Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
The highlight of UFC 152 for me was the return of Vinny Magalhaes. Vinny is the man to beat JBJ!
I know that Matt Hamill is inspirational, yada, yada, yada, but I don't want to see him on the main card of a PPV ever again.
Gotta feel for Benavidez. Everyone expected him to roll through Johnson the way their semifinal fights went. I think a rematch would look exactly the same, and end with the same result. Benavidez has to hope that someone (John Dodson?) beats Johnson, and he gets a title shot against that person.
Vinny can't beat Jones. His jits is obviously amazing, but his stand up is... improving, would be the most charitable way to put it, and he doesn't have high level takedowns. My ex-BJJ trainer was right when he said than Jones sometimes has sloppy placement with his arms when he is in the top position that leaves him vulnerable to both armbars and triangles. I always contended that "No one can mount an offense from their back when they are getting pummeled that badly." Clearly I stand corrected. I don't think that he is going to be posting his arms all over the place after this. And c'mon. Who would have put money that Vitor Belfort, or all people, would be looking for the submission? On the other hand, everyone knows where Vinny wants to be.
Love Mark Hamill, but yeah, he is, and probably always will be, a sloppy fighter. He is like a wrestling version of the Mexicutioner. In other words, seems hard working, seems game, seems like a decent human being. But in that case, maybe I (or at least, a nice version of me) should get a shot at the UFC.
The Johnson-Benavidez fight went pretty much the way I thought that it would.