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  • craigy Staff 29 Jan 2014 10:38:43 7,602 posts
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    Pat Barry's asked to be released from the UFC. I think back to K1 for him.
  • Deleted user 29 January 2014 12:22:22
    Good, he was absolute gash, I mean he got rear naked choked by Cro Cop ffs, without hooks!
  • craigy Staff 1 Feb 2014 14:15:26 7,602 posts
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    Fight niiiiight!

    Just placed a few bets. Overeem, Faber, Aldo, Iaquinta, and Hester all to win.

    Anyone watched the latest episode of The Reem? It's a goodun.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 1 Feb 2014 17:52:25 6,654 posts
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    Gonna stay up and enjoy this. Brill.
  • craigy Staff 2 Feb 2014 10:00:14 7,602 posts
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    Bah, knew I should have ignored my wishful thinking and bet on Barao instead.

    LOL at DFW slamming Reem at the post-fight presser. If he thinks Reem looked bad, what about Mir and the fact that he only landed 5 strikes in the entire fight?
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 2 Feb 2014 14:16:40 6,654 posts
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    ^ lucky; although I heard they get pretty rowdy with drunk idiots picking fights :D

    Last night was great; first time I've seen either Aldo or Barrao (sp?) fight, both seemed very classy.

    I got the, possibly false, impression that Faber didn't have the fire that comes with belief that you can actually win.

    He seemed different to the last time I saw him fight where he goes at his opponent with the tenacity of a pitbull.

    Just a thought, might be wrong.
  • El_MUERkO 2 Feb 2014 23:32:04 16,978 posts
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    SambaApe wrote:
    @bitch_tits_zero_nine I've been to 2 UFC's before. The last one being UFC 120, where I went with some EG'ers, got absolutely leathered and woke up on someone's hotel room floor.

    Hilarious how much I've changed in a few years!! :D
    ha, that was me, I got too drunk the night before, got sick in the taxi and didnt arrive at the venue till after the prelims, not my finest hour :(

    epic seats though :)

    not confirmed for the London one, might be away for it, but if I'm in the UK {and my wife lets me} i'll be there :)
  • craigy Staff 3 Feb 2014 09:12:33 7,602 posts
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    What are ticket prices like? London's main card is looking pretty good...
  • Bahamafish 7 Feb 2014 07:39:59 368 posts
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    things are not looking too bright for Thiago Silva right now..
  • craigy Staff 13 Feb 2014 07:05:27 7,602 posts
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    Bah, Rashad is injured so the bout with Cormier is cancelled. Was looking forward to Suga derailing the DC hype train.
  • midnight_walker 13 Feb 2014 08:47:25 1,947 posts
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    I hear Cormier is still eager to fight and Sonnen has volunteered his services. I hope Cormier still gets to fight somebody. It's a real shame for him to go through a camp and then for it all to be for naught.
  • craigy Staff 13 Feb 2014 09:15:03 7,602 posts
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    I doubt the Chael thing will happen -- it's too close to his fight with Wanderlei...
  • Reacher 13 Feb 2014 09:40:41 820 posts
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    midnight_walker wrote:
    I hear Cormier is still eager to fight and Sonnen has volunteered his services. I hope Cormier still gets to fight somebody. It's a real shame for him to go through a camp and then for it all to be for naught.
    I was really looking forward to DC vs Evans. I hope they can find someone who can step in. I want to see DC tested at LHW.
  • craigy Staff 13 Feb 2014 09:47:51 7,602 posts
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    Quick, someone call Stephan Bonnar and Forest Griffin! They can try tag-teaming him.
  • midnight_walker 13 Feb 2014 22:49:05 1,947 posts
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    So Cormier is back on UFC 170, fighting... Some guy. Not sure if this is good news or not.
  • craigy Staff 15 Feb 2014 10:08:25 7,602 posts
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    Funny clash between DC and Cummins:


    Love how Dana is sitting there with a big grin on his face as they go at each other.
  • Reacher 15 Feb 2014 10:34:05 820 posts
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    I'm a bit guuted that Ian Mccall is out of his fight against Brad Pickett, I was really looking forward to that.

    Machida vs Mousasi tonight! Bit of a dream fight for me. I think Machida will finish him early though.
  • craigy Staff 15 Feb 2014 11:25:22 7,602 posts
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    Just popped a wee bet on Machida.

    Anyone fancy Andy Ogle's chances tonight?
  • Reacher 15 Feb 2014 12:50:31 820 posts
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    It depends on how much he has improved on the ground, because Oliviera is world class at BJJ. If he can keep it on the feet then yeah, he has a chance.

    I still think Oliviera will win, home crowd, first fight of the main card.
  • craigy Staff 16 Feb 2014 09:12:56 7,602 posts
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    Not sure Machida will be next in line for a title shot after that performance.
  • Bahamafish 16 Feb 2014 10:25:24 368 posts
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    well, Dana gave him a FOTN bonus I think...
  • craigy Staff 16 Feb 2014 10:43:07 7,602 posts
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    Dana White has been on one recently. Letting Melendez go, slating Overeem -- he's lost the plot.
  • Bahamafish 16 Feb 2014 11:34:12 368 posts
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    ... And JDS is a gatekeeper apparently.

    I like Machida, but imagine if he stole the belt in a fight like that. Jacare didn't look too good either, but he said he was injured.

    Very good fight from Erick Silva. Those heel kicks were awesome.
  • craigy Staff 17 Feb 2014 08:30:09 7,602 posts
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    Well JDS is a gatekeeper in the sense that he's not getting a title shot any time soon, unless someone manages to dethrone Cain. But yeah, Nelson is a better example of a gatekeeper at heavyweight.

    I really like Erick Silva. He's a younger, no-hesitation, even more explosive version of Machida. He's very emotional post-fight though, so I worry about his mental health a little bit.
  • craigy Staff 21 Feb 2014 13:02:27 7,602 posts
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    DC getting pushy at the post-fight presser. Weird how his face looks all drawn out from cutting weight but he still has really chubby hips and chest.
  • craigy Staff 22 Feb 2014 19:23:31 7,602 posts
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    Fight night!

    Canadian Psycho, Cummins, and Rousey are all gonna win.
  • El_MUERkO 22 Feb 2014 20:17:43 16,978 posts
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    Cummins has had a whirlwind week but I have to see him as a long shot. 4-0 on the regional circuit and a wrestling pedigree are a good start but Cormier has the experience, we'll just have to see how his cardio holds up after the weight cut.

    McCann is the toughest fight Rousey has faced but I'd give the champ the edge, this could be a rivalry of equal talent for Rousey.

    Curious to see how Maia and McDonald face off.
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