Retro Movie Review – The Octagon Starring Chuck Norris

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Ken and Kevin are back with another edition of the Retro Movie Review. Kevin suggested The Octogan after having his memory jogged by Dana White on Joe Rogan’s Podcast. Did Ken get to watch this movie as a child? Did his father approve of Chuck Norris? Why is that even relevant? No one is surprised that Chuck Norris is a bad ass in this movie but what caused this bad ass to turn his back on participating in karate tournaments. There are both mercenary ninjas and terrorist ninjas in this movie. Lee Van Cleef leads the mercenary ninjas. Who leads the terrorist ninjas and what relation does he have? Why aren’t both of these groups one in the same? What did the terrorist ninjas do to get such a reputation? How much of a mystique are put on ninjas in this movie?  Ken & Kevin get around to talking about Chuck Norris’s physique. What contribution did Ken’s wife make? How old was Chuck Norris when he filmed this movie in 1980? If terrorist ninjas were recruiting, where would you look to sign up? What do the terrorist recruits have in common with the rag tag group of cabbies in D.C. Cab? Chuck is slaying the ladies in this movie but who ends up being his true love interest? And how exactly does she help him invade The Octagon? Find that out and more when you click the play button below!

#ROH Is The Worst Part II

Leg-fractureROH is the worst. This week’s offense was the entire set up around the Eddie Edwards vs. Bobby Fish. The main part of the match that raised my ire was when Edwards hit a moonsault to the outside onto Fish. Edwards overshoot Fish a little bit and whacked his shin of the guard rail pretty well. Kevin Kelly then starts to sell the injury as a game changing part of the match. That part makes sense even if I thought it was overboard for him to sell it as possibly broken. The real offense came with both men recovering on the outside. There is plenty of time being spent on the outside with Kelly selling it so this is a great time for a replay, right? Well my good friends, ROH didn’t think that was a good plan.

Just to make sure that this segment sucked even more, ROH felt the need to put Davey Richards on commentary because Caleb Whateverhislastnameis was injured at the iPPV that got cut off. I hope everyone got to see that part because he’s awful at his job. He makes me sound like Joe Rogan. Back to Richards. He’s even worse behind the head set. He’s wooden if I’m being generous. Richards makes me sound like Pat Summerall.

They wanted to make sure they hit a trifecta of problems in this one segment. Eddie Edwards was the perpetrator but it’s more of an ROH style of wrestling problem. He sold the shin injury for about a minute after he got back into the ring. Injuries are part of wrestling or real combat sports. Please start selling more in your organization. Edwards was even confident enough to try and finish Fish off with a double stomp. That’s when he baby sold the injury from earlier. Fish gets him in a jack knife cover for the win. Davey Richards puts the cherry on the sundae by dead panning “That was a pretty clean win. Not much I can say about that one.” ROH is the worst. -Kevin

#UFConFox Coverage

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As noted recently, we’re trying new stuff here on Stunt Granny and we’ll see what sticks and what doesn’t. I have done round by round reviews on Twitter in the past but I’m at home chilling tonight so I’m bringing it to the main part of the site.

Matt Brown vs Mike Zwick

First Round – Brown had Zwick in a number of compromising positions but never quite got him into a major danger zone.

Second Round – Brown caught Zwick with an elbow that put him on the defensive. Brown drops him with a great combo. The left hook did most of the damage. Brown dodged a right just before the KO. WinnerMatt Brown (representing Cbus well, I might add.)

The UFC is certainly giving me plenty of time to catch up with a preview for Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos II and for the next fight.

Rory McDonald vs BJ Penn

First Round – The size difference is heavily in McDonald’s advantage. BJ is pressing but McDonald is doing a good job of using his length to defend. BJ has some great hands. He’s finding ways to close the distance. A McDonald elbow busts open Penn. McDonald is the aggressor at the end of the round.

Second Round – Nice, McDonald trains with Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I’ve seen some of his work outs and imitated some of the exercises. McDonald is dictating terms. Penn is turtling up. McDonald isn’t going for the kill but is getting in a ton of shots.Joe Rogan is calling it target practice. You couldn’t say it better. Penn gets out of the round but he needs a KO or submission to win this thing.

Third Round – Penn tries to take McDonald down but to no avail. McDonald starts teeing off again.  He’s gotten lazy though since he knows he has the first two rounds in the bag. Winner – (Without hearing the cards) Rory McDonald. No surprise that it’s a unanimous decision. He goes pro wrestling and challenges Carlos Condit to a fight in March.

Maurico “Shogun” Rua vs Alexander Gustafsson

First Round – Rogan reminds us that just because the reach is the same, it doesn’t mean their legs are the same length. Shogun turning a trip into a positive. Rogan & Mike Goldberg thought he got  clipped. I disagree. Easy take down for Gustafsson but he does nothing with it. Shogun does holds down Gustafsson longer but  there isn’t much damage either. Fairly even round.

Second Round – Shogun is slipping in  some good pops with the hands early. He used his legs a lot in the first. Gustafsson had the mount but  gave it up to stand up. Gustafsson with a nice take down. Shogun rolls out quickly. Gustafsson taking over in the striking department. Gustafsson easy in that round.

Third Round – Already glad I taped an extra half an hour. Gustafsson with a take down. Shogun is looking a bit gassed. He gets hurt with a liver kick. Rogan talking about Shogun not being in good enough shape. I agree because he still has a baby gut. Gustafsson should win this round too. WinnerAlexander Gustafsson Unanimous decision

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