“Absolute 4”

•November 27, 2007 • 3 Comments

A short promo for the 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix final four: Wanderlei Silva, Mirko CroCop, Josh Barnett, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Song: “Here’s Comes the King,” by X-Ray Dog.  (Thanks to Jeff for finding the name)

“Tribute”

•November 27, 2007 • 18 Comments

This is not a highlight… it is an EPIC. It will grab your soul with it’s depth and crush your spirit with it’s sheer brutality. The story of the Giant called Silva is one that needs to be told and I am simply a video bard releasing it to the world. If you are a Pride fan, your video library is a joke without it. If you’re not a Pride fan and have no sense of humor then before you watch this video you are required to watch “Animal House,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” all three Pride Legacy Series DVDs, and the entire catalog of work by Vince Vaughn. Then, and only then, will you be allowed to view and appreciate this video.

For the rest of you, before you watch this video… pour yourself a good drink, turn off the lights, close the blinds, turn up the volume, sit back in your favorite chair, and be caught up in what some might say is the most important piece of MMA video ever recorded.

Gianto Silba, we thank you.

Song 1: Theme from “Blackhawk Down” by Hans Zimmer

Song 2: “Escape” by Craig Armstrong

“Legend”

•November 27, 2007 • 11 Comments

Billed as a highlight to “MMA’s Greatest Legend,” this video definitely lived up to the hype. Exposing the “supposed” win by Aleksander Emelianenko as the fraud it was and shooting a warning shot across the bow of the KGB and the Yakuza who worked in tandem to pull off what they thought would be a easy cover up (The KBG version is edited poorly with extra footage of body double, Heath Herring, to make it look like James Thompson lost).

I credit this video for doing two things; 1) being the first step in bringing down DSE by exposing a worked fight and 2) causing James Thompson to e-mail me asking WTF I was thinking? He was understandably pissed but we’ve worked it out (I hope) and I’m thankful that a guy of his size doesn’t have me on a hit list.

WAR JT! (Find the James Thompson WarWagon at http://www.megapunk.co.uk/forum/index.php)

Song: “Clubbed to Death” by Rob Dougan (version 2 if I’m not mistaken)

“Fedor vs Nog 3”

•November 26, 2007 • 13 Comments

My first MMA highlight so I chose one fight to break down instead of going in search of a bunch of footage. It’s not that good but it did let me play around with some of the bells and whistles of the program.

Song 1: “No Way Out” by ZZ (Nog’s entrance music)
Song 2: Remix of “Enae Volare Mezzo” by Era (the original version is Fedor’s entrance song)
Video Editor: PowerDirector