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Judo in the WEC

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Last night’s 170 lb title fight had some of the most beautiful judo throws I’ve ever seen in MMA. We call those “high amplitude” throws: when the legs of the guy getting thrown describe a big arc.

Miura ultimately lost to Condit, but the outcome might have been different if they had been fighting in a parking lot 🙂

Note to physicists: WEC = World Extreme Cagefighting, a sister promotion to the UFC, not Weak Energy Condition.

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August 4, 2008 at 10:12 pm

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Back and jetlagged!

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Sorry for the lack of posts — I am digging out after returning from Paris.

Here are some sports links I found of interest 🙂

Ulitmate fighting on CBS tonight — first time on a national broadcast network! Kimbo Slice, one of the headliners, rose to fame thanks to YouTube video of his street fights. Although he has fan appeal, he’s far from a top level fighter at this stage of his development.

US military embraces ultimate fighting! See here, here and slides.

Profile of China’s surprisingly successful rowing program. (video, slideshow.) They’ve recycled tall athletes from track and field and other sports into rowing. I’ve always thought the talent pool in rowing was relatively thin, and China’s success partially supports this viewpoint.

Some projections have the Chinese olympic team edging out team USA in the overall medal count in Beijing.

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May 31, 2008 at 10:59 pm