Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry Christmas to Me...

So my Christmas present this year is $3000 in car repairs. After the fiasco with my car my fiance's car threw the timing belt and bent some valves. So huge repair bill there. It'll all get taken care of though.
On to the good news! The TUF finale was last weekend and there were a couple of very impressive match. The important thing is that my predictions about Danzig were born out completely. He put on a clinic in assbeatery against Tommy 'Farmboy' Speers. The Ragin' Vegan has a long career ahead of him and I expect him to spend a lot of it with a belt around his waist after he drops down to 155.
In other most excellent news the WEC had an event last night that Brian Bowles from Hardcore Gym fought in. If you read any of my previous entries you'll recognize him as the guy that kept catching me in "Some crazy neck crank" which turned out to be a Darce/Brabo. He fights at my weight, 135, but he must walk around at 150 cause he looks huge compared to me. His opponent was Marcus Galvao, considered to be one of the top bantamweights in the world. Brian was considered to be an underdog in this matchup. Obviously I picked him to win it, and win it he did. Brian was a wrecking machine from opening to closing. He hammered Galvao with rights through the entire first round and almost ended it there. The story stayed the same for 2 minutes of the second round before a couple of big rights ended the match. WAR BOWLES!!
I'm expecting Bowles to be the WEC champ at 135 within a year. He's that damn good.

Aaaaand more good news. I made it back to class last night. It's open mats until HC closes for christmas, so I got to roll for an hour. I started out by picking the biggest guy in the gym to play with and had a good roll, I couldn't finish anything against him. But I did well positionally. After that I stepped down in weight a bit and managed to catch a guy with the Darce from halfguard, but again he was a bigger guy and I actually hurt my wrist trying to lock the darce in because his shoulders/chest/neck were so big. Then I rolled with this kid named Ryan who is 18 and apparently has been doing this for a while. He's a wrestler and has a good deal of grappling experience. It was a very fun roll. Ended up being reasonably back and forth considering he had a strength and experience advantage. I got subbed a couple of times but generally was able to defend and keep position. I managed to take the back of everyone I rolled with, but I couldn't finish anything. That's what I get for rolling with all of the advanced guys... I'm still working on my strength and endurance, but I'm looking forward to Feb 10th and Superslam.

Oh, and starting in January I'm going to be working out on fridays with a friend of mines TKD school. Just a little more cardio work to help me get goin.

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