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Lloyd Boner
Oct 11, 2009

Yes officer, my name is Victoria Sonnen...berg

Robert Whittaker is dope as hell and I hope he knocks Rockhold the gently caress out. Iím having a tough time picking between him and Holloway for fighter of the year, but edging towards Max.

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El Roncho
Oct 15, 2006

I'm not necessarily proud of this but I'm gonna leave it here anyways.

kimbo305 posted:

Swimming, duh.

Yeah I was gonna say the two Australians I've had conversations with in my life assured me they could out swim me.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




Lloyd Boner posted:

Robert Whittaker is dope as hell and I hope he knocks Rockhold the gently caress out. Iím having a tough time picking between him and Holloway for fighter of the year, but edging towards Max.

I hope Whittaker becomes a long-reigning dominant champion. He has the tools to do it.

Tezcatlipoca
Sep 18, 2009
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Goons are trash and a putrid forum culture is the reason why nobody new registers. At best you're 30+ year old failed twitter "comedians" and tolerate this pig because he has the same normie sports hobby as you do.


CommonShore posted:

I hope Whittaker becomes a long-reigning dominant champion. He has the tools to do it.

He gets injured all the time I don't know how long he can last.

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


Got to say robert whittaker is the real deal. Wasn't sure about him but after he beat GSP for the belt I- hm, what's this? Ah, I'm getting a late breaking report. This guys a bum.

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Lloyd Boner posted:

Robert Whittaker is dope as hell and I hope he knocks Rockhold the gently caress out. I’m having a tough time picking between him and Holloway for fighter of the year, but edging towards Max.

I picked Max because he got the belt in dominant fashion. Not the Whittaker's foght against Romero wasn't a bit lopsided but Max seemed more impressive due to the finishes.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009





Tezcatlipoca posted:

He gets injured all the time I don't know how long he can last.

Like when? His knee got hosed up against Romero, I can't think of another time apart from that. He doesn't fight super often so maybe he does need more rehab time for niggling injuries, but I can't remember any other major reported injuries.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


Lloyd Boner posted:

Robert Whittaker is dope as hell and I hope he knocks Rockhold the gently caress out. Iím having a tough time picking between him and Holloway for fighter of the year, but edging towards Max.

I went with Mighty Mouse because he's still Mighty Mouse but he also put in two of the best performances of the year of any fighter and topped it off with the suplex armbar. No one can touch him.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



Lid posted:

I went with Mighty Mouse because he's still Mighty Mouse but he also put in two of the best performances of the year of any fighter and topped it off with the suplex armbar. No one can touch him.

you're right, most people's arms would just swing like 2 feet over his head

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

No need to apologise when I am right, like usual.





Lid posted:

I went with Mighty Mouse because he's still Mighty Mouse but he also put in two of the best performances of the year of any fighter and topped it off with the suplex armbar. No one can touch him.

Terrorising Josť Aldo twice is incomparably the greatest accomplishment of the year to me. He did to Aldo what people make the Conor Aldo fight out to be.

Tezcatlipoca
Sep 18, 2009
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Goons are trash and a putrid forum culture is the reason why nobody new registers. At best you're 30+ year old failed twitter "comedians" and tolerate this pig because he has the same normie sports hobby as you do.


Memento posted:

Like when? His knee got hosed up against Romero, I can't think of another time apart from that. He doesn't fight super often so maybe he does need more rehab time for niggling injuries, but I can't remember any other major reported injuries.

He's broken his hand in two different UFC fights and the knee injury. He's on the Cruz/Weidman path right now of beating everyone and getting injured almost every fight.

Brown Paper Bag
Nov 3, 2012



Memento posted:

we're so bad at wrestling

I was in high school when we won the 2000 olympics, and the government started throwing money at a bunch of sports that we traditionally weren't competitive in, as if ~5 years would have been enough time to be anywhere near countries that had been doing it forever. My school got funds for handball and wrestling. We hired a high school wrestling coach from America, and I did it for a couple of years but no one ever thought we'd get anything out of it. The teacher was like "you can't just take athletic 14-16 year olds and expect them to be able to wrestle with people of the same age who have been doing it since they were 6". It was fun, and I made the State championships (lost in the second round) but we were kidding ourselves. Literally any high school wrestler from the US who had been doing it their entire school life would have breezed through every single person in my division. I weighed 81kg at the time so I competed in the 85kg bracket, instead of not eating or drinking for half a day and going to the 80kg bracket.

I think the only thing Australia got out of that program was the tkd gold medal won by Lauren Burns - she had been doing it since she was a kid, and the funding allowed her to take a year off everything leading up to the games to focus on her training.

Speaking of which...

https://www.foxsports.com.au/ufc/ro...ac92fddd7a6a915

quote:

November 26 2017
UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has qualified to represent Australia in wrestling at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Whittaker earned the right to fight for a gold medal in April by winning at the Australian wrestling trials on Saturday. That followed his win at the Australian Wrestling Championships in May in the 97 kilogram division.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


drat, he was wrestling at 213lbs?

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Tezcatlipoca posted:

He's broken his hand in two different UFC fights and the knee injury. He's on the Cruz/Weidman path right now of beating everyone and getting injured almost every fight.

if hes on the cruz path i guess he will win a bad decision then get a humiliating beat down where his opponent dances at him

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

No need to apologise when I am right, like usual.





He schooled Dillashaw before he got danced at.

Tezcatlipoca
Sep 18, 2009
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Skip My Posts posted:

if hes on the cruz path i guess he will win a bad decision then get a humiliating beat down where his opponent dances at him

Okay?

Josuke Higashikata posted:

He schooled Dillashaw before he got danced at.

And after years of beating everyone in the division.

Auron
Jan 10, 2002
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Lid posted:

I went with Mighty Mouse because he's still Mighty Mouse but he also put in two of the best performances of the year of any fighter and topped it off with the suplex armbar. No one can touch him.

congratulations on picking a known coward as "fighter" of the year, i'm sure powerbombing those cans was tough work

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Josuke Higashikata posted:

He schooled Dillashaw before he got danced at.

lol

El Roncho
Oct 15, 2006

I'm not necessarily proud of this but I'm gonna leave it here anyways.

Auron posted:

congratulations on picking a known coward as "fighter" of the year, i'm sure powerbombing those cans was tough work

And winner of Most Tired Gimmick goes to...

Auron
Jan 10, 2002
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El Roncho posted:

And winner of Most Tired Gimmick goes to...

Robert Whittaker killed Jacare, beat up Yoel Romero, and made GSP submit in the same year

Max Holloway made Jose Aldo look like an idiot twice


Mighty Mouse beat up some dude, ducked TJ, beat up that one guy with some pro wrestling stuff, continued to duck TJ

FOTY.

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


The fighter of the year was Jon Jones. Runner up: Max Hollowayís moustache

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


fighter of the year is dom cruz

MysteryNad
Dec 5, 2003

Here in my guard
I feel safest of all
I can lock up my guard
It's the only way to fight
In guard


I like Mighty Mouse and all but either Whittaker or Holloway have to be fighter of the year. The way they've improved from their early UFC fights is staggering. One of them got dropped while striking with Colton Smith and the other (legitimately) lost a fight against Leonard Garcia. Now they're both champions.

TheTofuShop
Aug 28, 2009



Skip My Posts posted:

fighter of the year is dom cruz

The fighter of the Year is whoever has the best underhook control

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity



I love how most of you have one really good fighter you inexplicably hate and constantly shitpost about

Gay Horney
Feb 9, 2013


Soothing Vapors posted:

I love how most of you have one really good fighter you inexplicably hate and constantly shitpost about

gently caress Tyron Woodley

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





Gay Horney posted:

gently caress Tyron Woodley

Speaking of which, if I'm reading this correctly. Tyron will be doing standup comedy (not his striking)
https://twitter.com/AdamComedian/st...422574369947648

david carmichael
Oct 28, 2011


I never like making someone who only fought twice fighter of the year. Holloway beat the same guy twice which isnt amazing, dj beat like #12 ranked ray borg, whittaker's wins were cool and elite but only 2 of em and really not that much more impressive than tyron. Rda and volkan had three solid wins, but i dont think either of them are fighter of the year.


Looks like it is jon jones

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

No need to apologise when I am right, like usual.





Soothing Vapors posted:

I love how most of you have one really good fighter you inexplicably hate and constantly shitpost about

Yeah, I don't like Chris Weidman at all.
I don't constantly shitpost about him but I take potshots when the need arises.

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

No need to apologise when I am right, like usual.





Unlike Chris Weidman, who is famed for never taking pot shots.

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


JaySB posted:

Speaking of which, if I'm reading this correctly. Tyron will be doing standup comedy (not his striking)
https://twitter.com/AdamComedian/st...422574369947648

Thatís a good flyer

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Shang

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




david carmichael posted:

I never like making someone who only fought twice fighter of the year. Holloway beat the same guy twice which isnt amazing, dj beat like #12 ranked ray borg, whittaker's wins were cool and elite but only 2 of em and really not that much more impressive than tyron. Rda and volkan had three solid wins, but i dont think either of them are fighter of the year.

I think I picked RDA for fighter of the year for pretty much these reasons.

Fighter of the year should go to the fighter whose victorious fighting contributed the most to our enjoyment of watching fighting, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Fat Twitter Man
Jan 24, 2007

by R. Guyovich


CommonShore posted:

I think I picked RDA for fighter of the year for pretty much these reasons.

Fighter of the year should go to the fighter whose victorious fighting contributed the most to our enjoyment of watching fighting, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

RDA beat two good fighters and one excellent one, MM beat two good ones. RDA had an objectively better year

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




Fat Twitter Man posted:

RDA beat two good fighters and one excellent one, MM beat two good ones. RDA had an objectively better year

And his fights were a bit more fun.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


Josuke Higashikata posted:

Unlike Chris Weidman, who is famed for taking pit shits.

El Roncho
Oct 15, 2006

I'm not necessarily proud of this but I'm gonna leave it here anyways.

RDA is definitely a solid candidate. I'm still surprised he just blew through Magny like that. I figured he'd win but that was just a steamrolling.

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

Cockroach went out of the room in anger. And roach's go to empty room...

Cockroache's Anarchist




El Roncho posted:

RDA is definitely a solid candidate. I'm still surprised he just blew through Magny like that. I figured he'd win but that was just a steamrolling.

he had a great year off the back off losing out on the Conor fight and getting battered by Eddie

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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handsome only face posted:

he had a great year off the back off losing out on the Conor fight and getting battered by Eddie

Also losing that insane fight with Kid Moe in Mexico.

That is still something to behold, two guys fighting full speed for 25 minutes at altitude. gently caress RDA's good.

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Alaois
Feb 7, 2012



Soothing Vapors posted:

I love how most of you have one really good fighter you inexplicably hate and constantly shitpost about

I could beat up Brock Lesnar

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