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UFC 84 discussion

By Zach Arnold | May 24, 2008

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Results in full-page mode. Plus, Luke Thomas has an audio recap covering the UFC 84 event (audio here). Also added: Media headlines covering the fallout from the event.

Main fight results

Sokoudjou defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura by stoppage after the end of R1.
Rousimar Palhares defeated Ivan Salaverry in R1 in 2’36 by submission.
Thiago Silva defeated Antonio Mendes in R1 in 2’24 by tap-out (strikes).
Ryoto Machida defeated Tito Ortiz after 3R by a 30-27 unanimous judges’ decision.
Goran Reljic defeated Wilson Gouveia in R2 in 3’15 by referee stoppage.
Wanderlei Silva defeated Keith Jardine in R1 in 36 seconds by KO.
UFC Lightweight Title match: BJ Penn defeated Sean Sherk by stoppage after the end of R3.

Media headlines

  1. Michael David Smith: UFC gets undercards right
  2. The Las Vegas Review-Journal: BJ Penn more than paper champion
  3. The Las Vegas Review-Journal: Loss should close book on Tito Ortiz’s UFC career
  4. Steve Cofield: Class was the word of the night at UFC 84, until the post-fight
  5. The LA Times: Sean Sherk fails to regain UFC title in loss to BJ Penn
  6. Arash Markazi: Ortiz/White feud comes to an end
  7. The Long Beach Press-Telegram: BJ Penn calmly puts away Sean Sherk
  8. The Miami Herald: BJ Penn defeats Sean Sherk to retain lightweight title
  9. The Washington Post: BJ Penn thwarts Sean Sherk’s comeback at UFC 84
  10. The Sweet Science: BJ Penn manhandles Sean Sherk at UFC 84
  11. MMA Junkie: Silva, Palhares, Reljic, and Gouveia secure $75k UFC 84 bonuses

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53 Responses to “UFC 84 discussion”

  1. Chuck says:

    THANK YOU D.!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God I am not the only one who isn’t crazy! Oh, and in wrestling you have to shave too. Actually you pretty much have to be clean-cut. And you can’t even have sideburns that go lower than your earlobes. Different reasons than in boxing (wrestlers giving other wrestlers brushburns) but still.

  2. Chief says:

    Can it be that the thought that beards are cushions for punches is an archaic idea carried over from a less informed time? I mean if someone had some sort of scientific proof to back up this claim rather than saying that a bunch of “boxing ‘experts'” believe so I could budge on this topic.

  3. Chuck says:

    “Can it be that the thought that beards are cushions for punches is an archaic idea carried over from a less informed time? I mean if someone had some sort of scientific proof to back up this claim rather than saying that a bunch of “boxing ‘experts’” believe so I could budge on this topic.”

    That could be true. But there has to be SOME merit to it. Now having a beard doesn’t mean that you won’t get knocked on your ass if you get hit by a good shot on the chin, but I am sure a beard can help somewhat. Maybe only a LITTLE bit. I think I will have to look around for articles on facial hair in boxing. There has to be stuff on this issue, considering that it has been an issue in the past.

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