Sunday, May 24, 2009
ENTER THE DRAGON
Fighting notes by redster
Belem boy Lyoto Machida knocked out the swaggering Ultimate Fighter winner and UFC lightheavyweight champion "Sugar" Rashad Evans in round two of UFC 98. Take a bow. To those who have followed his career, it was not a question of if but when he'd spill sugar on the octagon canvas and wipe it off the floor. It was about martial arts - Defend, attack, bait, attack, trap, win. And it was, as ESPN writer Brian Knapp wrote, "power, patience and precision." Welcome back to real martial arts.
Waited since it was first announced Rampage Jackson will be replaced by the son of Yoshizo. Watched with Rio. Yey.