Saturday, October 30, 2010


Despite that, there's no arguing that it provided us with the greatest buttstomp knockout in the history of mixed martial arts. Then again, it was probably the only buttstomp knockout in the history of mixed martial arts. Observe: Maximo "MAXI" Blanco knocking a motherfucker the fuck out... Partially with his butt.

P.S.: I haven't posted in almost a month, and I haven't really visited Blogger in general. That's going to change - expect frequent updates again.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


FEG's K-1 held the greatest combat sports event of the year this Saturday...  They followed it up by holding the greatest combat sports event of the year this Sunday... And you probably didn't even watch. If the only purpose of your life was stopping combat sports from becoming mainstream, you will feel suicidal after watching these fights. Until then, enjoy it - as there's absolutely no way you can't.

The MAX fights aren't available in HD yet... But that doesn't keep me from posting what quite possibly is the greatest fight in kickboxing history until they are. Enjoy.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Tomas Rios. I was going to include a picture of him, but then I realized: there aren't any. Actually, I don't think anyone knows what he looks like. He doesn't go to events. He doesn't interview fighters. All we know is that he's a writer for the largest US website devoted to the sport of MMA, Sherdog. (Oh, and we know what his voice sounds like... Kind of really, really, gay.) Now Sherdog isn't a very popular website over at the Team Takeover forums. In fact, most of us despise the website and their writers.
But not me. 


Because I actually do know a thing or two about Tomas Rios. I know Tomas Rios is a very intelligent man... A man who likes to earn an extra dollar via betting on his favourite sport of MMA. There's just one problem: Tomas Rios doesn't know anything about that sport. Sure he's a writer for Sherdog and ESPN, but he always picks the wrong fighters in his event preview articles. He almost without exception describes the way he thinks a fight will take place in exactly the opposite way that it actually does take place. He does so the annoyance of many fighters, including Sean McCorkle and Rich Attonito. Tomas Rios even went so far as to thrash-talk Sean McCorkle AFTER the fight took place. So why the hell do I think Tomas Rios is an intelligent and nice fellow?

Quite simple: he does this on purpose. The thrash-talking of fighters is just to get attention. We know how much they increase PPV sales, so it's not entirely silly to assume they also increase his page views. All for one purpose: he's trying to deceive the casual, not so knowledgeable fan. Not everyone makes bets on MMA, but plenty of people do. Plenty of casuals, as well. And that's where his "atrocious" event picks come in. Let's just take a look at the last 5 events.

 Rich Franklin
Pat Barry
Rory MacDonald
Paulo Thiago
Ben Rothwell

Brock Lesnar
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Chris Lytle
Krzysztof Soszynski
George Sotiropoulos

Anderson Silva
Thiago Alves
Rafael dos Anjos
Ricardo Almeida
Junior dos Santos

BJ Penn
Randy Couture
Demian Maia
Kenny Florian
Nate Diaz

Mirko Filipović
Ryan Bader
Matt Serra
Evan Dunham
Jeremy Stephens
His picks clearly are terrible for a paid MMA writer. Just 11 out of 25, and that's only predicting who won the fight. Any long time fan not named Tomas Rios would do better. However, that isn't conclusive evidence...
...but what if I had bet 10 currency on the fighter Tomas Rios didn't pick? 

UFC 115  +23,00
UFC 116  +07,50
UFC 117  +15,50
UFC 118  +11,00
UFC 119  +33,78
TOTAL  +90,78

I think you can figure out what to do at the next MMA event on your own. Respect the reverse oracle, enjoy earning easy money!


Yet another solid video by TT's own Bloodstain Lane. In this video, Lane and his brother Chris discuss potential future opponents for MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, who lost his first ever fight earlier this year. In my opinion, these are the best fights for Fedor in Strikeforce/DREAM. in order.

ALISTAIR OVEREEM - The Strikeforce heavyweight champion is one of the few people in this world who are actually better at Fedor at a given discipline - Overeem is a world class kickboxer with almost superhuman strength. I think this fight will look a lot like Fedor versus Cro Cop - I'm expecting a close fight that will stay standing for most of the duration, but Fedor's aggressive mentality will eventually overwhelm Overeem and Fedor will either finish him late or win a close decision.

JOSH BARNETT - After Affliction: Trilogy, Barnett doesn't exactly have a big amount of fans left. In my opinion though, Barnett is still an amazing fighter and this fight would be pure fireworks. It'll be a close fight, but Fedor's overall game will most likely be too much to handle for Barnett.

FABRICIO WERDUM - In my opinion, an instant rematch is a terrible idea. Werdum won without any controversy whatsoever and deserves a shot at the title now. If both Fedor and Werdum manage to string a few wins together however, I'd love to see them fight again. In fact, I think this has potential to be the most interesting fight on the list. The last time Fedor "lost" - via cut, to Tsuyoshi Kohsaka - he took revenge by completely destroying TK's face in the rematch. The question is: will Fedor be as aggressive as he was last time, knowing he can be submitted at any given moment in the fight?

BIGFOOT SILVA - Silva is in my opinion one of the most underrated in the heavyweight division. He almost took out Werdum in the first round of their fight and in the eyes of some should even have won the decision. Despite this, I don't think he poses a real threat to Fedor. His overall game not good enough to beat someone like Fedor and I don't see Bigfoot finishing him either.

Shane del Rosario is a very skilled heavyweight who is constantly improving and could pose a serious threat to Fedor in the future. Sergei Kharitonov is a fast but powerful sambo fighter who can pose a similar threat to Fedor as Andrei Arlovski did. Satoshi Ishii is a Judo Olympics gold medalist turned MMA fighter who is training with American Top Team and Xtreme Couture to improve his overall game - he is the most promising Japanese prospect in years. Daniel Cormier is an excellent wrestler who is quickly improving as a MMA fighter. King Mo, who is a similar fighter, has also shown interest in a fight with Fedor - he lost his most recent fight though. Gegard Mousasi is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the world and has fought at heavyweight in the past, but he might not be willing to fight Fedor because of their friendship.

In the end, it doesn't matter who Fedor fights - as long as he does, I'm happy.


This is Raging Demon of Team Takeover, AKA the Žaromskis of this MMA shit.  To start this whole blogging thing off I'm here with you to share some tools of MMA Fighter turned musician Genki Sudo to enter the next dimension. Just watch.

World Order JPN

World Order USA

Mind Shift (my personal favourite)

Boy Meets Girl (the latest)