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Houston Alexander

Jawshattera

Posted 9:24 pm, 10/07/2007

too jardines defence thats was the general opinion at the time.

anyway he got brutally ktfo, end of the story.

BCguy

Posted 8:52 pm, 10/07/2007

IrishRage

Like I said before I respect the guys skills mind you there all stand up skills and MMA Is much more but hell maybe he has fantastic takedown defense or a surprise BJJ attack . And the Gangsta comment from me atleast was not refering to him being a horible person just the way he reacted after defeating Jardine especially being In serious knock out danger himself In the first 30 seconds In his first UFC fight he did a wonderful job recovering and destroying Jardine with his clinch . You would think after you yourself almost being knocked out In your first fight you would not stand over a guy while he Is on the ground dazed and taunt him and calling him on and then pushing away the guys around him walking around like someone just slapped his girlfriend In the face LOL I understand excitment , I understand trademark winning celebrations like the Chuck arms wide open , or the Rampage Wolf cry that Is all In good fun and thrilling for the fans but a guy standing over his knockout victim still calling him on Is just a joke to me . And then you make the points of him having 6 kids and 2 jobs like somehow I would give a **** , who told him to have 6 kids ???? damn right you might need to work 2 to feed and support them . I work full time at my gym and then work at Leons delivering furniture plus go to school , my sister was In a serious car accident and after recovery I spent my entire savings making her house wheel chair accessible . We all have life stories doesn't mean we all want so called breaks . Lets see If we are still talking about him In a years time :)



Does no one remember that Jardine made some very less than flattering comments about Houston before they fought ? Basically called him a can , complained about having to fight said can .... then got KTFO by said "can". I'd be pretty fired up too after KOing the guy who said he had no business being in the ring with me.

OneBigThrow

Posted 6:13 pm, 10/07/2007

^^thats not true, it is not easy for alot of people to go and get a job, but i agree with the point you are addressing i believe in following the law to the letter

but thats not the point, i cant wait to see houstons next fight

forajido

Posted 3:40 pm, 10/07/2007

dsver1

I like Alexander because he's a finisher and an exciting fighter. Does that mean he can't go the distance? I don't know, but I don't get how him being a KO artist suddenly prevents him from having any ground skills.

Read this interview, he actually seems like a pretty cool guy and definitely not gansta as you so eloquently put! He seems like a committed, single father of six who loves independent hip-hop and R&B culture and, of course, knocking people out in the cage. ;)



I agree, his fights are exciting and i think many would agree Dana may have more for him, it does not matter what music he likes or how he jumps...is probably the adrenaline rush ....he has charisma and may become another showman like Tito Ortiz has been all these years.

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DoQ1

Posted 3:14 pm, 10/07/2007

OneBigThrow

still, you arent busting out windows or dealing drugs to raise your family

no matter where you live, it is so easy to take that option it is right in your face

i dont think houston is asking for a break, i dont think he really brings it up, but to classify him as a gangster is still wrong he is doing things the right way



No matter what "life" you live if your values are RIGHT it is never east to break the law, or go against your beliefs.

OneBigThrow

Posted 3:08 pm, 10/07/2007

still, you arent busting out windows or dealing drugs to raise your family

no matter where you live, it is so easy to take that option it is right in your face

i dont think houston is asking for a break, i dont think he really brings it up, but to classify him as a gangster is still wrong he is doing things the right way

IrishRage

Posted 1:30 pm, 10/07/2007

Dr.Chicago

Gangsta or not?? Who cares? Why do YOU guys care??

If he pulls that kind of attitude inside the cage, I say GOOD FOR HIM!!

He's a really nice guy outside the cage once the fighting fever fades away..

He's a single dad with 6 kids.. Working 2 jobs to support them (as a DJ and as a fighter)..

He donated his kidney to his daughter 7 years ago when he used to work as a construction worker..

I say give him a break, will you??



Like I said before I respect the guys skills mind you there all stand up skills and MMA Is much more but hell maybe he has fantastic takedown defense or a surprise BJJ attack . And the Gangsta comment from me atleast was not refering to him being a horible person just the way he reacted after defeating Jardine especially being In serious knock out danger himself In the first 30 seconds In his first UFC fight he did a wonderful job recovering and destroying Jardine with his clinch . You would think after you yourself almost being knocked out In your first fight you would not stand over a guy while he Is on the ground dazed and taunt him and calling him on and then pushing away the guys around him walking around like someone just slapped his girlfriend In the face LOL I understand excitment , I understand trademark winning celebrations like the Chuck arms wide open , or the Rampage Wolf cry that Is all In good fun and thrilling for the fans but a guy standing over his knockout victim still calling him on Is just a joke to me . And then you make the points of him having 6 kids and 2 jobs like somehow I would give a **** , who told him to have 6 kids ???? damn right you might need to work 2 to feed and support them . I work full time at my gym and then work at Leons delivering furniture plus go to school , my sister was In a serious car accident and after recovery I spent my entire savings making her house wheel chair accessible . We all have life stories doesn't mean we all want so called breaks . Lets see If we are still talking about him In a years time :)

DoQ1

Posted 1:22 pm, 10/07/2007

He is one generous gangsta. Fo' Sho'

Gooner

Posted 1:13 pm, 10/07/2007

Dr.Chicago

Gangsta or not?? Who cares? Why do YOU guys care??

If he pulls that kind of attitude inside the cage, I say GOOD FOR HIM!!

He's a really nice guy outside the cage once the fighting fever fades away..

He's a single dad with 6 kids.. Working 2 jobs to support them (as a DJ and as a fighter)..

He donated his kidney to his daughter 7 years ago when he used to work as a construction worker..

I say give him a break, will you??



:eek:

Based on that, I definitely think we should give him a break.

And a vasectomy.

I keed!!! :D :o

Dr.Chicago

Posted 1:02 pm, 10/07/2007

Gangsta or not?? Who cares? Why do YOU guys care??

If he pulls that kind of attitude inside the cage, I say GOOD FOR HIM!!

He's a really nice guy outside the cage once the fighting fever fades away..

He's a single dad with 6 kids.. Working 2 jobs to support them (as a DJ and as a fighter)..

He donated his kidney to his daughter 7 years ago when he used to work as a construction worker..

I say give him a break, will you??

marnold

Posted 6:23 am, 10/05/2007

Will Mike or Joe be the first to say "Houston, we have a problem" if he gets knocked out?

JoeRoganismyhero

Posted 5:50 am, 10/05/2007

I think Houston stood over Jardine like he did after he won because Jardine was sdisrespecting him before the fight. Alexander was probably saying something to the effect of "Who is a easy opponent now?!"

I like Houston and look forward to seeing him in November:cool:

OneBigThrow

Posted 4:20 am, 10/05/2007

im angry about it because it is offensive grow up

Jawshattera

Posted 12:06 am, 10/05/2007

has houston ever even slightly in a verbal way stated he's gangster?
no he hasnt.

ever flashed a gang sign?
no

He has allot of intesity too him and brings it at a very explosive pace. He gets exited when he wins like a fighter deserves too be.

IrishRage

Posted 11:36 pm, 10/04/2007

OneBigThrow

He hasnt done one thing to be classified as a "gangsta"

and you (whoever that guy was) dont know him well enough to dislike him for "personal reasons"

I could understand if you just said "o this guy prrolly cant go 3 rounds against a solid opponent and he just got 2 lucky finishes" who gives a damn

but you stretch armstrong it into this "gangsta" BS and thats stepping over the line, hes done nothing to be considered a gangsta and has been doing more for his community than you have ever even considered doing, not to mention being the opposite of your stereotypical view of gangsta by being a single FATHER of 6 children, who fought multiple times a night to make sure he could provide for his family

he did not hit the ****ing corner with a hand full of rocks, he didnt bust out any windshields and jack cars he did it legitimately by fighting so you calling him a gangsta is downright offensive (as would be referring to anyone as white trash or redneck, etc) its all crap man, and really it is indefensible

Charles Bennett, yea he has earned the reputation to be called a gangsta, he has served repeated prison terms and been arrested countlessly (and i think he is a good guy and fighter, im a fan of his)

Houston has done nothing but finish fights and be excited to finally make it to the UFC and perform for us to the best of his ability

he said it himself he wants to bring "passion back to the UFC" and he is passionate, i dont condone him standing over jardine but yet i dont fault him...has he behaved similarly since? Ive seen him thank his trainers and give props to his opponent before gloating about himself.

that **** just screams GANGSTER ASS THUGSTA



Doctor Phil is that really you ?

Thank you ohhh so very much for clearing up the Gangsta Evolution . I come back after acouple days after making the thread to read some of the responses and I couldn't stop laughing at all your responses being so angry over the gangsta statement LOL you rule .

jolucas

Posted 10:59 pm, 10/04/2007

Without reading through all the responses I will say these few things.

Is he great? Far too early to tell. Is he exciting? Hell yeah. I look forward to his next fight.

As for the taughting from what I have heard on these message boards that revolved around Jardine questioning his ability as an apponent and basically saying that he wasn't worthy of fighting him (jardine). If that is true then I have no issue with the taunting because it was deserved.

As for the Husker angle that is reserved for another board. Go Blue!

The-Iceman-Chuck-Liddell

Posted 9:19 pm, 10/04/2007

BlingDogg

@ The-Iceman-Chuck-Liddell:
Being a fan of mma doesn't mean you have to like a fight like Sherk/Franca...That fight was boring as hell IMO, and I love all kinds of mma matches. Sherk did absolutley nothing to try to finish the fight, and made it a bjj snoozefest. Ground games are exciting when the fighters are actually doing something. Like how Randy Couture and Fedor stay active the whole time on the ground. Being a fan of mma doesn't mean automatically liking every single fight.



I didn't say you did. That's why I mentioned Fedor and Couture.

BlingDogg

Posted 9:09 pm, 10/04/2007

@ The-Iceman-Chuck-Liddell:
Being a fan of mma doesn't mean you have to like a fight like Sherk/Franca...That fight was boring as hell IMO, and I love all kinds of mma matches. Sherk did absolutley nothing to try to finish the fight, and made it a bjj snoozefest. Ground games are exciting when the fighters are actually doing something. Like how Randy Couture and Fedor stay active the whole time on the ground. Being a fan of mma doesn't mean automatically liking every single fight.

Oberfuhrer42

Posted 6:12 pm, 10/04/2007

The-Iceman-Chuck-Liddell

Wow, someone who doesn't appreciate a ground game. Yes I do LOVE watching some nice KO's, but to call grappling a **** fest? Did you not like Sherk vs Franca? A lot of Fedor's fights? Randy Couture? This is MMA. Not Kickboxing with 4 oz gloves.



Yes that is exactly what i said. I said i absolutely hate grappling.:rolleyes: ACTUALLY, My favorite fights to watch are two really skilled bjjers, but when i have to sit through two mediocre ones, i would rather watch local talent at my dojo.

Straffe

Posted 3:31 pm, 10/04/2007

double post opps

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