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  • mcmothercruncher 14 Jun 2014 08:42:50 6,472 posts
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    Biggest shock of the 174 weigh-ins. Arianny's frozen trout face. Jesus girl, lay off the botulism.
  • craigy Staff 14 Jun 2014 12:17:19 7,532 posts
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    Pumped for the Schaub/Arlovski fight. Want big brown to win but you've gotta fear Arlovski if he can launch some bombs from the pocket.
  • Reacher 14 Jun 2014 14:21:16 700 posts
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    I am more interested to find out which of them has the glassiest chin.
  • midnight_walker 16 Jun 2014 12:29:35 1,867 posts
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    I guess we'll never know.
  • PES_Fanboy 16 Jun 2014 12:52:06 13,588 posts
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    Last few UFC events have been really pish. It's time for Dana to enter the cage, show those TUF competitors about not leaving it in the hands of the judges.

    Maybe he could fight Joe Silva
  • midnight_walker 16 Jun 2014 12:57:14 1,867 posts
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    Really they just need to stop having events every week because honestly at the moment it feels almost like a chore to watch them, and the talent isn't there to support such frequent events. When there was one UFC a month, maybe two if you were lucky, it felt much more like an event. You had cards stacked from top to bottom, not fights that should be in the prelims stinking up the main card.

    Edited by midnight_walker at 12:57:36 16-06-2014
  • Deckard1 16 Jun 2014 12:57:54 27,193 posts
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    Yeah it wasn't great for a numbered event. Always like to watch Rory MacDonald fight though. Still really looking forward to 175.
  • Reacher 16 Jun 2014 12:58:55 700 posts
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    With so many fights these days, not every one will be a barn burner.the card looked great on paper but fell flat. It happens.
  • Blakester 16 Jun 2014 13:03:43 3,577 posts
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    I completely forget to record the event and was so glad I did.

    Even reading the fight reports on Sunday was boring!

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • craigy Staff 16 Jun 2014 13:19:14 7,532 posts
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    Man, I love the way MacDonald toys with guys, but it's a shame he pulls back and doesn't go in for the kill. He hypnotised Woodley against the cage.

    Poor Big Brown. Seems like Arlovski got the decision because he managed to hold Schaub against the cage once or twice and not even attempt to land any strikes.
  • billythekid 18 Jun 2014 09:39:02 11,025 posts
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  • Reacher 18 Jun 2014 10:39:33 700 posts
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    Heh, Forest Griffin lied to the the makers of EA UFC so that he would be younger on the game.
  • craigy Staff 18 Jun 2014 12:56:44 7,532 posts
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    Looks like "Bjork" might be on his way out of Bellator:
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/6/18/5820360/reports-emerge-that-bellator-will-replace-bjorn-rebney-with-scott
  • mcmothercruncher 18 Jun 2014 21:01:03 6,472 posts
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    Kind of crazy to be ousted from your very own promotion. But then he did sign up for that possibility, and presumably was amply compensated for it, as part of that process.

    Crazy twist that Coker is back on the scene, arch rivals, then bezzie mates during the Strikeforce sale, now, presumably, back to the hatred. I know the UFC have a hell of a lot of talent locked into contracts which is a big hurdle for any rivals, but Coker is decent and now dons a coat with incredibly deep Viacom pockets. Interesting times.
  • mcmothercruncher 25 Jun 2014 20:44:18 6,472 posts
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    New cutting edge techniques, as demo'd by the EA UFC game:

  • mcmothercruncher 29 Jun 2014 07:16:06 6,472 posts
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    Turns out there wasn't much Sonnen WASN'T taking. HGH and EPO now too, the big cheating eejit.
  • mcmothercruncher 29 Jun 2014 21:51:59 6,472 posts
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    A salient quote, we can expect a full and honest account of his cheating any day now then:

    "When you screw up, you have to own it," said Sonnen. "That stuff really gets under my skin. Take Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer. He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying, ‘Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don't be like me,’ he actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million dollars from this, ‘Hey, poor me, let's find a cure for cancer’ campaign. Instead of just coming clean and saying, ‘Look, here’s what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes.’ You just watch these guys and can’t help but think, God, what a fraud. You got the whole Michael Phelps being a pothead thing, too. I’m just glad I’m in the business I’m in so I can get them in the cage and kick the crap out of them."
  • Deckard1 6 Jul 2014 09:06:35 27,193 posts
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    Great fight. More aggression from Machida early on and I think he could have had him.
  • mcmothercruncher 7 Jul 2014 10:15:58 6,472 posts
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    Yeah, a proper entertaining card for a change. Don't worry, they'll be back to the dross again real soon.

    It was a good gameplan by Weidman, keep pressuring him but don't overly commit so that he can light him up on the counter.

    The Hall toe was grim. And dangerous. Imagine the opponent catching a kick across the face with a broken bone sliding across there. The doctor should have stopped that.

    Slightly embarrassing re: Rousey. That was the number two contender. Watch them sign Cyborg soon. She'll loose too though!
  • mcmothercruncher 7 Jul 2014 10:18:52 6,472 posts
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    And, I wish Weidman would wear slightly looser shorts. Not really tuning in to see every detail of his arse cheeks bobbing around there
    Honest.
  • Blakester 7 Jul 2014 12:50:24 3,577 posts
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    I love watching Machida fight, it's his timing and use of distance that is head and shoulders above any other fighter in the UFC (I'm training shotokan so obviously bias).

    I can't seem to get behind Weidman as the champ though. He's solid at everything without shining in anything. His post-fight interview was also dull as dishwater, but unfortunately it seems like he'll be champ for a while to come.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • Deckard1 7 Jul 2014 12:53:47 27,193 posts
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    Yeah I was really routing for Machida. Weidman is a great fighter but he's utterly beige.
  • PES_Fanboy 7 Jul 2014 13:41:10 13,588 posts
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    I think Rousey is taking knee surgery rather than answer the challenger of her own challenge that, essentially, BJJ ain't got shit on judo.

    The BJJ world champ wants a word. It does feel a bit like Rousey is the Couture of women's MMA - that is, dominant yet a bit one dimensional due to the lack of talent in the early days.

    Plus she's a cunt
  • Deckard1 7 Jul 2014 13:52:05 27,193 posts
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    I'm kind of coming around to Rousey now. I like the angry face she does when she comes into the ring.
  • craigy Staff 7 Jul 2014 14:30:23 7,532 posts
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    Shame the heavyweight fight got canned. Can't get enough of Ronda. She's light years ahead of her opponents. They come in, all-smiles, not realising the intensity Ronda fights with.
  • mcmothercruncher 7 Jul 2014 22:12:05 6,472 posts
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    She doesn't give a damn 'bout her reputation, you know.
  • mcmothercruncher 13 Jul 2014 19:35:41 6,472 posts
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    Most elaborate pre drug test fail excuse EVER.
  • PES_Fanboy 13 Jul 2014 19:40:11 13,588 posts
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    "Hey mom, you know how you're extraordinarily asthmatic, how about we go snorkelling? Kill or cure!"
  • TAJB 15 Jul 2014 09:09:23 106 posts
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    @craigy I was really looking forward to Struve returning to the octagon. I love to watch Mitrione get beaten up. Ever since his uber judgemental comments about the Trans community, I haven't been able to stand him.
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