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CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




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UFC February – No real title(s) this month

(No real thread, either)

Memento's last month’s thread is Here.

January had four UFC cards, but relatively little happened.

At Fight Night: Stevens vs. Choi, Jeremy Stevens beat up our beautiful boy for a violent second-round TKO after losing the first, Paige VanZant lost a decision to an Australian jobber with a face tattoo, Kamaru Usman looked underwhelming in victory, and Darren Elkins continued his ongoing Homer Simpson impression with a submission victory. Uriah “no J” Hall had a seizure while cutting weight, cancelling his fight with Vitor Belfort, and bringing more good evidence for the need for weight cut reform in the sport.

UFC 220 saw Stipe Miocic defeat Francis “most powerful striker in the world” Ngannou by a 50-44 fatweight gasfest margin to become the only man to defend the UFC Heavyweight championship more than twice. Daniel Cormier put away Volkan Oezdemir pretty easily to defend his title, and Gian Villante took a big poo poo in between seeing Calvin Kattar and Rob Font establish themselves as violent contenders in Featherweight and Bantamweight respectively.

The rest of the month had action. None of it was important, but some of it was cool. Fight Night Jacare vs Brunson 2 had Jacare TKO Derek Brunson, and a Gregor Gillespie established himself as a significant prospect. More importantly the card had multiple body shot KOs.

Fight Night Machida vs Anders saw several Brazillian decisions, including in the main event, and Mario Yamasaki allow Valentina Shevchenko to rack up a bloody 217-1 strike differential in her RNC choke victory over a UFC newcomer. There were some cool body shots on that card, too. Oh, and a good fight was cancelled because of a weight cutting problem, and Desmond Green lost a decision to a fighter who entered the cage 28 pounds over the divisional limit. loving fix weight cutting, people.

If someone has some gifs handy, I’ll throw them in.

February has three cards, and they’re all underwhelming as the thread title suggests.

February 11th’s UFC 221 was supposed to be Bobby Knuckles’s first title defense, but he hurt himself and now we have an interim title fight between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. Mark Hunt is returning from too much brain damage to be allowed to ethically fight to face Curtis Blaydes. Heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa will be making an appearance, as will perennial fight of the night contender Li “The Leech” Jingliang.

February 18th has Fight Night Cowboy vs Medeiros, offering a headliner that has equal chances of being bloody loving awesome fight of the year potential or of being really depressing. Derrick “Best Social Media Presence” Lewis fights Marcin Tybura (who replaced Lewis in his last scheduled fight and lost a turd of a decision headlining what I voted for as worst card of the year). Sage Northcutt is on the card, and former Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza makes her UFC debut.

Last, on February 24 UFC on Fox Emmet vs Stephens Jeremy Stephens makes a quick turnaround to face concussion distributor Josh Emmet. This is one of those (*in Joe Rogan voice*) these guys hit so hard that someone is definitely going to sleep fights, so expect a turd of a decision as in every single time that has been said about Jeremy Stephens. The coheadliner is my girl Jessica Andrade vs also but not quite as much my girl Tecia Torres. Ovince St. Preux fights Illir Latifi in a fight which I’m amazed hasn’t already happened, and Platium Mike Perry returns to face a nobody, so that will probably produce a good KO. Renan Barao returns to face his nemesis at Bantamweight, the bathtub. There are quite a few reasonably good names on this card, actually, even if few of the fights offer obvious fireworks.

There you go – a month with three cards and not one of the organization’s 13 champs is fighting.

UFC News
Uh... Anderson Silva’s drug test results were revealed as containing piles of synthetic testosterone and other bad stuff, lining him up for an 8 year suspension.

The UFC is planning a three-superfight champion vs champion card for July, so pretty much every other card this year is going to suck in terms of titles.

A bunch of bullshit came into the news with Mayweather posting instagram vids of him playing touchbutt in an MMA cage. I didn’t watch them because I assumed they were r-word and meaningless, but people were talking about them.

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. He tied the defences record with a KO of Junior Dos Santos, and then secured it for himself with a 50-44 decision over Francis Ngannou in January at UFC 220. He looks to face Daniel Cormier in the “every champion fights every other champion” orgy in July.


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. Cormier's beat as Volkan "No Time" Oezdemir, at UFC 220. He next expects to face Stipe Miocic in a champions superfight in July.


Men's 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. With Georges St-Pierre vacating his belt in early December 2017, Whittaker has now been promoted to Undisputed Middleweight Champion. Having now unsuccesfully rehabilited the knee he injured in his match with Romero (correction, it's a staph infection that has him out now), he will look on from the sidelines as Yoel Romero fights for an interim title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, in February 2018.

Holy poo poo there are a ton of champions.

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. Rafael dos Anjos has been talked up as the next challenger with his decisive win over former champion Robbie Lawler, but nothing is booked at this stage, with Woodley possibly about to take time off for shoulder surgery.


Men's Lightweight Champion - Conor McGregor (21-3)
Easily beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November, becoming the first ever UFC fighter to hold the belts in two divisions at the same time. Several fights are being talked up for Conor at the moment, including Nate Diaz for the LW belt, Khabib Nurmagomedov for the LW belt and even Tyron Woodley for the WW belt. Conor has also talked about taking some time off. The featherweight title was either stripped from Conor, or he relinquished it, following the injury to Daniel Cormier leaving UFC 206 without a title fight for the main event. Conor then took a ton of time off to go fight the biggest-money boxing match of all time, and is now looking for a piece of the promotion action before coming back to MMA. Extra-curricular activities that have landed him in various types of hot water have been the order of the day for McGregor at the moment.


Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson (26-3)
Tony rode an impressive 9-win/8 bonus award UFC streak to be booked against Khabib Murmagomedov at UFC 209. Unfortunately, Khalabeeb decided he would rather get into a losing fight against a plate of tiramisu and failed to make it to the match. A match against Kevin Lee was announced for UFC 216, with Lee nearly losing to tiramisu before the weigh-in. Ferguson used superior cardio and grappling and the fact he wasn't trying to overcome a staph infection to win by triangle choke late in the 3rd round. Logic dictates his next fight will be against Conor McGregor, but logic has nothing to do with what happens next with that Irishman. Instead, he plans to fights Khabib at UFC 222 in April.


Men's Featherweight Champion - Max Holloway (19-3)
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. Frankie Edgar was announced as Holloway's first defense, but with Edgar out with a broken face, the rematch with Jose Aldo Jr took place at UFC 218 in early December 2017. It was a carbon copy of the first match, with Aldo unable to weather the combinations of The Blessed One, being stopped in the third round. He was attached to a title defense at UFC 222 vs Frankie Edgar, which had been cancelled already due to an Edgar injury, but this time Holloway got injured, so that’s all up in the air.


Men's Bantamweight Champion - TJ Dillashaw (18-3)
When he was announced as the coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption against then-champion Cody Garbrandt, the outcome was planned to be a fight between the two for Garbrandt's Bantamweight championship. While the fight between the two was originally announced for July 8 2017 at UFC 213, Garbrandt dropped out with a back injury during May, and it was re-booked for UFC 217 in November. Dillashaw started a slight underdog, but got the job done in the second round with a solid right hook and follow up ground and pound. With his second title reign starting, Dillashaw is presently attached to a superfight vs Demetrious Johnson, and not to a short-notice rematch vs Cody Garbrandt to fill out the UFC 222 card which Holloway’s injury has left barren.


Men's Flyweight Champion - Demetrious Johnson (27-2-1)
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 was re-scheduled for UFC 216 on the 7th of October, which saw Johnson soundly beat Borg for four and a half rounds. The champion then casually threw his opponent over his shoulder and grabbed his arm on the way down for a submission win. With TJ Dillashaw now the Bantamweight champion, a superfight between the two for Johnson's Flyweight championship has been mooted for the fight week card in July


Women's Featherweight Champion - Cristiana Justino (19–1 (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 fighter on the day, Justino dominated a one-sided affair and won the fight in the third round with brutal knee strikes. Justino defended her championship against Holly Holm at UFC 219 in December 2017, again being the much larger fighter and keeping Holm at bay to take a comprehensive decision victory. There’s talk of her fighting Amanda Nunes in July.


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, as consensus #1 contender Raquel Pennington is injured, though Nunes may go up to 145 to face Cyborg in a superfight which nobody asked for.


Women's Flyweight Champion - Nicco Montaño (4-2)
After amassing a 5-0 record as an amateur, Nicco turned pro in late 2015. Going 3-2 before signing up to The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion, Nicco used her tenacity and solid striking game to garner three decision wins in a row on the reality show. Originally slated to face Sijara Eubanks at the TUF Finale, she ended up taking out a hard-fought decision victory over Goon favourite Roxanne Modaferri to become the first UFC Women's Flyweight champion. No defense is announced at this stage, though pretty much everyone expects Valentina Shevchenko to get the fight shot, in which will likely be a terrifying mismatch in the challenger’s favour.


Women's Strawweight Champion - Rose Namajunas (10-3)
After cleaning out the Women's Strawweight division, Joanna Jędrzejczyk seemed to have no more mountains to conquer. After beating Michelle Waterson by rear-naked choke in April 2017, Namajunas was announced as the next contender for want of any other new challengers. In a massive upset, Namajunas beat Jędrzejczyk by TKO in the first round of their championship fight at UFC 217. She'll be giving Joanna a well-deserved dominant-champ-upset rematch at UFC 223.

Other poo poo Which I’ll fix later because I just want to get the post up
Thanks very much to LobsterMobster and Fentry for putting together the awards threads for this year. Go to the (link needed) administered by Fentry to refresh your memory on what has been considered by your fellow PSP-MMA posters as the best (and worst) of the MMA world last year.

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

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

irc.synirc.net #mma

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.

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

CommonShore fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2018 around 05:47

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CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




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Skip My Posts posted:

Good op but it’s a lil short

Thanks, and yeah you're right. I slapped it together in about 25 minutes. I'll expand it when I get a chance.

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Scapegoat posted:

I thought Whitaker couldn't fight because of a staph infection not his knee still playing up.

You're right. I had forgotten about that. I was just playing with memento's text.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




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Machida was favoured over Rashad. Brock over Randy.

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Digital Jedi posted:

https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/st...719116435951616

I know you aren't the brightest Ariel but that is the last straw for you to say he isn't fit to ref?

He's not wrong about it being a bad sign about a ref. A ref should not be saying "I gave her a chance to be a warrior" - he should be saying "I'm here to protect you from yourself."

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david carmichael posted:

It is the corner's job to stop the fight if their fighter has no chance of winning but is still fighting. It is the refs job to make sure the fighters are following the rules and are still actively and intelligently fighting.

I didnt see the fight yall are talking about but conor had completely stopped fighting against floyd

The fight we're talking about had a 217-1 strike differential and blood everywhere. It ended by submission, and the losing fighter had to tap out three times before Yamasaki stopped the fight.

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david carmichael posted:

Blood is the concern of the doctor not the ref. But if those strikes were meaningful it sounds like her corner was bad

Blood can also be evidence that the ongoing strikes are meaningful, especially if (as in this case) the cuts were caused by strikes.

I get that you're playing devil's advocate here for a fight that you didn't watch, but it was on the short list for the worst reffing I've seen in the UFC. On two occasions Valentina got to mounted crucifix and let out flurries of 30+ elbows which were bouncing this girl's head off the canvas. That girly was able to worm out eventually (my opponent hit me so hard and so many times that I was able to escape ) is not a good argument for intelligently defense. Even Valentina's first flurry at the beginning of the fight rocked this girl, and Yamasaki stands there and acts as if 200+ unanswered punches and elbows is fine and dandy.

The bottom line is that there was a fighter who needed protection, and none of the three entities responsible for that duty stepped in to protect her. The ref should have stopped it, her corner should have stopped it, and the doctor probably could have stopped it.

Speaking of which, I can only think of one time that the towel flew in the UFC, which was Josh Thompson vs Nate Diaz, and nobody thinks less of Diaz or his corner for it.

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mewse posted:

There is probably a rule against doing it literally

Yeah. Officially it causes your fighter to be DQed and for the fight to end, so mission accomplished.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Triticum Guzzler posted:

people need to start suing over this ostarine poo poo, how many has this been now?

Durdy Burt, Rolo, and now Hudo Him.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Jessica-Rose Clark?

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Jun 6, 2014




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I think that the suspension is standard - Means got 6 months and Romero was out for a while, too. Maybe the theory is to let the bad stuff clear the system? He'll be back in July.

e. oops, it looks as if Romero wasn't popped for ostarine, but he got 6 months in his tainted supplement case.

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Memento posted:

The substance that Yoel popped for was called "Shred RX". I can't remember who I heard say it but it was something along the lines of "If something called Shred RX doesn't have drugs in it then you should ask for your money back".

Thanks for putting the thread up CommonShore, I had to fly out for work on Friday and just got back home. I could just about put together a few shitposts on my phone, certainly couldn't get an OP going.

No problem. I was looking through my files and I guess I did last year's Feb thread too. If you have any links or anything to add by all means I'll add em.

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Bluedeanie posted:

The latter, Sherdog has it as a corner stoppage and you can just make out his corner calling him a loving moron in that clip over the commentary team doing the same. Ref is Rusty Sullivan, which wounds like a Monster Factory custom character or some poo poo.

It sounds like a pseudonym made up by one of Dale Gribble's alter-egos.

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Woodley has no business fighting any Diaz.

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Well Cyborg beat Evinger decisively so the logical step is to have her fight a woman who got loving crushed by Evinger. (and whose first GIS result is Laura Sanko, who Evinger kissed in the ring).

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I.N.R.I posted:

you dont wanna see it? i think it'll be a good fight

I'm an RDA fan this year.

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El Roncho posted:

Cyborg has an annoyingly large fanbase. I'm gonna blame Ariel since he basically drinks every drop of the Cyborg Kool Aid and The MMA Hour seems reasonably popular.

Or maybe it's just Brazil's fault. Like most things in this sport.

Cyborg's fan base is annoying because she and Tito spun misogynistic comments made about her appearance into an underdog story, which weirdly enough allowed her to take on a bit of a face role with Rousey as a heel. It was a good move from a publicity perspective. But the people who got on board with her are the ones who decide that they like someone and then get selective blindness about that person.

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exploded mummy posted:

then why is his next fight against someone out of the division

DC has something like 13 more heavyweight fights than Cyborg's opponent has featherweight fights.

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Cyber Dog posted:

what did marc godard tweet, i want the drama

that gender neutral language is for castrated wussies

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Brown Paper Bag posted:

Romero missed weight by 3 pounds

Beautiful

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Troxartas posted:

Gonna miss that r-word

Anyways some Brazilian site is reporting Nunes/Pennington for the 135 belt. I guess 135 is thinning out with 125 open now

Pennington is actually on a good streak and would have fought for the title a year ago if not for an injury. Numerically her record is ugly, but she has mostly had difficult fights, and she has improved significantly from the TUF days.

Plus she and Tecia Torres are adorable.

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Jun 6, 2014




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In addition to being a loving fun fighter who doesn't avoid tough fights even if she doesn't win all of them, Leslie Smith continues to be awesome by taking it on herself to start a UFC fighters' union without the meddling of sketchy agents or anyone named Bjorn:

https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/2/..._source=twitter

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The really cool thing here is that if she gets cut, that she'll be in a strong position to argue that she was fired for attempting to unionize, and that will put the UFC in a really tough legal position, especially if the union succeeds. Her record (assuming a loss to Ladd) is bad enough that the UFC will be able to try the "uhhh we would have fired her anyway and the union thing is just a coincidence" but not so bad that they'd for sure win in court, as the UFC hasn't walked many fighters for going WWL.

Basically only fighters who demand more money than they're worth, like Bendo, or who nobody would pay to watch, like Jared Rosholt. They wouldn't cut a "I got my ear kicked off in a brawl and ran around the ring covered in blood screaming at the crowd in Spanish and starting huge chants" fighter who makes like 15/15 for going WWL.

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Skip My Posts posted:

They’re not even considered employees yet lol

But if they cut her in these circumstances it could end up in court, where that could get debated, which is what I'm talking about.

I know that the US doesn't give a poo poo about workers rights, and that the UFC could cut her and get away with it, but that wouldn't stop her from litigating over it. Much of this is about what ends up in front of judges where.

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reeg posted:

if I understand correctly, she wouldn't even be cut. they just wouldn't offer a new contract. same thing that happened to rory and mousasi, so it would be a tough legal leg to stand on. also, i'm pretty sure most courts would still see an mma fighter as a MONSTER in a VICIOUS BLOODSPORT

From what I've read, the "contract vs employee" problem is exactly what the UFC union people are trying to address. If a fighter were released in a circumstance inconsistent with those in which other fighters were released, it would give that fighter a chance to lawyer up and argue it in front of a judge. And this whole thing over the last 3 years has been about what gets taken to a judge.

Rory and Mousasi aren't the same because they elected to exercise their free market rights. The only winning fighter I can think of who was released like that without some kind of free market situation is Jared Rosholt.

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TAM fighters have shown off some pretty remarkable chins.

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Jun 6, 2014




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If he goes back to 55, he should fight one of these three dudes:

9 Michael Chiesa
10 Al Iaquinta
11 Beneil Dariush

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Jun 6, 2014




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I still say give him a fight he can probably win at 55 before one that he will probably lose. Chiesa, Dariush, and Iaquinta are all good choices, and I don't see any of those being bad.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Giblert Burns was too fat so he's not allowed to fight on Saturday and his fight with Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been scratched. O A-M will get a new opponent on an upcoming card.

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Jun 6, 2014




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hmm it's a cool fight but the top of that division is a bit of a mess. If Kelvin wins, he's 2 wins out from a lost to Weidman, who is one win out from three straight losses. Jacare is only one win out from a loss to the current champ. Rockhold just got busted up, as did Brunson. Bisping doesn't count. And now we're down to Brunson and David Branch. Who is in line to get a shot after Romero loses to Whittaker again?

Does Weidman-Rockhold 2 happen next? Or do they each get a chance to smash someone like Uriah Hall or Thiago Santos?

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Jun 6, 2014




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Instead of arguing about it I just watched it. Weidman dropped into the cage assfirst, but his neck didn't go limp. He grabbed a desperation single and rode out the last 10 seconds. He was lucid when talking to his corner and sharp at the begining of the next round.

It was a bad spot but by no means desperate like when Weidman got smashed by Romero or Moose.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Do we have any realistic idea of what a high-level lightweight or welterweight will weigh when getting into the cage?

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Marching Powder posted:

On average, +15-20

So 170-175 / 185-190. That's what I thought. Thanks.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Wise Learned Man posted:

Am I missing a GDT or are people really not enjoying Rani Yahya styling on Russell Doane right now?

Make one

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Jun 6, 2014




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I missed this version of Sam Alvey

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Jun 6, 2014




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Jeremy Stephens has been in the UFC a long loving time. He headlined his first UFC fight night on the same day that Tyron Woodley made his pro debut. He has been in the UFC longer than most of the current champions have been fighting professionally. And he's only 31. He's going to easily be the first fighter to have 30 UFC fights.

I'm finding this all quite surprising.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Skip My Posts posted:

when does the reebok deal expire?

2020 I think? It was a 6-year deal.

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Jun 6, 2014




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Cool

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Jun 6, 2014




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Those were both NSAC hearings. What other fighters have we seen face the CSAC? Is it possible that the CSAC is actually competent?

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I'm contemplating what 205 would have looked like without Jon Jones - an "It's a Wonderful Life" thing.

We may have experienced Ryan Bader, UFC champion, a second Machida reign, and then seen Gus take over the division. It's possible that without a big hype target that DC may have stayed at HW.

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