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Title: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 03, 2017, 09:44:54 AM
Upcoming and rumoured Goldberg replacement:

Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 03, 2017, 09:51:27 AM
His WWE announcing was shit but that's with Vince screaming in his ear. His performances for Glory were a lot better.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Next Big Comedy Star on January 03, 2017, 10:57:30 AM
There are worse choices, I'd be okay with it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on January 03, 2017, 11:43:57 AM
Bisping-Woodley at a catchweight looking likely
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Gert on January 03, 2017, 01:35:20 PM
I read that article today. I hope it doesn't happen. Romero has emerged as a #1 contender since Rockhold couldn't fight Jacare and Woodley certainly can rematch Wonderboy or face Maia.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 03, 2017, 01:47:32 PM
Bisping-Woodley doesn't bother me if only because Tyron can barely make 170 and has barely been able to make the weight for a long time. He's well overdue to miss weight. Woodley-Romero is also a much better fight than Bisping-Romero. Woodley can make short work and get back quick.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 03, 2017, 02:03:25 PM
The super fight thing is getting lame. Bisping hasn't even defended the belt. Same with Garbrandt calling out Aldo.

It's getting easier and easier to stop caring about the UFC.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 03, 2017, 02:09:27 PM
He has defended the belt, but MW has a slew of Contenders just basically knocking each other off while he gets fun fights.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 03, 2017, 02:17:00 PM
The root problem of all these super fights is that the champions aren't paid enough. They can't get points without hitting a particular number that can only be reached if they fight another champion.

So, fix that and the problem is gone.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 03, 2017, 02:18:27 PM
Oh shit. I forgot the Hendo fight.

Him looking for a fight with Woodley is just avoiding losing his belt for another fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 03, 2017, 02:27:31 PM
Woodley would kill him. One shot to that glass chin and he wouldn't get up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 03, 2017, 11:25:10 PM
........wait, people are basing all this talk based off what looked to be a friendly backstage interaction? What sources have reported on this?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 06, 2017, 01:07:05 AM
Shogun vs Gian Villante at UFC Fortaleza.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 06, 2017, 04:11:43 AM
That's a fight Shogun can win which is nice, but Villante is capable of throwing down. Someone's getting KO'd.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: NoCalMike on January 06, 2017, 05:00:05 AM
Yeah it does feel like fighters are looking for money fights over anything else, can't really blame them.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 06, 2017, 05:13:15 AM
RDA is moving to welterweight. Citing bad weight cuts as the reason.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 06, 2017, 05:52:50 AM
So he didn't feel like passing out any more cutting weight? Shocker.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 06, 2017, 05:53:40 AM
Jacare is fighting Tim Boetsch at UFC 208. Guess they really needed another fight at 208.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 06, 2017, 06:11:53 AM
Hahahahahahahahahahaha.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 06, 2017, 06:19:32 AM
If this was still 2016 I would pick Boetsch by KO.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 06, 2017, 06:49:24 AM
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/021/551/berries.JPG)

Member when Tim Boetsch beat Lombard and Okami and was close to a title shot?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 07, 2017, 05:11:10 AM
Corey Anderson vs Jimi Manuwa at the London card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 09, 2017, 10:42:12 AM
Woodley stated on his podcast that he'll be fighting Wonderboy at 209.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 10, 2017, 12:58:49 AM
That's official now.

Also Tom Duquesnoy has signed with a UFC, a much-hyped for a while now. His only loss is to Makwan, and he fights at Bantamweight. He's going to fight for the title someday, and he might trade it with other top fighters.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 10, 2017, 01:48:28 AM
So stoke about Fireball signing with the UFC. Easily one of the best unsigned talents in the Euro scene if not the entire game.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 10, 2017, 04:29:15 AM
@TonyFergusonXT
USADA Showed Up & I Responded. See You March 4 @TeamKhabib & We Will Settle This Once & For All Inside a The Octagon At #UFC209


BAH GAWD
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 10, 2017, 05:28:13 AM
Woodley/Thompson II and that fight make the show a must buy no matter what else they put on it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on January 10, 2017, 05:47:57 AM
@TonyFergusonXT
USADA Showed Up & I Responded. See You March 4 @TeamKhabib & We Will Settle This Once & For All Inside a The Octagon At #UFC209


BAH GAWD

Logically, the winner of this would fight Conor, who is still out another nine months.  This would give a 5 month layover for whoever wins this, which isn't too terribly long.  This of course depends on Conor jumping right back in after he returns so we may be looking at close to a year before he defends his belt.  Just make it for an interim belt since they seem all about that lately.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 10, 2017, 05:56:24 AM
Assuming it's for an interim LW belt I figure the winner of that faces Nate sometime in the spring/summer, Conor returns in the fall.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 11, 2017, 01:07:36 AM
damn, its happening
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 11, 2017, 03:16:20 AM
Vicente Luque vs Leon Edwards at the London card. Really good fight, winner is close to the Top 15.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 12, 2017, 08:44:17 AM
Struve is hurt and out of the JDS fight. No reason at this point not to do Werdum/Junior II.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 09:32:49 AM
The GOAT returns against Derek Brunson at UFC 208.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 09:42:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2Fp8DaVIAIxN1b.jpg)

Sweet spelling error.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 13, 2017, 09:43:06 AM
The GOAT returns against Derek Brunson at UFC 208.

GSP is coming back? Cool.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 09:59:59 AM
Not talking about guys who quit once they started being challenged.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 13, 2017, 10:18:56 AM
Just steroid cheats?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 10:19:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DBy1PeB.jpg)

all natty
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 13, 2017, 10:32:44 AM
Point me at a failed test and I'll believe you. Just like I wouldn't believe Silva was on steroids until his "dick pill" incident.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 13, 2017, 10:35:06 AM
If you don't think 90% of fighters and all championship level fighters were on steroids pre-USADA, idk. The evidence is absolutely overwhelming.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on January 13, 2017, 10:36:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLVOvIxO4TM
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 14, 2017, 11:19:22 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2LyucqUkAA23sA.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 15, 2017, 06:51:40 AM
Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw are going to coach TUF 25 so they can get some Alpha Male vs. Team Elevation shit going. Obviously that's the next fight for them both. Garbrandt was going to take off until June or July anyway.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 15, 2017, 07:29:47 AM
Is that the supposed final "all stars" season?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 17, 2017, 05:59:38 AM
Angela Hill vs Jessica Andrade booked for the Super Bowl card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 17, 2017, 03:26:29 PM
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UFC's Nate Diaz has applied for a professional boxing license in the state of Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission confirms to ESPN that Diaz has paid a $50,000 fine from his UFC 202 press conference water bottle fight with Conor McGregor and the commission expects to approve Diaz's boxing license. Executive Director Bob Bennett says Nevada "welcomes Nate and his older brother Nick to fight in Las Vegas, whether it's with the UFC or a boxing promoter."
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 17, 2017, 10:45:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Uiv32AN.jpg)

I'm telling you guys, first round knockout...
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2017, 12:57:48 AM
X by first round knockout.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 18, 2017, 02:53:05 AM
can you see it now?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2017, 03:40:39 AM
Kelvin by first round knockout. Got it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on January 18, 2017, 05:12:34 AM
I'm enjoying this current run of young stud Mexicans getting rid of the old trash that no longer belongs in the UFC. Smart way to build up guys like Yair and Kelvin in these current times.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 18, 2017, 05:52:03 AM
Vitor has probably won one fight in his career without steroids. Kelvin has a high fight IQ so he's just gonna take Vitor down and pound on him.

All these old guys getting the turd beaten out of them is p. sad, but it's a new era.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 18, 2017, 06:01:03 AM
Hector Lombard vs. Johny Hendricks for the Halifax show. At 185.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 18, 2017, 06:03:00 AM
LOL
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2017, 06:50:18 AM
Hahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 18, 2017, 08:41:16 AM
It's probably an interm title fight.

Hendricks is so tiny for 185. This will end badly.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 19, 2017, 04:42:54 AM
Moose Sauce finally gets another elite opponent when he takes on The Chris at UFC 210.

http://www.flocombat.com/article/50826-gegard-mousasi-waiting-for-fight-i-am-sleeping-eating-and-f-cking
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 19, 2017, 05:13:09 AM
Love that fight and hate that fight. Don't want The Chris to go 0-3, don't want to see Moose lose momentum.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 20, 2017, 01:11:37 AM
MMAJunkie is reporting that Marlon Moraes is in negotiations with the UFC and wants Jimmie Rivera at UFC 210.

PLEASE GOD YES.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 23, 2017, 08:51:34 AM
Black Beast/Browne has been pulled from UFC 208, main events the Halifax card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on January 23, 2017, 11:59:13 PM
Black Beast/Browne has been pulled from UFC 208, main events the Halifax card.
FUCK!   That was legit the one fight I wanted to see. May skip the PPV now
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2017, 12:05:00 AM
But.......you get it for free now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 24, 2017, 01:19:00 AM
But.......you get it for free now.

208 was a tough sell for me. More likely to skip it now
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2017, 01:58:17 AM
I was never going to buy it to begin with, this doesn't change anything. If anything it sends a pretty clear message about how the UFC sees regional markets but I suppose this is a step up from the Albany card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 24, 2017, 04:16:52 AM
I wasn't going to buy it. But I always go to Buffalo Wild Wings for the cards, which is still not a cheap night out when you're there for a few hours.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2017, 05:52:52 AM
Dos Santos/Miocic II set for UFC 211 in Dallas. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 24, 2017, 06:14:06 AM
BAH GAWDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 24, 2017, 06:17:40 AM
Two time champ coming up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2017, 06:31:26 AM
He certainly has the best chance but I don't think it's a sure thing by any means. I'd need to rewatch their first fight but I don't think it's arguable that at this point in their careers that Stipe has improved and JDS has at the very least plateaued if not regressed.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 26, 2017, 03:01:25 AM
Rumble/Cormier II is the main event for UFC 210 in Buffalo.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 27, 2017, 08:48:31 AM
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Wesley Riddle
‏@AllThatMMA

RUMOR: Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson possibly on tap to co-headline UFC 211 on May 13th in Dallas, Texas.

Michelle looked great in her last fight, but is this too soon for that kind of step up in competition? I don't know enough about her to say, honestly.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on January 27, 2017, 09:26:36 AM
With Joanna retiring soon to start a family it makes sense to do this fight. Ideally one more fight to build up Waterson but gotta strike while the memory of her is recent.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 27, 2017, 12:28:46 PM
I mean who else is there?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 28, 2017, 08:24:29 AM
Just realized that Mousasi isn't going to be able to enter the US, so that Weidman fight is going to be cancelled.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 28, 2017, 08:29:56 AM
He's Dutch.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 28, 2017, 08:32:16 AM
Born in Iran, not an American citizen. That means banned. A conservative MP in Britain is banned just because he was born in Iraq.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 28, 2017, 08:42:08 AM
The Canadian Minister of Immigration is banned because he's a Muslim refugee from Somalia.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 28, 2017, 08:44:20 AM
damn, just another way for Dana to hold him down.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 30, 2017, 02:06:21 AM
Neil Seery is injured and out of his fight with Ian McCall next Saturday.

I used to think that Ian being cursed because he hooked Shane del Rosario on drugs which lead to his death was a joke......but now......
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on January 30, 2017, 06:41:21 AM
At this point, Ian will never fight again.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 30, 2017, 06:45:34 AM
Because of the curse.

Edit: Newcomer Jarred Brooks faces Uncle Creepy. CURSE BROKEN........for now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on January 30, 2017, 06:50:04 AM
Because of the curse.

Edit: Newcomer Jarred Brooks faces Uncle Creepy. CURSE BROKEN........for now.

What are the odds Jarred Brooks gets a stomach virus the day of the weigh ins? I need to put money down on this.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 30, 2017, 06:58:37 AM
I'm gonna go with sprained ankle.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 30, 2017, 09:22:08 AM
Derrick Lewis: "I look at Travis Beating His Wife & Use It As Motivation"
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 30, 2017, 09:31:00 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/1/30/14432298/ufc-halifax-johny-hendricks-video-fight-hector-lombard-retirement-future-middleweight-mma-news?utm_campaign=thezanesimon&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

this guy should just retire already, it's clear with his comments these past few fights that he doesn't wanna fight anymore.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on January 30, 2017, 09:33:30 AM
He's gotta recoup that rib shack money.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 31, 2017, 06:54:17 AM
http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/dana-white-confirms-yoel-romero-will-face-michael-bisping-next-013117

Also, Koscheck will make his Bellator debut on February 18th, FINALLY, against someone named Mauricio Alonso. Kos is turning 40 this year...
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 31, 2017, 06:56:35 AM
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Mauricio-Alonso-20758

on paper he looks like a journeyman jobber, but that record is mostly at middleweight. a split decision loss against Daniel Sarafian is nothing to sneeze at.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 31, 2017, 06:57:19 AM
If Bisping actually beats Yoel, I give up forever. Never seen a title fight with a more obvious result than Yoel beating Bisping.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 31, 2017, 07:01:08 AM
Bisping could get a split decision by winning the last two rounds against a super gassed Romero who hasn't been tested past the third round. He could steal the first round while Romero is getting comfortable. But maybe fifth round Romero is even more devastating than Third Round Romero.

I don't think he lasts past the third though. Romero will find him and crack him and Bisping's chin has taken a beating recently.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on January 31, 2017, 08:44:34 AM
Romero is going to steal Bispings lunch money.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on January 31, 2017, 08:49:45 AM
Everything points to Romero domination so I'm gonna have to go with a patented decision win for Bisping that leaves most people thinking he didn't win the fight until a month or two later.

Bring on The Cardio King Era.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 31, 2017, 10:07:35 AM
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Jon Jones will never main event a UFC PPV again, he's burned me too many times.

- Dana, in 2016

Dana checks PPV schedule

http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/dana-white-says-jon-jones-will-likely-face-the-winner-of-cormier-vs-johnson-2-013117

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Jon Jones will main event a PPV in his next fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 31, 2017, 10:17:29 AM
Sounds like Dana to me.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 01, 2017, 03:54:39 AM
Also filed under "According to Dana" the UFC wants to do Nick Diaz vs Demian Maia but if Nick doesn't take the fight then they'll do Maia vs Masvidal.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on February 01, 2017, 06:58:30 AM
Tim Means vs. Brazilian Cowboy rematch set for Fight Night 106 in Brazil (Vitor/Kelvin card).

Rashad Evans makes his 185 debut (a few years too late) at UFC 209 against...DANIEL KELLY? WHO?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 01, 2017, 07:09:45 AM
The guy who's won a fight in the last 3 years. Unlike Rashad.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 01, 2017, 07:46:12 AM
ouuuuch
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 01, 2017, 08:53:35 AM
If what was reported about Rashad after he pulled out of the Kennedy fight (twice) is true I doubt he makes it to the fight anyways because it sounded like from what Rashad said he has CTE.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 01, 2017, 10:11:34 AM
They probably will all get CTE but I don't think that can be diagnosed while he's still alive.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 01, 2017, 10:16:48 AM
If he was brain damaged enough you could spot the extent of that on an MRI.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 02, 2017, 03:04:49 AM
I actually think the UFC 208 card is p. good. All the undercard fights feature good fighters. Lots of good matchups. Not a lot of star power, but blame the UFC for that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 02, 2017, 06:06:40 AM
Doesn't sound like Maia/Masvidal is happening so Masvidal/Magny might be next. Great fight and I don't think Maia should have to fight anybody else. That guy has more then earned his shot and if he has to sit for it and hold up the division so the fuck what.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 02, 2017, 11:17:22 AM
https://www.facebook.com/demianmaia/posts/775223155969825:0

Makes a lot of great points, hopefully he gets the winner of the next Welterweight Title fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 03, 2017, 12:06:08 PM
Some locker room talk going around that Nate was asked to fight Eddie Alvarez.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 04, 2017, 12:52:09 AM
www.flocombat.com/article/51532-michael-page-versus-paul-daley-targeted-for-bellator-london-2017#.WJXqAxDDsfEthere
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 08, 2017, 02:27:04 AM
www.flocombat.com/article/51532-michael-page-versus-paul-daley-targeted-for-bellator-london-2017#.WJXqAxDDsfEthere

Fight is not happening. It's being reported that Bellator wanted it and tried to get both guys to sign but it's unclear who wasn't down.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 09, 2017, 12:15:26 AM
well now we know why that fight isn't happening

Quote
Chamatkar Sandhu Verified account
‏@SandhuMMA

Scott Coker announces Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald will headline Bellator's return to London on Friday May 19th. Wow.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 09, 2017, 12:50:50 AM
30-27 RedKingWaterBoyAres.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 10, 2017, 05:48:59 AM
Aldo vs. Holloway is a done deal. Don't know for what card, though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 10, 2017, 06:06:36 AM
I could see it being the co-main for JDS/Stipe or the Cormier/Rumble show.

FloCombat is saying it's set for UFC 212 in Brazil.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 11, 2017, 09:47:47 AM
For some reason Cub is going to kill Lobov.

I feel like they might give Cub a title shot after that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 11, 2017, 09:50:26 AM
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Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 11, 2017, 09:53:32 AM
Frankie Edgar only has one fight on his contract and I can't imagine them having Lamas fight Aldo or Holloway again. So yeah.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 11, 2017, 12:36:23 PM
Iaquinta vs. Diego and Thug Rose vs. Waterson bah gawd.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 12, 2017, 06:17:39 AM
Choi vs. Barao was announced to main event a Fox card and Choi immediately dropped out. I'd like to see Barao fight Yair. He would be by far the best guy Yair's faced.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 13, 2017, 04:31:48 AM
Joanna Violence vs Jessica Andrade is the co-main event for the Dallas card. BAH GAWD.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 13, 2017, 07:37:16 AM
Joanna says she's not fighting in Dallas. This is obviously going to happen soon though and wouldn't surprise me if it was the main event for the Fox card in Kansas City.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 13, 2017, 11:51:07 PM
In news that seems to be a bit more concrete we're getting Alan Jouban vs Gunnar Nelson as the co-main for the London card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 17, 2017, 07:04:27 AM
UFC 210 gets Patrick Cote vs Thiago Alves BAH GAWD
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 17, 2017, 07:12:51 AM
But....but....Alves is a natural LW!
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 23, 2017, 03:20:02 AM
Joanna Violence vs Jessica Andrade is the co-main event for the Dallas card. BAH GAWD.

Yup. It's going DOWNNNNNNNN.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 25, 2017, 12:46:44 PM
Gus vs. Glover for Stockholm on May 28th. I dig it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 26, 2017, 11:24:57 PM
Maia vs Masvidal is the new main event of the Nashville card.

Wow. Maia is going to have to clear out the entire fucking roster to get a title shot.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2017, 04:04:47 AM
Claudia vs. Karolina for UFC 212. Hot.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on February 27, 2017, 05:52:18 AM
Maia vs Masvidal is the new main event of the Nashville card.

Wow. Maia is going to have to clear out the entire fucking roster to get a title shot.

I don't understand this fight at all. Why make Maia fight in April when the title fight is this weekend? And now you'll kill Masvidal's momentum out of the gate.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 27, 2017, 05:59:14 AM
Unless a certain French Canadian stud is leapfrogging the division for a title shot.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2017, 06:02:52 AM
GSP is obviously getting next is what I get from that fight. There's nothing wrong with that either, but there would be if he leaped over everyone at 185 to get it.

I can't look past Masvidal here. Not sure if I outright think he's going to win this fight, but his takedown defense is very good and he's great at holding range. If he can hold Maia off he could put him out.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 27, 2017, 06:17:54 AM
I think as much as you can say that Masvidal is a live dog you can also say that Maia is a justified favorite. We're talking about a former 185'er who showed very solid strength against big guys at that weight class who's taking on a former 155'er who's an average sized welter. If Maia gets him down I think he taps him.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on February 27, 2017, 06:30:19 AM
I didn't even think of GSP. That explains it.

Maybe if this leads to GSP vs Maia, I'll be happy with it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 28, 2017, 03:19:33 AM
So now Cub Swanson has tweeted that his fight is still the main event of the card. If Artem Lobov somehow ends up in a five rounder over Maia/Gamebred I'm setting something on fire.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 28, 2017, 05:13:56 AM
They still have cards without main events so they probably tried to put it on one of those. Thing is only a sucker would take a five rounder on six weeks. They need to start planning cards better.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 28, 2017, 05:24:57 AM
They still have cards without main events so they probably tried to put it on one of those. Thing is only a real motherfucking fighter would take a five rounder on six weeks. They need to start planning cards better.

EFA
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 28, 2017, 05:37:22 AM
Speaking of the Nashville card John Dodson will remove Eddie Wineland's head from his shoulders at this show.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 28, 2017, 08:08:45 AM
Maia vs. Masvidal lands on UFC 211.

Poirier vs. Alvarez was also rumored for that show, so if that happened...

Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos – for heavyweight title
Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade – for women’s strawweight title
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum
Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez


WOW
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 01, 2017, 11:45:13 PM
Ngannou is going to kill Struve in Stockholm.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 01, 2017, 11:45:58 PM
So wth is Maia fighting Masterval if GSP isn't even getting the next shot? Smfh
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 02, 2017, 01:08:13 AM
Conor gets a WW title shot upon his return?

Also with Struve/Ngannou set up methinks UFC is going to try and make Cain/Black Beast.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 02, 2017, 02:30:10 AM
Maybe Lawler gets a rematch.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 02, 2017, 02:41:20 AM
Lawler/Nick II plz.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 02, 2017, 02:53:41 AM
Lawler said he was training for a fight, so that would make sense. The UFC is a pro wrestling org though with all this convoluted booking, fuck them.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 02, 2017, 02:59:50 AM
Lawler should get a fight against Wonderboy, but I'm pretty sure he can't beat Woodley after the way that went down.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on March 02, 2017, 03:47:55 AM
Lawler/Condit 2 please.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 02, 2017, 04:05:03 AM
Don't wanna see Carlos get robbed again. Too painful.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 02, 2017, 04:07:21 AM
Carlos wants to retire, and I haven't heard any rumours about him in a while. He might come back for a retirement fight but that won't be for a while imo, and I doubt it's against Robbie.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 02, 2017, 04:12:13 AM
Ngannou is going to kill Struve in Stockholm.

FWIW The Helwani is saying this isn't going down and that Struve is still hurt, coming back in the summer.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 03, 2017, 09:08:35 AM
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This guy's gonna be in for a rude awakening.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 03, 2017, 09:12:57 AM
I can see Bisping winning but he's gonna take a shitload of damage whether he likes it or not. GSP has a reach advantage on him, Bisping has t-rex arms.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 03, 2017, 09:19:25 AM
Bisping also gets hit a lot and GSP is usually p. good at finding his mark. Bisping can definitely win by KO'ing the smaller guy but he's gonna take some shots even if GSP doesn't take him down (and I think he will).
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 03, 2017, 11:21:31 PM
https://www.facebook.com/yc.yungcity/posts/1496462853711693

damn GSP wasn't kidding, this guy can't handle the spotlight without a little alcohol.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 04, 2017, 01:37:52 AM
oh man just realized Eddie will give the full breakdown on the Rogan podcast.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 04, 2017, 12:38:02 PM
Wilson Reis vs. Mighty Mouse and Jacare vs. Robert Whittaker have been added to UFC on Fox in KC.

I think Reis presents an interesting challenge.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 07, 2017, 07:00:31 AM
Alvarez agreed to fight Poirier at UFC 211.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 07, 2017, 08:47:30 AM
Good, he doesn't deserve Nate or Tony.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 08, 2017, 01:33:55 AM
Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis @ UFC 211. Sick fight but horrible matchmaking.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2017, 06:34:05 AM
YAIR VS EDGAR FOR UFC 211 HOLY SHIT
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2017, 06:34:17 AM
EDGAR VS YAIR @ 211 OH SHIT
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2017, 06:34:56 AM
THE POSTS WERE VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL, JOE
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2017, 06:37:56 AM
If Yair wins, they have to push him straight into a title shot. That's a huge if though. I don't see a real path to victory for him.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2017, 06:41:53 AM
This is a huge, huge step up for Yair. Frankie is fast enough to avoid the kicks and get into boxing range and his hands are better then Yair's.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on March 09, 2017, 06:44:29 AM
lol Frankie is going to finish Yair

Cain is taking Big Ben's spot and rematches Werdum, finally.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 09, 2017, 06:46:04 AM
FUCK YES x2
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2017, 07:15:37 AM
Cain isn't gonna take that fight, he can't train yet. Wouldn't be surprised if the Reem jumped in to fight Fabreezio for a third time.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2017, 08:54:20 AM
Even if Cain is healthy which I doubt he is I can't see the UFC trusting him with a fight that big. I think he gets somebody in the lower end of the Top 10 when he returns.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 10, 2017, 04:53:22 AM
http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/daniel-cormier-is-mad-but-not-furious-about-being-dwarfed-on-the-ufc-210-poster

J-Steve was right, fighters are insecure people man.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 10, 2017, 05:44:03 AM
Jason Knight vs Chas Skelly @ 211. Fucking great fight, no way a card this beautiful stays intact though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on March 10, 2017, 06:02:06 AM
Cain is taking Big Ben's spot and rematches Werdum, finally.

I saw this as a headline on some MMA site (could of sworn it was BJPenn.com) on facebook, but I guess it was clickbait. My mistake.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 10, 2017, 07:52:16 AM
RDA wants a ranked opponent for UFC 212 in Rio. At 170 pounds.

Wouldn't be super surprised if it was RDA vs. Stun Gun.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 13, 2017, 03:29:07 AM
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good fight
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 13, 2017, 03:43:48 AM
I get that it's a keep-busy fight for Misha but still would have liked to see him get a ranked opponent.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 13, 2017, 03:52:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5auSpZr.png)

Bisping's takedown d is p. good, but don't underestimate the power of Georges Surely Passes.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 13, 2017, 04:09:20 AM
I've got GSP by TKO. I don't know why I do, but I do.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on March 13, 2017, 04:58:49 AM
Cardio King by split decision
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 13, 2017, 07:37:24 AM
Anderson wants to fight Nick Diaz again and I have a feeling we might get it. I don't think Anderson would "win" this time.

Romero wants to fight Anderson for an interim belt but I can't imagine that happens.

Also on the Diaz subject, Tony called Nate out.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 14, 2017, 12:04:38 AM
If he didn't get popped, I would have liked to see Cain vs Josh Barnett. Looking at Josh's record, he's never really had a chance with an elite UFC fighter. He's beaten MOST of the good fighters he's faced, but a couple of them have gotten the best of him. That's expected at this level when you have so many fights, but I'd like to see him get a full training camp, a real shot at an elite UFC fighter.

I think he'd get wrecked personally but who knows. He's got amazing longevity because he didn't take a lot of damage and trained smartly. The roids that he probably took his whole career when he wasn't fighting probably didn't hurt either.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2017, 01:04:38 AM
Cain had a fairly lengthy Facebook post recently that the gist of it was "Don't expect me back anytime soon but I'm not retiring." I'm operating under the assumption that he won't be back in the cage this year, minimum.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2017, 05:29:34 AM
Alexander Volkov vs Big Country at the Kansas City FOX card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on March 14, 2017, 05:54:49 AM
Cain had a fairly lengthy Facebook post recently that the gist of it was "Don't expect me back anytime soon but I'm not retiring." I'm operating under the assumption that he won't be back in the cage this year, minimum.

I have him retiring next year after he has to pull out of his last big return fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 14, 2017, 10:21:09 AM
They made Kelvin vs. Anderson for UFC 212.

RIP all the old GOAT's.

Reported here before all the Twitter accounts jumped on it YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 14, 2017, 11:03:45 AM
I actually saw it on twitter first.

Bad fight for Anderson. I hate seeing legends sticking around to boost younger fighter's resume's.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 16, 2017, 05:38:05 AM
Aljo Sterling vs Augusto Mendes at UFC on Fox 24 in Kansas City. Tough fight for Sterling, Augusto's striking looked great in his last fight and his BJJ is world class. If Aljo loses I think he gets cut.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2017, 07:06:43 AM
w/r/t Black Beast vs. Hunt, I don't know if Black Beast has the chin to take shots like he's going to take. Although, as I've said before, nobody can stop his power double and if he hits you on the ground you will be knocked out. I think Beast is smart enough to take Hunt down early and finish him.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2017, 07:09:55 AM
I'm not comfortable at all with Hunt fighting slightly 90 days after getting knocked out as badly as he did.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 20, 2017, 07:12:43 AM
I'm not comfortable with Hunt fighting period at this point.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2017, 07:16:07 AM
Yeah, he's not motivated at all. Far too distracted by his lawsuits. He got fucked up by a dude who had food poisoning and could barely keep from shitting and vomiting long enough to get in the cage.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 22, 2017, 09:37:16 AM
Rockhold wants to move up to heavy and fight Werdum. Seriously.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on March 22, 2017, 10:31:04 AM
Uh... I know they don't like each other based upon their critiques on how they both lost their title matches but that's a weird fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 22, 2017, 10:34:49 AM
Damn. Wouldn't be surprised if ownership went straight PRIDE at this point and promoted freak show fights like this to get some buys. I'd watch the shit out of this fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 22, 2017, 11:16:23 AM
So, they made an OKC card.

It gets Boetsch vs. Hendricks and...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCPOzq43Rs

Taking on Dennis Siver.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 22, 2017, 11:36:05 AM
I like them both.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 23, 2017, 05:06:57 AM
Lil Nog is fighting Ilir Latifi on that card as well.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 26, 2017, 01:37:15 AM
Maia/Masvidal, Miocic/JDS, and DC/Rumble are all close to pick 'em fights. If you're confident in any of them, good to place bets.

I'm not that confident, but I'd pick Rumble and JDS. The Masvidal fight is obviously super dangerous for Maia, I can't make a prediction either way as I like both guys. BUT DEMIAN SHOULD BE FIGHTING FOR A TITLE DAMN YOU DANA WHITE
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 26, 2017, 03:13:08 AM
I dunno about Maia/Masvidal. Demian was ragdolling big dudes at MW and Jorge is a small 170. I think that strength is going to play a big factor but Gamebreds takedown defense makes it an intriguing fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 26, 2017, 03:25:05 AM
I would pick Maia but I'm biased for Maia so I don't know that I'm the best source.

But my feeling is that Masvidal's BJJ off of his back is mediocre. I think Maia only needs to put him down once and have like two minutes to work for him to get the finish. He's also really good at avoiding strikes on the feet and throwing feints and jabs to set up his takedown. I believe.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2017, 05:21:30 AM
Reem/Werdum III at UFC 213 in Vegas.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 29, 2017, 06:50:56 AM
lol I have an interest in both guys, but another fight between them is the last thing I want to see. It might be more interesting with King's MMA Werdum striking though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2017, 07:07:09 AM
Werdum fought like a moron against Stipe and looked like shit against Browne and also hasn't looked the same since USADA.

Reem dropped Stipe and looked like shit against Hunt but still managed to get the KO despite food poisoning and also hasn't looked the same since USADA.

I dunno.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 29, 2017, 07:20:35 AM
I'm cool with this because whoever wins has a built in rematch for whoever wins JDS/Stipe 2. This third fight is a chess match which is exactly what I want to see from heavyweight at this point. I also really don't want to see somebody like the Reem get in there with Ngannou and get beat the fuck down.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 30, 2017, 08:33:36 AM
Fight Night 112 on June 25th in Oklahoma will be headlined by Kevin Lee vs Michael Chiesa.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 03, 2017, 04:12:09 AM
RDA's 170 pound debut is going to be against Tarec on June 17th. Can't wait for that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 03, 2017, 05:25:17 AM
Eugh. Tarec is the stand-up version of lay and pray. Not interested.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 03, 2017, 11:08:54 AM
LAWLER VS COWBOY UFC 213 SERIOUS THIS TIME
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 03, 2017, 11:19:51 PM
My initial instinct says Robbie runs through him so long as his chin isn't wrecked. I have to see more of their fights though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 04, 2017, 03:54:16 AM
Cowboy looks like shit against good southpaws. If RDA and Nate can destroy him like that, Lawler should be able to. Pettis also wrecked him when fighting southpaw.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 04, 2017, 06:54:59 AM
Theyre in a similar spot at this point chin-wise.  Difference here is Robbie will be coming off a 9 month layoff with little to know sparring by his own admission.  Cerrone just took a a concussion combo-meal.  It points to Robbie laying him out.

Cerrone would have to fight extremely patiently.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 06, 2017, 09:42:29 AM
Kelvin tested positive for a lot of weed in-competition so the Anderson fight has been cancelled. What a joke.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 06, 2017, 10:24:11 AM
He's been pulled from the fight. It's not cancelled. Romero will fight Anderson but only if it's for an interim belt.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 06, 2017, 11:27:08 AM
He's been pulled from the fight. It's not cancelled. Romero will fight Anderson but only if it's for an interim belt.

I think every fight should be for an interim title
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 11, 2017, 01:54:16 AM
Fighters Only is citing a source saying that Vitor is stepping in for Kelvin and fighting Anderson. Please both dudes retire afterwards if true.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 11, 2017, 03:42:59 AM
Fighters Only is citing a source saying that Vitor is stepping in for Kelvin and fighting Anderson. Please both dudes retire afterwards if true.

I'd be ok with this. And, yeah. A double retirement would be ideal .
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 11, 2017, 06:37:17 AM
Holm vs Correia targeted for FN 111 in Singapore. OK.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 11, 2017, 06:50:54 AM
Betch gonna get murdered.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on April 11, 2017, 06:52:59 AM
They are desperate for Holly to win a fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 11, 2017, 06:54:01 AM
Pretty sure 145 is going to be abolished. Once de Randamie said she needed surgery that was the end of it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 11, 2017, 06:55:51 AM
And Cyborg has two fights left on her deal and Bellator would make a hard play for her. Without Cris the division is toast.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 11, 2017, 08:20:56 AM
Fighters Only is citing a source saying that Vitor is stepping in for Kelvin and fighting Anderson. Please both dudes retire afterwards if true.

I'd be ok with this. And, yeah. A double retirement would be ideal .

winner gets winner of GSP vs. Bisping. Loser gets the loser in the rematch to end all rematches.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 11, 2017, 08:22:52 AM
Vitor knocks out Anderson IMO. Those bombs he was throwing at Kelvin somebody can only take if they have a chin like Kelvin.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 11, 2017, 08:37:18 AM
For real. He was throwing some heat at Kelvin.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 11, 2017, 08:45:26 AM
I told you guys I had a reason to believe in Vitor's old man boxing and power, but I didn't take into account Kelvin's weed-strengthened chin.

That's not a joke, the Diaz bros know wtf is up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 11, 2017, 09:05:58 AM
Apparently Aldo wants to be a boxer after his contract is up, but I think he's delusional if he believes his chin can hold up against more accurate, harder punches.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 11, 2017, 10:01:51 AM
Also, Anderson would rather fight Yoel or Nick than Vitor.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 11, 2017, 10:07:39 AM
Nick is the payday and fun fight, Yoel brings the title shot. Holy shit at wanting to fight Yoel though, Anderson is still the man. Never forget the 2006-2013 run of dominance, and don't discount the warrior spirit he's had since his debut TWENTY YEARS AGO THIS JUNE 25TH BAH GAWWWWD

BAH GAWD THEY HAVE A FIGHT NIGHT ON THAT DATE IN OKLAHOMA KEVIN LEE AND CHIESA CANT CARRY THAT SHIT KEEP BJ AS THE CO MAN AND PUT ANDERSON VS YOEL AS THE MAIN EVEN THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPIDAHHHHH
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2017, 12:54:45 AM
There is nothing about Nick vs Anderson II that says "fun fight".
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 12, 2017, 12:58:08 AM
For all the people who just remember:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/A8ytoHlZjnA/maxresdefault.jpg)

it's a fun fight
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2017, 01:00:07 AM
I wish I had the power to selectively focus on two seconds out of 25 minutes and let it influence how I define something.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 12, 2017, 01:40:06 AM
Yeah. Nick's first round antics were fun. I remember almost nothing else about the fight otherwise.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on April 12, 2017, 01:51:56 AM
I remember nick/Anderson being a fun fight but mostly one sided.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2017, 01:53:17 AM
The most fun thing about it was the outrage afterwards from the Diaz fanboys who thought Nick won that fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 12, 2017, 03:49:45 AM
HE DID WTH
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 12, 2017, 03:55:35 AM
The most fun thing about it was the outrage afterwards from the Diaz fanboys who thought Nick won that fight.

Nick Diaz has been fucked in every decision loss he's ever had. Just ask him
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 12, 2017, 04:30:41 AM
The fight was fun in the moment bc you kept getting little glimpses of a skilled exchange and anticipating more. When you rewatch it the magic is gone. It's dull.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 12, 2017, 05:20:24 AM
^that's the perfect description of the fight imo
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2017, 06:00:09 AM
The most fun thing about it was the outrage afterwards from the Diaz fanboys who thought Nick won that fight.

Nick Diaz has been fucked in every decision loss he's ever had. Just ask him

The most unspoken truth in mma is that you can make a fairly compelling argument for Nick being the most overrated fighter of all time but the Diaz brothers (and not undeservedly) have some of the most passionate fans in the sport who'd shut that shit down pretty quick regardless of how good the argument is.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 12, 2017, 06:07:43 AM
If Nick was named Vitor Belfort, I would agree. It is very likely factual that the only fighter Vitor ever beat when off gear was a 45 year old Dan Henderson.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2017, 06:16:55 AM
See, now you're opening up a can of worms by bringing steroids in/out of the picture. I think I'm going to start a thread about this.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 12, 2017, 06:19:42 AM
Even if I take them out, there's still a great argument against Vitor. Companies have been able to make money off him for 20 years now because he beat Tank Abbott.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 12, 2017, 06:25:03 AM
I'd say that Vitor even had a chance to have a 2nd career was because he beat Tank Abbott.  If we count that era of his career (obv juiced) then it is more accurate, IMO to say that the only reason he's had a career for the last 4 years is because of his 2008-2013 run of utter destruction.  Lost to Jones/prime Silva an absolutely WASTED everyone else.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 12, 2017, 07:39:26 AM
If Nick was named Vitor Belfort, I would agree. It is very likely factual that the only fighter Vitor ever beat when off gear was a 45 year old Dan Henderson.

Wanderlei was on gear too, cancels out. Same with Bisping if you believe Rampage, Hendo too.

It's funny that you bring that up though, because before TRT Vitor was always thought of as someone who should have been elite, but always lost to every elite guy he fought. It's funny now how people don't even take that stuff into account. 2013 never forget.

I would also say that Vitor at 185 was clean except when he got the TRT exemption. There was a clear difference between the guy that knocked out Rockhold and the guy that knocked out Akiyama.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 12, 2017, 07:40:46 AM
I don't think Bisping was on anything. Never showed a performance level that could make me think so.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 13, 2017, 07:31:34 AM
Gian Villante vs Steve Bosse at the UFC on Fox card in Long Island in July.

TWO HOSSES BANGING OUT BAH GAWD.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 13, 2017, 08:11:39 AM
Gian will have his LI crew, hopefully Bosse brings the Bosse Posse from the QC for this war.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 13, 2017, 08:12:22 AM
Gian is gonna get merked. Bigly.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 17, 2017, 04:46:36 AM
Woodley started a training camp. No idea who he's facing.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 17, 2017, 04:49:30 AM
NOT MAIA WTF
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 17, 2017, 05:00:13 AM
Well if he's gonna fight in August for example, it's probably best to start training for Maia right now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 17, 2017, 05:08:32 AM
Maia must be planning on tapping Gamebred quick if he's going to have that quick of a turnaround for a title shot.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 17, 2017, 05:10:47 AM

ONE PUNCH MATE
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 17, 2017, 06:36:37 PM
Cyborg says she's fighting de Randamie for the hardly existent 145 pound belt at UFC 214.

On the same show DC is supposed to defend against Manuwa or Jones.

And it's in Anaheim and I can't go!
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 17, 2017, 11:49:45 PM
Banned from Anaheim, eh?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 18, 2017, 12:12:32 AM
Damn Trump has extended his travel ban to Intra-Cali movement eh?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 18, 2017, 12:18:27 AM
Marcellus Wallace revoked all his Anaheim privileges.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 18, 2017, 10:14:00 AM
Too poor.

Woodley says he's fighting that day too.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2017, 01:09:13 AM
Dana hates Woodley so if they can get DC/Jones or DC/Manuwa booked for that show alongside Cyborg/GDR then I think Woodley's fight gets bumped to another show.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 19, 2017, 01:54:25 AM
I could see a "special edition" Fight Pass card headlined by Woodley's next defense right around that same card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 19, 2017, 02:01:02 AM
enjoy those fight pass subscription points, pal

Spoiler: show
(http://urdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/white_dana_big_3811.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2017, 02:18:34 AM
Woodley deserves to be relegated to FP with how he fought last time around.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 19, 2017, 02:34:56 AM
smh couldn't appreciate a technical purist classic

Spoiler: show
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rRW9HYk93YM/0.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2017, 02:44:11 AM
I guess I'm just a racist.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 19, 2017, 03:05:32 AM
smh couldn't appreciate a technical purist classic

Spoiler: show
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rRW9HYk93YM/0.jpg)


Yeah. I loved Joe after that going on about how much he loved the fight that he was paid very well to call, and getting on at the thousands of people that each paid hundreds of dollars to watch
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 19, 2017, 03:57:44 AM
He had to have just felt that way because he's a big fan of both guys and was caught up in the chess match upon first viewing.  No WAY he rewatched it right?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 19, 2017, 05:31:21 AM
tbf, Joe does that for a lot of fights that fans boo. I Think he did that for Silva/Leites too, another awful fight. I think he just looks up to fighters too much to criticize them for inactivity, so he paints it as being 'technical' and 'tactical'.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2017, 06:02:57 AM
Anik keeps it real though. I remember when fans gave him shit on twitter because he was trying to sell Danielle Taylor vs Maryna Moroz back in the summer and it was a stinker, he apologized the next day and said he shouldn't have been trying to pull one over on the fans. Rogan would never do that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on April 19, 2017, 06:22:25 AM
I guess I'm just a racist.

added to the list
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2017, 12:05:12 PM
Jones-DC 2 for UFC 214. No tune up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on April 20, 2017, 12:49:02 PM
Incoming failed drug test for DC just to spice this feud up
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2017, 01:24:04 PM
If DC makes it to the fight without getting injured, it's probably going to be the best preparation he's ever had. Won't have time to get fat between fights.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 21, 2017, 12:59:11 AM
Dana has also said that if Jones fights at 214 he won't be the main event sooooooo.........

So Dana is lying. Who the fuck are we kidding.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 21, 2017, 01:58:50 AM
DC's best shot at a win here.  Smart by WME to try and milk a third
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 21, 2017, 02:13:27 AM
I don't see anything in DC's game since the first fight that doesn't shake my belief that Jones is the absolute worst style matchup. He has the range and striking to land, the takedown defense to stuff whatever Cormier rushes him with and the clinch game to dish it back. Unless Jones has completely fallen off a cliff in the last 14 months I think he wins again and DC moves up to HW.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 21, 2017, 02:33:52 AM
If DC's cardio holds up, I think he could out point for 3 rounds. I'm also assuming Jones is a more timid version of hi former self and fights similarly to the OSP fight. In all honesty, if Jones is strong mentally DC can't win. But he is skilled enough to capitalize on a lazy Jones.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 21, 2017, 03:02:36 AM
DC has never won a fight by out-pointing anybody standing. If he can't take Jones down (and I don't think he can) he 100% loses the fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 21, 2017, 04:13:10 AM
Well then perhaps out-pointing was a poor choice of words.  I think DC can win 3 rounds if he can establish himself as the aggressor.  My main point is obviously I don't think he can finish Jones, but he just had zero in the tank for the championship rounds in their first fight.  Acknowledging that, I also have to acknowledge what both guys have looked like since then.  Better cardio for DC and a rusty Jon again leads me to believe DC can win 3 boring clinch heavy rounds.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 21, 2017, 04:45:10 AM
If DC tries to establish himself as the aggressor I think he runs into a quick beating. Even after the layoff I don't see Jones losing this fight
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on April 21, 2017, 05:11:17 AM
DC was doing well in the first fight until he got poked in the eye... I see that happening again.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 25, 2017, 04:56:58 AM
Gian Villante vs Steve Bosse at the UFC on Fox card in Long Island in July.

TWO HOSSES BANGING OUT BAH GAWD.

So this is now Villante vs Patrick Cummins.

Steve Bosse is fighting Jarod Cannonier at the TUF Finale.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 25, 2017, 11:20:59 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTUfMkahR4C/?hl=en

good training, if Manuwa is training with the wrestler now...
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 26, 2017, 02:55:11 AM
All Stars and Alliance have a working relationship I imagine he's gotten some time in with Phil.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 02:42:12 AM
It sounds like Kelvin's reefer madness issues are going to clear up sooner then thought, they might re-book the Anderson fight for UFC 213 in July. If Anderson is set on fighting on the 212 card they're looking at...........OSP at a 195 lbs catchweight.

*Throws up a little*
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 27, 2017, 03:10:23 AM
It literally feels like they thought "who is another big black guy we can throw in with Anderson?" The UFC loves selling the nationalism/racism angles when it comes to booking/promoting Anderson fights. Sonnen's shit, Brunson, they picked him over Mousasi which would have been a way more competitive fight for UFC 200, Vitor's Inter-Brazilian feud sold a lot of PPV's down there, and then of course 'he should go back to Japan where the competition is a little easier'

https://youtu.be/myRaxbkJN64

I love Leben and thought he could win that fight but seeing Anderson come in and destroy in his debut is still one of the most satisfying things I've ever seen as a fan, and I remember my reaction/feeling to this day. But damn these guys love pushing those angles.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 27, 2017, 04:28:45 AM
Quote
Edmonton will soon become the 10th Canadian city to host a UFC event.

Officials today announced UFC 216 is slated for Sept. 9 at Rogers Place. The event airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Guess Calgary will have to build a new arena before Dana "makes it up to us" for 149.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 05:18:57 AM
Don't worry, the main event will look amazing but they'll end up with Gunnar Nelson/Alan Jouban II as the main event.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 27, 2017, 05:23:36 AM
If that also includes the crowd pissing Dana off so much he never goes back I'm all for it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2017, 05:24:44 AM
Nunes/Pennington when Shevchenko drops out.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 05:33:36 AM
Random guess or do you know something we don't?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 27, 2017, 05:35:44 AM
Just guessing.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 27, 2017, 05:46:15 AM
Disappointed we didn't get a USADA reference.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 28, 2017, 02:46:42 AM
Combate is reporting Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt at UFC 212.

Edit: Vitor has posted to his Instagram that this will be his last fight with UFC.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 01, 2017, 08:37:15 AM
Anderson is threatening to retire if they won't make an interim belt for him to fight Yoel Romero. He doesn't want to fight Yoel otherwise. You know, good if they don't make that interim belt. I'm done with that shit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 01, 2017, 08:41:33 AM
I'd much rather see Anderson retire instead of getting murdered by Romero for a fake title.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on May 01, 2017, 12:30:18 PM
Why the hell do they need an interim belt?  Did I miss Bisping getting hurt or something?  I'm with 909, this interim shit is whack.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 01, 2017, 12:39:19 PM
Well the rumours are Tony vs Nate for the interim belt but did you guys see the recent pics of Nate he looks like he'd struggle to make Middleweight so that's out.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 01, 2017, 12:49:12 PM
Why the hell do they need an interim belt?  Did I miss Bisping getting hurt or something?  I'm with 909, this interim shit is whack.

Anderson is just demanding it. It's time to put a stop to this shit and if he has to retire I'm ok with it. Yoel would beat his brains in anyway.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 01, 2017, 11:18:06 PM
Sure but the idea that Anderson is somehow beneath a title shot when guys have got them coming off of losses is also a stupid argument to make.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 02, 2017, 09:00:47 AM
I'm intrigued by the fight. Yoel is 40 years old. He will look old suddenly and won't be that terminator any fight now. Idk if he can just get around the testing or he's actually a freak (much like Anderson) but I remember what happened around the time Anderson turned 40.

Spider beats him and no one ever questions GOAT status again or gets pounded into oblivion and retires. He's not thinking retirement because his last six fights  in his mind were basically, fluke, injury, win, robbed by herb dean, short notice exhibition loss, win. If he gets that head bounced off the canvas again he'll hang em up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 02, 2017, 10:05:23 AM
Never in a million years did I think I would see this headline:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/5/2/15512856/morning-report-chuck-liddells-trainer-on-possible-comeback-it-would-depend-on-the-opponent-iceman

BAHHHHHH GAWWWWD

I don't want to see him get hurt, but if he wants to knock out chael sonnen at a Bellator show I wouldn't mind.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 02, 2017, 10:05:56 AM
I don't want him to fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 02, 2017, 10:06:31 AM
Chuck vs. Royce in the summer, calling it now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2017, 01:27:11 AM
Man, why did Kimbo have to die? Chuck vs Kimbo would have been the shit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 03, 2017, 01:59:23 AM
BAH GAWD :'(
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 03, 2017, 05:24:30 AM
Thinking about it now, Maia hasn't fought for nine months and at his age he might become over the hill at any moment. I know he's got the handy couture style but that stuff still matters. I really hope he gets a title shot before they sacrifice him to Mike Perry when he's old  :(

damn I just checked, Maia is the underdog. worth a shot imo.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2017, 06:13:12 AM
Showtime returns to 155 against Jim Miller at UFC 213. Good fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 03, 2017, 06:16:36 AM
Just came here to post that.

Also my man Chris Wade vs. New Jerseys Frankie Perez at Nassau Coliseum.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 04, 2017, 01:29:57 AM
Valentina Bullet vs Amanda Lioness @ UFC 213.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 04, 2017, 10:58:57 AM
Holy shit. That card is unbelievable at this point.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 06, 2017, 02:44:06 AM
Dana says no to MW interim title. Still wants to book the fight without it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 08, 2017, 12:24:26 AM
Struve and Volkov both wanna fight each other on the Rotterdam card in September. I would be happy with that fight, don't know if the UFC puts it together but they should.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 09, 2017, 04:31:17 AM
Thomas Almeida vs Jimmie Rivera at the Fox card on Long Island. Ooooooooooooooooooh lawds.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 10, 2017, 12:38:45 AM
Gokhan Saki is rumoured to have signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. He's a great kickboxer and has a style that would translate, but he's 34 and has been in a lot of wars and I've seen or heard nothing of him training MMA.

Could still end up being ranked in the heavyweight division, lirl
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 10, 2017, 02:11:51 AM
Gokhan vs. Black Beast please
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2017, 05:00:34 AM
You know your division is complete dogshit when a longtime kickboxer who hasn't fought in over two years and had one mma fight over a decade ago is being considered a possible contender.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 10, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
GSP/Bisping has been cancelled and Yoel Romero is being given his title shot.

Doo Ho Choi is fighting Andre Fili at UFC 214.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2017, 12:50:38 AM
Choi/Fili is gonna be buck but the way Andre leaves his chin out there holy fuck Superboy is gonna blast him at some point.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 11, 2017, 02:06:16 AM
Re: Bisping/Yoel, don't be surprised if this is just a negotiating tactic from Dana. Neither Bisping or Yoel has made any announcements on social media. I doubt contracts have been signed. It might end up being the fight, but it's not official.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2017, 02:46:12 AM
I don't doubt that but keep in mind that GSP has twice now publicly changed the timetable for his return. First it was spring, now it's anytime after November. I know it's foolish to believe Dana but given the circumstances I think this might be legit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2017, 02:51:00 AM
I think they tried to force GSP to come back earlier than he wanted to and it isn't going to go down like that, so it's in their best interest to move on. I bet they will try to go back one more time and make GSP fight Bisping in September, but if he doesn't the thing is off.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2017, 02:57:37 AM
I mean, GSP vs Anderson while Bisping/Yoel goes down seems almost too obvious so they won't do it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2017, 03:22:29 AM
The LA Times is reporting Bisping/Romero will be at UFC 213 and that GSP won't return until 2018.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 11, 2017, 03:51:25 AM
I'm good with that. But it's funny because Bisping cried about a money fight this whole time and now....:D
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2017, 03:53:41 AM
It ain't his fault. I'm sure he's pissed, he just lost the easiest fight out there along with the biggest payday.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 11, 2017, 04:10:08 AM
I wonder what is holding GSP back.

And oh my god Yoel is going to straight murder Bisping.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 11, 2017, 08:30:28 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_213

Too many title fights, something has to get switched over. That card is insane though as it stands now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2017, 01:48:00 PM
Kelvin gets to beat up another guy past his best when he takes on Chris Weidman.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on May 11, 2017, 02:20:41 PM
Kelvin going against The Weedman this soon is too much.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 11, 2017, 04:31:15 PM
The Weedman is not a broken down old man like the other dudes they matched Kelvin up with. With the weight advantage, I gotta take the Chris by smothering decision. If he loses to a guy that lost to Neil Magny though, man what a fall from grace.

But he IS a vocal Trump supporter, which will give Kelvin all the motivation he needs.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 11, 2017, 04:40:16 PM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/5/11/15628616/georges-st-pierre-reacts-to-dana-whites-threat-to-cancel-michael-bisping-fight

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During his appearance on Australian television, White said Yoel Romero, considered the consensus No. 1 contender, would fight Bisping next. However, according to multiple sources, a Bisping vs. Romero fight has not been finalized just yet.

Bisping has also made it abundantly clear over the past two months that he is most interested in fighting St-Pierre next.

Dana is going overboard with the PR bullying. This org desperately needs a new boss.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2017, 04:49:10 PM
Bisping-GSP was also never finalized. Somebody refused to sign a bout agreement and is not telling the truth. If I had to guess it would be GSP. If one of the guys refuses to sign a bout agreement with the date on it, it's time to put an end to this charade. Whoever decided they should go out there to do a press conference with no bout agreement should be kicked out of the sport. All this nonsense prevented them from ever putting the momentum behind Yoel getting his shot and should never have happened. It's only ever returning fighters that have these issues and it's a great case for making them earn their title shot rather than have one handed to them.

Also this would explain why Dana didn't want to do Yoel-Andy for a fake belt.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2017, 01:10:05 AM
Main event for UFC Glasgow is Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzi Scheme. Co-main is Cynthia Calvilo vs JoJo Calderwood.

Both pretty WTF fights. I can't help but look at the co-main in terms of a style matchup and think that UFC is doing it so they can cut Calderwood. Calvilo is going to run a train on her.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 12, 2017, 02:35:39 AM
Yeah, I'm not happy about that co-main. Cynthia should be able to take her down at will and can probably submit her.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2017, 03:25:41 AM
It also doesn't help that JoJo has look super tentative in the stand-up department lately. Aside from the TKO win over Letourneau she hasn't finished anybody since 2013, Calvilo is going to bully her against the cage and take her down and once she does it's all over.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 12, 2017, 03:52:51 AM
Calvillo is the next big thing, imo. Her striking defence is lacking but her grappling is legit enough to help her beat anyone in the division.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 12, 2017, 04:45:27 AM
It also doesn't help that JoJo has look super tentative in the stand-up department lately. Aside from the TKO win over Letourneau she hasn't finished anybody since 2013, Calvilo is going to bully her against the cage and take her down and once she does it's all over.

I don't know if they will get Jojo now that I think about it. She does have that win over Valerie at 125 and aren't they starting that division now? This might be her last stop at 115 and to help boost Calvilo up and give her another win. She's too popular and foreign to get cut so soon (especially when Jessica Eye is still on the roster).
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2017, 06:00:21 AM
Ponz has no way to beat Nelson, he can't stop the takedowns. He can throw down but obviously this fight is so Gunni can get more recognition.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2017, 06:09:45 AM
It also doesn't help that JoJo has look super tentative in the stand-up department lately. Aside from the TKO win over Letourneau she hasn't finished anybody since 2013, Calvilo is going to bully her against the cage and take her down and once she does it's all over.

I don't know if they will get Jojo now that I think about it. She does have that win over Valerie at 125 and aren't they starting that division now? This might be her last stop at 115 and to help boost Calvilo up and give her another win. She's too popular and foreign to get cut so soon (especially when Jessica Eye is still on the roster).

I'm sure if she loses she'll get another shot at 125 but I just think if you're looking to build somebody back up from a loss this isn't the type of matchup you make. There isn't any shame in losing to Andrade but given that her UFC losses (including on TUF) have been by submission I feel like there's other fights out there she could have got.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2017, 07:29:10 AM
Garbrandt is having a procedure done in Germany for his back. Not a good sign there, also:

http://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-213 - it's not on the page anymore.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2017, 07:31:19 AM
Dillashaw also posted to his Instagram page that UFC cancelled his flight out to the press conference for today.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 12, 2017, 07:32:19 AM
Now I really see why they're trying to force Bisping-Romero to be in July.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on May 12, 2017, 07:46:21 AM
I expect Bisping to be like how he was before he thought he was gonna get the GSP fight and will no longer be 100%.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 13, 2017, 05:17:49 AM
Sounds like Korean Zombie is going to fight Lamas. Yes please.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 13, 2017, 05:34:33 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BT_AmrRgZ_C/

a lot of the rumours of him getting overweight seem foolish, or he just gets in shape really quickly. That would make sense too, considering people at his level of athleticism can shed weight far quicker than a regular person.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 16, 2017, 01:38:44 AM
Tim Means vs Alex Garcia in Oklahoma. Should be a good one until Dirty Bird finds that baby thigh-soft chin.

Also Dennis Bermudez vs Darren Elkins at the Long Island card. WWYKI.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 17, 2017, 01:11:05 AM
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“Honestly, it’s news to me. I haven’t heard anything about it. I reached out to Georges and he said he hasn’t heard anything officially either, and I still haven’t heard anything from the UFC or Dana White. I know that a lot of people are complaining about this potential delay with Georges, so we’ll see what happens.

“So yeah, to clarify, as of right now, no official word from the UFC. I haven’t heard anything and Georges is still hoping for it, I’m still hoping for it. I’ll say this, I was offered the fight twice. I was offered the fight in October and it never materialized. I was offered the fight in January or February and it did materialize and we had a press conference and we shook hands and we stood there in Las Vegas and we talked a bit of shit. So okay, I haven’t had a bout agreement but that is the plan. That was the offer and I accepted and I kind of feel that once a deal is made, we should stick to it.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/s25z68.jpg)

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“It’s a blessing in disguise because I can’t fight anytime soon. I can’t exercise, I can’t train. My knee is giving me many, many problems. It was doing it in Thailand, it’s still getting no better. . . So long story short, what I’m getting at is I’m not going to be ready to fight anytime soon so again, that’s another reason why this plays into the perfect scenario for me.

(http://i.imgur.com/HjQAo.gif)
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 04:35:05 AM
Dana said that if Bisping can't defend the title they'll do Romero vs Bobby Knuckles for an interim belt.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 23, 2017, 12:08:35 PM
Bobby Knuckles vs Yoel Romero for the interim MW belt is your co-main for UFC 213 in July. TJ Dillashaw drops to 125 and meets DJ in August.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 23, 2017, 12:10:58 PM
Bisping is never coming back, so I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 24, 2017, 02:11:01 AM
DJ is saying that he's fighting Ray Borg and that Dillashaw should have to fight at least once at 125 before he gets a shot.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 24, 2017, 02:28:08 AM
DJ is saying that he's fighting Ray Borg and that Dillashaw should have to fight at least once at 125 before he gets a shot.

While I get where he's coming from, you'd think DJ would be happy to be an opponent that finally has name value.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 24, 2017, 03:04:35 AM
I think what you're saying is highlighting a criticism of DJ in regards to connecting with fans. His most high profile and marketable fight he's ever had comes across his plate and his first reaction is "Yeah, I don't know if I want that fight".
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 24, 2017, 03:17:58 AM
I think what you're saying is highlighting a criticism of DJ in regards to connecting with fans. His most high profile and marketable fight he's ever had comes across his plate and his first reaction is "Yeah, I don't know if I want that fight".

You'd also think he'd be up for a challenge. It's been a while since he hasn't had a fight that was a blowout. I'm always up for a DJ fight because the guy is masterful, but I never feel like he's going to lose. So they're fun fights, but not really compelling.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 24, 2017, 03:33:27 AM
Great point and one I'm going to use going forward. DJ's fights are always entertaining because he competes at such a high level but they're rarely compelling because nobody has threatened him in forever.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 24, 2017, 11:21:17 AM
Barao is going back to 135 to fight Sterling.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 25, 2017, 01:24:17 AM
Barao is going back to 135 to fight Sterling. to kill himself making BW and drop out of the fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 26, 2017, 01:19:39 PM
The UFC wants Junior to die by fighting Ngannou. Please no.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on May 26, 2017, 02:44:04 PM
I wonder which part of the cage he can get stuck in before getting KTFO this time
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 26, 2017, 02:47:26 PM
I'm picking Ngannou, but he's still not proven against a guy at JDS's striking level, even if he's slowed down by this point.

But we'll know within the first fifteen seconds whether it'll be a scrap or beatdown.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 31, 2017, 06:17:56 AM
Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214. The insurance coverage for a DC injury or Jones cocaine binge is in place.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 31, 2017, 06:35:10 AM
Jimi can get cracked, but I'm p. sure he lights Volkan up. Too soon for MMA Cesaro.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 01, 2017, 08:36:17 AM
Rashad Evans vs Sam Alvey at the Mexico City card.

That.....reading that doesn't feel right....at all.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on June 01, 2017, 10:08:16 AM
what a confusing fight to put on that card
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 02, 2017, 03:27:08 AM
Korean Zombie is hurt, out of the fight w/ Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214. Gawwwwwwwwwdamnit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 06, 2017, 06:01:10 AM
Jason Knight is replacing Korean Zombie against Lamas. Big step up for Hick Diaz but I love the fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 06, 2017, 02:43:30 PM
If it was five rounds I'd comfortably pick the Knight, but even with three I'm a fanboy and still believe he'll somehow pull out the victory.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 07, 2017, 01:38:46 AM
Lamas has only lost to Holloway, Mendes and Aldo in his UFC run. Knight isn't even ranked yet. I wouldn't be totally shocked if he pulled it off but Lamas will be a justified favorite.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 07, 2017, 02:31:01 AM
Stylistically though, the rubber guard plus the trailer park brawling will make this a tough fight for Llamas.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 07, 2017, 02:54:57 AM
Ricardo has great ground and pound and top control, he dealt with Hioki's guard without much trouble. Not saying he can't get caught but I don't think Knight has anything for him he hasn't seen before.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 07, 2017, 05:39:58 AM
Kawajiri still has the legendary top pressure and that fight is a good indication of how this one might play out. But Knight had a good showing even in losing as a young prospect, and he's probably grown leaps and bounds since then. I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 09, 2017, 05:31:10 AM
Mike Perry vs Thiago Alves at UFC 215.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 09, 2017, 07:02:23 AM
Good fight and test for both guys. Is Mike Perry really ready for the elite of the division, is Alves over the hill or can he stay relevant? I'm gonna pull a Rogan and say I don't know man, but I love these young lion vs. old dawg matchups.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 09, 2017, 07:21:19 AM
Mike Perry is going to smash his face.

All these old guys are done.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 09, 2017, 07:24:18 AM
Perry's lack of footwork got exposed pretty bad by Jouban and he got outpointed pretty handily. I think Thiago is long in the tooth for the fight game but style-wise I think he's got the skillset to make Platinum look bad.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 13, 2017, 05:48:24 PM
Rumour, but according to Schaub it's HUNDRED PRECENT:

http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/schaub-ngannou-vs-jds-100-happening.3549281/
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 14, 2017, 01:49:41 AM
Superboy is hurt and out of the fight w/ Andre Fili. Gawwwwwdamnit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 19, 2017, 02:37:16 AM
UFC has stripped Germaine de Randamie of the women's featherweight belt, Cyborg vs Megan Anderson at UFC 214 for the vacant/not really vacant because it was never defended belt.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 19, 2017, 04:27:06 AM
I like how de Randamie emerged from whatever hole she was hiding in to comment on the story. Like an animal would do after hibernating.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 19, 2017, 04:49:19 AM
UFC has stripped Germaine de Randamie of the women's featherweight belt, Cyborg vs Megan Anderson at UFC 214 for the vacant/not really vacant because it was never defended belt.

I know it's not the same thing. But Conor has won two UFC titles (four mma titles total), all before GDR and has yet to defend one.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 19, 2017, 05:27:11 AM
GDR dug her own grave by flip-flopping on whether or not she was going to defend, kept bringing up a hand injury and then said she was focused on going back to 135. She dug her own grave.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on June 19, 2017, 05:36:12 AM
UFC has stripped Germaine de Randamie of the women's featherweight belt, Cyborg vs Megan Anderson at UFC 214 for the vacant/not really vacant because it was never defended belt.

I know it's not the same thing. But Conor has won two UFC titles (four mma titles total), all before GDR and has yet to defend one.

it's why he's the GOAT
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 20, 2017, 07:03:11 AM
Super Sage draws John Makdessi at UFC 214.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 20, 2017, 07:46:00 AM
uh oh
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2017, 02:21:51 AM
Cat Zingano wants Holly Holm at 145 to determine the next title challenger. I full endorse that fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 27, 2017, 11:31:22 AM
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Featherweight   Gray Maynard   vs.   Teruto Ishihara   

wth this fight is happening in two weeks. They just keep shoving Gray on these TUF cards, like they think there's some weird promotional synergy between him and this long running shit franchise.

I do think the double finish with him and Emerson is one of the most memorable TUF Finale moments. One of those things that will probably be forgotten unless a real historian catalogues the sport.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2017, 12:41:23 AM
Cowboy is hurt, Lawler fight is likely going to get shifted to UFC 214 and speaking of that card Megan Anderson is hurt and out of the Cyborg fight, Invitca 135 champ Tonya Evinger is stepping in.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 28, 2017, 04:12:27 AM
CSAC won't allow Barao to fight at 135. He has to fight Sterling at 140.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2017, 05:03:40 AM
Makes sense. I wish other state AC's were like that in terms of monitoring fighters who've had weight issues before, this is the first time I can recall a catch-weight being imposed like this.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2017, 05:18:23 AM
JDS vs Ngannou at UFC 215 in Edmonton.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on June 28, 2017, 05:25:16 AM
Makes sense. I wish other state AC's were like that in terms of monitoring fighters who've had weight issues before, this is the first time I can recall a catch-weight being imposed like this.

So has he just had problems cutting for this fight and they did this to avoid health issues?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 28, 2017, 05:27:34 AM
They refused to license him at 135 based on his prior attempts, including when he blew weight and Joe Soto stepped in. Commissions need to be more proactive in dealing with this, so I approve.

I think the UFC and the commissions should consider moving every weight class up five pounds.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2017, 05:58:28 AM
Damn people are just no-selling the JDS/Ngannou announcement. RIP to an old dawg.

It's crazy to me that JDS is just two and a half years older than Ngannou. Peaks in this sport don't last long, in no small part due to all the damage you take. It doesn't matter who you are, if you stay past your time you will get wrecked.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 28, 2017, 05:59:05 AM
Ngannou is gonna kill him. I would rather not see it or write anything else about it. I may not watch it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2017, 06:08:33 AM
This is the same provincial commission that allowed Tim Hague to get killed in a boxing ring.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on June 28, 2017, 08:28:44 AM
Weren't we saying the same thing about Hunt and Lewis?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on June 28, 2017, 08:42:22 AM
Hunt doesn't back away from dangerous strikers and get himself caught on the cage like like a fly in a spider web like modern day JDS does.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 28, 2017, 10:46:12 AM
UFC 214 gets stacked as fuck by adding Woodley vs. Maia. Lawler/Cowboy won't be on there.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2017, 03:20:26 PM
damn we waited forever for a title shot, and now Maia is fighting for the gold in a month.

I have a bad feeling he'll get KO'd with Woodley in his half-guard, hope I'm wrong.

Also, apparently the reason they're rushing this is so that the winner can fight in MSG against GSP.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 29, 2017, 02:22:08 AM
They're also adding a 3rd title fight in case Jones fucks up or Cormier gets hurt.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 29, 2017, 02:42:44 AM
Maia's own manager has already highlighted that this has been his shortest camp for a fight ever. Meanwhile, I just realized that Woodley talked about starting his camp a month ago, so he's probably been preparing for the backpack for weeks.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 02, 2017, 04:18:50 AM
They did move Lawler/Cowboy to 214, so we have:

Light Heavyweight   Daniel Cormier (c)   vs.   Jon Jones            
Women's Featherweight   Cristiane Justino   vs.   Tonya Evinger         
Welterweight   Tyron Woodley (c)   vs.   Demian Maia         
Welterweight Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Light Heavyweight   Jimi Manuwa   vs.   Volkan Oezdemir            
Featherweight   Ricardo Lamas   vs.   Jason Knight                     
Catchweight (140 lbs)   Aljamain Sterling   vs.   Renan Barão            
Lightweight   Sage Northcutt   vs.   John Makdessi                  
Featherweight   Brian Ortega   vs.   Renato Moicano         

There's other fights on there but I mean damn son.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 02, 2017, 05:17:13 AM
They almost always have weak cards on Jon Jones ppvs. So I don't mind this.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 02, 2017, 10:18:43 AM
makes it even weirder that they shoved Maia/Woodley on there. Edgy brah needs to get in on this anti-bjj conspiracy fam
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 02, 2017, 10:46:19 AM
They don't have an August PPV or any August shows at all besides one. It had to be shoved on there.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 02, 2017, 01:00:00 PM
Giblert vs. Jeremy Stephens for UFC 215 BAH GAWD
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 03, 2017, 02:12:04 AM
At 55?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 04, 2017, 07:02:01 AM
Featherweight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 04, 2017, 02:15:03 PM
Hmmm. Very interesting. Hope Gilbert can make weight. Smart move at this point given his last few fights at 55.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 20, 2017, 08:34:36 AM
Mighty Mouse vs Ray Borg headlines UFC 215 in Edmonton, co-main is Shevchenko/Nunes II.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 20, 2017, 12:36:04 PM
Lol
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Gert on July 20, 2017, 03:06:27 PM
Mighty Mouse vs Ray Borg headlines UFC 215 in Edmonton, co-main is Shevchenko/Nunes II.

Does Dana want multiple scapegoats for poor PPV buys?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on July 20, 2017, 03:08:02 PM
Mighty Mouse vs Ray Borg headlines UFC 215 in Edmonton, co-main is Shevchenko/Nunes II.

Aka the card no one will ever watch.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 21, 2017, 12:16:46 AM
I guess he wants to get booed out of Alberta yet again.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 21, 2017, 01:13:50 AM
Considering he's never fought there before I wonder how that's going to happen.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 21, 2017, 02:06:30 AM
I meant Dana.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 21, 2017, 02:20:52 AM
I thought you were referring to DJ fighting Ali Bags in BC. My bad.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 21, 2017, 02:28:35 AM
All good. I think it's funny we joked about Edmonton getting these as possible mains and here we are.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 21, 2017, 02:49:12 AM
I honestly hope some type of underground movement to buy the ppv takes place and it pull in a sick amount just to piss Dana off.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2017, 02:17:25 AM
Rafael dos Anjos vs Neil Magny at UFC 215. Great fight that fast-tracks RDA towards top fights at 170 if he wins, which I think he does. Has the speed and kickboxing to expose Magny who's way too hittable, I can see it being a repeat of Neil's fight against Lorenz Larkin.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on July 26, 2017, 02:44:32 AM
Possibly, but I think Neil will be too big and his wrestling will negate RDA's wrestling/ground game. Neil probably picks him apart with jabs/throws in some grinding clinch work en route to a decision.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2017, 03:57:57 AM
Possibly. RDA has great takedown defense, I'd have to go back and watch his fights but I feel like the last fighter to ground him with any kind of consistency was Khabib and Magny isn't on that level. I feel pretty confident in picking dos Anjos but a Magny win wouldn't be outright shocking I suppose.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on July 26, 2017, 04:03:42 AM
I don't think Magny will look to take him down, just push him against the cage and grind it out with some knees and elbows in the clinch (and jabs/kicks from the outside).
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 31, 2017, 02:59:08 AM
(https://instagram.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/20478905_338292183268897_4070381785349881856_n.jpg)

** slaps **
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 04, 2017, 06:52:00 AM
Joanna Violence vs Thug Rose at UFC 217 in November.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 04, 2017, 10:15:22 AM
Been waiting for this for a long time.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 09, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
217 right now has 4 (!) title fights being rumored for it: Bisping/GSP, Joanna/Rose, Tony/Khabib and Dillashaw/Cody. Can't see all four making it on to the card but if it did I figure they'd run a four fight main.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 09, 2017, 11:23:53 AM
Khabib's manager came out and said he turned down the fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 09, 2017, 11:31:35 AM
Jesus Tapdancing Christ WHY?!?!?!
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 09, 2017, 12:08:11 PM
Well, something is #fakenews

Tony said Khabib turned it down:

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/ufc/636058/Khabib-Nurmagomedov-Tony-Ferguson-UFC-217-Fight-Offer-Rejected

The manager says that's bullshit

http://www.flocombat.com/article/60107-manager-khabib-nurmagomedov-never-turned-down-tony-ferguson-at-msg#.WYux1neGNuU
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 10, 2017, 01:49:36 AM
I think we see Cody/TJ or Joanna/Rose on the NYE card. GSP/Bisping is a huge fight and will get the MSG treatment and I can't imagine they'll trust Tony/Khabib to headline a card on their own.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 10, 2017, 04:02:21 AM
Yeah unless there is a move to less PPV cards/year, I can't see them making the same mistake they did with overloading 205
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 10, 2017, 05:05:07 AM
Not that she doesn't deserve the shine of being on the MSG card but I'm kinda shocked that Joanna isn't fighting in the main event of the Gdansk card on October 21st.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 16, 2017, 02:59:17 AM
Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee for the interim LW belt at UFC 216.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 17, 2017, 01:29:16 AM
Quote
The rumored Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw bantamweight championship bout is now official for UFC 217.

The pairing was revealed during UFC Tonight on Wednesday. UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4 and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 17, 2017, 02:33:01 AM
218 is in Detroit. I'm tempted to go but I feel like the MSG card may be so loaded in the end that Detroit (again) will get a weaker card
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 21, 2017, 03:49:24 AM
Jones vs Gustafson II being looked at for the Detroit card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 21, 2017, 04:06:56 AM
Jones vs Gustafson II being looked at for the Detroit card.

Now I dig that!
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 28, 2017, 02:57:33 AM
In a fight I can't believe has never happened Joe Lauzon and Clay Guida are booked to fight on the Norfolk card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 01, 2017, 12:50:45 AM
So this Norfolk card is looking pretty boss so far.....

Anthony Pettis vs Dustin Poirier
Matt Brown vs Diego Sanchez
Joe Duffy vs James Vick
Joe Lauzon vs Clay Guida
Marlon Moraes vs John Dodson
Angela Hill vs Nina Ansaroff
Andrei Arlovski vs Junior Albini
Tatiana Suarez vs Viviane Pereira
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 01, 2017, 07:01:44 AM
That would be a great card....in 2011. Diego vs Brown makes me puke.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 01, 2017, 07:35:02 AM
Pretty high and mighty for the guy who's signature is a dude getting slammed on his face and knocked out, no?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on September 01, 2017, 09:49:35 AM
Holy shit, August has been dead for MMA.  Thanks Conor!
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 01, 2017, 01:34:24 PM
Pretty high and mighty for the guy who's signature is a dude getting slammed on his face and knocked out, no?

not high and mighty, jus don't want to see old legends get put out to pasture, and I don't consider it quality MMA. Vick/Duffy and Dodson/Moraes are good fights. Hill/Ansaroff is okay and Suarez/Pereia is fine as a TUF builder but that's not a 'great' card.

my sig is funny and that guy's an asshole pre-brain damage, but I have sigs turned off because of 209 so I didn't realize the ironic sig/post there.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 08, 2017, 01:01:05 AM
In some WTF matchmaking Donald Cerrone vs Darren Till is the main even for the upcoming Poland card. Sick fight though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 12, 2017, 03:41:08 AM
Per The Helwani we're going to get DJ/Borg re-booked for UFC 216.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 16, 2017, 01:00:51 AM
THis Alex reyes guy seems like an overmatched opponent according to the critics, but I really like his style and personality so I hope he pulls off the upset. He is coming up in weight but I think he'll do better than the +450 odds suggest.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 16, 2017, 04:39:11 PM
Shogun pulls out last minute and now we get OSP vs Yushin Okami....
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 18, 2017, 01:41:15 AM
Instead of Claudia vs Andrade for 5 rounds. SMDH.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 28, 2017, 01:06:13 AM
Pretty big day yesterday for fight announcements......

UFC 218 in Detroit gets Francis Ngannou vs Alistair Overeem and Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis. Alvarez/Gaethje is already announced for that card and it looks like the frontrunner for main event is Holloway vs Edgar.

UFC 219 in Vegas gets Carla Esparza vs Cynthia Calvilo and Dominic Cruz returning against Jimmie Rivera.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 28, 2017, 03:36:35 AM
If 218 gets that feathweight title fight I may have to sell some stuff on eBay and get a ticket
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 28, 2017, 05:34:20 AM
Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega being considered for the Fresno card. YASSSSSSSSS.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 28, 2017, 07:01:01 AM
Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega being considered for the Fresno card. YASSSSSSSSS.

hnnnggggggg
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on September 28, 2017, 07:27:12 AM
Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega being considered for the Fresno card. YASSSSSSSSS.

hnnnggggggg

Is smart money on Ortega via 3rd round submission?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 28, 2017, 08:21:47 AM
He won't look good on the way there, but I think it'll play out that way.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 29, 2017, 02:07:50 AM
Cub won't make the moronic decision Moicano did and stick his head out for a guillotine though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 04, 2017, 01:53:41 AM
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar is official for the main event of UFC 218 in Detroit. That card is fyahhhhhhhh.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 04, 2017, 03:16:21 AM
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar is official for the main event of UFC 218 in Detroit. That card is fyahhhhhhhh.

I think I'm going to have to do an eBay blitz so I can justify buying a ticket.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 04, 2017, 12:06:31 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLVVQRMVYAADIJK.jpg)
lol wtf
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 04, 2017, 12:08:13 PM
RIP Magny.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 04, 2017, 12:45:44 PM
RIP Magny.

Yeah. That should be an asswhopping coming to Magny.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 07, 2017, 04:13:13 AM
https://youtu.be/0okg_BWuck0

the whole thing is interesting, but the story about training with GSP was very cool and has lots of info pertinent to the Bisping fight. That starts at 2:40.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2017, 12:22:20 PM
Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree at UFC 219.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2017, 03:36:24 AM
Tony vs. Conor is the fight everyone wants now, and I have to say I feel like Tony's defense might cost him through an early TKO, he's been tagged with the straight left a lot.

But this dude's chin and heart are incredible and if he survives the early onslaught, he should get a tap later on. Great fight, I'd make Nate vs. Khabib and have the winners of those two fights face each other, and the two losers fight each other. All would be great matchups.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2017, 03:56:29 AM
Conor might be too busy training for another big fight.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ufc/article-4965464/Conor-McGregor-talks-WWE-debut-Wrestlemania.html
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Next Big Comedy Star on October 10, 2017, 03:59:17 AM
Conor vs Shane McMahon is going to be so good. Shane has the ground game to really surprise Conor, but his cardio might be worse. The striking might be even, gonna give the slight advantage to Shane.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 10, 2017, 10:34:43 AM
The UFC pulled Mark Hunt from an upcoming fight because he made comments about having CTE symptoms. He said that he slurs his words and his memory is going away. Now he is threatening to sue them again.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2017, 11:43:03 AM
MMA fans seem to be experiencing a few unanimous feelings on this...

- Hunt is a moron for penning that piece and acting shocked it got him pulled
- The UFC is using this as an opportunity to stick it to him
- It is somehow also the right thing to do
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on October 10, 2017, 11:49:12 AM
All of those are equally right.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 11, 2017, 12:54:57 AM
The second point is certainly debatable. There are tons of guys on the UFC roster who've been in the game for a while and have suffered bad knockout losses, we've never seen guys get pulled in the past. And on top of that, if we don't see it become a trend then it exposes that the intention behind this move was not for Hunt's well-being but because they saw an opportunity to fuck him over and seized it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 12, 2017, 03:25:33 AM
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos headlines the UFC on Fox card in Winnipeg.

*Beatin*
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 12, 2017, 06:44:58 AM
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 12, 2017, 07:00:33 AM
That would usually seem like a ridiculous request but they've made interim belts for way less.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on October 12, 2017, 07:34:23 AM
Lol, why not just give the top contender a belt in every weight class while we are at it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 13, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
RAGING AL vs Paul Felder at UFC 218. Sick fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 13, 2017, 05:04:49 AM
Co-main event of the Fox card in Winnipeg is Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas II, Santiago Ponzibibio vs Mike Perry also announced for that card. Brap brap.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 13, 2017, 05:00:48 PM
RAGING AL vs Paul Felder at UFC 218. Sick fight.

Yeah. My brother and I bought Tickets today. Card is getting too good.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 18, 2017, 12:59:39 PM
https://youtu.be/7HOSNx3waRM
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 20, 2017, 02:22:29 AM
So I have a feeling Cowboy is in trouble.

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

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

That was less than three months ago, no way he's healed now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 20, 2017, 02:39:12 AM
Probably not but this is a massive, massive step up in competition for Till who is incredibly hittable and is only a few fights removed from almost losing to Nicolas Dalby. They're both six feet tall so even though Till might have more mass I don't think he's got the wrestling nor grappling to worry Donald.

The part that would be concerning is definitely how shopworn Cowboy will be coming into this fight, coupled with the fact that Till has the type of tight inside boxing and elbows that can cause problems.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on October 21, 2017, 08:01:39 AM
So I have a feeling Cowboy is in trouble.

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

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


That was less than three months ago, no way he's healed now.
Nailed it.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on October 21, 2017, 08:38:23 AM
The part that would be concerning is definitely how shopworn Cowboy will be coming into this fight, coupled with the fact that Till has the type of tight inside boxing and elbows that can cause problems.

Winner winner
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 23, 2017, 02:08:28 AM
YPOV and I will share custody of the trophy.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 27, 2017, 07:19:13 AM
Barboza vs. Khabib on December 30th. Get hype.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on October 27, 2017, 07:46:12 AM
I want Barboza to win so I can see him possibly murder Conor sometime in the future.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2017, 12:02:23 AM
UFC 211 will be hosted by Perth, Australia in February. Gotta believe Bobby Knuckles will be unifying the MW belt against the winner of GSP/Bisping at that card.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 31, 2017, 03:23:13 AM
221 right?  I just don't see either guy fighting Whittaker on a 4 month turnaround, if ever.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on October 31, 2017, 04:03:48 AM
I really believe Whittaker takes both of their heads off.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2017, 04:55:05 AM
I don't see GSP or Bisping fighting past this one so I imagine it'll be Whittaker defending his belt against Weidman or Rockhold.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 31, 2017, 07:05:27 AM
Agreed Whittaker makes short work of either.  Weidman is going to have to get through a killer to be considered a contender again.  He needs to fight Brunson.  Rockhold is the fight to make.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2017, 07:05:51 AM
Raging Al out of the Paul Felder fight at UFC 218, front-runner to replace him is Charles Oliveira so it remains a high-level contest but definitely a different style matchup.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 31, 2017, 07:15:06 AM
Weidman got buzzed by a fat 170 pounder and still didn't look good so I don't think he'll ever get back to top level.

I would like to see him face Jacare.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2017, 07:26:59 AM
Who? Whittaker? He's two fights removed from smoking Jacare.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 31, 2017, 07:29:41 AM
Weidman.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2017, 07:37:35 AM
Yeah I think at this point assuming GSP/Bisping winner doesn't fight past this Saturday you do....

Rockhold vs Brunson
Weidman vs Jacare.

Not sure who Whittaker fights though. Can't rematch Romero directly and he's whopped Jacare and Brunson.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 31, 2017, 07:59:29 AM
You could milk as much cash as possible out of Ando one more time if he happened to dip into the fountain of youth against Kelvin ala Dos Santos when he suddenly morphed back into 2010 against Ben Rothwell.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 01, 2017, 12:49:52 AM
And a day after the news breaks about the Perth show Bisping is saying that if he gets past GSP he wants to fight in England for his next defense and has no interest in the Australia card. That whole division is a giant clusterfuck.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 01, 2017, 09:00:15 AM
Conor is not fighting again unless he gets a promoter's stake. Good for him because I would do the same thing. There is no reason he should fight for less than $30 million ever again. If you assume that every PPV he does goes over 1 million and does a huge gate, that's around what he should be getting, obviously going higher the more he sells. The UFC got five gigantic paydays off him and that's all they should get before turning over a lot more of the future profit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 01, 2017, 10:54:19 AM
I've never liked Conor but if this leads to fighters getting a bigger chunk of the pie then he earns mega points in my book.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 03, 2017, 07:17:06 AM
Cormier said while doing media today in NYC that his next fight is a title defense against Volkan Oezdemir, date to be announced soon.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 08, 2017, 01:20:56 AM
Wonderboy vs Darren Till in February, I imagine the winner of that gets put into a #1 contender fight. WW is going to become a logjam soon if GSP decides to fight Woodley because as far as a top fight we still have Lawler/RDA coming up.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 08, 2017, 03:21:28 AM
hopefully but

https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/11/8/16623336/stephen-thompsons-coach-no-interest-in-fighting-darren-till-at-this-time
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 08, 2017, 05:26:18 AM
Patrick Wyman had a really good point on twitter regarding the match-up in that it's pretty foolish of Wonderboy's camp to turn down a fight with somebody like Till who's obviously talented but still unpolished in areas rather then risk facing him down the line when he's more dangerous.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 08, 2017, 10:00:13 AM
Fuck balls! Frankie is injured and out of 218.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 08, 2017, 11:04:25 AM
GIVE CUB HIS FUCKIN TITLE SHOT
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 08, 2017, 12:15:41 PM
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Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 09, 2017, 12:42:30 AM
GIVE CUB HIS FUCKIN TITLE SHOT

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

1) They've already invested in Cub/Ortega for the Fresno main event because it's a battle of Cali boys
2) The Ortega fight is the last one on Cub's contract and he's said he plans to pursue free agency if UFC tries to lowball him on a new offer. If he were to fight Holloway and win his bargaining power would be insane.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 11, 2017, 08:23:47 AM
Good call. It’s Aldo.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 11, 2017, 08:27:46 AM
Good call. It’s Aldo.

I bought tickets to this show. I’m much happier with Aldo in that slot than Cub.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 11, 2017, 08:56:12 AM
Bisping wants to come back super fast and fight Kelvin.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 11, 2017, 09:30:42 AM
bah gawd he'd get put into retirement.

Belcher also volunteered, I'd be down for that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 11, 2017, 12:48:36 PM
Let the MW gatekeepeer fight both of them
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 14, 2017, 05:13:52 AM
Nate is back in camp.

LET'S GO
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 14, 2017, 06:44:03 AM
Bisping wants to come back super fast and fight Kelvin.

Kelvin is going to fuck him up. Bisping likely still hasn't recovered from being elbowed into oblivion and then sent to the Upside Down by GSP.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on November 14, 2017, 08:06:04 AM
I guess Bisping wants to end his career being decimated by two guys fighting above their proper weight class.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on November 15, 2017, 01:07:08 AM
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on November 15, 2017, 01:24:24 AM
Oscar.... May/Mac was disrespectful to boxing.  What would this then be?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 15, 2017, 01:29:58 AM
Oscar.... May/Mac was disrespectful to boxing.  What would this then be?

A miscarriage to boxing?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 15, 2017, 01:36:17 AM
Nate Diaz might be getting his leg kicked off by Tyron Woodley at UFC 219.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 16, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
Cyborg vs. Holm confirmed. Can't fuckin wait
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 17, 2017, 02:26:13 AM
Great fight but I'm being cautious as to whether or not it'll be exciting. Cyborg only fights hyper-aggressive in bursts and against opponents she doesn't have to worry about being countered by. Holm is going to sit back and try to time a good shot but whether Cris will give her the opening to do so is the big question.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 17, 2017, 12:07:48 PM
Marlon vs Sterling fuck yes
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 21, 2017, 12:17:38 AM
Looks like a rematch between Jacare and Brunson is next for both guys but the venue is being disputed. Jacare is saying the fight is in Brazil, Brunson is saying North Carolina.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 21, 2017, 12:34:24 AM
Brunson is from North Carolina.  I see him around at a lot of local events where he does some cornering for MMA and occasionally kickboxing.  Marcus Davis also has a gym right down the street from mine where a couple good friends of mine train.  Davis has gotten huge since he stopped fighting.  He's a HW now, easy.  Looks like Chris Benoit
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 21, 2017, 12:45:36 AM
That's not a nice comparison given how badly Marcus has been KO'd.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 21, 2017, 01:04:19 AM
More for body type than anything.  Little dude with a huge physique.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 21, 2017, 05:06:08 AM
The Helwani is saying that the UFC is negotiating with John Linekar to step in and fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219. BRRRRAP.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 30, 2017, 01:57:20 PM
BAH GAWD DOO HOES VS STEPHENS JANUARY 14TH
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 06, 2017, 01:01:22 AM
Bout agreements have been sent out to Cowboy and Mairkbek Taisumov for the February card in Australia. Donald gets no easy fights.

Edit: We're probably getting Luke Rockhold vs Bobby Knuckles at the card too. I full believe within the week we will see GSP vacate the belt and they'll crown Whittaker as the legit MW champion.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on December 06, 2017, 10:38:21 AM
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Preliminary talks are underway to book Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold for UFC 221 in Perth, Western Australia, sources say. Not 100% just yet, though.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 06, 2017, 11:56:50 AM
They should make that for the full MW championship. I don't think GSP is ever gonna sign up to get smashed by Bobby Knuckles. I mean what are the odds of him doing that? Probably not great.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on December 06, 2017, 12:08:19 PM
Looks like Ngannou vs Stipe is set for UFC 220.

Holy shit only six weeks away.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 06, 2017, 01:36:53 PM
I think that benefits Stipe as he and everyone knew this would happen.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 07, 2017, 12:38:42 AM
They should make that for the full MW championship. I don't think GSP is ever gonna sign up to get smashed by Bobby Knuckles. I mean what are the odds of him doing that? Probably not great.

Tickets for this show go on sale Tuesday and I figure they'll want to be able to market it as for the legit MW championship rather then interim so the pressure is probably going to be put on Georges to vacate before then.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on December 07, 2017, 01:29:09 AM
I would say this would seal it too:

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In an interview with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, St-Pierre said of his future in the weight class, “We’ll talk about it, but I’m not sure if I compete I will go back at 185. I don’t think so.”
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 08, 2017, 01:52:11 AM
Not sure where to put this but GSP has vacated the MW championship. Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 is for the official belt.

Also, if you're giving GSP shit for vacating the belt then take a look at how Conor has fucked two divisions by not defending titles he won and witness how an actual professional does things.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on December 08, 2017, 02:10:08 AM
Not sure where to put this but GSP has vacated the MW championship. Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 is for the official belt.

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

An argument could be made for an actual professional not taking a title fight in a division he has no intention of fighting a second time in. I think he saw a cupcake match up and could add a notch to his belt with another title easily and went for it. Kinda funny that the champ was the easiest fight for him in the top 6 or so
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 08, 2017, 02:29:36 AM
He could have just chosen to held onto the belt until his colitis problem was dealt with and forced Whittaker to defend the interim title and UFC would not have done shit about it. He didn't.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on December 08, 2017, 07:57:38 AM
Anyone that ended the stain of the Bisping reign is okay by me. Normally I would be upset about it but this is fine by me.

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

What will the odds be on Conor still being a UFC champ somehow when he fight Pacquiao next summer?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 10, 2017, 02:13:12 AM
Considering Ferguson just had elbow surgery and is out for an indefinite period of time, pretty good actually. 155 is so talent rich and such a mess.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 13, 2017, 02:32:28 AM
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on December 15, 2017, 04:44:03 AM
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

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

Also - Money Mayweather is teasing a run in the UFC according to Josh Nason.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on December 15, 2017, 05:26:05 AM
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

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

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

I think MMA fans know better than to think the Floyd thing could ever happen. Maybe he’s just working the boxing fans.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on December 20, 2017, 06:59:49 AM
Conor vs Oscar De Lahoya coming 2018 to a boxing ring near you- Meltz

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

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

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

Dana's making it sound like he's trying to get Floyd to fight Nate Diaz sometime next year.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 21, 2017, 04:23:45 AM
Thug Rose/Tecia Torres III being looked at for the Perth card in February.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 27, 2017, 12:13:25 AM
Yancy Medeiros vs Cerrone headlines the Austin card in February. Somebody's gonna get bodied in that one.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 08, 2018, 03:13:08 PM
Max and Frankie are on for 222
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 09, 2018, 02:35:58 AM
Wouldn't be the first time Frankie went in as an underdog and pulled off the upset but Max is a pretty bad style matchup. He (Max) can stuff the shot and peck away on the outside and if Frankie tries to box in the pocket he'll probably get hurt pretty bad. Blessed by UD.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 09, 2018, 02:43:57 AM
Max hasn’t faced a grindy wrestler in forever. If Frankie doesn’t fall in love with his standup this could be a tougher fight than people think.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 09, 2018, 02:48:47 AM
Lamas is a wrestleboxer who, will not on Frankie's level is the same style of fighter and Max set him on fire.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 09, 2018, 03:15:53 AM
Hate to say it, but Frankie is gonna look old in there any fight now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 09, 2018, 03:28:53 AM
Plus he gets rocked in pretty much every fight and I think his recovery and timing have taken a hit. The Frankie of 5 years ago doesn't get caught with the high kick that Jeremy Stephens landed on him.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 12, 2018, 04:45:12 PM
Zac Cummings slipped in the bathtub and cracked his skull. He’s out of Sunday’s fight against Thiago Alves
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 12, 2018, 05:15:05 PM
Worst news of the year so far: Whitaker out of UFC 221, replaced with Yoel Romero, who fights Rockhold for an interim belt. For real. And people in Australia paid for that.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 13, 2018, 07:04:30 AM
Still a sick and high level fight. Only sucks if you've bought tickets or plan on paying for the show and neither of that applies to me.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2018, 02:06:28 AM
Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier targeted for sometime in the spring.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/89/893471a0ee636b3631b11f95ba4d542b25d9dbbede69c7b9dc3cf607b6b183b1.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 19, 2018, 10:09:28 AM
That fight is five rounds too oh man muh dick
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 22, 2018, 01:08:00 AM
If we get that fight and Condit/Brown on the same card........oooooh lawds.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on January 23, 2018, 12:48:15 AM
Some girl fights I like were announced -

Felice vs Karolina in Brooklyn
Moroz vs Angela Hill in I believe Orlando?
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 23, 2018, 01:05:38 AM
I'll make fun of Felice until the end of time because she deserves it and invites all of it upon herself but she's improved a lot as a fighter and has earned a crack at a top level fighter. If she wins against KK she could find herself in a #1 contender fight.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 23, 2018, 12:55:23 PM
THE 209 IS COMING BACK IN MAY OR JUNE FUCK YES
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 23, 2018, 11:15:27 PM
And THAT is why they haven't stripped Conor yet.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on January 26, 2018, 10:04:04 AM
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/1/26/16938868/stipe-miocic-daniel-cormier-heavyweight-title-ufc-226-coach-tuf-27-mma-news

Holy shit.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 26, 2018, 10:36:13 AM
AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG MY FUCKIN DICK CAN'T TAKE THIS
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 26, 2018, 12:55:55 PM
DC survives an early storm and taps him with an RNC late.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 27, 2018, 05:31:03 AM
It sounds like Bisping's retirement fight is gonna be against Hashad.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 31, 2018, 01:48:18 AM
Michael Chiesa vs Anthony Pettis at UFC 223.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 01, 2018, 02:11:39 AM
Everybody's favorite heavyweight homophone Fabby Horseface Werdum vs Alexander Volkov is the main event of UFC London.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 03, 2018, 04:48:53 AM
Holloway out of UFC 222 which is complete trash now.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 03, 2018, 09:58:36 AM
They tried to get TJ to fight Cody and he rejected it, he's not in camp and shooting for DJ in the summer.

They're thinking of making Ortega/Edgar the main event and turning it into a non-PPV card, but I think that's a last resort.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 03, 2018, 10:11:49 AM
Ortega gets fucked up so bad by Frankie.
Title: Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 03, 2018, 12:23:22 PM
Ortega got this
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 04, 2018, 11:12:11 AM
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The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is @NateDiaz209 and he tells me he’s 💯 interested....make it happen @ufc
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 05, 2018, 05:10:32 AM
So it'd be Nate vs Frankie at 155? I don't buy it, Nate would only come back for Conor.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 05, 2018, 04:14:06 PM
now Dana said Diaz won't be a part of it, could be a negotiating tactic.

Edgar said he'd fight anyone, and BAH GAWD CODY JUST STEPPED UP NEVER KNEW I WANTED TO SEE THAT FIGHT TILL RIGHT NOW MAKE IT HAPPEN DANA
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 06, 2018, 01:46:04 AM
Great fight but I think this show becomes a Fight Night card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 06, 2018, 04:54:14 AM
Frankie is fighting Ortega. If they don't find anything better it's a fight night.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 06, 2018, 05:13:51 AM
I'm not sure what else they could do. They tried to get Cyborg in on short notice and that didn't go through, Dillashaw is off the table, same as MM.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 07, 2018, 01:28:16 AM
Thiago Santos is either going to get outwrestled in boring fashion by Dave Branch OR kill Dave Branch at the Atlantic City card in April.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Epic for the Summer on February 07, 2018, 01:57:32 AM
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Punk's next fight confirmed. 2 times's a charm!
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 07, 2018, 02:06:04 AM
Jackson is a boxer with zero ground game who hasn't fought in the UFC in over two years. Easy tappings for Philly B.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 07, 2018, 07:35:43 AM
Woodley/Nate is gonna happen. Not official or anything like that but Tyrone is pushing hard and I can't imagine he'd sell PPV's against anyone else. Plus Nate is down for it.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 07, 2018, 07:49:17 AM
Cyborg stepping in for UFC 222 to fight Yana Kunitskaya. Edgar/Ortega will be co-main.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 07, 2018, 09:19:45 AM
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Punk's next fight confirmed. 2 times's a charm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SK2QiMqll0

"Let me speak to one can from another."

 :D
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 07, 2018, 09:55:09 AM
There’s no thread for it. And it is upcoming. I keep forgetting that UFC 221 is this weekend.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 08, 2018, 01:34:46 AM
Cyborg stepping in for UFC 222 to fight Yana Kunitskaya. Edgar/Ortega will be co-main.

It speaks to the state of things in terms of how thing they're stretched when a BW who is 1-1-1 in her last three can move up in weight for her debut and challenge for a belt.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 08, 2018, 02:31:12 AM
Cyborg stepping in for UFC 222 to fight Yana Kunitskaya. Edgar/Ortega will be co-main.

It speaks to the state of things in terms of how thing they're stretched when a BW who is 1-1-1 in her last three can move up in weight for her debut and challenge for a belt.

This isn't a ppv saver in my book. Frankie is my favorite fighter, but this is a pass
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 08, 2018, 04:15:00 AM
It's a better card then 221 but that isn't saying much. A main card of....

Cyborg/Yuna
Frankie/Ortega
Dodson/Munoz
Arlovski/Struve
Green/Dariush

That's pretty solid IMO. Dana has said on UFC Tonight that McKenzie Dern's fine, fine ass will be main eventing the FS1 card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 09, 2018, 01:00:29 AM
Aljo Sterling vs Brett Johns at the Atlantic City card. Really like that fight, glad to see The Pikey get a step up.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 12, 2018, 06:27:05 AM
Quote
02/01/2014   UFC 169   Barao vs Faber II   230,000
02/22/2014   UFC 170   Rousey vs McMann   350,000
03/15/2014   UFC 171   Hendricks vs Lawler   300,000
04/26/2014   UFC 172   Jones vs Teixeira   350,000
05/17/2014   Bellator 120   Rampage vs King Mo   100,000
05/24/2014   UFC 173   Barao vs Dillashaw   215,000
06/14/2014   UFC 174   Johnson vs Bagautinov   115,000
07/05/2014   UFC 175   Weidman vs Machida   545,000
08/02/2014   UFC 176   Aldo vs Mendes II   Canceled
08/30/2014   UFC 177   Dillashaw vs Soto   125,000
09/27/2014   UFC 178   Johnson vs Cariaso   205,000
10/25/2014   UFC 179   Aldo vs Mendes II   180,000
11/15/2014   UFC 180   Werdum vs Hunt   185,000
12/06/2014   UFC 181   Hendricks vs Lawler II   400,000
01/03/2015   UFC 182   Jones vs Cormier   800,000
01/31/2015   UFC 183   Silva vs Diaz   650,000
02/28/2015   UFC 184   Rousey vs Zingano   600,000
03/14/2015   UFC 185   Pettis vs Dos Anjos   310,000
04/25/2015   UFC 186   Johnson vs Horiguchi   125,000
05/23/2015   UFC 187   Johnson vs Cormier   375,000
06/13/2015   UFC 188   Velasquez vs Werdum   300,000
07/11/2015   UFC 189   McGregor vs Mendes   825,000
08/01/2015   UFC 190   Rousey vs Correia   900,000
09/05/2015   UFC 191   Johnson vs Dodson II   115,000
10/03/2015   UFC 192   Cormier vs Gustafsson   250,000
11/15/2015   UFC 193   Rousey vs Holm   1,100,000
12/12/2015   UFC 194   Aldo vs McGregor   1,025,000
01/02/2016   UFC 195   Lawler vs Condit   300,000
03/05/2016   UFC 196   McGregor vs Diaz   1,317,000
04/23/2016   UFC 197   Jones vs St. Preux   322,000
05/14/2016   UFC 198   Werdum vs Miocic   217,000
06/04/2016   UFC 199   Rockhold v Bisping II   320,000
07/09/2016   UFC 200   Tate v Nunes   1,009,000
07/30/2016   UFC 201   Lawler v Woodley   240,000
08/20/2016   UFC 202   McGregor v Diaz II   1,650,000
09/10/2016   UFC 203   Miocic v Overeem   450,000
10/08/2016   UFC 204   Bisping v Henderson II   290,000
11/12/2016   UFC 205   McGregor v Alvarez   1,300,000
12/10/2016   UFC 206   Holloway v Pettis   150,000
12/30/2016   UFC 207   Nunes v Rousey   1,100,000
02/11/2017   UFC 208   Holm v de Randamie   200,000
03/04/2017   UFC 209   Woodley v Thompson II   300,000
04/08/2017   UFC 210   Cormier v Johnson II   300,000
05/13/2017   UFC 211   Miocic v JDS II   300,000
06/03/2017   UFC 212   Aldo v Holloway   167,000
07/08/2017   UFC 213   Romero v Whittaker   150,000
07/29/2017   UFC 214   Cormier v Jones II   850,000
09/09/2017   UFC 215   Nunes v Shevchenko II   100,000
10/07/2017   UFC 216   Ferguson v Lee   120,000
11/04/2017   UFC 217   Bisping v GSP   875,000
12/02/2017   UFC 218   Holloway v Aldo II   230,000

Hard to not notice a problematic pattern, here.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 12, 2018, 06:33:46 AM
Keith Jardine's main event would be the second highest selling PPV of the past three years, outside of the Mcgregor/Rousey/Lesnar tier. It was tied for the lowest of 2009.

Those draws all seem to be out for a while, too. The next TV deal will be super important.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Next Big Comedy Star on February 12, 2018, 09:26:05 AM
I think this means they need to bring back Jardine.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 12, 2018, 11:02:34 AM
Quote
02/01/2014   UFC 169   Barao vs Faber II   230,000
02/22/2014   UFC 170   Rousey vs McMann   350,000
03/15/2014   UFC 171   Hendricks vs Lawler   300,000
04/26/2014   UFC 172   Jones vs Teixeira   350,000
05/17/2014   Bellator 120   Rampage vs King Mo   100,000
05/24/2014   UFC 173   Barao vs Dillashaw   215,000
06/14/2014   UFC 174   Johnson vs Bagautinov   115,000
07/05/2014   UFC 175   Weidman vs Machida   545,000
08/02/2014   UFC 176   Aldo vs Mendes II   Canceled
08/30/2014   UFC 177   Dillashaw vs Soto   125,000
09/27/2014   UFC 178   Johnson vs Cariaso   205,000
10/25/2014   UFC 179   Aldo vs Mendes II   180,000
11/15/2014   UFC 180   Werdum vs Hunt   185,000
12/06/2014   UFC 181   Hendricks vs Lawler II   400,000
01/03/2015   UFC 182   Jones vs Cormier   800,000
01/31/2015   UFC 183   Silva vs Diaz   650,000
02/28/2015   UFC 184   Rousey vs Zingano   600,000
03/14/2015   UFC 185   Pettis vs Dos Anjos   310,000
04/25/2015   UFC 186   Johnson vs Horiguchi   125,000
05/23/2015   UFC 187   Johnson vs Cormier   375,000
06/13/2015   UFC 188   Velasquez vs Werdum   300,000
07/11/2015   UFC 189   McGregor vs Mendes   825,000
08/01/2015   UFC 190   Rousey vs Correia   900,000
09/05/2015   UFC 191   Johnson vs Dodson II   115,000
10/03/2015   UFC 192   Cormier vs Gustafsson   250,000
11/15/2015   UFC 193   Rousey vs Holm   1,100,000
12/12/2015   UFC 194   Aldo vs McGregor   1,025,000
01/02/2016   UFC 195   Lawler vs Condit   300,000
03/05/2016   UFC 196   McGregor vs Diaz   1,317,000
04/23/2016   UFC 197   Jones vs St. Preux   322,000
05/14/2016   UFC 198   Werdum vs Miocic   217,000
06/04/2016   UFC 199   Rockhold v Bisping II   320,000
07/09/2016   UFC 200   Tate v Nunes   1,009,000
07/30/2016   UFC 201   Lawler v Woodley   240,000
08/20/2016   UFC 202   McGregor v Diaz II   1,650,000
09/10/2016   UFC 203   Miocic v Overeem   450,000
10/08/2016   UFC 204   Bisping v Henderson II   290,000
11/12/2016   UFC 205   McGregor v Alvarez   1,300,000
12/10/2016   UFC 206   Holloway v Pettis   150,000
12/30/2016   UFC 207   Nunes v Rousey   1,100,000
02/11/2017   UFC 208   Holm v de Randamie   200,000
03/04/2017   UFC 209   Woodley v Thompson II   300,000
04/08/2017   UFC 210   Cormier v Johnson II   300,000
05/13/2017   UFC 211   Miocic v JDS II   300,000
06/03/2017   UFC 212   Aldo v Holloway   167,000
07/08/2017   UFC 213   Romero v Whittaker   150,000
07/29/2017   UFC 214   Cormier v Jones II   850,000
09/09/2017   UFC 215   Nunes v Shevchenko II   100,000
10/07/2017   UFC 216   Ferguson v Lee   120,000
11/04/2017   UFC 217   Bisping v GSP   875,000
12/02/2017   UFC 218   Holloway v Aldo II   230,000

Hard to not notice a problematic pattern, here.

That cards not headlined by white dudes don't draw? I could tell you that buddeh.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 13, 2018, 01:04:14 AM
They need Phillip Brooks back in the cage. Cause nobody bought UFC 203 to see Stipe break the Cleveland Curse.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on February 13, 2018, 02:19:52 PM
UFC is a brand, they don’t create stars. Need to revamp the business plan.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 13, 2018, 02:49:34 PM
I think they've started to figure it out again recently with Paulo Costa, Tuivasa, Covington, Black Beast, Francis, and Khabib. Problem is they let a previous generation of fighters go almost completely to waste in terms of their ability to promote them. It's also really early in this stage of correcting the problem. One problem from my perspective is that I watch everything anyway so my view of how they've done exciting things is going to be somewhat distorted.

Zabit and Adesanya are two guys they need to push HARD.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 14, 2018, 12:51:32 AM
I'd pump the brakes on Stylebender because of not passing the wrestler/grappler test yet.

All in on Zabeast tho.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 14, 2018, 09:22:40 AM
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano and Lobov/Caceres at UFC 223. So hard right now. Probably gonna pay for that one. Stick a Zabit fight on there too please.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 15, 2018, 12:59:53 AM
223 is looking too good to stay intact.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 16, 2018, 07:51:56 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/2/16/17021640/vitor-belfort-vs-lyoto-machida-in-the-works-ufc-224-rio-de-janeiro

These are the kinds of fights I want these guys taking.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 16, 2018, 01:01:43 PM
Also, Kyle Bochniak signed up to get killed by Zabit at UFC 223.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 22, 2018, 08:47:00 AM
Barboza vs Kevin Lee is almost signed. Don't know when or where but I love it.

Jacare vs. Kelvin lands at UFC 224.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 23, 2018, 12:38:53 AM
I think we see a repeat of Jacare/Bobby Knuckles. Kelvin is gonna be too fast.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 23, 2018, 01:28:07 AM
Jacare taps him in the first.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 23, 2018, 05:00:23 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/2/23/17044972/edson-barboza-vs-kevin-lee-slated-for-ufc-fight-night-atlantic-city-main-event

BAH GAWD ATLANTIC CITY IS BACK LETS GO TO MORTON'S THEN PLAY SOME BLACKJACK BABEEEE
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 23, 2018, 05:33:33 AM
Edson is gonna fuck him up.

Marlon vs. Jimmie Rivera confirmed. AW YEAH BUDDEH CAN'T WAIT
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 23, 2018, 06:58:48 AM
Remember when Kevin Lee almost got finished by Trinaldo? Yeah, Barboza is gonna do mean stuff to him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2018, 05:31:10 AM
https://www.newsday.com/sports/mixed-martial-arts/ufc-223-mairbek-taisumov-evan-dunham-1.16978245

BAH GAWD THIS CARD
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 01, 2018, 04:56:51 AM
Glover vs Volkan is going to land at 224.

Middleweight   Vitor Belfort   vs.   Lyoto Machida            
Middleweight   Ronaldo Souza   vs.   Kelvin Gastelum            
Welterweight bout: Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev[5]
Heavyweight bout: Alexey Oleynik vs. Júnior Albini[6]
Women's bantamweight bout: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington[8]
Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira vs. Volkan Oezdemir[10]


I'm down for all of these.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 05, 2018, 03:24:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXiXixeVoAAUVFn.jpg)

DONT LIE YOURE GONNA WATCH IT
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 05, 2018, 04:17:52 AM
On tape delay doe. I dunno about that.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 05, 2018, 04:30:41 AM
WANDERLEI VS RAMPAGE 4 DOE
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 05, 2018, 06:47:47 AM
I want Bellator to utilize their RIZIN connects and get a fight between The Gooch and Darrion Caldwell but I'm easy like that.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 06, 2018, 09:58:34 AM
https://www.mmanytt.com/latest-news/derrick-lewis-fight-francis-ngannou-hopefully-turns-50-us/

they've been hyping this fight like crazy on us, hopefully we get it.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 07, 2018, 06:42:04 AM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 07, 2018, 08:00:46 AM
It's HW so I'm not gonna bother with a prediction. Blaydes should smash 'Reem though, Alistair has never been outwrestled to a decision but if Blaydes can get him down (and I think he can) he'll pound him out.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 08, 2018, 12:08:31 PM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/3/8/17098474/jose-aldo-interested-ufc-224-fight-jeremy-stephens

blech please no
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2018, 12:59:48 AM
Don't see why Stephens would bother with the fight or why the UFC would bother making it. If Aldo wins you've killed off a contender and it doesn't put Jose any closer to a title shot if he wins unless Max loses to Ortega.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2018, 04:32:17 AM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2018, 05:19:38 AM
I think they'll want to make that show a double title fight and get Shevchenko challenging for the 125 belt there too.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 09, 2018, 06:07:24 AM
Gus and Rockhold are calling each other out, so I assume Rockhold is gonna get ethered and never fight again. That's pretty much the worst way for Rockhold to be welcomed to 205.

Also, as for Aldo/Stephens, that's a fight Aldo would have won 100% of the time three years ago. Now I don't know. Nobody's chin can hold up against Stephens, who is a fair bit bigger than him too. He's going to get inside and he's going to hit Aldo. On the other hand, Aldo has the experience to stay away from Stephens for at least two and a half rounds.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 10, 2018, 08:02:15 AM
I didn't realize Borrachinha is fighting Uriah Hall. That fight is HUGE
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 12, 2018, 01:46:46 AM
Didn't see this posted but Mairbek Taisumov is out of the Evan Dunham fight at 223, replacement is Olivier Aubin-Mercier. I'm really happy that Oli got a replacement fight so quickly after his last one fell apart because Gilbert Burns is a fatass and it's a step up too.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 13, 2018, 12:54:58 AM
Brian Kelleher vs JOHN FUCKING LINEKAR at UFC 224. Great scrap.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 13, 2018, 02:06:22 PM
I didn't realize Borrachinha is fighting Uriah Hall. That fight is HUGE

bah gawd I jinxed it, Costa is out with a biceps injury.

But I got a great new announced fight to replace it with:

https://www.newsday.com/sports/mixed-martial-arts/gian-villante-sam-alvey-ufc-fight-night-1.17370571

LMAO this fight
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2018, 12:47:27 AM
Eryk Anders has offered to step in to replace Paulo against Hall.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2018, 01:41:19 AM
Amanda Cooper will be getting submitted by McKenzie Dern at UFC 224.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on March 15, 2018, 02:49:32 AM
Amanda Cooper will be getting submitted by McKenzie Dern at UFC 224.

I love ABC but what a terrible match up for her.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2018, 04:45:13 AM
I think Cooper could be built up properly if given a slow burn over time but obviously they see Dern as the future and figure they can use this loss to cut ABC.

Of course, Dern's wrestling looked absolutely horrible in her debut so Cooper can pull off the upset if the fight stays upright.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2018, 06:28:35 AM
The rematch nobody wanted, DJ vs Cejudo II co-main events UFC 225 in Chicago.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 15, 2018, 07:06:21 AM
He REFUSES to make money.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2018, 07:34:41 AM
That's kind of a silly thing to say considering the sponsors he has.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 15, 2018, 08:43:31 AM
For the love of god. Other than Henry no one could want this.

Edit. I haven’t seen this confirmed anywhere yet.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 16, 2018, 03:02:05 AM
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Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 16, 2018, 07:31:34 AM
UFC makes its Liverpool debut on May 27th, Darren Till vs TBA in the main event. Till has said he wants Wonderboy.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 17, 2018, 01:03:21 AM
Not too silly when not making money is a constant huge complaint of his.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2018, 05:39:07 AM
For some dumb reason, Frankie wants to get straight back in there with Cub and get knocked out again. It appears the UFC will oblige him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2018, 05:44:22 AM
Where ya seeing that? I've scanned my usual twitter sources and Reddit, nothing there.

Although it looks like Cub got his contract issues worked out because he's back in the rankings after being briefly removed. As much as I wanted him vs Pitbull in Bellator I'm glad he's staying.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2018, 05:49:01 AM
Where ya seeing that? I've scanned my usual twitter sources and Reddit, nothing there.

Although it looks like Cub got his contract issues worked out because he's back in the rankings after being briefly removed. As much as I wanted him vs Pitbull in Bellator I'm glad he's staying.

http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/22847097/ufc-working-frankie-edgar-cub-swanson-bout-fight-night-april-21
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2018, 06:16:39 AM
I'm sure Brett Okamoto will be tweeting out something if he hasn't already, he's the de facto guy for ESPN/UFC relations.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 22, 2018, 02:24:11 AM
Volkan is going to put Shogun down on May 19 at UFC Chile.  I HATE that matchup.  Shogun is on a little run, but it stops here unless DC took his soul.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2018, 02:48:12 AM
Because they without question don't want Tyron Woodley to be champion the UFC is making Colby Covington vs Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight belt at UFC 224 in Brazil.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 22, 2018, 03:30:53 PM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 23, 2018, 08:38:31 AM

damn, step down for Ponzi. He said he wanted a title shot, but it sounds like he's not willing to beat the right guys to get it. Mike Perry ain't gonna get you that fight, and neither will Magny. He had over three months to get his fight and he picked this one? eh
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 23, 2018, 10:54:30 AM

damn, step down for Ponzi. He said he wanted a title shot, but it sounds like he's not willing to beat the right guys to get it. Mike Perry ain't gonna get you that fight, and neither will Magny. He had over three months to get his fight and he picked this one? eh


alright I take it all back, that's a goddamn title eliminator.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 02, 2018, 07:04:22 AM
Woodley is still gonna be out with his injury for a while, so RDA gets to smash Covington and win an interim belt at UFC 224.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on April 02, 2018, 07:49:12 AM
I hope RDA destroys him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 03, 2018, 07:57:12 AM
This got kinda lost in the shuffle because of Tony getting hurt but Matt Brown is out of the Condit fight for next Saturday's card, from what I've read they're still hoping to keep Carlos on the card. So, to recap:

Sunday- Tony drops out

Monday- Brown drops out

Tuesday- GGG/Canelo II cancelled
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 04, 2018, 02:54:24 AM
Brazilian Cowboy stepped in for Brown.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2018, 03:05:14 AM
welp, RIP Condit
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 06, 2018, 07:56:09 AM
Leon Edwards vs Donald Cerrone is the headliner of the Singapore card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 20, 2018, 08:16:51 AM

Fuck yeah. Black on black violence the way they wanted it.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 20, 2018, 04:33:18 PM
Holloway vs Ortega being worked on for that card, and Bellator is talking to Ben Askren about a fight with Rory.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 23, 2018, 12:38:20 AM
Askren from what I understand still has contractual obligations to ONE that would need to get sorted out first but both guys seem to want the fight. Which is not a good look for Ben to be honest. The guy had his entire career of beating up C-level competition in Asia to pipe up and say something and now that he's "retired" he's running his mouth about wanting to fight the best.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 26, 2018, 09:41:48 AM
Maia vs. Usman is the new UFC Chile main event.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 26, 2018, 10:55:39 AM
Oh man I fear for Maia on the feet in this one. That young lion is hungry /vitor
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 27, 2018, 04:47:22 AM
Dana finally "making it up" to Calgary with a Fox card on July 28th with no main event as of yet (and can't really see anything super intriguing coming together unless I'm missing something obvious) and a Aldo/Stephens co-main.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 27, 2018, 11:40:04 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbypbVaVQAAetjU.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 28, 2018, 01:32:21 AM
Main event for the Calgary card is likely Nico Montano making the first defense of the 125 belt against Shevchenko.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on April 28, 2018, 04:42:16 AM
Main event for the Calgary card is likely Nico Montano making the first defense of the 125 belt against Shevchenko.

Lamb to be slaughtered.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on April 28, 2018, 06:51:17 AM
Looks like day of purchase at best for me. Can’t wait to see Dana lose it on the Twitter masses for calling him out on this “making it up.”
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 01, 2018, 05:59:00 AM
Former WSOF HW champion Blagoi Ivanov has signed with the UFC and will be facing a returning Junior dos Santos in the main event of the Utica card. Awesome signing and a really stern first test for a guy who along with Vitaly Minakov was regarded as the best heavyweight to not be competing in the UFC.

In regards to the Calgary card Brett Okamoto tweeted out that the UFC is interested in doing Alvarez/Poirier II as the main event. So that's pretty, pretty nice.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 01, 2018, 07:23:07 AM
One can hope. Some apparent drama there with Helwani claiming Montano is waffling on the Valentina fight and she fired back with this:

Quote
nrmontanoThis just in.... @arielhelwani is a huge waste of space. Everyone and their grandma knows about my condition. I’m 5days post tonsillectomy and adenoid removal surgery due to a bacterial infection that’s been inhibiting my practice all year. Soonest I can get back on the mats is 16 more days. The UFC not only knows about this but flew me out to Vegas themselves to get this surgery done ASAP so I can jump on getting a fight with Schevchenko lined up. If you’ve been a fan of mine then you know my mind set... no girl is anything I’m not. Who’s scared to fight? It’s what I do, it’s literally why I’m the anomaly here, because I was ranked #14 on the show and came out #1. It’s apparently in douchbag’s best interest to throw my name out to the wolves in order to stay relevant. I literally haven’t spoken a word in 5 days due to my condition and Mr. Poor Excuse of a Man has not only brought it upon himself to be the leader of idiot fans who don’t know the difference between MMA and UFC but also has the balls the size of a baby rat to say I’m scared while key board warrior over here is more than likely to eat a fat man’s ass than get in the octagon with HIS 125lbs Champ... 🎤 drop. ........ lesson of the day, don’t believe everything you read, idiots run their mouths. Ps, @arielhelwani you suck at your job, I heard MMA is looking for a better journalist who is actually knowledgeable #ufc #mma #wmma #yourstruly #fanboy #getoutofthekitchenifyoucantstandtheheat #nippeditinthebud #nicetry
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 01, 2018, 09:51:07 AM
They both look dumb. Montano claiming that she was unable to contact Ariel due to not being able to physically speak is a pretty weak argument and Ariel was just looking to start shit.

I will say this though: knowing what I do about Montano's financial and living situation there is absolutely no way she's ducking ANY fight especially one where she'll get top billing and make a champions purse even if it means she gets her ass handed to her by Valentina and loses the belt.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on May 02, 2018, 03:11:32 AM
Joanna Champion is back vs. Tecia Torres in Calgary at the end of July.

I see her taking this, but if Tecia can bully her and get a decision win, I think its time for Joanna to take a break away from fighting.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 02, 2018, 03:34:24 AM
Card is coming into form. If they do indeed somehow get Poirier-Alvarez I take back my criticism.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2018, 02:54:47 AM
It looks like Poirier/Alvarez is on hold until Eddie gets more money. He's got one fight left on his contract and isn't happy with what UFC have offered him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 07, 2018, 05:26:04 AM
Looks like we're going to be getting Rockhold moving up to 205 to take on Gustaffson. Michael Bisping made a post on his twitter account recently that the last guy he knocked out (Luke) was going to be fighting for a belt so I figure it'll either be for the interim or the actual LHW belt depending on if DC gets past Miocic.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 07, 2018, 11:34:56 PM
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Rumours of a Nate Diaz versus Georges St-Pierre fight have been doing the rounds in the MMA media over the last few days and UFC President Dana White has today confirmed that they are true.

Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast earlier today, White confirmed that the UFC are targeting a lightweight bout between St-Pierre and Diaz. He also confirmed the rumours surrounding a potential fight between Luke Rockhold and Alexander Gustafsson which will take place at 205-pounds.

“It is true and they would fight at 155-pounds,” White said regarding St-Pierre vs Diaz.

“There are rumours, what did I see? That we were doing Gustafsson and Rockhold, that is true, but that’s not for the interim title, that’s false. It might be LA, I’m targeting LA.”
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 08, 2018, 08:31:10 AM

omg
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 11, 2018, 05:41:14 AM
Not sure how I missed it but bah gawd they booked it:

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/5/10/17343006/ufc-calgary-eddie-alvarez-vs-dustin-poirier-rematch-made-mma-news
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 11, 2018, 06:46:11 AM
Poirier smokes him. Just hope Eddie can take the knockout like a man and not cheat his way out this time around.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 13, 2018, 11:00:56 AM
Hardy is fighting Austen Lane, 4-0 as a pro and also undefeated as an amateur, all finishes in the first round. He is also a former NFL player.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 22, 2018, 08:23:35 AM
Hector Sandoval is out of his fight against Jared Brooks at the Utica card and finally, motherfucking finally, the UFC have signed Shorty Torres to step up on short notice.

FINALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 21, 2018, 05:08:08 AM
http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/23863682/bellator-champions-gegard-mousasi-rory-macdonald-set-sept-29-showdown
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 21, 2018, 06:26:34 AM
They're also targeting Rampage vs Wanderlei 4 for that card last I heard.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2018, 12:25:31 AM
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Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2018, 12:27:06 AM
https://mmajunkie.com/2018/06/james-vick-replaces-al-iaquinta-meets-justin-gaethje-ufc-fight-night-135-lincoln-mma
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2018, 12:30:27 AM
Sucks for Felder that he's had a 2nd fight in a row fall through because of re-booking. Hopefully they can find somebody (*cough*MICHAELCHANDLER*cough*) to fill in.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2018, 03:47:02 AM
https://www.mmanytt.com/latest-news/tito-ortiz-confirms-chuck-liddell-trilogy-fight-will-happen-with-golden-boy-promotions/

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“I’ve bounced back faster than I expected, which is great,” Ortiz said. “But I feel good, man, I’m anxious. I’m just waiting on Chuck Liddell’s side to kind of sign the contract, get this done. So, it’s just a matter of time.”

Ortiz then went to explain that structure of the deal on the table and explained how it’s different to the standard agreements that mixed martial artists are used to fighting in Bellator or the UFC. At this point in time, it appears that onus is on Liddell to sign his end of the deal.

“I think Chuck’s kind of holding out, trying to make more money out of it, which it just doesn’t make sense because this deal is pretty much a cut and dry contract,” Ortiz said.

“We’re both partners. De La Hoya wants his 40 percent and me and Chuck Liddell get to split 30 percent. So that’s on complete revenue of the whole fight in general. And this is the whole thing that I’ve been waiting for such a long time in mixed martial arts, to really make a difference, and we’re gonna do that with De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.”

Say what you want about Chuck/Tito III, but props to these guys for finding this kind of deal in MMA. Tito is the most important superstar in the history of the sport, I don't care what the reddit posters think.

I love both guys so I don't wanna see them fight at this point, but I still have mad respect for them getting this done.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 28, 2018, 05:24:27 AM
Most important in the history of the sport? Whoahhhhhhhhhhhh now.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 28, 2018, 11:49:54 AM
Stuff like that is always debatable. But in terms of drawing power that kept the sport alive during the dark ages, building the sport and setting new standards for mainstream acceptance and of course, being a multiple-time champion, I'd say yes.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 02, 2018, 10:33:38 AM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 03, 2018, 12:01:59 AM
Pretty shitty move to pull on Shogun and anybody in the Hamburg crowd who'd bought tickets to see Volkan fight which given that he's from a nearby country is probably a sizeable amount.

Speaking of Shogun it's likely that Anthony Smith will be stepping in on short notice to take the spot.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 05, 2018, 04:47:22 AM
re: the Shogun fight

Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 05, 2018, 05:28:06 AM
I don't think he's allowed to leave the country, yet the UFC continues to sell wolf tickets on Volkan's name. It's pretty scummy.

Smith will wreck Shogun btw.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 05, 2018, 05:48:17 AM
That fight is a coin toss. Smith is defensively porous and Shogun can still go after it when he's got guys hurt. First guy to back the other one up wins.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on July 05, 2018, 12:46:33 PM
Shogun by KO
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 06, 2018, 01:14:22 AM
Speaking of the Hamburg card Ilir Latifi is out of the co-main event with Glover, they need to find somebody willing to fight one of the best 205'ers of the last 5 years on two weeks notice.

SMILIN SAM WHERE THE FUCK YOU AT.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 06, 2018, 04:58:06 AM
I'd be happy to see Smilin' Sam take that fight.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on July 06, 2018, 08:45:35 AM
So, for those who don't know, I do a monthly piece on combat sports website. It includes upcoming fights in MMA, kickboxing (a new feature for this month), and boxing, as well as links to resources detailing these respective matchups. I also provide my own fight of the year (FOTY) rankings for MMA and Glory.

http://culturecrossfire.com/uncategorized/ringside-seats-5/
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 07, 2018, 03:22:19 AM
This is a grain of salt kinda thing but Brad Katona who won the FW TUF tourney last night trains at SBG Ireland and said he wants his next fight to be on the undercard of Khabib vs Conor in October which would mean that fight is happening at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.

Also on the TUF card last night they announced that Bobby Knuckles and Chubby Kelvin are hosting the next season of TUF and the plan right now is for them to fight sometime in December which means TORONTO BAYBAY.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 12, 2018, 03:11:30 AM
The UFC has sent out contracts for Amanda Nunes and Cyborg to fight at the year end December card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2018, 04:20:11 AM
Mark Hunt vs Oleksiy Oleynik is the planned main event for the Moscow card in September.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 12:28:42 AM
Nico Montano will be losing her womens flyweight belt to Bullet Shevchenko at UFC 228 in Dallas in September.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 19, 2018, 01:54:24 AM
?s=21
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on July 19, 2018, 02:15:45 AM
Volkan  is out of the fight with Gus. They aren’t sure if Gus will stay on the card now.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 02:19:57 AM
Shogun cast a Chuteboxe juju curse on Volkan for ducking out.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 19, 2018, 08:37:19 AM
Volkan  is out of the fight with Gus. They aren’t sure if Gus will stay on the card now.

Khalil Rountree has offered to step in. With his wrestling and grappling Gus could probably waste him but I'm not sure he wants that smoke after seeing what Khalil did to Saki.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 24, 2018, 12:31:42 AM
2 fights announced for the MSG card in November....

Dave Branch vs Jacare Souza
Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman II
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 24, 2018, 01:25:59 AM
Wow.  I was convinced Luke was jumping to 205. Good that they make Weidman walk through a little fire if he wants another crack at the title.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 24, 2018, 01:33:14 AM
The winner will most likely given both fighters histories injure themselves and go back on the shelf for another year.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 24, 2018, 07:11:25 AM
Romero vs. Costa booked for UFC 230 according to MMAFighting.

I've always wanted to say this: BEATIN
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on July 24, 2018, 07:15:23 AM
Loser must take a drug test.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 24, 2018, 08:13:41 AM
Stupid booking even if it's a dope fight. Yoel vs Ilir Latifi at 205 in the Battle of The Beefiest is the fight to make.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 24, 2018, 12:47:38 PM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on July 24, 2018, 01:15:53 PM
I hope Till blows weight
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 25, 2018, 08:01:44 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di-nQDTWwBgwGYv.jpg)

Lol.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 25, 2018, 08:44:38 AM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 12:53:53 AM
Till has gotta be one of the more undeserving title shots in a while. Beats a broken down Cerrone and then blows weight in the most important fight of his life and proceeds to "win" a stinker. That fight is probably gonna be mad ugly.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 26, 2018, 01:29:57 AM
Missing weight just doesn’t matter when it comes to getting a title shot. Yolo missed weight for the intern title fight and still got a title fight right after... where he missed weight.

Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2018, 01:44:36 AM
To play devils advocate Romero was wasting top contenders left and right, he also took the fight with Luke on 3 weeks notice. As for the Whittaker fight, no excuses but let's also not act like he blew weight by a significant amount. It was .2 lbs.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 28, 2018, 02:45:33 AM
https://mmajunkie.com/2018/07/khabib-nurmagomedov-conor-mcgregor-title-fight-will-be-jail

A lot of interesting quotes from Khabib here.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 29, 2018, 04:53:46 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/7/29/17625968/daniel-cormier-says-hell-defend-ufc-light-heavyweight-title-before-end-of-year

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“When and where, Corey Anderson,” Cormier told his FOX broadcast partner Michael Bisping on the video. “When and where, (Ilir) Latifi. When and where, Anthony Smith. When and where, all of them. All of them at some point this year.”

wow the possibilities.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 29, 2018, 04:56:41 AM
He should fight Latifi. That's interesting to me anyway. Two big thicc boys getting it on like two men should do.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 31, 2018, 01:37:52 AM
Raging Al said on twitter that he's fighting Pettis, Dan Hooker wants Barboza next. Sign me up for both of those fights.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 02, 2018, 02:57:10 AM
Conor vs Khabib expected to be announced at the press conference tomorrow. But we all kinda figured that one.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 02, 2018, 03:59:00 PM
Ariel is saying Dustin Poirer vs Nate Diaz is getting announced tomorrow.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 03, 2018, 12:52:43 AM
Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 03, 2018, 08:14:31 AM
Marked hard when he finally showed up to this press conference.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 03, 2018, 08:25:19 AM
AAHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 03, 2018, 08:33:01 AM

LOL
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 03, 2018, 09:40:43 AM
UFC are fucking idiots for not putting Diaz/Dustin on the undercard of Khabib/Conor and I hope Nate backs out over this because they deserve to be taught a lesson.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 03, 2018, 09:45:30 AM
Also this puts to bed any shit talk about Conor ducking Khabib. The dude has been out of the game for 2 years and this is his first fight back, by far the toughest matchup in the division for him. Zero fucks given.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 06, 2018, 08:30:18 AM
Joseph Benavidez vs Ray Borg at UFC 229 which is interesting because not only is it a dope fight but Conor has a court order saying that he needs to stay away from Borg (and Michael Chiesa) until 2020.

Edit: This fight is happening at the 25th Anniversery Card in Denver.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 10, 2018, 12:40:41 AM
Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig and OSP vs Dom Reyes for UFC 229.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 21, 2018, 10:10:56 AM
Yoel is out of the Paulo Costa fight at UFC 230, his orbital got fucked up in the Whittaker fight and he needs time off for it to heal. Sucks the fight is off but I thought it was too quick of a turnaround after that war. I hope they keep Costa on the card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 23, 2018, 01:41:49 AM
Cyborg vs Amanda Nunes confirmed for the year end card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 23, 2018, 04:09:16 AM
Yair is hurt and out of the Zabit fight godmotherfuckingdamnit.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 23, 2018, 05:16:40 AM
I really don't see what Nunes brings to the table that other challengers haven't. Maybe she gets lucky and Cyborg has a bad weight cut, but I don't see many legitimate paths to victory.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 23, 2018, 05:18:05 AM
I really don't see what Nunes brings to the table that other challengers haven't.

She can actually fight
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 23, 2018, 05:28:37 AM
Holly Holm can fight, my man
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 23, 2018, 07:10:40 AM
Holm had a moronic gameplan. I doubt Mike Brown is going to implement a strategy of Nunes sitting back and trying to win rounds solely off of counter shots.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 23, 2018, 07:19:21 AM
That's what I meant. Nunes is gonna bring her heat. Someone is getting wrecked.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 23, 2018, 07:49:21 AM
The x-factor here is going to be cardio. I know that Cyborg went the full five with Holm but I don't think Holly was going to press her like Nunes can and will. Amanda's last two fights have been a decision and a fifth round tko and she looked very fresh late in both fights.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 23, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Yair is injures and out of 228. Woodley can’t get an undercard here to save his life.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 23, 2018, 09:58:39 PM
https://mmajunkie.com/2018/08/tony-ferguson-vs-anthony-pettis-ufc-229-las-vegas
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 23, 2018, 10:00:50 PM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 24, 2018, 12:53:17 AM
https://mmajunkie.com/2018/08/tony-ferguson-vs-anthony-pettis-ufc-229-las-vegas

Dope fight and a smart one to make as far as having a backup in case Conor or Khabib can't fight. Pettis is going to get violated though.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 24, 2018, 10:08:28 AM
I'm obviously one of the biggest T-Ferg marks so I feel like it means something when I say I'm not so sure about that. Styles make fights and in a lot of ways Anthony is better than Tony at what Tony is good at in various areas of the game. That's what makes this such an exciting fight, Ferguson will either cement his title shot with a bloody win or Pettis completes an insane career comeback and takes out one of the best P4P fighters in the game.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 25, 2018, 05:20:51 AM
Holloway vs Ortega rescheduled.

For the Toronto card.

*Unzips pants*
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 31, 2018, 01:05:43 AM
Looks like the main and co-main fights for the Australia card in December are JDS vs Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro vs Shogun.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 31, 2018, 01:53:56 AM
Shogun why :'(
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 31, 2018, 02:06:54 AM
After seeing Tuivasa barely pull it out over Arlovski I think that Cigano is going to style on him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2018, 12:34:21 AM
Dan HOOKAH vs Edson Barboza at the UFC on Fox card in Milwaukee bah fucking gawdddddddddd what a fight.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 13, 2018, 12:39:10 AM
So, BJ is fighting again. Ryan Hall at 155 lbs and at UFC 232. I feel like this will just end like Fitch/Paul Harris and continue the sadness.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on September 13, 2018, 01:27:42 AM
I met Ryan like 10 years ago and have been following him religiously...but BJ can win this fight (not saying he will, but giving him more of a chance than others are).
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 13, 2018, 01:45:28 AM
BJ's career suicide won't be complete until he loses to fighters at all levels of skill and talent.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2018, 01:39:30 AM
Joanna Violence vs Valentina Bullet for the vacant flyweight title IN TURRONO BAH FUCKIN GAWD
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 21, 2018, 09:35:42 AM
Glorified squash match.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 22, 2018, 03:50:11 AM
…………………….?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 22, 2018, 09:05:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nleWxB0Q_54

Valentina is gonna run through her.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 26, 2018, 01:16:31 AM
Poirier and Nate have both said on social media that they're fighting for the inaugural 165 lb belt in the main event at MSG, Dana is saying no. Tickets went on sale today and they still don't have a confirmed main event, I've seen posts that have said Gustafson vs Yoel for interim 205 and Jones vs Stipe for interim HW are being considered.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on September 26, 2018, 01:23:25 AM
So a main event consisting of a phantom title match or two interim belts with challengers from outside the weight class?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 26, 2018, 01:25:54 AM
Pretty much though Nate vs Diamond most certainly deserves a title fight and 25 minutes. Ideally I'd go with that as the co-main (for the belt) and Jones/Gus 2 for the main event. I don't understand the logic of an interim HW belt but I actually support an interim LHW belt because there's a genuine case to be made that DC will never drop back down again.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on September 26, 2018, 05:29:36 AM
A 165 pound title kills the 155 division dead.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 26, 2018, 06:53:32 AM
I disagree, I think 165 gives a lot of guys who are stuck between the too big for LW/too small for WW zone more of a fair shake and it also provides new life for guys like Cerrone and Masvidal who were likely never going to sniff a title shot no matter what weight class they were at.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 26, 2018, 06:57:08 AM
They should move 170 up to 175 to compensate. There would be nothing wrong with that either.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 26, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
I'm down with that as well.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 27, 2018, 02:08:04 AM
Ariel is saying that Jones vs Gus for the interim LHW belt is being put together for the December year-end card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 27, 2018, 02:22:19 AM
Dana White fucking loves interm titles
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 27, 2018, 02:58:33 AM
I think I mentioned it on the previous page but I'm actually for this one because there's a legit case that DC will (or should) never cut back down to LHW again. From what I read the UFC also offered DC a shot at Jones at HW but Cormier turned it down which makes sense for more then one reason. Aside from not wanting to fight Jones from either a bad style matchup or morality standpoint it's a risky situation for Cormier because if Jones were to beat him for the HW strap then DC loses the Brock fight and a huge payday.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 01, 2018, 09:52:05 AM
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/10/1/17923228/alberto-del-rio-announces-hes-preparing-for-mma-return-with-combate-americas
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on October 02, 2018, 05:38:21 AM
Quote
BREAKING: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks for the vacant flyweight tile will headline UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in Madison Square Garden, per multiple sources.

Good thing the undercard is stacked. Why not just make Diaz-Poirier the main?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 02, 2018, 05:54:59 AM
They also screwed over a bunch of fans who expected to see her fight Joanna on another card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 02, 2018, 12:42:30 PM
Yeah that was one of the few buzz worthy Women’s MMA fights out there right now. The new fight is ok.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 03, 2018, 01:34:46 AM
It would be ok for the main event of a tv card. When you have an undercard that has Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz and Luke Rockhold vs Chris Weidman (A NY boy, no less) and you prioritize a title shot just for the sake of having a belt main event a card over those two fights getting 25 minutes, something is really wrong.

I think a lot of people have been toeing a thin line with the UFC recently because of all of the ridiculousness regarding belts and this seems to have been the straw that broke the camels back. Their last two MSG cards have been ones to remember and I think that the backlash is going to bite them in the ass hard on this one.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 03, 2018, 04:13:32 AM
I could really see the arena starting to empty out before the main event
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 03, 2018, 04:24:59 AM
Plus it's not like we need to worry about Eubanks struggling with weight cutting in high stakes fights, right?

Right?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 03, 2018, 04:29:02 AM
I guess I'm not a hardcore fan because I'd never heard of her, and Joe hasn't either:

https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/10/3/17930224/joe-rogan-no-offense-but-i-dont-even-know-who-sijara-eubanks-is-and-im-the-commentator-for-the-ufc

Looking her up, I remembered someone ruining the TUF finale card with unprofessional weight issues and I guess that was her.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 03, 2018, 05:41:49 AM
This has all the makings of a disaster considering who they're putting in a title fight in a state presided over by one of the most incompetent athletic commissions in the country.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 09, 2018, 08:41:47 AM
DC vs Lewis is official to headline 230. Hope they’re throwing a bunch of cash at Lewis for this one.

Dude was a few seconds away from losing a one-sided decision. Not too hyped for this one as a main event. But I’ll take it.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 09, 2018, 08:42:29 AM
BAH FUCKIN GAWD I'M HYPED HOLY SHIT
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: ViciousFish on October 09, 2018, 08:47:58 AM
The shit show since he retired really shows how vital Joe Silva was to the UFC.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2018, 09:15:26 AM
BAH FUCKIN GAWD I'M HYPED HOLY SHIT

Lewis is going to get embarrassed. Like, come on. You know this.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 09, 2018, 09:18:54 AM
BAH FUCKIN GAWD I'M HYPED HOLY SHIT

Lewis is going to get embarrassed. Like, come on. You know this.

Of course, but there's a good chance he lands something big.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 09, 2018, 10:21:53 AM
BAH FUCKIN GAWD I'M HYPED HOLY SHIT

Lewis is going to get embarrassed. Like, come on. You know this.

Of course, but there's a good chance he lands something big.

I think it’s more likely he’s on his back before landing a shot.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2018, 10:31:42 AM
Once he gets taken down its over. He ain't getting back up.

And this isn't hate btw. I love Lewis and don't think it's fair that he has to take on a fighter the caliber of Cormier with just a month to train after just fighting. But whether he has a month of six months the result is still gonna be the same.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 09, 2018, 10:32:33 AM
Beast always gets up in the first few rounds. It's just a matter of how fast he goes back down. DC would beat him but I like the matchup and Beast already made comments about wanting to make as much money as possible for retirement. He isn't long for this game.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on October 09, 2018, 12:46:48 PM

Could explain the new main but goddamn it regardless.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 09, 2018, 10:37:41 PM
Nate is off the card too.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2018, 12:00:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHngyhc3uN8

lol
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2018, 12:52:38 AM
Really gutted about Diamond/Nate being cancelled. I find it interesting that (at least IMO) that the Madison Square Garden cards have only seemingly gotten smaller and smaller in terms of names over the years.

205 had Conor, Alvarez, Joanna, Karolina, Woodley, Wonderboy, Weidman, Romero, Khabib, Edgar, Stephens, Tate.

217 had GSP, Bisping, Joanna, Rose, TJ, Cody.

230 has DC, Lewis, Weidman, Rockhold, Jacare.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2018, 02:02:13 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BowN4mmnxnw/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1awquuljx0fh2

hahaha this fuckin' company
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2018, 02:07:16 AM
Speaking as somebody who will be there live, don't fuckin' care. Between that fight and Holloway/Ortega it should be a fun night.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 10, 2018, 03:51:17 AM
Eubanks is bitching up a fit on twitter about losing the fight. And no one really cares because people still don’t know her.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2018, 04:40:39 AM

Whatever you think of the fights that were proposed, it was wrong for her to be told she had the fight and now have it taken away. Same thing happened to Joanna too, instead of getting mad at each other they should look at the source.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2018, 04:58:54 AM
Sure but Joanna is a company woman who knows sitting back and doing nothing will benefit her more. Eubanks will likely be rewarded for this by headlining the Fight Pass prelims on a throwaway tv card.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 10, 2018, 05:21:46 AM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 10, 2018, 05:54:01 AM

Bah gawd.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2018, 07:08:14 AM
Not, not, not okay with DC being stripped.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2018, 08:50:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hncie4AOCXE

lmao this guy is the best
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2018, 08:51:02 AM
he said his broke his finger and took a shitload of damage to the head in that Volkov fight but...I still believe.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on October 10, 2018, 09:01:12 AM
I think Black Beast can get up early in rounds 1 and 2 against DC after he's taken down. I doubt Beast can get DC on his back unless DC slips going for a head kick but if that somehow happens I see it going the same way it does for everyone else who ends up under Beast.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2018, 11:03:52 AM
As it's been long rumoured Al Iaquinta vs Kevin Lee main events the last UFC on Fox card in Milwaukee in December.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 11, 2018, 12:40:29 AM
Tom Duqesnoy vs Nathaniel Wood at UFC 232.

*Beatin'*
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 11, 2018, 04:14:29 AM
Also, Lewis caught Volkov on the feet to put him down, and he did it within three rounds. That's a guy who had a good reach and height advantage on him, and who is a skilled striker in his own right.

I could see DC ragdolling him and tapping him in the first because his bottom game is p. bad. But he's still really good at standing up, and good at ending up on top if someone takes his back, which DC will try to do.

I think he's a live dog in this fight, and there are some realistic paths to victory. The longer the fight goes, the better for him.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 11, 2018, 05:09:36 AM
The guy who said his gas tank is not fit for championship rounds will thrive there?

?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on October 11, 2018, 06:02:20 AM
I thought it was pretty clear they are just striking while the iron is hot on Black Beast and he’s doing this for the money?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 11, 2018, 07:41:20 AM
That's exactly why it's happening. I understand the desire to see Lewis win the big one but he's going to get smoked.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 15, 2018, 02:28:38 AM
Ranato Moicano vs Chad Mendes at UFC 231 in Toronto. Hellllllllllllllllllll yeah. Dope fight which is also going to be a default alternate in case either Max or Ortega get hurt. They've also announced Jessica Eye vs Kaitlyn Chookagian at flyweight which I imagine is being treated as the same in case Joanna or Valentina drop out.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 17, 2018, 06:08:11 AM
Michael Johnson steps in on short notice against Artem Lobov in the co-main of the Moncton card next week.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 19, 2018, 08:46:57 AM
Rockhold is hurt and out of the co-main of UFC 230 against Weidman. Because of course he is.

Jacare vs Weidman is the new co-main event, Jarod Cannonier has been pulled from his fight on the Argentina card and will be stepping in on short notice to face Dave Branch.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 29, 2018, 09:18:44 AM
There's a Reddit thread saying GSP is dropping to 155 to fight Khabib. Don't want it, Tony or bust.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 05, 2018, 01:18:56 PM
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 07, 2018, 01:04:13 AM
Paul Felder vs James Vick on that card too.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 07, 2018, 04:44:10 AM
In the least surprising news of the week, Ray Borg is out of his fight this Saturday against Joseph Benavidez.  I haven't seen a specific reason for the cancellation yet but I believe physicians nixed his participation.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 07, 2018, 06:26:50 AM
Fuuuuuuuuuuuucksakes. That was one of the best fights on the card.

Wouldn't surprise me if this was weight-cut related and speaking of which FloCombat is citing a source saying that the UFC is killing men's flyweight by the end of 2018 and cutting a bunch of fighters, only a select group will get to move up in weight.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 07, 2018, 06:37:04 AM
Well, the bantamweight division would get an influx of guys that we shouldn't have to worry about making weight, so the purging of that division isn't entirely a bad thing.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 07, 2018, 07:04:23 AM
I would figure if this is true it means we see Cejduo moving up to fight Dillashaw.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 08, 2018, 12:43:25 AM
Chad Mendes vs Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232.

*Beatin'*
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 08, 2018, 12:59:57 AM
I imagine they gave DJ a heads up about this. Damn shame the division is going away now that it’s finally opened up.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on November 08, 2018, 02:21:55 AM
Also tells me that DJ would rather leave the company and stay at Fly than move up a weight class.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 08, 2018, 07:48:23 AM
Because he'd struggle at BW? Cause I think he beats 90% of that weight class handily.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 08, 2018, 08:45:12 AM
Because he'd struggle at BW? Cause I think he beats 90% of that weight class handily.

I think the implication from the post is also saying he’s totally fine going elsewhere. I think. ONE FC takes care of their fighters pretty well. I’m sure he also misses sponsorship money.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 08, 2018, 10:13:19 AM
OneFC is doing some esports stuff, DJ is big into that and will probably get a lot of money from his position within that branch of OneFC:

https://www.onefc.com/articles/one-championship-launches-asias-largest-esports-championship-series/
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 14, 2018, 01:21:42 AM
Anthony Pettis vs Justin Gaethje sometime in early 2019.

Fighter who reacts horribly to pressure and being backed up vs the most forward moving, pressure-heavy fighter in the division.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 14, 2018, 08:36:31 AM
Idk about that, Anthony has had some good counterstrikes in his time.

Needs to be five rounds though.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 15, 2018, 10:29:12 AM

Let's go motherfuckers
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 24, 2018, 11:46:12 AM

RIP the GOAT.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 24, 2018, 12:00:17 PM
ugh
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 24, 2018, 12:33:16 PM
Essentially it’s Anderson Silva 2006 vs Anderson Silva 2018. There’s no need for this.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 03, 2018, 01:48:27 AM
Jose Aldo vs Cub Swanson II at UFC 233.

*Beatin'*
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Epic for the Summer on December 03, 2018, 06:41:15 AM

Time for MMA is be great again.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on December 03, 2018, 10:42:35 AM
who the hell is jw kizer? the first hit on Google was this:

https://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/Tennessee/J-W-Kizer_10ft3r
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on December 03, 2018, 01:22:19 PM
Watched some of the available vids with Kizers fights. Taps to strikes. I actually feel bad for CM Punk  now. The level of cans thrown at every other pro wrestler debut is unbelievable. This one may take the cake.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 05, 2018, 12:41:22 AM
Greg Hardy makes his UFC debut on the ESPN card. You know, the same card that recent domestic violence victim Rachel Ostovich will be fighting on.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on December 05, 2018, 08:43:35 AM
Cruz picks apart Lineker at 233
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 10, 2018, 01:00:49 AM
Cowboy vs Alex Hernandez on the ESPN card in Brooklyn. Great fight and a good test for both guys. Hernandez can show he's ready to step up to the next level and Cerrone can vanquish a hot prospect and prove he's not dead yet.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Gert on December 11, 2018, 06:24:11 PM
What are your guys thoughts on Jones-Gus II; especially from a gambling perspective? It's jumped from +275 to +300 for Jon Jones this weekend. I think JJ wrecks him and this fight does not get to Round 3. Maybe that is the bet to make. Jones-Gus I was probably one of my five favorite fights ever based on watching it live because I thought no one could derail Jones. Just seems like there is no way Gus can touch him this time.



Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on December 12, 2018, 03:16:06 AM
https://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-233

Sad and Hilarious
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on December 12, 2018, 05:09:49 AM
They scrapped the whole thing.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on December 12, 2018, 10:57:07 PM
Usman apparently signed a bout agreement to fight Woodley. I'd feel bad for pretty much anyone else in that situation but Colby is a racist asshole so this is fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 02, 2019, 06:39:35 AM
https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/manager-tony-ferguson-not-next-for-khabib-nurmagomedov-we-want-the-biggest-money-fight-and-fergusons-not-that/

Well this isn’t a sport.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 06, 2019, 08:11:29 AM
Main event for UFC 235 in March is Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith assuming Jones can get cleared by the NSAC, co-main event for the card is Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman.

Colby getting straight fucked over and nooooooooobody cares.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 06, 2019, 04:37:18 PM
I don’t mind Smith getting a title shot. I’m sure he’ll get shredded. But Jones beats everyone, so why not a wildcard. 205 is a pretty dead division. All the names feel old now.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 22, 2019, 08:33:12 AM
https://sportv.globo.com/site/combate/noticia/ultimate-encaminha-borrachinha-x-yoel-romero-para-luta-principal-no-ufc-miami-em-abril.ghtml

Man Yoel vs. Costa is the ultimate battle of juicy juice boys. The perfect fight to main event a show in Miami. I can't wait to watch that!
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 23, 2019, 02:09:02 AM
So.... Max vs Poirier for interim 155 title at 236? Fight should be great but man, the only regularly defending champ in the whole company is Woodley. These champs have lost their minds.

All signs point to the third booking of Khabib/Tony now, so there’s that.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 23, 2019, 05:14:56 AM
Khabib should be stripped. Dude is eligible to fight and is taking a moral stance because of one of his teammates acting like a fuckin' goon.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 07, 2019, 10:43:28 PM
this folder is kinda dead but i got some news to bring it back.

Romero/Jacare 2 is the April 27 main event but who cares about that when you have:

PAULIE MALIGNAGGI fighting on April 6 for BKFC and if he wins, he fights the T-Rex Artem Lobov.

But in even bigger news, the dream fight you never even thought you wanted but now realize will let you die a happy fight fan is happening.




















motherfuckin' legends of two sports collide when VITORIA BATTLES ROY JONES JR IN AN EPIC 'DIRTY BOXING' EXTRAVAGANZA in One FC BAHHHH GAWWWWD
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2019, 12:57:19 AM
Donald Cerrone vs Al Iaquinta headlines the UFC Ottawa card in May. This was the best possible fight they could have made with Al/Tony and Cowboy/Conor not coming to fruition.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2019, 06:26:16 AM
I'm really looking forward to that. Al showed me something against Kevin Lee that I didn't know he had, and I still don't believe in Cowboy at all.

Also, with the news today, I demand Cejudo vs. Marlon.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 20, 2019, 06:39:23 AM
Nah, Cejudo can defend his flyweight title against Joe B and avenge that loss. Moraes vs Munhoz for the vacant BW belt.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 20, 2019, 08:53:29 AM
Lee vs RDA at 170 headlines ESPN+ 9
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 21, 2019, 12:30:40 AM
Covington, Usman and now Lee. Did RDA fuck Sean Shelby's wife or something?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 21, 2019, 02:01:29 AM
I guess, on the bright side, he's always one win away from being back in the mix.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 25, 2019, 01:23:46 AM
Dana did an interview over the weekend and said that they're doing Cejudo vs Moraes for the vacant BW belt and on the same card Formiga/Benavidez II with the winner challenging for the 125 belt.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 25, 2019, 01:33:03 AM
Dana did an interview over the weekend and said that they're doing Cejudo vs Moraes for the vacant BW belt and on the same card Formiga/Benavidez II with the winner challenging for the 125 belt.

Wait, what lol
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 25, 2019, 03:05:11 AM
I kinda get it even though I don't. I'm sure before TJ popped that the plan was for Cejudo to move up and fight for the title and he's an Ali guy so they'll want to keep him happy. Oddly enough though so is Moraes.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 26, 2019, 11:20:30 PM
Platinum vs Cowboy Oliveira for the Florida card ooooooooooh lawds the violence.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 27, 2019, 07:27:16 AM
Jon Jones hints at summer fight with Miocic:

Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 27, 2019, 09:40:25 AM

THIAGO LET'S GO BRO
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 27, 2019, 09:47:10 AM
Woa, does he have a good shot?
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 27, 2019, 09:49:26 AM
I don't know tbh. He fought Smith last year and beat him, but his gas tank isn't too great and he's lost to some guys he more talented than. He's dangerous though.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 27, 2019, 10:02:04 AM

noooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 28, 2019, 12:19:27 AM
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes for the vacant BW belt headlines UFC 238 in Chicago in June.

Also Cub Swanson vs Shane Burgos at the Ottawa card oh mannnnnnnn muh dick.
Title: Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 28, 2019, 12:34:58 AM

THIAGO LET'S GO BRO

I think that the world needs more people like Holly Holm but she is far and away, without question the most undeserving title shot recipient in the history of the sport, male or female. She got a featherweight title shot after losing two in a row at BW, then somehow landed another featherweight title shot after dropping back down to bantamweight. Now she moves up in weight, beats Megan Anderson and is being rewarded with a bantamweight title shot.

Do.Not.Get.It.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 28, 2019, 01:09:21 AM
Ketlen or De Ranadmie makes a lot more sense.  I really wish theyd have hyped the hell out of Nunes like she is the killer of killers and then build to this fight giving Holm a title eliminator that shed hopefully win.

Woodley/Lawler 2 next at ESPN 4 also.  I hate it.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 28, 2019, 03:48:39 AM
De Randamie is never sniffing a title fight ever again after. I'd be everything I own on that.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 28, 2019, 06:17:14 AM
My thought is that they are trying to milk as much as they can out of Holly before she calls it quits.  People still remember the Rousey KO and I feel like it (and the Silva leg break) are some of those "where were you when" moments in MMA.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2019, 01:43:00 AM
Holly is such a weird case to study. She looked incredible prior to her UFC run then came in and had two incredibly mediocre performances to start. Got a title shot that nobody thought she had a shot in hell of winning and smoked Ronda who at the time was considered the GOAT of women's mma. Since then it's been a back and forth run of inconsistency with the occasional flashes of brilliance but I think if you were to make the argument that on the whole her UFC run has been a letdown.....well you might not be wrong.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 29, 2019, 02:22:45 AM
She had a real opportunity there to be a new face in women's MMA (maybe not the face) as she was a lot more likable personality than Ronda but you're right, she did sort of squander that with several unimpressive performances following her big coming out moment.

With that said, she is probably the most recognizable athlete in Women's MMA behind only Ronda, Nunes, and Cyborg (although it's a pretty big gap between those three and her), even it was almost entirely based on one kick.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 29, 2019, 02:54:17 AM
Taking the Meisha fight ended up being a killer.

I think a lot of her problems come with age.  She came in old.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2019, 03:21:03 AM
IIRC the plan after Ronda lost was to do Holm/Rousey II at UFC 200 as the co-main event to Jones/Cormier II but when Ronda showed up on Ellen and looked like she had PTSD they proposed the Tate fight and Holly took it.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 29, 2019, 12:23:50 PM

Oh my fuck
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 29, 2019, 12:42:18 PM
Masvidal and Askren a possibility too

This is why boxing stays behind
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: HSJ on March 29, 2019, 01:26:29 PM
She had a real opportunity there to be a new face in women's MMA (maybe not the face) as she was a lot more likable personality than Ronda but you're right, she did sort of squander that with several unimpressive performances following her big coming out moment.

With that said, she is probably the most recognizable athlete in Women's MMA behind only Ronda, Nunes, and Cyborg (although it's a pretty big gap between those three and her), even it was almost entirely based on one kick.

Why are you forgetting Meisha and Carano?
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on March 29, 2019, 01:30:05 PM
Currently the most recognizable.  As crazy as it sounds, Carano's peak popularity was nearly a decade ago.  Miesha hasn't fought in 2 and a half years.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 03, 2019, 11:30:54 PM
Alexander Volkov been USADA'd, out of the Saint Petersburg main event against Overeem, Oleksiy Olynik steps in to take his place.

Yoel Romero is off the Florida card against Jacare, no replacement named as of right now.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 13, 2019, 03:50:52 AM
also even though I've been a Masvidal diehard for a decade-plus now, I have to admit I'm not confident in him beating Askren. The way Maia took him down when he needed to, Askren has better takedowns and his striking defence is even better. If it was five rounds, it would be a different story, but three, fuck man.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 30, 2019, 10:24:59 PM

Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 30, 2019, 10:55:56 PM
Risky move for Stipe to sit as long as he did and trust that he'd get the shot if Brock didn't but looks like it paid off. I'm guessing if Cormier wins this he wants Jones at HW next.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2019, 05:52:03 AM
MATT WIMAN BACK IN THE UFC HOLY SHIT DIDN'T THINK I'D TYPE THAT NAME AGAIN.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 11, 2019, 01:38:29 PM
Nate vs Pettis SIGNED for August.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 13, 2019, 01:51:07 PM
Max vs Frankie at 240. This has gotta be Edgar’s last chance at gold.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 14, 2019, 02:02:33 AM
The guy who has won 1 fight in two years is getting a title shot over Volkanovski.

Ali must seriously have the UFC by the balls if he's able to get Edgar a title shot.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 14, 2019, 02:13:48 AM
Frankie’s my favorite fighter. So I’m not minding it. He’s won 3 out of 4 and 8 out of 10 (and I know that stretches quite some time).  Hopefully the winner doesn’t take much damage and Volkanovski can wait out a title shot. I know it’s not the right choice.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: AA484 on May 14, 2019, 02:42:59 AM
The guy who has won 1 fight in two years is getting a title shot over Volkanovski.

Ali must seriously have the UFC by the balls if he's able to get Edgar a title shot.

Volkanovski did get hospitalized with a virus after his fight with Aldo so maybe he wanted to take some extra time to recover from that?  But yeah, this isn't particularly a fight that I'm super looking forward to.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on May 14, 2019, 04:32:22 AM
A possibly dubious main event in Canada? Blasphemy! Seriously though guessing the infection had something to do with this and Max maybe wanted to get back on the horse right away after the Poirier loss.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 16, 2019, 01:23:48 AM
I know I'm counting out the dude you don't count out but I can't see how Frankie wins this. Even if you believe that the Ortega and Poirier fights have depleted Max's chin (which is possible) it's still a battle between two volume punchers with one of them having a significant advantage in power and reach not to mention size. I think Max beats him down like Ortega and finishes him in the 3rd or 4th.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 27, 2019, 03:39:28 AM
Urijah Faber is coming back at the tender age of 40. Probably on the Sacramento card. I'd be more excited but he looked washed before he left. If he took advantage of his time outside of the USADA testing pool, then maybe we will see a true career resurgence.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 27, 2019, 03:45:16 AM
Uriah Faber vs BJ Penn ahhhhhhh shit they're gonna make that fight probably.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 27, 2019, 04:13:46 AM
Urijah Faber is coming back at the tender age of 40. Probably on the Sacramento card. I'd be more excited but he looked washed before he left. If he took advantage of his time outside of the USADA testing pool, then maybe we will see a true career resurgence.

He never left the testing pool.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 27, 2019, 05:03:36 AM
Manny Bermudez has been campaigning pretty hard for the fight but I don't see why Faber would accept it. Horrible style match-up for him.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 27, 2019, 05:19:06 AM
Urijah Faber is coming back at the tender age of 40. Probably on the Sacramento card. I'd be more excited but he looked washed before he left. If he took advantage of his time outside of the USADA testing pool, then maybe we will see a true career resurgence.

He never left the testing pool.

Well he is getting wrecked then.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2019, 02:09:51 AM
Faber returns against Ricky Simon.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 04, 2019, 04:31:35 AM
Khabib vs Poirier is official for UFC 242, September 7th in Abu Dhabi.
Title: Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 12, 2019, 04:55:41 AM
Jessica Andrade makes her first title defense against Weili Zhang on the August 31st card in China. After last weekend it would've been logical to assume Tatiana Suarez is getting the first shot but she hurt her neck in the fight. Karate Hottie is ranked higher and is more deserving of the shot but this is purely making sure that they draw a good gate by having a Chinese fighter in the main event with this being the first chance that a member of that country has ever gotten a title shot.