A Good Read and WEC 50 Pick Prep

Over at mmafighting.com today, Mike Chiapetta has an interesting and rather inspiring interview with UFC welterweight Thiago Alves. After everything that he’s gone through in the last 2 years, its heartening to see someone at this level admit their mistakes, and rededicate themselves to improve for the future. Alves lost to Georges St. Pierre last…

Armondo’s Picks – WEC 50

This one’s gonna be cake, kids. A great night of fights (which I will not see live because I don’t have cable or satellite because I’m a cheapass), with a fantastic (if not slightly underrated) ME. Without further ado, y’all are about to get DEALT WITH!! MAIN CARDLW: Bart Palaz… Palasew… Palazswek…LW: Bart P. -vs-…

Steelers FTW – WEC 50 Picks

Bart Palaszewski vs. Zachary Micklewright – PALASZEWSKI This will be the first real test for Micklewright after a recent injury, and it comes against a veteran fighter who has big fight experience. Micklewright will have a long, bright career in WEC, but his perfect record gets its first blemish when this one’s over. Scott Jorgensen…

Casey’s WEC 50 Picks

WEC 50 could turn out to be another in a line of Zuffa cards that doesn’t look like a blockbuster at first glance, but could produce a bunch of exciting and entertaining fights. We like both exciting and entertaining fight here at the Bang, so Round 2 of our Pick Challenge will be the main…

What’s Next for UFC 117 Fighters

So I may be like a week late with this post, but Armando and I were talking about this the other day and I finally get around to writing it out. The questions we were asking revolved around what’s next for those that fought at 117, and here’s what I’m thinking may happen. Roy NelsonAfter…

The Future of the Hall of Fame

As I was sitting around, wallowing in my own self-loathing for eating Taco Bell while sober, I got to thinking of people who had something to be proud of in their lives. Naturally my mind went to the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included two of the best players ever at their positions,…

NFL Holdouts

So I was reading about the Darrelle Revis saga in NY and it really got me thinking – again, as I banged my head against my desk when Chris Johnson was doing the same thing – that the NFL needs to rework its rookie contract situation. (Go here http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5449302 to read about Revis. Go here…

UFC 117 Quick Wrap and Picks Standings

Steelers did an excellent job of summing up last night’s card, so read his post below for some good analysis. Just a few things to add. 1. I was an idiot for picking against Matt Hughes, no matter what the odds said. That mistake shall not be repeated.2. Roy Nelson is generally punching bag shaped…

UFC 117 Recap

First off, congratulations to all of the winners from last night’s card. UFC 117 was full of entertaining fights (and a 15-minute bathroom break opportunity from Jon Fitch…I keed. I keed) and did not disappoint on what looked on paper to be a great line of match-ups. THE MATCHES: Junior Dos Santos used Roy Nelson…

UFC 117 Pick Off – Tim

Saunders v. Hallman: Hallman has the experience, Saunders has the… No real reason to believe that Saunders will win this fight other than he hasn’t been submitted yet and Hallman wins the majority of his fights that way. Also, I don’t like betting on an veteran to beat an up-and-coming guy who seems to be…