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Osama bin Laden Dead/UFC 129 Results


   May 4th, 2011

To be honest, I’ve got to congratulate Mr. Obama on what unfolded with the Navy SEALS and the attempted-capture/death of Osama bin Laden. I’m congratulating our President, because ultimately he had to approve the mission. I was kind of shocked when Mr. Obama was elected President because we were in a war and he has no military experience; but I think a lot of this goes back to the groundwork laid by the Bush administration, because Bush did sign the Patriot Act (that Obama disagreed with as a Senator). Also, some of the credit should go to Obama for not actually closing down Gitmo, like he said he would. So, once again I want to thank Mr. Obama for saying yes to the mission and great job to the US Navy SEALS who got the job done.

The fights were very interesting Saturday night. The Aldo/Hominick fight, in my eyes, was fight of the night. I had never seen Aldo fight before, but I’m familiar with Hominick. Aldo did well in the first half of the fight, but you could kind of see him tire just a little bit later on. Hominick got hit with some heavy punches, but that guy’s got heart and I don’t think he had any plans of giving up that fight. Next, I watched Randy and figured he was going to be in trouble when he didn’t get Machida to the ground in the first round. I hate seeing Randy go out on a loss, but that’s just the way it is I guess. If there was one fighter than I tried molding myself after, in the octagon, it would be Randy. So, good luck to him in whatever he’s got going on next. As for the GSP/Shields fight, I really believed GSP was going to tear Shields up. The fight didn’t go like I thought it would at all. Let me tell everybody now, I like GSP, he’s a good guy and he’s somebody I wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a plane ride or at a supper table. So don’t think that I’m talking out of bitterness for the two losses, I’m speaking through experienced eyes that have been in these situations. GSP actually looked worse in this fight than I’ve ever seen him before. I really feel like Georges fights not to lose, he just doesn’t fight to win anymore. I like Georges, I like watching him fight, I wish there was some way I could help him to get that hunger back inside of him. Georges has the potential of being so much better than what we’ve seen recently. If Jake had won one more round he would have won the fight, based on how the judges scored it. So an interesting fight and a little disappointing at being the last fight of the night.

Last weekend, my father-in-law and I went out to the NRA show in Pittsburgh. Those shows are always fun for me because I get to see all my friends and I also get to be around my buddies at Otis, Browning and Hornady. I also got to chat with Heather who works for EAA and also Cage Fitness. All in all a great show, the NRA is my favorite outdoor industry show, and here is a picture someone snapped of me at the Browning booth:

NRA Show 2011

Here are the air times for this week’s episode of Trophy Hunters TV that I’m hosting, on the Outdoor Channel:

Air Dates & Times for 2011
Beginning March 28, 2011
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM CST
Thursdays, 2:00 am EST / 1:00 am CST
Saturdays, 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm CST

The show description for this week:

Show #6 “Pronghorn Pursuit”
(Airs the week of May 2, 2011)
The winner of our Texas Sized Giveaway Hunt tracks down a pronghorn in west Texas and Mark Cuddeback finds a black bear in Manitoba, Canada.

Here is the Bible verse for this week:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14)

-matt

31 Responses to “Osama bin Laden Dead/UFC 129 Results”


hayman Says:

hey matt, congrats to the U.S for getting the job done and pulling the trigger when needed. i do remember your posts of obama when he was elected. im glad hes doing such a great job as your president and making decisions that matter. some people wont say great, but the whole world celebrated may 1st 2011, thats pretty special. as a neighbour to the north im very happy for the states right now, you guys need it more now then ever, hopefully this is a turning point for a great country. ohh we are sending you guys back a guy called micheal ignaitieff, you can have him. sorry!
ufc 129, i was in attendance, great card right till the end of it. the flying triangle attempt was awesome, the reverse spinning back fist ko was brutal. we chanted for randy as machida, aldo and hominik i didnt see any one person leave thier seats…. georges was badly injured he did have his eye fill with blood and sight was gone from his eye, he did a good job, but i agree when going home i heard the crowd that night, and he lost more fans then he won. not one person was impressed, but did shields really stand a chance? hughes vs shields= hughes for title shot next, good luck against diego, he has more tools then shields does, thus making it more interesting fight for you. good luck.


Darren Says:

GSP was fighting with one eye for the last half of the fight…he did very well considering!


Keegan Says:

As a very open opinionated MMA fan such as myself. I have defended GSP on here and other sites and I still stand by them.

I will have to agree with Matt on this post. He was wincing and he was blinded in one eye. Most doctors stop a fight when blood enters the eye in any other fight. For GSP to keep going is astonishing, but this is where he gets criticism from me.

He didn’t take ANY RISKS at all and could have capitalized on that kick he rocked Shields with. He said he wanted to either submit or ko Shields. He didn’t jump on any opportunities and he also didn’t try to take this to the ground long enough to even register a submission. He could have taken this fight down with one eye if he wasn’t seeing any punches coming from his left.

I won’t be interested in any fight GSP fighting from now on until he moves up a weight class. He experiments too much with his striking in the octagon and is outclassing his opponents. He hasn’t mastered any of his tools and is constantly learning. If they push him up a weight class he’ll be forced to show what he’s learning instead of experimenting with a 360 side kick to the liver like the Shields fight….

I thought GSP would be able to defeat Anderson watching the Sonnen fight, but my opinion has changed after watching this fight. If he can’t take the bigger Anderson Silva down he’s going to get destroyed on the feet.

GSP’s wrestling GSP, Koschecks wrestling>GSP. You get the point. Matt has stated that GSP is good at using his wrestling in mma to mix it up, and he’s right. He’s very good at timing.

I like George as a character and his perfectionism ways but he needs to challenge himself instead of being comfortable in his division.

Time to move up Mr. Pierre.


Keegan Says:

Edit my post…. Matt Hughes,Koscheck, etc etc. Have better wrestling than GSP’s wrestling. GSP knows how to use it in MMA far better and time it perfectly with his well rounded skills. His wrestling is over rated.


Mike Hawk Says:

GSP was fighting with one eye and fighting Jake Shields,not a 5th grader. I dont know why everyone says he has to finish everyone he fights. He is fighting the best of the best.


bob Says:

GSP has already issued a challenge to matt hughes to a friendly free-style wrestling match. Would be interesting to see how that would/should pan out. As for the fight from 129. I think I have to agree more with mr. hughes then disagree with him. While GSP was injured due to a shields punch to the eye, I think before that he could have finished him off. GSP has to fight someone who can push him on the feet and be good at the ground. Don’t know who that will be. But the word around the block is Nick Diaz. This could be the fight to bring out the old George “RUSH” ST. Pierre


Rob Says:

Matt I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, technically GSP is on another level and seems like a nice guy, but he’s not the champion you were. The memorable fights are just not there for GSP. I look at the Newton fights, the Trigg fights, I mean drama, finishes, fights that get you beyond pumped up. I appreciate Georges technical skills and ability to change game plans to adjust to any fighter at 170 but he’s just not fun to watch. I agree he plays it way too safe. And as an ultra conservative I agree the President made a gutsy call on this mission and thank God we got him and no US Seals were harmed. But the way he’s handling it now makes me cringe. He seems to care more what the Middle East thinks than the victims of that evil man. I mean come on a “proper” Muslim burial, you kidding me. What about the burial for victims at the Trade Center who’s bodies were never found. Anyway I won’t get worked up here, can’t wait to see you fight again!! Enjoy some hunting. Big Fans here in Northern NJ (God’s Country) behind you all the way brother. Get Diego down and work him over huh!!


James Murray Says:

Do you still have the hunger, Matt? The same hunger you’re referring that GSP has been missing as of late?


Kim Says:

Matt,

Just want to say that it’s nice to see someone else agree that our President also deserves credit for capturing and killing Osama.
Also, it would be wonderful if GSP would get his “hunger” back, watching him fight, for me, Ia like watching someone just doing their job, just there to get paid, no longer in it for the love of the sport and that really just sucks because he is an amazing fighter.


dustind Says:

Wooohoo Osama is dead
I agree Gsp isent fighting to his full potential. Maby he needs a loss to realize that.
Hope all is well. Thanks for the blogs!


Krista Herndon Says:

Hi! I’ve never been interested in UFC, but we went to an amateur MMA fight last night, and it was pretty entertaining! Your name came up in conversation, and I learned that you were a big time wrestler in Illinois. My brother (Steve Herndon) wrestled in Mascoutah around the same time you did. He said they wrestled against Hillsboro all the time. He said you roughed his friend Tim Griggs up pretty good. :p His claim to fame is that he was one weight class away from yours! Just thought it was interesting. Hope all is well!


Austin Says:

I have nothing against GSP personally as a human being or even really as a champion. I just find him boring as a fighter. I skipped the 3 fights before this one and only watched this card because it was really stacked and I thought Shields could beat him. Shields is really boring too though usually, but I thought maybe we’d get a wrestling clinic out there and that could have been fantastic to watch.

Sherk had trouble finishing but I always found him exciting to watch because he had such great wrestling and would bring so much energy to his matches. I don’t see the same thing out of GSP. GSP fights to be safe and seems to have no interest in pushing the pace or anything. Just winning on points and going through the motions.

I don’t want to get into a political debate, but I think Obama was clearly better than the McCain-Palin ticket last election. If Ron Paul runs this year I’d vote for him, but otherwise I think Obama is a far stronger candidate than anyone else the GOP is currently mentioning. Trump and Palin imo are not serious candidates and only make the party look foolish. Say what you will about Obama, but he is indeed a leader and knows what he wants to do. It may not necessarily be what we agree with, but at least he knows what he’s going for. He has a game plan…these current GOP candidates don’t.


Erik Says:

Don’t forget “Mike Cawk” Tha Matt Hughes beat St. Pierre, B.J. Penn, Frank Trigg x2 , Royce Gracie, Carlos Newton x2, Matt Sera and submitted the never been submitted Ricardo Aleimeda! No soup cans here nerd!


MICHAEL HAMLIN Says:

Went to workout at the hit squad gym for the first time since the sell and I have to say I will not be back.


MICHAEL HAMLIN Says:

The gym was so much better when matt was there all the time


brian Says:

great post matt.

as for all the “GSP is amazing….he only had one eye!” people out there…get over it. Kos fought with one eye, georges’ vision was a little blurry…there’s a big difference. face it, he’s either 100% dedicated to being a safety first fighter, or he’s just not as good as his fans make him out to be. one or the other. either way, he’s boring and predictable and his fights aren’t worth watching anymore. if jake had shown any sense of urgency and won 1 round more, he would be the new champion…without even having to take georges down. how crazy is that?!!

if he doesn’t figure things out before a fight with either diaz or silva, he’s going to get his butt kicked. those boys won’t just stand in front of him, playing patty cake like shields did…they’re killers and will destroy him.


John King Says:

Matt, thanks for sharing your opinions knowing you will get a lot of different reactions. I like your honesty and since I’ve been lucky enough to meet you a couple of times I know you are sincere in what you do and say. God Bless and thanks for all you do.


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Chris Whalen Says:

As far as GSP goe I couldn’t agree more. Since the loss to Serra he has seemed almost gun shy and hey it works for him, but, if he didn’t have the strap around his waist that style of fighting would have him on undercards or off the UFC roster. I appreciate you giving thumbs up to the President, seems like in the political environment of the U.S. these days its one or the other, Obama could find Atlantis, cure cancer, and whip Bigfoot in a fair fight and a lot of Republicans would still find a way to say it was all bad. Shows character on your part to give a thumbs up where a thumbs up is due. I do disagree with you on the Patriot Act though, I think that is a seriously dangerous piece of legislation that has eroded and in some cases erased the rights provided us by the first 10 amendments. There is no real privacy anymore. It is an act that has placed fear and ignorance in front of freedom, just my opinion.



NateR Says:

Excellent article, thanks for posting!


r-dawg Says:

thanks for sharing your comments, matt. always appreciate them.

not to get political b/c i think dems & republicans are both morally corrupt and greedy but i’m not sure why you think bush laid the groundwork to find bin laden. he closed down the cia station that was set up to hunt bin laden in 2006 (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/washington/04intel.html). he also removed soldiers/detectives in afghanistan and deployed them to iraq in 2003 instead. bill clinton did the same thing – he didn’t put manpower to finding bin laden in the 90’s and focused on other villains that weren’t as pressing. just my 2 cents.

also i hope you are against welfare – oil companies get $4 billion in free handouts every year and avoid paying taxes. please consider contacting our senators mark kirk and dick durbin ask them to cut the welfare checks.

good luck against diego!


Anne King Says:

Matt, So awesome to see you are a Christ follower! I watch MMA with out son.. who is not hope it rubs off. Phil 4:13 got me through a 1/2 mara two weeks ago in Champaing Urbana!


Chris Martin Says:

Matt I have to somewhat agree with you on this article I have actually put posts up here and they never got posted for what ever reason I dont know….But GSP I beleive is trying to finish fights in his own way, He wants something to just happen instead of pushing it to where it needs to go.. He was throwing alot of Overhand rights and stuff like that which hasnt been utilized in alot of his fights…GSP is a great champ, I dont know why everyone knocks him saying he needs to move up…You of all people should know what its like to have people tell you, you need to move up cause youve domniated everyone.. Didnt you defend your belt nine times and welterweight? Were people telling Chuck to move up? If anyone needs to move up it is honestly Anderson Silva since he has fought at 205lb and was ridicously succesful…GSP actually trains with guys that are 185, he trains with Marquart, or however you spell it…He probably rolls around with them guys on the ground and realizes he doesnt have the body or the size to do it…He is not so much just physically stronger than everyone there..Look at Alves..Look at Anthony Johnson…He just utilizes what hes got better than anyone else..But he is alot stronger than i would say 85% of the welterweights….
Now on another subject, My opinion is my opinion and like the saying goes some stink…But I beleive you dont train the way you used to.. You seem to be more into cardio and endurance than the power and force you used to bring to the table….But its seemed to be that way the last couple of years…What do the others think on here…Hope this gets posted because I would like to see some feedback..


Chris Martin Says:

One more thing, Obama is not restoring this country… What he is doing is like Me holding a grenade in my hand it blowing up and you put a bandaid on it and say its working…The healthcare plan is a joke….The taxes are a joke…The putting america back to work is a joke..Were borrowing that money from China and are not going to have the funds to pay them back…HE IS NOT FIXING ANYTHING….YOU PEOPLE ARE BLINDED CAUSE HE IS SUCH A GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKER…..WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT HOOPLAH ABOUT AMERICAN FACTORYS THAT GO OVER SEAS, WILL HAVE TO PAY SUCH A RIDICOULOUS TAX THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THEM TO STAY…NEVER HAPPENED AMERICA NEEDS THESE FACTORYS….ITS ALL A BUNCH OF HOOPLAH…IT MAY NOT HAPPEN IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT ONE DAY THE GOVT WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE FUNDS TO HELP EVERYONE IN THIS NATION..THEY WILL BE FORCED TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON EVERYONE…WHEN THAT HAPPENS YOU BETTER KNOW THY NEIGHBOR….THIS NATION IS LOSING GROUND IN THE WORLD..GOODLUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO BELEIVE OBAMA IS DOING SOMETHING GOOD.. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS FEEL FREE…


r-dawg Says:

hey chris, i agree obama is not doing anything. but i hope you don’t think that by simply electing someone from another party (republicans or tea?) things will change overnight? american factories went overseas during the clinton and both bush adminstrations also. you can be angry with china but it’s american corporations that voluntarily moved over there and chose to lay off workers and it’s american ceo’s that don’t want to pay american wages and give themselves big bonuses. both parties voted to bail out the banks and give socialism to the wealthy everytime they messed up.

i can respect you be against socialized healthcare but i don’t hear any of these ppl opposed to socialized health care criticize insurance companies for denying claims. my mom pays taxes and has worked since she was 16 (now she’s almost 60), she’s never collected unemployment, and her insurance company refuses to pay a lot of her hospital bills which amount to around $6K. that hits people hard and yet no one is critical of the greedy insurance companies! i’ve gone to the hospital once in my life 2 years ago, have insurance, and i owe a bill of 1k b/c my insurance doesn’t want to cover all the charges. what’s the point in me paying for private insurance and only going to the hospital once in my 33 years of existence if they are looking for ways to deny paying the bill?


Jimmy Says:

I like GSP, hes a good athlete and a class act, he won the last two fights because Kos and Shields were afraid of him. Shields had a chance and he realized it to late in the fight. Yea he did have to fight with one eye but shields is the one that nocked that eye out, its not like he entered the octagon with a bad eye, thats what happens when you fight. Get sombody in there that isnt afraid to take him to the ground and I think itll be a different story, the last two fights GSP only has a jabs with a few over hand rights.


Dan Breshears Says:

Hi Matt, I love you as a fighter and have followed most of your career. I am a conservative independent and a veteran of the US Navy. The Patriot Act is one of the worst pieces of legislation in this countries history. Do your research and Quit watching Fox News. Neither Bush or Obama are deserving of praise as they have both helped to destroy the sovereignty of our nation. However, there are true patriots like Ron Paul who do have the best interest of the USA and not the “global community” in mind.

Seriously, Give me liberty or give me death.


C.R. Says:

Hey Matt, thanks for posting the photo I took of you at the NRA show. Was pleasantly surprised to see it posted on your site. Hope to meet you again someday. – C.R.


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