October 11, 2006

Fight Night!: What if Boxing tried this? Yesterday, UFC president Dana White provided a big-time fight for free on Spike TV. Tito Ortiz puts the final nail in Ken Shamrock. Kendall Grove wins, Matt Hamill wins, and Ed "Short fuse, short career" Hermann gets taken down by a VERY talented unknown. (Unknown in the US at any rate, but soon to BE known if that fight was any indication!

posted by vito90 to extreme at 01:43 PM - 15 comments

Ortiz-Shamrock III on Gootube

posted by gspm at 02:11 PM on October 11, 2006

My afternoon Star Trek was cancelled for their lead-up UFC marathon. Boo!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:13 PM on October 11, 2006

the fight doesn't being until more than 8min into the clip, btw.

posted by gspm at 02:18 PM on October 11, 2006

what clip?

posted by garfield at 02:35 PM on October 11, 2006

Is Tito really as good as he looks, or is it just that an old Shamrock makes him look that good? If he is committed to the sport again, it looks like he may really shake things up against Liddell.

posted by louisville_slugger at 03:02 PM on October 11, 2006

Another disapointing Shamrock-Ortiz bout. At least the other fights were entertaining.

posted by tron7 at 03:26 PM on October 11, 2006

Shamrock is 42 years old. Tito is 31. As much as I love Shamrock, he should have retired a long time ago. It was nice to see them shake hands after the fight, and Ortiz gave Shamrock his props. Another tidbit on Tito - His girlfriend is Jenna Jameson. Yep, that Jenna.

posted by wingnut4life at 03:40 PM on October 11, 2006

Shamrock took more shots to the face in those 2 minutes than Jenna does in any of her movies.

posted by grum@work at 03:59 PM on October 11, 2006

Shamrock didn't put up much of a fight. I think he knew he wasn't going to win. I tivo it last night and watched it again, and if you turn up the volume when Shamrock was trying to shake Ortiz's hand he was saying something like "you know I made you a bunch of money, Tito" But I agree with wing, Shamrock's retirement was long overdue.

posted by sgtcookzane at 06:58 PM on October 11, 2006

I'm no authority, but the all-time comment of this thread is grum's. And people beating the bejeezus out of each other IS entertaining, I don't care who says otherwise. On preview, grum, your comment carries with it a nasty combined visual that I shall have to use a hot ember to burn out of my mind.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:45 PM on October 11, 2006

I mucked up the link to the clip! Ortiz-Shamrock III on Gootube The delay in fixing it sort of negates the poking around I had to do since it hadn't shown up in the searches - but now it is on the most viewed list, etc.

posted by gspm at 08:25 PM on October 11, 2006

I like the UFC as much as the next guy but lets face it. They didn't do the fans any favors by showing the fight for free. Shamrock didn't have a chance, he is a has been. The UFC couldn't have gotten anything for the second rerun of the same old thing. The under cards were just more of the Ultimate Fighter show newbies, and it all was a promotion for the upcoming Franklin and Silva card. Also keep in mind that Tito Ortiz, as good as he is or was, hasn't beaten anybody good (except robbing Forrest Griffin by decision) for a long time. Sure he has been beaten by some good fighters but they are building him up against the has been Shamrock to make him look good for a big fight against Chuck Liddell. The bad blood between Ortiz and Shamrock sure dissapated quickly now that they won't be fighting anymore. Between all the bad blood hype, kissing and making up and the fact that every UFC fighter has a nickname whether he has earned it or not, is making the UFC start to look more like the WWF or TNA than a legitimate fighting sport . They should start to be careful if they want to look legit. Ortiz is a good showman and it will make for a big build up for the Chuck Liddell fight but of course Tito is way past his prime and Chuck will knock him out again.

posted by Atheist at 12:00 PM on October 12, 2006

but of course Tito is way past his prime and Chuck will knock him out again. Keep in mind that Lidell is 6 years older than Ortiz. I don't think you can say he's past his prime, he just took a break. Though I do think Tito get's knocked out.

posted by tron7 at 02:16 PM on October 12, 2006

I agree tron...the majority of all the top fighters are Tito's age or older. I think Tito just hasn't had his head and heart in it for afew years after so much success and fame early on. Tito's only chance with Chuck is on the ground. If he stands too long he;s going to get hammered.

posted by louisville_slugger at 03:31 PM on October 12, 2006

He'll be on the ground. KO'd in the first couple minutes just like the rest of Chuck's recent fights. Tito hasn't exactly been fighting opponents of Chuck's caliber (because there aren't any). His fights in 2006 don't show any sign of being able to hang with Lidell, beating Shamrock twice and stealing a decision from Forest Griffin shouldn't even get you close to a fight with a champ. This matchup really seems to be a byproduct of the Wanderlei Silva/Liddell fight falling through. UFC contracts are sketchy things, I'm Chuck needed to have another fight before the end of the year contractually and Ortiz is at least popular. Now what about Franklin/Silva tonight? That should be interesting.

posted by YukonGold at 10:00 AM on October 14, 2006

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