August 27th, 2006
|jimbojones||01:26 am - most of you won't get it, but I bet wanton_bliss knows what I'm talking about|
Liddell vs. Sobral: god damn it. I called it, but what a disappointment. I thought we were going to be in for an epic.
Regarding the future: screw Ortiz, I wanna see WANDERLEI in there. HOLLA.
Current Mood: simultaneously pumped and dissatisfied
Current Music: Cee-Lo - I'll Be Around
Liddell's a beast. I'm not sure anyone is going to put up much fight against him right now. At least with Ortiz, there will be some behind the scenes drama fueling the bout between them.
What really sucks though is that, when I finally have to opportunity to see it live, they announce a relatively unspectacular line-up
. I might have to buy tickets just because I will be there.
Liddell really is a beast. He's a little one-dimensional though - yeah, he's got great takedown defense, but he just isn't a groundfighter at all. I'd really, really like to see a matchup between him and Wanderlei. I don't think he could take Wanderlei in his prime... my only concern is, I'm not sure how well Wanderlei's holding up these days. Haven't seen him fight in a while, and I know he's come off a string of losses.
They were also making noises about Liddell fighting Quinton Jackson. Which I think would be a barn-burner, but I think Liddell would get the KO pretty much for sure. I know Quinton's improved a lot, but... ::looks doubtful:: He's just not exactly the best guy for "taking the other guy out of his game", and that's pretty much a NECESSITY for dealing with Liddell.
The one fighter I can think of I'd back against Liddell ABSOLUTELY without hesitation would be Emelianenko. That'd be a slaughter. But... wrong weight class.
Incidentally, am I the only one that thinks "Ice Man" is the most ridiculous possible soubriquet for Liddell? Ice Man my ass, he's about as calm, cool, and collected as, say... oh I dunno, Iraq. I think "the Maniac" would be a hell of a lot more appropriate. Something along the lines of Wanderlei's "Axe Murderer" nick.