimming is NOT a sport.
9. Mud wrestling IS a sport.”