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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #850 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #851 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #852 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #853 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #854 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #855 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #856 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.

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« Reply #857 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #858 on: March 29, 2019, 12:23:50 PM »

Oh my fuck


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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #859 on: March 29, 2019, 12:42:18 PM »
Masvidal and Askren a possibility too

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #860 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?


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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #861 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #862 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #863 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #865 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #866 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #867 on: May 11, 2019, 01:38:29 PM »
Nate vs Pettis SIGNED for August.


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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #868 on: May 13, 2019, 01:51:07 PM »
Max vs Frankie at 240. This has gotta be Edgar’s last chance at gold.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #869 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #870 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #871 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #872 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #873 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #874 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #875 on: May 27, 2019, 03:45:16 AM »
Uriah Faber vs BJ Penn ahhhhhhh shit they're gonna make that fight probably.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #876 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.


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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #877 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #878 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #879 on: May 29, 2019, 02:09:51 AM »
Faber returns against Ricky Simon.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #880 on: June 04, 2019, 04:31:35 AM »
Khabib vs Poirier is official for UFC 242, September 7th in Abu Dhabi.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #881 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.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #882 on: July 03, 2019, 11:23:35 PM »
Joanna Violence and her new boobs return against Michelle Waterson in October, main event of the San Francisco card.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #883 on: July 17, 2019, 10:11:56 PM »
Cowboy vs Gaethje on the Vancouver card.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #884 on: July 17, 2019, 11:51:14 PM »
Cowboy's going to get bludgeoned.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #885 on: July 24, 2019, 01:16:23 AM »

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #886 on: July 24, 2019, 02:21:21 AM »
I see him getting smashed and then fighting Rockhold in a loser leaves town type fight.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #887 on: July 24, 2019, 03:11:07 AM »
I love how nobody can explain why Weidman deserves a fight of Dom's caliber in a new division with having one win in the last four years.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #888 on: July 24, 2019, 04:06:09 AM »
a good way to put over Reyes is by having him smash the MAGAman in a main event before Weidman loses his popularity by losing to an unranked jobber.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #889 on: July 26, 2019, 02:01:38 PM »
BJ Penn moves one step closer to a .500 record with a fight scheduled against Nik Lentz. No date set. But it’s been agreed upon by both fighters.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #890 on: July 27, 2019, 02:49:30 AM »
Why do they keep booking him? He's 1-9-1 this decade. And, Lentz is a tougher matchup for him than his last couple that pretty much dominated him.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #891 on: July 27, 2019, 12:25:40 PM »
With Hall and Guida I figured Penn would lose both. But I figured he wouldn’t be too in danger of hurting him. Lentz is going to beat his ass.

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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #892 on: July 29, 2019, 06:47:29 AM »

Has anyone ever ruined their legacy more than BJ? This is pathetic.


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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #893 on: July 29, 2019, 07:31:02 AM »
A coke using rich boy who’s never ever been held accountable for his actions is an asshole?

I tell you, I am shocked. Just absolutely shocked.
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Re: The 2019 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #894 on: July 30, 2019, 01:59:15 AM »
With Hall and Guida I figured Penn would lose both. But I figured he wouldn’t be too in danger of hurting him. Lentz is going to beat his ass.

Listen I hate BJ as much as the next guy and it'll please me to see him lose like everybody is expecting him to but when that happens it'll be because of how shopworn he is and that's it. Lentz is a horribly ineffective, boring fighter.