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Rothwell vs. Cro cop – IFL vs Pride – Battle of the walking papers?

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It sounds like every MMA fans dream match up! A former IFL Champion vs. A former Pride Grand Prix Champion but, no matter which way you look at it, Rothwell vs. Cro cop at UFC 110 could be the last time you see one of these faces in the UFC.

Mirco Cro Cop has been less than impressive since landing in the UFC – Only being successful in 2 of his 5 UFC career fights. The former K-1 and Pride wrecking machine has found it hard pulling the trigger in the octagon,though sadly he does seem to be doing well at pulling the trigger on his MMA career. It is far the Mirko Cro cop I once adored in pride when he came up with his infamous “Right leg, hospital; left leg, cemetery” quote. He went in to his last fight at UFC 103 looking nervous and less than enthusiastic when he met Junior dos Santos in the centre of the octagon and, to great surprise, Cro cop verbally submitted in 2 minutes into the 3rd round.

Ben Rothwell…I will keep this one short and sweet much like his UFC debut…All that hype, all that talk and he got flattened, demolished and embarrased at UFC 104 when he met Cain Velasquez. Now there is no shame in loosing to Velasquez at all but for somebody that spent months saying “I will punch Cain harder than he has ever been hit in his life and he wont know what to do” I found his efforts laughable at best. We can all argue that the Ref stoppage may have came too early but there is no doubt in my mind that Cain would of only ended up hurting him more than he needed to be…

If Rothwell looses this fight at UFC 110 in the same fashion that he lost at UFC 104 then I can only expect for Dana White to start questioning his place in the UFC. He is not a major attraction so he does not fall under Mr.Whites Pay Per View buy safety umbrella and I cant see anybody wanting to watch him fight again if this happens…

Filipovic on the other hand needs this win to stay in the UFC. There is no doubt in my mind, or any other hardcore MMA fans mind, that if Mirko fails to get a win at UFC 110 then his time in the organization will be done with. He has mixed up his training camps, got rid of his 99 year old “Mickey Goldmill from Rocky” style trainers and seems to be determined to get back to his old self.

Fingers crossed that we will hear alot more Duran Duran “Wild Boys” in the near future.


White Not Amused with Ortiz-Coleman Exchange

UFC President Dana White seemed as perplexed by Tito Ortiz’ interruption of Mark Coleman’s post-fight interview as the rest of the audience was at UFC 109 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Ortiz, who is in town taking his second turn as a coach opposite Chuck Liddell on this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” caught the event cageside, and used his proximity to Coleman while exiting the arena to engage the former heavyweight champion verbally.

“F— you, Tito,” Coleman said mid-interview, moments after losing a second-round submission to Randy Couture. “Any f—ing time, Tito. Anytime, d—-bag.

Ortiz and Coleman had been originally scheduled to face off at UFC 106 last November until the Olympic wrestler withdrew with a knee injury. The 35-year-old Ortiz is now slated to meet Liddell a third time at the conclusion of the Spike reality TV series, likely at UFC 115 on June 12 at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Tito’s calling out Coleman when he’s fighting Chuck,” said White at the post-fight press conference. “I don’t even know what to say to that. That’s Tito.”

White had well-publicized bad blood with the former light heavyweight champion over the last few years, but the pair said their bruised past had been repaired when the polarizing Ortiz re-signed to a multi-fight contract with the organization on July 31. Still, White didn’t hide his displeasure at Ortiz’ tactics on Saturday.

“Guy just loses in the most important fight of his life. This meant more to Coleman than anything to fight Randy Couture and beat him,” said White. “He loses, he’s standing up there doing an interview and Tito’s screaming sh– at him. Tito’s back.”

Our Top 10 Fighter Walkout Tracks! I dare you to try and tell Wanderlei that Sandstorm is gay…..

OK, so there’s nothing better than getting hyped up to watch a BIG fight. Not just any old main event. No, I mean one of those epic “my world would implode if missed this” fights!

You follow all the articles, listen to the trash talking go backwards and forwards between opponents, we all have our “professional” opinions on who is going to win and why, you watch 2 and a half hours worth of mediocre fights JUST to get to the big one and then it happens….The lights fade to black, Your sat on the edge of you seat waiting for that music to hit so your fighter can come out an demolish everybody in his sight. Finally the beat drops and your man is on his way to the cage to some big beats! Heavy bass, a tense build up, Catchy rhythms – It’s all got you thinking “Damn, this beat is hard! But what is the track!?” – So here we have our top 10 walkout tracks!

10) Reveille  “What you got”

Used in the past by Ken Shamrock. No wonder why he used to be walking down the ramp pumped up to hell! Take a listen and tell us how you would feel!

9) Cypress Hill “Valley of chrome”

Way back at UFC 47 Chuck Liddell came out to this. The atmosphere was tense! Chuck and Tito were finally going at it and from the moment that the opening bass line hit you knew Chuck meant business…Even though he was smiling

8 ) Red hot chilli peppers “Higher Ground”

Josh “Kos” Koscheck has been using this as his regular lately and for some reason we like it. It’s not particularly heavy or suspenseful, but it definitely does get the adrenaline pumping and lyrically it suits Kos!

7) Pharoahe Monch “Simon Says”

You know when this music hits only one man is coming, and that man is Renato “babalu” Sobral. Heavy beats for some heavy hands….need we say more on this one!?

6) Imposs “Mornier 4 life”

For those who don’t know, Imposs is a Canadian rapper of Haitian origin. He is also the man who supplied Georges St-Pierre with the heavy beat that he used at UFC 100. Just don’t start skipping around with your Gi on and your school tie wrapped around your head….

5) Kanye West “Amazing”

So this track might not be the fastest passed or the most aggressive you would of heard a fighter come out to, but when you see Frank Mir walking towards the octagon as calm as can be just listen to the lyrics and you will know why this has made it on to the list!

“It’s amazing, I’m the reason, That everybody’s fired up this evening, I’m exhausted, Barley breathing, Holding on to what I believe in…”

4) Roy Jones JR “ Can’t be touched”

Rampage Jackson might be the court jester of MMA today but believe us when we say you would not want to joke with a man that walks out with an industrial chain around his neck, howling like a wolf and killing you with his stares….

The song fits Rampage down to a T…..No pun intended!

3) KRS One “Step into a world”

So Rashad Evans might not be high on everybody’s favourite fighter list but you cannot deny that the guy has a taste for classic hip-hop head bangers. Epic track to use!

2) Darude “Sandstorm”

If you walked into a gay bar “accidently” you would most likely find the DJ dressed in his latex police outfit getting ready to play this track…

If you are Wanderlei Silva on the other hand, you would axe murder the DJ, Take this record and turn it into your signature track!

1) DMX “Intro” from the album “It’s dark and hell is hot”

So this is it, our number 1 pick for entrance music. The moment those church bells hit and the arena turns blue you KNOW you’re about to get knocked out…Well….Prior to UFC 71 that was the case. Yes, we are talking about the one, the only, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell! Fingers crossed he will come back on top form though when he meets Tito for the third time!

We know that alot of you will agree to disagree with our choices here, So feel free to leave comments with your favourite walkout tracks!