Being too Cocky May Get You Knocked Out (VIDEO)

When it comes to competitive sports, being aggressive and confident are important factors of many athletes successful game plans. Take for instance Muhammad Ali. He would taunt you, dance circles around you and even put his hands down in front of you – but he knew that he was good enough to dodge the punches at the time that he let his guard down. Unfortunately, he did take many blows to the head because of this fighting style and he might be regretting that today. Even the best should never be too cocky.

Read more of this post

The Greatest Moments in Sports (VIDEO)

This video will leave you with an extreme sensation of chills. Even if you are not a sports fan at all, you will highly enjoy this amazing collection of incredible sports moments. It is a brilliantly touching video that anyone can appreciate; The greatest moments in the history of sports.  Read more of this post

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Of All Time

ali1 Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Of All Time

The Best Boxer Ever

Today is Muhammad Ali’s birthday, he turns 70 years old. 

 In honor of the greatest boxer of all time I leave you with a quote and highlights.

I am the greatest, I said that before I knew I was” – Muhammad Ali

 

Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

 Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is too fast

Boxing as we knew it (1960’s-1990’s) is dead.

There are a couple of good fighters, but they are neither heavy weights nor true boxers compared to the past.

Let’s be honest, when you’re watching Floyd Mayweather fight, it doesn’t cross your mind that it may be completely fixed?

MMA completely took over boxing simply because the fights are just so much more entertaining and real.

Boxing will never be the same again, and it is pretty upsetting to think about. Remember how exciting it was to watch Mike Tyson fight Holyfield?

We will never see entertaining heavy weight fights anymore.

Instead of continuing this rant about boxing, I would like to bring back good memories from when the sport was amazing.

Famous types of arguments that boxing fans talk about are fights that can’t happen. A boxer from 50 years ago fighting a boxer from 15 years ago. Obviously its impossible, but its a lot of fun to discuss.

Lets say if I asked the question, ” Who would win in their prime, Tyson or Ali?

I know fans from different time periods would have different views, but there is only one way to find out.

Let’s jump into the Fantasy Matchup Time Machine and kidnap two of the best boxers of all-time.

First stop, Madison Square Garden, NYC, March 13th 1963.

Muhammad Ali is dancing around waiting for his fight to start with Doug Jones. If you are an older boxing fan, you might remember this fight as “The Fight of the Year.” As the bell rings, Doug Jones charges Ali with a flurry of punches, but Ali vanishes. ZazenLife now has Ali in his prime and ready to fight.

Next stop, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, June 28th 1991.

On a quest to regain his title, Tyson is angry and ready to take someones head off with a left hook. As referee Mills Lane brings Mike Tyson and Donovan Ruddock into the middle of the ring to touch gloves, Tyson disappears in thin air.

gossip mike tyson Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

Mike Tyson is pretty intimidating

Now we also have Tyson in the beginning of his prime and ready to kill. With access to two of the best boxers in history, we can now witness one of the best fights ever.

Imagine seeing Tyson vs. Ali in Madison Square Garden?

Don’t we all wish, right?

Since we can’t, well break down the rounds of the fight in an understandable and honest way.

If you’re going to have a fantasy fight discussion concerning Ali and Tyson, there are six simple attributes that must be examined. These include:

  1. Style
  2. Speed
  3. Defense
  4. Power
  5. Psychology
  6. Heart

So its January 7th 2012, we are at Madison Square Garden in NYC and Tyson and Ali just touched gloves.

The bell rings.

Round 1: Style (Ali 1 – Tyson 0)

Both of these fighters have amazing style that contributed to their successful boxing career. Ali created his own style which was very different from anyone else. His hands dangled loosely, and instead of using his arms to defend himself,he leaned back and forth.

He taunted his opponents and got inside of their heads.

Tyson used more of an intimidating style working off scaring his opponents to defeat, but Ali takes round one solely on his ability to deliver punishment while disorienting his opponents for more than 3 rounds (something Tyson could not do).

Round one goes to Ali.

Round 2: Speed (Ali 2 – Tyson 0)

Mike Tyson was very fast in his prime, but no heavy weight fighters speed can be compared to Ali. He had speed that a fighter his size wouldn’t normally possess.

His hand speed was amazing, but even more amazing was his foot speed. He danced around opponents leaving them dizzy and tired.

I have to admit that Tyson’s hooks and upper cuts were extremely fast. His speed is underrated. But Ali was faster.

Ali takes round two.

Round 3: Defense (Ali 2 – Tyson 1)

To be honest, Ali’s defense was terrible. He never put his hands up to defend himself. His defenseless stance would leave him open for a brutal left hook from Tyson.

Tyson’s defense wasn’t to good either. He got knocked out five times compared to Ali getting knocked out once.

Tyson takes round 3 because he actually tried to defend himself.

Ali was to cocky to put his hands up, and Tyson would take full advantage of that.

Round 4: Power (Ali 2 – Tyson 2)

Tyson! Tyson! Tyson!

Tyson went to kill his opponents early in the fight. Every single swing he took was explosive and capable of knocking any fighter out. 41% of his fights ended in the 1st round.

That should say it all.

His power was too much for other fighters. Watch the fight against Trevor Berbick. It’s hilarious. Tyson hurt him so bad that he started to run away. With 23 knockouts in his career, Tyson takes round 4.

 Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

If he connected, you were going down

Round 5: Psychology ( Ali 3 – Tyson 2)

This is where Ali starts taking the fight over.

Psychology played a huge role in both of these boxers careers. They both used psychology as a weapon against their opponents.

Tyson relied mainly on scaring his opponents. Boxers feared Tyson, but if they didn’t, it was tough for him to beat them. In Tyson’s documentary, he stated:

 “I walk around the ring and never take my eyes off my opponent. I’m looking for a sign of his fear. He’ll fight hard for two or three rounds but I KNOW I broke his spirit.”

Other than scaring his opponents, Tyson was mentally weak. His mind was held together by his trainer Cus D’Amato. D’Amato built Tyson’s confidence and when he died we all saw a downfall in Tyson’s career.

On the other hand, Ali was a master at psyching out his opponents. He distracted them with pre-fight taunts, jokes and even poems. He called opponents names and predicted what round he would beat them in.

 This would destroy Tysons composure and take him out of his game plan.

Round 5 goes to Ali.

 Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

Ali was known for taunting his opponents

Round 6: Heart (Ali 4 – Tyson 2)

Ali got up every single time he got knocked down. He never got completely knocked out cold. He had too much pride and heart to get counted out. His heart matched his talents and it was shown at his worst moments.

When Henry Cooper, Chuck Wepner and Sunny Banks knocked Ali down, he got back up and won the fights.

In my opinion, Tyson had very little heart. He ran off all anger and intimidation, but this does not work against the best fighters.

Ali was never scared to fight anyone, and Tyson’s intimidation methods would not work on Ali. Ali takes over the fight, and Tyson loses in round 6.

The only way Tyson would have had a chance is if he took Ali down quick ( in the first 2-3 rounds). The best boxers couldn’t take Ali down and either would Tyson.

The first couple of rounds would be interesting, but after Tyson realized that Ali won’t go down he would get anxious. He would take stupid chances, and Ali would be all over them.

 Fantasy Matchup: Mike Tyson vs. Muhammad Ali

Ali would beat Tyson Physically and Mentally

We can add in other factors such as stronger chins and endurance, but I feel that Ali would win both categories anyway.

DOWN GOES TYSON!

Mike Tyson Might Be The Funniest Man on The Planet

“I’ll fuck you till you love me faggit.”

Combat Ki : Withstand Strikes to Vital Body Parts

Combat Ki is a new marital art style designed mainly for people to take strikes to vital parts of the body and not sustain any injuries.

These men go through five years of very difficult and painful training. Taking kicks,punches and chops to the throat and testicles takes a toll on their bodies, but now not even a 240 pound MMA fighter can phase them.

Watch this MMA fighter go for the kill on one of these Combat Ki Trainers.

Concussions: Are They Evolving Contact Sports?

Concussions are becoming a very serious matter in contact sports, not just professional but as well as youth, high school, and college sports.

With a specific focus on concussions in football and hockey, I personally believe they are changing sports for better and for worse.

A concussion is a head injury with temporary loss of brain function, they have always been a piece of interest in sports but recently they are becoming more and more apparent and pose a serious problems to the rules and regulations of the sports we grew to know and love.

Firstly, with the rise of concussions there is a limit to the amount of play professional athletes are able to maintain. Simply put, there are rules in place where once a player is declared to have a concussion they are required to pass concussion symptom tests performed by their respective trainers.

Even if they feel healthy enough to play they are still not legible to step on the ice or field until they pass the required tests. This matter arose as retired athletes were experiencing post-concussion symptoms or even worse psychological disorders such as dementia.

In football, the sport is evolving to the point where you are required to make a perfect form tackle on an opposing individual or you are likely subject to a fine. In regards to hitting quarterbacks, it is getting to the point where players are just about barely able to touch them without having a penalty such as” roughing the passer” called on themselves.  Even though the hits causing most concussions are dangerous, players were taught to be as aggressive as possible but I still think the hits are just plain entertaining and should be allowed as long as there was no specific intent to give a blow directly to the head .The following video is one example of a questionable hit that caused a concussion and resulted in a fine ( I don’t believe the player should have been fined for this hit as he even argued himself that this was how he was taught to hit and it comes as second nature to stop a play and not allow the opposing team to make a play):

 Concussions have become such a matter of concern in football that doctors around the nation even declaring to get rid of youth football and instead not allow individuals to play football until they are at least age 16 due to brain development.

I find this absolutely ridiculous because almost everyone has played football as a child and it is part of the American dream to play football in my opinion. Also as a child you are able to retain the rules of football better as children’s brains are like a sponge soaking up information from the environment around them.

In hockey, rules are changing due to hits causing concussions on star players such as Sidney Crosby, Marc Staal, and Ryan Miller. Sidney Crosby was slammed into the board and hit his head which resulted in him being out for several months with post-concussion symptoms, from this they have enforced stricter boarding rules which now can bring a suspension to the individual who placed the hit. Marc Staal was hit by older brother, Eric Staal, on open ice and he continues to be out with post-concussion symptoms. This hit resulted in no suspension or fine, just some inter-family anguish. My most outstanding  opinion is towards Milan Lucic’s hit on Ryan Miller. I don’t believe there was any problem with him making the hit on Miller as he was far out of the crease and triangle (normal goalie zone). He was suspended and fined for this hit yet he was simply making a play. If Miller had not left his zone he would have been in the clear but the rules have now been changed that no player may make a hit on the goalie under any circumstance. In the following video you will see the hit itself and realize that he had no option but to make the hit, I mean come its hockey it’s meant to be a physical sport that requires awareness and quick thinking and before the 2004 season lockout players were able to slash and be as aggressive as they wanted for the entertainment perspective:

With everything in mind, you really have to consider players in all sports are making millions of dollars and living a life of luxury, I’m sure they can afford taking a concussion every now and then to keep sports entertaining. So come on, let sports rules and regulations stay how they are and don’t allow the pussification of sports in America.