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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #500 on: November 09, 2017, 12:42:30 AM »
GIVE CUB HIS FUCKIN TITLE SHOT

Agreed but I think the UFC gives Aldo his rematch for two reasons

1) They've already invested in Cub/Ortega for the Fresno main event because it's a battle of Cali boys
2) The Ortega fight is the last one on Cub's contract and he's said he plans to pursue free agency if UFC tries to lowball him on a new offer. If he were to fight Holloway and win his bargaining power would be insane.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #501 on: November 11, 2017, 08:23:47 AM »
Good call. It’s Aldo.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #502 on: November 11, 2017, 08:27:46 AM »
Good call. It’s Aldo.

I bought tickets to this show. I’m much happier with Aldo in that slot than Cub.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #503 on: November 11, 2017, 08:56:12 AM »
Bisping wants to come back super fast and fight Kelvin.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #504 on: November 11, 2017, 09:30:42 AM »
bah gawd he'd get put into retirement.

Belcher also volunteered, I'd be down for that.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #505 on: November 11, 2017, 12:48:36 PM »
Let the MW gatekeepeer fight both of them

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #506 on: November 14, 2017, 05:13:52 AM »
Nate is back in camp.

LET'S GO

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #507 on: November 14, 2017, 06:44:03 AM »
Bisping wants to come back super fast and fight Kelvin.

Kelvin is going to fuck him up. Bisping likely still hasn't recovered from being elbowed into oblivion and then sent to the Upside Down by GSP.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #508 on: November 14, 2017, 08:06:04 AM »
I guess Bisping wants to end his career being decimated by two guys fighting above their proper weight class.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #509 on: November 15, 2017, 01:07:08 AM »
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #510 on: November 15, 2017, 01:24:24 AM »
Oscar.... May/Mac was disrespectful to boxing.  What would this then be?

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #511 on: November 15, 2017, 01:29:58 AM »
Oscar.... May/Mac was disrespectful to boxing.  What would this then be?

A miscarriage to boxing?

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #512 on: November 15, 2017, 01:36:17 AM »
Nate Diaz might be getting his leg kicked off by Tyron Woodley at UFC 219.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #513 on: November 16, 2017, 11:10:27 AM »
Cyborg vs. Holm confirmed. Can't fuckin wait

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #514 on: November 17, 2017, 02:26:13 AM »
Great fight but I'm being cautious as to whether or not it'll be exciting. Cyborg only fights hyper-aggressive in bursts and against opponents she doesn't have to worry about being countered by. Holm is going to sit back and try to time a good shot but whether Cris will give her the opening to do so is the big question.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #515 on: November 17, 2017, 12:07:48 PM »
Marlon vs Sterling fuck yes

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #516 on: November 21, 2017, 12:17:38 AM »
Looks like a rematch between Jacare and Brunson is next for both guys but the venue is being disputed. Jacare is saying the fight is in Brazil, Brunson is saying North Carolina.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #517 on: November 21, 2017, 12:34:24 AM »
Brunson is from North Carolina.  I see him around at a lot of local events where he does some cornering for MMA and occasionally kickboxing.  Marcus Davis also has a gym right down the street from mine where a couple good friends of mine train.  Davis has gotten huge since he stopped fighting.  He's a HW now, easy.  Looks like Chris Benoit

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #518 on: November 21, 2017, 12:45:36 AM »
That's not a nice comparison given how badly Marcus has been KO'd.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #519 on: November 21, 2017, 01:04:19 AM »
More for body type than anything.  Little dude with a huge physique.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #520 on: November 21, 2017, 05:06:08 AM »
The Helwani is saying that the UFC is negotiating with John Linekar to step in and fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219. BRRRRAP.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #521 on: November 30, 2017, 01:57:20 PM »
BAH GAWD DOO HOES VS STEPHENS JANUARY 14TH

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #522 on: December 06, 2017, 01:01:22 AM »
Bout agreements have been sent out to Cowboy and Mairkbek Taisumov for the February card in Australia. Donald gets no easy fights.

Edit: We're probably getting Luke Rockhold vs Bobby Knuckles at the card too. I full believe within the week we will see GSP vacate the belt and they'll crown Whittaker as the legit MW champion.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #523 on: December 06, 2017, 10:38:21 AM »
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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #524 on: December 06, 2017, 11:56:50 AM »
They should make that for the full MW championship. I don't think GSP is ever gonna sign up to get smashed by Bobby Knuckles. I mean what are the odds of him doing that? Probably not great.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #525 on: December 06, 2017, 12:08:19 PM »
Looks like Ngannou vs Stipe is set for UFC 220.

Holy shit only six weeks away.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #526 on: December 06, 2017, 01:36:53 PM »
I think that benefits Stipe as he and everyone knew this would happen.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #527 on: December 07, 2017, 12:38:42 AM »
They should make that for the full MW championship. I don't think GSP is ever gonna sign up to get smashed by Bobby Knuckles. I mean what are the odds of him doing that? Probably not great.

Tickets for this show go on sale Tuesday and I figure they'll want to be able to market it as for the legit MW championship rather then interim so the pressure is probably going to be put on Georges to vacate before then.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #528 on: December 07, 2017, 01:29:09 AM »
I would say this would seal it too:

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #529 on: December 08, 2017, 01:52:11 AM »
Not sure where to put this but GSP has vacated the MW championship. Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 is for the official belt.

Also, if you're giving GSP shit for vacating the belt then take a look at how Conor has fucked two divisions by not defending titles he won and witness how an actual professional does things.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #530 on: December 08, 2017, 02:10:08 AM »
Not sure where to put this but GSP has vacated the MW championship. Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 is for the official belt.

Also, if you're giving GSP shit for vacating the belt then take a look at how Conor has fucked two divisions by not defending titles he won and witness how an actual professional does things.

An argument could be made for an actual professional not taking a title fight in a division he has no intention of fighting a second time in. I think he saw a cupcake match up and could add a notch to his belt with another title easily and went for it. Kinda funny that the champ was the easiest fight for him in the top 6 or so

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #531 on: December 08, 2017, 02:29:36 AM »
He could have just chosen to held onto the belt until his colitis problem was dealt with and forced Whittaker to defend the interim title and UFC would not have done shit about it. He didn't.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #532 on: December 08, 2017, 07:57:38 AM »
Anyone that ended the stain of the Bisping reign is okay by me. Normally I would be upset about it but this is fine by me.

Also, if you're giving GSP shit for vacating the belt then take a look at how Conor has fucked two divisions by not defending titles he won and witness how an actual professional does things.

What will the odds be on Conor still being a UFC champ somehow when he fight Pacquiao next summer?

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #533 on: December 10, 2017, 02:13:12 AM »
Considering Ferguson just had elbow surgery and is out for an indefinite period of time, pretty good actually. 155 is so talent rich and such a mess.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #534 on: December 13, 2017, 02:32:28 AM »
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #535 on: December 15, 2017, 04:44:03 AM »
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

Dana says he'll sue to prevent this from happening.

Also - Money Mayweather is teasing a run in the UFC according to Josh Nason.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #536 on: December 15, 2017, 05:26:05 AM »
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

Dana says he'll sue to prevent this from happening.

Also - Money Mayweather is teasing a run in the UFC according to Josh Nason.

I think MMA fans know better than to think the Floyd thing could ever happen. Maybe he’s just working the boxing fans.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #537 on: December 20, 2017, 06:59:49 AM »
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

Dana says he'll sue to prevent this from happening.

Also - Money Mayweather is teasing a run in the UFC according to Josh Nason.

I think MMA fans know better than to think the Floyd thing could ever happen. Maybe he’s just working the boxing fans.

Dana's making it sound like he's trying to get Floyd to fight Nate Diaz sometime next year.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #538 on: December 21, 2017, 04:23:45 AM »
Thug Rose/Tecia Torres III being looked at for the Perth card in February.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #539 on: December 27, 2017, 12:13:25 AM »
Yancy Medeiros vs Cerrone headlines the Austin card in February. Somebody's gonna get bodied in that one.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #540 on: January 08, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »
Max and Frankie are on for 222

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #541 on: January 09, 2018, 02:35:58 AM »
Wouldn't be the first time Frankie went in as an underdog and pulled off the upset but Max is a pretty bad style matchup. He (Max) can stuff the shot and peck away on the outside and if Frankie tries to box in the pocket he'll probably get hurt pretty bad. Blessed by UD.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #542 on: January 09, 2018, 02:43:57 AM »
Max hasn’t faced a grindy wrestler in forever. If Frankie doesn’t fall in love with his standup this could be a tougher fight than people think.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #543 on: January 09, 2018, 02:48:47 AM »
Lamas is a wrestleboxer who, will not on Frankie's level is the same style of fighter and Max set him on fire.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #544 on: January 09, 2018, 03:15:53 AM »
Hate to say it, but Frankie is gonna look old in there any fight now.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #545 on: January 09, 2018, 03:28:53 AM »
Plus he gets rocked in pretty much every fight and I think his recovery and timing have taken a hit. The Frankie of 5 years ago doesn't get caught with the high kick that Jeremy Stephens landed on him.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #546 on: January 12, 2018, 04:45:12 PM »
Zac Cummings slipped in the bathtub and cracked his skull. He’s out of Sunday’s fight against Thiago Alves

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #547 on: January 12, 2018, 05:15:05 PM »
Worst news of the year so far: Whitaker out of UFC 221, replaced with Yoel Romero, who fights Rockhold for an interim belt. For real. And people in Australia paid for that.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #548 on: January 13, 2018, 07:04:30 AM »
Still a sick and high level fight. Only sucks if you've bought tickets or plan on paying for the show and neither of that applies to me.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #549 on: January 18, 2018, 02:06:28 AM »
Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier targeted for sometime in the spring.