QUINTET (クインテット): QUINTET.3
Las Vegas, Nevada
HELLO FRIENDS QUINTET 3 DEBASES US BY BEING FROM LAS VEGAS A CITY THAT TELLS YOU RIGHT UP FRONT IT IS FOR IDIOTS and yet here we are, every one of us, welcomed to the broadcast by Sean Wheelock who perhaps you will recall from other martial arts commentatings and also by Meisha Tate who was oft-bested by Ronda Rousey's 腕挫十字固 ude-hishigi-juji-gatame (that's normal) but who also seemed way more together than Ronda Rousey just like as a person (that's normal too). Not only are we offered in this gathering several five-against-five contests in the かちぬきせん kachinukisen 【 勝ち抜き戦 】mode which has fast become our custom, but also there will be several s u p e r f i g h t z as well such as for example have you heard about this it's a real thing 石井 慧 SATOSHI ISHII vs. フランク・ミア FRANK MIR and regarding this bout in particular Meisha Tate notes that as Mir is a well-known leg-lock specialist (is this true? I think of him more with arms? I will have to check) one has to wonder if Satoshi Ishii, a man of judo, will be comfortable with him in ne-waza. I guess we will just have to see about that won't we, Meisha Tate, with whom I have utterly no quarrel. Okay I have checked though and Frank Mir has only ever won two of his (mixed martial arts) matches by leg-lock, the hiza-juji-gatame knee-bar against Brock Lesnar and an ashi-dori-garami (some call it a toe-hold) against, if you can believe it, Tank Abbott, who Dave Meltzer weirdly outed on the Wrestling Observer Radio from right after Kevin Randleman died (r.i.p.) of pneumonia (it could take any of us at any time, please do not be heedless about colds). Lenne Hardt gets the people (such as they are, I am not sure there are that many) going with her artful shoutings atop the PRIDE theme, a dark reminder that the UFC owns all that stuff, although I guess we might also wonder aloud about who really owns, like, anything, you know? There is a parade of græpplerz, as well there might be, and a lot of them (though certainly not all) seem kind of like dikkz.
Yes, a small crowd on hand, I think, but maybe I heard that the McGregor/Nurmagomedov press conference went really late and it hurt the walk-up, or something? Because McGregor showed up really late on purpose to show how much more important he is than other people and then Nurmagomedov just left and so McGregor didn't end up getting to be super racist to him in person on that day but he had for sure done so previously so he probably still got a good amount of being super racist in if you take the broad view? I wonder how all of that turned out in the end; it is weird that we'll never know. First up we've got the venerable Hideo Tokoro, who at forty-one years of age is somehow even older than me, against Nicky Ryan, a sprightly young man of seventeen. Much is made of how he is seventeen and yet very good but why wouldn't he be? Have you trained with these kids getting ready for Canada Games? Some of them are killers! Also there is the very recent case of Daria Bilodid (Дар'я Геннадіївна Білодід) who won Paris and Zagreb and Europe and then also the World Championships at Baku in the -48kg division all at the age of seventeen. She too is very good, look: