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Andrew602 Blog Notes: UFC 116 & Stoudemire

 

I'm just in the mood to blog, nothing Cardinal related... hell, there isn't anything going on in Arizona Cardinal-land at least for another three weeks. Until then, be prepared for some of my rambling thoughts.

I <3 MMA 

In case you guys never knew, I'm a huge MMA/UFC fan and I'm a huge Brock Lesnar (Former WWE wrestler and current UFC heavyweight champ) fan. This past weekend was UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin. I ordered the fight, much like I always do and was pleasantly surprised. Brock is the baddest man on the planet. Although he got his face pounded in by the 265-pound Shane Carwin in the first round, the champ was resilient and fought through the beating till the second round. Carwin blew his load trying to knock out Lesnar and was gassed by the time the 2nd round started. Lesnar scored the takedown, mounted Carwin, then locked in the arm triangle to submit the challenger and retain his title. Lesnar will fight Arizona State's Cain Velasquez for the title next. Although Cain is an Arizona guy, Brock is my favorite fighter by far, so I'm rooting for him. I really can't see Brock losing. He has at least 30 pounds more weight and I'd say superior wrestling skills than Cain.

I know some of you have no idea what I'm talking about, but I would love to know who else here watches MMA. If you do, I'd highly recommend checking out one of SBN's MMA blogs, www.bloodyelbow.com. I'm a regular lurker over there, especially in the downtime of the NFL offseason. Other than that, UFC 116 was one of the best cards I've seen in a while. There were a lot of great fights on that card and if you missed it, I'm sure the UFC will be re-airing it on Spike sometime soon.

 

 
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Amare Gone

In other news, the Phoenix Suns lost Amare Stoudemire to the Knicks yesterday. It's pretty crazy to see STAT gone. I'm not as hardcore about the Suns as I am about the Cardinals, but if I had to pick a team, it would be them. You almost get the same feeling of Boldin, Dansby, and Rolle leaving us, as Amare leaving the Suns. Why he'd choose the Knicks is beyond me. I guess money really does talk.

Now it makes the situation for the Suns that much worse. With Amare gone, who can take over and be the lead scorer? I've heard the team won't be able to sign all of their bench players - a unit that got them through much of the playoffs. Nash isn't getting any younger and they don't have loads of money to blow on a top free agent. Things aren't getting better for the Suns right now. Is the NFL here yet?

Anyway, those are just some of my thoughts this past week in other sporting news. Anyone have anything else they'd like to discuss?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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