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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #450 on: October 04, 2017, 01:53:41 AM »
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar is official for the main event of UFC 218 in Detroit. That card is fyahhhhhhhh.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #451 on: October 04, 2017, 03:16:21 AM »
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar is official for the main event of UFC 218 in Detroit. That card is fyahhhhhhhh.

I think I'm going to have to do an eBay blitz so I can justify buying a ticket.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #452 on: October 04, 2017, 12:06:31 PM »

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #453 on: October 04, 2017, 12:08:13 PM »
RIP Magny.

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« Reply #454 on: October 04, 2017, 12:45:44 PM »
RIP Magny.

Yeah. That should be an asswhopping coming to Magny.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #455 on: October 07, 2017, 04:13:13 AM »


the whole thing is interesting, but the story about training with GSP was very cool and has lots of info pertinent to the Bisping fight. That starts at 2:40.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #456 on: October 09, 2017, 12:22:20 PM »
Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree at UFC 219.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #457 on: October 10, 2017, 03:36:24 AM »
Tony vs. Conor is the fight everyone wants now, and I have to say I feel like Tony's defense might cost him through an early TKO, he's been tagged with the straight left a lot.

But this dude's chin and heart are incredible and if he survives the early onslaught, he should get a tap later on. Great fight, I'd make Nate vs. Khabib and have the winners of those two fights face each other, and the two losers fight each other. All would be great matchups.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #458 on: October 10, 2017, 03:56:29 AM »

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #459 on: October 10, 2017, 03:59:17 AM »
Conor vs Shane McMahon is going to be so good. Shane has the ground game to really surprise Conor, but his cardio might be worse. The striking might be even, gonna give the slight advantage to Shane.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 10, 2017, 10:34:43 AM »
The UFC pulled Mark Hunt from an upcoming fight because he made comments about having CTE symptoms. He said that he slurs his words and his memory is going away. Now he is threatening to sue them again.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 10, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »
MMA fans seem to be experiencing a few unanimous feelings on this...

- Hunt is a moron for penning that piece and acting shocked it got him pulled
- The UFC is using this as an opportunity to stick it to him
- It is somehow also the right thing to do

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« Reply #462 on: October 10, 2017, 11:49:12 AM »
All of those are equally right.

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« Reply #463 on: October 11, 2017, 12:54:57 AM »
The second point is certainly debatable. There are tons of guys on the UFC roster who've been in the game for a while and have suffered bad knockout losses, we've never seen guys get pulled in the past. And on top of that, if we don't see it become a trend then it exposes that the intention behind this move was not for Hunt's well-being but because they saw an opportunity to fuck him over and seized it.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #464 on: October 12, 2017, 03:25:33 AM »
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos headlines the UFC on Fox card in Winnipeg.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #466 on: October 12, 2017, 07:00:33 AM »
That would usually seem like a ridiculous request but they've made interim belts for way less.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #467 on: October 12, 2017, 07:34:23 AM »
Lol, why not just give the top contender a belt in every weight class while we are at it.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #468 on: October 13, 2017, 12:43:25 AM »
RAGING AL vs Paul Felder at UFC 218. Sick fight.

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« Reply #469 on: October 13, 2017, 05:04:49 AM »
Co-main event of the Fox card in Winnipeg is Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas II, Santiago Ponzibibio vs Mike Perry also announced for that card. Brap brap.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #470 on: October 13, 2017, 05:00:48 PM »
RAGING AL vs Paul Felder at UFC 218. Sick fight.

Yeah. My brother and I bought Tickets today. Card is getting too good.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #471 on: October 18, 2017, 12:59:39 PM »

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #472 on: October 20, 2017, 02:22:29 AM »
So I have a feeling Cowboy is in trouble.

- He hasn't fought outside of North America ever in the UFC/WEC.
- P. big size disadvantage.
- There was this reddit post that isn't getting a lot of attention from Donald's Physical therapist:

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Cowboy Cerrone just fought Robbie Lawler with his groin torn off the bone. Many fighters fight with torn meniscus/mcl. We try to explain the long term risk/benefit of fighting injured, but at the end of the day it is up to the fighters to decide if they will fight or not. Fighting itself is dangerous. Cowboy is just a tough SOB

That was less than three months ago, no way he's healed now.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #473 on: October 20, 2017, 02:39:12 AM »
Probably not but this is a massive, massive step up in competition for Till who is incredibly hittable and is only a few fights removed from almost losing to Nicolas Dalby. They're both six feet tall so even though Till might have more mass I don't think he's got the wrestling nor grappling to worry Donald.

The part that would be concerning is definitely how shopworn Cowboy will be coming into this fight, coupled with the fact that Till has the type of tight inside boxing and elbows that can cause problems.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #474 on: October 21, 2017, 08:01:39 AM »
So I have a feeling Cowboy is in trouble.

- He hasn't fought outside of North America ever in the UFC/WEC.
- P. big size disadvantage.
- There was this reddit post that isn't getting a lot of attention from Donald's Physical therapist:

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Cowboy Cerrone just fought Robbie Lawler with his groin torn off the bone. Many fighters fight with torn meniscus/mcl. We try to explain the long term risk/benefit of fighting injured, but at the end of the day it is up to the fighters to decide if they will fight or not. Fighting itself is dangerous. Cowboy is just a tough SOB


That was less than three months ago, no way he's healed now.
Nailed it.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #475 on: October 21, 2017, 08:38:23 AM »
The part that would be concerning is definitely how shopworn Cowboy will be coming into this fight, coupled with the fact that Till has the type of tight inside boxing and elbows that can cause problems.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #476 on: October 23, 2017, 02:08:28 AM »
YPOV and I will share custody of the trophy.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #477 on: October 27, 2017, 07:19:13 AM »
Barboza vs. Khabib on December 30th. Get hype.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #478 on: October 27, 2017, 07:46:12 AM »
I want Barboza to win so I can see him possibly murder Conor sometime in the future.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #479 on: October 31, 2017, 12:02:23 AM »
UFC 211 will be hosted by Perth, Australia in February. Gotta believe Bobby Knuckles will be unifying the MW belt against the winner of GSP/Bisping at that card.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #480 on: October 31, 2017, 03:23:13 AM »
221 right?  I just don't see either guy fighting Whittaker on a 4 month turnaround, if ever.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #481 on: October 31, 2017, 04:03:48 AM »
I really believe Whittaker takes both of their heads off.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #482 on: October 31, 2017, 04:55:05 AM »
I don't see GSP or Bisping fighting past this one so I imagine it'll be Whittaker defending his belt against Weidman or Rockhold.

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« Reply #483 on: October 31, 2017, 07:05:27 AM »
Agreed Whittaker makes short work of either.  Weidman is going to have to get through a killer to be considered a contender again.  He needs to fight Brunson.  Rockhold is the fight to make.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #484 on: October 31, 2017, 07:05:51 AM »
Raging Al out of the Paul Felder fight at UFC 218, front-runner to replace him is Charles Oliveira so it remains a high-level contest but definitely a different style matchup.

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« Reply #485 on: October 31, 2017, 07:15:06 AM »
Weidman got buzzed by a fat 170 pounder and still didn't look good so I don't think he'll ever get back to top level.

I would like to see him face Jacare.

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« Reply #486 on: October 31, 2017, 07:26:59 AM »
Who? Whittaker? He's two fights removed from smoking Jacare.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #487 on: October 31, 2017, 07:29:41 AM »
Weidman.

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« Reply #488 on: October 31, 2017, 07:37:35 AM »
Yeah I think at this point assuming GSP/Bisping winner doesn't fight past this Saturday you do....

Rockhold vs Brunson
Weidman vs Jacare.

Not sure who Whittaker fights though. Can't rematch Romero directly and he's whopped Jacare and Brunson.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #489 on: October 31, 2017, 07:59:29 AM »
You could milk as much cash as possible out of Ando one more time if he happened to dip into the fountain of youth against Kelvin ala Dos Santos when he suddenly morphed back into 2010 against Ben Rothwell.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #490 on: November 01, 2017, 12:49:52 AM »
And a day after the news breaks about the Perth show Bisping is saying that if he gets past GSP he wants to fight in England for his next defense and has no interest in the Australia card. That whole division is a giant clusterfuck.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #491 on: November 01, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »
Conor is not fighting again unless he gets a promoter's stake. Good for him because I would do the same thing. There is no reason he should fight for less than $30 million ever again. If you assume that every PPV he does goes over 1 million and does a huge gate, that's around what he should be getting, obviously going higher the more he sells. The UFC got five gigantic paydays off him and that's all they should get before turning over a lot more of the future profit.

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« Reply #492 on: November 01, 2017, 10:54:19 AM »
I've never liked Conor but if this leads to fighters getting a bigger chunk of the pie then he earns mega points in my book.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #493 on: November 03, 2017, 07:17:06 AM »
Cormier said while doing media today in NYC that his next fight is a title defense against Volkan Oezdemir, date to be announced soon.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #494 on: November 08, 2017, 01:20:56 AM »
Wonderboy vs Darren Till in February, I imagine the winner of that gets put into a #1 contender fight. WW is going to become a logjam soon if GSP decides to fight Woodley because as far as a top fight we still have Lawler/RDA coming up.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #496 on: November 08, 2017, 05:26:18 AM »
Patrick Wyman had a really good point on twitter regarding the match-up in that it's pretty foolish of Wonderboy's camp to turn down a fight with somebody like Till who's obviously talented but still unpolished in areas rather then risk facing him down the line when he's more dangerous.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #497 on: November 08, 2017, 10:00:13 AM »
Fuck balls! Frankie is injured and out of 218.

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« Reply #498 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:25 AM »
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