Justin McCully "close to 100 percent" for Gonzaga clash

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MMAcca
7/4/08 5:35:20PM
Eleven-year veteran and one-time Team Punishment fighter Justin McCully (8-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will enter his second heavyweight bout in the UFC much as he did the first -- a decided underdog. But McCully is relaxed and ready on the eve of his UFC 86 undercard bout with Gabriel Gonzaga.

McCully discussed the challenges he faced in the 15 months since his latest UFC appearance while a guest on a today's edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).





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RMFG_187
7/4/08 8:15:31PM
i changed my pick today to McCully by lay and pray UD.
cmill21
7/4/08 8:40:08PM
I'm still undecided on whether or not GG is anything but a one hit wonder. If he loses this one I have no doubts.
Figsak
7/4/08 8:49:12PM

Posted by RMFG_187

i changed my pick today to McCully by lay and pray UD.



I changed 3!! of my fights last minute after over thinking it last event (Brown Vs. Arroyo, Yundt Vs. Kimmons, and Burkman Vs. Hazelett) Look at my record >,<...

Overthinking is the devil!

Don't do it man! you'll hate yourself in the morning!
Porch28
7/4/08 10:18:42PM

Posted by cmill21

I'm still undecided on whether or not GG is anything but a one hit wonder. If he loses this one I have no doubts.


Even though he lost to Couture he beat the crap out of him and he whopped Cro Cop. He is no one hit wonder and will beat the boring one McCully by destruction
copcopps
7/4/08 11:21:11PM
Its sad that Justin McCully's a BJJ black belk yet almost got submitted by Antoni Hardonk

Napao by pwnage.
cmill21
7/4/08 11:26:31PM

Posted by Porch28


Posted by cmill21

I'm still undecided on whether or not GG is anything but a one hit wonder. If he loses this one I have no doubts.


Even though he lost to Couture he beat the crap out of him and he whopped Cro Cop. He is no one hit wonder and will beat the boring one McCully by destruction



When did he beat the crap out of Couture? He did well against Werdum in round one and was destroyed in round two, and none of his other fights are anything to smile about.
juanez13
7/4/08 11:42:52PM
call me crazy, but i think Gonzaga is the most talented HW in the UFC, if he had good cardio/heart, IMO i dont think anybody in teh UFC could touch him, not even Big Nog.
Manak
7/4/08 11:47:12PM

Posted by juanez13

call me crazy, but i think Gonzaga is the most talented HW in the UFC, if he had good cardio/heart, IMO i dont think anybody in teh UFC could touch him, not even Big Nog.



very true he has the talent n size but as seen in his last fights not the heart to be in a war, like vitor bring to him early n he will fade out
cmill21
7/5/08 12:13:50AM

Posted by juanez13

call me crazy, but i think Gonzaga is the most talented HW in the UFC, if he had good cardio/heart, IMO i dont think anybody in teh UFC could touch him, not even Big Nog.



Crazy
jiujitsufreak74
7/5/08 12:35:51AM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by juanez13

call me crazy, but i think Gonzaga is the most talented HW in the UFC, if he had good cardio/heart, IMO i dont think anybody in teh UFC could touch him, not even Big Nog.



Crazy



beat me too it.

YOU SIR, ARE CRAZY!

EON
7/5/08 1:06:20AM
Gonzaga is better on the ground and standing, people are overthinking this one I think.
gravy13
7/5/08 1:21:00AM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by Porch28


Posted by cmill21

I'm still undecided on whether or not GG is anything but a one hit wonder. If he loses this one I have no doubts.


Even though he lost to Couture he beat the crap out of him and he whopped Cro Cop. He is no one hit wonder and will beat the boring one McCully by destruction



When did he beat the crap out of Couture?



Seriously, is that a joke? He beat the crap out of Couture? I'm not taking anything away from Gonzaga, but Randy owned him that whole fight.


voodoo-jitsu
7/5/08 2:49:12AM

Posted by EON

Gonzaga is better on the ground and standing, people are overthinking this one I think.

i didnt think about it at all ..................i picked mccully
loller90278
7/5/08 3:51:08AM

Posted by gravy13


Posted by cmill21


Posted by Porch28


Posted by cmill21

I'm still undecided on whether or not GG is anything but a one hit wonder. If he loses this one I have no doubts.


Even though he lost to Couture he beat the crap out of him and he whopped Cro Cop. He is no one hit wonder and will beat the boring one McCully by destruction



When did he beat the crap out of Couture?



Seriously, is that a joke? He beat the crap out of Couture? I'm not taking anything away from Gonzaga, but Randy owned him that whole fight.





you do realize that he did break coutures arm, and before the nose being broken it was a pretty even back and forth war. go watch it again without the commentary.
Vote4Fedro
7/5/08 3:57:52AM

Posted by thevoodooninja


Posted by EON

Gonzaga is better on the ground and standing, people are overthinking this one I think.

i didnt think about it at all ..................i picked mccully



How did your last under dog picks workout? 2-8 says take GG.
D0wnUnd6e6r
7/5/08 6:34:40AM
lord, people are actually picking mccully lol... aaaanyways good luck with that
Figsak
7/5/08 6:51:12AM
I know, amazing isn't it?

But I thought the same thing when bottled water started getting popular.

WHO KNEW.
Manfred
7/5/08 9:55:51AM

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

lord, people are actually picking mccully lol... aaaanyways good luck with that



It's not a bad risk since it's double points.

He easily hits as hard as Werdum and GG folded after taking a couple shots.

This is not as much of a one-side fight on paper as people might think.
Aaronno9
7/5/08 10:00:31AM
Gabes a monster, i mean, yeah he lost two fights in a row, but they where to 2 of the top 10 heavy weights in the world!! I think he hurt himself during the werdum fight after a misplaced leg kick, thats when he started to fold. People who say he gets hit and folds are wrong, he got beat to shit by randy in their fight and kept going till get got his nose smashed. Even taking a fight with Mirko tells me hes not that afraid of getting clocked.

That said, i dont like gabe, and i wouldnt mind if Justin beat him, but to write him off becouse he got beat by Werdum and Randy is insane. Theirs no denying the man has some serious ground skills and big power standing.
juanez13
7/5/08 10:31:50AM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by cmill21


Posted by juanez13

call me crazy, but i think Gonzaga is the most talented HW in the UFC, if he had good cardio/heart, IMO i dont think anybody in teh UFC could touch him, not even Big Nog.



Crazy



beat me too it.

YOU SIR, ARE CRAZY!




should have seen that coming
Manfred
7/5/08 10:37:34AM

Posted by Aaronno9

Gabes a monster, i mean, yeah he lost two fights in a row, but they where to 2 of the top 10 heavy weights in the world!! I think he hurt himself during the werdum fight after a misplaced leg kick, thats when he started to fold. People who say he gets hit and folds are wrong, he got beat to shit by randy in their fight and kept going till get got his nose smashed. Even taking a fight with Mirko tells me hes not that afraid of getting clocked.

That said, i dont like gabe, and i wouldnt mind if Justin beat him, but to write him off becouse he got beat by Werdum and Randy is insane. Theirs no denying the man has some serious ground skills and big power standing.



I agree. and I wasn't saying that Gabe shouldn't be the favorite. I was simply saying that consider the underdog bonus, it's not a bad risk.
RampageOwnedYou
7/5/08 10:51:47AM
no doubt, Gonzaga isnt anything special.

Im going with the Insane One just for the fact he is solid at the takedowns. And that Gonzaga aint quick to avoid them.

Justin by lAY and pray.
D0wnUnd6e6r
7/5/08 11:02:04AM

Posted by Manfred


Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

lord, people are actually picking mccully lol... aaaanyways good luck with that



It's not a bad risk since it's double points.

He easily hits as hard as Werdum and GG folded after taking a couple shots.

This is not as much of a one-side fight on paper as people might think.



Hey man, like I said, all power to you...and good luck with that
saemskin
7/5/08 12:59:43PM
McCully is going to get destroyed. His style is almost exactly like Tito Ortiz's with the exception of the cardio and superior strenth that Tito has.
I'm thinking it's going to make the CroCop fight look pleasant and I'm smelling broken bone(s).

Dont mistake his lack of aggression in the Werdum fight for anything other than GG was being careful with a guy he had fought before and knew how skilled he was. I think we all know he's capable of more/better than that. What I don't get is that the guy has 1 "off" fight and you all question his heart?! Do you forget the Couture fight where he had a smashed face for the entire fight and still broke Randy's arm and put on a hell of a performance. You werent questioning his heart then?

I think GG is one of the best HW's in the sport, he just needs to be able to shocase himeself. I think that after he ruins McCully he'll be back on track mentally and we'll see more and better things from him.

I'm calling this now. McCully will not leave the ring on his own. He will be helped/carried out.

WAR GONZAGA!
jay98107
7/5/08 2:51:52PM
For those who saw McCully vs. Hardonk, you will know that McCully has some of the worst sub defense ever. Gonzaga by hellish armbar in round 1.
saemskin
7/6/08 9:04:00PM
What I tell ya?
Ran right through that guy. Gonzaga should be fighting top 5 opponents.
Figsak
7/7/08 10:10:30AM
Yep, I nailed the trifecta on this 1. GG by round 1 sub.
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