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UFC 75. Boucher V. Mathis. (SLYT)

There is no place for humor in the octagon.
posted by tkchrist (45 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
That dude doesn't know what he's talking about. Anyone even remotely familiar with Ecuadoran Kenpō knows that the megagoogly backflop is the correct defense against the chuckleberry handshake.
posted by googly at 10:20 AM on May 8, 2008 [6 favorites]


Who the fuck are either of these people and why do I care enough to spend 6 minutes of my life watching this video?

kthxbye.
posted by tkolar at 10:23 AM on May 8, 2008


Good times. What made this was the production value. "He's not going to have the answer for the triple decker pecker wrecker."
posted by vito90 at 10:24 AM on May 8, 2008


he's not going to have an answer for a triple-decker pecker wrecker - i guarantee it - nobody does
posted by pyramid termite at 10:26 AM on May 8, 2008


I have been following this match up for a long time. Boucher HAS been out of the game for a while, so I don’t think we will see the level of striking we saw in 68 or 70, but his kicks are looking pretty impressive, and if he can all round and keep Mathis at distance and upright, he should break Mathis.

That being said, Mathis IS the undisputed submission champ, and has never lost from a KO that he hasn’t gotten up from.

Sadly, I think this match up will devolve into an endurance game and could very well go into the 3rd or 4th; really, with two powerhouses like Boucher and Mathis, no one wants to see that.
posted by Faux Real at 10:28 AM on May 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Can somebody convince me in the comments why this isn't a worthless link to some Ultimate fighting bullshit?
posted by Megafly at 10:36 AM on May 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


I think it's some kind of parody, Megafly, but I don't know enough about what is being parodied to know for sure.
posted by yhbc at 10:39 AM on May 8, 2008


pssst guys

it's (well-done) parody

posted by Mikey-San at 10:41 AM on May 8, 2008


Oh come on Megafly, it’ll just take 6 minutes of your time.

I hate UFC, but this video really got me interested in the story of these two fighters, and their contributions not just to the ‘sport,’ but to the whole world.

I mean, it has people dressing up as roman gladiators as interstitials! And a chorus of vague ululations in the background over brass and timpani! You can feel the intensity exploding from every facet of this 6 minute piece of pure testosterone and PUMP!

Trust me; this is not your average “worthless link to some Ultimate fighting bullshit.”

This is worth your 6 minutes.
posted by Faux Real at 10:43 AM on May 8, 2008


If it's well-done parody shouldn't it be, well, funny? This seems to lack any humor. Roping? Roping is funny?
posted by Justinian at 10:45 AM on May 8, 2008


it has people dressing up as roman gladiators as interstitials

Whatever. These guys are no Ottawa Senators, that's for sure.
posted by dersins at 10:48 AM on May 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


It takes a long time to become an obvious parody. I almost didn't stick with it. I'm glad i did.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:50 AM on May 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


If you didn't immediately notice how pale and flabby both of the fighters are, this is a sure indication that you need to get the fuck outside and get some exercise.


That said I've got 10 bucks on the fat guy. Speaking from experience fat provides a protective layer, and adds heft to your strike when you fall over on someone.
posted by loquacious at 10:52 AM on May 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Locuacious is right. Boucher in round 2 by suffocation.
posted by tkchrist at 10:58 AM on May 8, 2008


It's subtle. I personally enjoyed it.
posted by spiderskull at 10:58 AM on May 8, 2008


Metafilter: Are you not entertained! Is this not why you are here!
posted by Mick at 10:59 AM on May 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Mathis in the 1st. That guy's got wind.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:16 AM on May 8, 2008


Oh, and heart, too. Lotsa heart...
posted by Pecinpah at 11:16 AM on May 8, 2008


Oddly subtle considering the target. Funny. Would pound it from behind again.
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:19 AM on May 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


>> That said I've got 10 bucks on the fat guy. Speaking from experience fat provides a protective layer, and adds heft to your strike when you fall over on someone.
> Locuacious is right. Boucher in round 2 by suffocation.

Suffocation? Ya noob, that technique's called a front sacrifice smother wrap. You probably wouldn't know a rear naked choked chicken from a triple decker pecker wrecker.
posted by PsychoKick at 11:22 AM on May 8, 2008


Professional wrestling is to UFC what The Office is to The Celebrity Apprentice. WRITERS ARE IMPORTANT.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:46 AM on May 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


That was indeed awesome. I am just ignorant enough of this for me to fall for it and love it.
posted by zach4000 at 12:31 PM on May 8, 2008


I'll take either of those chumps with my double monkey punch. ...which I always try to work into a fight, cuz.. that shit's funny!
posted by LordSludge at 12:34 PM on May 8, 2008


People who do not watch this video really don't know what they're missing.
posted by schroedinger at 12:42 PM on May 8, 2008


I saw Boucher v. Mathis and wondered why there'd be an analysis of a court case on youtube.
posted by goatdog at 12:42 PM on May 8, 2008


man, it took me way too long to realize this was a joke. that was pretty great.
posted by shmegegge at 12:43 PM on May 8, 2008


People who do not watch this video really don't know what they're missing.

People who do not have their testicles detached in a freak tractor pull accident also do not know what they're missing, but that really isn't a good reason to experience it.

My annoyance with this post started with having to look at the tags for any context whatsoever, and then wondering why the first minute of a video in a "comedy" post was so decidedly unfunny. People seem to be saying it becomes funnier as it goes on.

If that's the case, this post is a fine example of how the "mystery meat" approach can completely torpedo an FPP.
posted by tkolar at 12:53 PM on May 8, 2008


tkolar, you've no doubt spent more than 6 minutes complaining about the post. You should have just watched it, hated it, and shutted the fuck up.

If that's the case, this post is a fine example of how the "mystery meat" approach can completely torpedo an FPP. For you.
posted by vito90 at 1:01 PM on May 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


MetaFilter: MYSTERY MEAT TORPEDO.
posted by loquacious at 1:01 PM on May 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


You know, the funny thing is if you watched the entire short, you would probably have spent less total time on this FPP than you have complaining about it after you watched less than minute of the video.

Just sayin'.
posted by schroedinger at 1:05 PM on May 8, 2008


SHIT MY WITTY OBSERVATION WAS ALREADY MADE
posted by schroedinger at 1:06 PM on May 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


If that's the case, this post is a fine example of how the "mystery meat" approach can completely torpedo an FPP.

AGREED. THIS FPP HAS BEEN TORPEDO'D. NO ONE CLICKED AND THOSE WHO DID DID NOT FIND THE LINKED MEDIA FUNNY AS HELL.

THIS FPP IS A FAILIURE.

[that video was damn hilarious. this fpp is totally fine.]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 1:26 PM on May 8, 2008


Pecinpah makes a good case. Mathis round 1 by liver triangle.
posted by tkchrist at 1:52 PM on May 8, 2008


The triple decker pecker wrecker is pure Gracie jiu jitsu flimflam. Everyone knows that Kimura perfected the single decker pecker wrecker back in the 1950s. Those extra two deckers are superfluous. Also: Rickson by armbar in the first two minutes.
posted by Telf at 2:04 PM on May 8, 2008


I agree with loquacious. Fat guy in the third quarter using the rabbit punch method.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:06 PM on May 8, 2008


Watched the whole 6 minutes, a few minor laughs....would not Chuckleberry Handshake again.

MYSTERY MEAT TORPEDO effective, but unsatisfying...
posted by Exchequer at 2:17 PM on May 8, 2008


Wrong. It's Mathis with a double windmill. Fast and deadly.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:25 PM on May 8, 2008


tkolar over Exchequer by single decker tordedo wrecker in round frecker.
posted by tkchrist at 2:42 PM on May 8, 2008


We had some people over to our house and one guy really wanted to watch this match with a guy named Jason "Mayhem" Miller, so we did. The fight somehow managed to be both gory and boring at the same time, but that Miller guy was hilarious (intentionally, I think) in the interviews.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 2:51 PM on May 8, 2008


Telf with a triple decker meat wrecker in overtime.
posted by P.o.B. at 3:08 PM on May 8, 2008


what
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 3:37 PM on May 8, 2008


Boucher has heart, but Mathis is for real. It's gonna be a war.
posted by Tube at 3:56 PM on May 8, 2008


I got 5 on Mathis half way through the second round. He seems really strong in flailing inaccurately, but I really see Boucher's incipient coronary disease being the real deciding factor.
posted by Samizdata at 6:30 PM on May 8, 2008


And I thought it was funny too.
posted by Samizdata at 6:31 PM on May 8, 2008


Now, I expected Boucher to take it easily during the first round. A vicious, well-timed stumble, and Mathis crumples under the fierce force of the flabby fighter's flaccid fall.
posted by FormlessOne at 8:53 PM on May 8, 2008


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