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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #300 on: May 03, 2017, 06:13:12 AM »
Showtime returns to 155 against Jim Miller at UFC 213. Good fight.

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« Reply #301 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #302 on: May 04, 2017, 01:29:57 AM »
Valentina Bullet vs Amanda Lioness @ UFC 213.

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« Reply #303 on: May 04, 2017, 10:58:57 AM »
Holy shit. That card is unbelievable at this point.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #304 on: May 06, 2017, 02:44:06 AM »
Dana says no to MW interim title. Still wants to book the fight without it.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #305 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.


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« Reply #306 on: May 09, 2017, 04:31:17 AM »
Thomas Almeida vs Jimmie Rivera at the Fox card on Long Island. Ooooooooooooooooooh lawds.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #307 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


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« Reply #308 on: May 10, 2017, 02:11:51 AM »
Gokhan vs. Black Beast please


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #309 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #310 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #311 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #312 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.


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« Reply #313 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.

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« Reply #314 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.


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« Reply #315 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #316 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.


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« Reply #317 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


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« Reply #318 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #319 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #320 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #321 on: May 11, 2017, 01:48:00 PM »
Kelvin gets to beat up another guy past his best when he takes on Chris Weidman.


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« Reply #322 on: May 11, 2017, 02:20:41 PM »
Kelvin going against The Weedman this soon is too much.

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« Reply #323 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #324 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #325 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.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #326 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.

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« Reply #327 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.


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« Reply #328 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.

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« Reply #329 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.


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« Reply #330 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).


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #331 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.


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« Reply #332 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #333 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.


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« Reply #334 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #335 on: May 12, 2017, 07:32:19 AM »
Now I really see why they're trying to force Bisping-Romero to be in July.


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« Reply #336 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%.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #337 on: May 13, 2017, 05:17:49 AM »
Sounds like Korean Zombie is going to fight Lamas. Yes please.


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« Reply #338 on: May 13, 2017, 05:34:33 AM »


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.


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« Reply #339 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.

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« Reply #340 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.



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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.




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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #341 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.

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« Reply #342 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.

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« Reply #343 on: May 23, 2017, 12:10:58 PM »
Bisping is never coming back, so I'm fine with that.


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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #344 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.

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« Reply #345 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.

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« Reply #346 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".

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« Reply #347 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.

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« Reply #348 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.

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Re: The 2017 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #349 on: May 24, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
Barao is going back to 135 to fight Sterling.


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