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Machida vs Rua - and the 2010 elections

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I was having a hard time sleeping last night. I couldn't get over the Machida vs Rua fight at UFC 113. I idolize Lyoto Machida, it was a disappointing loss for him as well as his fans and that includes me. Machida started pretty good, he had 2 take downs. His hooks connected to Rua's face but Rua's counter and leg kicks may have confused Machida as to how he's gonna defend himself. During these take downs, Machida could have dominated the fight if he has good ground game, but it seems like Rua could easily stand up after these take downs. After the 2nd take down Machida gave a powerful left straight that missed and Rua countered with a devastating right hook that took Machida down and was mounted while receiving powerful blows from Rua which lead the referee Yves Lavigne to stop the fight. I couldn't stop thinking as to what could have been if he didn't miss the left straight jab to Rua's face, the fight could have turned otherwise results. He may have dominated the fight and regain his title. I guess it was not his night, Rua must be very lucky to dodge the jab and countered with his own hooks and blows to a downed Machida. Anyhow, I guess we'll just have to deal with it. It's his 1st loss anyway and I am sure that UFC president Dana White would still want him to regain his title as the Light Heavyweight Champion.

I was finally able to doze off at around 2am. My phone alarms at 6:30am, I snoozed it twice and finally got off my bed at around 7:30am. Had a quick breakfast after shower and off to vote at a nearby Central School before I go to work. While I was on the way, I was contemplating as to who should I vote for local political aspirants. There were sample ballots given along the way. I made up my mind, I am not voting for local candidates. As I arrived on the precinct, I felt like I did not want to vote because of the very long queue. Damnit! I should have come earlier so the line wouldn't by that long. I got my voter number and proceeded to the line on queue. It was already 9am when I lined up with other voters. Minutes later my friends arrived, they were right behind me which was good so that we could chat and catch up with each other since it's been a while since I last saw them. At around 10am, It was my turn to vote. I didn't waste time and went on shading my desired candidates who I beleive has the credibility to run this country. I only voted 8 senatoriables, and as I read the local councilor aspirants, I remembered my friend's uncle were one of the candidates so I shaded his name and two other names that were familiar to me. I finished voting after 10minutes. I realized I was running late, my work starts at 11am, its already 10:15am and it will take my 1 hour to get to the office so I said goodbye to my friends, hurried to the highway and took the 1st cab that passed by. I arrived 11:10am in the office (my sup's gonna kill me). At 4pm, I started writing this blog and I am feeling sleepy. Good thing I'll be on rest day tomorrow.

- ended around 5pm local time.

Posted by CEBopaw 16:58 Archived in Philippines Tagged events

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