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Memento
Aug 25, 2009





UFC June - CM Punk vs. The King of Pop

Last month's thread is here. UFC in May brought us some fun fights. None of them can hold a loving candle to the perfection that is Oildome - starting here, you too can follow along with the saga of Untrustable's brother's prison hijinks.

Untrustable posted:

My brother was in prison for 9 years and told me he would microwave baby oil and put it on the floor of his cell except for the place he was standing. He'd then call out someone in the common area and when they came running in they'd slip and slide and he, standing in the only dry spot, would just pummel them while they tried to gain traction. That's the best base for MMA.

May, and then the first day of June because I'm a lazy rear end who puts these things together in my downtime at work, brought us four cards. There are two more cards to round out this month, and then July brings us International Fight Week and the traditionally heavy UFC schedule.

The 12th of May saw us head down to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 224 - Nunes vs. Pennington. Looking to establish herself as a dominant champion at 135, Amanda Nunes did not disappoint in the main event here. Pummeling Pennington across four rounds, the challenger went back to her corner before the fifth and informed her coaches that she was "done". They convinced her to go back out for the fifth, hoping for some manner of Hail Mary shot, only to see their fighter get pummelled out halfway through the last round.

In the co-main, Kelvin Gastelum had his hand raised in a split decision victory against Ronalda Souza. Jacare threatened on the ground and standing up, but wilted later in the piece and couldn't deal with Gastelum's pinpoint striking and takedown defence.

Opening up the main card was a bout that could generously be referred to as "Age in the Cage". Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort had a fairly tepid first round, with The Phenom failing to get out of first gear except for one flurry that The Dragon backpedaled his way out of. The second round was looking to be much of the same, until Machida opened up with a perfectly timed and placed front kick, putting Belfort's lights out and ending his storied (UFC) career. Countdown until he gets back on the horse meat and bobs up at Heavyweight in Rizin in 2019 starts here.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_vide...n5q4MHFVjBD.mp4

Other matches on this card saw Mackenzie Dern fail to even bother trying to cut to the 116 lb limit for strawweight. She weighed in at 123 pounds, and then instead of asking for more time to cut, she went straight over to the buffet table and started rehydrating. She gave up 30% of her purse to Amanda Cooper, then beat the tar out of her in a very one-sided fight. With that, Fighters Who Missed Weight went 6-0 in the UFC in 2018. More on this later.

The weekend of the 19th of May saw us heading to the other side of the South American continent, with the UFC making their debut in Chile. UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman, from the Movistar Arena in Santiago, was originally scheduled to see Kamara Usman face Chilean native Santiago Ponzinibbio. With Ponzinibbio pulling out in late April with an injury, Demian Maia stepped in as a late-replacement fighter. The main event definitely did not rattle anyone's cages, with Usman winning a fairly procedural decision victory over 5 rounds, leaving Maia on the wrong end of a 3-fight losing streak, having failed to land a single takedown in any of those fights after 49(!) attempts. In the latter part of his career, "high level college wrestler" seems to be the jiu-jitsu ace's Achilles heel.

Earlier in the card, Gabriel Benitez earned himself $50k with a brutal slam KO victory over local fighter Humberto Bandenay.

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/DdmU5UrVwAAkflE.mp4

Our international tour continued, with the weekend of the 27th bringing us to Liverpool, England for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till. With some manner of personal issue going on, Till's weight cut went poorly and he missed by 3.5 pounds over the Welterweight limit. Till was advised he would forfiet 30% of his purse, and also that he couldn't weigh more than 188 lbs at 1pm on the day of the fight. He duly met that stipulation, and then went on to have the second utterly tepid main event fight in a row. Till won by decision, in a fight that seemed to have significantly more hugging and high fiving than actual fisticuffs. However, this did not represent Fighters Who Missed Weight going 7-0 in 2018.

https://i.imgur.com/J80CgAC.mp4

Local favourite Molly McCann wes due to face Gillian Robertson at flyweight, but failed to hit the weight by a single pound. Taking a 20% hit to her purse, she became the first fighter to miss weight this year and not get the win. Robertson got the better of her on the ground, locking in a very solid choke just before the midway point of the second round. Clearly unconscious, the referee stepped in an separated the two fighters with McCann dropping lifelessly to the canvas.

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/DeNn9biW4AEa5HT.mp4

Finally, the 1st of June saw us go to Utica in Upstate New York for a delicious plate of steamed hamsUFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes. The main card of this event had a great deal of action and all of the fights except for the Sam Alvey/Gian Villante one are worth catching. The main event brought us back from the brink of boring-rear end mains by featuring one of the most solid head kick KOs you'll ever see, with Marlon Moraes catching Jimmie Rivera on the dome with his shin, ending a 10-year, 20-fight winning streak.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_vide...JaclotgWEp-.mp4

In an absolute highlight for the Comedy in MMA category, the opening fight of the night saw Jarred Brooks pick up his flyweight opponent Jose Torres and hoist him into the air. While attempting a massive slam, Brooks got his head in the wrong place and came down with a significant portion of the weight of both fighters on top of it. Torres jumped at the chance to hit the showers early and pounded out Torres for the TKO win.

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_vide...BQ9bkY4jHkP.mp4

In more "It's New York so of course something dumb as poo poo happened", Jessica Aguilar was scheduled to fight Jodie Esquibel. Both women had successfully weighed in under the Strawweight limit of 116, but then an NYSAC official pulled Aguilar from the fight, citing a medical issue with her. Note that this wasn't an NYSAC doctor, just an official, and that the "medical issue" turned out to be chapped lips. Seriously. It was probably the same official who said that Max Holloway didn't "look good" coming into the fight with Khabib. Aguilar had been cleared by a doctor, and then a dermatologist, but because she used a chap stick during the weigh-ins, she was pulled from the card. The Monkey Paw that someone wished on to get MMA into New York State strikes again.

UFC events in June

Two events remain in this month. First up, this weekend, we have UFC 225. The main event here sees Robert Whittakr put his Middleweight championship on the line in a rematch with Yoel Romero. The Cuban Muscle Crisis is fresh off a brutal 3rd-round KO of Luke Rockhold from February. Bobby Knuckles hasn't fought since he beat Romero in July last year, with injuries and illness keeping the Australian sidelined. If it's anything like the first fight, Whittaker will seek to use his incredible ringcraft, canny striking and superior cardio to outbox, outwit and outpoint the Cuban, who will be looking to impose his Olympic-level wrestling on the champion.

The co-main on that card sees Rafael dos Anjos given a chance to be the fourth ever man to hold UFC gold in two divisions, with an Interim Welterweight Championship fight against Colby Covington. An All-American wrestler, Covington has won few fans with his "Weaponised Douchebag" persona, and RDA has been highly effective since moving up to Welterweight, going in as the clear fan favourite. The winner will hopefully face off against Tyron Woodley, when the Welterweight champion comes back from shoulder surgery.

In other fights, this card sees Tai Tuivasa taking on The Ghost of Andrei Arlovski in somewhat of a coming-out fight for the Australian. Completing the Down Under invasion is Megan Anderson taking on Holly Holm, looking to cement her place as a contender at Featherweight, for which there may even be a division some day.

Oh and CM Punk is fighting a 0-1 photographer with a funny name and no Wikipedia page.

The second card this month again brings us to a foreign destination, with Singapore hosting UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards. Donald Cerrone is slated to fight Leon Edwards, with the latter riding a 5-fight winning streak to get his chance at the perennial contender and gatekeeper. Another Australian fighter, Tyson Pedro is fighting former Light Heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux. A few locals round out this card from Singapore Indoor Stadium on the 23rd.

UFC News

Scuttlebutt around the traps had GSP slated to fight Nate Diaz, first at 155, then at 165 to kick off an inaugural Super Lightweight division, and then the claims were shot down by Georges on Joe Rogan's podcast who talked in depth about his gastro-intestinal tract. He's not 100% quite yet, but doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

Yair Rodriguez, reported here as being summarily dismissed from the UFC last month, has been reinstated with the fight against Zabit Magomedsharipov re-booked for UFC 228. The Mexican striker credits a mutual friend of him and UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby with getting them in a room together so they could hash it out.

The biggest UFC news from this month was the announcement of the new UFC broadcast deal. ESPN is paying $300 million a year to the UFC for broadcast and streaming rights, amounting to 30 shows per year. The streaming events will go live on ESPN+, necessitating a second subscription for people with FightPass, but the UFC seems to have committed to making sure fans aren't put out, with a discount of $5/month for FightPass subscribers. ESPN being available in more homes than Fox Sports 2 could also mean more eyeballs on the sport.

Your Current Champions

Men's Heavyweight Champion - Stipe Miocic (20-2)
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 2016. 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. A dominating performance of Francis Ngannou in January 2018 saw Miocic become the first ever UFC Heavyweight champion to defend the belt three times in a row. The first UFC Superfight in many years has been booked for UFC 226 in July during International Fight Week, which will see Miocic put his title on the line against Daniel Cormier.


Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Daniel Cormier (20-1-(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 post-cycle therapy drugs. 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 saw Jones KO Cormier in the third round. Then Jones tested positive for Soviet-era steroids, and the CSAC overturned the fight result to a No Contest. The UFC dutifully stripped Jones of the championship, again, and it is now back around the waist of Cool MMA Dad Daniel Cormier. DC showed the world that there are indeed levels to this game, and defended easily against Volkan Oezdimir at UFC 220 in January. His next Light Heavyweight title defense is not booked, but his next fight will be against Stipe Miocic for the Heavyweight championship at UFC 226 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 the Middleweight championship in early December 2017, Whittaker has now been promoted to Undisputed Middleweight Champion. With his health issues now cleared up, his next title defense is scheduled to be against Yoel Romero at UFC 225 this weekend, after the Cuban Muscle Crisis definitively sparked out Luke Rockhold in Perth in February.


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 booked to fight Colby Covington for the Interim Welterweight championship at UFC 225 this weekend in Chicago, with Woodley still on the shelf after undergoing shoulder surgery.


Men's Lightweight Champion - Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0)
Finally, it's Khabib Time. After going 16-0 in regional promotions in Russia and The Ukraine, Khabib signed a deal with the UFC in late 2011. He then went on a near-unprecedented tear in the promotion, racking up a 9-fight UFC winning streak, including setting the record for the most takedowns in a single UFC fight with 21 against Abel Trujillo. While he seemed to have some issues with his weight, coming in heavy a few times and pulling out of a bout, and had recurring issues with his knees, causing the cancellation of more than one fight, it seemed like only time would be the barrier betewen him and a Lightweight title shot. Finally in 2018, the fight was booke for UFC 223 against Tony Ferguson. The week of the fight it seemed that literally nothing could go right, and after Ferguson seriously injured his left knee at a press event, and the late replacement Max Holloway was pulled out with 36 hours to go via a NYSAC ruling that he "didn't look good" , finally it was settled that Al Iaquinta would be Nurmagomedov's victimopponent for the bout. Iaquinta weighed in at 155.2, over the championship limit, and as such was ineligible to win the title. That distinction ended up being purely academic, with Nurmagomedov turning in a 50-44, 50-43, 50-43 performance to finally wrap the belt around his waist. No opponent is announced as yet, but with the Lightweight division so stacked at the top end, the contenders are all jockeying for position and agitating on social media for the fight. I personally think it's going to be Khabib time for a long time.


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 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, this time being stopped in the third round. Holloway was again scheduled to defend against Frankie Edgar in March 2018, however a leg injury to the champion has forced that fight to the co-main with Brian Ortega stepping in, for what many consider to be a Number 1 Contender match. Ortega won that match handily, and is schedule to have his chance at the gold at UFC 226 in July.


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's next title defense is currently scheduled to be at UFC 227 in August, a rematch against Garbrandt.


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 2017, 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 GOAT-level submission win. No title defense is scheduled at this stage, with the superfight against TJ Dillashaw being confirmed as not going ahead.


Women's Featherweight Champion - Cristiana Justino (20–1 (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. Justino made her next defense against promotional newcomer Yana Kunitskaya in March 2018, flattening another promotional newcomer and Featherweight debutant in a very one-sided matchup.


Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (16-4)
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 in September 2017. Nunes retained by a razor-thin split decision. Her next fight was against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224, which was held this month in Rio de Janeiro. Nunes spent four rounds mauling Pennington, then pounded out a clearly already finished Pennington in the fifth, to retain her Championship.


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, but Valentina Shevchenko has been announced as the number 1 contender. Montaño was recently in a social media feud with Ariel Helwani over the latter's claims that she's ducking or scared of Shevchenko, with Montaño responding with the fact she had recently had tonsil and adenoid surgery and hasn't been able to train.


Women's Strawweight Champion - Rose Namajunas (11-3)
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. A rematch for this fight took place at UFC 223 in April 2018, and while it took longer to decide the result was the same, with Namajunas taking a solid unanimous decision over the former champion. No title defense is scheduled at this stage.

Other poo poo

Go to the MMA's Best and Worst, 2018 Edition thread 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 this year. Nominations for hilarious and/or awesome things are always appreciated.

We have another season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series starting soon, with the thread for discussion of that UFC-adjacent event found here.

Thanks 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


(Archives needed for these threads)

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 the 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. June's UFC Fight Pass Match of the Month is the match between Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero from UFC 213 last year. A grand 5-round war between two men at the peak of their powers, this fight saw Whittaker attempt to fend off the elite-level wrestling of Romero with a left knee that was badly injured in the first round from an oblique kick from the Cuban.

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

Memento fucked around with this message at Jun 4, 2018 around 13:06

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CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




RDA is going to be a double champion without jumping the line in either division.

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Hi the man formerly known as Unfunny Poster here, don't forget to check out the Dana White Contender Series thread, Season 2 is starting next week on June 12th.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3859059

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity



It's really funny that Nicco Montano is still a UFC champion, thanks for reminding me OP

Acinonyx
Oct 21, 2005


If she can somehow duck Shevchenko she can stay the champ forever I think. Women's 125 is super bleak other than Valentina.

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





So Andrea Lee's husband is not a racist but does not want to get his swastika or SS bolts removed because "It will make him look more redneck"

Story checks out.

Matt Lindland
Feb 10, 2018

SHUT THE FUCK UP KEVEN

ALSO GJ BUYING A NEW ACCOUNT LIKE A GODDAMN COWARD
YOU USELESS WHITE NOISE POSTER

YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE THE BOLF RAMSHIELD YOU SO RICHLY DESERVE


now with professional animation


I don't actually give a crap if someone related to a UFC fighter is a racist and here's proof: I've been watching the UFC for 10+ years.

evobatman
Jul 30, 2006

it means nothing, but says everything!

Acinonyx posted:

If she can somehow duck Shevchenko she can stay the champ forever I think. Women's 125 is super bleak other than Valentina.

In my imagination, Joanna decides to go up a weight class, since the cut to 115 has been pretty brutal for her.

Acinonyx
Oct 21, 2005


Well, she would instantly be the second best fighter in the division, but isn't she that at 115 anyway with more compelling fights? I mean, I'm sure she would run through 14 of the top 15 at 125 without issue, but that's more about the state of 125 than anything.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Acinonyx posted:

Well, she would instantly be the second best fighter in the division, but isn't she that at 115 anyway with more compelling fights? I mean, I'm sure she would run through 14 of the top 15 at 125 without issue, but that's more about the state of 125 than anything.

I'm not sure there are more compelling fights for Joanna left at 115 since she's cleared it out except for Rose, and I am 100% positive she will be healthier at 125 not making so big a cut so she might as well move up.

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017






I’m rooting for CM Punk, the best in the world

Acinonyx
Oct 21, 2005


Bluedeanie posted:

I'm not sure there are more compelling fights for Joanna left at 115 since she's cleared it out except for Rose, and I am 100% positive she will be healthier at 125 not making so big a cut so she might as well move up.

If she could get the title shot before Valentina, I'd agree. Otherwise, it seems like she'd have a better shot raking up a few wins and maybe Rose loses one of her next couple and then bam, she's right in it at 115 again.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"


Fun Shoe

We haven't talked enough about the resurgence of the best fighter ever named Saunders, Ben Saunders.

Here is a little homework for the uninitiated. Yes it's Sanders vs. Wolff -

https://www.ufc.tv/video/ben-saunde...ufc-fight-night

Also sweet big titted Jesus fight pass has an awful search function.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



Taintrunner posted:

I’m rooting for CM Punk, the best in the world

same but only in his court case not in the ufc

Memento
Aug 25, 2009





Captain Log posted:

Also sweet big titted Jesus fight pass has an awful search function.

It really does. Thanks for reminding me, I was going to add the MMA Video search engine link to the OP. Here it is for now: http://www.mmavideosearch.com/#/search

Search by name, only shows you the fights.

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.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BjkYHTw...n-by=dukeroufus

he's really gonna lose again

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


he looks like he just saw a can of beer or something

Dr. Abysmal
Feb 17, 2010

We're all doomed

This Saturday a 40 year old pro wrestler and a photojournalist collide in the UFC Octagon.

mewse
May 2, 2006

Wrestling represents one of the oldest forms of combat. The origins of wrestling go back 15,000 years through cave drawings in France. Babylonian and Egyptian reliefs show wrestlers using most of the holds known in the present-day sport. Literary references to it occur as early as the Old Testament


He's got that look in his eyes, Joe

Matt Lindland
Feb 10, 2018

SHUT THE FUCK UP KEVEN

ALSO GJ BUYING A NEW ACCOUNT LIKE A GODDAMN COWARD
YOU USELESS WHITE NOISE POSTER

YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE THE BOLF RAMSHIELD YOU SO RICHLY DESERVE


now with professional animation


There are probably some wrestling guys who could have good fights but CM punk was already a 40 year old who retired from pro wrestling because his brain and body were destroyed before he even started training combat sports... Kind of stupid...

Memento
Aug 25, 2009






Hey good on Duke Roufus for taking in that poor kid dying of tuberculosis.

Wangsbig
May 27, 2007



i dont watch wrestling, wgho is cum punk

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007


Buglord

I'm excited to see my favorite musician clown my favorite pro wrestler in his own home town.

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
ASK ME ABOUT MY SELF-PUBLISHED WARHAMMER FANFICTION AND MY KNIFE COLLECTION


CommonShore posted:

RDA is going to be a double champion without jumping the line in either division.

RDA is rad since, if I told you that some guy lost to Jeremy Stephens, Tyson Griffin, Clay Guida and Gelison Tibau you would, quite reasonably, write him off. Instead, he kept going back to the drawing board, improved massively in every way, and has ended up a champ on the edge of being a double champ.

Captain Log posted:

We haven't talked enough about the resurgence of the best fighter ever named Saunders, Ben Saunders.

Here is a little homework for the uninitiated. Yes it's Sanders vs. Wolff -

https://www.ufc.tv/video/ben-saunde...ufc-fight-night

Also sweet big titted Jesus fight pass has an awful search function.

On the whole, every aspect of the UI is terrible, especially on Apple TV. For instance, you can't go to the profile of either fighter after watching a fight, but you can watch unrelated fights from around the same period. It will ask you if you want to continue watching a fight you've already watched unless you sit through the whole post fight thing. It just needs a serious overhaul.

Also, this fight is fantastic.

Wangsbig posted:

i dont watch wrestling, wgho is cum punk

Some guy with a pepsi tattoo.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009





https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1003788917630427136

I didn't see them in the clip here, but if they're going to Cabo San Lucas and there's no Diaz involvement it's a wasted loving trip.

DeathChicken
Jul 9, 2012

Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.

Matt Lindland posted:

There are probably some wrestling guys who could have good fights but CM punk was already a 40 year old who retired from pro wrestling because his brain and body were destroyed before he even started training combat sports... Kind of stupid...

That Brock Lesnar guy was pretty good before he lost his intestines

Memento
Aug 25, 2009





Jake Hager wrestled under the name "Jack Swagger" and was an Oklohoma state champion wrestler. He made the NCAA Division I finals in 2005 but lost in the second round, and made it to the third round in 2006. Cain Velasquez lost in the third round in the same bracket in 2005.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Nap Ghost

DeathChicken posted:

That Brock Lesnar guy was pretty good before he lost his intestines

Noted former NCAA national champion runner up wrestler like two years running and former NFL player Viking Brock Lesnar vs CM Punks athletic history of running from beer.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"


Fun Shoe

Memento posted:

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1003788917630427136

I didn't see them in the clip here, but if they're going to Cabo San Lucas and there's no Diaz involvement it's a wasted loving trip.

Matt Serra having to get in water with a probably rapist dolphin sounds like something I must see.

Bundt Cake
Aug 16, 2003
;(

why is cm punk fighting vitor

Mean Bean Machine
May 8, 2008

Only when I breathe.


Matt Lindland posted:

I don't actually give a crap if someone related to a UFC fighter is a racist and here's proof: I've been watching the UFC for 10+ years.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009





Two years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/Ef43Vug.mp4

One year ago.

https://i.imgur.com/aBUGwNF.mp4

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Mighty Mouse wants on the tj/Cody card. Lol

Dan Didio
Apr 6, 2009

OMG!! WeareSOawesome!!



Skip My Posts posted:

Mighty Mouse wants on the tj/Cody card. Lol

Twitch stream interlude.

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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gently caress Max is good. That performance against Stephens was amazing in that he didn't make a single mistake in front of a guy who you absolutely cannot afford to make a mistake in front of. He's one of the few guys that could conceivably win a firefight against Stephens and also smart enough never to get into one.

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

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





Max Holloway is my friend

Say Nothing
Mar 4, 2013




Cripes, he looks like a famine victim.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004



Fun Shoe


Jesus, he looks like a walking corpse. I mean, I get cutting, but look at his arms. There's nothing there to cut -from-.

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


tj is training with takeru again

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Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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Is Takeru the horny one?

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