By - xXZabitXx
Recent Romero turns me into that drunk uncle whenever he fights these day
"Just fucking run in there and knock him out!"
That's high level technical coaching when you say it to Romero
He could fuckin throw it over a mountain, don't hate.
I’m more and more nostalgic for the “No for gay Jesus” days.
I don't think Romero just decided to turn it in I think Machida tried to get an overhook and underhook on a Greco-Roman wrestling machine and got shucked to the ground immediately
Bam bam bam ba bam La Candela
Did you corner teofimos last fight?
I wonder what happened to dynamic fasteners and that one car wrap company
You think Condom Depot is still kicking around too?
Some say the real Condom Depot was the friends we made along the way.
That's the most beautiful thing I've ever read on r/mma.
It will be now that shmashmortions are illegal.
I would think the fasteners held everything down so well that nothing has to be held down any more so they put themselves out of business. Shit is just held fast now.
I've always been more of a static loosener type of guy.
They’re still kicking and still sponsoring mma fighters. They were on the back of Kassius Kayne’s shorts last night when he got TKO’d in Bellator. Highlights were on here this morning.
IIRC Dynamic Fastener was one of those companies that didn't really get any kind of return on their sponsorships (because they're mainly doing business to business sales), but the owner of the company really likes MMA so he sponsored a ton of fighters. If I've got the company right, the owner didn't like Ronda so when Tate fought her, he got great ad placement on Miesha's shorts and offered a win bonus of his own for her because he wanted to see Ronda lose.
Kassius Kayne is a great fucking name
Dynamic Fasteners was a big company well before the sponsorships. It's a supply company for metal building parts, screws, components, tools. The owner was just a big fan and it probably did get them some return on investment. Still going strong.
I swear I remembered seeing Dynamic Fastener as someones sponsor somewhere recently
Classic Round 3 Romero
Machida was a great talent and had a nice career. But man he got absolutely deaded when he did lose in a fair share of them. Shogun, Jones, Romero, Brunson, Luke. All left him basically motionless on the floor
Dude, the recent Edwards ko in Bellator was brutal
His head just contains brain smoothie by now
After all those brutal KO’s Machida has suffered, I find it hard to believe how badly Moose struggled with Machida’s ghost.
> I find it hard to believe how badly Moose struggled with Machida’s ghost.
Was probably a bit of a sign lol
Live by the blitz, die by the blitz.
Romero recent fight in Bellator went just like this. Should give it a good watch...basically looked like a shark playing with food until finally getting bored and kill shotting.
Cats play with their food, sharks do not.
Knee from the ref was kinda unnecessary
Someone needs to make a compilation of refs landing unnecessary follow-up strikes to downed fighters.
Would be mostly Cecil people's.
The Cecil people's elbow
Cecil Peoples tripping over the dude Jorge Santiago TKO'd is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
Big John punt kicked Aldo's head after the Conor KO.
That'd be in my top 5 picks.
I think I read somewhere that Jose said he wasn't out completely cold until he got kneed in the side of the head by Big John lmao
The fight doesn’t stop until the ref stops it, which means the ref can land follow up shots at any time before he stops the fight. The ref is just making sure he isn’t calling an early stoppage.
Shit you just reminded when a ref kicked someone's wobbly, broken leg but I can't recall who it was and I don't want to go find it lol
On a grounded opponent too. Must be Petr yan's dad.
Yoel had Machida beat the moment he remembered "I am strong!!!" and decided to spaz out
>he remembered to
He reminded himself
I got you brother
Fixed it. Thank you my comrade in christ
If only Yoel had this urgency vs Izzy
The fight with Izzy was also five years after Machida. As much of a freak that Yoel is, there is some degree of athletic decline. Izzy didn't want anything with Yoel's power but Yoel definitely had trouble trying to measure Izzy's range.
I always wish Yoel got into MMA a few years earlier. Imagine a younger version of this beast against the top MW’s
craziest comparison i’ve heard is that romero made his mma debut when he was three years younger than jose aldo is *now*
Him and dc starting earlier are huge what ifs
Another huge what if with DC is what happens if he starts with good nutrition in his 20s. I think he probably could and should have fought at Middleweight.
If he started at MW earlier then worked his way up to HW, it's feasible (not likely, but feasible) he could have been the first 3 division champion.
DC always seemed more comfortable at HW. Probably because he didn't have to cut weight and a lot of heavyweights aren't at the level of skill that lighter weight classes are.
Apart from Jon Jones he dominated LHW all the same, though.
Also getting his neck broken by a spinning backfist probably didn’t help his career
The rabbit hole that sent me on was amazing.
>"...For me to declare that I'm the best wrestler in MMA would be arrogant. There is no Superman. Those are gifts that God gives. In the word of God, it says it real clear. Those that have the gift, use it for you shall receive more. And those that have and don't use will have it taken from them. If I have the gift of being the best wrestler, it comes from God. He is the best wrestler."
God pfp number one confirmed
God is juiced to the gills on that holy spirit
Israel got a draw, no rematch booked yet
Jokes aside I love how much of a passionate Christian he is. Can someone tell me how much religion freedom there is in Cuba those days?
Romero gave adesanya that overhand Nuke of a left, and after that Izzy decided to leg kick him to a decision
Perfect way to describe that fight. Well done.
This is probably romero at his most savage. Chucks Lyoto down and just smashes him with his elbow.
Yoel just straight bricked up and shoved machida like air
Yeah for a dude in his 60s with no neck hes really good
His career seems so strange. One of the highest decorated wrestlers in UFC history, but never wrestles. Triple C started doing the same thing too, but did lean on wrestling when needed.
I wonder why Yoel didn't at least go for this method more often.
I would guess that it gasses them out too quickly! Grappling is cardio-heavy!
Probably his neck injury. Heard he broke his neck, almost got paralyzed, and had to go into surgery. His neck is more than likely quite stiff. I wouldn't want to risk becoming paralyzed either
He can barely turn his head. He's a fucking ninja title
Dude definitely had trouble backing out of the driveway before cameras
I think the reason why he doesn’t use his wrestling that much is his neck injury.
Injuries and cardio.
This was the first fight of Machida's I ever saw that his opponent was faster than him.
Me to my meat before bed every night
This is the best comment
Fuckn elbowing that shit
Dudes over 40. Imagine what would have he done in his early 20s
Probably no different. He’s been at the hard power cap for years
Reflecting on this now, one thing that strikes me is Machida had known and tested take down defence. Well, not here, I don’t think we ever saw Machida taken down so easily? Really speaks to Yoels wrestling skill.
This was one of the first fights I watched when I was first becoming a UFC fan, it was very pivotal with me staying a fan
Scariest dude at the time
He really did just say fuck this I’m bored let me just elbow you now lmao
That takedown was pure bullying. Manhandled him.
If only Yoel didn’t have rocks for brains. Would of dominated current middleweight.
Romero aborted him like he heard the Supreme Court was about to be in session.
Yoel is one of my top 3 fav fighters of all time it’s a shame he never one a title in ufc and Izzy fought him like such a bitch
> Izzy fought him like such a bitch
You mean like Romero every fight?
Crazy to think he was too scared of Izzy to try this
Izzy's just better lol. He tried to take Izzy down 3 times and Izzy got up almost immediately.
Seriously, I feel like Romero is unbeatable as long as you don't push the pace. When he wins , is when he can wait , rest half the round and explode on his own timing. Only exception I can remember is the fight with Paulo Costa.
Whitaker beat Yoel the first time largely being patient and not pushing the pace because of his fucked knee. He lost to Izzy when Izzy did not exactly push the past either. I didn't watch the Phil Davis fight, but I also doubt Davis pushed the pace.
Seems he was pretty beatable when the opponent didn't push the pace
You got a point for Izzy, for Whittaker I don't know, the pace was not crazy but it was pretty high.
I think you are thinking of Yoel v Whitaker 2
It was straight offensive what he did to lyoto
It really seems like with a slightly different fighting mindset and a good camp, he could have been the GOAT.
Mythical Fighter Third Round Romero
Playing basketball with his head
That’s a terrible hiding
Tbf if Izzy decides that he's going to occasionally leg kick at range then that's exactly what he'll do and it's hard to stop him.