I’m officially on Yushin Okami’s nuts.

Yushin Okami rules.


I’ve got a soft spot for Japanese fighters, being in Japan.

The UFC paid all that money and made all the fuss about Nakamura. Nakamura came in, wore a silly outfit with a silly bowl haircut, looked fat, and got punched a lot. Then got busted for pot.

Ryo Chonan looked less fat and more like a piranha, but still lost.

Yushin Okami came in all quiet like, and basically kicked butt. He’s a Japanese fighter who isn’t at a strength disadvantage like many seem to be. He’s calm and calculating in the ring, and lacks that maniacal Japanese kamikaze yamato damashi spirit, which sounds great on paper but ends up with people engaging in striking battles or grappling scrambles they are ultimately doomed to lose. He has the skills, the strength and the composure to be a threat to almost anyone, and he improves with each fight.

He basically pw0zned1 (I just made that up) Evan Tanner at UFC 82, and knocked him out with a sweeeeet knee. He almost beat Richard Frankleton last year. I can’t help but feel if someone from his corner had yelled some kind of reminder that this was an important fight and that he should probably wake up and do something about it, he would have won.

I’d like to see Okami fight one more reasonable fighter to sharpen his finishing skills before he tackles our new Spider Overlord, but alas, I don’t think he will.

Look for Okami to fight Silva in the next few months and I think it will be closer than some people, um, think.


It’s Official – Anderson Silva is God.

Spiderman! Spiderman! Do anything that a spider can! Can he elbow your face off? Yes he can! Watch him jump! Spiderman! Dundunnnn here comes the spiderman!


Anderson Silva vs Carlos Newton

Anderson Silva is the motherfuckin man. I couldn’t quite believe it on Saturday night. He beat Dan Henderson, and beat him good! The man is a god in the ring. It’s so satisfying to watch him get into his rythm, when he really starts to feel it, and he just fires off the perfect strike with perfect timing, up down left right bang smash good night Viennese Whirl.

It was clear from the first round that he can be taken down and side mounted (somewhat awkwardly.) It would seem, then, that his kryptonite is strong wrestling. But if Dan Henderson couldn’t capitalise, who the fuck can? I know what you’re thinking. Hulk Hogan. I’m with you, but our chances of seeing the yellow-faced one in the octagon against Silva are about as likely as you growing a gigantic penis out of your shoulder and then shoulder-barging JRR Tolkien in the ear with it.

Silva rules. His run in the UFC so far has been incredible. I wasn’t that impressed by his wins over Leben and what’s his name, even the win against Franklin didn’t impress me. I never got the whole thing about Franklin… was he ever that great? Maybe I just missed the UFCs he fought on, but he beat some guy, some other guy, Ken Shamrock, and then some other guy. And suddenly he’s one of the best fighters the UFC has to offer? Anyway, Silva dispatching Henderson like that cements his status with me as “Super Awesome to the Max”.