Team Takeover LowKick Blog #3: UFC Fan Expo, K-1 WGP and a few words of wisdom
What’s up Slimes
Bloodstain Lane aka The Frikandel(Props to The Reem )
Well I have to say…I had a very interesting past 7 days, I attended the UFC Boston Expo, UFC 118 and managed to get under the nerve of Bas Boon and Alistair Overeem. So lets get into things:
? I got to meet my favorite MMA fighter (along with WAND, Fedor, Badr Hari, Gomi and Cro Cop) Mauricio Shogun Rua and it was awesome. Shogun actually recognized me from my UFC 104 rant video and thanked me for it. Then, he gave me a free walkout shirt and I got to chance to chill with him and his manager Eduardo Alonso(coolest dude ever)…I have to say I felt like a better man, just being in Shogun’s presence. There’s very few people in this world that when you meet you can feel how genuine you they are and I felt that way with Shogun. Besides, being a great fighter, he’s a great human being…Props to Mauricio Shogun Rua and Eduardo Alonso for giving me memories I will NEVER forget.
? I met WAND for 3rd time and nothing changes. There’s a reason for the cult following he has. This guy stayed for 10 STRAIGHT hours signing autographs. He really loves his fans and we love him.
? Funny story. I also got to chance to meet my favorite Featherweight Marlon Sandro. As I was doing my shoot with him and saying “Here with Marlon Sandro, best FW in the World”, Ed Soares (My arch nemesis) walked right behind me and started co-signing what I was saying. Ultra odd moment lol.
? James Toney and his crew are the coolest MF’ers ever…Props to Big Shawn for hooking me with James Toney walkout shirts and they only had 15 made.
? My boy Gary “Just Bleed” told Mark Coleman “Pride For Life” and Coleman replied “PRIDE is dead”….lol…gotta love “The Hammer”.
? Arianny Celeste is a pretty girl, but after seeing her in person…very very overrated.
? The Skrap Pack (Melendez and The Diaz brothers) are the coolest MF’ers ever…Me and Gil actually had a convo about the state of the LW Division and he told me its bullshit how when he beat Aoki everyone was sayin “Aoki was overrated” but before that ‘Aoki was a monster”. He said it takes away from his performance and the reason he beat Shinya was because he implemented the perfect gameplan…SKRAP PACK FOR LIFE.
? Wes Sims, Ben Saunders and Tom Lawlor after MMA will definitely have careers as comedians.
? Ariel Helwani co-signs Bloodstain.
? Dana White confirmed to me Fedor will be on Season Two on “The Best of PRIDE”
? Gray Maynard vs Kenny Florian will be the new method of putting children to sleep. Bedtime songs and stories are a thing of the past.
? Joe Warren vs Joe Soto is the 2nd coming of Minotauro vs Cro Cop…amazing amazing comeback. One of MMA’s greatest! If Warren has problems with Soto, wait till he faces Michihiro Omigawa who has some of the best technical boxing in MMA and world class Judo skills.
? Mark Hunt is gonna f*ck shit up in the UFC. He looks in AMAZING shape and training with ATT. Cant wait till see how he does
? Call me a fanboy (I dont give a f*ck), I love Takanori Gomi’s chances against Frankie Edgar. Gomi will have a significant size advantage and he usually eats up wrestleboxers (Kawajiri, Griffin, Ishida)
? Very excited for the return of “The Koala Bear” Satoru Kitaoka at Pancrase next month. One of the most engaging and weird personalities in MMA and my favorite grappler to watch
? Love the first round match ups of the K-1 WGP
Badr Hari vs Hesdey Gerges II – You know there will be bad blood after Badr was DQ’d in the last fight for throwing a soccer kick and in the process losing his “It’s Showtime” title. That being said, I expect Badr to crush Gerges…WAR BADR !!!
The Reem vs Ben Edwards – Another great match up. Ben tore threw the K-1 Oceania K-1 GP with ease. But he’s facing one of the most feared men on the planet here “The Reem”. I expect a Reem style destruction.
Gokhan Saki vs Kyotaro – Gokhan Saki is the next big thing in K-1 imo…this will be a great technical fight but Saki takes it.
Erroll Zimmerman vs JLB – New School vs Old School…JLB is one of my all time favorite fighters but Zimmerman will be too much.
Peter Aertes vs Ewerton Teixieria – This one is a coin flip IMO. But I will go with the legend Aertes. Can’t wait for the K-1 WGP.
? I managed to cause a ruckus between me and Team Golden Glory with one of my videos talking about Fedor vs Overeem. Well Bas Boon went on a rant on me and Overeem called me a “Frikandel”. I aint mad at ya fellas…but I will stand up for myself against ANYONE. Much love to one of my favorite teams tho, TEAM GOLDEN GLORY.
? For boxing heads check out one of my favorite boxers at the moment Yuriorkis Gamboa on HBO this Saturday. He looks like Cuban mini Mike Tyson and he has lethal punching power and super fast combos. Next big superstar in boxing
Anyway Slimes, Bloodstain Lane aka The Judge Dredd of Combat Sports signing off.
RESPECT THE SHOOTER. FYL.