Armondo’s P4P Top 10, 1-5

1) Фëдор. Duh. The clear candidate for #1ness in everyone’s eyes. Some people that Anderson should be up here, but it’s all about quantity to me: when you can have someone who has only lost once in 31 fights, due to a cut, opened by an illegal elbow… yeah, you’re that good. The cupcake argument…

Also yesterday, more being dissagreable!

In the mix of yesterday’s news frenzy, MMA Fanhouse put out their newest pound-for-pound rankings and Armando had to share: Anyone jump out at you on this list? Top 10 P4P Me: Besides the 3 WEC guys on the list? Armando: Bingo. I think you could make a case for Torres, but Brown? I still…

Breaking News: 2009 gets worse for Dana White

Yeah, I know I’m a day or two behind in getting all this up since it broke on Monday. And I haven’t done anything with UFC 104, mostly because I’ve only seen 3 fights so far so a full write-up to come. I promise. So on to the e-mail string… I sent Armondo this link…

Bernard Hopkins disses MMA

Armando: apparently it’s hip now for washed-up boxers to diss MMA in the most absurd ways possible: http://is.gd/4lbGE Sadly, I’m sure that several other old-guard types dislike MMA for the same reasons. My tirade:Sad now that one of the best fighters of all time at 4 different weight classes has got nothing left but to…

More MMA bashing… well, suing in this case

Armando’s first email of the day:2 kids fighting at school? Wouldn’t happen if not for mixed martial arts. It’s destroying our country, and this is a perfect example why. 2 things come to mind though: 1) The shirtless kid has a TERRIBLE guard. He should really work on that. 2) Maybe it’s just me, but…

Ben Rothwell’s Right

Armando: Finally someone says it and oddly enough, it’s a man who has 0 UFC fights, but I think his record (at a week removed from 28!!) would dictate that he knows what he’s talking about: http://is.gd/4eHJK Me: And it’s really hard to disagree with him. Look at the track record. Couture since he went…

More MMA hatespew

E-mail chain between Armando, his wife and I about an article coming from a place he didn’t expect it… Australia. Armando: They always seemed like pretty open-minded and reasonable folk. Granted, this is news journalism talking and not necessarily indicative of the country at-large, but still surprising: http://is.gd/4hxE9 I don’t think it’s mentioned in the…

Tap or No Tap?

At last week’s DREAM 11, Joe Warren submitted to Bibiano Fernandez due to an armbar. Or did he? Armando sent me the closing seconds of the fight:http://www.mmatko.com/joe-warren-tap-or-no-tap-gif-dream-11/ I responded: I looked at that a few times. At first, I thought a tap, but with the reverse shot, no tap. There was not enough to me…