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Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

UFC October - If GSP loses he gets booked to fight Khabib

Last month's thread is here. Thanks to kensei for getting the thread up so that we could leave behind the drudgery that was the UFC in August. Seriously, a single loving Fight Night? What the gently caress man.

September kicked off with UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, on the 2nd of the month. This was a take-it-or-leave-it card, with the main event seeing Stefan Struve continue to fail to capitalise on his insane physical advantages of reach and height to actually win fights. Alexander Volkov got the better of him and took the fight as a TKO in the third round. The card featured a large number of local fighters with some decent highlights including Mairbek Taisumov knocking out Felipe Silva in a minute and and half.

UFC 215 was next, coming from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on the 9th. With the main event originally planned to be Demetrious Johnson defending his Flyweight championship against Ray Borg, the latter was forced to withdraw from the event due to illness two days beforehand. Borg tok serious pains to make sure everyone knew his withdrawing from the fight had NOTHING AT ALL (wink) TO DO WITH HIS WEIGHT CUT (wink) AND HE WOULD BE FINE (wink) AND THAT FIRING HIS NUTRITIONIST WAS COMPLETELY UNRELATED (wink). Another fight that was cancelled for actual legitimate reasons was Junior dos Santos taking on Francis Ngannou. dos Santos tested positive to a banned diuretic and the fight was cancelled, with Ngannou set to take on Alistair Overeem later this year. One fight that was rescheduled for this event and actually took place was Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko for the Woman's Bantamweight title. Nunes saw off the challenger in an incredibly close, enjoyable match by split decision. Other matches included a revitalised Henry Cejudo seeing off Wilson Reis in a little over a round by TKO, and Rafael dos Anjos continuing his winning ways at Welterweight with an arm-triangle choke victory over perennial contender Neil Magny.

The 16th of September brought us back to Pennsylvania, with UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch. The main event saw Luke Rockhold getting back into the winning ledger with a 2nd-round win over David Branch. Rockhold was briefly swarmed earlier in the first round, and many observers considered that if was against someone with a real striking discipline he would have been less lucky. Earlier on the main card, Gregor Gillespie submitted Jason Gonzalez by arm-triangle choke in the second, with the entire fight up to that point being a must-see. On the undercard, another excellent performance saw Uriah Hall take a serious 10-8 beating from Krzysztof Jotko in the first, surviving vicious ground and pound and a solid rear-naked choke attempt, and come back in the second to knock Jotko out with a savage right cross.

Rounding out the month, we headed to the Saitama Super Arena in Japan for UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami on the 23rd. The main event was originally slated for Ovince Saint Preux to take on Maurício Rua, but when the former injured his knee in training, Yushin Okami stepped up on a week's notice. The result of that fight was essentially set in stone at that point, with a large Light Heavyweight taking on a man who had his best success at Welterweight. OSP took the Von Flue choke victory at 1:50 of the first round, with this match having the dubious distinction of being the only main event in UFC history to feature zero combined significant strike attempts. The co-main was an absolute mauling with Jéssica Andrade beating the tar out of Cláudia Gadelha in a surprisingly one-sided affair - one judge went so far to score the match 30-25 (10-9, 10-8, 10-8). This event also saw the UFC debut of much-lauded kickboxer Gokhan Saki, with the Turk taking out Henrique de Silva in under a round with a vicious left hook.


UFC events in October

This month brings us three events, with the only Pay-Per-View kicking us off on the 7th.

UFC 216 finally features some action in the Lightweight title picture. Tony Ferguson is riding a nine-fight win streak and an excellent level of trash-talking to his rightful place in any 155-pound title match. Kevin Lee is on a five-win streak, and is looking to capitalise on his own trash-talking and high-level choke game to garner UFC gold. The main prize in this match, of course, is the Conor McGregor Lottery Ticket the winner might get to cash sometime in 2018 with a main event against the biggest MMA draw of all time. I say might because Mystic Mac might decide he's going to take on Rafael Nadal on a clay court on Showtime for $90 a pop next instead of coming back to the UFC. Only time will tell on that one. UFC 216 also brings us the rescheduled Flyweight championship match between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg. Time will tell again whether or not this match will go ahead. Fabricio Werdum is a pretty poo poo human being but decent at fighting, so it remains to be seen if Derrick Lewis is actually good or just mostly-less-bad than his recent opponents when the two Heavyweights meet. We can also expect Tom "Fire Kid" Duquesnoy to continue his winning, elbowing ways against Cody Stamman at Featherweight.

The 21st sees the UFC heading to Poland for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till. Apart from the main event with Donald Cerrone taking on Darren Till, and Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jodie "robbed on TUF" Esquibel, this is another card that is light on star power. Artem Lobov is on it, I guess?

A Brazilian card on the 28th rounds out the month, with UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson coming to us from São Paulo. Lyoto Machida hasn't fought in over two years, and should probably retire, but for a tune-up fight Derek Brunson probably isn't too bad. Demian Maia comes off his tepid decision loss to Tyron Woodley to take on tepid human being Colby Covington at Welterweight in the co-main.

UFC News

September saw us continue to deal with the fallout of Mr. Jones' Wild Ride. The 13th of the month saw the B-sample test positive for Turinabol as well, surprising no-one. The California State Athletic Commission overturned the result of the July 29th fight to a No Contest, and as the result the UFC stripped Jones of the Light Heavyweight title and return it to Daniel Cormier. Jones' hearing date has yet to be set, and anything you've read about his penalty is pure speculation at this point.

As a personal aside, I was quoted in many places as saying I thought that Jones would never fight in the UFC again after he was pulled from UFC 200. I will happily admit I was wrong about that, because fighting again and then testing positive to Soviet-Era East German Swim Team steroids is the infinitely more entertaining scenario.

Jesse "JT Money" Taylor was also hit with a USADA violation because in addition to being the best MMA timeline this one is also the worst.

Matt Brown announced that his fight againt Diego Sanchez on the 1st of November would be his retirement fight. After being brutalised by Jake Ellenberger and Donald Cerrone in his last two fights, that seems to make a ton of sense.

The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion continues apace, with 16 veterans competing for the new UFC Womens' Flyweight championship. In the early running, Roxanne Modaferri has emerged as a decent favourite to take the tournament. Five of the eight first-round matches have been decided at this stage, with the final scheduled for December 1st.

Fabricio Werdum continues to be a poo poo-tier human being, with homophobic slurs coming out of his mouth at the drop of a hat and then non-apologies after being called for it. I personally don't think The Black Beast (confirmed excellent person after his work in the recent Houston flooding disaster) will win that fight but I sure hope he does.

Your Current Champions

Men's Heavyweight Champion - Stipe Miocic (19-2)
Stipe Miocic won the Heavyweight title in May of 2016, stopping Fabricio Verdum in front of his countrymen in a single round. He backed this feat up with another first-round stoppage of the most decorated Heavyweight of all time, Alistair Overeem, in Miocic's home town of Cleveland in September. It was considered that the winner of the fight between Werdum and Cain Velasquez at UFC 207, a rematch of the fight where Werdum took Velasquez' belt from him in 2015, would be Miocic's next opponent, but Velasquez was forced out of this bout with yet another leg injury. Miocic defended his title in May 2017, with yet another first round KO of his opponent, making Junior dos Santos his second scalp as champion and equalling the all-time title defenses record. No current opponent is announced, with Miocic hung up in contract negotiations with the UFC, but a superfight with Jon Jones was being discussed before the latter tested positive for retardistry.


Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Daniel Cormier (19-1-1)
Daniel Cormier won the belt initially in May of 2015 against the heavy-hitting Anthony Johnson by rear-naked choke in the third round. Cormier defended his belt against Alexander Gustaffson in October of 2015 in a split decision. A planned rematch against Jon Jones was scheduled for UFC 200, which was called off after Jones tested positive for banned substances. Cormier went on to fight Anderson Silva in a non-title bout on three days' notice. Cormier was slated to fight Anthony Johnson in a rematch for the belt in December, a match which did not took place due to Cormier suffering a groin adductor injury. The bout took place at UFC 210 in April, with Cormier defending the belt in under two rounds and Johnson riding off into the sunset with a surprise retirement. The rematch against Jon Jones finally took place at UFC 215 and Jones managed to keep his poo poo together for a grand total of 24 days. Then he tested positive for steroids and had the fight result overturned and the title stripped, and it is now back around the waist of Cool MMA Dad Daniel Cormier.


Men's Middleweight Champion - Michael Bisping (37-7)
Bisping had a fairytale year in 2016, first of all beating the greatest MMA striker of all time Anderson Silva in front of his hometown crowd of Manchester in February. Then, on 17 days notice, he stepped up to fight Luke Rockhold for the Middleweight Championship in June at UFC 199. Bisping joked about not having the regular time to get his cardio ready, meaning he would have to knock Rockhold out in the first round. Against the expectations of everyone everwhere, including his own son, he did exactly that. He capped off his year with a successful defense against Dan Henderson, putting the ghosts of UFC 100 to rest. A defense against Yoel Romero was initially slated, which was then changed to a match against a returning George St. Pierre, with both bouts put on hold due to Bisping suffering a knee injury in May. The GSP fight is currently booked for UFC 217 in New York in November.


Men's Interim Middleweight Champion - Robert Whittaker (19-4)
Whittaker rode a seven-fight winning streak, including shutting down the deadly takedowns of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza to slot himself into an Interim Middleweight championship match against Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero. The canny Australian showed incredible heart in taking it to the Cuban Olympic silver medalist over five rounds, and even with a severe knee injury coming in the first he managed to outpoint his opponent to take the unanimous decision. Logic dictates that Whittaker face Michael Bisping for the undisputed championship next, but with George St. Pierre coming back for that match, and Whittaker needing several months off with his injured knee, his future is cloudy at this stage.


Men's Welterweight Champion - Tyron Woodley (17-3-1)
Woodley was promised a title shot against the Welterweight champion 17 months before the fight took place. After Robbie Lawler put in Fight Of The Year performances against Rory MacDonald in July 2015 and Carlos Condit in January 2016, Woodley went into their fight in July of 2016 as a significant underdog. This meant nothing, with Lawler going down to strikes in the first round. Woodley defended his belt against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, putting on an incredible fight that ended in a majority draw at UFC 205 in New York in November 2016. A rematch for this fight was held in March month at UFC 209, with Woodley again the winner in a stilted affair. He defended the title again at UFC 214 in late July 2017 against Demian Maia, following a conservative but sharp gameplan that saw him stop all 22 of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace's takedown attempts. No future contender is announced at this stage.


Men's Lightweight Champion - Conor McGregor (0-1)
McGregor (right) is seen here doing what he does best - making a fuckton of money. Who knows if or when he'll actually defend a belt in the UFC. Any belt. His loving trouser belt.


Men's Featherweight Champion - Max Holloway (18-3)
Holloway put together a 9-fight win streak, with several Performance of the Night bonuses, before answering the call to contend for the Interim Featherweight Championship at UFC 206 in December 2016. Taking out Anthony Pettis with a body kick and punches late in the third round, he has set himself up for a unification bout against Jose Aldo at UFC 212. At that event in early June 2017, he defeated Aldo in the third round with focused ground and pound, and unified the belts. No opponent is currently announced but there have been rumours that Frankie Edgar will have his chance next.


Men's Bantamweight Champion - Cody Garbrandt (11-0)
After amassing a professional record of 5-0 in the minor leagues, Garbrandt was able to parley this into a UFC contract in January 2015. He then went on to win 5 fights in a row in the UFC, including going from unranked at Bantamweight at the start of 2016 into championship contention at the end. He took on Dominick Cruz for the title at UFC 207 in late December, and in contrast to analysis from a variety of sources, took out Cruz in a unanimous decision. Garbrandt was scheduled to take on TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 in July, to cap off the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, which has now been cancelled due to a back injury sustained by the champion. That fight is currently slated for UFC 217 in November.


Men's Flyweight Champion - Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1)
After winning the Flyweight Championship in September 2012 in a split decision against Joseph Benevidez, Johnson has amassed a 10-fight streak against the best that the division has had to offer. He has been so dominant that the UFC held an entire Ultimate Figher tournament to find his next challenger. The culmination of this was that Tim Elliott came back out of the MMA wilderness to lose a competitive match against Johnson in early December 2016. Johnson easily defended his title against Wilson Reis in April, tying the all-time title defense record held by Anderson Silva. His next was scheduled to take place at UFC 215, with Ray Borg the chosen recipient of a life-altering mauling, but Borg pulled out with an unspecified illness. This match has been re-scheduled for UFC 216 on the 7th of October.


Women's Featherweight Champion - Cristiana Justino (18–1 (1))
With the vacating of this championship by Germaine de Randamie in May 2017, a match was set up for UFC 214 between Justino and Megan Anderson. Anderson pulled out of the fight in late June, and was replaced by current Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger. The significantly larger figher on the day, Justino dominated a one-sided affair and won the fight in the third round with brutal knee strikes.


Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (14-4)
Nunes headlined UFC 200 in July of 2016, putting a vicious beating on Miesha Tate and securing a rear-nake choke victory in a little over three minutes. She backed this up with a brutal 48-second TKO victory against former Women's Bantamweight Champion and WMMA pioneer Rounda Rousey in late December 2016. Nunes was slated to take on Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch of their March 2016 fight, with that match being moved to UFC 215 last month. Nunes retained by a razor-thin split decision, and no future contender is announced at this stage.


Women's Strawweight Champion - Joanna Jędrzejczyk (13-0)
After winning the Women's Strawweight Championship against the one-dimensional Carla Esparza in March 2015, Jędrzejczyk has defended her title five times. Most recent of these was against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 in May 2016. She is scheduled to defend the belt at UFC 217 in November against Rose Namajunas.

Other poo poo

Thanks very much to LobsterMobster for putting together the awards thread for last year:

2016 Rowdy Ringsports MMA Awards - RESULTS THREAD!.

Thanks also go to LobsterMobster for putting together both iterations of the UFC Fightpass Thread

UFC Fight Pass Playlists and Collections

The NEW UFC Fight Pass Collection Thread


Go to the MMA's Best and Worst of the Year, 2017 thread administered by Fentry to keep up with what has been considered by your fellow PSP-MMA posters as the best (and worst) of the UFC.

Shout out to DumbWhiteGuy for providing details for the MMA IRC channel.

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Join your fellow MMA fans in discussing all things MMA in a place probably secure against nuclear armageddon - IRC has been around for so long I'm not convinced anything could kill it.

More thanks go out to Unfunny Poster for putting together a new UFC Fight Pass Thread - Earning Your 3rd Degree Blackbelt In MMA Posting. This thread is being updated approximately every week with information on new and upcoming additions to the streaming service, and is good for general banter about old fights. October's UFC Fight Pass Match of the Month is my personal favourite Flyweight championship match between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. As described by our own Bluedeanie

quote:

it looked like that one Call of Duty glitch where you fly across the whole entire map to knife kill somebody but for a 24-minute fight


As usual, let me know where I hosed something up, and you too could win the No-Prize!

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Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

God Bless This, Our Gay Sport.

Memento fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2017 around 09:17

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Princess posted:

Cyborg looks a lot like de Randamie in this photo.

I gave it exactly the level of attention to detail W145 deserves.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

He's another one of those dudes with a real disconnect between how cool he is in the ring and how much of a dickbag he comes across in social media and interviews. Put him in the Cody Garbrandt folder of "Guys I would watch fight all day every day but never want to hear speak again".

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Snowman_McK posted:

I remember him appearing in a bunch of press conferences wearing sunglasses indoors at age 32. That was really fuckin' stupid.

But then I also remember him and Dos Anjos having a sick back and forth fight for 25 minutes at full speed at altitude in Mexico, and that was fuckin' rad.

gently caress yeah. That RDA fight was insanely good.

UFC has just put up the Countdown show for 216. Derrick Lewis is a god drat gem of a human being.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

I wasn't really paying attention to the media stuff around Ferguson/Lee but my wife pointed out the t-shirt that Uncle Dana was wearing. I guess if you wanted to make sure the dudes main eventing one of your PPVs knew they were the consolation prize, there really is no better way than this.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Work Friend Keven posted:

THis guys got what it takes to go far in the irony game.

Well, if anyone would know, it would be you. How many layers of irony are you on these days Keven?

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Jerusalem posted:

I love this a whole loving lot

lol nice one

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Princess posted:

I withdraw my objection and regret I protested in the first place.

I went over my notes for the OP and I realised that when I was writing it up (using BBCeditor to preview what it should look like) and I realised that the only thing I actually saw was the awesome hair on the NYSAC official in the background. There was just a big blue-brown blur in the middle of the image where a champion should have been.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Gay Horney posted:

I don't know what to make of Khalabeeb waiting in the wings either

I personally think he'd have a better chance of fighting at lightweight if he skipped the wings.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Ad by Khad posted:

I'll make it even easier: has there ever been a main event/title fight in the UFC where somebody wins rounds 1 and 2 and then loses the next three?

Check out Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs Cláudia Gadelha from The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale from last July. Gadelha took the first two rounds comfortably 10-9, lost the third 9-10 and was then smashed up for two rounds.

FightPass link here if you've got it.

More recently, Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker is basically the same blueprint and features an incredibly savvy and well-paced effort from Whittaker.

Link here.

Memento fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2017 around 23:09

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Ad by Khad posted:

two-time UFC champion Tim Sylvia

trashweight.txt

poo poo, someone must have the link to the thread that someone wrote about how bad Heavyweight has been in MMA. Post'em if you got'em.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Fat Twitter Man posted:

imo the history of lhw is more tragic and I should make an effort post about it one of these days

hell yes you should, that would make a great thread. The Rise and Fall (and Fall and Fall) of Light Heavyweight.


Thanks!

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Fat Twitter Man posted:

that was a good thread

I would say it could use updating, but the UFC title hasn't quite been as much of a wild ride since then. Three champions in the past 5 years is pretty sedate.


If this is truly the best MMA timeline, Daniel Cormier moves back up to HW so he can keep choking Rumble unconscious in shorter and shorter fights


April 2022 brings us UFC 270, where Daniel Cormier chokes out Anthony Johnson in 78 milliseconds, making it the shortest fight in combat sports history

Memento fucked around with this message at Oct 3, 2017 around 04:35

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

How the gently caress did Rumble ever make welterweight, anyway? He made 170 lbs on eight out of ten fights in the UFC where they have actual scales - I had the impression that he only ever fought at welter in the c-leagues. He missed hilariously (12 lbs) on his middleweight debut, but how does a dude with that large a frame get down to 170 without flat-out dying?

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Fat Twitter Man posted:

He's a lot bulkier/fatter now than he was then. His face looked completely different at 170 because he'd have to starve himself down to zero body fat



drat, he looks dreadful there. Even his skin looks bad.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Skip My Posts posted:

wow. wtf buddy

yeah it's way too white

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Holly Holm has a gas tank, I honestly pick her to beat Cyborg. She's canny and rangy enough to dance around and avoid getting swamped, and could pick cyborg apart from the outside and tire her out.

I'm not watching it though because I can't imagine it being entertaining for a loving second.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/915732612206886912

That's kind of a tune-up fight for Carlos.

Unless he's as done as some people seem to think.

edit: Oh man I fuckin' love finances and buyrates chat, let's do that for the next seventeen pages

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

That tiramisu thing is actually a pretty decent burn.

Khabib would be an excellent Super Lightweight champion, it's just a pity the UFC will never have a championship in that division.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

i can still taste him posted:

That suplex to armbar was loving nuts. Just a cool, innovative maneuver.

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkieJohn/s...877152997404672

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

It made Keven angry, MMA tweet of the year

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Rigel posted:

Kevin is playing a very amusing character

[Citation Needed]

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Skip My Posts posted:

saki is fighting khalil rountree at ufc 219. pretty quick turnaround, cool. i've never seen rountree fight is he any good?

Ehh, he's big and strong and throws savage knees, but he doesn't have a very high ceiling. He loving sucked out loud in the TUF finale fight. You might remember him as the guy who was being ridden for 2.5 rounds who had to tell his mother in the crowd to shut up.

Memento fucked around with this message at Oct 9, 2017 around 22:57

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Uncle Creepy on the MMA Hour is saying he's a free agent and looking at taking a fight somewhere that will pay him "what he's worth". For the first part, I thought he retired due to basically having CTE, and for the second part, going 2-3 in your last five and pulling out of poo poo a bunch can't be helping your marketability.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

I think they figured out why DC's audio was so lovely all show.

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/917507232425635840


Also, I'm really looking forward to DJ calling out the winner of Cody/TJ and then still being accused of ducking

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Lloyd Boner posted:

I think it'll come down to when and how DJ loses. The way Aldo lost did a lot to damage his legacy as a great champion.

Take the BW belt, retire at 31, stream video games and provide expert commentary full time, no-argument-GOAT

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

drat, Henry Cejudo broke his ankle jumping out of a window to get away from the California wildfires.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Lloyd Boner posted:

I don't get it

Barry Bonds among athletes who flee “crazy” Wine Country fire scene

quote:

According to Saberhagen and other attendees, UFC fighter Henry Cejudo didn’t evacuate from the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa and broke his ankle jumping from a second-story balcony.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

I am Otis posted:


I wish Cain had a healthier career because I remember once he crucified Big Nog I wanted to see him win since he killed one of my heroes lol

I remember thinking "man Cain gives up like 40 pounds and 4 inches of reach to Brock Lesnar, plus I think Brock has the better wrestling, I really don't see Cain getting this".

Then he loving savaged Brock in under a round and I was a Cain fan for life. He's the biggest "one that got away" for me - if he could have kept himself healthier he could have been a dominant force at HW. Not saying he wouldn't have lost to Werdum, but he'd still be active as opposed to being broken.

Skip My Posts posted:

A lot of cool matchups for Rory in the Fuckin ufc


Memento fucked around with this message at Oct 10, 2017 around 23:25

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Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

mewse posted:

All MMA news should be delivered by a raging semi-coherent Mark Hunt

gently caress yes

in fact that should be his full-time job because after reading that story/interview thing he did I don't think he should be fighting anymore

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Nifft posted:

Didn't that article come out a long time ago? 100K seems like a lot to spend on a training camp.

Published in early July but I think it only took off and got a lot of exposure last month.

And 100k is probably hyperbole but the cost of living in Australia is higher, I could see it being in the mid-high 5-figure range. Plus KFC is expensive as gently caress.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

ROFLburger posted:

Does anyone know what the due process is for Jon Jones? What's next? I haven't heard much about what's next as far as hearing for him to explain which Gatorade had Turinabol in it or whatever

It took four months from the positive test before 200 to him being suspended. Considering this positive test was announced on the 23rd August, it could be Christmas before there's some action on this one.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Trast posted:

I expect Jones and his camp will make every attempt to fight the test results. I would be more surprising if they didn't given the money on the line for potential fights.

I'm sure they will, but testing positive for Oral Turinabol is a real smoking gun on this one. It's an incredibly specific drug to test positive for and because it was the big thing that East Germany used for their state-sponsored doping programs it's very well know to the testing laboratories. There's no other reason it would be in a fighter's system apart from "they're a dirty cheat". There are no pharmaceutical manufacturers of it, so the only way to get it is underground from dodgy Chinese research chemical labs.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Gay Horney posted:

tainted supps

touch me baby

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Work Friend Keven posted:

I think BJs career was good & a willingness to consistently take hard fights for over a decade generally counts for a lot in MMA.

Absolutely, the man is in the Hall of Fame for a reason. I would have said he should have retired after the second Frankie loss but that would have deprived the world of watching Matt Hughes crumple after 20 seconds. He should have definitely retired after that.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

chaleski posted:

I imagine nothing shortened Shogun's career more than getting beat to a paste by Chute Boxe every day

What shortened career? That's the #5 Light Heavyweight in the world there mate!

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

vainman posted:

I looked up Machida's record because I barely remember anything about that BJ fight and his first six fights are a real who's who of MMA

Looking at his record led me to remember that Sokoudjou was a thing at one point in time, and now basically has a .500 record against people who don't have wikipedia pages.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

No one has dominated HW really - you'd argue Fedor but his reluctance to fight somewhere with drug testing makes me wary of his claims. LW absolutely no one has - Frankie defended three times, equal with BJ and Bendo, and I'm pretty sure if you search your heart, you'll find that Bendo was actually Never Good. Bantam I'd argue hasn't been around long enough for anyone to make a claim of "dominating" the division.

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Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

vainman posted:

Did you look at the next two names on the list or what

point

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