Posted by Natedogg42
Posted by Twenty20Dollars
There were a lot of known people at this event. It was a good card.
I was suprised when the crowd started to chant "DIAZ, DIAZ"
Why the surprise? He is a local boy...
Stockton, where Diaz is from, is nowhere near being "local" to San Jose. However, Shamrock does train in San Jose, so that perhaps could be why Twenty was surprised at the crowds reversal.
I really enjoyed last night's event and thought the production was better than Afflictions cherry-popper and much improved over prior events.
The only fight I didn't enjoy watching was Jens Pulver in a wig smashing that little Japanese gal. She put up a valiant effort however and negotiated a favorable pay/contract deal for that ass-whoopin'.
Side notes: Wtf is up with Mickey Rourke? He looked like a character from a Tarantino 'Homage to Bad Kung Fu movies'.
Also, Tito Ortiz popped up again to remain visible in the MMA world. First it was Affliction and now Strikeforce. I swear this guy is like that hated brother-in-law that you only invite over to pacify the wife because he eats all your food, drinks all your beer, and clogs up the plumbing.
Don't interview Cung Le anymore on TV. Let him remain the strong, silent type. On TV. He's a wonderful fighter but his oratory skills have much to be desired.