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Title: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 03, 2017, 11:25:59 PM
UFC has signed former WSOF flyweight champ Magomed Bibulatov. Excellent pickup, probably the best 125'er they don't have on their roster at the moment.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brodypedia on January 04, 2017, 01:07:25 PM
Perhaps the 10,000th person to notice this, but Fox News douche Brian Kelmeade is one of the roving reporters interviewing guys on the UFC 1 PPV
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on January 05, 2017, 02:36:47 AM
I can't believe Khabib had to offer T-Ferg $200,000 of his own money. Good on T-Ferg to not take it though. I completely agree with his logic.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 05, 2017, 03:02:05 AM
$200,000 of a Balkan dictators money you mean.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 05, 2017, 03:41:59 AM
I can't believe Khabib had to offer T-Ferg $200,000 of his own money. Good on T-Ferg to not take it though. I completely agree with his logic.

I feel like fighters can throw out these kinds of offers knowing the other guy simply won't bite. How many "I'll fight for free" or "let's put up both our purses" haven been bantered about but nothing ever happened?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 11, 2017, 03:26:01 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/5n8sco/holly_holm_not_out_of_208_source_exposed_as_fraud/

Good look at just how easily mma "journalists" get played. Dizz has completely been discredited now, this isn't the first time he's broken news that turned out to be bullshit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Amy pats fan on January 11, 2017, 04:53:11 PM
Floyd Mayweather offered McGreggor $15m and PPV points to box him.  Said it's the only fight he wants

McGreggor should do it for the payday, but he'd get slaughtered
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on January 11, 2017, 11:59:22 PM
McGregor can't do it. There's no way UFC lets him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 12, 2017, 08:37:00 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPKwgkFAysu/

Lotta likes for two Legends, the hashtag means Cody is a real fan
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 12, 2017, 11:25:00 PM
Nick Diaz was offered Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 and turned it down because he wasn't getting paid enough.

Because fighters who haven't recorded a victory in over 5 years are in a position to call shots. SMDH.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Amy pats fan on January 13, 2017, 12:13:03 AM
He's a draw and Woodley isn't.  He should play hardball
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 13, 2017, 12:16:51 AM
He's a draw and Woodley isn't.  He should play hardball

That's how the game is played these days and the UFC encourages it.  I don't really blame him either.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 13, 2017, 12:53:12 AM
He's a draw and Woodley isn't.  He should play hardball

He's a draw? Outside of the GSP fight?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Amy pats fan on January 13, 2017, 01:32:43 AM
The casual MMA fan knows the Diaz brothers.  They know Nick Diaz.  They don't know Tyron Woodley.  Maybe if he fights Nick and wins, or even if he loses, he becomes a bigger known name.  Nick is right to hold out for a bigger payday if he feels UFC is lowballing him
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 13, 2017, 01:56:32 AM
Casual fans being aware of somebody does not = draw.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Ut Ot on January 13, 2017, 02:55:28 AM
Casual fans being aware of somebody does not = draw.
Indeed. I'm about as casual an MMA fan as there is on this board, and I ain't paying to see no Nick Diaz.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 02:59:04 AM
Nick was a draw. Keyword being was. He's went too long without fighting.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 13, 2017, 06:00:42 AM
Who are the five biggest draws of the past several years?  I'd go with (in no particular order) McGregor, Rousey, Lesnar, GSP, Silva.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 13, 2017, 06:07:59 AM
I'd say that's about right. A quick glance at the top thirty on Tapology and pretty much all the fighters you listed are in there multiple times with the occasional Tito/Chuck/Jones show thrown in.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 13, 2017, 06:19:17 AM
I actually dug up my old "top draws" list.  I need to update it with this past calendar year but here is my top 10 of the decade through last year (I may have posted this before):

10. Daniel Cormier
9. Chael Sonnen
8. Cain Velasquez
7. Chris Weidman
6. Brock Lesnar
5. Conor McGregor
4. Anderson Silva
3. Jon Jones
2. Georges St-Pierre
1. Ronda Rousey

After the first six or so, it gets kind of arbitrary.  I went year-by-year and ranked guys (and gals) and then came up with a cumulative ranking.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 13, 2017, 06:42:10 AM
Cormier/Cain/Chael over Tito and Chuck? No way.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 13, 2017, 05:14:23 PM
List is only for this decade.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 15, 2017, 05:14:37 AM
McGreGOAT, Lousey, then everyone else
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 16, 2017, 05:06:04 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/5oayzl/spoiler_rogan_talks_about_goldberg_departure_new/

worth listening to
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 16, 2017, 05:23:18 AM
Blackzilians has folded.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 16, 2017, 05:34:09 AM
Not shocking. There were rumblings for a while about Glenn Robinson being broke. Now I wonder what team takes their place as Most Likely to House A Felon?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 16, 2017, 06:06:54 AM
Jackson-Wink
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 16, 2017, 08:01:08 AM
AKA
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 16, 2017, 08:45:21 AM
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Stipe Miocic very unhappy with his UFC contract, trying to renegotiate before fighting again - "The fact that the challenger to my title (Overeem) made more money than me was like a slap to the face (...) I feel crapped on a little. I tried to be a company guy but they took my kindness as weakness"
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 17, 2017, 12:13:04 AM
Tim Kennedy has retired. He must have heard me yell out "Take that you fucking Trump supporter" after Kelvin beat the dogshit out of him.

Sorry, Tim.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 17, 2017, 12:34:36 AM
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    Sitting in the ER at Saint Michael’s hospital in Toronto, Canada after my fight, I looked up at my buddy Nick Palmisciano who had ridden in the ambulance with me. This wasn’t our first time in this situation. I’d been here a few times in our past decade together. Sometimes for wins and sometimes for losses. The end result always looked the same: Nick carrying five bags that should have been split among three corners and me and my face are bleeding and swollen. “That’s it man,” I said. “We’re all done.”
    We had talked about it a lot over the past few years. I’d spoken to Nick, to my wife Ginger, and to Greg Jackson and Brandon Gibson ad nauseam about the coming end. No matter how hard I trained, I knew this ride wouldn’t last forever. But saying it out loud definitely brought me both sadness that this chapter was complete and overwhelming relief that it’s a decision I could make without worrying about taking care of my family.

    I had just lost to Kelvin Gastelum, a really respectful and hard-working young fighter who went out and did all the things I consider myself good at, but did them better. He actually reminded me of me when I was younger, except I was kind of a jerk back then. As losses go, I was kind of happy I lost to a guy like him.
    A lot of my coaches, friends and fans immediately tried to build me up again. “Kelvin has the right skillset to beat you and it was your first fight back.” “You had ring rust.” “You’re still a top 10 middleweight.” I appreciated their comments and I don’t think they are wrong. I know I am still a good fighter. I know I was away a while. But they didn’t feel what I felt, and that’s being 37. I felt like I was in slow motion the entire match. I felt tired for the first time ever in a fight. I’m the guy that once graduated Ranger School – a place that starves you and denies you sleep for over two months – and took a fight six days later in the IFL and won. I’m the guy that is always in shape. And I was for this fight. I worked harder than I ever have before for this fight. But I wasn’t me anymore. My brain knew what to do but my body did not respond. I’ve watched other fighters arrive here. I’ve watched other fighters pretend they weren’t here. I will not be one of them.

    I want to thank the military community for their support. I’ll never be able to explain how much you motivated me and how much I always tried to make you proud. I’ve been a professional fighter for two decades, but there was no greater moment for me than winning the main event of Fight for the Troops 3. You made me invincible that night. I will keep fighting for you all until the day I die.
    I want to thank all of my coaches, from the old Days working with John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell, to all my military buddies who trained with me while I was on active duty, to Greg Jackson, Mike Winkeljohn, and Brandon Gibson now. That you all thought me worthy of the investment of your time means more than you will ever know.

    I want to thank all of my opponents. Iron sharpens iron and every great victory or crushing defeat occurred because there was someone who trained hard and had the courage to meet me across the cage. I want to call a few guys out in particular. To Luke Rockhold and Jacare: you guys gave me two grinding fights that asked for everything I had. You both made me better and I hope I did the same for you. I hope the two of you keep that Strikeforce chip on your shoulders and get back on top. To Robbie Lawler: you hit me harder than anyone ever has. Seriously, that really hurt. To Roger Gracie: My training for your fight reminded me that I love the gi. Thank you for that. To Rafael Natal: It took tremendous guts to take the Fight for the Troops fight. I will always appreciate you for that and cheer for you every time you fight. To Michael Bisping: I’ve never wanted to beat anyone more than I wanted to beat you, and that motivated me to provide the best version of myself. Best of luck to you going forward, Champ.

    Finally to my wife: I don’t deserve you and you don’t deserve what I’ve put you through. I could lie to you and tell you it’s all over, but we both know I have already moved onto another super dangerous thing to fill my time, so I’m going to leave it just at “thank you and sorry” for now.
    So with that, to all of you fighters out there, I am not going anywhere. I love fighting and will always have the heart of a figher. I am committed to growing our sport and taking care of those who are a part of it. As sad as it is for me to walk away, the only thing sadder would be for me to stay because I had no other choice in order to feed my family. Someday the Kelvin Gastelum’s and the Yair Rodriguez’s and the Paige VanZant’s will be sitting in their respective emergency rooms with their respective Nick’s talking about it being over. And when that day comes, I want to make sure their future is secure.

    I love you all. Thanks for listening. And thank you most of all for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for all these years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 17, 2017, 12:37:47 AM
I don't care for the guy personally but that's a very classy goodbye.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2017, 08:03:09 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2ewst4XgAURZnj.jpg)

Woodley: Mighty Mouse doesn't get paid the most out of the UFC champions because he's black

Wonderboy:
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 18, 2017, 08:41:52 AM
I think Woodley was onto something when he pointed out a few months ago that he was a huge target for racist comments, but I don't really like this race troll gimmick he's come up with.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 18, 2017, 08:56:32 AM
It was only a matter of time for someone else to run with it from an opposite angle when they see the biggest star run with nationality and race a lot.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 19, 2017, 12:13:14 AM
I think Woodley was onto something when he pointed out a few months ago that he was a huge target for racist comments, but I don't really like this race troll gimmick he's come up with.

Race Card Woodley has already popped up as a gimmick twitter account.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 19, 2017, 01:56:11 PM
A guy like Woodley pays way more attention to stuff online than most fighters. He probably sees how the times are right now and how so many people eventually turn on 9 out of 10 American black fighters once they get near the top of their division and has taken this into account on coming up with a plan to get more eyes on him and more money.

Considering how the marketing was with the old bosses and how it looks to be worse with the new bosses so far... it's not the worst of ideas.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 21, 2017, 05:08:47 AM
https://youtu.be/xLBlWENDsJY

lol
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 22, 2017, 05:30:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlNvTTfUJ1A

Interesting fact about the UFC running the Glory PPV in December at the very start of this podcast, smart move imo. Take an ownerhsip lead in other combat sports. They have a huge presence already, why not use it to market other shit?

I agree with Rogan that high-level heavyweight kickboxing could be huge. It needs the athletes that K1 had back in the day and a certain kind of presentation. I don't know enough to know if there is a lot of young talent in the pipeline.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 22, 2017, 05:57:06 AM
P. much like the talent pool of prospects in MMA right now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 24, 2017, 03:30:55 AM
https://youtu.be/LTaiaKr3iAE

This is worth listening to. Some interesting tidbits scattered throughout, plus hearing his emotion is worth it.

I thought he should have gone a while ago because he's not good enough for what the UFC needs but he was still a loyal company man for two decades and deserved more respect on his way out. This interview was a great tribute that the UFC refused to do.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on January 26, 2017, 02:46:25 AM
Michael McDonald, a top 10 fighter, is saying he has to get a job to pay his bills and to afford a fight camp. Considering this guy was a top 5 fighter not long ago and fought for an interim title, yikes...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 26, 2017, 04:42:03 AM
Michael McDonald, a top 10 fighter, is saying he has to get a job to pay his bills and to afford a fight camp. Considering this guy was a top 5 fighter not long ago and fought for an interim title, yikes...

Sad if it's true. Fighters claim poverty so much though. Even after six figure payday fights. So this might be a ploy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 26, 2017, 06:08:43 AM
It's going around on twitter that Charles Oliveira is competing on the REAL FC card next month which, if so would mean he's been cut by the UFC.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on January 26, 2017, 06:12:32 AM
It's going around on twitter that Charles Oliveira is competing on the REAL FC card next month which, if so would mean he's been cut by the UFC.

Dude is  9-7-1 in his UFC run and may never be champ, but he is an extremely exciting fighter and has solid wins. I find this crazy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 26, 2017, 06:15:50 AM
He's missed weight in two of his last three fights and three of his last six. Refuses to move back up to LW. I get it, assuming the rumors are true.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 26, 2017, 10:43:34 AM
http://podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=706&pid=1704376

Skip to about 40:00 for the Ben Askren interview. He explains what the Ali Act means, he and Chael speculate on what will happen in the future. Going to be interesting to see what happens.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 26, 2017, 10:57:34 AM
Dana White's buddy won't like it, but the republicans have shown they don't mind finding new ways to stick it to him so who knows.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 27, 2017, 12:49:24 AM
Ali Bagautinov and Zak Makovsky have been let go by the UFC. Don't really understand that move.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 27, 2017, 03:17:01 AM
https://www.facebook.com/rizinfans/photos/a.1177063925688066.1073741828.1177004999027292/1319069878154136/?type=3&theater

INOKI PARTNERS UP WITH RIZIN FUCK YES
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 28, 2017, 02:48:18 AM
WSOF has likely lost Dave Branch, Justin Gaethje and Marlon Moraes to the UFC.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 29, 2017, 02:46:01 AM
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AtTheBuzzer Verified account
‏@TheBuzzerOnFOX

.@CMPunk told @CarrlynBathe that he's hungry to get back in the Octagon again and has been throwing names at Dana White.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 30, 2017, 04:52:02 AM
BJ/Punk will be a slobberknocker
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 30, 2017, 05:34:00 AM
Nah man that'd be a Diaz/Conor level of size advantage for Punk. Totally unfair.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 31, 2017, 07:04:39 AM
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SEC filing for WSOF's new investment group. 31 backers reportedly raised $25-million for 60% of the struggling org.

Definite bailout. $20mil to Deifik and $5mil buys out other investors.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1694675/000169467517000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml

I want non-UFC MMA to succeed as much as anyone, but that seems like money flushed down the toilet.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 31, 2017, 07:06:16 AM
We probably have a WSOF thread I didn't even bother to find and post in it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 03, 2017, 11:22:36 PM
Being that UFC has stated they can't match the offer expect to see an announcement about Bader signing with Bellator popping up soon.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 08, 2017, 04:07:16 AM

Soldier of God is ice cold.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 09, 2017, 04:31:43 AM
From Meltz, taken from Reddit:

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Paraphrasing what Big Dave said on Wrestling Observer Radio today (http://f4wonline.com).

He said that for various reasons, company loyalty among UFC fighters is very low right now. Of course there are certain guys who remain loyalists, but for the most part UFC has a lot less good will with its fighters than it used to. Consequently, fighters are less likely to "do favors" for the UFC, such as fighting with nagging injuries, or taking short notice fights to "save" cards.

Dave says that this is why UFC has struggled to put together cards in 2017 so far. He noted the Penn/Yair card was much weaker than the usual UFC card in the NFL Playoff spot that time of year. Additionally, the same can be said of the Super Bowl weekend card with Korean Zombie. The UFC Brooklyn card being headlined by a made-up belt with an empty division is another symptom.

It's an interesting trend. I wonder if it will persist, and if so if it will force UFC to play ball with the fighters. It's almost like they're accidentally taking concerted action without actually being organized.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 10, 2017, 04:32:10 AM
Lawl

http://deadspin.com/fuming-mad-yoel-romero-calls-into-michael-bispings-radi-1792225805
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 10, 2017, 07:12:12 AM
UFC has removed a large and fairly notable list of fighters from it's listings:

Rick Story, Lorenz Larkin, Takeya Mizugaki, Sean O'Connell and Cole Miller are among the list. Hopefully this means Larkin to Bellator.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 14, 2017, 12:33:20 AM
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For once, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather appear to be on the same page.

While nothing has been signed, The Irish Sun is reporting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder and the future boxing Hall of Famer have agreed on financial terms to make a boxing match happen. The report notes a third party is serving as a roadblock from the bout being signed.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 14, 2017, 12:36:57 AM
I'll believe it when they're both standing in the ring across from each other.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 14, 2017, 09:06:14 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/2/14/14613038/brock-lesnar-notifies-ufc-of-his-retirement-from-mma?utm_campaign=mmafighting&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Brock retired.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 15, 2017, 12:56:59 AM
The UFC has notified all coaches/camps that they'll no longer be providing file footage for them to study for upcoming fights, instead it's up to them to sign up for Fight Pass on their own dime.

What.In.The.Actual.Fuck.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on February 15, 2017, 02:03:12 AM
Gotta get that $4 billion.

The speed this company is headed down the shitter is incredible.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 15, 2017, 02:04:18 AM
At least give them a free FP membership. This is a whole 'nother level of cheap.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 15, 2017, 03:20:57 AM
That is hilarious.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 16, 2017, 04:01:54 AM
(https://i.redd.it/oixjnfg5t8gy.jpg)

.......James Krause is already in the UFC.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 16, 2017, 04:06:15 AM
At least with season 4 the guys in the house were mostly there before the UFC really took off in popularity. So they were new for a lot of folks. This just feels like the scrub bunch. Joe Stevenson is maybe the least evolved fighter I've ever seen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 17, 2017, 03:43:34 AM
Add Kyogi Horiguchi to the list of top ten ranked fighters whose UFC contract hasn't been renewed. He's officially a free agent.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 23, 2017, 09:00:01 AM
The JRE with Dominick Cruz is must watch as soon as they upload it in full.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 23, 2017, 09:25:57 AM
Quick thoughts on what made it great? I'll watch it this weekend.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 23, 2017, 09:26:45 AM
Cruz is getting deep on all sorts of subjects. Depression, his injuries...the realness in this is p. incredible. He's also still hurt and has to do stem cell treatments on his feet.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 24, 2017, 01:11:27 AM
I know that there's always the saying that no fighter ever goes into a fight at 100% but I feel like this rings true for Cruz about all else. With the surgeries and layoff length that dude has been through it's only get worse the further into his career he goes.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 24, 2017, 02:30:29 AM
Cruz is the GOAT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 24, 2017, 03:27:18 AM
GOAT's don't lose guys with neck tattoos.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 24, 2017, 08:55:28 AM
http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/black-beasts-newest-insagram-post-is-amazing.3478779/

wow, this is like a good south park bit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: NoCalMike on March 01, 2017, 06:52:50 AM
Cat Zingano launched some social media thing where she gets a little revenue when people click on the ads/articles/etc etc

She posted and explanation on instagram about it and I have to say it was kid of depressing listening to her and realize she feels bad about even having to do this sort of thing but she is probably getting paid so little and what not that she is resorting to some side income to help take care of her son.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 01, 2017, 04:17:51 PM
https://youtu.be/ipRQKzeAtLc

says he's willing to step into a cage if 'someone wants to pay me'.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on March 01, 2017, 04:35:35 PM
He's around the same age as Lashley when he started his MMA career. I could see him using his wrestling to grind out cans on Bellator shows.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 02, 2017, 11:38:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/H0s5oQo.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 03, 2017, 01:55:41 AM
Red x. You tease.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 09, 2017, 11:25:10 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/5yj68q/dana_white_to_tyron_woodley_theres_one_guy_around/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 09, 2017, 11:32:26 AM
Damn Schaub just kept hitting it out of the park in the video, that link is time stamped in the Reddit link. Lots of great points, I'm especially glad that he brought up nobody buys a PPV to watch Dana White. Really worth listening to.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 10, 2017, 01:19:23 AM
MacKenzie Dern missed weight for the LFA card tonight. Only her third pro fight and it's the second time she's done this. Not a good look.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 10, 2017, 03:16:35 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/mma/luke-barnatt-inteview-mma-vs-mamed-khalidov-man-without-pressure-become-king-a7621421.html

Wow the independent is really desperate for clicks if they're talking about regional MMA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 13, 2017, 06:37:32 AM
There is a wonderful MMA Conspiracy Theory thread on Reddit right now. It's making me want to go back and re-watch fights to see if I pick up on anything.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 13, 2017, 06:46:16 AM
The "UFC let Vitor fight Jones while roided to the gills because the UFC hated Jones" is the most likely of the theories to be true.

As is the Vitor/Rumble theory.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 13, 2017, 06:47:59 AM
I remember watching Belfort/Rockhold and being like "Why the fuck did Luke just nod at hi......OH MY GOD IT'S A WORK".
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on March 14, 2017, 11:18:57 AM
http://mmatob.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 15, 2017, 12:44:03 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4313970/Champion-kickboxer-raped-abused-girls-young-11.html

MVP's dad.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 17, 2017, 02:57:31 AM
Michael McDonald has asked for and was given his release from the UFC. I can't think of a time in mma history when this much top-level talent left a promotion.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2017, 04:30:17 AM
Black Beast vs Hunt being looked at as the main event for the upcoming Auckland card.

Edit: Belongs in Upcoming and Rumoured.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on March 20, 2017, 08:05:35 AM
Koppenhaver was found guilty on most of the charges against him but a mistrial was declared on the 2 attempted murder charges. He can be retried on those.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on March 23, 2017, 03:27:11 AM
Nothing on Vitor calling out CM Punk to move up to 205 and fight him?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 23, 2017, 03:33:50 AM
Nothing on Vitor calling out CM Punk to move up to 205 and fight him?

I don't think anyone took it seriously
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on March 23, 2017, 03:41:41 AM
Nothing on Vitor calling out CM Punk to move up to 205 and fight him?

I don't think anyone took it seriously

Neither did I, just thought it was kind of funny.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 23, 2017, 04:17:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5D0RW35.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/tEgMOcu.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/bIP0ZKr.png)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 30, 2017, 10:46:21 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/mma/luke-barnatt-inteview-mma-vs-mamed-khalidov-man-without-pressure-become-king-a7621421.html

Wow the independent is really desperate for clicks if they're talking about regional MMA.

https://youtu.be/mEzaR5kvjvM

lol
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 31, 2017, 03:03:47 AM
Attn HSJ: UFC to make it's Long Island debut on July 22nd.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 31, 2017, 03:14:05 AM
Attn HSJ: UFC to make it's Long Island debut on July 22nd.

God, I hate Nassau Coliseum.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 31, 2017, 03:18:01 AM
Ideal situation: Jacare beats Whittaker, Weidman beats Mousasi and they fight in the main event.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 03, 2017, 12:04:38 AM
Paddy Pimblett lost via UD over the weekend and with it his Cage Warriors FW belt and this is after he was basically given a gift of a decision in his first defense of it. He's only 22 but I think the prospect label needs to be removed for the time being, there was a lot of hype surrounding him because of his grappling chops but he's 13-2 now and is still showing the same holes in his game now as he did when he started his career. I hope he can shore up some of his liabilities because when he's on he's a super fun fighter to watch but he's been a pro for over four years now and unless he switches camps I doubt he will.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 15, 2017, 02:22:42 AM
new rizin commentary team:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9dT1ddU0AALWSj.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 17, 2017, 12:06:04 AM
Speaking of RIZIN holy shit did Daron Cruickshank get sent to Valhalla. One-punch to faceplant sleeping on the ropes. Oooof.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 17, 2017, 09:08:41 AM
Michael Graves was released from his UFC contract for wife beating.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 18, 2017, 01:03:07 AM
Too bad for him he's not a big knockout artist otherwise an internal investigation would have cleared him by now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 19, 2017, 09:05:39 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/boxing/dc-group-led-by-russ-ramsey-set-to-launch-new-mixed-martial-arts-league/2017/04/18/68e01bda-2481-11e7-b503-9d616bd5a305_story.html?hpid=hp_regional-hp-cards_rhp-card-sports%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.f8920047c387

This looks legitimate.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 19, 2017, 09:07:27 AM
It's just WSOF under a different name and without all the talent the UFC took away.

Kayla Harrison is 165 pounds, I don't think they're going to be able to find legitimate competition to fight her and that's the only name they have. It kinda pisses me off  that these promotions only stay relevant long enough for the UFC to poach their good fighters.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 20, 2017, 01:31:45 AM
The only one worth a shit now is Gaethje and I feel like he'll sign with them soon. They already got Branch, Moraes and Bibulatov.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 21, 2017, 08:47:35 AM
MacKenzie Dern's fine, fine ass couldn't make weight for 121.5 at ADCC so she's out of the tournament.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 22, 2017, 03:57:23 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMGNvRlVWR/

just in case you doubted the legend of the Shaolin, RIP Kenflo
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 25, 2017, 01:53:22 AM
Cody Garbrandt is threatening to sell the video of Dillashaw getting KO'd in training. TJ has responded by telling him to pick a charity and that it should be one for kids who grow up without fathers so they don't end up like Cody.

Dillashaw def. Garbrandt via vicious ethering.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 08:19:58 AM
JUSTIN GAETHJE SIGNS WITH THE UFC FUCK FUCKING YES ALL THE VIOLENCE
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on April 27, 2017, 08:22:22 AM
JUSTIN GAETHJE SIGNS WITH THE UFC FUCK FUCKING YES ALL THE VIOLENCE

He can easily break the top 10, maybe 5 but dude likes to brawl too much.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 08:29:32 AM
Top 10, sure. I have my doubts about Top 5. I'd need to see him fight with a gameplan that doesn't exclusively consist of "Try crazy shit and rely solely on my chin".
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 27, 2017, 09:53:55 PM
(https://i.redd.it/lvjw6xi2g9uy.jpg)

416-209 connection
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 28, 2017, 12:37:08 AM
Surprising. Would think Nick is too hood to chill with a baby-thigh soft guy like Aubrey.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 02, 2017, 04:59:10 PM
https://youtu.be/ayPD2FXpp7M

this guy should quit fighting and become an actor for real. He knows how to play up his own image/character really well, he could probably get type cast in a few zac efron roles and make way more than whatever Dana pays him to put over workhorse grapplers.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 03, 2017, 03:06:49 AM
I never realized how much Sage looks like a mini Todd Duffee. It's kind of creepy now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2017, 03:16:15 AM
Sage = Bruce Banner
Duffee = The Hulk
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 03, 2017, 03:20:24 AM
haha nice one!

Spoiler: show
(https://images.tapology.com/letterbox_images/43901/default/Sage-Northcutt.jpg?1443671354)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 04, 2017, 11:59:42 PM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/5/4/15538244/nate-diaz-not-buying-conor-mcgregor-vs-floyd-mayweather-remember-wolf-tickets

Nate Diaz is the only journalist worth a shit in MMA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2017, 12:59:41 AM
Nate's full of shit just as much as Conor is. Those guys clearly respect each other as fighters but play up the hate angle to get paid.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 06:13:43 AM
That wasn't the point of the interview, he's right calling out all the media heads and public figures that have been milking this angle to build their own name without actually ever being close to the fight despite what programs Chael Sonnen said some guy who works for the MGM Grand had printed on them.

aka WOLF TICKETS
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2017, 08:00:38 AM
It's not not the point either though. He talks mad smack about Conor in the interview and tries to play up the feud when I'll bet they're cool with each other on the low.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 05, 2017, 08:02:23 AM
down low?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 08:07:57 AM
I'm sure there's a respect as a fighter, but I doubt they're bros. The speech about taking everything he worked for is true because Conor was the golden boy from the jump, while Dana has actively tried to diminish Nate's drawing power almost every chance he's ever had.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2017, 08:10:16 AM
They were pretty bro-ish to each other at the end of both fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 08:14:50 AM
Fighters do that at the end of every battle, even guys that legit hated each other as people like Matt Serra and Matt Hughes.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2017, 08:18:41 AM
I think you might be getting worked man. The point is to make money. If you gotta turn on the hate machine and hug the guy after the fight cause you guys just worked people into putting a shitload of money in your bank account, that's what you gotta do.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 08:25:39 AM
They hugged each other because of respect due to the fight for sure. All fighters do that.

I never said he hated him. But I think Nate looks at Conor as being fake, which is a negative quality.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/3/24/11296582/nate-diaz-conor-mcgregors-trash-talk-seemed-like-a-lot-of-scripted

He's always been consistent in saying this, whether a fight was being hyped or not. And there is for sure resentment over the difference in how the UFC promoted the two, but that has obviously subsided now.

Nate is cool with everyone anyway. The idea that he's antisocial is the greatest work he performed. All the fighters like Nate.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2017, 08:27:10 AM
Fighters do that at the end of every battle, even guys that legit hated each other as people like Matt Serra and Matt Hughes.

Jones and Cormier, bruh.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 08:31:55 AM
Okay, there are the 0.01% of exceptions. Drunk driving roiders who perform roadside near-abortions are in there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 05, 2017, 08:46:31 AM
Rousey vs Tate
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 05, 2017, 08:51:37 AM
Rousey vs Tate

I don't think Tate hates Rousey that much. Rousey was just such an asshole to her.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2017, 09:30:32 AM

Pretty sure the UFC kept Gayguard.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 05, 2017, 11:09:54 AM
Bro. WTF is Dana's game saying Nate isn't a star and shitting on him publicly AGAIN? Do you think this kind of plot to rule him up will work? I think it's counter productive.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 11:12:08 AM
for reals bro

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_212

Nate is a bigger draw than anyone on that card, real talk
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 11:12:58 AM
also jesus christ that's a lot of fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on May 05, 2017, 12:04:28 PM
Among active current fighters, Nate is probably second to only McGregor as a draw.  A distant second, but second nontheless.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 05, 2017, 12:57:59 PM
It's hard to tell how big of a draw Nate is without McGreggor. He's won 3 out of his last 7, and one of those wins was against a punchy Gray Maynard. If he's second to Conor it's only because of Conor. 155 could really use some stars.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2017, 01:14:23 PM
Look at the Nate/Bendo TV rating.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 05, 2017, 01:59:37 PM
That was a championship fight on free tv. I'd give that a bit of th bump as well.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2017, 02:22:00 PM
That was a championship fight on free tv. I'd give that a bit of th bump as well.

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Viewership for the main event title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez peaked at 4.7 million viewers.

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The main event featuring Ben Henderson defending his lightweight title against Nate Diaz peaked with 5.7 million viewers
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2017, 11:31:45 PM
http://mmajunkie.com/2008/09/ufc-fight-night-15-tops-out-with-2-3-million-viewers

Not many fighters could draw two and a half million viewers on Spike TV with Josh Neer. I understand the UFC business was different back then but the fact that Nate main evented so many TV events and was always getting cable TV ratings on the level of guys like prime Anderson and Conor shows that he's a draw.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 06, 2017, 12:59:52 AM
There is no way Nate can actually be denied or not coveted at this point. It's all smoke and mirrors, has to be. Look what they do when they want Nick! They'll give him anything he wants! I think it's  a last ditch effort to tug at Nate's heart strings following his money demands during Ferguson negotiations. There is really no other logic.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 07, 2017, 09:25:47 AM
Quote
Kelvin Gastelum suspended 3 months by USADA for failed drug test (marijuana), fight versus Vitor Belfort will be turned into a No Contest

BAH GAWD MY VITOR PREDICTION STILL LOOKS SOLID BECAUSE HE DIDNT LOSE

but this is hilariously ironic considering kelvin got an NC for weed against one of the most notorious roiders in the sport.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 07, 2017, 09:30:35 AM
disgusting how ufc keeps treating their mexican fighters
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 08, 2017, 05:53:14 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/5/8/15562870/nate-diaz-a-lot-of-fighters-are-superstars-they-just-need-to-realize-it

my man Nate, wanting to bring up the lives of the rest of his peers. That's the guy that teaches jiu jitsu to kids, the real martial artist. Compare this with the selfish way other people sell themselves.

These fighters are part of a collective. They're a unique breed, and they have a bond with each other in a similar way that people say NFL players are part of a brotherhood. The sooner they realize that, the sooner they'll realize why it's natural to do collective bargaining. They have far more in common with the person across the cage from them than fuckin' Dana White.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 08, 2017, 06:12:59 AM
Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell are a little mad that they no longer receive the UFC money that should be going to fighters, so it sounds like they're both going to fight again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 08, 2017, 07:10:37 AM
Hughes/Gracie II in Bellator seems pretty likely. No rumour, just speculation on my part.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 08, 2017, 08:10:29 AM
Gracie wants the fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 09, 2017, 04:35:56 AM
I'm gonna add some much needed perspective to the Mauro/Bas/Millen feud that has been going on for the better part of a decade because I'm sick of seeing Jerry's name dragged though the mud. I've known and worked with Millen for close to 15 years and I can say without hesitation that he is one of the few “good guys” in the MMA business.

I worked in production at PRIDE and can tell you exactly what happened with him, Mauro and Bas. First misconception; Millen never fired Stephen Quadros. The Japanese did. Then they hired Jerry to replace him. Jerry eneded up producing the broadcasts instead and brought in sports radio host Damon Perry to fill Quadros shoes. Perry did a few shows and was eventually replaced by Mauro.

If you look at the PRIDE broadcasts Pre-Millen (anything before Total Elimination 2003) you will see that they had these overly long intros that featured Bas and Stephen hamming it up, playing characters, and trying to be funny. They weren’t, and these skits didn't do much to promote the upcoming fights, so one of the first things Jerry did was get rid of the skits.

Here's one of the intros. Tell me this is funny and entertaining. Please. Also the gratuitous plug for Bas' book at the end cheapens the entire broadcast IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sTSJey5Fe8&feature=youtu.be

Let me tell you about Bas. Bas Rutten is honestly one of the most gifted human beings I have ever met. He is funny, charismatic, a freak world class athlete, and has the kind of magnetism that makes him the center of attention in any room he is in. He really is a great and fun guy to be around. Unfortunately Bas has the massive ego that living life as Bas Rutten will give you. I can't blame the guy, he's earned it. Anyway, when Jerry axed the terribly unfunny “Bas skits” from the broadcast, Bas took it as personal attack since Bas was “the face of PRIDE.” This caused a HUGE rift between Bas and Millen.

Mauro was brought on as PBP and the broadcasts persisted, but Bas could never get over Millen taking away the skits and Millen's unwillingness to give Bas more camera time. Jerry replaced the skits and Bas backstage interviews with packages and pre-taped interviews with the fighters.

Mauro was a fanboy first and foremost, and if Bas Rutten had a #1 fan it was Mauro. Mauro hated Jerry from the start because of Bas, but was too cowardly to show it to Jerrys face or to ever outwardly say anything to Jerry. He would passive aggressively trash him whenever he wasn't around though. Bas is not a coward however and him and Millen openly butted heads for a year or so. Millen tried to make it work but eventually got sick of the difficulty and insubordination and fired Bas.

Bas went on an internet tirade and trashed Jerry. He made fun of his hair and his teeth and even his name. I'm paraphrasing here, but, “This guy is so fake, even his name is fake. I saw on a piece of paper once and his real name is GARY but he wants to be called Jerry because he thinks it sounds cool.” You'd think the guy who's named Sebastian and shortens it to Bas would realize that names get shortened all the time. Kinda like people named Gerald going by Jerry. Bas never had any substantive criticism of Millen, but the fans ate it up. I remember the first show in the US at the Thomas and Mac in Vegas, walking past a huge line of fans with Jerry, and a bunch of people yell out and start chanting “Gary, Gaaaaaaarrry.” Millen was a professional about it, tried to embrace the “Gary” thing and never slammed Bas publicly.

Mauro is crazy. I'm not trying to be a dick, and I'm not trying to “shame mental illness,” but Mauro is nuts. He's erratic and difficult and unpredictable, and extremely unprofessional. Listen to him and Bas on the Joe Rogan podcast. They're telling stories about taking drugs and Mauro thinking he can beat up Enson Inoue. That is Mauro. He is Crazy. Again Jerry tried to make it work, but on top of being crazy Mauro is also a huge douche bag, and would badmouth Jerry anytime he wasn't in ear shot. There's a reason he got ousted from the WWE and other places he's worked, and there's a reason Jerry fired him. Mauro has publicly badmouthed Jerry for years since, and again Jerry has taken the highroad and kept his mouth shut about Mauro.


From a Reddit thread about how Mauro's condition for commenting the RIZIN card was that Jerry Millen wasn't involved. Gives some interesting perspective to the Bas/Mauro vs Millen beef though I don't know how reliable the source is.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 14, 2017, 08:33:24 AM
I have no idea where to post this, but apparently Rumble retired because he has the intention of starting a weed dispensary corporation in Canada.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 14, 2017, 09:44:08 AM
P. dank dream job he has there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 14, 2017, 09:59:23 AM
bah gawd I should apply for a job
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 15, 2017, 06:00:20 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/5/12/15629308/ufc-211-stipe-miocic-interested-in-boxing-match-with-anthony-joshua-mma-crossover

This Boxing vs MMA card is starting to come together nicely.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 15, 2017, 10:27:03 AM
Wow could you imagine the negative connotation of a 4 fight boxing drubbing over idiot MMA fighters?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 15, 2017, 10:29:27 AM
Anthony Joshua is too good to waste his time on that shit. He could knock Stipe out without even training.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 15, 2017, 10:53:44 AM
He won't get paid either, this is getting ridiculous. Also, I can't see Dana White letting his reigning and defending 'baddest man on the planet' get wrecked and ruined.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 15, 2017, 10:59:50 AM
Yeah, these guys are fucking delusional. Like you're really gonna beat a heavyweight champion boxer who has won an Olympic gold medal and knocked everyone they've faced out. Whereas Stipe got worked as an amateur and decided to do something else. Just get outta here. That guy could beat Stipe bad enough to literally end his life.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 15, 2017, 12:14:33 PM
I'm so tired of these UFC guys looking to get embarrassed by boxers. I'd argue that a high level boxer has a better chance of beating a high level mma fighter in mma than the mma fighter does in boxing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 15, 2017, 01:33:23 PM
I agree completely. Lol ask Tim Sylvia. I mean I can't be the only one who was frozen in fear til Couture grabbed that toe of James Toney and pulled him down.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 15, 2017, 02:19:11 PM
You know some of these guys talk about boxers just to keep their name in the news...I don't think Stipe actually plans on fighting the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 15, 2017, 05:12:05 PM
Conor changed the game man so who knows who is delusional enough to follow thru with this outside of just doing the usual keep the name in people's minds game.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 16, 2017, 11:28:23 PM
http://www.foxsports.com.au/ufc/historymaking-ufc-fighter-demetrious-johnson-laments-lack-of-star-earning-power/news-story/693f282b7d2eec3234a9d99e4b331a55#itm=newscomau%7Chome%7Cnca-homepage-topstories%7C5%7Clink%7Chomepage%7Chomepage&itmt=1495008829494

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In a candid interview with ESPN’S The Magazine, Johnson offered this when asked if he felt he achievements were truly appreciated: “It goes back and forth man. MMA has the rudest, most negative, dumbest, ignorant fans in the world-but it also has the most passionate fans in the world.

he doesn't mean this folder though, right guys?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 17, 2017, 01:13:14 AM
90% of this folder is you, me, 209 and HSJ and we're all great dudes so yeah he can't be talking about us.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 17, 2017, 03:26:54 AM
I love and hate sherdog because those are the fans he is talking about.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 17, 2017, 03:35:01 AM
I used to frequent DVDVR but don't fuck with that place anymore. Here and MMA Reddit are the only places I post besides my twitter account.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on May 17, 2017, 05:54:52 AM
DVDVR is like one guy talking to himself.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 18, 2017, 11:09:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gyePkhbSe8

At least somebody keeps it real about this shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 18, 2017, 11:46:32 AM
http://deadspin.com/deadspin-signs-historic-deal-to-promote-floyd-mayweathe-1795348047

They got this right.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 18, 2017, 11:47:56 AM
I think on Dana's part this is a publicity stunt. While Conor may take it seriously, Fester knows what Floyd will say.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 18, 2017, 11:48:56 AM
Cormier throwing the little dig at Manuwa was funny. I hope they make that fight whether DC wins/loses against Jones.

I'm p. confident the style matchup makes it so that Jones will win.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 19, 2017, 12:47:20 AM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 01:07:33 AM
Stann 2020
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 19, 2017, 01:53:16 AM
Can we get The Rock and Brian Stann together on a ballot for 2020? I would without a doubt vote for them.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 02:18:36 AM
Or in an action movie together.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 19, 2017, 02:23:23 AM
Why not both?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 02:42:58 AM
I wouldn't have to wait until 2020 for an action movie but yeah. Do both.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 19, 2017, 05:27:25 AM
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Still, if a basketball game comes on at the same time as an MMA fight, Williams will choose MMA every time. He said he watches every UFC card, from Fight Pass prelims to the main event.

He’s not sure if there will ever be a union like NBA players have, but he’ll surely be keeping a close eye on the developments.

“I know guys have talked about it,” Williams said. “You’ve seen fighters talk about it in the past. It seems like when they talk about it, they end up in Bellator.”

bah gawd he sounds like a legit fan, watching the donny eagle eye walker fights

http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/5/19/15662228/nbas-deron-williams-on-possible-ufc-fighters-union-some-changes-need-to-be-made

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Williams has been a fan of the UFC for years and has been training in MMA himself, too. Williams said he has trained on and off for about four years, but has really gotten into it in the last 18 months, especially Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He trains with his coach and partner Sayif Saud at Fortis MMA, with Rob Handley in Utah and with UFC veterans Josh Burkman and Steven Siler, too. Williams said he’s usually in the gym three to four times per week in the offseason.

When his NBA career is over, Williams said he’d love to compete in jiu-jitsu competitions. He is, after all, a former wrestling youth state champion in Texas.

“I’m gonna do some jits tournaments, for sure,” Williams said. … “I’ll probably have to [after retirement]. It’ll probably be the smartest thing to do.”


dana's probably on the phone with Dan Gilbert right now
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 19, 2017, 05:31:15 AM
BABY SHOES I KNOW YOU READ THIS FOLDER SOMETIMES WHAT DO YOU THINK OF DERON WILLIAMS VS SHAWNE MERRIMAN at UFC 235?!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 20, 2017, 11:39:03 PM
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Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 20, 2017, 11:47:41 PM
https://www.facebook.com/UFConFOX/videos/675942839282144/

This is nice.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 21, 2017, 10:47:47 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAadvXoWsAEtzbo.jpg)

lmao
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 21, 2017, 10:50:39 PM
These guys dressed to go out and Dana looks like he heard he was gonna be in a picture with some black people so he wore what he usually does when he plays rec league basketball.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 23, 2017, 01:36:00 AM
I know everybody's seen the video of Cyborg bopping Angela Magana but the real juicy one would be if somebody got video of Al Iaquinta slapping a cheeseburger away from Kajan Johnson.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 24, 2017, 04:44:52 PM
Anyone watching TUF this year? Cody is coming off like a monster tool this season. It's kind of embarrassing
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 25, 2017, 01:27:59 AM
Cody is basically Rain Main for mma. It's really weird to see him be such a brilliant tactician inside the cage and maybe one of the biggest morons in the history of the sport outside of it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 26, 2017, 03:41:12 AM
Ben Askren and Angela Lee both defended their ONE belts earlier today. I know that UFC isn't high on The Funk but if they're putting 125 together for women they should really make a play for Angela.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 02:52:04 AM
Isn't there an event today? I'm only interested in the two main LHW fights, and Omari/Alhassan
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
Marcin Held got KO'd by someone called "The Bosnian Bomber"...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 06:13:37 AM
those odds were so dumb, but Misha :(
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 28, 2017, 06:14:37 AM
I can't believe Misha got flatlined like that off what look like a baby punch.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 07:01:25 AM
Yeah I didn't catch what happened live, and I was surprised on the replay.

Glover vs Gus was a war but after the first round you kinda knew what was gonna happen. I thought he would last till the end but he got dropped and battered a few times, can only be so many.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 07:02:57 AM
DAN HARDY WITH THE ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 28, 2017, 07:04:27 AM
I didn't see this. Did Glover get beat down?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 28, 2017, 07:05:27 AM
Haha that was awesome.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 28, 2017, 07:10:09 AM
I didn't see this. Did Glover get beat down?

Yes
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2017, 07:23:19 AM
Gilbert kept calling Omari, "Oezdemir".
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 29, 2017, 01:52:16 AM
I didn't watch most of the card, but it felt really underwhelming after the fact. Nothing on the undercard looked promising and the main and co-main were one-sided. The UFC will build these guys up but I'm not sure that they are as good as they looked. Oezdemir is still young though, but I think his stature is more due to the fact that LHW is a dumpster fire.

http://rankingmma.com/ufc-rankings/light-heavyweight/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2017, 02:15:03 AM
I love Misha but I figured his lack of defense standing would cost him one day.

Also goddamn do I feel bad for Held. Motherfucker got Iminari'd.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 29, 2017, 02:44:12 AM
Sad to think that might be the end of Held. I can't believe the guy had the UFC run that he did after being a main figure in Bellator for all those years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 29, 2017, 07:01:03 AM
de Randamie says she'll never fight at 145 again. What an embarrassment.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2017, 11:36:10 PM
Strip her, then cut her, give the belt to Cyborg and erase the Holm fight from the history books.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 30, 2017, 03:10:40 AM
I can't believe she rather go down in the history books as such of an embarrassment than take a fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 30, 2017, 04:51:53 AM
I feel like she's so universally hated at this point that not even the "But the rules!" crowd would be upset if she got stripped and fired over this.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 05, 2017, 12:46:48 AM
http://imgur.com/a/7H3vt

Demetrious Johnson def. Dana White via Brutal KO, R1
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on June 05, 2017, 02:03:42 AM
This is sad because Demetrious has managed to make himself at least a low-end draw through his in-cage success only, with little to no marketing by Dana and co.  If he had some level of company support he may be able to draw buys or ratings but he's never given a chance.  Unreal how this company operates.  It's almost like WCW, circa 1998.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 05, 2017, 02:45:45 AM
It's not just him, it is essentially everybody on the roster except for Conor and Ronda who get pushed by the marketing team. Literally no one else. They truly believe marketing the UFC brand is more important than the fighters on the card because thats what the NFL, NBA, etc do.

It boggles my mind.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 05, 2017, 02:48:36 AM
I know that match-makers by in large are assholes, apparently Joe Silva was a serious dickhead but it sounds like Mick Maynard is a pretty alright guy. It can't be easy to be the guy delivering Dana's shitty messages.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 05, 2017, 08:02:31 AM
Mighty Mouse also said they threatened to close the division if he didn't agree to fight TJ.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 05, 2017, 08:43:54 AM
War Machine has been sentenced to life in prison, parole possible after 36 years. He'll kill himself before then.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 05, 2017, 09:06:16 AM
War Machine has been sentenced to life in prison, parole possible after 36 years. He'll kill himself before then.

Perfect. Dude deserves everything they throw at him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 06, 2017, 12:19:51 AM
Mighty Mouse also said they threatened to close the division if he didn't agree to fight TJ.

Good for him on calling their bluff. He's an instant contender at 135 and even if this lead to him leaving the UFC he'd have Bellator creating a 125 division for him and I'm sure RIZIN would offer him stupid money to fight at BW and he'd hold a belt there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 06, 2017, 02:31:51 AM
Korean Zombie has a fully blown ACL and MCL. Hope everybody enjoyed the KO over Bermudez because it's very possible that he never fights again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 06, 2017, 02:33:12 AM
Korean Zombie has a fully blown ACL and MCL. Hope everybody enjoyed the KO over Bermudez because it's very possible that he never fights again.

No, I didn't.

I do like KZ though so that sucks to hear.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 07, 2017, 05:41:35 AM
https://youtu.be/riYgqo12jkU

The beginning of this is worth watching because he p. much shits all over the UFC. First for their shitty consumer apps and ordering service, and then on the LHW division. Good stuff.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 08, 2017, 07:59:12 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/8/15761826/report-ufc-vet-adlan-amagov-involved-in-moscow-shootout

yeahhhh, so Adlan probably won't fight in the UFC anytime soon.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on June 08, 2017, 11:49:49 AM
Edit:  Nevermind
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 09, 2017, 02:12:04 AM
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Weigh-ins happened at about 6pm Friday night NZ time.
They won't fight until well into Sunday afternoon NZ time.
These guys will have nearly 48 hours between the weigh-ins and the actual fight.

WTF

Hunto fighting so soon after getting ktfo makes me  :(
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 09, 2017, 03:30:35 AM
Maybe we'll see the ghost of Cael Sanderson-Hunto and he outwrestles Black Beast for 25 minutes..............


Who the fuck are we kidding he's gonna die.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 10, 2017, 03:55:22 PM
Huuuunnnnnnnnnntoooooooooooo!!!!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 10, 2017, 03:55:36 PM
Huuuunnnnnnnnnntoooooooooooo!!!!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 10, 2017, 03:58:23 PM
Lewis possibly retiring? Goddamn.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 10, 2017, 04:15:41 PM
He won't retire. He said he wasn't going to pick up the phone to start a training camp until at least July, and look what he was doing tonight. He loves the shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 11, 2017, 10:44:08 AM
I hope Black Beast's trainer was joking, but he said Black Beast ate a plate of chicken and ribs an hour before the fight. Would explain a lot.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 12, 2017, 12:20:39 AM
I don't think it was his trainer, it was Robert Follis who took the selfie with Lewis in the background. You can clearly see a plate on his lap.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 12, 2017, 02:00:52 AM
WTF was with the lower back deal? He posted a video of him doing a gainer into the pool the day before.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 12, 2017, 02:10:46 AM
WTF was with the lower back deal? He posted a video of him doing a gainer into the pool the day before.

Same guy that claimed that Browne didn't hurt him to the gut. But he needed to poop. Maybe we can't take his word.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 12, 2017, 03:55:56 AM
I don't buy the retirement talk. Is Lewis honestly going to go back to being a freakin' tow-truck driver after seeing all the money he's seen as a fighter? I think he just needs a long break to get his head straight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 12, 2017, 04:36:30 AM
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There's a recent interview where Gegard said on UFC tonight during his current contract negotiation, something like how come guys like Mark Hunt are getting paid more than me I beat Mark Hunt. Dana responded to that something like and I'm paraphrasing, "You know wanna know why we pay Mark Hunt that much? Because he sells tickets anytime we go to Australia we sell out because of him."
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 12, 2017, 04:42:23 AM
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“I’m in the circle, where people tell me things,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “This is me putting out a disclaimer, if they hear me saying this, I can say ‘I said it was third hand information’, when really it might not be third hand information.


“Somebody at the weekend told me that Chuck Liddell is really pissed off, because he had a pretty sweet deal with the UFC when he left this job. He was an ambassador for the UFC. I believe he was on $1 million a year, that’s the number I heard.

“It was great that the UFC was doing that, but now of course, new UFC owners came in,” Bisping said. “I heard that Chuck was really pissed off, so that’s why he’s possibly going over to Bellator.”

Bisping also gave his thoughts about a possible return for the now 47-year-old.

“Can he compete? Should he comeback? The answer is no. Can he compete, and should he fight against Tito Ortiz? The answer is probably yes.”

lol at the last comment, i'm p. sure Tito would maul Bisping if they fought.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 12, 2017, 05:04:49 AM
Tito would kill Chuck and that fight shouldn't happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 12, 2017, 03:22:58 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 13, 2017, 04:43:51 PM
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Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 14, 2017, 06:38:07 AM
I'm getting this 1995 WCW feel and I likes it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on June 17, 2017, 09:09:50 AM
Sounds like Tim Hague is either dead or brain dead (there's conflicting reports) after a boxing match last night.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 18, 2017, 09:04:33 AM
Tim Hague has passed away at 34.

RIP
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 18, 2017, 11:58:34 AM
RIP. I hope this forces the UFC to reevaluate their visit to Edmonton in the fall. This death was completely preventable.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on June 24, 2017, 02:30:54 AM
Hendricks can't even make 185. Jesus. The guy has no dietary discipline obviously.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 24, 2017, 02:45:05 AM
USADA def. Big Riggs career, R1.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 24, 2017, 03:01:23 AM
He's 5'9. This shouldn't be an issue
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on June 24, 2017, 04:09:34 AM
Cheeseburgers
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 25, 2017, 03:19:16 AM
Random aside but people here mentioned Masvidal and Mighty Mouse as the best MMA boxers. I also want to throw Garbrandt in the mix.

His boxing in the cage looks low-level pro, and he has the amateur record to back it up. If he dedicated time to the sweet science, I have no doubt that he could get p. damn good. He would be competitive with some decent guys even now, imo.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 25, 2017, 05:20:48 AM
There's no thread for this event and you know what I hate to say it, but Dennis Siver isn't a can and this is not a gimme fight at all for old weight drained BJ Penn. He had some decent wins before losing to elite featherweights recently (except for TK, who was just a bad style matchup and still has the elite top pressure). Siver looked even worse at the weigh in and is old too so hopefully that leads to a BJ win but the fact that I'm worried about his chances against Siver means that he should never fight a UFC-level fighter ever again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 25, 2017, 05:22:55 AM
I think Siver is gonna win. All BJ has shown his last few times out there is that he can be a punching bag.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 25, 2017, 05:26:53 AM
Also based on the history of fighters who have missed weight, I gotta believe The Barbarian will beat Johny, probably by decision.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 25, 2017, 07:59:47 AM
I know people want Kevin Lee to be legit but I can't get over the Santos brutalizing. Chiesa will have the same reach/height advantage that Santos did, and he's outlanded decent to good strikers. Kevin Lee almost always gets outlanded on the feet.

He's got really good takedowns though, and I think that is a big factor. Chiesa's also been out for over a year. They both have good ground games but unless Chiesa times it really well or has Lee hurt I don't think he'll be able to take him down.

I think Kevin could implement a good wrestling gameplan but I'm picking Chiesa because I think he has too many things going for him. If I had to get specific, I'd say he gets a tap late after wearing out Lee.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 25, 2017, 12:39:12 PM
One of the saddest fights I've ever seen, that last one.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 25, 2017, 02:44:57 PM
Mario needs to have his license taken away.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 25, 2017, 03:52:24 PM
Mario blew it but I don't know what Maverick was going to do once Lee clasped his hands. There was 30 seconds left.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 25, 2017, 05:54:57 PM
Bummer end for the main event. Mario continues to just keep screwing up. Whether he was going out or not you can't stop that. I know contested fights rarely get overturned, but this looks like a good case for one.

BJ is just bumming me out. He's doing damage to his legacy at this point. When a former top fighter doesn't have it anymore it's  sad seeing them losing to lesser fights. Guys like Randy and Chuck were at least losing to solid names on their way out.

Damn. This card could have used a couple more finishes. Between the prelims and main cats I was struggling to stay awake near the end.

Johnny may have burned and ate his UFC bridge. There's nothing to do with him right now.

If i had balls to bet I would have thrown money down on Tim and Clay as underdogs  tonight. Just felt like good matchups. Guide can be a tough grindy fight for anyone.

... and Justine Kish shat herself in the octagon. Had a good sense of humor about it though.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/26/15872026/ufc-mma-fighter-escapes-bad-position-poops-herself
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 26, 2017, 01:16:57 AM
I can't for the life of me see what the upside would be for the UFC to keep Hendricks. Whether you think it's because of USADA or his earlier cuts to 170 his body is completely fucked and they still gave him a shot in a higher weight class and he blew it there. I'm sure Bellator would sign him just to bolster whatever division they stick him at but his value is nil at this point.

As far as the stoppage goes.......I dunno. In hindsight it's obviously a shitty one because Mike seemed fine but within that moment his eyes went blank, he stopped hand-fighting and looked out. I can't be too mad about it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 30, 2017, 08:42:28 AM
Damon Martin and Front Row Brian have both tweeted that there's a rumor going around that the UFC is going to not only do away with the Flyweight division but they're going to sell the division and all fighters under contract to another promotion.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 07, 2017, 01:18:21 AM
Justin Gaethje is making his debut tonight and not a peep in this folder.

Shame on y'all.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 07, 2017, 11:06:17 AM
Lirl Gray Maynard won.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on July 07, 2017, 03:01:36 PM
Justin Gaethje is making his debut tonight and not a peep in this folder.

Shame on y'all.

What a fucking fight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 07, 2017, 03:01:45 PM
oh my god
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on July 07, 2017, 03:02:02 PM
Jesus Christ what a fight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 07, 2017, 03:08:07 PM
Gaethje/Ferguson right now please.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 10, 2017, 06:13:46 AM
You might get that wish. With Nate content to sit on the sidelines and not get paid and Khabib being the in doghouse over his weight problems that's a fight that could actually happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 13, 2017, 04:09:15 AM
For once the UFC actually re-signed a fighter by bringing back Joe Duffy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 13, 2017, 06:19:09 AM
I saw a point on twitter that made sense as to why Bellator might have passed on him (or he might have passed on them) was because they don't hold live events overseas so his value wouldn't have been maximized.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2017, 01:17:37 AM
The Glasgow card last night was one of the most entertaining ones of the year and I'm willing to bet almost nobody watched it. Motherfuckers were getting sacrificed left and right.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 17, 2017, 03:55:21 AM
Yeah, I didn't see it. I was too busy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on July 17, 2017, 03:58:00 AM
Lots of finishes and Henry vs. Teymur was a really good fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 17, 2017, 04:08:11 AM
Solid night of fights.

Awesome finishes for Felder and Ponzin...something something

Joanne Calderwood looking pissed at the decision was laughable. She got smoked and when Buffer started calling out 30-27 she was raising her hands.

On the prelims that Bofando guy got a knockout with basically a throw. I wouldn't call it a slam exactly. The guy's head went for the mat like an anchor.

Hometown crowd got the short end. Solid fights but most of their rooting interest's went down.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2017, 05:12:24 AM
There's a certain poetry in a guy who has no business in the UFC but got a shot because he's affiliated with Conor losing two in a row by knockout and one of them involving him getting thrown onto his head.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on July 17, 2017, 08:33:56 AM
I thought Jojo won round 2 and most of round 3 before the takedown in the last minute.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2017, 08:41:04 AM
It was a close fight and even though she's cute as a bugs ear Jojo's entire UFC career has been one giant disappointment so I'm not going to get upset over the result. I just hope that when 125 gets established she's still around to compete in it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 17, 2017, 08:48:27 AM
I had her losing. I think being a bleeder doesn't do any favors for judging. So maybe she wasn't blown out. But I didn't see her winning.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2017, 09:49:29 AM
FUCK YES BRAZILIAN COWBOY SENDS LAFLARE TO THE SHADOW REALM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on July 22, 2017, 10:04:11 AM
FUCK YES BRAZILIAN COWBOY SENDS LAFLARE TO THE SHADOW REALM

Fuck off
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2017, 11:35:41 AM
That fight needed five rounds.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2017, 12:14:56 PM
JUST

BLEED
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on July 22, 2017, 12:47:15 PM
Fuck this shit
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 22, 2017, 01:32:33 PM
F yeah the Chris.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2017, 01:39:41 PM
The USA chants for beating an American. I wanna vomit tbh.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 23, 2017, 02:20:24 PM
The Chris is still ridiculously talented and this fight also confirmed he was on the juice like a motherfucker.

I've also broken up with Mirsad Bektic and am in a new relationship with Shane Burgos at 145.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 01, 2017, 12:35:14 AM
https://youtu.be/bdyQcYKLgR4

TELL EM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 04, 2017, 06:31:22 AM
Just read a stat that tomorrow is the first ever Flyweight main event that didn't have Mighty Mouse in it. Wow. It's a sick fight too but the rest of the card is pretty trash, seeing Rashad fight (and probably get KO'd) by Sam Alvey is gonna be sad as fuck.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on August 05, 2017, 02:46:35 PM
Nobody talking about this Mexico card but 7 brutal first round finishes all before the co-main event. What a sick card it turned out to be.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 06, 2017, 12:06:02 PM
Nobody talking about this Mexico card but 7 brutal first round finishes all before the co-main event. What a sick card it turned out to be.

Soukhamthath got robbed.  Good fight, though.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 06, 2017, 01:12:54 PM
Nobody talking about this Mexico card but 7 brutal first round finishes all before the co-main event. What a sick card it turned out to be.

Soukhamthath got robbed.  Good fight, though.

Yeah. Other dude may have gotten a round. I wish fights were judged as a whole fight rather than round by round in these cases.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 06, 2017, 01:34:20 PM
I thought Perez only won the first.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 07, 2017, 02:30:14 AM
I thought Perez only won the first.

The round where he got dropped twice and Brian Stann could be argued a 10-8 under the new rules? That round?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 07, 2017, 02:34:54 AM
Sorry, that should read "third."
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 07, 2017, 03:15:57 AM
Hahaha cool I was gonna say.....

But yeah Andre won that fight. First could be argued a 10-8 and he took the 2nd too. I thought Markos also won her fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 15, 2017, 05:10:43 PM
http://middleeasy.com/mma-news/cody-garbrandt-calls-aljamain-sterling-boy-explains-fans-cant-call-african-american-boy/


look at the response of these fans. THis is why all that race-baiting promotion is awful...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 21, 2017, 08:41:55 AM
Brian Stann announced via his Instagram page that he's leaving the UFC to join a real estate firm and going back to school in the fall to get his MBA. He's one of the most legit good guys in mma so I'm happy for him on a personal level but this is a huge blow to the company, he was the best voice they had on commentary.

And for the love of god if they bring in Robin Black I'm going to light something on fire.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 22, 2017, 02:27:41 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/8/21/16181254/cody-garbrandt-attempts-to-clear-up-controversial-comments-made-to-aljamain-sterling

ICYMI: Cody Garbrandt is definitely racist.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 22, 2017, 02:38:11 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/8/21/16181254/cody-garbrandt-attempts-to-clear-up-controversial-comments-made-to-aljamain-sterling

ICYMI: Cody Garbrandt is definitely racist.

Quote
“I am not in the least bit racist. I have a sister that’s married to a black guy. I have a niece that is a mixed (race) child.”

That clinched it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 22, 2017, 02:38:50 AM
I love how his argument boiled down to "I shouldn't have used a racist slur. I should have used a mysoginistic one."
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 22, 2017, 05:45:22 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/6v9ygb/cody_garbrandt_attempts_to_clear_up_controversial/

Yeah, I'm glad I don't post at that shithole.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 22, 2017, 06:03:18 AM
Reddit was never my friend
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 22, 2017, 06:29:33 AM
I for once, just once, would like to click on a thread there and not see a shitty Mike Perry "THOUGHT YOU_______ BOIIIIII" joke.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 22, 2017, 06:37:05 AM
Their 'troll' love for guys like Chael and Perry and all their bullshit leads me to believe a lot of these guys are probably cucks irl.

And I like Perry and Chael, as fighters at least. So I can't imagine how much it annoys someone who doesn't like them.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 22, 2017, 06:54:18 AM
I for once, just once, would like to click on a thread there and not see a shitty Mike Perry "THOUGHT YOU_______ BOIIIIII" joke.

It's practically every thread that gets spammed with the same shit like what I just posted.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 29, 2017, 02:31:31 AM
Patrick Wyman took Robin Black to the fuckin' woodshed on Twitter. I can't believe people want that guy (Black) to replace Brian Stann on commentary.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 02, 2017, 04:21:02 PM
https://streamable.com/njsq5

Don't sleep on this dude. This guy has the stuff.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 02, 2017, 04:22:30 PM
https://oddshot.tv/s/NaoGxu

lmao this looks like a bully beatdown episode, this doesn't really resemble a sport.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2017, 07:30:14 AM
https://streamable.com/njsq5

Don't sleep on this dude. This guy has the stuff.

Was just coming here to post about it. Not a great show but pretty fun all around and Mairbek's one-punch is insane, should make some KOOTY lists come year-end.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 05, 2017, 07:45:29 AM
The timing and read were sick.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2017, 07:52:40 AM
Also Abdul-Kerim Edilov fights like a fucking maniac and I really want to hop on the bandwagon by the deep ties to Kadryov are probably going to prevent that from happening.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 05, 2017, 08:40:25 AM
Ben Asken is saying he'll retire after beating up Aoki
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2017, 08:44:15 AM
I'm happy for him. As much as I would have liked to have seen him test himself in the UFC (against Hendricks especially) at the end of the day the guy went undefeated against solid competition, took minimal to nil damage and made good money. Can't be mad at that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 16, 2017, 04:53:59 PM
Looked like Branch was about to lay Rockhold down, but then he tapped to strikes and that will
follow him around like a black cloud.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 16, 2017, 05:18:10 PM
Looked like Branch was about to lay Rockhold down, but then he tapped to strikes and that will
follow him around like a black cloud.

Really good main card tonight. Mike perry killed the lightweights. Gregor's fight was an absolute blast. Solid finishes tonight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on September 17, 2017, 05:39:33 AM
Who's the longest tenured fighter in the UFC right now? It's gotta come down to GSP, Alves and Diego I imagine.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 17, 2017, 12:12:56 PM
Vitor
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 17, 2017, 12:18:13 PM
Vitor left for a while though. Diego probably has the longest uninterrupted run.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2017, 07:29:47 AM
Matt Brown will be retiring after his fight with Diego Sanchez on Nov 11th.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 21, 2017, 08:19:51 AM
Good on Matt Brown to recognize when his time is up, hopefully it will motivate Diego to do the same.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 21, 2017, 08:26:28 AM
Good on Matt Brown to recognize when his time is up, hopefully it will motivate Diego to do the same.

I think Diego stays as long as they keep clearing him to fight. It's uncomfortable watching someone slip like that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 22, 2017, 12:49:53 AM
Speaking of uncomfortable Mizuno Hirota almost passed out on the scale yesterday for the Japan show tonight and came in four pounds over but thankfully sense prevailed and he got yanked from his fight against Charles Rosa.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on September 22, 2017, 12:14:34 PM
So Kondo is a kickboxing champion, former pro wrestler, model, singer and a former Pancrase champion. Is she the female Aikyama?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on September 22, 2017, 02:18:53 PM
I don't ever want to see Gokhan Saki fight anyone that is going to try and take him down. Let him beat up cans for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 22, 2017, 02:52:42 PM
I saw the streamable of the fight ending, he almost got knocked out by a can and was clearly gassed before the end of Round One. I don't remember much from his kickboxing days, but he must have fallen off hard.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on September 22, 2017, 03:10:00 PM
Gadelha vs Andrade is a fight between two girls that I always confuse and still can’t tell the difference between...but it turned into a fun brawl.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 22, 2017, 03:17:21 PM
One's hot the other isn't
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 23, 2017, 03:11:17 AM
Andrade's mass and unlimited gas tank is just too damn suspect for me. That was uncomfortable to watch.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 23, 2017, 01:49:48 PM
Also would you say that Okami performed better or worse than CM Punk in this fight?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 23, 2017, 02:34:35 PM
Also would you say that Okami performed better or worse than CM Punk in this fight?

Better, if nothing else because his last fights were two weight classes lower. Plus bruh didn't tap.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 25, 2017, 06:00:03 AM
Two year layoff or not Gokhan Saki showed probably one of the worst gas tanks I've seen in forever. He didn't even go that hard too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 25, 2017, 06:51:23 AM
I don't even know if his tank was that bad considering every single punch was thrown with the utmost of murderous intent.  Reminded me of Cro Cop's debut UFC performance where he spammed headkicks.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 25, 2017, 06:57:45 AM
Compared to how he's looked in kickboxing I thought it was a restrained effort in an attempt to conserve energy. Might have been wrong on that one.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 29, 2017, 02:49:52 AM
Werdum and Ferguson went at each other pretty good at the media day lunch yesterday with Werdum calling Tony a faggot a ridiculous amount of times. Now I'm rooting for Black Beast to knock that piece of shit out.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 29, 2017, 08:10:21 PM
I greatly enjoy MMA but the fact this didn't crack mainstream press says it all.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on October 01, 2017, 01:03:08 PM
Bah Gawd indeed.

https://deadspin.com/bah-gawd-somebody-used-the-walls-of-jericho-in-a-real-1819033173
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 09, 2017, 05:24:47 AM
Uncle Creepy was released by the UFC and made the following disgusting comments.

Quote
McCall said he is opposed to what Kadyrov stands for but would be open to fighting in Chechnya for the right price.

"People say, 'You don't care that it's blood money?' I don't give a flying f--- that it's blood money. You can pay me in blood diamonds," McCall said. "I get into a cage and fistfight for money. I don't care. I don't live there.

"Of course what he's doing is wrong. I don't agree with it and would say it to his face, but it's none of my business. My business is to go over there and fistfight. That's it. Sure, war is bad and guys like that do evil s---. But I don't care."
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2017, 12:21:22 PM
Somebody needs to tell him curses don't disappear when you fight on another continent.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 16, 2017, 01:41:23 AM
Canadian prospect Yoni Sherbatov improved his record to 7-1 on Saturday night when he beat former Bellator/UFC fighter Zak Makovsky by UD at the ACB card in Montreal. Huge win for such a young guy especially considering the level of competition Makovsky has faced in his tenure so far.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 21, 2017, 05:36:41 AM
Never heard of this guy but I like Stasiak's game. P. skilled and well-rounded. Looking at his record it seems like he knows how to submit and only gets stifled by really good top grapplers. But his counter striking is really good, good defensive guard too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 21, 2017, 05:47:09 AM
damn that broken nose made him less mobile and his chin worse off but I was impressed with how he still didn't let himself get KO'd. Kelleher is a legit grappler who is tough as hell so both of these guys will probably be on main cards soon.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 21, 2017, 08:01:49 AM
Cowboy shouldn't have been in there, but Till is the real deal.

A lot of the guys in the Top 15 are washed so it will be interesting to see how Till deals with guys like Covington and Ponzinibbio.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 23, 2017, 12:44:17 AM
Cowboy fought like the Cowboy of old and not in the good way, in the "I'm going to start slow as hell and let this dude tee off on me" way. The problem here is that this version of him can't take the shots he used to be able to and with injuries piling up I think this pretty much writes him out of contention ever again.

Marc Goddard is a fuckin' g for putting Conor in his place during the Lobov/Fili fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 23, 2017, 03:18:10 PM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/10/22/16515866/conor-mcgregor-drops-homophobic-slur-multiple-times-backstage-at-ufc-event

Quote
It was unclear exactly what McGregor, an Ireland native, was conveying to Lobov, but he unmistakably used the word “f*ggot” at least three times and it seemed to be in reference to Fili.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 23, 2017, 11:45:58 PM
- Threatens to enslave Aldo's village
- Calls Siver a Nazi
- Refers to Nate and his crew as "crackhead ese's"
- Calls Floyd "boy" and tells him to dance for him

And now this. And people are still defending him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 27, 2017, 12:09:20 AM
Tomorrow's FS1 card is a dandy, well worth tuning into. Easily one of the better television cards they've put on in a while....

Main Card (FS1)

Lyoto Machida vs Derek Brunson
Demian Maia vs Colby Covington
Pedro Munhoz vs Rob Font
Jim Miller vs Francisco Trinaldo
John Linekar vs Marlon Vera
Jack Hermannson vs Thiago Santos

Prelims (FS1)

Vicente Luque vs Niko Price
Antonio Carlos Junior vs Jack Marshman
Hacran Dias vs Jared Gordon
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Max Griffin

Prelims (Fight Pass)

Deveison Figueiredo vs Jarred Brooks
Christian Colombo vs Marcelo Golm
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Gert on October 28, 2017, 03:59:16 PM
That was what I felt was the obvious result, but Machida needs to retire. Hopefully some creative people can merge the Night King throwing the spear and that knockout.

And I know what Colby is trying to do so I won't hate on him, but it feels kind of grimy, and if Woodley landed the shots Maia landed on him, he'll end up in the hospital.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 28, 2017, 04:07:50 PM
I don't wanna see old fighters fight anyone younger than 40 anymore. Enough is enough, this shit is getting stupid.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 29, 2017, 12:50:18 PM
Without TRT those matchups don’t make sense anymore. Matchmaking hasn’t caught on.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 30, 2017, 01:19:46 AM
People who beat Covington: Woodley, Lawler, Cowboy, Till, Ponzi, Condit, Perry.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 30, 2017, 01:45:56 AM
I think he'll get Condit after the Magny fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 30, 2017, 01:57:44 AM
I think people are underrating Covington's grappling because they don't like him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 30, 2017, 02:04:20 AM
Maia has never won a fight against somebody he can't take down repeatedly or control for extended periods of time so Covington winning wasn't super surprising but I think any of the guys listed could either stuff his takedowns and beat him standing, tap him on the ground or both.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 30, 2017, 02:07:56 AM
I don't think any of those guys can tap him from guard. It's a matter of who can stuff his takedowns and KO him standing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 30, 2017, 04:59:20 AM
RDA whips Covington too. Perry and Ponzi do not.

Chris Holdsworth just stated that Dillashaw was on PED's when he beat Barao.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 30, 2017, 05:49:46 AM
The guy left himself wide open to get clipped by Demian fuckin' Maia. Perry would take his head off.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 30, 2017, 08:44:47 AM
The guy left himself wide open to get clipped by Demian fuckin' Maia. Perry would take his head off.

Yeah. Maia was landing on him pretty well in round one. A better striker could lay a beating on him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 31, 2017, 03:21:58 AM
Colby's striking sure looks the part, but he couldn't land much until Demian gassed out.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 31, 2017, 07:16:04 AM
The guy left himself wide open to get clipped by Demian fuckin' Maia. Perry would take his head off.

Different style of fight, though. He knew that he couldn't get on the ground with Maia. Those other guys he would attempt to take down immediately as he did Stun Gun.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on November 11, 2017, 04:04:58 PM
Pettis/Poirer was an insane dramatic gorefest with ridiculous scrambles. Foty candidate even with the disappointing ending

Matt Brown's elbow ko was an all timer too. And Arlovski won against a man wearing diaper trunks that looked full.

Great show.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on November 11, 2017, 04:26:05 PM
Matt Brown looked like he was knocking out a bum with how that elbow got set up
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on November 11, 2017, 04:58:41 PM
Matt Brown looked like he was knocking out a bum with how that elbow got set up

He set that up Nikki Bella style. I thought Paul Felder did a decent job on commentary as well.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on November 11, 2017, 05:01:23 PM
Felder wasn't much for analyzing compared to most fighters but it was nice to hear someone not be a typical hypeman or shill and call things with a weird brutal truth that Anik tried to avoid most of the night. I hope he gets more shows like this.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on November 13, 2017, 08:11:59 AM
Jack Thwagger signed with Bellator.

LOL
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on November 13, 2017, 09:01:31 AM
What I learned from this is there was a time when Jack Swagger was telling everyone back when he was in WWE that he was the toughest guy there and was trying to get management to bring back Brawl 4 It All back so he could prove it.

This is gonna be funny
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 13, 2017, 04:40:14 PM
https://themaclife.com/featured-posts/oscar-de-la-hoya-states-hes-training-potential-conor-mcgregor-bout/

LOL wtf
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 13, 2017, 11:52:29 PM
Pettis/Poirer was an insane dramatic gorefest with ridiculous scrambles. Foty candidate even with the disappointing ending

Matt Brown's elbow ko was an all timer too. And Arlovski won against a man wearing diaper trunks that looked full.

Great show.

Disappointing ending? The last time we saw a submission due to body triangle was 2004. That was some historical shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 14, 2017, 01:16:44 AM
I want to say in 2011 Damarques Johnson tapped to one. Regardless, still rare and I only remember it due to that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on November 14, 2017, 02:56:01 AM
Pettis/Poirer was an insane dramatic gorefest with ridiculous scrambles. Foty candidate even with the disappointing ending

Matt Brown's elbow ko was an all timer too. And Arlovski won against a man wearing diaper trunks that looked full.

Great show.

Disappointing ending? The last time we saw a submission due to body triangle was 2004. That was some historical shit.

Disappointing only because I selfishly wanted two more rounds of that, and the fight seemed to end because Pettis hurt a rib while scrambling and tapped. I didn't even realize on first viewing that the body triangle caused the submission, and the announcers didn't seem to catch on either.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 14, 2017, 05:08:50 AM
I hear that, my initial reaction when I saw it was "Ah shit, that ending sucks" but then when I saw the replay I could tell it wasn't a fluke and that Pettis tapped because of the body triangle being held in transition from back to mount.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 16, 2017, 06:37:15 AM
Just when you think headline of the year might not have any more contenders we get Werdum assaulting Covington with a fuckin boomerang 😂
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on November 17, 2017, 02:10:39 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wM7rPZh.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 17, 2017, 02:24:04 AM
Colby is getting roasted by every single fighter alive for going to the cops.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 18, 2017, 06:37:38 AM
Werdum should run through Tybura, so I feel like if he loses then it proves that the Trollby Brazilian curse is real, because Machida got KTFO after losing his shit over Colby's comments about Brazil too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on November 18, 2017, 12:23:10 PM
Man, Will Brooks has not had a good run in the UFC.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 18, 2017, 01:20:03 PM
steroids
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 18, 2017, 01:20:23 PM
steroids
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 18, 2017, 02:06:45 PM
Judo Dad won that fight. What a pile of shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 19, 2017, 06:09:57 AM
Unless you're scoring the kicks. Which Elias threw a ton of and landed them a lot.

Also Bec Rawlings should probably just quit fighting and become a Suicide Girl or something. She is really not good.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 19, 2017, 06:34:35 AM
The prelims destroyed the main card last night.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on November 19, 2017, 06:56:07 AM
I thought Elias won every round but then again, I'm pretty biased towards strikers.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 19, 2017, 11:58:13 PM
I had Elias winning two of three rounds but the judge who gave him the fight 30-26 should be shot.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 20, 2017, 05:16:50 AM
Covington is now comparing Werdum to Adolf Hitler.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on November 20, 2017, 11:47:59 AM
Because Adolf hit the Jews with a boomerang?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 23, 2017, 04:50:17 AM
Quote
“That’s not true. I’ve never been offered a fight and I definitely never been offered to fight him. He doesn’t worry about the truth too much with his trash-talking. He’s not afraid to be liberal with his facts.”

Say what you will about Chuck, but he's always been real about Chael's schtick.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 23, 2017, 05:34:17 AM
Chael's been federally indicted. The guy doesn't worry too much about the truth, period.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 23, 2017, 12:42:13 PM
lirl Kelvin's fat ass missed weight. He weighed back in and made it but WTF.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 24, 2017, 12:45:15 AM
No USADA comment? You're slipping, bruh.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 25, 2017, 04:30:48 AM
Bisping got one punched lol.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on November 25, 2017, 05:58:25 AM
Yeah, Bisping lost in like two minutes very violently and had this to say after the fight

Quote
Bisping on if he’ll be back for London: “Kelvin is a great guy. Unfortunately, it’s going to take a bigger pile of shit to get rid of me.”


Many people are speculating he means Yoel Romero, which Michael would get obliterated as bad if not worse than he did against Kelvin.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on November 25, 2017, 06:12:11 AM
God damn this dude wants to be destroyed into retirement
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on November 25, 2017, 08:06:34 AM
I want to ask why the UFC would do this to him but they put him in there with a heavy power puncher three weeks after GSP dropped and beat the shit out him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 26, 2017, 03:16:58 AM
I doubt they did anything to force his hand. He's a tough motherfucker who's a company man and wanted to get paid.

Also all aboard the Zabit hype train. That guy is the truth and he's only getting better. Top 15 opponent next.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 27, 2017, 03:08:33 PM
Bisping/Vitor 2 in London is the only fight to make.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on November 27, 2017, 05:32:16 PM
What's this stuff about Conor probably getting killed by an Irish Cartel before the year is over coming from? I thought the Kinahan's loved him and tried to fly out to all of his fights?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on November 30, 2017, 03:49:16 AM
Post/user
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 30, 2017, 08:42:57 AM
Sijara Eubanks was hospitalized due to a failed weight cut and is out of the title fight for the TUF Finale tomorrow, Roxy Modafieri steps in.

Hahahahaha what a clusterfuck this season has been. The winner will almost certainly lose the belt in their first defence.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on December 05, 2017, 09:18:05 AM
http://mmajunkie.com/2017/12/brendan-fitzgerald-paul-felder-megan-olivi-ufc-fight-night-123-broadcast-booth

Paul Felder will be paired with a newcomer for next week's broadcast, there will probably be a lot of realness allowed to go unchecked.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 06, 2017, 12:32:37 AM
That card is ridiculously mediocre but the main event is sooooooo good.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 09, 2017, 02:55:40 PM
STERLING JUST GOT SENT TO THE FUCKIN SHADOW REALM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 09, 2017, 02:57:02 PM
That might've been worse than the Reem getting KO'd. He leaned right into a knee and went skull first into the mat.

This new announcer is also 100 times better than Anik. Him and Felder should be on all the FS1 shows.

Marlon vs. Garbrandt right now please.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on December 09, 2017, 06:02:06 PM
I wonder if that's the last fight Cub has in the UFC for a while since his contract is up and it's more apparent now than ever he'll never get beyond gatekeeper tier.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 10, 2017, 02:10:33 AM
I can't even fault Cub because he didn't get sloppy, that was a case of Ortega going for it and making the proper adjustment to get the tap. Ridiculously smooth jitz. He (Swanson) was handling Brian pretty well up until that point but Ortega is a nightmare fighter, iron-chinned black belt with the cardio to go the full five. I think if Edgar still gets the title fight we see Ortega vs Lamas for #1 contender assuming the latter wins his fight next weekend.

And yeah just when you see Overeem's head almost come off and you think "Surely that's the worst we'll see somebody get knocked out this year" we get Moraes doing his own version of Joachim Hansen's "Yeah that was a kick but I hit him with a knee and I wish I kicked him because the knee almost killed him".
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on December 10, 2017, 03:36:05 AM
ALL GLORY TO GOD
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 27, 2017, 11:59:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4Fiy6rX.gif)

RIZIN is going down guys. We could see The Gooch vs Uncle Creepy if both guys get past their opponents.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 28, 2017, 11:49:34 PM
Hahahahaha oh my god McCall got cut on the ring ropes and his fight ended in a TKO.

This guy is legit fucking cursed, you can't make this shit up.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on December 29, 2017, 04:52:21 AM
Hahahahaha oh my god McCall got cut on the ring ropes and his fight ended in a TKO.

This guy is legit fucking cursed, you can't make this shit up.

All of this in under two minutes. The dude has the worst luck.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 29, 2017, 05:05:03 AM
I personally don't believe in the concept of curses. Having said that, if I did I would be absolutely be convinced that there are spirits at work to ruin that mans life.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on December 31, 2017, 02:59:49 AM
I'm completely out of the loop on Japanese MMA, but Tsuyoshi Kohsaka fought for some reason on RIZIN and got destroyed by Cro Cop. Gomi also got choked out and is now 1-7 in his last 8 fights. It sounds like the show had a lot of great lighter weight fights, I just never heard of any of the fighters.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 31, 2017, 04:49:59 AM
Kyoji Gucci Mane just murdered all of his opponents to win the GP. With each passing victory UFC are looking dumber and dumber for passing on him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 02, 2018, 03:57:33 AM
https://www.mmamania.com/2018/1/2/16840830/dana-white-wont-beg-conor-mcgregor-ufc-will-find-new-talent-move-on-with-or-without-him

Obviously they want him back, but this is a PR move to show that they don't need him and will probably make him fight on their terms.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 02, 2018, 04:01:59 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/7nh2fj/jacksonwink_ufc_record_since_ufc_214_52211/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 02, 2018, 04:26:18 AM
If Conor comes back Khabib is just gonna destroy his face and then he goes away again. I really don't care anymore. There is nothing he could do to stop that guy from putting him in whatever position he wanted and hitting him over and over again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 03, 2018, 11:58:01 PM
For the record I think Khabib beats Conor if they fought but I'll play Devil's Advocate just for fun:

Khabib is an incredibly reckless fighter standing, hands down, throws wild shots and closes the distance on fighters with his chin out. Somebody who has Conor's power and timing especially on the backstep can absolutely KO him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on January 04, 2018, 10:07:50 AM
Lawler tore his ACL and meniscus in the 3rd round of his fight with RDA
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 17, 2018, 01:14:15 AM
https://barrykeegan.com/the-shadow-realm/

This is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 27, 2018, 05:27:50 PM
That Jacare head kick was fire.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on January 27, 2018, 05:45:33 PM
Fire and boss move to slowly move in for the kill afterwards.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 29, 2018, 12:44:17 AM
-Gregor Gillespie is the dark horse contender at 155 right now. One of the best ground games in the weight class if not the entire promotion and I liked his "Man of the people" speech afterwards. Keeping lining them up and he's going to keep knocking them down.

- Bermudez and Kish both got screwed over pretty bad, Justine especially. The judge who scored that fight 30-27 Kim can eat it.

- Mirsad making Pepey have chest convulsions =  8)

- That's the book Brunson ever coming close to contention being written. Doesn't have the chin to take big shots or the discipline to not get wild in exchanges.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 29, 2018, 01:26:33 AM
I thought Camacho won his fight as well but it was a pretty close fight.  30-27 was kind of nutty, though.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 29, 2018, 01:59:20 AM
I can't remember if they were using the new rules last night, if so I'm more inclined to see a Dober win based on the ineffective takedowns and lopsided R2. If it's still the old rules then a Camacho win is ok with me, it was a pretty close fight. I also thought Silva beat Pichel, judging was pretty shitty all around for the card.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on January 29, 2018, 08:14:09 AM
-Gregor Gillespie is the dark horse contender at 155 right now. One of the best ground games in the weight class if not the entire promotion and I liked his "Man of the people" speech afterwards. Keeping lining them up and he's going to keep knocking them down.

- Bermudez and Kish both got screwed over pretty bad, Justine especially. The judge who scored that fight 30-27 Kim can eat it.

Everyone in the Long Island mma scene has known for years that Gregor is the most dangerous/too fighter on Long Island, including Weidman.

I watched the fights at a bar on mute - was the knee that Dennis hit really low? The red called for a break but it looked like a clean knee to me.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 29, 2018, 08:30:11 AM
I didn't like the inconsistencies in the judging. Both Camacho and Fili hit takedowns that lead to nowhere on their opponents but Fili won his fight despite being handily outstruck.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 29, 2018, 08:34:05 AM
Thing about the Camacho fight was that I thought he hung with Dober in strikes in the 1st (he even rocked Dober at the end of the round) and 3rd and only clearly lost the 2nd, so the takedowns, despite not "leading anywhere" were still important in the sense of it being a close fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 29, 2018, 08:41:33 AM
But the time on the ground was nil with I think one submission attempt that was half-assed at best so I'm not sure how much they should have factored into the scoring. And I also thought Camacho won the fight but recognize the minimal role the takedowns played.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 31, 2018, 04:03:00 AM
https://www.mmanytt.com/latest-news/derrick-lewis-rips-francis-ngannou-40-years-old-juiced/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 31, 2018, 07:47:31 AM
If that fight ever happens I'd want Goldberg back for a one-night deal. He was destined to do commentary for such a naturally athletic and explosive contest.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 02, 2018, 06:45:07 AM
Pedro Munhoz missed weight by 4 pounds and John Dodson won't accept a catch-weight so the best fight of tomorrow's card is off.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 03, 2018, 03:36:55 PM
Valentina will absolutely never lose at 125 pounds.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 04, 2018, 02:43:42 AM
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Last night during UFC Fight Night 123 the University of Alabama SnC Coach said ‘a lot of guys you have to juice up’

 :o
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 04, 2018, 03:38:35 AM
My newish monthly column on combat sports.  Hope you guys enjoy!

http://culturecrossfire.com/sports/the-ringside-seats/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 05, 2018, 01:22:32 AM
Valentina will absolutely never lose at 125 pounds.

That fight was uncomfortable to watch. I know that it's popular to shit on Mario but that girls corner and the UFC need to have their feet held to the fire too.

Thiago Santos is such a wonderfully violent man. Kill or be killed at all times.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 17, 2018, 04:05:16 PM
Conor just broke A UFC record once held by Anthony Pettis. The record was 462 days between Pettis winning a UFC title before defending it. Conor also holds the 6th spot on the same list with 350 days without a defense of the featherweight title.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2018, 10:05:12 AM
My girl cheesecake about to fight. Let’s go baby girl
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2018, 10:12:58 AM
Early round of the year right there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2018, 10:15:28 AM
She disappoints me with her cardio but makes up for it with her ass.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2018, 10:27:59 AM
I think his is the first card that I’ll be watching from beginning to end since I’m home doing nothing. I forgot Jimmy was picked up by the UFC, good for him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 18, 2018, 11:39:24 AM
The main card looks p. sick all-round aside from the make-up fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2018, 11:57:48 AM
Gordon got screwed there - kicked twice low in the first minute and finished a minute later.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2018, 01:36:57 PM
I'm on the Millender hype train.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 18, 2018, 01:44:17 PM
The main card looks p. sick all-round aside from the make-up fight.

and that might end up being the best fight of all.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2018, 02:43:41 PM
Black Beast is my hero.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2018, 02:45:02 PM
Black Beast just secured my parlay and I walk away with about $100 tonight.

Nate about to light a blunt, lmao.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2018, 02:46:17 PM
MY BABY GIRL APRIL I'M GOIN DEEP
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2018, 02:52:59 PM
One of the best fight nights ever, tbh.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 19, 2018, 01:22:47 AM

so Greg Hardy is probably gonna be heavyweight champ in 2-3 years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2018, 08:04:51 AM
Holds his chin way too high. Needs more work.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 19, 2018, 09:32:13 AM
the improvement in between fights is noticeable. He's gonna fix whatever needs to be fixed.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 20, 2018, 12:19:43 AM
I'm on the Millender hype train.

Definitely one to keep an eye on. Alves might be shopworn but he's still a tough out and putting him away like that is impressive.

Also, I stand by my comment about Lewis being the best bad fighter in the UFC. He's lucky those back spasms got him out of the Werdum fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 20, 2018, 12:33:04 AM

so Greg Hardy is probably gonna be heavyweight champ in 2-3 years.

I lol'd at this response:

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Call me when he’s not beating up the town plumber then I’ll think about being impressed
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 20, 2018, 02:07:01 AM
the guy who cleans up toilets at the local firehouse is the world champ and potentially the greatest heavyweight ever, MMA is like mid-90s WWE in that regard.

The only thing with having the pro football player gimmick, his chin might be torn to shreds already. That has been the case with many former football players, so I might have to walk back that world champ line. But if his chin isn't garbage then yeah, he'll do it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 20, 2018, 03:01:36 AM
We just have to be careful with him.  People were ready to put the belt on Ngannou before they even stepped into the cage and we saw how that worked out.  And the guy who tweeted that video is a big Cowboys fan so anything to wipe the smarm off his face is fine with me.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 20, 2018, 04:20:48 AM
I'm on the Millender hype train.

Definitely one to keep an eye on. Alves might be shopworn but he's still a tough out and putting him away like that is impressive.

Also, I stand by my comment about Lewis being the best bad fighter in the UFC. He's lucky those back spasms got him out of the Werdum fight.

The part that impressed me was that he was consistently timing Thiago and jabbing or hitting him with a straight right every time Thiago would throw a leg kick. Most fighters don't have the capacity to do that.

As for Lewis, yeah, that's true, but he does have a few attributes that separate him from the pack. There's obviously the power, but most fighters who wind up in the positions he does for the amount of time he winds up in them usually just give up. His ability to throw fat boys off him is genuinely impressive. If he dropped 20 pounds and joined up with a better trainer he could be the champion.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 20, 2018, 04:53:32 AM
Black Beast has underrated BJJ defense but let’s guys take him down without a fight. But he’s got power in his hands and times himself well so he doesn’t completely gas out. One of my favorites to watch.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 20, 2018, 05:06:00 AM
His ability to get back up is p. awesome too. I think he would lose his neck trying that with Werdum though.

BUT THAT'S WHY I GOTTA SEE THAT FIGHT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 20, 2018, 05:10:29 AM
I gotta see black on black violence first please. I have no idea what would happen in that one.

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Derrick Lewis is a VERY happy man after getting the W at UFC Fight Night in Austin -- 'cause he won ... but mostly 'cause his wife says she's ending his booty ban!!

The bad news -- we talked to Derrick and April the day after the fight ... and they told us he's too injured to get it on.

"The ban is over. I've been trying to get him all day, but he's tired," April told TMZ Sports.

"I don't got it in me, man -- I'm hurtin' ... I can't put in a half-assed performance, lay there like a starfish," Derrick added.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/02/20/ufc-derrick-lewis-sex-ban-over/

National hero this guy
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 20, 2018, 05:17:27 AM
I want Conor McGregor level hype from the UFC on Black Beast.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 21, 2018, 05:04:52 AM
I would do Lewis against the loser of Volkov/Werdum and Ngannou against the winner depending on the outcome of Cormier/Stipe. If DC gets past Stipe and Werdum wins his fight I would love to see him be DC's first challenge, it would be a fantastic fight from a stylistic point of view plus the added storyline of DC getting revenge for Cain.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 22, 2018, 07:08:38 AM

oh man
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 01, 2018, 09:46:59 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/column-school-shooting-reminds-father/story?id=53401396

Alexey Oleynik wrote this column, as his daughter is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She was unharmed, but he writes of his experience as a parent during that situation.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on March 02, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
Newest monthly column for the site.  MMA, boxing, kickboxing, upcoming fights, ongoing FOTY list, grammatical errors, etc.

http://culturecrossfire.com/sports/ringside-seats-march-2018/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 03, 2018, 03:49:32 AM
Cerrone's cowboy accent is also a work btw, I knew that from the start because I saw him on the Tapout show in 2007 and he didn't have it.

https://youtu.be/ngz2SoGsBnc?t=13m47s

I timestamped it to when he starts talking at 13:47. There's a slight Colorado twang, but nothing close to the way he talks now. Another thing worth noting, his striking is what it is because of Duane Ludwig, and he stopped improving once he stopped working with him and went to Jackson's.

Just accept the pro wrestling gimmickry imo
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 03, 2018, 04:17:16 AM
I highly recommend watching that whole episode at some point btw, no spillers but man that was when MMA was in its prime and it's a great doc on behind-the-scenes stuff. More insight about Cowboy's personality here than in all the UFC-packaged hype interviews they've put out. Then the actual fight itself with the corner audio is one of the best non-UFC fights you'll ever see between two top prospects at the time who eventually made it to the UFC.

The US Army and Coors Light logos on the mat boggled my mind, sponsorship isn't even close to that now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 03, 2018, 04:20:08 AM
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“You know who I’ve been working with who I really like? I didn’t even know him when he walked in. This Japanese kid, Ulka Sasaki," Longo said. “I gotta tell you, I really bonded with him.”

And that bond is paying off in big ways as Ulka adds more stand-up aspects to go with his already slick ground game, which is something Longo is excited to see come April 21 at UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City.

Damn I've been paying attention to this Sasaki for a while, they put him through a murderer's row in his first few fights, but he still managed to pull off some good wins. At his age if he's improving with the based Longo, he might become the next hope for Japanese MMA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 06, 2018, 01:34:59 AM
I don't know about "good" wins. Delorme and Gates aren't in the UFC anymore and the Scoggins win was more indicative of Justin being a moron with fight IQ then Sasaki's skill level. People were hyping Ishihara up big time and he's pretty much flamed out too. I think the desire for a new hope for JMMA is inflating opinions.

Meanwhile Kyoji Gucci Mane has looked like a million bucks since the UFC made the ridiculous decision to not renew his contract and they probably will never re-sign him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 06, 2018, 04:53:05 AM
Mike Perry left his gf and camp. Hopefully he goes somewhere where he can improve.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 06, 2018, 05:25:52 AM
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Mike unfortunately has a wondering eye and this time it wondered too far and I couldn’t accept anymore. No physical cheating happened but enough was said that I hit a limit I couldn’t return from. I am not mad.

so much 'lol' in there I'm not gonna bother breaking it down.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 06, 2018, 05:48:40 AM
Somebody tell Jeremy Stephens that his moment to smesh has arrived.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 06, 2018, 08:47:48 AM
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Mike unfortunately has a wondering eye and this time it wondered too far and I couldn’t accept anymore. No physical cheating happened but enough was said that I hit a limit I couldn’t return from. I am not mad.

so much 'lol' in there I'm not gonna bother breaking it down.

Its not over a woman, its Mike wanting an actual coach.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 09, 2018, 07:03:20 AM
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/platform/amp/2018/3/9/17099610/interview-yves-edwards-talks-fox-sports-issues-with-brendan-schaub-ufc-mma-part-1?utm_campaign=crooklynmma&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Yves Edwards goes HAM on Schaub and his #fakenews schtick. Lots of good insight about the media in what Yves is saying, I'd like to see him debate Wolf Blitzer.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2018, 06:46:16 AM
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov     
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz     
Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware     
Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta     

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Middleweight John Phillips vs. Charles Byrd     
Welterweight Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp     
Welterweight Jack Marshman vs. Brad Scott     
Featherweight Danny Henry vs. Hakeem Dawodu     
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev     
Lightweight Kajan Johnson vs. Stevie Ray     
Heavyweight Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy     
Lightweight Nasrat Haqparast vs. Nad Narimani

Saturday's card. Kinda weird that the potential #1 contender at HW will come off a fight on a FP card in the UK.

But hey, debut of MEAN HAKEEM. Dude is about to join the names of Zabit and Volkanovski as the hot thang at 145.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 17, 2018, 10:46:40 AM
VOLKOV IS LEGIT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 17, 2018, 11:09:21 AM
Also, I remember people saying Manuwa could beat DC but he can't even stop a takedown by Blachowicz.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 19, 2018, 12:05:52 AM
Paul Craig with the comeback of a goddamn lifetime in that fight. I can't believe a badass from Dagestan insta-tapped to a triangle with one fucking second left in the fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 20, 2018, 04:48:55 AM
I was looking up what happened to some old fighters and thought about that guy Goran Reljic:

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He made his debut in a bare knuckle boxing becoming UBBADA world light heavyweight champion at BKB 7 event in Liverpool on September 9, 2017, defeating Ricky Nelder via unanimous decision. [8]

On next event he defended title against Jimmy McCrory on November 4, 2017. Fight was declared no contest because McCrory's jaw appears to be broken after a clash of heads.[9]

I didn't even know this was a thing, but then I looked at his next title defence:

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2018-03-24      United States Phil Baroni   BKB, Liverpool   N/A   N/A   N/A   Defending UBBADA World Light Heavyweight Championship.

BAH GAWD YOU BETTER BELIEVE IM GONNA WATCH AND CHEER FOR THE ORIGINAL NEW YORK BADASS
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 21, 2018, 06:31:58 AM
The promo he cut on Minowa before their rematch at the PRIDE card is still the GOAT.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 22, 2018, 03:32:43 PM
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“Half of his fights were only two-round fights. These weren’t sanctioned three-round fights. His conditioning hasn’t even been tested yet. You want to go into deep waters, son, you’re going to fight the kraken. I’m no longer a hammerhead, I’m the [expletive] kraken. I’m the guy that’s going to have the longest limbs, I’m going to ankle-pick you, I’m going to put you on your back, I’m going to spin you around like a turtle and I’m going to go knee-on-belly and I’m going to give you one chance with my arm around your neck and I’m going to look at like you like a wolverine. ‘Cause I am a Michigan wolverine and a California grizzly, now when you have those two, you have an El Cucuy. I’m straight up going to put rocks in his face and he’s going to have a hard time to accept that loss, that’s for damn sure.”
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 29, 2018, 03:29:56 AM
https://streamable.com/6kzns

This is actually p. funny.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 14, 2018, 01:32:27 PM
Gaethje took the coveted CTE Title away from Diego tonight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 16, 2018, 12:30:10 AM
Holy shit what a fucking war. Poirier/Eddie II for #1 contender if Tony is going to be on the shelf for a while.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 20, 2018, 04:28:24 AM
Because it's not weigh-in day if shit doesn't go south for the UFC two fights are off the card tomorrow night. Magomed Bibulatov has an injured back and has pulled out of his fight with Ulka Sasaki which blows because it was probably my #3 most anticipated fight outside of the main and co-main.

Also, Aspen Ladd came in 1.8 lbs over and Leslie "I'm making no money and the UFC hates me because I'm pro-union" Smith has decided that now is the time to take a moral stance and is refusing to fight Ladd. SMDH.

Oh and Kevin Lee came in two pounds heavy for the main event but it's still happening. 20% of his purse goes to Barboza.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2018, 08:27:10 AM
Barboza is gonna work Kevin Lee, I'm convinced. It's not like Kevin is a Khabib type wrestler, he's just decent with a good top game. If he can't take someone down like in the first round against Trinaldo, he's gonna take a complete beatdown like he did there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on April 20, 2018, 05:44:07 PM
8 fighters so far have come in overweight this year. 4 have had their fights cancelled. The other 4 have won their fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on April 21, 2018, 01:02:40 PM
Barboza is gonna work Kevin Lee, I'm convinced. It's not like Kevin is a Khabib type wrestler, he's just decent with a good top game. If he can't take someone down like in the first round against Trinaldo, he's gonna take a complete beatdown like he did there.

I hope so. If barboza wins, I win $100.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 21, 2018, 01:24:18 PM
The biggest fuck job ending on that third prelim. Guy doesn’t tap. Ref decides he’s done after the third round ends. Fuck that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2018, 01:32:59 PM
The biggest fuck job ending on that third prelim. Guy doesn’t tap. Ref decides he’s done after the third round ends. Fuck that.

That's actually the rule. If unconscious the fight can be stopped at any time including the end of the third round.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 21, 2018, 01:41:21 PM
The biggest fuck job ending on that third prelim. Guy doesn’t tap. Ref decides he’s done after the third round ends. Fuck that.

That's actually the rule. If unconscious the fight can be stopped at any time including the end of the third round.

Right or not I guess I just don’t like it. Guy was flailing until the last possible second.

RIP Jim Miller
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on April 21, 2018, 03:57:12 PM
Poor Barboza

I can't wait for Lee/Khabib to become the next fight that will never happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 21, 2018, 04:17:05 PM
Toughest guy I have ever seen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 21, 2018, 04:25:24 PM
Shame that Lee’s star making performance came with missing weight. He looked great tonight. Edson can take a beating. Hard not to root for that guy.

And always happy to see Frankie in the win column.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 22, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
Varner>Khabib and Lee
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 23, 2018, 12:36:02 AM
I don't think I'm the only one thinking this as it was echoed online elsewhere but holy shit what a disappointing performance from Cub. Just looked off both physically and mentally, didn't seem to want to be in there at all. Having said that given what he's been through lately it was tough to not feel happy for Frankie.

Also I am completely 100% ok with Jim Miller never fighting again. He's a warrior and one of the best fighters to never hold a belt, always a class act but it's not fun watching him fight anymore. And on that note how the fuck did Hooker not bank a POTN for that one?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on April 24, 2018, 06:21:21 AM
The biggest fuck job ending on that third prelim. Guy doesn’t tap. Ref decides he’s done after the third round ends. Fuck that.

That's actually the rule. If unconscious the fight can be stopped at any time including the end of the third round.

Right or not I guess I just don’t like it. Guy was flailing until the last possible second.

Yeah, late to the game but this was bullshit.  Dvalishvili was literally pedaling the Tour de France at the end of the fight, not sure how you could say he was out.  The closest I came to seeing him out was at the initial DDT.  He can't be allowed to recover after a hard ass fight and sitting in a choke for 45 seconds?  Romero sat on his stool for more time than that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 26, 2018, 05:01:30 AM
You can't even compare the two. Romero got staggered (by Kennedy cheating, FYI) and was able to make it to his corner under his own power. I also find it funny that the "This is bullshit" crowd is refusing to acknowledge not only that IT IS A RULE AND THE REF FOLLOWED THE RULES but also the feedback from guys like Marc Goddard or Big John who completely know the score and agree that the stoppage was justified.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 26, 2018, 06:02:16 AM
re: the pedalling thing, lots of people make jarring movements with their limbs when choked out because they don't really have control over them, and their body is fighting to regain consciousness. I can't imagine a conscious person having dead eyes and pedalling like that after a fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on April 26, 2018, 06:09:21 AM
surprised nobody posted this:

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/23/17269776/disgraced-nfl-vet-greg-hardy-to-make-pro-mma-debut-on-dana-whites-contender-series-ufc
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2018, 06:38:08 AM
surprised nobody posted this:

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/23/17269776/disgraced-nfl-vet-greg-hardy-to-make-pro-mma-debut-on-dana-whites-contender-series-ufc

Trying to ignore it. I will probably never watch that dude fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on April 26, 2018, 06:40:05 AM
It's a dumb fucking rule, regardless.  The ref had 45 seconds to determine if he was out or not and waits until the bell rings to do it.  At that point, the guy's exhausted and is rightfully thinking he can lay there and get a breather because the fight's over.  Just doesn't seem fair to me.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 26, 2018, 07:53:32 AM
So fair in this case would be the ref completely disregarding the rules and screwing Simon out of a win? Riiiiiiiiiight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on April 26, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
I don't think you can definitively say he was out.  That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 26, 2018, 08:47:18 AM
I personally feel that if you want to get even more technical about it the stoppage is justified because the choke wasn't being defended at all and it was sunken incredibly deep, he was simply trying to survive which is not a good look from a ref's perspective. It's the same thing when a guy is getting bombed on with strikes, if he's simply sitting there and taking it rather then defending or attempting to improve whatever position he's in more often then not the fight is going to get called off.

I'm also in the camp though that felt that Kevin Lee's choke over Chiesa was a justified stoppage because of how it looked from the ref's perspective and that in the moment it was legit. Lee had the choke fully locked in and Chiesa's body language was that of a guy who'd went out. Lee was on Rogan's podcast last week and mentioned that maybe Chiesa thought that he could go out and wake back up and still compete and Joe laughed at the suggestion.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 04, 2018, 07:30:56 AM
Colby Covington got aired out by Kelsi Monroe after claiming he had a fourway with a bunch of the porn stars that were ring card girls at the CamSoda event. That dude is just taking L's all over the place.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 04, 2018, 02:05:54 PM
Colby is trying WAY too hard to talk himself into stardom. I get that he has some good wins, but he’s just not a memorable guy in my opinion.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on May 05, 2018, 02:11:02 PM
One of our girls fought and won a kickboxing fight tonight. Our opponent had UFC vet Jordan Rinaldi in her corner.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2018, 02:24:49 AM
KYOJI GUCCI MANNNNNE KILLING UNCLE CREEPY WITH THE FIRST PUNCH IN 9 SECONDS.

Seriously though get that dude back in the UFC. I think him vs Dillashaw is my dream fight right now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 06, 2018, 04:38:55 AM
It was an early stoppage. Man, Ian can’t catch a break. That dude is bad luck.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2018, 11:59:52 PM
He was fucked up when the ref broke it up. He got saved from being sent to the upside down.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 08, 2018, 03:08:17 AM
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The UFC and ESPN announced a “groundbreaking agreement” Tuesday morning.

The promotion and ESPN reached a multi-year media rights agreement for exclusive live UFC content on ESPN+ and several other ESPN television, social and digital platforms in both English and Spanish. The UFC-ESPN deal is set to begin on January 2019.

Sports Business Daily Journal reports the five-year deal is worth $150 million per year.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/5/8/17330818/ufc-to-stream-15-events-more-on-espn-starting-next-year
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 09, 2018, 08:33:34 AM

This has made the rounds quite a bit, people calling him a bully. That guy does look completely out of his depth.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 09, 2018, 10:23:34 AM

This has made the rounds quite a bit, people calling him a bully. That guy does look completely out of his depth.

The first time he dropped him it just looked like the kid caught him with a good shot and he was responding. That combo at the end was unnecessary for a guy in your own gym.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 10, 2018, 04:33:06 PM
Yair has been released by the UFC for turning down fights apparently.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/5/11/17343384/report-yair-rodriguez-cut-by-ufc-for-turning-down-lamas-and-magomedsharipov-bouts-mma
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 10, 2018, 05:21:06 PM
Lmao. That dude is all hype anyway, pretty much anyone with decent grappling would smash him. I'm still surprised cause he's like 25.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2018, 07:05:25 AM
Yair didn't get released for turning down fights, he got released because he made fun of it on twitter and Dana caught feelings.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 14, 2018, 06:11:37 AM
http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/23501236/supreme-court-strikes-federal-law-prohibiting-sports-gambling

i fully expect this folder to go HAM now
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on May 14, 2018, 09:22:44 AM
Unless they have some online shit, I'm still gonna go with other options.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 19, 2018, 12:08:26 AM
When this fight was first announced Maia was +140, now he's +450.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 21, 2018, 03:17:55 PM
14 UFC events thus far in 2018. Zero flyweight main card fights so far and none on the horizon.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on May 21, 2018, 11:07:45 PM
Benavidez/Pettis didn't even make it off of Fight Pass.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 22, 2018, 07:06:58 AM
Which is somehow a fight between the #1 and #5 despite Joe not having fought in a year and a half.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 25, 2018, 07:48:33 AM
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Nick Diaz has been arrested following an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday evening in Las Vegas.

A person within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified Nickolas R. Diaz, 34, who is listed in an online in-custody search for the Clark County Detention Center, as UFC fighter Nick Diaz. The person spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter.

Diaz has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.

https://mmajunkie.com/2018/05/ufc-nick-diaz-arrested-domestic-violence-las-vegas
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on May 25, 2018, 08:41:23 AM
Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 25, 2018, 11:43:15 PM
Till missed weight by 3.5lbs. Thompson’s people are currently negotiating right now for compensation.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 26, 2018, 12:36:57 AM
https://youtu.be/hzhTLb_FEd8

looks depleted here.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 26, 2018, 03:50:20 AM

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 26, 2018, 04:08:38 AM
Should have known that Till isn't a 170 pounder based on all the times he's blown weight. Not having the discipline to make weight is a horrendous sign for his chances too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 26, 2018, 04:21:43 AM
No way the fight happens. Till ain't coming in below 188 tomorrow night.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 26, 2018, 04:36:37 AM
No way the fight happens. Till ain't coming in below 188 tomorrow night.

Sounds like if he can’t make that weight the purse gets renegotiated.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 26, 2018, 05:59:45 AM
What a lot of people are missing is that he only has to be 188 by 1pm tomorrow. Fight time will be a few hours after that, he still has time to rehydrate after. This guy is getting so many gifts out there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 26, 2018, 09:51:12 AM
Jason Knight vs Mr Finland is gonna be some goon shit though. Those dudes are gonna bring it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on May 27, 2018, 01:54:42 AM
Till weighed 187.3 today so the fight is a go. I’m seeing on twitter the rumor of his family emergency is that his girlfriend went into labor this week and he went to the hospital and didn’t finish his cut.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 27, 2018, 07:09:20 AM
Put another one in the win column for the weight blowers.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on May 27, 2018, 07:13:35 AM
I thought Wonderboy did enough to win, even with the knockdown in the fifth.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 27, 2018, 11:56:22 PM
Last week we see Usman win a horribly boring fight, this week Till blows weight and gets a highly controversial decision in what could be classified as a boring fight. All we need now is for Covington to win the interim belt by TKO due to injury and the welterweight curse will be full-blown.

I'm not sure he lost the fight overall but holy shit Jason Knight deserved to lose the fight due to his decision to devote the entire third round to sitting back in rubber guard and doing nothing. 3 losses in a row now for a guy that at one point look like he could be fighting the top level. And speaking of fighters deserving to lose NORDINE WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT SHIT. YOU ARE KILLING THE GUY STANDING AND YOU CHOOSE TO GO FOR A LEGLOCK.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 28, 2018, 10:14:10 AM
I didn’t get the Jason Knight strategy either. Hurt the guy twice in the first round with strikes. Knock him down. Then somehow find a way to jump to guard.

I also gave the fight to Thompson. But it wasn’t an interesting enough fight to care about too much. This point fighting karate shit is getting old.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 28, 2018, 11:33:29 PM
For a dude that's marketed as a killer Wonderboy has been involved in some of the shittiest high-level WW fights of the last few years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 01, 2018, 12:42:10 PM
I just turned on the Utica card and this girls fight between Eubanks and Murphy - they are ranked #2 and #3 in the division? Murphy looks familiar but I can’t think of a single time I’ve ever seen either of these two girls fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 01, 2018, 02:23:20 PM
Ellenberger needs to retire. Prime Jake would have eaten that rib shot like it was nothing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 01, 2018, 02:37:04 PM
I think those people who complained about there being too much MMA were actually right in the long run. I really wanted to watch Rivera/Marlon but I can't be assed to wait any longer and need to move on with my night. The rest of the matchups on this card were horrible as well.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 01, 2018, 03:41:52 PM
So many non-UFC champs have gotten hype, but Moraes is probably the best one who proved the most once he got to the UFC.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 02, 2018, 08:01:51 AM
Shorty Torres hitting dude with the Canadian Destroyer was the best thing all night.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on June 02, 2018, 11:54:20 AM
Got swept in sparring today and broke my arm.  Sucks!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 04, 2018, 12:31:38 AM
Not a great show and it's actually more unfortunate that in this day and age of fans suffering from mma burnout that more people didn't tune in because in the cases of guys like Nathaniel Wood, Shorty Torres, Gregor Gillespie and Marlon Moraes you have guys that could be potentially contending if not winning championship fights within the next few years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 04, 2018, 08:32:23 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/platform/amp/2018/6/3/17331390/josh-emmett-details-hellish-road-back-to-health-following-jeremy-stephens-ko?utm_campaign=mmafighting&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

TL, DR: Jeremy Stephens really, really fucked up Josh Emmett with those elbows.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 04, 2018, 01:16:32 PM
Got swept in sparring today and broke my arm.  Sucks!

Damn dude, thats terrible. Did you try to post on your arm? What did the doctors say?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on June 04, 2018, 01:38:46 PM
Yes, I posted instead of breakfalling, but it happens so fast you just do what comes to mind first.  I go for the cast on Wednesday and will know more then.  The doc who gave the initial examination thought I may need a pin.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 04, 2018, 01:42:05 PM
Damn man, sorry to hear that. I've been doing jiu jitsu for years now and freak accidents like that are so few and far between, but its scary when it does happen.

Hopefully you have a quick recovery
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 05, 2018, 05:32:48 AM
Dana said in an interview that the UFC is looking to bring back the 4pm weigh-in times as soon as possible which from what I can see has been met with resounding disapproval from fighters who are pissed off that a small minority of unprofessionals are ruining it for everybody else. Another option that I saw brought up on twitter (not by the UFC) would be allowing fighters to choose what time they want to be weighed but I doubt that would ever happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 14, 2018, 12:37:14 AM
Of course they signed Greg Hardy to a contract off of his first pro fight and not the guy who showed off a great skillset and won by spinning hook kick. Of course they did.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 21, 2018, 02:02:59 AM
Anybody who has Fight Pass needs to make it a priority to watch the Tuesday night episode of Contenders Series. All finishes, probably the best show they've put on since inception with a record amount of contracts being given out. Absolutely outstanding, makes you realize how good the Fight Night cards could be if they kept them short and stacked them with ranked talent.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 21, 2018, 02:42:57 AM
Will Brooks is fighting on the PFL card today. 7pm show on NBC sports. Check local listing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 21, 2018, 06:27:10 AM
Plus the debut of thicc Kayla Harrison. The majority of the fights on that card include former UFC guys actually.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Ut Ot on June 21, 2018, 08:57:38 AM
They had to fabricate an entire division from whole cloth for Harrison, right? There's no way in hell she could even get down to featherweight, is there?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2018, 12:34:24 AM
Maybe but I'd want to see them run test cuts with her so it's safe. Speaking of Kayla I just read today that UFC fighter Tony Martin is smeshing that. Salute.

Jason High got fuuuuuuuuucked over on one of the worst ref calls I've ever seen and then likely secured his release and a suspension. Caught in a guillotine with no body language or hint that he's tapped or is about to tap and the ref steps in. The athletic comission actually reviews the call and still stands by the ref's decision. High pushes the ref and storms out of the cage throwing chairs and cursing at PFL officials. Buh bye, Jason.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on June 22, 2018, 12:46:20 AM
Also his opponent came in 7 pounds over lol
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2018, 12:49:35 AM
Black people get fucked over and it's caught on video and nothing is done about it in the real world so it shouldn't surprise me that nothing happened in a cage fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2018, 12:50:54 AM
Edit: Wrong thread.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 25, 2018, 12:50:06 AM
Anybody watch the Singapore card?

- The main event at the same time cemented the door closing on Donald Cerrone ever contending at any weight class while also showing that he's not done yet and still has fun fights left in him. Conversely, it definitely slows whatever hype (if any) was behind Leon Edwards. That's a fight he let slip away from him in the later rounds, his cardio and mental focus definitely need work.

- I'm glad Tyson Pedro lost although for 205 overall it sucks that a prospect went down. One of my biggest pet peeves in the entire fucking sport is when guys have their opponent almost put away and choose to engage in needless grappling. Pedro pulled this shit with OSP hurt and got his takedown reversed and seconds later was tapping.

- Petr Yan is the new hot shit at 135. Get him on the Moscow card.

- Song Yadong looked great and even though the dude has been around putting away Felipe Arantes like that was impressive. He's working with Alpha Male now so he's got a great ceiling, would like to see him get some better exposure on PPV undercards going forward because as far as Asian prospects go he's one of the few they have.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 27, 2018, 05:23:18 AM
Johny Hendricks just announced his retirement on MMA Junkie Radio. Well done, USADA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 27, 2018, 08:17:58 AM
I scored Hendricks/GSP a draw, the first Lawler fight for Lawler and the 2nd for Hendricks.  Such a crazy run of fights and MMA news.  Would have like to have seen the Woodley fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 27, 2018, 08:22:53 AM
He probably had one of the hardest roads of any contender at any weight class in recent memory. Pierce, Fitch, Koscheck, Kampmann and Condit all to have that controversial fight with GSP and then win the belt back is a great moment for him.

Then again, he was almost certainly juiced to fuck during that run. The minute USADA came in he fell off a cliff.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 27, 2018, 09:26:10 AM
I scored Hendricks/GSP a draw, the first Lawler fight for Lawler and the 2nd for Hendricks.  Such a crazy run of fights and MMA news.  Would have like to have seen the Woodley fight.

I also flipped the judges scores from both Hendricks/Lawler fights. He was so fun to watch for a while.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 27, 2018, 09:27:45 AM
Hendricks wasn't on anything more than anyone else was on. Everyone was on steroids including the guys who beat him. His run was super fun and I don't think he'd admit to being juiced up, but I think almost everyone can agree that the sport was better when everyone was a juicy juice boy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on June 27, 2018, 01:52:45 PM
how did Johny's retirement get play over Rashad's man

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkihVTkHYf5/?hl=en&taken-by=sugarashadevans

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Deciding to retire was the toughest decision of my life because everything in me told me I need to keep fighting. I've fought my whole life in some form since I could remember so saying goodbye to my long time companion is hard. Fighting to me has never been about the actual fight itself. It was that in between space that exists in the fight where the "I" completely dissolves & I transform into something else. In that space the fear, doubt, negativity & life worries could never follow me. Shedding these worldly feelings to just be in the space of pure expression is something I will miss very much. Riding the emotional rollercoaster that a big fight brings is the most amazing feeling in the world and going through those experiences have made me grow into a strong man that I'm thankful for. I want to thank all my fans out there who have supported me during this journey. You fans have inspired me so much throughout the years. Many times when I couldn't find the motivation to push myself I thought about you guys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for pushing me in every way to be the person I am today. Even the "haters" deserve a thank you because you guys provided a deep well a motivation to draw from. Thank you to the UFC for giving me the platform to live my dream. Thank you to Dana White who is one of the most caring ppl I know, even though he hides it very well with his tough exterior. Thank you to Lorenzo Fertitta who bought me my first nice suits & who always made sure he let me know he valued me as person rather than just a fighter. Thank you to all my coaches throughout the years. Thank you to Mike Vanarsdale and Joaquin Rodriguez who were two of my favorite coaches they brought out the best competitor in me. Thank you to Mike Winkeljohn who had the ability to know exactly what standup technique was gonna end the fight. Winks was like a psychic sometimes with his pre fight prophecies. Lol. Thank you Henri Hooft, Greg Jackson, Chris Lutrell, Mario Sperry, Greg Jones, Kami Barzani, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Rolles Gracie, Jon Chaimberg, Rodney Brewer, Tony Villani, Andrew Spruill, Roan "Jucao" Carneiro & my man Mark Henry. Excited for what’s next!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 27, 2018, 03:56:44 PM
It’s probably an Yves Edwards situation. Something I’ve heard him say where it’s frustrating when you’re an older fighter and you’ve learned so much about the sport, it’s about that time where your body, reflexes, and chin just aren’t what they used to be. And even though you know what it takes to win, you just can’t.

The last few years have been tough to watch, but I’ve always been a Rashad fan.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2018, 12:22:27 AM
Rashad is probably one of the better examples of somebody who, from an athletic perspective possessed all of the tools to be complete in mma but did not have a fighters heart or mindset. The Sean Salmon and Chuck Liddell knockouts did a great job of pulling the wool over the fans eyes and convinced them that this was somebody who was an exciting guy to watch when in reality the majority of his career fights were average to horrendously boring. The analogy of "Owns a Ferrari, won't drive it above 25 mph" was a fantastic way to describe Rashad as a fighter.

This is in now way throwing shade towards his wins and accomplishments in the sport. One of the true gentleman out there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2018, 05:28:09 AM
https://www.mmamania.com/2018/6/28/17513444/vitor-belfort-suddenly-jacked-there-absolutely-no-reason-to-be-suspicious

Took him a month and a half to get back on the gear. Bellator, here we come.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 28, 2018, 07:22:59 AM
RIZIN babay
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2018, 08:34:13 AM
Vitor vs Cro-Cop. Bah gawd it could happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 29, 2018, 09:36:12 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/6/29/17519328/attorney-nlrb-plans-to-file-complaint-against-ufc-in-leslie-smith-case

This could turn out to be a very, very big deal. UFC fucked up cutting Smith and now they've got a federal labour board looking into their shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brodypedia on July 02, 2018, 03:43:41 AM
http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/23974326/former-ufc-stars-chuck-liddell-tito-ortiz-agree-third-mma-fight

This was already kind of announced...but it's making the rounds today again. Date TBA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 03, 2018, 07:48:11 AM
Rashad is probably one of the better examples of somebody who, from an athletic perspective possessed all of the tools to be complete in mma but did not have a fighters heart or mindset. The Sean Salmon and Chuck Liddell knockouts did a great job of pulling the wool over the fans eyes and convinced them that this was somebody who was an exciting guy to watch when in reality the majority of his career fights were average to horrendously boring. The analogy of "Owns a Ferrari, won't drive it above 25 mph" was a fantastic way to describe Rashad as a fighter.

This is in now way throwing shade towards his wins and accomplishments in the sport. One of the true gentleman out there.

As a Rashad fan this feels pretty accurate. It was hard to watch him in the end because unless I'm just going thru my own revisionist history about him... he always seemed like a guy with a bad chin but great recovery ability. I'm remembering way too many fights during his prime where he gets stunned/staggered noticeably. You combine this with the fact that it seemed like he had no top control most of the time when he would finally get people down and they would usually pop back up within ten or fifteen seconds it's kinda surprising that he won a lot of those fights.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 03, 2018, 09:04:59 AM
Early in his career he was so inept in grappling that he would take guys down and land in side control and he'd immediately navigate back to guard because he had no clue what the fuck he was doing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on July 05, 2018, 12:33:11 AM
He did beat the fuck out of Forrest, though.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 07, 2018, 04:03:04 AM
So the TUF Finale last night went almost 4 hours for the main card. Thank fucking god I watched the Fight Pass replay and was able to fast forward through most of the bullshit. Stylebender looked great in the main event but it was a tempered performance compared to how he's wrecked guys in the past but Tavares is no joke, super impressive that in his 3rd UFC fight Israel dominated a top ten opponent like it was nothing. Both of the TUF winners looked horrible and both fights sucked, they need to put that show out to pasture and should have done so years ago.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 13, 2018, 12:45:44 AM
So, Brendan Schaub outed Dana for fucking Ronda. How 'bout that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on July 13, 2018, 02:32:04 AM
Ewww.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 13, 2018, 08:18:02 AM
Mama White p. much exposed that kinda stuff years ago in an interview saying he's gonna find a way to get any attractive woman he employs in bed eventually.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 16, 2018, 11:38:46 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQwXEBAHlN/

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Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him.
Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2018, 12:27:38 AM
Also the photo he posted on Instagram chilling in the studio with Migos....look in that dudes eyes and tell me he's ever going to fight again. Man was rollin' deeeeeeeeeep.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 17, 2018, 01:36:00 AM
honestly this stuff just really makes me wonder about the Trump/Putin/MMA link.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 12:29:18 AM
Chris Leben is coming out of retirement to face Phil Baroni in a bare knuckle boxing match.

No, I am not high.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 04:55:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45jRpsN3p7U

I recently stumbled across the music that's featured in this trailer and it reminded me of how incredible this was to see for the first time. I will argue until something better comes along that this is the finest piece of work that the UFC has ever put together to hype a fight. Legitimately breathtaking.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 19, 2018, 08:08:16 AM
Agreed.  Such an incredible piece and then the size of the story that Ronda's downfall became.  Its wild to remember.  If Holly had waited for it, I think Ronda could've taken that rematch.  Nunes wouldv'e gotten to her soon after.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 08:22:54 AM
I love how they have bootleg Herb Dean facing them off at the end too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 21, 2018, 04:48:26 PM
I keep forgetting that the Shogun card is Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 22, 2018, 04:43:22 AM
I was trying to find out why a guy who recently lost to Chris Camozzi was billed ahead of Struve/Tybura, but then this dude he's fighting has over 1 million followers.

https://www.instagram.com/abuazaitar/?hl=en

I don't know who he is, but an MMA fighter making their UFC debut and having that much of a social media following is unheard of.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 22, 2018, 07:37:37 AM
He's kind of like a Moroccan athletic icon already... I don't know how but I know the Azaitar brothers are a big deal over in that region of the world.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on July 22, 2018, 08:03:06 AM
RIP SHOGUN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2018, 11:44:58 AM

Lmao wrecked.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 23, 2018, 12:46:26 AM
I'm kinda glad my Fight Pass stream kept crapping out and I forced myself to look at the spoilers. 7 hours for an mma event is insane, I really hope that ESPN forces the UFC to reevaluate their pacing and structuring of cards.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 23, 2018, 03:36:28 AM
Also are we really talking about Anthony Smith as a contender? Is this how far LHW has fallen? He's had 43 fights and has been in the game for a decade and lost to C-level competition and because he blows through two guys who've chins were cracked a long time ago he's making noise? Come the fuuuuuuuck on.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 23, 2018, 04:08:05 AM
All of his recent wins are over big "names" when you include the Lombard TKO as well.  Now, he has to be put into contender fights at this point simply because of beating Shogun and his bloated "ranking".

Latifi/OSP/Overtime matchups will bring him back down to Earth.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 23, 2018, 04:23:29 AM
If knocking out somebody who's taken 3 lifetimes worth of damage is impressive then just cancel the 205 division already.

The fucked up part is that the division is so worthless he could conceivably find himself in a #1 contender fight next against Latifi, OSP or Volkan. I think the UFC keeps Gustaffson away from a title eliminator because of the way DC sat him down, they'll wait until the belt becomes vacant.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 01:19:14 AM
(https://i.redd.it/tvnemkyi87c11.png)

Conor deleted this tweet a few mins after it was taken up, Khabib is in Calgary this weekend for a Q and A. Let the speculation run wild.

In other news he's paying a fine and doing anger management therapy for the UFC 223 incident in Brooklyn, he's also to abide by a peace bond and is required to stay away from Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa until July of 2020. Case is closed now and I imagine he's free to compete.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 26, 2018, 04:55:35 AM
Would be awesome if they announced the fight here.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 05:08:02 AM
Speaking of Calgary nothing horrible has happened to Saturday's card yet which can only mean that the MMA Gods are gearing up for a triple-dropout the day of the fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on July 26, 2018, 05:51:50 AM
This free card is better than any PPV they have put on all year, possibly longer.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 26, 2018, 06:00:41 AM
And as best I can tell there are still tons of tickets, to the point they dropped prices (right after I bought mine of course). Not sure if people were gun-shy about the card remaining intact, the ticket prices, or both.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 07:06:07 AM
Still expensive as fuck it seems. Floor seats are going from around $160-350 but yeah the place definitely isn't sold out.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on July 26, 2018, 07:26:42 AM
Calgary got hit hard by the oil crash. It’s recovering but it’s not like it was before. Plus Stampede was last week. People only have so much money.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 26, 2018, 07:39:41 AM
Really hoping I keep my row to myself but I imagine people with worse tickets will vulture them. Regardless, not often you get to see three former world champions so should be a great card.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 11:12:05 AM
Fucking mma burnout. There should have been a thread made about this card weeks ago and in a just world it would be at 2 pages minimum already.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 28, 2018, 09:04:38 AM
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this is like one of those trtsm super facts now, where kreese spills some insider wrestling knowledge that only we know. RIP UFC Kreese facts
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 28, 2018, 09:45:16 AM
The way bums/projects try to call out DC and he just calmly buries the fuck out of them makes me laugh every single time.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 28, 2018, 12:37:11 PM
JOE SAYYYYY FUCKING ALDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 28, 2018, 01:12:54 PM
BAH GAWDDDDDDDDDDDD I think Calgary got repaid with those last three fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 28, 2018, 05:27:10 PM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 28, 2018, 06:09:06 PM
Hindsight and all but lol at people buying into Stephens. Loved Diamond getting it done tonight too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on July 29, 2018, 01:10:31 AM

jesus christ imagine if this happened ten years ago in a Spike main event, people would still be talking about it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 29, 2018, 02:07:00 AM
In the sober light of day Stephens was on his way to winning before that perfect body shot. Fun show and a trillion times better than 149.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 30, 2018, 12:06:27 AM
So, to recap going into this fight we have Eddie Alvarez doing the following....

- Calling Poirier a quitter for getting blasted with grounded knees that he in all likelihood threw intentionally
- Grabbing the fence during the guillotine choke
- Grabbing the fence while in mount
- Putting his fingers inside Dustin's ear
- Throws illegal elbow, 100% intentional

Then he gets absolutely smoked. That might have been the most satisfying beatdown I've seen ever. Go back to Philly and drop Mark Henry off in Jersey on the way there you fucking mook. You're never sniffing a title shot ever again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 02, 2018, 09:39:40 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl--rtAhKjh/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1di8pzdimgqso
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 09, 2018, 11:58:43 AM
https://www.apnews.com/7f386a0d949c43d390023ee616f282d2?utm_medium=APEastRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Holy shit
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 10, 2018, 12:31:22 AM
Assuming this is true it's fair to say that this is likely the doctor that Kevin Randleman was talking about when he referred to being molested when he was younger.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 10, 2018, 12:38:30 AM
(https://i.redd.it/cfcnxnr0v3f11.jpg)

Paul Harris is eating allllllllllll the horse meat.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 15, 2018, 07:07:36 AM
Sounds like Andrea Lee got beaten down by her Nazi husband whom she recently went out of her way to defend and justify him having Nazi tats. She's probably regretting it now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 21, 2018, 10:13:56 AM
Evan Dunham will be retiring after his Sept 22nd fight with Francisco Trinaldo. YPOV will be pouring one out that night.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on August 22, 2018, 01:01:04 AM
Evan Dunham will be retiring after his Sept 22nd fight with Francisco Trinaldo. YPOV will be pouring one out that night.

Thats a shame. I've always liked Dunham, he always brought the fight. I didn't realize he's already 36 (turning 37 this year). Looking at his record, I thought he won more of his fights than he did (11-7 in the UFC, but losses to every big name he fought outside of a 2015 Joe Lauzon decision).

I do remember he lost splits to Sherk and RDS that could have (or should have in the Sherk case) gone the other way, though.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 24, 2018, 03:00:02 AM
RIZIN announced that the main event of it's next card will be Kyoji Horiguchi vs Tenshin in a kickboxing fight. That's fucking wild. Diego Brandao vs Daron Cruickshank on that card too and MIRKOOOOOOOOOO CRO-COPUHHHHHHHHHH returning too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 25, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
Vick looked shell shocked after that knockout. Great win for Justin. Felder was saying that Vick was trying to take him down long after the fight when Garthue was going to check on him after. He was so far gone.

Overall this was a kickass night of fights. Lot more good than bad.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on August 26, 2018, 01:09:27 AM
JoJo won...that’s all I need right now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 27, 2018, 12:32:49 AM
And Fili got a karma screwjob for his "win" over Bermudez back in January.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 28, 2018, 07:43:01 AM
It's been years since I've really posted there but the Sherdog forums are the WORST.  Everyone knows everything about everything ever.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 29, 2018, 12:47:59 AM
I don't post anywhere outside of here. I'm loyal to you dudes.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 29, 2018, 02:38:16 AM
I don't post anywhere outside of here. I'm loyal to you dudes.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on August 29, 2018, 02:41:00 AM
I don't post anywhere outside of here. I'm loyal to you dudes.

Same here.  I just visit that shithole from time to time.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 29, 2018, 03:18:57 AM
yeah it's good for breaking news. It breaks news faster than the main site and it has been that way for years because the main site sucks at news updates. The forums do a good job of getting information from better sources.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2018, 12:48:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXcUVw0Ah7c

Uh, holy shit. Cerrone just threw Jackson-Wink wayyyyyyyyyy the fuck under the bus.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 30, 2018, 02:13:14 AM
Joe Rogan saying he heard the same from other fighters says a lot, as well as their poor record the past few years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2018, 02:20:46 AM
The only true fighter that was successful who came up under Wink is Holm. Cerrone, Diego, GSP, Condit, Jones, Dodson.....all of them are Jackson dudes.

Also if what he said re: people coming in off the street and paying a fee to spar with seasoned pro's is true.....damn.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 30, 2018, 06:43:24 AM
https://mmajunkie.com/2018/08/ufc-nick-diaz-domestic-assault-charges-dropped-las-vegas

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After hearing the state wouldn’t move forward, Las Vegas Justice Court judge Amy Chelini dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning the charges can’t be refiled at a later date. (Read the court document here.) She didn’t fault the district attorney’s office and indicated the alleged victim’s story didn’t stand up in court.

“The frustrating thing for me is we have a lot of true victims out there and when you see stuff like this, and you take strained resources from the true victims, and it’s frustrating for the court,” Chelini said. “But you did the right thing. And it’s not you. I’m more upset with people calling 9-1-1 because they’re pissed off.”


coming from a presiding judge, those are strong words.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2018, 06:45:15 AM
Breaking: Nick Diaz turns down guaranteed multi-million dollar payday for title shot, fans of his continue to contend he's a top-level fighter.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 30, 2018, 06:56:47 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl3zzgDU4AAoQNW.jpg)

that's just like, your opinion, man
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2018, 07:39:19 AM
He's a B+ fighter that has a couple of A- wins.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 30, 2018, 08:44:59 AM
He's a B+ fighter that has a couple of A- wins.

I don’t even know about A- wins.

His Strikeforce wins were a broken down Frank Shamrock, lightweight KJ Noons way out of his weight class, Scott Smith who’s just target practice for decent fighters, 50/50 Cyborg... and then that great slugfest against Daley.

One win since returning to the ufc. And that’s against Penn who’s record at welterweight is awful.

I like watching Diaz fight. He’s a name. Not a contender.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2018, 09:05:04 AM
Gomi when Fireball Kid was probably top five LW in the world at the time is more or less the one I'm referring to.

But top level fighters don't lose to Joe fucking Riggs. They just don't.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 30, 2018, 10:08:00 AM
Being the only guy to KO Robbie before his chin cracked is a legendary accomplishment. Being the only guy to KO Paul Daley is another legit accomplishment. SMFH FUCKIN HATERS

The Condit loss was a nothing fight, the Silva fight was more of the same. GSP legit dominated him points-wise, but it didn't feel like a beatdown. Compare that to GSP's decision wins over Fitch or Koscheck the second time.

Nick Diaz could beat Darren Till if Till engaged with him. If he stepped in and out with the Condit strategy of keeping him at distance to avoid a real war, then Till would win a boring decision. If he engaged with him though, Diaz would KO that chin due to the drain of the weight cut, BELIEVE THAT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 30, 2018, 11:41:28 AM
The Gomi and Lawler wins were gangster as hell. But other than Daley (who’s never quite been a top guy) what’s his last big win in the last dozen years or so? In a fight career that’s pushing 40 fights how many of his wins are real big ones?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 31, 2018, 01:04:22 AM
Being the only guy to KO Robbie before his chin cracked is a legendary accomplishment. Being the only guy to KO Paul Daley is another legit accomplishment. SMFH FUCKIN HATERS

The Condit loss was a nothing fight, the Silva fight was more of the same. GSP legit dominated him points-wise, but it didn't feel like a beatdown. Compare that to GSP's decision wins over Fitch or Koscheck the second time.

Nick Diaz could beat Darren Till if Till engaged with him. If he stepped in and out with the Condit strategy of keeping him at distance to avoid a real war, then Till would win a boring decision. If he engaged with him though, Diaz would KO that chin due to the drain of the weight cut, BELIEVE THAT

I love watching Nick fight, he's been in some great scraps. The Daley fight in particular might be the best under-one-round fight in mma history. He's just not a top guy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on August 31, 2018, 02:00:56 AM
He's not a GOAT-level fighter like GSP or Silva. But he's arguably in the tier below that, along with guys like Lawler, Hendricks, etc.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 31, 2018, 02:05:53 AM
Yeah, the B level tier. He's probably at the top of that tier but he's definitely not a GOAT-level guy. Nate is clearly the more talented of the two and has way more top wins at times when the guys he beat were relevant.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 04, 2018, 10:11:09 AM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 04, 2018, 10:19:40 AM
post/av
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on September 07, 2018, 12:31:57 AM
Melvin Guillard KO’d some dude in a bar in Denver on Monday and hit a woman. He’s got a warrant now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 07, 2018, 04:19:59 AM
Melvin Guillard KO’d some dude in a bar in Denver on Monday and hit a woman. He’s got a warrant now.

https://deadspin.com/ex-ufc-fighter-melvin-guillard-wanted-by-cops-for-flatt-1828888150
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 12, 2018, 06:59:11 AM
(https://i.redd.it/3z6zeyb4vul11.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on September 12, 2018, 07:04:24 AM
Age in the Cage 3
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 12, 2018, 07:05:15 AM
I hope they stack the undercard with old school UFC vets and one-offs. Somebody dust off Matt Lindland.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 14, 2018, 12:42:28 AM
Mairbek Taisumov missed weight by 6 pounds for his fight in Moscow tomorrow, 40% of his purse goes to Desmond Green. LOL.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 15, 2018, 07:00:14 AM
Lol Oleinik continues his big run by finishing Hunt.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 16, 2018, 11:03:26 PM
Hunt getting wobbled by a grazing temple shot was pretty concerning. Overall a meh card and it didn't help that the last two events were violence-fests. Jan Blachowicz looked great and should likely be in a #1 contender fight next but the fact that he lost to Patrick Cummins a year and a half ago is a hilarious and sad indictment of just how fucked up LHW is as a weight class.

Magomed Ankalaev is somebody I'm keeping an eye on, his debut was probably the most impressed I've ever been with a guy who went on to lose the fight as he almost racked up three 10-8 rounds in a row before getting caught with literally seconds left in the third round. I figured he'd look strong again and he did.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 17, 2018, 03:23:32 AM
Johny Hendricks is fighting Bellator vet Brennan Ward at the next Bare Knuckle Boxing show.

This is not a joke.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 17, 2018, 02:46:21 PM
Probably at heavyweight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 18, 2018, 12:37:47 AM
Kid Yamamoto passed away at 41.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/9/18/17873110/japanese-legend-norifumi-kid-yamamoto-dies-at-age-41
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 19, 2018, 12:47:35 AM
RIP to one of the OG's of lightweight fighting who at one point was considered the P4P best in the game. When MMA revolved around Japan in the early 2000's he was THE guy, I read that his kickboxing match against Masato on NYE drew 30 million viewers which is fucking insane, no North American fighter can come close to touching those numbers especially on New Years.

RIZIN in a few weeks is going to be super emotional with his protégé Kyoji Horiguchi taking on Tenshin in a kickboxing bout which is an eerie parallel to Kid's fight in 2004.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 20, 2018, 10:03:01 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn9sDqwA6b1/



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@kid_yamamoto is a fuckin beast, so many people would have gave up last year with what this MAN had to endure, another level of Champion, unparalleled will power, there’s is levels to this shit and KID is at the top... thank you @melchormanibusan so much for everything you did and I know you would do the same for all of us 😢... Nori (Kid) messaged me a few months ago asking to come and stay in Hawaii to visit, But kid never showed up, @rich_chou called me one day and told me Kid is sick and is in Guam, Kid would always make me feel so important even when he was the biggest fighting star in Japan and the world thank you for always believing in me
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 20, 2018, 12:23:34 PM
damn, nobody's talking about conor's new contract? This sport must really be bush league again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 20, 2018, 12:25:42 PM
Sad news, Glenn Robinson suddenly passed away. RIP
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 20, 2018, 04:16:25 PM
damn, nobody's talking about conor's new contract? This sport must really be bush league again.

Sorry fam busy day in 909 Land.

He won't fight out that contract.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 21, 2018, 12:46:05 AM
Getting his whiskey on the canvas for all of his fights is a pretty sweet deal on his part. No one else could have pulled that off.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2018, 01:40:47 AM
Conor is the best trash-talker in the history of the game. The references that he was dropping on Khabib likely flew over the heads of 95% of both media and fans but they were fucking brilliant, then mocking Ali Abdel-Aziz as a terrorist snitch and bringing up his son that he's a deadbeat dad to, fucking genius.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 22, 2018, 04:27:38 PM
Sam Alvey had his sixteenth ufc fight tonight’s. He’s never fought on a ppv.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on September 22, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
Barao. Good lord. Losing to a guy who doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry. USADA or not what a decline.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on September 23, 2018, 02:03:15 AM
Barao. Good lord. Losing to a guy who doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry. USADA or not what a decline.

He missed weight as well and is now 2-6 in his last eight fights. I imagine he's cut after this.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 23, 2018, 02:22:58 AM
I skipped this event because it looked like trash but I did see Sakai cement himself as a prospect.

Also, I didn't want to see Alvey take advantage of Legendary Lil Nog's fading status, so when I saw the result this morning LOL
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on September 23, 2018, 02:26:05 AM

It's crazy to think him and Big Nog are twins, and he did this 7 years after Big Nog had that dramatic old dawg win over Schaub. That just shows how bad a fighter Sam Alvey is.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 23, 2018, 11:20:39 PM
Serious question: is Charles Oliviera the greatest submission fighter in UFC history? He beat Royce's record on Saturday  and even before beating it his accomplishments were arguably more impressive because he's fighting modern day athletes with no gi and a limited ruleset.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 24, 2018, 03:08:31 AM
Social media is poppin' off that Eddie Alvarez is finalizing a deal with ONE FC. If so, wow. Didn't see that coming. I don't think there's anything wrong with an OG vet like Eddie fighting for the biggest payday at this point in his career but at the same time you can't say that he has any interest in fighting top level competition because if he did he'd be re-signing with the UFC or going back to Bellator.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 30, 2018, 11:43:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I636W2yxfCw&feature=youtu.be

TENSHIN VS KYOJI GUCCI MANE WATCH THIS SHIT BEFORE IT GETS TAKEN DOWN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 13, 2018, 12:54:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj7AIEc7Yps

Hyped for the fight but pretty concerned about Max still slurring his words.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 13, 2018, 06:21:12 AM
Social media is poppin' off that Eddie Alvarez is finalizing a deal with ONE FC. If so, wow. Didn't see that coming. I don't think there's anything wrong with an OG vet like Eddie fighting for the biggest payday at this point in his career but at the same time you can't say that he has any interest in fighting top level competition because if he did he'd be re-signing with the UFC or going back to Bellator.

Sounds like this is a done deal. Hopefully Eddie is getting a serious payday.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 24, 2018, 04:20:42 AM

I would be very surprised by DJ not trying to get his title back.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 24, 2018, 04:54:25 AM
I wonder if anything is written into the contract about either guy returning at any point. I want to see Askren in the UFC but not if it means we see MM leave.

Having said that, good chance Johnson is getting a sick payday being that his manager is also a VP in ONE.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 24, 2018, 05:30:36 AM
I’d love to see Ben in the UFC. But not at the risk of the goat. I want to see a hungry MM fighting for his title again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 24, 2018, 07:55:34 AM
Anybody with above- average takedown defence would give Askren problems. I don't see him having any chance against Woodley, Covington or Usman.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 24, 2018, 08:10:09 AM
http://teameverlast.everlast.com/the-dwyer-score-ufc-fight-night-volkan-oezdemir-vs-anthony-smith/

So only 3 fighters (THREE!) on the entire card for Saturday have won their last fight and Anthony Smith is the only one with a winning streak...……at two fights. The scoring doesn't include guys like Chris Fishgold making their debuts cause his win streak is real good but holy shit this is the loser-est card in forever.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on October 27, 2018, 02:57:41 PM
Patrick Cummins still sucks.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on October 27, 2018, 02:58:58 PM
Anybody with above- average takedown defence would give Askren problems. I don't see him having any chance against Woodley, Covington or Usman.

Actually, Askren and Woodley are training partners and won’t fight. But those other two? If Askren is still at a high level, I think he DECs them pretty easy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on October 27, 2018, 10:00:44 PM
I don't think I've ever changed my opinion on a fighter as much as I have on Anthony Smith. I guess the weight cut really had an effect on him. His jiu jitsu is legit even though he made a dumb mistake to not get up in the second round, when Volkan just rode him out for two minutes. He seems to be a good tactical striker also, and has good range and reach.

I think he has the style to beat Cormier and Gus at 205, but not Roided Jones or Rumble. In the USADA era, I still have to see Jones perform to get a good read on him.

Volkan's RNC defence was p. bad but he was getting worn down before that anyway.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 28, 2018, 07:32:23 AM
Smith is a walking indictment of LHW. And he's not that good either. Dom Reyes would fuck him up if that fight happens.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 28, 2018, 07:37:08 AM
Great win for Smith. But LHW is just a bad division right now. I hope he’s really turned the corner and is as good as he’s showing. But I’m leaning towards it being a paper thin division outside of DC, Jones, and Gus.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 29, 2018, 12:07:43 AM
Smith is a gritty action fighter who's good everywhere and not great anywhere. He lost to Mutante and Santos at MW and was also getting beaten by both Lombard and Andrew Sanchez prior to finishing them in the 3rd, much like the Volkan fight. I have nothing against him personally but he won the lottery by fighting Rashad and Shogun in a row prior to getting this fight. I'll echo the sentiments that he doesn't get past DC, Gus or Jones and I think the wrestling of guys like Corey Anderson and Misha would give him a lot of trouble.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 02, 2018, 05:10:12 AM
Sijara Eubanks missed weight, which I suppose we all should have expected after 1. blowing it at the TUF finale and 2. all the jawing she was doing after losing the main event at 230.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 02, 2018, 05:30:55 AM
Sijara Eubanks missed weight, which I suppose we all should have expected after 1. blowing it at the TUF finale and 2. all the jawing she was doing after losing the main event at 230.

It’s pretty damn funny. She’s been non stop on twitter bitching about losing this title fight. I’ve never seen her fight. And her record is crap. But he twitter trash talk was fun... and now this.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 02, 2018, 08:06:00 AM
She appeared to be a decent fighter on TUF.  WAY better than her record would indicate.

The problem with taking her seriously as a legit threat is two-fold:

1) Its the TUF crew, so they're a step down from the top level women (ex: the Strawweight season just getting murdered one by one by Joanna)
2) She can't ever make weight.  She's clearly a smaller bantamweight, and just clings desperately to the size advantage.


Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 02, 2018, 11:16:40 AM
Somebody make a thread for the show so we all have a place to talk about Weidman getting plastic surgery.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 02, 2018, 12:54:23 PM
wait what

I forgot this card was even happening this week.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 04, 2018, 11:35:32 PM
http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25181251/floyd-mayweather-schedules-bout-rizin-fighting-federation

BAHHHH GAWWWWD
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 05, 2018, 12:31:06 AM
Anybody who thinks this will be anything other then a boxing match is fooling themselves. Floyd isn't dumb enough to try anything beyond straight hands against Tenshin otherwise he's a dead man.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 05, 2018, 03:39:51 AM
Agreed that it will be boxing rules. But Floyd fighting under an MMA banner, especially in a foreign country, is huge news. He hasn't fought outside of Vegas since '05 as well.

This could potentially be a huge boost for Rizin's popularity too, I don't know enough about the business to know. But Floyd has global name recognition. He is particularly popular in Japan, and this may get many locals to give Rizin a chance that otherwise wouldn't have.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on November 05, 2018, 04:30:48 AM
I'm guessing it will be an "exhibition" match.  Tenshin is a top 10 fighter in his class who is undefeated so I doubt Rizin would risk him getting finished by Mayweather in a straight boxing match.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 05, 2018, 07:12:46 AM
And on the other hand Floyd isn't going to risk his 0 either. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a work much like the Fedor/Aoki exhibition grappling match a few years back.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 07, 2018, 06:43:08 AM
Or he's already backpedaling: 

https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/11/7/18072798/floyd-mayweather-shoots-down-misleading-news-of-tenshin-nasukawa-fight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on November 10, 2018, 03:29:35 PM
Mike Perry sucks but I feel like we all knew that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2018, 03:36:40 PM
Mike Perry sucks but I feel like we all knew that.

He’s a blast when it’s just fistfighting.

Goddamn that Cowboy win was a feel good moment.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2018, 04:20:27 PM
Jesus!

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 10, 2018, 04:21:08 PM
Only fitting after the theatrics with the posing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2018, 04:22:46 PM
What a goddamn fight! Seeing Sung get flatlined at the very last second was so damn shocking.

I thought Yair was going to win initially. I didn’t think he’d get it at 24:59. I was into the fight and wasn’t scoring it that closely. Was he losing?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2018, 04:22:57 PM
holy shit
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 10, 2018, 04:33:32 PM
I will add too what’s with the commentary team. Expiring Fox deal and all but still.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on November 10, 2018, 09:05:45 PM
I thought Yair was going to win initially. I didn’t think he’d get it at 24:59. I was into the fight and wasn’t scoring it that closely. Was he losing?

It was an extremely close fight that I had 3-2 for Jung until the last second.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 14, 2018, 01:08:49 AM
I had it 3-1 Jung and it seems like the judges did too. Fucking crazy fight though. FOTY, KOOTY and Comeback all wrapped up into one.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 19, 2018, 12:48:08 AM
Solid card on Saturday night, really good and measured performance by Ponzi. Magny is good enough to beat top guys on nights when he's on but this was a fight Ponzi was supposed to win and he looked great. Awesome jab, brutal leg kicks, cardio held up. I'd like to see him take on Till next.

Darren Elkins got brutalized (again) and honestly should think about hanging them up. The Mirsad comeback win was one for the ages and a great moment for him but with each fight that goes by the case for him being an average fighter who's just ridiculously tough gets stronger. I know that it's unlikely but if they could get Lamas to fill in and fight Moicano on the Toronto card in a few weeks that would be sick.

I really hope that Pantoja is one of the flyweights that they keep around and move up to BW, dude is ridiculously good. Since 2008 he's only lost to Formiga and Dustin Ortiz and the latter fight was really close too. 
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on November 24, 2018, 12:58:34 AM
Ngannou looked revitalized. The Champ hype is back, and it's deserved.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 24, 2018, 03:47:42 PM
Chuck Liddell will be 49 in a few weeks. Looked every bit of it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 25, 2018, 06:26:27 AM
Caught a vid of the fight. I couldn’t believe that Chuck didn’t even have one good somewhat quick punch in the tank. Not one. Wanderlei/Rampage were fighting at light speed compared to what he showed.

This made me even more scared of the Anderson/Israel debacle upcoming.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 25, 2018, 07:48:08 AM
I caught the fight on YouTube last night. He was so painfully slow. Tito celebrating after beating that version of Chuck Liddell was sad to see.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 26, 2018, 12:22:33 AM
Ngannou looked revitalized. The Champ hype is back, and it's deserved.

I think the Blaydes hype needs to be walked back a bit, concurrently. His head movement was horrible and Ngannou read it quickly and put him away quickly because of it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 27, 2018, 03:45:41 AM
Sage Northcut’s contract is up and not being renewed as of now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 28, 2018, 10:42:17 AM
It's not being renewed period. Dana is trying to sell the "He needs time outside the UFC, we'll take him back eventually" line but the real reason is because Sage wanted money they wouldn't pay him. He was offered a fight against Wonderboy on the ESPN debut card in Brooklyn and turned it down.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 28, 2018, 11:36:46 AM
Ehh. Dana had gone back on a ton of “this is final” statements.

I know he’s young. But he has some serious gaps to fill to fight the top guys in the ufc. Probably is for the best if he goes elsewhere for a bit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 03, 2018, 01:21:19 AM
Nobody watched either card on the weekend?

- Rick Glenn vs Kevin Aguilar got robbed for FOTN on Friday, everybody should watch that one. Really good stuff.
- Benavidez winning made me feel happy, the dude has had a rough road recently and with him holding a win over Cejudo and being former teammates with Dillashaw I hope he can get one last title shot in before his skills hit a decline.
- Don't know anything about either TUF winners though I knew who Kinzaid was because of her Invicta fights so I guess Chaison is okay cause she beat her?
- Usman is a talented, horribly boring and ineffective fighter. Keep him the fuck away from top fights until he learns to finish. RDA needs to fight a grappler or striker next to get some confidence back, in 2017 you could make an argument for him being Fighter of The Year and in 2018 he's 0-2 and has had back to back horrible stylistic matchups.
- SHOGUN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on December 03, 2018, 10:47:08 AM
yeah SHOGUN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: ViciousFish on December 09, 2018, 01:41:37 AM
So Ian Kidd from BloodyElbow is super into child porn. Fucking gross.

Also BE turfed him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 10, 2018, 01:00:17 AM
I found out I'm blocked on twitter by Front Row Brian which I have to say, I'm incredibly proud of.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on December 13, 2018, 07:20:47 AM
Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya have been tearing each other apart the past few days. "Surprisingly" Dana really has nothing to counter Oscar's points about him being sleazy garbage as businessman so he's snapped and has challenged him to a drug test and keeps calling him a cokehead junkie even more than he was a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on December 13, 2018, 07:46:58 AM
Lol, like Dana didn't (doesn't?) do blow on the reg.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 15, 2018, 01:28:35 PM
Kevin needs to move up in weight. He seems to have no energy half the time.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on December 15, 2018, 02:34:45 PM
Barboza being an underdog made no sense to me. I thought he was going to tool Hooker up. What a nasty beating.

Great win for Al. The way fights are scored it wouldn’t have surprised me to see Kevin win, but Al put a beating on him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on December 15, 2018, 02:50:18 PM
UFC is gonna need some new trainers at their state of the art Vegas facility that all their hype trains are ending up at. Between tonight showing Lee's low level fight IQ and Ngannou saying he had no idea what Stipe was doing to him and he never seen anything like that when it was just basic wrestling control I wouldn't wanna go there even with all the money that's saved by not going to a real camp/gym.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brodypedia on December 15, 2018, 06:28:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK2OXWLJTS8

Third fight is golden.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Ut Ot on December 29, 2018, 02:55:52 PM
Gaaaaaaaaaaad damn!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 29, 2018, 02:57:08 PM
HOLY SHIT
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on December 29, 2018, 03:05:42 PM
Just wanna say, I have it on video right before the fight saying Nunes in round 2. I really wish I put money on this. I felt like Cyborg was in a weight class that had no one great while Nunes has proven she’s a great striker, the level of greatness that Cyborg hasn’t faced. We all should’ve put money on this.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 29, 2018, 03:51:21 PM
“This peice of shit company has always promoted cheaters and now they moving the show in one week from Vegas to California for money. they certainly have taken away my love for fighting fucken scummy theives I hope everyone sues the ass out of u fuckers fucken trash Oh and merry Christmas to all u fuckers dahahahahaha and a happy new fucken steroid year.” - Mark Hunt

LIRL HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS BEFORE NOW
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on December 31, 2018, 12:29:34 AM
Floyd-Tenshin, fixed or no?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on December 31, 2018, 12:54:06 AM
Haven't seen it yet (at work) but I followed the PBP and I don't really understand what Rizin's goal was if it wasn't a work or a "true" exhibition/sparring match:

1) Bring Floyd in to score a decent buyrate with DAZN; which doesn't work because Floyd/Tenshin isn't aired on the American broadcast

2) Bring Floyd in to score a decent rating with local population, who arguably don't care about Floyd.  I can't speak for Floyd's popularity in Japan but I can't believe that it's enough to pop a decent rating domestically.  It's not a direct correlation but it's similar to if UFC would have brought in a Sakuraba or Masato when they were big.

3) Bring Floyd in and work a boxing exhibition, which is what most expected and apparently didn't get, because I can't believe that they'd have Tenshin go out less than a round in, unless they believed the Japanese fans were so familiar with Floyd's greatness that they believed it wouldn't hurt him.

I'm just confused about the whole situation.  Maybe Floyd wouldn't agree to a work and Rizin officials just thought that it wouldn't hurt to have him come in and gain attention for the promotion outside of Japan?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on December 31, 2018, 01:06:08 AM
To me it looked legit but more than a few of the Reddit MMA mutants were saying lulz fixed pretty fast so I thought I'd see what ya'll thought.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on December 31, 2018, 01:13:36 AM
Another (farfetched?) scenario is that Rizin told Tenshin to try and KO him in a potential double cross but Floyd, being the experienced fighter that he is, caught on and finished him off.  Not likely, but you have to think about the history of Japanese MMA and Inoki/Ali, etc.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 04, 2019, 10:21:11 AM
Let's talk more about how Kyoji Horiguchi is making a serious run at being the GOAT Japanese fighter.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 04, 2019, 10:47:57 AM
sorry bro has to happen in a UFC cage.

also re: the floyd fight, the only reason it looked worked to me is because I didn't think Tenshin would look so bad. His reflexes were way slower than the 41-year-old. This guy is supposed to be the kickboxing star?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on January 04, 2019, 12:02:45 PM
Takeru is better than Tenshin.  Look him up on Youtube.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 07, 2019, 08:57:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/PVqIDmw.jpg)

Jesus Christ
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on January 07, 2019, 09:15:29 AM
He probably couldn't make Super Heavyweight now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 12, 2019, 03:56:16 AM
John Linekar is off the Brooklyn card next weekend so 50% of my interest in it is gone.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on January 18, 2019, 02:09:04 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JRH6bgX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EVreWrQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wdPBZJ0.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 18, 2019, 04:10:48 AM
Yep. Looks like shit, alright.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 18, 2019, 06:13:43 AM
There is a verified photo of Conor being arrested for assault, but lots of rumours swirling that it was of a sexual nature and was actually rape.

As much as I dislike the guy, I never thought he would be capable of something like that. I will wait for confirmation before hating him for being a rapist as opposed to just finding him to be an annoying asshole.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on January 18, 2019, 06:27:40 AM
Here is one source:

http://rawentertainment.org/conor-mcgregor-arrested-dna-taken-on-alleged-sexual-assault-in-dublin-ireland/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2019, 02:36:41 PM
Pretty solid night of fights thus far.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2019, 03:05:06 PM
And Greg Hardy gets DQed with one of the most blatant fouls ever. Fuck that guy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 19, 2019, 03:06:02 PM
Hopefully NY takes his license.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2019, 03:09:24 PM
God. I hate having to sit through pretending like Stephen Smith is an mma expert now
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2019, 03:21:07 PM
No idea where my rooting interest is in this main event. TJ has always been a favorite. But it almost feels like Cejudo has to win for flyweight to have a chance to live.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2019, 03:22:49 PM
!!!

Motherfucker keeps fighting like that he’ll be the star flyweight needs.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 19, 2019, 05:22:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3pFv8jE.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 21, 2019, 03:46:19 AM
Gregor Gillespie is the next contender at LW. Mark that shit.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 21, 2019, 03:51:40 AM
That new belt is crazy. It's like something Lex Luthor would have as the waistband part of his power armor.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 21, 2019, 03:52:05 AM
Also this

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 02, 2019, 02:02:38 AM
Bantamweight
Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes

Featherweight
José Aldo vs. Renato Moicano

Welterweight
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good

Lightweight
Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur

Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet

Catchweight (123 lbs) Lívia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Middleweight Markus Perez vs. Anthony Hernandez

Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin

Women's Flyweight
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos

Heavyweight
Junior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Bantamweight
Geraldo de Freitas Jr. vs. Felipe Colares

Bantamweight
Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov

Catchweight (127 lbs)
Rogério Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov



Brazil card tonight fucking sick, totally getting slept on. Best main and co-main on free tv in a while.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 03, 2019, 01:18:06 AM
Great main card last night. Other than the female fight everything was a finishing within two rounds. Show was paced very well. Always nice seeing Aldo look like a killer
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 07, 2019, 09:37:19 AM
Middleweight
Robert Whittaker (c)
vs.
Kelvin Gastelum
 
Middleweight
Anderson Silva
vs.
Israel Adesanya

Bantamweight
Rani Yahya
vs.
Ricky Simon

Women's Flyweight
Montana De La Rosa
vs.
Nadia Kassem

Light Heavyweight
Jim Crute
vs.
Sam Alvey

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

Lightweight
Devonte Smith
vs.
Dong Hyun Ma

Featherweight
Shane Young
vs.
Austin Arnett

Flyweight
Kai Kara-France
vs.
Raulian Paiva

Bantamweight
Teruto Ishihara
vs.
Kyung Ho Kang

Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Lightweight
Lando Vannata
vs.
Marcos Rosa

Lightweight
Callan Potter
vs.
Jalin Turner

Bantamweight
Wuliji Buren
vs.
Jonathan Martinez




Outside of the main and co-main every other fighter is making their PPV debut. This is probably the worst offering since, oddly enough, their last Australia card.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 07, 2019, 11:19:31 PM
Kelvin has ringworm and staph.

Everything is fine.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 08, 2019, 12:07:02 AM
Lol that’s so disgusting.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 08, 2019, 12:26:25 AM
Kelvin has ringworm and staph.

Everything is fine.

Probably came from rolling around on the mat with some slimeball that hadn't washed his shit in three weeks.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 08, 2019, 04:57:27 AM
Ringworm is nothing but staph? I dunno if he should be fighting then...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 08, 2019, 05:54:37 AM
Isn't ringworm pretty contagious, though?  Guy at our gym had it and it spread to two or three other people.  Nasty looking.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 08, 2019, 06:24:07 AM
Ringworm is nothing but staph? I dunno if he should be fighting then...

He definitely shouldn’t be fighting...

...but this is the UFC, a sport of INTEGRITY where true athletes sacrifice both their well being and that of their opponent’s just to entertain us *sheds tear*
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 08, 2019, 07:09:40 AM
Isn't ringworm pretty contagious, though?  Guy at our gym had it and it spread to two or three other people.  Nasty looking.

Once you get ringworm, it’s in your blood for life. Only shows up with occasional flare ups. But willing to bet 95% of ufc roster has it already. Hell, I have it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 08, 2019, 08:51:22 AM
Where has this story been posted? Can’t find any news about it where I check.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 08, 2019, 11:07:14 AM
Twitter.....like.....it's all over Twitter.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 08, 2019, 11:18:10 AM
He has ringworm literally all over his face.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 08, 2019, 12:37:12 PM
I just put the last $40 I had down in my betus account on Whittaker. No way someone with staph and on antibiotics is winning that fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 09, 2019, 04:57:54 AM
Whittaker is easy money so long as the Romero fights didn’t take away his soul. If Kelvin becomes Middleweight champ LOL

Put some on Silva too. He is 44 but his style is a good counter to Adesanya’s and he has a better chance than the line suggests.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 09, 2019, 05:04:30 AM
It's gonna look like Fedor/Bader. The old guy has no chance in these fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on February 09, 2019, 06:05:57 AM
The time I heard it announced, I couldn't see it going any other way than similar to Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn. Anderson gets outskilled for maybe a round then finished.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 09, 2019, 06:21:43 AM
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Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 09, 2019, 06:49:39 AM
Hernia in his stomach that they found the day of the fight, never tell me the odds.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on February 09, 2019, 07:07:06 AM
Put some on Silva too. He is 44 but his style is a good counter to Adesanya’s and he has a better chance than the line suggests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhDttpAUIvE

Nah, he's here to pass the torch and then retire
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on February 09, 2019, 07:19:26 AM
Dammit, something got in my eye and it's causing tears to come out
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 09, 2019, 08:02:06 AM
Lol how do you find out about a hernia the day of the fight?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 09, 2019, 08:03:42 AM
Anyone in the know wanna give me some sure fire wins tonight. I don’t really know most of the undercard and want to throw a small parlay up with this $40.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on February 09, 2019, 09:35:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/w0Mi1ob.png)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on February 09, 2019, 09:43:45 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/8iazUE0.jpg)

Just end this division already.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 09, 2019, 03:19:58 PM
Well it wasn't embarrassing at least. Is Kelvin actually the champ or clowning? I can't tell either way.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 09, 2019, 03:23:57 PM
Sam Alveys lost cost me $150 tonight so there’s that.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 10, 2019, 01:45:57 AM
Sam Alveys lost cost me $150 tonight so there’s that.

He’s one of those guys I’d never feel confident enough in any fight to put actual money on him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 10, 2019, 07:02:39 AM
Sam Alveys lost cost me $150 tonight so there’s that.

He’s one of those guys I’d never feel confident enough in any fight to put actual money on him.

Funny because I felt the same way about Lando.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 12, 2019, 04:37:04 AM
Hey!  Look what I wrote:

http://culturecrossfire.com/sports/the-top-100-ufc-fights-of-the-year-2018/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on February 15, 2019, 07:40:50 AM

 :-\

He can't even make it 40 seconds in without his knee buckling
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on February 15, 2019, 07:59:34 AM
This is gonna be like when Cain fought Big Nog, but Cain's going to be on the other end.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 15, 2019, 08:01:04 AM
I think he can still win with a bum knee. Francis got dominated so badly by a worse wrestler once before.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 15, 2019, 10:32:03 AM
This fight is a coin flip. I think if Cain gets his hands on Nganou he goes down and probably doesn't get up. But who knows how Cain's mobility looks and he's always had an unfortunate habit of wanting to go shot for shot in the pocket with guys and if he does this time he'll probably go to sleep.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 17, 2019, 02:52:12 PM
We’ll never know.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 17, 2019, 03:24:26 PM

 :-\

He can't even make it 40 seconds in without his knee buckling

He called it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Bladelock on February 17, 2019, 04:04:49 PM
He didn't even make it 40 seconds in the fight.  :'(
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 18, 2019, 02:10:41 AM
He didn't even make it 40 seconds in the fight.  :'(

Early stoppage.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 18, 2019, 11:15:33 PM
You're trolling, right?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 19, 2019, 11:03:44 AM
You're trolling, right?

(https://i.imgur.com/ze1Fkwc.png)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 22, 2019, 12:40:44 AM
Mackenzie Dern is pregnant. So she’ll probably never fight again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 24, 2019, 11:33:16 PM
Thiago Santos is a killer and deserves the next title shot. He fought a really smart and measured fight against a dangerous opponent and showed that he can patiently pick a dude apart rather then go balls to the wall right off the bat. Yet another case of guys killing themselves to make weight and it depleting their abilities.

Also top five opponent next for Petr Yan. Even though Dodson has fallen off hard he's the type of guy that you don't look good against even in victory and Yan schooled him like nobody has done since Mighty Mouse.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 26, 2019, 04:38:46 AM
https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/26/ufc-matt-hughes-domestic-violence-restraining-order/

So Matt Hughes is gonna Benoit his family.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 26, 2019, 05:00:14 AM
Yeah, doesn't look he has recovered from that crash as well as people had thought.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 26, 2019, 10:32:58 PM
So, I've never read his book and kind of always knew he was a prick but this is crazy (TL;DR warning):

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/forums/UnderGround/McCorkles-Matt-Hughes-Book-Review:1691049-1
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on February 27, 2019, 06:05:34 AM
It's funny how much that is getting shared, it is a joke review.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on February 27, 2019, 06:33:58 AM
It's funny how much that is getting shared, it is a joke review.

Oh really lol.  Damn, I got played
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2019, 09:43:50 AM
Matt Hughes released a denial that sounded more like an "I didn't have any control over this, or remember this, but I probably did this." In any case it's a bad enough denial that for sure he did this.

"Since my train accident in June of 2017, my life has been changed forever. Some days have been absolute hell. The challenges and battles that I have faced have been far greater than anything I ever took on in a cage. I am not the same person since my accident, even though, everyday I continue to try to be as normal as someone with a brain injury can be. I understand that it is not fun to teach a grown man to learn to do everything all over again. I understand that I am a burden to those around me. I understand that I am an inconvenience to my family. Unfortunately, my marriage was not perfect long before the accident, but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER would I, or have I, physically hurt those who I care about most. I do not resent those who are trying to hurt me and paint me out to be a monster through these false accusations. I understand now that they are just doing what they need to do in order to rid me of their lives forever so theirs can return to normalcy. I feel awful that my accident turned their world upside-down also. To those of you who have helped me, supported me, cared for me, and prayed for me- I truly cannot thank you enough. To my supporters who defended me and never believed these untrue, disgraceful reports for a second- thank you. If there is one silver lining that this accident has revealed, it is the ability to see who my true friends are. To know who are faithful and have never given up on me even when I am at my lowest. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I do not know where I would be without you. Please keep the prayers coming. God knows I need them."
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on February 27, 2019, 02:21:01 PM
I don’t know why but I was kind of expecting Robbie Lawler to be bigger than Askren, and when I saw them face off my first thought was Askren is going to maul this guy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 01, 2019, 09:21:17 AM
Cro-Cop announced on Croatian television today that he's retiring, he suffered a stroke that could have killed him shortly after his last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33ujfNFyetw
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2019, 05:12:23 AM
Sleeper card on tonight. JDS/Lewis, Millender/Zaleski and Means/Price all have serious execution potential.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 09, 2019, 01:13:40 PM
Dirty Bird looked so damn good before getting slept.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2019, 01:50:04 PM
Busted when Junior hit Lewis with the big right hand. That was so good.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 10, 2019, 04:46:21 AM
Dirty Bird looked so damn good before getting slept.

His punches and slaps were pinpoint. He broke his ankle on the way down.

Always nice seeing junior win.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 10, 2019, 07:29:19 AM
JDS showed what Volkov should’ve done in their fight. Patient but still swarming to finish.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 10, 2019, 11:09:38 PM
Lewis came into this fight with a torn MCL and ACL which is why his coaches were so desperate that he get the finish in round two, they knew his knee was going to give out. I'm totally ok with him taking a solid 9 months to a year off from the sport to get his body together, between that and his back issues it sounds like he's constantly in pain.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2019, 12:10:50 AM
It speaks to Masvidal's OG rep that leading into the fight this weekend we've heard a substantial level of decline in the amount of shit talking Darren Till would usually throw around. He knows who he's fighting.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 14, 2019, 01:25:11 PM
https://mmajunkie.com/2019/03/ufc-tony-ferguson-wife-files-restraining-order-police-visit-home

I guess Tony is on the verge of Benoiting his family. :(
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 14, 2019, 01:43:28 PM
Quote
On Feb. 19, police conducted a welfare check on Tony Ferguson after he made unknown threats, and his wife and son left their house, according to a separate police report. Police spoke to an unidentified female who stated Tony Ferguson had “not slept for three days and was tearing apart the home” and “broke apart the fire place and believed someone placed a (computer) chip in his leg.” An unidentified male who’d called the police said the fighter had told him “someone was inside his walls.” Nearly two hours after the police made contact, Cristina Ferguson told police her husband’s trainer couldn’t get him to leave the house to see a doctor.

Just three days earlier, on Feb. 16, Cristina Ferguson called police from a nearby park after leaving their home. She said that, while Tony Ferguson hadn’t been violent to her or anyone else, she was concerned for her husband’s well being. In police comments on the incident report, she reported that “he kept throwing ‘holy water’ at her,” and his condition – redacted in the report – had been getting worse. He’d also refused to go to a hospital for an evaluation.

Eddie Bravo's retarded conspiracies rot another fighters mind.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2019, 12:41:59 AM
The top of 155 is ruled by the most fucked up fighters. Khabib, Tony and Conor are all walking disasters.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 15, 2019, 04:33:30 AM
It’s all good. The division is about to get #blessed
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 15, 2019, 04:35:34 AM
Yeah he's gonna give all those guys CTE. I genuinely don't see how it could go any other way.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 15, 2019, 06:54:45 AM
God damn they bringing in a true CTE man to demolish the guys who can't handle their own CTE.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 16, 2019, 04:33:17 AM
Also, I know someone who had a breakdown and said all the same kind of stuff Tony was saying. People are saying it isn't normal to get mental illness but his age but that happens frequently. I have absolutely no doubt that his wife is telling the truth because what she said, you can only tell people about that if you've actually heard it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 16, 2019, 07:56:27 AM
Well he takes a lot of shots to the head so the whole mental illness at that age thing is a bit different than the average person without knowing his family history about it. With going through seeing someone fall apart mentally recently I would think drugs like meth but Tony has always been adamant about being sober since he gave up drinking when he was younger.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 16, 2019, 08:02:32 AM
It's really reminding me of the mental breakdown Rampage had a decade ago just by the ways their mental states were described at the time.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 16, 2019, 10:07:08 AM
Masvidal just sent Darren Till to the shadow realm.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 16, 2019, 10:10:11 AM
That fight was wild, and seeing Masvidal win like that on that stage, against that level of opponent was very satisfying. He's a true OG fighter.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 16, 2019, 10:37:15 AM
And Masvidal might have thrown away any company goodwill as he started a backstage brawl with Edwards.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 16, 2019, 10:41:06 AM
The judges were smoking with some of hem giving the nod to Gunnar and to Reyes.

Masvidal looked so awesome. Him vs Edwards now makes a lot of sense. Needs to be on the big card.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 17, 2019, 11:46:15 PM
I remember saying four years ago that Gunnar was too small for 170 and it showed again. If he can't take his opponent down then he really struggles.

I'm a Reyes fan so maybe I'm biased but I think that fight was closer then people are making it out to be. Volkan's two takedowns in the first lead to nothing and Dom got right back up from them and his striking was on point, he definitely lost the second round and the third was close. Not a robbery by any means.

Nathaniel Wood and Petr Yan are the future at bantamweight, keep those dudes as far away from each other as possible until it's absolutely necessary.

I think in the near future we're going to see somebody either get kicked out or be asked to leave ATT. Between Woodley, Ponzi, Covington and Masvidal along with Askren cross-training there it's going to be a logjam at 170.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on March 19, 2019, 03:53:31 AM
I thought Reyes won, too.  Volkan acted like he dominated.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 19, 2019, 04:17:10 AM
I think you put Reyes against the winner of Smith vs Gustafson and Johnny Walker against Volkan or the loser of that fight. Those are the only two guys at LHW that are left for Jones so of course knowing the UFC they'll do Walker vs Reyes next and kill off a contender.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on March 19, 2019, 04:23:55 AM
Corey Anderson is probably in the mix, as well, although I think Jones would wipe the mat with him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 19, 2019, 04:30:33 AM
So would Walker and Reyes, IMO.  Walker should fight him next with Reyes getting Gus/Smith winner.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 19, 2019, 04:32:36 AM
Anderson losing to No Knees Shogun should automatically rule him out of any and all contender fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 19, 2019, 06:50:24 AM
I have to agree, and I forgot Santos in that mix.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: AA484 on March 19, 2019, 06:57:03 AM
Anderson losing to No Knees Shogun should automatically rule him out of any and all contender fights.

In all fairness to him, he has won three in a row (two against ranked competitors) and the Shogun loss was three years go.  As Dan mentioned, Anderson against Walker or Reyes would be a sensible match up.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 19, 2019, 11:26:31 PM
TJ Dillashaw was flagged by USADA for an 'adverse finding' in his system and has voluntarily given up his belt. This stems from a post-fight test after he lost to Cejudo in Brooklyn in January.

My initial thoughts is that he knows exactly what he popped for and it was something that was going to lead to a suspension so he gave up the belt to save face.

Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 20, 2019, 12:40:46 AM
TJ has a year. Starting from January’s fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2019, 12:50:08 AM
Looking at just the transformation of the shape of his skull from when he was on TUF to now.....yeah....I can see it.

Can't wait for the press release from Cody talking about how he was right about TJ being the roid connect at Alpha Male.

Edit: Ariel just tweeted that TJ has been suspended a year by the NYSAC and an announcement will be made shortly.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 20, 2019, 01:03:27 AM
He’s willingly given up the title. He’s been one of my favorites lately. Damn shame that he felt like he had to resort to this stuff. No denial from TJ yet.

At least the 125 champ won’t be held up waiting on a TJ fight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2019, 02:00:22 AM
Unless he's fighting for the vacant belt.

Which is certainly possible.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: The King of Trash on March 20, 2019, 11:47:14 AM
a fighter who reps a company called 'Musclepharm' is on the juice you say?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Brodypedia on March 21, 2019, 02:00:40 AM
I spent 5 mins yesterday very confused and concerned when I saw sixty year old Dan Severn was facing Frank Mir in a "shoot fight rules, submission or KO to win" match at Josh Barnett's show. Given the poster, I honestly didn't realize it was faux MMA.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2019, 02:16:52 AM
A few years ago a Wonderboy vs Pettis fight would have had it's own thread and lots of buzz but the reason why nobody cares about it is pretty justified. Really high stinker potential though with Woodley losing the belt and holding a win over Masvidal (and a dominant one at that) I guess Thompson is possibly a contender again?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 22, 2019, 03:40:34 AM
Wait...did I miss the announcement for Showtime vs Wonderboy? Why is this fight happening? How can Pettis win this fight in any way?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2019, 05:02:07 AM
It's happening tomorrow night so yes you definitely missed the announcement.

Pettis can win because Wonderboy did nothing in the rematch with Woodley and the Till fight. He looked good against Masvidal but outside of that his in-cage work has been bland and predictable in contrast to the guy who wasted Hendricks and Ellenberger.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 23, 2019, 11:33:36 AM
Oh, I like Maycee Barber.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 23, 2019, 02:07:05 PM
I should have bet on that. Was really feeling it before the fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: HSJ on March 23, 2019, 02:19:14 PM
Wait...did I miss the announcement for Showtime vs Wonderboy? Why is this fight happening? How can Pettis win this fight in any way?

Hahahahaha I’m so dumb
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 23, 2019, 04:52:53 PM
Wait...did I miss the announcement for Showtime vs Wonderboy? Why is this fight happening? How can Pettis win this fight in any way?

Hahahahaha I’m so dumb

I was there too. He looked so damn small against Thompson in there.

Welterweight is a mess now.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on March 24, 2019, 08:10:56 AM
Thompson's been held back by his dad long enough and he never evolved the way people thought he would. His chin looks done too considering he keeps getting dropped in worse ways in 5 of his 6 last fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 24, 2019, 11:28:39 PM
I'm a fan of WW being a mess right now. It feels fresh compared to the staleness of Woodley's reign.

Masvidal is the real winner of the main event, with Thompson losing it pushes his loss to him into the background.

Also I'm not saying this just cause I think she's cute as hell but Randa Markos going 4-1 in her TUF Revenge Tour is a great little storyline. She's so flaky inside the cage though. I know that judging played a factor but to think she has wins over Torres, Esparza, Herrig and Hill is kinda wild given who she's lost to.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 26, 2019, 01:26:15 AM
I'll be posting reminders every so often that Justin Gaethje vs Edson Barboza is this Saturday.

Prepare yourselves accordingly.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 26, 2019, 07:31:20 AM
Cain signed with AAA, is learning how to wrestle and is going to work TripleMania this year. LOL
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2019, 04:12:26 AM
I'll be posting reminders every so often that Justin Gaethje vs Edson Barboza is this Saturday.

Prepare yourselves accordingly.

Both dudes made weight, shit is on.

Also Ray Borg missed weight for BANTAMWEIGHT. I know the dude has had personal issues and he seems like a nice guy but this has become too much of a pattern. He's pulled out of multiple fights for weight related illness and this will be his third time at a catchweight. Cut him if he loses.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on March 29, 2019, 07:19:41 AM
The love of my life karolina is gonna whoop Karate Hottie this weekend.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 30, 2019, 02:41:10 PM
For as long as it lasted Barboza and Gaethje was everything I wanted. Goddamn those guys are fun.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 31, 2019, 11:35:53 PM
- Ray Borg got absolutely hosed by the judges and what was otherwise a very fun fight is completely tainted. 29-28 Kenney scorecards are bad but the judge who gave it to him 30-27 should be drawn and quartered. The judging in Holland/Meerschaert was also super sketchy too, thought Gerald won.

- Kevin Aguilar is a guy to watch out for, he's been given two really tough dudes in his first two UFC fights and hasn't shown his best yet.

- Yusuf/Moraes was a very cerebral fight but I liked it, was fun watching two dudes try and figure each other out.

- Jack Hermanson has all the talent in the world to become a top level guy, he should get a big step up next.

- Gaethje is life.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2017
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 09, 2019, 06:03:38 AM
TJ Dillashaw was flagged by USADA for an 'adverse finding' in his system and has voluntarily given up his belt. This stems from a post-fight test after he lost to Cejudo in Brooklyn in January.

My initial thoughts is that he knows exactly what he popped for and it was something that was going to lead to a suspension so he gave up the belt to save face.

Suspended for two years by USADA for a positive EPO test, Dillashaw did not contest the results or suspension.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 09, 2019, 06:34:40 AM
Lol he was on the ultimate juicy juice. That invalidates all of his victories from my perspective.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 09, 2019, 06:58:35 AM
Especially given his propensity of insane cardio and multiple fourth and fifth round finishes.

The worst part is now I have to hear all this bullshit about Cruz being the 135 GOAT when he's fought once in the last twenty five years.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 10, 2019, 04:28:25 AM
https://mmajunkie.com/2019/04/ufc-bj-penn-restraining-order-physical-sexual-abuse-allegations

Notttttttt a good look for a dude scheduled to fight in a month. Wonder if this will get brought up in pre-fight interviews.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on April 11, 2019, 11:10:41 AM
RIP Lodune Sincaid
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 17, 2019, 05:35:05 AM
I don't do the thoughts and prayers bit but if anybody here does Angela Mangna could probably use them, she's in a coma right now following spinal surgery.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on April 17, 2019, 05:54:02 AM
Jesus what happened
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on April 17, 2019, 05:59:28 AM
Jesus what happened

Complications from spinal surgery, from what I've seen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 20, 2019, 08:52:17 AM
Oleinik/Reem was a fun round. Overeem absorbed bombs and rope-a-doped until it was time to blitz with knees. He looked tough and has dangerous striking as always, but anyone with half decent speed would’ve finished him. He wants Volkov again next. I don’t like his chances there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on April 20, 2019, 10:36:11 AM
The Reem's arguably the best offensive heavyweight fighter ever. 45 wins, 40 of them are finishes. Insane rate, still going well after his prime too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 22, 2019, 02:04:22 AM
Co-main was an excellent fight, Islam's foot sweep to mount was sick. Would love to see him vs Gillespie at some point in the future.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 28, 2019, 11:24:20 PM
- Ray Borg got absolutely hosed by the judges and what was otherwise a very fun fight is completely tainted. 29-28 Kenney scorecards are bad but the judge who gave it to him 30-27 should be drawn and quartered. The judging in Holland/Meerschaert was also super sketchy too, thought Gerald won.

- Kevin Aguilar is a guy to watch out for, he's been given two really tough dudes in his first two UFC fights and hasn't shown his best yet.

- Yusuf/Moraes was a very cerebral fight but I liked it, was fun watching two dudes try and figure each other out.

- Jack Hermanson has all the talent in the world to become a top level guy, he should get a big step up next.

- Gaethje is life.

Told y'all.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 02, 2019, 10:53:11 AM
I feel like if Donald makes Al worry about the takedown, the hands will drop for a head kick KO. If he doesn't, he could get outboxed but I think all his weapons will still be enough to keep Al guessing before getting a finish.

I would say Hernandez has faster hands and more power than Al, but Al's slicker with better reaction time. I think he moves his head better too, but he's still pretty hittable. If Donald's not over the hill which is possible, I think he should get the W.

Oh, and Donald starts off really slow, so Al has the chance to finish him early if he is really prepared and on point. But I wouldn't expect that, so you can see why I'm surprised to see Donald is the slight underdog.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 02, 2019, 10:46:18 PM
Cowboy did a really good job of using high knees in close against Hernandez to stop his counters and the takedown, I imagine he'll try and do the same here. Even if Al does get the takedown I don't see him threatening enough to not make Cerrone attack off his back or try and get up.

Swanson/Burgos is going to be craaaaazy shit, almost guaranteed that it locks up FOTN. Can't wait to see out outrage online when Elias one-two's Brunson for a split decision and becomes a top ten MW.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 03, 2019, 07:26:45 AM
Cowboy looked awful at the weigh-ins.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 03, 2019, 10:07:48 PM
http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/26649207/your-real-estate-agent-waiter-just-professional-mma-fighter

The UFC will try to spin this into a positive.

Quote
"We all know that this [fighting] money is not forever, you know what I mean? Anything can happen," said Neal, who has fought four times in the UFC and also works as a waiter in Dallas, Texas.

I mean seriously wtf
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 04, 2019, 02:09:22 PM
Cowboy would beat Khabib.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on May 04, 2019, 03:40:53 PM
Cowboy would beat Khabib.

No way
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 05, 2019, 03:13:11 AM
He is a bad style matchup for Khabib.

I just saw that Jordan Johnson is going to be on the PFL this season. I'm surprised that the UFC cut him, he seemed like a legit talent. I think he's too small for 205, but he still might be talented enough to win the whole thing.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2019, 10:50:35 PM
Cowboy would beat Khabib.

Hahahahahahahaha.

Conversely, and this isn't trolling but Cowboy better hope he doesn't get Gaethje next cause Justin would beat the dogshit out of him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on May 06, 2019, 12:48:44 AM
Khabib would take Cowboy down at will and have his way with him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2019, 01:22:52 AM
Hell, I think Pettis would beat Cowboy if they fought again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 07, 2019, 04:15:35 AM
Rumble got arrested for domestic violence. Again.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 08, 2019, 03:43:42 AM
I don't have the effort to make a post about the ppv this weekend but Aldo vs Volkanovski is oh man muh dick personified. That has been at the top of my most anticipated fights of the year since it was announced.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2019, 12:52:46 AM
Bethe Correira blowin' dat weight by 6 pounds lollllllllll.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 10, 2019, 09:13:36 AM
Ferguson vs Cerrone

NEXT MONTH
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 10, 2019, 09:20:44 AM
feel bad for Tony, he deserves a title fight and Cowboy is a dangerous guy to fight. I would still pick Tony but I could see him getting headkicked during one of his weird bobs and/or weaves.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 11, 2019, 11:32:57 AM
And BJ Penn is now winless in his last 8. And 1-9-1 in his last 11.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on May 11, 2019, 03:42:24 PM
Thug Rose must of broke her neck. Holy shit that was scary
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Bladelock on May 11, 2019, 04:45:01 PM
I hope there is a rematch because Rose was absolutely dominating until she didn't let go on the Kimura. Still, Andrade is super scary and both of these fighters are much more likable than Joanna.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2019, 04:47:58 PM
Sweet board clothes Big Brown
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Bladelock on May 11, 2019, 04:51:59 PM
THANKS MAN JUST LIVING THE DREAM LIKE A FUCKBOY ILL BE THE HEAD FUCK ILL BE THAT GUY
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 11, 2019, 05:10:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/g9mbWty.jpg)

Ur an inspiration bro
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Bladelock on May 11, 2019, 06:23:38 PM
It sounds like Rose was contemplating retirement at the post fight presser. She seems like such a genuine person and her battles with depression and anxiety do sound relatable to my own. If she were to retire she has nothing to be ashamed of. As a selfish fight fan, I'd love for more Rose fights but if she finds happiness doing something else all the power to her.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 12, 2019, 01:19:35 AM
as soon as I saw 'last post by: Next Big Comedy Star' I knew exactly what it would be.

seeing the banner koab posted almost gave me a stroke.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 12, 2019, 02:17:14 AM
Crazy finish. Rose definitely deserves an immediate rematch if she wants it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2019, 02:38:10 AM
Seriously contemplating a separate thread about how BJ has destroyed his legacy but will think on it.

Rough night for the OG crowd. Penn, Nog, Aldo and Anderson all lost and none of them looked remotely good in either of their fights. Aldo in particular was a huge disappointment, the way he fought Moicano and Stephens he seemed to have a renewed energy and last night he seemed completely disinterested in fighting.

This might sound dickish but I'm glad Rose lost and I kinda hope she retires. Her skill level as a fighter is unquestionable but I don't think she has the mindset or heart to make a go of this long term and I don't think that was ever her plan. I think she should get credit for stepping into a cage and fighting people for a living being that she struggles with mental illness and depression but I don't think it should give her a pass on the fact that she held up a division for 13 months when she was physically able to compete.

I look forward to Andrade defending, and losing to, Tatiana Suarez in her first title defense  :)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 12, 2019, 02:42:21 AM
BJ is fighting his way to a .500 record. It’s hard to still consider some guys legends when you take an entire career into account.

I figured Anderson to be done for. Still held out hope for Aldo. His killer instinct was nowhere to be found.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 17, 2019, 01:50:19 AM
Sage Northcutt just got sent to meet Jesus in his ONE FC debut in like thirty seconds. LOL.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 17, 2019, 01:51:57 AM
The wiki entry said "KO (gunshot wound)" :(
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 18, 2019, 08:10:46 AM
https://gfycat.com/agreeableastonishingbellfrog-mma

lmao apparently this guy is fighting tonight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 18, 2019, 11:35:52 AM
https://gfycat.com/agreeableastonishingbellfrog-mma

lmao apparently this guy is fighting tonight

And was a goddamn mad dog killer
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 18, 2019, 10:27:23 PM
BELIEVE THE HYPE
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 18, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
also RDA doesn't get enough credit for being a P4P all-time great.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2019, 09:31:08 AM
Remember when people thought Megan Anderson was going to be the one to dethrone Cyborg?

Remember that time that we lived in?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 24, 2019, 07:10:03 AM
Woodley's hand injury that caused him to drop out of the Lawler fight is worse than originally though. He apparently has chronic arthritis in it, some of it being severe.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 24, 2019, 07:34:57 AM
There's no way to recover from that. I have chronic arthritis in my neck, I don't see how someone would punch people with that problem. It's not just his striking either, you can't wrestle when your hand has those problems, his grip strength is nothing at all in that case. He should fight out his contract to make money while getting taken down constantly and call it a career.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 24, 2019, 08:32:34 AM
He should fight out his contract to make money while getting taken down constantly and call it a career.

the wording of this made me lmao
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 26, 2019, 11:40:55 PM
Elias Theodoru has been cut by the UFC and oh lawd the pearl clutching going on with the media is hilarious. Yes, I understand that he was on a four fight win streak prior to losing but the guy was consistently the worst fight of the night, his only finish was when his opponent broke his arm blocking a kick and he's made zero attempts to improve or evolve his style.

The comparisons being made to Fitch and Okami are so, so off.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 27, 2019, 12:14:52 AM
Think this about sums it up:

https://giant.gfycat.com/HomelyUncomfortableDeer.webm
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 27, 2019, 01:03:18 AM
I think the only unfortunate thing is that Elias acknowledged publicly after the Brunson fight that he needs to make a change and start being more aggressive and going for the finish but it seems it was too late. You have to figure a guy who fights the way he does, ranked or not was on thin ice with the company.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Thrasher on May 27, 2019, 09:22:29 AM
UFC uploaded their first show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6N1axku8QA
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 28, 2019, 09:53:16 AM

BAH GAWDDDDDDDDDDDD HE WAS CLEAN. PROVEN FACT.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 28, 2019, 11:16:03 AM
Gay Jesus Christ! We may never see him again!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on May 28, 2019, 12:36:06 PM
28 mill bah fuckin gawd he doesnt need that bullshit new ufc title belt THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: ViciousFish on May 28, 2019, 03:08:34 PM
Too bad it’ll be years before he sees any of it, and he’ll end up getting nowhere near that amount after lawyers and appeals.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2019, 01:30:59 AM
Also part of the reason why the payout is so large is because the trial took place in NJ and they have some state law that triples settlements. Won't be the norm for future cases.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 02, 2019, 11:35:49 PM
So.......Gus retired. Or at least says he has.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on June 02, 2019, 11:50:59 PM
So.......Gus retired. Or at least says he has.

Fitting, since he's fought his last two fights like he was already retired.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 03, 2019, 02:17:46 AM
Also let's file Jimi Manuwa under "Dudes who should retire" that knockout was fucking scary. Props to Rakic too though, that combo was beautiful.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 03, 2019, 11:02:14 PM
Also lost in the news of Gus hanging them up King Mo retired. Was pretty spotty late in his career but for a guy who started in MMA late he did well for himself and retires with some good to very-good wins under his belt.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 04, 2019, 12:43:22 AM
Also let's file Jimi Manuwa under "Dudes who should retire" that knockout was fucking scary. Props to Rakic too though, that combo was beautiful.

Aaaaaand he retired too.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on June 07, 2019, 08:28:46 AM
Revised my fight posts for the website.  Biggest upcoming fights in MMA, kickboxing, and boxing.  Ongoing UFC fight of the year ranking.

http://culturecrossfire.com/uncategorized/mmagenda-june-2019/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 11, 2019, 04:53:34 AM
Good FOTY list, liked that you gave a shout-out to Claudio Silva vs Danny Roberts, that fight was madness and was legit better then Masvidal/Till. I would've honestly ranked Ladd/Eubanks higher if only because it's rare that you see two women fight who have that level of sustained aggression throughout 15 minutes.

Also don't wanna be right about this but pretty sure that Ortega/Zabit isn't happening at UFC 240 anymore. T-City isn't going to be ready in time.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on June 11, 2019, 05:01:56 AM
I saw that right after I posted the article.  I need to go back and change a few other things, too.  I shuffle the rankings throughout the year and then frantically try to rewatch everything at the end to finalize the rankings.  I overlooked some stuff and overrated some stuff in my never finished rankings from last year so I've made some notes to more accurately rank fights instead of just sticking them on the list when I finish the card.  238 will be tough because (a) I was drinking and in a bar environment which sometimes makes me overrate fights and (b) I miss portions of some fights that may not make me rank them fairly, although I saw basically the entirety of the better fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on June 22, 2019, 03:27:53 PM
Guessing this goes here but Artem Lobov outpointed a world champion boxer in a bare knuckle fight lol.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 22, 2019, 04:12:29 PM
Guessing this goes here but Artem Lobov outpointed a world champion boxer in a bare knuckle fight lol.

How the hell does this happen? I was shocked when. I heard the result. He’s a sloppy 50/50 MMA fighter. A world champion boxer should have knocked him into oblivion. Especially without the big gloves. Dude talked mad shit leading up to this and I thought it would be a cake walk.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 24, 2019, 01:57:56 AM
Happy to see Korean Zombie get a big win after the way the Yair fight went down. Moicano's stance was wide open to get clipped on the inside like that and Jung made him pay for it.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on June 27, 2019, 09:01:12 AM
Quote
“I should have known this was going to be the first question,” White laughed when he was asked in the opening few seconds of the Q&A. “Listen, if I can make that fight, I’d be all over that fight. It’d be the biggest pay-per-view in the history of pay-per-view.”

When moderator Jason Gay asked White if it was true he was seriously contacted about putting the bout together, White confessed.

“It is true,” White said. “As crazy as that sounds, that is true. … I don’t want to use any names, but I was at home on a Sunday, and I got a call with two big guys on the phone. They were telling me this could possibly happen and this could be real. I’m like, there’s no way that this is really going to happen. But if it does, call me back. I’m in.”

“Oh my god, it would be massive,” White said. “It would be massive. Everybody laughed when we talked about this, so you’ve heard of it. Who wouldn’t watch that? Everybody would watch it. It’s a complete train wreck, and I love it, and I’m in. I’m in. …

“I can’t even believe this is what we’re talking about right now.”
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Brodypedia on June 29, 2019, 03:32:23 PM
No Dos Santos vs. Ngannou thread and/or discussion?

I enjoy Maia as his never ending hunt for submissions is always impressive to watch.  His opponent Martin looked like Jay Moore with Shamrock's side burns.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on June 29, 2019, 03:42:42 PM
I thought JDS would have put up a better fight...Jesus.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on June 29, 2019, 10:49:39 PM
No Dos Santos vs. Ngannou thread and/or discussion?

this folder is dead now sorry fam

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-R-sgsXkAAS2ao.jpg)

lol
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 30, 2019, 12:49:15 AM
No Dos Santos vs. Ngannou thread and/or discussion?

this folder is dead now sorry fam


Pretty much

Once junior got spun around it was obvious he would only last a few more seconds. Francis has now in straight fights finished Blaydes, Cain, and Junior. All of them early.

Overall pretty good fights. Benavidez looked great.

Red didn’t do Anders opponent any favors. He took two really hard shots he shouldn’t have.

Maia do what Maia do. Can’t believe one judge gave Martin a 10-8. Granted, Maia didn’t engage at all. But homeboy also didn’t get anything done on his end.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on July 01, 2019, 04:38:14 AM
Jon jones has been talking about how he feels 'too comfortable', and wishes he was more nervous. Not a good attitude to have.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 01, 2019, 07:12:04 AM
Crushing middleweight cans will do that
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 01, 2019, 11:13:53 PM
Waxing Blaydes, Cain and JDS in under five minutes combined absolutely earns Ngannou another title shot but it's honestly really tough to gauge just how much he's improved from the last one around because all of these fights ended so quickly. If nothing else it makes Stipe's performance against him look even better in hindsight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 03, 2019, 01:05:21 AM
UFC released John Linekar.

There is no god.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on July 03, 2019, 01:29:31 AM
UFC released John Linekar.

There is no god.

They are always looking for exciting fighters at the lower weights and he is one of the most exciting so surprising in that regard.  Maybe it had something to do with his history of having fights cancelled but who knows with the UFC lately...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 03, 2019, 03:24:35 AM
He was also pretty vocal about the UFC not getting him fights but I suspect that a large part of the reason for his release is he's dropped out of four of his last six scheduled fights.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on July 03, 2019, 08:55:40 AM
?s=21

bah gawd
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 03, 2019, 11:03:58 PM
Cannonier should be fighting Jacare and Joker should be fighting Kelvin but I'm ok with this fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 09, 2019, 07:50:53 AM
hope ya guys get da new approved ufc fight night dinner

(https://i.imgur.com/l3IwtBq.jpg)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on July 09, 2019, 11:50:12 AM
Hey, Devour makes some good ass frozen meals!
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Brodypedia on July 09, 2019, 12:05:42 PM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on July 10, 2019, 01:57:31 AM

man I wish michael was this cool when he was active he cares about the kids buddehhhh
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Bladelock on July 10, 2019, 05:32:20 PM
Move over Tito vs Del Rio there's a new most anticipated fight

According to Mark The Hammer Coleman's Facebook he's gonna fight Ken Shamrock in Shamrock's Bare Knuckle League's inaugural event.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on July 10, 2019, 10:08:33 PM
oh god
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on July 10, 2019, 11:37:00 PM
I had thought I set my MMA column to post automatically over the holiday week but it apparently didn't.  At any rate, here is my updated FOTY list for UFC:

1   Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena   UFC on ESPN 1 (2/17)
2   Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier   UFC 236 (4/13)
3   Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya   UFC 236 (4/13)
4   Alexander Hernandez vs. Donald Cerrone   UFC on ESPN+ 1 (1/19)
5   Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone   UFC 238 (6/8)
6   Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva   UFC 234 (2/9)
7   Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva   UFC on ESPN+ 5 (3/16)
8   Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin   UFC on ESPN+ 2 (2/2)
9   Tim Means vs. Niko Price   UFC on ESPN+ 4 (3/9)
10   Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes   UFC 238 (6/8)
11   Alex Oliveira vs. Mike Perry   UFC on ESPN+ 8 (4/27)
12   Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett   UFC on ESPN+ 6 (3/23)
13   Aljamain Sterling vs. Pedro Munhoz   UFC 238 (6/8)
14   Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz   UFC 235 (3/2)
15   Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur   UFC on ESPN+ 2 (2/2)
16   Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith   UFC on ESPN+ 11 (6/1)
17   Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks   UFC on ESPN+ 10 (5/18)
18   Cub Swanson vs. Shane Burgos   UFC on ESPN+ 9 (5/4)
19   Al Iaquinta vs. Donald Cerrone   UFC on ESPN+ 9 (5/4)
20   Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal   UFC on ESPN+ 5 (3/16)
21   Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez   UFC on ESPN 3 (6/29)
22   Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren   UFC 235 (3/2)
23   Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade   UFC 237 (5/11)
24   Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal   UFC on ESPN+ 1 (1/19)
25   Magomed Bibulatov vs. Rogerio Bonturin   UFC on ESPN+ 2 (2/2)
26   Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje   UFC on ESPN 2 (3/30)
27   Maycee Barber vs. JJ Aldrich   UFC on ESPN+ 6 (3/23)
28   Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz   UFC on ESPN+ 1 (1/19)
29   Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang   UFC 234 (2/9)
30   Derrick Lewis vs. Junior Dos Santos   UFC on ESPN+ 4 (3/9)
31   John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen   UFC on ESPN+ 8 (4/27)
32   Eddie Wineland vs. Grigorii Popov   UFC 238 (6/8)
33   Molly McCann vs. Priscila Cachoeira   UFC on ESPN+ 5 (3/16)
34   Junior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik   UFC on ESPN+ 2 (2/2)
35   Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik   UFC on ESPN+ 7 (4/20)
36   James Vick vs. Paul Felder   UFC on ESPN 1 (2/17)
37   Ben Saunders vs. Takashi Sato   UFC on ESPN+ 8 (4/27)
38   Deron Winn vs. Eric Spicely   UFC on ESPN+ 12 (6/22)
39   Ray Borg vs. Casey Kenney   UFC on ESPN 2 (3/30)
40   Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis   UFC on ESPN+ 6 (3/23)
41   Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson   UFC on ESPN+ 3 (2/23)
42   Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel   UFC on ESPN 3 (6/29)
43   Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders   UFC on ESPN 1 (2/17)
44   Ovince Saint Preux vs. Nikita Krylov   UFC 236 (4/13)
45   Luis Pena vs. Steven Peterson   UFC on ESPN+ 6 (3/23)
46   Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano   UFC on ESPN+ 2 (2/2)
47   Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee   UFC on ESPN 1 (2/17)
48   Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury   UFC on ESPN 1 (2/17)
49   Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson   UFC on ESPN+ 1 (1/19)
50   Nathaniel Wood vs. Jose Quinonez   UFC on ESPN+ 5 (3/16)
51   John Dodson vs. Petr Yan   UFC on ESPN+ 3 (2/23)
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Ut Ot on July 12, 2019, 03:06:38 PM

If she has to go through this much trauma to cut weight, why doesn't she just fight at 145? She's probably not going to beat Nunes for either belt, so she might as well be healthy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 13, 2019, 12:56:24 PM
Faber turns back the clock.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 13, 2019, 04:19:19 PM
Faber turns back the clock.

Pump the breaks there.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on July 14, 2019, 03:46:16 AM
Faber vs Henry sells
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 14, 2019, 03:58:50 AM
Faber vs Henry sells

It might. Faber has lost 7 straight title fights. And Henry isn’t fighting again this year. Perfect chance for Faber to get a good win under his belt and get a real build for another title shot
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 14, 2019, 08:31:15 AM
Faber turns back the clock.

Pump the breaks there.
Not saying he’s going anywhere but pretty good for a 40 year old coming out of retirement.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on July 14, 2019, 12:11:45 PM
yeah pretty much how I felt about it
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 14, 2019, 11:00:50 PM
I understand the outrage surrounding the stoppage of the main event and I think it's a shame that an undefeated fighter has to lose her 0 under such dubious circumstances. Buuuuuuut Ladd gave Herb Dean that shitty stoppage on a silver platter. In a fight where milliseconds can be the difference between a call getting made or not you absolutely, 100% cannot sit frozen on your hands and knees looking away from your opponent when you get dropped like that. It's just unfortunate because she was obviously okay to continue and then chose the exact moment Herb was stepping in as the time to roll away from the follow-up shot.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on July 14, 2019, 11:37:53 PM
Yeah, I think Herb was in the act of making the move before she started to roll to her butt.  LOTC is right, you can't sit there on your hands and knees facing away from your opponent, especially if it looks like you're about to get hammered by a blind uppercut from behind.  Ladd didn't get hit cleanly with it as she started to roll the millisecond GDR connected but by then it was too late.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 15, 2019, 12:53:56 AM
Yeah I think Ladd saw the follow-up shot coming and decided at that moment "Better move out of the way" but at that point her body language was reading poorly and Herb was already stepping in.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 16, 2019, 08:42:44 AM
https://www.tsn.ca/former-ufc-fighter-trujillo-accused-of-sexual-exploitation-of-child-1.1338163

ughhh
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 16, 2019, 11:34:01 PM
This is hardly surprising. Dude is a well-known scumbag.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 17, 2019, 05:29:55 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GUBmYv2.png)

fucking move up already
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 18, 2019, 01:36:31 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GUBmYv2.png)

fucking move up already

Nah. He’s got more former middleweights to fight. He was always the one trying to get Anderson to move up for a fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 21, 2019, 11:19:12 PM
If you watched that San Antonio card on Saturday night live hollllly shit you must feel bad about your life choices. 9 decisions in a row. God does hate Texas.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: HSJ on July 27, 2019, 03:48:31 PM
Calling it now, Frankie is retiring tonight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 27, 2019, 03:55:03 PM
Calling it now, Frankie is retiring tonight.

If he can’t pull this out then I’d be ok with that. He’s my favorite fighter, but a midget in any weight class he can make.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on August 02, 2019, 05:33:31 AM
calling it now, Robbie finishes Covington and becomes the new darling of the American Left after we get great reaction gif's of the Trump bros being all sad.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on August 02, 2019, 05:34:03 AM
Yeah I'm a mark but who cares WAR ROBBIE
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on August 02, 2019, 06:54:59 AM
a man can't lose after kurt angle gives him his blessing

https://www.sescoops.com/ufcs-colby-covington-to-use-kurt-angles-theme-song-for-fight-this-weekend/
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 03, 2019, 09:03:43 AM
So weird seeing Robbie do almost nothing in a fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 03, 2019, 09:04:56 AM
Fuck that fight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on August 03, 2019, 09:07:15 AM
Colby is probably on EPOs.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on August 03, 2019, 09:09:30 AM
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 03, 2019, 10:09:26 AM

Minutes after his “my heart goes out to the victims of El Paso” tweet.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 05, 2019, 11:36:09 PM
So weird seeing Robbie do almost nothing in a fight.

For all of his rep as a violence god (and it's well deserved) Lawler has had many fights over the span of his career where he sits back and can't get anything going, too reliant on landing a big counter. I was worried that Colby had the cardio and pace to put it on him for 25 minutes like RDA did and sadly it's what happened.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 07, 2019, 03:51:14 PM
Frankie is dropping to 135. Weird that in his third division there are still some fighters that’ll be way bigger than him.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 07, 2019, 11:35:20 PM
Aljo, Yan and Munhoz would all merk him and he's lucky he's teammates with Moraes. Him vs Cruz if it could ever happen without injury to either guy would be an amazing fight to make.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: The King of Trash on August 09, 2019, 01:49:10 AM

click through for the thread where it gets worse, somehow
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 09, 2019, 04:13:52 AM
Kelvin beat the brain out of that dude
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 09, 2019, 05:00:32 AM
Got shitkicked by a Cuban and son of Mexican immigrants. Never forget.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 10, 2019, 01:40:30 PM
WORST FUCKIN BROKEN NOSE I HAVE EVER SEEN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on August 10, 2019, 01:41:39 PM
WORST FUCKIN BROKEN NOSE I HAVE EVER SEEN

I thought the same thing when I saw that.  Had to snap a screenshot and send it to my buddy.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 11, 2019, 11:44:22 PM
That Jessica Eye knockout really fooled people into thinking that Valentina Shevchenko is something resembling an exciting fighter. What a great prank that was, huh?
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 14, 2019, 06:12:00 AM
UFC has released Cat Zingano. Unsurprising because she was 1-4 in her last 5 but kinda surprising because I thought there was a chance that if she won a few at BW she'd get a chance to fight Nunes again not to mention the circumstances under which her last fight ended.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 15, 2019, 12:22:00 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I-u1B-pPl_c

Conor sucker punches an old man in a bar over a whiskey dispute. One piece I read was because the guy refused a shot of 12.

This guy lives such a consequence free life.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: AA484 on August 15, 2019, 12:34:03 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I-u1B-pPl_c

Conor sucker punches an old man in a bar over a whiskey dispute. One piece I read was because the guy refused a shot of 12.

This guy lives such a consequence free life.

Was this in Ireland?  Conor pisses off the wrong old Irishman and he is gonna end up like the opening scene in Casino...
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 15, 2019, 02:21:13 AM
I loved the man seemingly getting right back to his afternoon and just continuing on about his day drinking.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 17, 2019, 02:23:27 PM
Yolo was running on E just a couple minutes in.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 17, 2019, 02:41:02 PM
What are these people booing about. No way in the world Romero won that fight.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 17, 2019, 02:46:01 PM
LET'S GO NATHAN
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 17, 2019, 03:09:29 PM
I thought Pettis would look better tonight
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 17, 2019, 04:03:12 PM
Great comeback for Stipe. That bodywork at the end was nasty.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 17, 2019, 04:03:39 PM
WOW. What an ending.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 17, 2019, 06:44:50 PM
DC's loss was super disappointing considering that he won the three rounds prior to that.

The Nate fight though, I EXPECTED THAT SHIT GODDAMNIT. Nate beats up kickboxers because he takes their range away from them. The thing is though, Anthony has been washed up for a little bit. I don't care what fights he won or any of that stuff. He's an exciting fighter who takes beatdowns like nobody else. In his last two wins he did very little prior to the finishes. The first round against Chiesa, he was losing until a punch right at the horn and none of the judges gave him that round anyway. Wonderboy was working him over too.

He does damage, but actually winning these fights blow for blow is not happening. With that in mind, Nate winning 30-27 is not that surprising. On the flip side of that it's more surprising that Pettis didn't give up when he was getting his face smashed in. I thought he was trying to give up when he was turned around with his back to the fence and his head covered.

Nate against Jorge, which is going to happen, I don't really know what'll happen.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 18, 2019, 12:34:23 AM
Pettis is claiming a broken foot in round one.
Title: Re: MMA General Discussion 2019
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 18, 2019, 07:07:46 AM
Spoiler: show
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