Friday, August 30, 2013

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Anderson Silva: Who is Floyd Mayweather?

Anderson "The Spider" Silva was clear on his joke that he was disrespecting the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"Who is this guy? Mayweather what?" Silva said this when answering a question from Sway Calloway . 

This guy is, uh, Smurfy? Is he a Smurf?" Silva continued with another joke.
"I don't know this guy,"

Anderson Silva kept adding more jokes as the conversation went on. And Silva said and direct statement that he doesn't respect Floyd.

"I don't need to talk too much because the guy don't respect me…Sorry, I don't respect Mayweather."

This is very clear that Silva was offended by Mayweather for not respecting him. And who else would not be when you are on Silva's side. Floyd had been talking trash taking to other athlete's from Pacquiao and now to Silva.

It's clear also that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a person who talks a lot and likes to disrespect other athlete's. This time it's on Silva but it would be the person you don't want to piss off with. Silva was like trolling on his answers and showing that not a bit of respect on Floyd.

Anderson Silva is also a trash talker but he respects most of his opponents. He maybe cocky inside the octagon and sometimes being overconfident. But when it comes to respecting others and his opponents He shows a down to earth approach.

The one that made me LOL! was the PAPA SMURF thing. I didn't realize Silva was a joker for saying that punchline. I couldn't imagine the reaction of Calloway in fact it was damn priceless.

If both of this fighters will fight and collide inside the ring. I am pretty sure Silva would come out as the victorious one. Boxing is a totally different sport when it comes to MMA and Floyd would end up battered and beaten down.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Tracy McGrady retires

One of the most exciting players that played in the NBA and former two time scoring champion Tracy Mcgrady officially retires.

Tracy Mcgrady last played in San Antonio Spurs which he could have earned his first ring if the Spurs won the NBA championship vs the Miami Heat. McGrady was one of those best player that ever played in the league in his generation.

A lot of fans would be excited when McGrady  is playing. Since he could display an onslaught kind of offense and have stellar performance. Among of McGrady's rivals during his era were Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan and a lot of future hall of fame.

McGrady would be one of those guys that would love to compete all night. If his opponent would go a berserk offense he would also top that kind of playing level. He just love to play the game despite his injuries.

McGrady would display offensive arsenals whenever he wanted to take control of a game. Almost all sorts kind of offense McGrady can offer the fans an exciting game every night.  If you watch this guy play you would definitely get the entertainment of basketball. A clutch player and a very competitive athlete that's Tracy Mcgrady.  If not for his injuries Tracy McGrady could have been a champion. 
So thanks for the game TMAC!

Awards and Honors
  • 7x NBA All-Star(2001-2007)
  • NBA most Improved Player(2001)
  • 2x NBA Scoring Champion(2003-2004)
  • 2x NBA First Team(2002-2003)
  • 3x NBA Second Team(2001,2004,2007)
  • 2x NBA Third Team(2005,2005)
  • Gold - FIBA 2003

Some memorable moments 

  • In your face dunk against Shawn Bradley
  • Alley-Oop to himself
And this would be the best ever that I have seen he scored 13 points in 33 seconds

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Is Manny Pacquiao really Broke?

A lot of rumors out their are going viral that the former pound for pound champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is broke. Issues like these are now everywhere from media to social networking sites. Now this bankruptcy issue that Pacquiao is facing is really not gonna help him on his next fight with Rios.

Instead of hyping and promoting his next game vs Brandon Rios Pacquiao is facing a different media exposure. A close friend triggered this issue when Rex "Wakee" Salud said that Pacquiao's money was already gone.

Cebuano:"Di lang kay nahurothurot, hurot gyud! "
English: He did not just lose his money, he lost all of it

And then Rex Wakee Salud denied after media questioned him and this was his new statement:

Tagalog: Wala akong sinabi na ganun. Pinalaki lang nung writer 
English: I didn’t say anything like that. The writer merely exaggerated it

Tagalog: Ang sabi ko lang … baka medyo gipit. Kasi isang taon nang walang laban, nanibago yung lifestyle. Pero hindi ko sinabi na bangkarote na.
English: maybe he's a bit short. Because he hasn’t fought for a year now, he changed his lifestyle. But I didn’t say he's bankrupt

If you want to promote a fight for a friend this is not the right way. This would seemingly lost someone's interest to fight. And also the fans would think another hidden agenda since people would generally say. A MUST WIN FOR PACQUIAO BECAUSE HE NEEDS MONEY. or on the other hand "He is fighting for the money and not for the sport anymore".

These are just some common perspective that people would conclude the moment Pacquiao and Rios would collide. With all due respect to Pacquiao he is a great and kind person who helps a lot to his countrymen.

I saw a video that Pacquiao gave some of his money to their neighbors. He also donated some of his money from calamity victims without hesitation.

Here are some of them that are even captured by the news and media networks:

In my points of view I don't really agree that Manny is broke. I know that his wife Jinkee Pacquiao knows how to handle and take care their properties including Pacquiao's money.

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Allen Iverson Officially Retires

The former Nba MVP(2001) Allen "The Answer" Iverson officially retires as a professional basketball player. One of the most exciting players to ever played in the Nba formally retires. Allen Iverson last played was 2010 under his first team the Philadelphia Sixers.

After a 1 season deal Iverson he was not able to get a new contract. And on 2010-2011 Iverson played in Besiktas Turkey and signed a $4 million deal.

One of the most best ankle breakers to ever played would be missed. He was such a good ball handler and a blitz of a second he could go coast to coast. Known for his crossover signature moves and lightning fast movements. Allen Iverson captured the hearts of many Nba fans during his prime days.

You could just imagine how he crossover those opponents leaving them on the floor. Or throw those fancy passes to his teammates for an ally-oop. This makes the crowd go crazy and wild the moment Iverson would try to take over the game.

The best part of him was that he has his own signature moves. That killer crossover that's simply ridiculous to guard and tame. Plus he is very competitive and determined to win no matter how big his enemies are. He will just try to attack the basket and get fouls to make contact.

That's why Iverson are one of the few players in the NBA to suffer a lot of injuries during his
professional career.

I thought Allen Iverson would have another great comeback maybe for just 1 season or 2. But lately he was in sort of financial problems and issues. So the fans were really expecting for him to comeback but it was just all false hyped. And I hope he will be a future hall of famer.

Some of the awards that Iverson achieved during his professional career:
  • NBA Rookie of the year(1997)
  • NBA All Rookie First Team(1997)
  • 11 NBA All Star(2000-2010)
  • 2x NBA All Star MVP(2001,2005)
  • 4x NBA Scoring Champion(1999, 2001,2002,2005)
  • 3x NBA Steal Leader(2001-2003)
  • 3x NBA First Team(1999,2001,2005)
  • 3x NBA Second Team(2000,2002,2003)
  • NBA All Third Team(2006)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player(2001)
  • 1996-2006 = Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2006-2008 = Denver Nuggets
  • 2008-2009 = Detroit Pistons
  • 2009 = Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2009 - 2010 = Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2010 - 2011 = Besiktas (Turkey)

Olympic Games
Bronze = 2004 Athens United States

FIBA Americas Championship
Gold = 2003 San Juan United States

Summer Universiade
Gold = 1995 Fukuoka United States

Awards and Medal Sources:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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No Pain No Spain

At the moment this is the motto for the Smart Gilas Philippine mens basketball team. No Pain No Spain fits well to describe what the team achieved. It was not just a win that the team achieved it was more of a redemption.

The silver prize that felt like gold to best describe the award. For the team winning the match against long rival South Korea was enough to suffice the hunger for vengeance. Since it's been years that the team always comes up short the moment this two teams collide.

Each game would be as exciting and would have a dramatic ending. The Philippine team took and embrace all the pain during that game. They gave all that they have despite having an undersize lineup. All they have was the heart of a relentless competitor who would win it all.

The moment Gilas took the win from South Korea it secured the team a guaranteed spot for the FIBA tournament to be held in Spain in 2014. All the suffering that the team had experienced paid off after earning a chance to play and compete with other top caliber basketball teams around the world.

This would include the Powerhouse USA team and other countries like Argentina, Russia, France, Germany and many more. For the Philippine team they have a year to prepare and a year to practice. And by that moment I hope the team will be at there best.

So see you in Spain Gilas :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

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Chael Sonnen Accepts Vitor Belfort's call

A lot of UFC fighters are calling out Chael Sonnen's name challenging him after an impressive win from a former light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Lyoto Machida, Phil Davis, Vitor Belfort are some of the few yet interesting fighters that's challenging Sonnen.

And Chael Sonnen accepted the challenge from Vitor Belfort which he replied with this response.

"I'm in, if Vitor said my name first, I'm in. That's all you have to do is say my name, you do not have to ask me twice. I'm like Beyonce's child—say my name, say my name."

I am sure a lot of fans would be happy and would be excited on the pick that Chael made. Since this would be another fight that the world would love to see. But of course a lot of haters also will criticize this match and would say something debatable.

As a fan of UFC and MMA even boxing I truly respect how Chael Sonnen handle his career. Just say who he will face any time and any where. Rest assure Chael would be ready for it and would prepare to his fullest determination in order to win.

If I was Dana White I would also choose Sonnen vs Belfort. It's a different match compared to Sonnen vs Machida or worse Sonnen vs Davis. This would bring and encourage more fans since both fighters are really eager to collide to any terms and conditioned offered just for the love of the sport.

After Chael Sonnen's win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua he deserves to be called the "MILLION DOLLAR MAN" at the moment. and not Tito Ortiz whose claiming to be a huge hype on belator and not on UFC.

Sonnen's  a great fighter but what adds to his credentials is that he doesn't pick random enemies. He accepts challenge from top caliber mma fighters. And athlete's like him should be respected because this is a sport and not an entertainment show of acting.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Chael Sonnen Submits Mauricio Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen vs Mauricio Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen defeats Mauricio Shogun Rua via submission(guillotine choke) late in the first round. As Sonnen established his dominance over the former light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua.

Round 1

Chael Sonnen immediately attempted a take down and was successful on it. As Sonnen was starting to establish himself Shogun Rua tried to sneak and switched their positions. Now this time Sonnen was on the ground as Rua successfully completed his own take down.

But not for long when Sonnen was able to control the phase and was on top again on Shogun Rua. Sonnen began to dominate and implement his ground and pound game. Sonnen grind and kept the fight on the ground as he uses his wrestling skills to his advantage.

As Sonnen continues to dictate the ground game while controlling the fight. Then Sonnen was able to perform a tight guillotine choke that Rua wasn't able to defend it. The choke was so tight that Rua's attempt to break free failed.

Referee Herb Dean stopped the fight after Mauricio Shogun Rua tapped out and declared Sonnen as the winner of the fight.

Recation of the match

Sonnen did just right on this fight since he knows his bread and butter would be the wrestling field. Added with his great cardio and good ground and pound skills. If Sonnen didn't bring the fight on the ground it would have been a different story or result.

We all know how Mauricio Shogun Rua is good on his strikings and on stand up matches. Shogun has that knockout power from his punches and kicks. So what Sonnen's game plan was really impressive that's why he got this win.

Alistair Overeem vs Travis Browne

Round 1
Alistair Overeem started the first round with aggressiveness. As Alistair unleashed his vicious punches and was able to grab Travis then attempted a knee on him.  But in return Travis responded with a flying knee but Alistair was able to defend it.

Travis throw a swing punch that made him off his balance. Alistair then immediately approach and attempted a guillotine choke. Travis was able to break free from the choke but Alistair throw a vicious knee to the body. This caused Travis to kneel down while Alistair capitalized on the situation as Alistair continues to strike his punches.

Alistair Continues to fury his punches mixed with a knee to the body. As Travis was hanging on and trying to get outlast the berserk attack of Alistair. With a series of punches and knees connecting to the head of Travis  the referee didn't step up to stop the fight.

Alistair tried to clinch Travis after landing several knees to the body. But this time it was Travis time to do some payback. Travis realized Alistair was slowing down and started to wear out.

Both fighters were exhausted and were seemingly exchanging one two punches. While Travis would try to hit Alistair with those head kicks.

Travis continues to do those head kicks which would soon start to land on Alistair. Travis would hit Alistair in the chin that would cause a serious damage. And as soon as Alistair would fall on the canvass Travis would immediately hit Alistair with hammer fist.  The referee would stop Travis and would declare him the winner via TKO.

Reaction to the Match

When I watched this fight I was like watching the same match between Alistair vs Big Foot Silva. I am glad that the referee didn't stop the fight early. Since Travis was still in the game the moment Alistair was trying to finish the match. 

Kudos to Travis for hanging and outlasting the storm that was brought by Alistair. And also made a great recovery and immediately took matters in the same round. 

For Alistair he really needs to develop another dimension of his game. Probably some defense and head movements or a ground and pound game. He also needs composure and patience when it comes to finishing his opponents.

Friday, August 16, 2013

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Phil Davis doesn't want a rematch from Lyoto Machida

I came across and read this funny statement from Phil Davis that he doesn't want a rematch from Lyoto Machida. On their last fight Phil Davis won via unanimous decision and shocked the home crowed including Lyoto Machida last UFC 163.

Machida was winning all 3 rounds but when the fight went to the distance and in the hands of the judges Phil Davis was the winner. And now Davis is not interested in having a rematch with Machida which is really a wrong move for him.

Instead of accepting the rematch and prove to his fans and to the UFC that he is better than Lyoto. He refused the offer instead made this statement.

I have 12 wins, 11 wins (Davis’ record is 12-1 with 1 no contest), all those guys want rematches,” Davis said on Monday’s MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. “You’re not the first person who wants a rematch. You fight every fight like this. You fight close fights. Name one fight that he didn’t finish where he beat the crap out of somebody.”

“You live by that sword, you die by that sword,” said Davis. “When you habitually leave it to the judges, that strategy will fail you. I can’t say it any other way.”

Seriously how in the world did Phil Davis won that last fight between him and Machida. It was clear on the replay's and highlights that Machida was the person dominating and dictating the game. Defending all his take downs at the same time hitting Davis with those accurate counter attacks.

On Machida's side he wanted a rematch and even obliged to go to a 5 round match. Since Machida has nothing to prove about this rematch since he won that last fight. But for him this rematch is about redemption and redeeming is name that he can defeat Davis at any cost.