"Minotauro was terrific. That sweep was artistic. I was amazed to see his mental strength and his submission techniques. I found a lot to learn from his fight. I was also surprised to see how quick Sylvia gave up and tapped out though. It seems the American style."
Middleweight contender Yushin Okami comments on the action this weekend during UFC 81: "Breaking Point" in a recent blog entry. I was just as surprised with the quick tap, however, I did not attribute it to the "American Style." I'm not even sure I know what that means ... has something been lost in translation or is it an insult to other American fighters? Surely, Chris Leben, Josh Koscheck, Drew McFedries, David Heath (not his decision), Phil Baroni and a ton of other American fighters who prefer to go night-night rather than submit would object.