Mornin’ Muesli: 15 Random Thoughts From An Amazing Saturday Night

February 17, 2008


1. Kelly Pavlik is no flash in the pan

2. Miami sure does love them some Kimbo. What an amazing crowd

3. Even in defeat, that was Jermain Taylor’s best fight as a pro

4. Tank Abbott must be a Ric Flair fan

5. Other than the fact that there were no knock downs, I enjoyed the second Pavlk-Taylor fight better than the first

6. Ok, we’ve seen Kimbo fight two tomato cans. Now it’s time for him to fight some stiffer competition. Sean Gannon, anyone?

7. Nice to see a solid undercard on a boxing PPV

8. For Yves Edwards to be truly “back” he needs to fight a top-20 contender. Until then, I just don’t buy it

9. James Thompson needs to rethink the way he starts fights

10. Brett Rogers and Scott Smith should share KO of the night honors. Still not sure which one was better but both men looked great.

11. Very disapointed in Antonio Silva’s performance. In fact, props to Ricco Rodriguez. Hopefully this helps him get his life back in order

12. Bill Goldberg needs to take it down a notch. He is way too aggressive and I hate the fact that he is so visible in the cage after the fights. When the fighters are giving each other props he shouldn’t be jumping in there too.

13. Enough with the DJ after fights. And while we’re at it, enough with making the fighters wear EliteXC hats too. It’s so weak.

14. What’s with all the Shamrock vs. Kimbo talk? Aren’t we in agreement that if Shamrock defeats Buzz Berry next month that he should then fight his brother, Frank?

15. If Pavlik really does fight Trinidad next I will truly fall into a deep depression.

  1. 13 Responses to “Mornin’ Muesli: 15 Random Thoughts From An Amazing Saturday Night”

  2. Bo Cantrell should be ashamed of himself even more now. At least Tank took those punches like a man.

    Didn’t watch the boxing but it sounded great. Good for the ghost.

    By Dubs on Feb 17, 2008

  3. What the hell was up with Kellerman not calling the fight? I am so sick of Merchant. He makes Goldberg look like a genius.

    By EZ-E on Feb 17, 2008

  4. The dancing girls need to go. It looks like Elite is trying to hard to satisfy their fans because the fights just aren’t cutting it.

    By steve24 on Feb 17, 2008

  5. You think? I actually feel like their fights usually deliver and that’s what makes all the other annoying details even more irritating.

    By AH on Feb 17, 2008

  6. I agree that the fights are good. Thats why I’m not sure why they have these lame dancing girls. It’s very annoying. Then again, Im not sure whats more annoying. The commentating or the dancing girls.

    By steve24 on Feb 17, 2008

  7. Mauro is the best there is – you can’t deny that. Golderg…well, he did pack the Georgia Dome.

    And Quadros…well, um, yeah. He seems like a nice guy.

    By AH on Feb 17, 2008

  8. I’m not sure who Mauro is, but one of the guys just annoys the hell out of me. I’m not sure if it’s his looks or what. Something about the guy just gets under my skin. I dunno, maybe its just me.

    By steve24 on Feb 17, 2008

  9. Mauro Ranallo is the play-by-play man. He’s also Canadian which is always a plus for me.

    Quadros is the skinny guy to his right (your left) and Goldberg is the big guy with the shaved head to his left (your right).

    By AH on Feb 17, 2008

  10. What blows my mind about Showtime and Elite is allowing Kimbo to be sponsored by Reality Kings and letting Kimbo wear and promote them on TV.

    By steve24 on Feb 17, 2008

  11. I found that to be kind of strange as well. I think he owns a part of the “company.” It’s funny seeing Bas Rutten wear their shirt too.

    By AH on Feb 17, 2008

  12. I’m sure things will change when people start figuring it out.

    By steve24 on Feb 17, 2008

  13. I managed to catch Pavlik/Taylor 2 and the slam dunk contest on saturday night. With an early morning youtube dose of Kimbo/Tank.

    Pavlik/Taylor 2 was a real tactical battle. Pavlik really showcased his boxing skills that night peppering Taylor all night long with Jabs. Although Taylor lost he proved his worth out there that night. I think if he was more active than his little bursts of fury he could’ve eeked out a decision. Taylor’s jab was landing the first three rounds and he kind of stopped throwing it out there. Good fight though. I think Jermain still has a career ahead of him.

    Please Bob Arum. Do not sign Pavlik/Trinidad. As much as I believe that fight would help raise the Ghost’s stock. I’d much rather see a Duddy fight. But I guess The Ghost does deserve a tune up fight for whenever he fights Arthur Abraham later in the year.

    The Slam Dunk Contest is back? Dwight Howard threw it down and so did Gerald Green. I think if Green would’ve kept his first round dunks for the finals he could’ve made it real close. I hope that more players will compete in the Dunk Contest next year. They need to bring out some high risers. Lets get my hometown Arizona Wildcat Alum Igoudala back in there to get the title he got robbed from him.

    All in all a great weekend for sports.

    By Matt on Feb 18, 2008

  14. Dwight Howard is a beast. I’m not sure if it was one of the best dunk contests ever but it surely was one of the most enjoyable to watch. I wish they would have more contestants though. And, yes, it would be great to see Iggy make a return. He did get robbed…

    Let me be the first (or second) to say I would like to see Pavlik v. Bute next (as long as Bute defeats Joppy in a couple of weeks). I think that would be a better fight than Pavlik v. Duddy and I’m not just saying that because he is from Montreal.

    I am now more interested in seeing Jermain fight again than I was after any of his big wins against Hopkins or Winky. All things considered, his camp should be very pleased.

    By AH on Feb 18, 2008

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