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TheCool69
Sep 23, 2011


That is actually pretty hosed up. Punk said in a recent interview that he'd like to fight in the first fight pass prelim if it was up to him.

And god knows that Fight Pass needs something for people to tune in. Hell they might even get the audience to show up before main card

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Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


i get the feeling whatever audience there was for that guy is severely not interested now

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


TheCool69 posted:

That is actually pretty hosed up. Punk said in a recent interview that he'd like to fight in the first fight pass prelim if it was up to him.

And god knows that Fight Pass needs something for people to tune in. Hell they might even get the audience to show up before main card

if he actually gave a poo poo, he would have fought an out of shape carpenter at a duke roufus quasi-sanctioned bum fights show instead of the ufc

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



mewse posted:

A guy thats 0-1 is officially a bigger draw than overeem

Nah. The first PPV fight is almost always a lower marquee name than the final televised prelim. They want the final free fight to be a big one so it drives up PPV sales.

mewse
May 2, 2006





Mr. Nice! posted:

Nah. The first PPV fight is almost always a lower marquee name than the final televised prelim. They want the final free fight to be a big one so it drives up PPV sales.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



Triticum Guzzler posted:

i get the feeling whatever audience there was for that guy is severely not interested now

Wrestling fans are used to seeing their favorites be booked to lose night after night for sometimes months or years at a time so they'll probably be able to shrug off one loss in real fighting

Dr. Abysmal
Feb 17, 2010

We're all doomed

One time they booked Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Shields in the prelim main event spot and thought yeah, this will help the buyrate

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Mr. Carlisle posted:

Wrestling fans are used to seeing their favorites be booked to lose night after night for sometimes months or years at a time so they'll probably be able to shrug off one loss in real fighting

the issue is less that he lost and more that he lost and looked like total dogshit. there's no intrigue there at all now.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



Yeah, it was a mistake putting him against someone that could actually fight

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


guy is afraid of a can of beer how do you expect him to fight a grown man

DO YALL WANT A BOXC
Jul 20, 2010

EYY WHO WANTS A PIZZA PIE ? PASTA LINGUINE ITSA FAMILY THING PAISAN EYYYYYY





Fun Shoe

i'd be more inclined to buy the pay per view if they spent 15 minutes at 9:45 showing Overeem's greatest hits and then told me that guy is fighting on the card tonight, tune in

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

One more for the highlight reel and one more for the bad guy.

Fun Shoe

Punk didn't get beaten into oblivion in his first shot. He just looked desperately outclassed.

Let him slang and bang with Tank Abbott or something. I promise you, tens of dollars are to be made.

Veni Vidi Ameche!
Nov 2, 2017

YOSPOS


Captain Log posted:

Punk didn't get beaten into oblivion in his first shot. He just looked desperately outclassed.

Let him slang and bang with Tank Abbott or something. I promise you, tens of dollars are to be made.

The elderly, profoundly obese Tank Abbott would wheeze into the center of the ring, do a combat roll made lopsided by the leg he lost to diabetes, and then loving destroy CM Punk.

Afterbirth Aftermath
Aug 29, 2002

Clearly, they've got big plans for Tebow the Hero


Brock threw his first UFC fight too, it's all part of Vince's plan.

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003

All right, all right, spare me your life's story.



Fallen Rib

Bundt Cake posted:

I looked up Curtis Blaydes to make sure its real and hes a weeeeeeeeeeed guy

the name certainly sounds like a '70s blaxploitation protagonist; i don't know how the weed relates to this.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Boco_T posted:

This is like when Faber used to always fight as the featured prelim.

Didn't Faber fight on the prelim by choice? In that he felt there was a bigger potential audience for him there than there was in a relatively low spot on a PPV Card? Not saying he was right, just that I recall hearing this was his reasoning for doing it - I'm guessing this was probably before the Reebok deal too when something like that might have mattered for sponsors?

El Roncho
Oct 15, 2006

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

Neurosis posted:

the name certainly sounds like a '70s blaxploitation protagonist; i don't know how the weed relates to this.

He 's probably referring to Blaydes being one of the people who had a win overturned in Texas for living on a planet with weed on it.

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


werdum popped

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



LobsterMobster posted:

werdum popped

So much for him fighting in Russia.

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


Mr. Nice! posted:

So much for him fighting in Russia.

unless its a tainted supplement

6 months, time served would put it at late november, which is when i thought they were considering ufc moscow

Rigel
Nov 11, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


LobsterMobster posted:

unless its a tainted supplement

6 months, time served would put it at late november, which is when i thought they were considering ufc moscow

UFC Moscow is scheduled for the middle of September. Thats probably way too soon for a successful tainted supplement defense.

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


werdum better retroactively become a customer of that one place in brazil everybody just got unbanned for

I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


LobsterMobster posted:

werdum popped

usada will have to be careful with their approach to this case since he will probably try to pull guard during the hearing

I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


USADA official giving a statement: we tried on 3 occasions to look at his dick and balls and watch him pee and then collect his piss and drink it but every time he would just fall over and try to get us to lie on top of him. we refused every time because we arent gay

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


I.N.R.I posted:

USADA official giving a statement: we tried on 3 occasions to look at his dick and balls and watch him pee and then collect his piss and drink it but every time he would just fall over and try to get us to lie on top of him. we refused every time because we arent gay

lol

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

"I was being quiet and trying to be a good boy but he dialed the right combination to open the throw-down vault and it was on."

"Walter Foxx is ten times brighter than your bulb at the bottom of the tree merry xmas"


I.N.R.I posted:

USADA official giving a statement: we tried on 3 occasions to look at his dick and balls and watch him pee and then collect his piss and drink it but every time he would just fall over and try to get us to lie on top of him. we refused every time because we arent gay

take it to the oildome if you aint gay, bitch

El Roncho
Oct 15, 2006

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

He who throws the boomerang must be ready for its return.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



USADA having to go through the oildome to collect a sample is a perfect middle ground

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014


Jose Aldo running out the back door of Nova Uniao, leaving a trail of baby oil behind him

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity



I'm not the only one furiously F5ing hunto's instagram account am I

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


Soothing Vapors posted:

I'm not the only one furiously F5ing hunto's instagram account am I

First thing I checked when I saw that Werdum popped.

spb
Nov 11, 2013


I.N.R.I posted:

USADA official giving a statement: we tried on 3 occasions to look at his dick and balls and watch him pee and then collect his piss and drink it but every time he would just fall over and try to get us to lie on top of him. we refused every time because we arent gay

hahaha

dox
Mar 4, 2006


Rockhold injured his "knee" with an apparent gash to the shin

graphic content

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/999043898906415104

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




dox posted:

Rockhold injured his "knee" with an apparent gash to the shin

graphic content

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/999043898906415104

Meh pretty tame graphic content. This reply though...

https://twitter.com/dxhdesign/status/999045942648045568

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

One more for the highlight reel and one more for the bad guy.

Fun Shoe

I.N.R.I posted:

USADA official giving a statement: we tried on 3 occasions to look at his dick and balls and watch him pee and then collect his piss and drink it but every time he would just fall over and try to get us to lie on top of him. we refused every time because we arent gay

loving lol.

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003

All right, all right, spare me your life's story.



Fallen Rib

dox posted:

Rockhold injured his "knee" with an apparent gash to the shin

graphic content

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/999043898906415104

and i thought rockhold was known for his prowess with gashes.

Veni Vidi Ameche!
Nov 2, 2017

YOSPOS


Neurosis posted:

and i thought rockhold was known for his prowess with gashes.

Not when they’re bleeding.

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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/esp...ive-1202819447/

Variety posted:

Sources familiar with negotiations say ESPN has struck a deal for a second portion to the package currently held by Fox Sports that will bring the total cost in the neighborhood of $300 million per year for five years, totaling $1.5 billion. The new deals, which cover a total of 30 fights, kick in early 2019.

Reps from ESPN, UFC and Fox Sports could not be reached for comment.

As with their other pact, the events covered under this deal will be split between ESPN’s linear channels and ESPN+, the new streaming service launched last month.

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