MMA  > General MMA  > Who had the better slam?
August 17, 2010, 05:26 PM
Hughes on Carlos Newton or Rampage on Arona back in the day?

I am personally torn between the two because Rampage picked him up over his head and KO'ed but Hughes was in the choke forever and then ran him to the other side of the octagon and then Ko'ed him.


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August 17, 2010  05:57 PM ET

he's a **** for hitting Arona. The dude was out cold, and he hit him with 2 big punches after the slam.

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August 17, 2010  06:17 PM ET

Rampage's slam was vicious.

Randleman's suplex (it's not a slam) was devastating.

Hughes' slam against Newton wasn't even, IMO, Hughes' best slam for his career.

August 17, 2010  06:17 PM ET

*in his career

August 17, 2010  06:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Rampage's slam was vicious.Randleman's suplex (it's not a slam) was devastating.Hughes' slam against Newton wasn't even, IMO, Hughes' best slam for his career.

I agree. but the stakes, the way the fight was tight, and the slam that ended both guys uncontious is IMO a thriller that is hard to top...

August 17, 2010  07:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Rampage's slam was vicious.Randleman's suplex (it's not a slam) was devastating.Hughes' slam against Newton wasn't even, IMO, Hughes' best slam for his career.

What do you think?

August 17, 2010  08:13 PM ET

I could pick up a guy and get choked unconscious and fall on top of them.

"Hey Jeremy, Who won?"
"You did"
"Ok, Alright, now watch we run around the ring and later claim I was never out!!"

I could also slam a guy and then headbutt him and then pretend I didn't.

Arona did the proper Judo fall, put his arm out so that it and his shoulder absorbed most of the slam. The ensuing headbutt was most likely what KO'd Ricardo.

The Randelman suplex is by far the most impressive of those three, but I think that the Gerald Harris one that got on ESPN's top plays was good, as well as the Shamrock-Zinoviev.

August 17, 2010  11:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I could pick up a guy and get choked unconscious and fall on top of them."Hey Jeremy, Who won?""You did""Ok, Alright, now watch we run around the ring and later claim I was never out!!"I could also slam a guy and then headbutt him and then pretend I didn't.Arona did the proper Judo fall, put his arm out so that it and his shoulder absorbed most of the slam. The ensuing headbutt was most likely what KO'd Ricardo.The Randelman suplex is by far the most impressive of those three, but I think that the Gerald Harris one that got on ESPN's top plays was good, as well as the Shamrock-Zinoviev.

you get too technical for your own good.
1st to pick up the guy while on a choke it's no joke.
2nd the headbutt was accidental. Ricardo's head does hit the canvas and bounces back up headbutting Rampage, not the other way around.
3rd yes, it was impressive, but he was not in a choke, was him? so while more impressive, he was the only one (of those 3) who was not in danger.

August 18, 2010  05:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree. but the stakes, the way the fight was tight, and the slam that ended both guys uncontious is IMO a thriller that is hard to top...

Hey, I like all the 3 slams!

August 18, 2010  05:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

What do you think?

Shamrock vs Zinoviev would probably be my #1, Clouis just reminded me of that one.

Then I would have Rampage vs Arona #2 and maybe Hughes vs Newton #3, maybe.

August 18, 2010  05:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

What do you think?

Shamrock vs Zinoviev would probably be my #1, Clouis just reminded me of that one.

Then I would have Rampage vs Arona #2 and maybe Hughes vs Newton #3, maybe.

August 18, 2010  09:02 AM ET

Pish posh, gentleman. I think we all know the only true winner of this debate is Sapp-Nogueira. The rest are just vying for second best!

August 18, 2010  03:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Pish posh, gentleman. I think we all know the only true winner of this debate is Sapp-Nogueira. The rest are just vying for second best!

Picked him up like a dummy!

August 18, 2010  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

you get too technical for your own good.1st to pick up the guy while on a choke it's no joke. 2nd the headbutt was accidental. Ricardo's head does hit the canvas and bounces back up headbutting Rampage, not the other way around.3rd yes, it was impressive, but he was not in a choke, was him? so while more impressive, he was the only one (of those 3) who was not in danger.

Rampage was not in a choke either, at least not yet.

August 18, 2010  03:54 PM ET

Yup, Rampage wasn't being choked yet. Maybe he was feeling some pressure on the side of his inside arm but no more than that.

 
August 18, 2010  04:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Rampage was not in a choke either, at least not yet.

LOL, like I said, you are too technical :)
he was well on his way.

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