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Observations from My Couch: UFC 140 ‘Another One Bites the Dust’

A few observations from UFC 140: “Jones vs. Machida”:

-You know what the coolest thing about John Cholish is? His day job is on Wall Street, so the money he got for kicking Mitch Clarke’s ass probably paid for one suit, one pair of shoes and a shoe shine.

-Man, Jake Hecht elbowed the “hecht” out of Rich Attonito. Yuk-yuk-yuk.

-John Makdessi may have mounted zero offense and was easily handled by Dennis Hallman, but at the end of the day he was at least thrilled that Hallman did it all while not wearing a thong.

-Costa Philippou is to punching to the face what pepper spray is to an Occupy Wall Streeter. Which is to say, Jared Hamman was doomed from the start.

-Yes! Krzysztof Soszynski lost! A few more of those and he’ll be booted from the UFC and we’ll never have to spell out his name again!

-The Korean Zombie put away Mark Hominick in seven seconds when champ Jose Aldo couldn’t do it in five rounds? Giddyup! However, I hope this doesn’t mean Chan Sung Jung is next in line for a title shot. The dude needs a few more wins.

-Brian Ebersole put forth an uninspired performance and got a gift decision. The man is still an enigma, though. Where does he fit in in the grand scheme of things? Is he a future title contender or will he assume the role of Chris Lytle and be there to (hopefully) provide us with entertaining fights?

-I would say Tito Ortiz is just a shadow of his former self, but at this point it seems like his shadow has more durability than his fragile body.

-Is “Big Nog” a legend? Yes. Does Frank Mir have his number? Clearly. Now about that horrific arm break… man, if that isn’t a lesson in why you should tap out when a submission is definitely on, I don’t know what is.

-For one round it seemed as if Lyoto Machida actually had a chance. One round. Then Jon Jones deemed the sparring session was over and really began fighting, at which point Machida was left a bloody and unconscious sack of human flesh and bones quivering on the canvas. Folks, that’s not just a champ right there, that’s one of the greatest mixed martial artists the sport has ever seen.

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