A healthy Brock Lesnar (as in free of diverticulitis) would have beaten Alistair Overeem on December 30, 2011. Remember that? Yeah, back then, Overeem was on steroids (which was found out months later). Since Overeem has been bereft of performance enhancers, he’s dropped two fights in a row. He was humiliated by Antonio “Big Foot” Silva back in February and tonight, when he had a handle on 6’7″ heavyweight Travis Browne, Browne stood back up, kicked him square in the face, landed his big ol’ Dutch ass on the mat, and drilled another punch before referee Mario Yamasaki called off the contest.
But, ah, I digress. Congratulations to Travis Browne on kicking some ass!
Earlier I cited that Chael Sonnen has only won two fights in three years. Well, make that three. And allow me to verify the fact that he’s only lost two fights in three years, and those two fights were against Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. Yeah. Tonight, he executed a perfect guillotine choke on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, forcing Shogun to tap out. After the fight, the People’s Champion, the self-styled American Gangster, Chael Sonnen himself had something to say:
“I’m the man of the hour, too sweet to be sour, what you see is what you get and what you don’t is better yet, I’m the women’s pet and I’m the men’s regret, if you bet against Chael Sonnen then you’ve made a bad bet!”
He also called out another Silva, this time going after Wanderlei the “Axe Murderer” Silva:
“Wanderlei Silva, boy, you are 6’0″ and 200 pounds. I didn’t know they stacked crap that high. Hold on a second, Joe [Rogan], I’m not talking to a middle aged comedian just for the goddamned pleasure of it. Wanderlei Silva, it’s you and the bad guy, me, in three months!”
Hysterical. Sonnen could sell a steak to a vegan, a shower to a bum, a bible to an atheist, a sundress to a biker, a bikini to an Alaskan, overhyped hair thickener to a receding hairline rockin’ bumrat!
Urijah Faber put on one hell of a performance, too, in his bout against Yuri Alcantara. Outside of Alcantara’s flair at the beginning of the fight, Faber controlled all three rounds and won by unanimous decision.
Joe Lauzon disappointed tonight in his hometown crowd in front of Boston (just speaking the truth). But then again, Michael Johnson performed in his greatest fight in his career so far and up to this point. Lauzon was hardly aggressive compared to Johnson who struck and struck and struck and struck after Lauzon again and again, accepting his role as the veritable ‘bad guy’ in Boston as he dominated the city’s favorite Lauzon, polishing off a unanimous decision victory that saw one of the judges give a score of 30-25.