I should have done this a while back as Fight UK 7 actually took place on June 23rd but a hectic schedule, my quest to complete Super Castlevania 4 on one credit and my growing addiction to French bread got in the way.
Still we're here now and it's nice to be able to recount what was another cracking event put on by the Fight UK team. The welcome was warm as always and the fights, as I've come to expect, were well matched and very enjoyable.
Here's what I learned from watching Fight UK last week:
- Jefferson George is a trooper. Carl Booth laid down the hammer at the end of the second but Jefferson rocked him on the feet and showed some great grappling. Both guys have a great future and a really nice show of respect from George's corner team throughout. That was an awesome fight to call and a tough one to score. A worthy title fight.
- Wez Murch shouting "knee her in the arse" nearly made me fall off my chair laughing. I had some work to pull that back on commentary.
- Saul Rogers is a problem. A legit problem for a lot of people. Brutal ground and pound and some really fluid transitional work against a very tough Martin Sheridan. That guy's got an awful lot of potential and if he keeps travelling to Tristar to train and improving at the rate he has done? The big show surely beckons.
- The best fans I've seen in ages sang the start to this gem and then replaced the next bit with either "Mi-Key Ha-Ven, Shaney Flaherty and, my favourite, T-Rex Tommy for Tom Culhay". That was bad ass.
- Charles Libor's a bit good. Dude should take this shit seriously. People would sit up and take notice.
- Paul Ramos retired after losing a one sided fight to Dean Truman. I've called a few of Paul's fights over the years and I'm glad he's calling it a day on his own terms. He's a nice guy and was GPUK champion for a while. He had some great scraps on Ross's shows and even took out Craig Allen in a bout that I turned into a humerous video.
- Singh's do indeed not tap.
- Max Cotton reminded me of a young Paul Roma without the juiced up mullet. Dude's a specimen and his wrestling's come on quite a way.
WHY DYNAMITE HEADDY?
Did you ever play Dynamite Headdy?
It was bad ass.
You played a guy with an extendable neck who crashed headfirst into things.
I'm not for one second suggesting any kind of head butt happened here or anything illegal for that matter but the way that Dave Cook ran at James Till at the start of their fight was crazy beyond belief.
Cook had some shorts on with a picture of a bulldog in a superman pose, awesome already, that said something like Bulldog Spirit on the back.
It looked like an EDL Meeting held at Jim Davidson's house.
Anyhow he ran forward with his hands by his waist and got hit in the face a lot before copping an illegal knee that was as unfortunate as it was entertaining somehow as he Ric Flaired his way across the cage. These things do happen in this sport but if you can't laugh at them then you probably don't enjoy what it is your doing. It's easy for me to say by the way; I'm not good at getting hit in the face. Power to both guys for getting in there.
Shock and Awe next then Cage Warriors the week after.