- If you cannot see your name in the camp that only means two things: Your payment did not reach Jay on time or you voluntarily shrugged your balls and your courage and spirit to compete in this pool got shattered when you saw Jay, ricky-dooby and sarah getting back to their old form picking-wise.
- I see a lot of people showing their picks on Mania threads and yet they don't have the balls to join the league. Guess what, you guys can show those picks but we won't care as long as you do not have the nutsack to join us in the Money Pool. Until you can pitch your $20 donation, don't bother showing your picks.
- As early as now, if you want to join next season please contact our Commissioner Jay through his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Don't come up with reasons like you don't have $20 or you're busy or you don't trust people on the internet. Just man up, join the Money Pool and show us your mettle. Only then can you say that you're a real man.
UFC ON FUEL TV 3 QUICK RESULTS:
Wow. What can I say? Only 4 out of 24 people in the Mania Camp thought that the Korean Zombie has a chance of beating the Diamond. Turned out, there's more than meets the eye for the Korean Zombie as he submitted Poirier in the fourth round. Zombie showed a complete skill set from sick transitions,, very good ground game and fluid striking. After the fight, a lot of Maniacs are saying that Koch should give way to the Korean Zombie against Scarface. Count me in.
Main Card (FUEL TV):
170 lbs.: Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via split decision
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald via knockout at 0:50 of round one
"Prelims" Card (Facebook):
185 lbs.: Brad Tavares def. Dongi Yang via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Cody McKenzie def. Marcus LeVesseur via submission (guillotine) at 3:05 of round one
170 lbs.: T.J. Grant def. Carlo Prater via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Rafael Dos Anjos def. Kamal Shalorus via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 of round one
135 lbs.: Johnny Eduardo def Jeff Curran via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Francisco Rivera def. Alex Soto via unanimous decision
Phase's By the Books:
- The Korean Zombie should get the title shot if Eric Koch gets injured in camp for the Aldo fight. His slick ground game, fluid striking and complete mixed-martial arts skill sets are well-deserving of Scarface at this point. If he is not given a title shot, give him Dennis Siver.
- I don't know what came up on Dana, the Fertita's or Joe Silva's minds when they let Amir and Monster take the co-main event of the evening. Lopez showed nothing in that fight except to wall and stall and grind out a decision. Fortunately, Amir got the nod.
- The fight between Cowboy and Lil Heathen proved that Stephens is a one-dimensional striker and that Cowboy is definitely top 10 in the LW Division. Cowboy vs Florian? Anyone?
- 8 out of 12 fights went to decision and some of them are simply sores to the eye. See Tavares-Yang and Jabouin-Hougland.
- Igor and Fabio put up a fantastic fight of the night candidate that was only eclipsed by the wonderful showing of Korean Zombie.
- Jason MacDonald's chin has already reached Jonathan Goulet status. I hope he fights one last time in Calgary against a TUF competitor and he retires.
- Do not bet on anyone hyped by Brian Heminger: Remember Maxi Blanco and John Lineker? Now add Marcus Levesseur to that list of Brian Heminger hyped fighters who never live up to their debuts in the Octagon. You're 0-3 now Hemmi!
Mania Fight Camp Summary:
- Despite Jason MacDonald's tendency to be tagged or quit while in the fight, 12 people in the camp still picked him.
- Only 4 people joined the Korean Zombie Mania and they get rewarded.
- There were 4 people who thought Monster Lopez had a chance against Amir. Well, considering how bad that fight turned out, I don't care who won. It's just that I am on the correct side of the fence for this fight.
- Again, 4 people picked the Ox to do some heavy carrying, Tavares is too much baggage to handle though. The fight sucked and I hope both of them get cut after that showing.
- As if not enough, another 4 people picked the guy that won over Erick Silva by disqualification. The 24 people that picked Grant were laughing now.
- 5 people thought Lil Heathen will KO Cerrone. Bad news. Cowboy is top 10 and Stephens is just a striker.
- The magic number appeared again as 4 people picked Kamal to win against Dos Anjos. Well, Kamal's weakness is his tendency to get submitted. It happened again. This time in Round One.
- This one was a case of reversal: 4 people were caught laughing at the other 24 as Eduardo decisioned Curran. What more can I say, Curran let us down again.
- Related to the above post, the same 4 people were boisterously laughing at the other 24 as Igor won against Fabio in a breath taking display of striking: body shots, knees, elbows, fists, kicks.
- 9 people thought Hougland will win, to the delight of the 18 people who thought Jabouin is better.
- 18 people were once again fooled by Brian Hemminger's build-up of Levesseur. You know what Cody codified him by a guillotine choke in round one. Typical Cody. Heminger is now 0-3.
- Despite all the reviews and analysis saying that Cisco is better than Soto, 6 people still picked Soto. Unbelievable.
- Of the four people (ShivanTiger, Deuce02, jay and ItalianStallion54) who got the hot bout, Only ShivanTiger and Deuce02 were able to nail the he full 22 points. Good job Beer Man and Deuce.
- Props also to stinky fingers/ricky-dooby for being the only one to pick a Korean Zombie submission on the 4th round! and a Johnny Eduardo decision. Wow you're getting back to your old form doobs!
- ViolentMike continued finding his inner Kyu-given strength as he once again correctly picked Tom Lawlor by 1st round knockout and Rafael Dos Anjos submission in the 1st round.
- Getting this event's valedictory award is no other than the Beer Man himself ShivanTiger who showed his impressive picking abilities scoring 89 points by getting 10/12 correct picks. Shivan's excessive love affair with MacDonald cost him points though. Just like the majority, he also gain nothing by picking on Poirier. But what saved our event champion was getting the full 22 points by picking Igor to decision Fabio. Shivan was also among the fantastic four (Yan117, ShivanTiger, P-Dub and ricky-dooby) who got extra 2 points on Eduardo.
- Garnering the salutatory award is yours truly, the birthday boy Phasebook who scored 83 points and picking 10/12 correct fights. Quite impressive is the fact that yours truly missed the hot bout (as has always been the case) but I managed to squeak in those points by getting full points on Rivera, McKenzie, Jabouin, Cerrone, Grant and Tavares. I have to admit that placing 2nd in this event, competing against the best of the best in the world of MMA picking, is one of the best birthday gifts I have received in my 20+ years of existence in this world.
- Lastly, getting third place is the suddenly resurging and resurrecting career of ricky-dooby/sticky fingers. Mr. Doobs scored an impressive 79 points and getting 9/12 correct picks. Doobs, and here I will repeat, is the only one in the Mania camp to pick a Jung submission in the 4th round and an Eduardo full points. What caused Dooby a first-place finish is his love affair for Iranian-Persians (see Kamal Shalorus) and Canadians who boast of having in their arsenal a hybrid of glass and chin (see Jason MacDonald).
Bedshitter of the event award:
- Fellow darksider and DetroitDrew protege Jido7 gets this infamous awards as he scored a measly 32 points and getting only 6/12 correct picks. I don't know what happened but you should proudly wear your signature of shame from ShivanTiger that you will have to wear proudly.
Points Total as of 2 events:
- ShivanTiger leads the pack with 150 points
- Resurging Commissioner Jay is second at 139 points
- Close third is ricky-dooby with 128 points
The rest of the scores:
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Maniacs By the Books:
- I like all ur bets except Jung. I think he has close to no chance. – The Pride
- Although pure KOs are rare in the 135-pound division, I think that Soto's aggressiveness and Rivera's power leads to one conclusion. – unambig
- McKenzie by McKenzietune Round 1 – unambig
- MacDonald has displayed dangerous patience inside the cage. Lawlor, meanwhile, has shown a propensity to blow his load and then fade to the finish against Doerkson and Weidman. – unambig
- You know, standard stuff. Although Yves is on a bit of a streak and is no scrub, he's also been caught before. He will get caught again. – unambig
- Stephens is one of the most underrated guys out there imo hes still young, well rounded, and throws bombs. his last 2 losses have both been SDs and i think he easily won the guillard fight and won the pettis fight by a hair. Cerrone is a great opponent for him. Cerrone loves to brawl and has 0 head movement. he is getting beaten up. i dont think finished, but he’ll get dropped a couple of times – The Pride
- Lawlor has never showed me anything. ever. At least MacDonald can get the sub. Lawlor isn’t finishing him, if he wins, it’s a UD – Shivan Tiger
Anything you want to talk trash, hit the comments section. If you don't like the post because of the manual calculations, blame PG. I will update them later anyway after I wake up in the morning.