A few observations from Strikeforce: “Overeem vs. Werdum”:
-Chad Griggs, a.k.a. “King Muttonchops”, is like the Little Engine That Could. Of course, last night that “could” involved nothing more than beating up someone who looked like they didn’t really want to be there, but hey, that’s something, right? Right?
-Jeff Monson: takes a licking but keeps on… taking a licking. (Google “Timex watches” if you don’t know where that slogan is from, kid.)
-The beauty of Jorge Masvidal’s striking game is how seamlessly he blends his kicks – particularly the high-kicks – with his punches and overall movement. Also beautiful: how he can sometimes DESTROY people with it.
-I had no problem with Josh Barnett taking the microphone and giving a pro-wrestling-esque post-fight speech. Beats the hell out of the usual drivel that comes out a fighters’ mouths.
-The following words apply to the bout between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum: lackluster, underwhelming, embarrassing, ridiculous, shameful, disgraceful, silly. Feel free to use these words as talking points at your next Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix cocktail party.