The title fight of Shamrock vs. Gracie was, in retrospect, rather anticlimactic - after 23 seconds of feints and parries, Shamrock took down Caesar Gracie with a hard punch and prepared to rain down a barrage of fists on Gracie's head until the Gracie corner threw in the towel conceding the match. Meh.
Upon announcing Cung Le's entrance to the cage, an ocean of Vietnamese flags rose from the audience as locals cheered for their champion. His fight (against another kickboxer Brian Ebersole) was impressive, exchanging countless telling blows before he triumphed in a decision after five rounds.
Daniel Puder, who I've been working with on some business matters, extended his 1-0 Win/Loss record by crushing his opponent in the first round and now has an MMA record of 2-0. Fair warning - don't let that man put you in a headlock. HA!
After the fight, we headed to the Afterparty at Studio 8 in San Jose for celebratory drinks and other mischief.
Cung Le will ruin your day.
Wrath of Le
Middleweight division fighter
Ring babe 2. What? WHAT?
Daniel Puder, 10 seconds from victory
Line to the fight. 20,000 people in one arena, the largest MMA audience ever.
"So what if I did cut in line. What the hell are you going to do about it?"
Daniel Puder at the Afterparty ... Abs of steel, fists of iron.
John from JumpUSA
I'm ... too sexy for my shirt!
I call this picture ... 'One and a half Asians'