JR Blog: His UFC Title Pick, Henry Godwin, Penn State Scandal

Nick Paglino

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"I'm going with Champion Cain Velasquez this Saturday night in the UFC debut on Fox TV vs. Junior Dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Title. Interesting points to ponder about this fight:

-Neither man has ever been knocked down in a UFC fight.
-Combined, both men has spent less than sixty seconds on their back in a UFC fight.
-Dos Santos has never been taken down in a UFC contest.
-Cain is 15 of 22 in take down attempts.

Keys to the fight: Cain's striking defense, Junior's takedown defense, and, with it scheduled for 5 rounds, cardio conditioning which likely favors the Champion."

"Mark [Canterbury, aka Henry Godwin] was thrust on the WWE radar after an impressive TV bout vs. The Undertaker back in the day. His efforts albeit in a losing effort turned heads and as I have said many times here, the talent maximized his minutes. Yours truly even got slopped in a Hog Pen Match at an In Your House PPV that originated from Hershey, Pa that featured HOG vs. HHH. Ah, the good old days. Please keep Mark in your thoughts and prayers. He's a sweetheart of a guy."

"Unfortunate situation at Penn State with the scandal involving former, long time Nittany Lion coach Jerry Sandusky which has resulted in coaching icon Joe Paterno being fired Wednesday night via telephone. I think no matter the circumstances of the firing that JoePa deserved to be told in person and not on the telephone but I also feel that the PSU higher ups did what they had to do in removing JoePa from the team.

I expect there to be a complete house cleaning at Penn State which means that every coach on the football staff will likely be out of work in a matter of weeks. One disturbing aspect of this story, thanks to non news outlets like ESPN, is that this tragedy was largely made to be a football matter when the allegations of child abuse are far from such."

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