If you are trying to make plans this Saturday night with a guy just forget about it. Because he will mostly be watching the UFC 148 rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. Did I loose you already? So I don’t normally follow the UFC but now that the sport of boxing is pretty much dead I might as well start.
Here’s a brief introduction to the world of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). It is mixed martial arts fighting. It’s like if boxing and wrestling had a baby. There are five rounds. Each round is five minutes with a one minute break in between. Despite the sport looking crazy it actually has a lot of prohibited actions. For instance you can’t head but someone, attack someones groin, bite, or eye gauge. So it’s not totally barbaric. The fights are scored by judges on a scale of 1-10. The judges look at strikes landed, take downs, and technique. Being timid in a fight is actually considered a foul so you better fight to the end. Like boxing the judging is very controversial because it is so subjective.
So why is this fight so big? Well this is actually the second fight between Silva and Sonnen. They fought back in 2010 at UFC 117. Back then Silva had won 11 UFC fights leading up to UFC 117. But when the fight happened Sonnen put the beat down on Silva. It looked like Silva was out until the last round. He managed to come back and keep his title. If their last fight was any indication then this one should be close too.
It is considered the biggest rivalry in the UFC. Sonnen has said some nasty things about Silva and has made this about way more than just fighting. Sonnen seems to be walking in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather making himself the asshole of the UFC. If you don’t believe me just watch this video of him:
If you are not on Silva’s side after watching that then yeah you must love Mayweather too.
One thing is clear whomever wins Wimbledon this SUNDAY will be making history this year. Andy Murray will be making history for England being the first Brit to win since 1936. It’s kind of ironic that they hold this event yet seems to kind of suck at it. Murray advanced today after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday in the semifinals. Murray has never won a final before so he’s virgin. And for the country of England he definitely needs to get his cherry popped.
He will be facing fellow history maker and old man Roger Federer. I use the term old-man loosely since he is only 30-years old. Federer beat defending champ Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. This is Federer’s 8th time in a Wimbledon final. And he’s won 6 times so far and looking to make it 7.
So the question becomes who do you support? Do you support the guy whose done it 6 times or the guy whose never done it? Personally I think we should bandwagon behind Murray. Poor Britain that host this thing year after year to keep losing. With that said I kind of think Federer has got this one in the bag. Murray has only played in 3 major finals and 2 of them against Federer. And Federer won. So it’s not looking promising.
If you don’t know wrestler, Jordan Burroughs, than you are really missing out. He is the favorite to win this summer at the London Olympics. He hasn’t lost a tournament since 2009. In 2011 he won both the NCAA Championship and World Championship. Not to mention he is very sexy.
Reasons to love Burroughs:
1. He can motivate you just through twitter. Seriously this guy has the most positive tweets ever. It makes me want to work out harder. Check him out at: @alliseeisgold
2. His motto which is tattooed on his chest, “Dream it, do it.”
3. His favorite music is Jay-Z and Loose-Tekz.
4. He wants to make wrestling a more popular sport in America. And he may just be the guy to do it. He’s very charming.
5. He loves McDonald’s breakfast. Who doesn’t?