Thursday, June 10, 2010

From UFC to A-Team to ... WWE?

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The WWF, now WWE, was always a guilty pleasure for many adolescent males. Who can forget men built like super heroes who exhibited comic book dialogue and death defying action? Of course, once the veil was lifted and the action was known to be scripted, it quickly became a novelty and combat sports like boxing, kickboxing, and now, MMA become much more widely respected.

And, as of late, a few of the elite stars of WWE have used their wrestling experience and personality, as a bridge to MMA. Former boxing heavyweight stars have used 'rassling as a form of needed income for decades. And though it used to hold a stigma of shame for once great champions it now is a way to attract new fans. Just look at non-heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

But is Quinton "Rampage" Jackson serious about a transition from UFC to WWE? What's next Vince McMahon vs. Dana White, with the loser having to forfeit a fighter to the other's promotion?

Say it ain't so, Jackso (tongue in cheek).

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cotto Stops Foreman

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Miguel Cotto used superior firepower and footwork to beat Yuri Foreman and win the WBA 154 lb. version of the title Saturday night/Sunday morning at the new Yankees Stadium in the Bronx. Cotto looked in command though he still left doubt about his punishment level and ferocity. There is little doubt that Foreman would have lasted the 8th round against a finisher like Manny Pacquiao or Arthur Abraham; Cotto used to be that kind of fighter.

Let's see if Sergio Martinez will be next. Alfredo Angulo may be the riskiest proposition right now, though.

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