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Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Last month's thread is here. I’d do a quick silly summary of the main arguments that consumed this thread and the bevy of idiocy showcased but honestly we’re all better off forgetting it and enjoying Dong Hyun Kim shadowbox his way down the aisle on his wedding day once again.



September Recap

First off in September we had UFC 228: Woodley vs Till which was an all around great card. The Welterweight championship was on the line and Woodley made relatively quick work of the Englishman Till securing a D’arce Choke in the 2nd round lengthening his reign as the king of the division. The co-main event was supposed to be UFC Flyweight Champion Nicco Montaño facing Valentina Shevchenko but the bout fell apart the day before the event due to Montaño having to rush to the hospital before weigh-ins scrapping the bout entirely, and eventually seeing the champ stripped of the title. Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped up to the plate and filled in as the co-main which saw Andrade lande a one punch KO over her fellow strawweight which, well, looked rather scary. Likely Andrade secured herself a title shot as this was her third win in a row. Also on the card Zabit Magomedsharipov, Jimmie Rivera, and Abdul Razak Alhassan all won their respective bouts.



Then the UFC flew off to Moscow for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Oliynyk where the two Heavyweights had a nice tussle. Unfortunately for Hunt, the fight did not go his way and Oliynyk secured a Rear Naked Choke during the closing minute of Round 1, putting the Super Samoan into the losers bracket. With two losses in a row Hunt recently stated that “The UFC dream is gone.” The rest of the card was, relatively, not too exciting as it was a UFC Fight Night. Jan Błachowicz defeated Nikita Krylov in a Light-heavyweight bout, Andrei Arlovski lost a Heavyweight tilt against Shamil Abdurakhimov, and at Welterweight Alexey Kunchenko defeated Thiago Alves. The biggest talking point from the night came from a controversial referee stoppage where C.B. Dollaway took too many necessary shots in a TKO loss to Khalid Murtazaliev.

Finally the UFC then visited Sao Paolo, Brazil for UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Anders which initially wasn’t too exciting, but ended up being a good card considering the dirge that has been Fight Nights as of late. In the main event Thaigo “Thors Hammer Is My Chest” Santos took on last minute replacement Eryk Anders in a Light-heavyweight bout where Santos put away Anders with a TKO victory in Round 3. The co-main event saw “Brazilian Cowboy” Alex Oliveira defeat Carlo Pederosoli Jr. in a quick stoppage via TKO. Elsewhere on the card, Little Nog took on Sam Alvey which took 2 rounds to complete with a victory going to Noguiera who returned after a 2 year layoff. Renan Barão lost a split decision in a catchweight bout after coming in five pounds over the Bantamweight limit to Andre Ewell. This puts Barão on a three fight losing streak.


UFC events in October

For October the UFC is keeping it light, going with only two events for the whole 31 day span.

First up is UFC 229: Khabib vs McGregor taking place on October 6, 2018 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main-event will be the UFC Lightweight title on the line as Khabib Nurmagamedov takes on the returning McGregor who was the last man to hold the title before being stripped for not defending it. It’s a true pick’em matchup as most people can’t really decide if McGregor’s better striking will offset Khabib’s poorer stand up, or if Khabib’s far better grappling will cause McGregor’s questionable gas tank to putter out. That’s also assuming no dolly’s are thrown at buses or tiramisu is eaten during fight week. Both of which have happened before involving these fighters as well.

The co-main event for the card is former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson taking on former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis. Pettis rebounded from a slight skid and has looked better and better as of late, and Ferguson is coming off an injury layoff from earlier in 2018, which resulted in a bout against Nurmagamedov from being held and in turn caused his Interim Belt to be taken. Look, UFC 223 was a really confusing week for everyone named Ferguson, Nurmagamedov, and McGregor.

Also on the card is a Heavyweight tilt between Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov, both of whom are likely to be the next title challenger once Double Champ Cormier and Brock Lesnar finish their dance. Lewis had an underwhelming win over Francis Ngannou earlier in the year, while Volkov looked impressive as he picked apart Werdum in his last outing on a card nobody watched. In addition, Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and Felice Herrig will face off in a Strawweight bout along with a Ovince St. Preux taking on Dominick Reyes in a Light Heavyweight bout.

Following UFC 229, the UFC heads off to the always popular Moncton, New Brunswick Canada (where all the cool kids go) for UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs Smith. The main-event is a Light-heavyweight showdown between former title challenge Volkan Oezdemir and a rising prospect in the division Anthony Smith. This is Volkans first fight since losing to Daniel Cormier back at UFC 220, and Smith’s fourth fight in 2018. Smith has slowly made a name for himself as of late giving both Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua KO losses in the same year. Either fighter could, arguably, make a claim for a top 5 spot in the division with a victory but it is also Light-heavyweight we are talking about.

In addition on the card we will see PSP favorite and perpetual bridesmaid Artem Lobov in the co-main event facing Zubaira Tukhugov. Sure, that's a name I guess. The card will also host fellow "my buddy is famous" fighter Gian Villante facing Ed Herman (who I thought had retired six years ago), as well as Court McGee taking on Alex Garcia.


UFC News

USADA and Jon Jones finally reached a finish to their ongoing saga. After sorting the Jones case in arbitration, USADA gave Jones a 14 month suspension retroactive and as such Jones is now eligible to fight as early as UFC 230, which coincidentally has no main event announced yet. Jones was cited as being “incredibly helpful in providing information” to USADA, which is basically code for “he probably snitched to get a lesser sentence” and well, got roasted pretty hard for it.

The UFC has also revised its anti-doping policy so that violations will no longer be immediately made public, but will only be announced once a case has been fully resolved. This is a policy that started back in July but only recently was announced. Read this ESPN article for more details.

Nate Diaz & Dustin Poirier spent time on Twitter claiming they will be fighting for the UFC’s newest division, the 165 lbs “Super Fighterweight”, which was quickly followed up by Dana White saying “that will never happen”, meaning its probably going to happen soon. The 165 lbs division has been getting more and more attention with the likes of Kevin Less, Conor McGregor and more saying it makes sense to create it and bump 170 lbs to 175 lbs so that there’s a division every 10 lbs.

The UFC held a truly bizarre press conference where no fans were allowed but held it in a big venue you may have heard of, Radio City Music Hall. The conference was for UFC 229 and, understandably, the UFC didn’t want fans of McGregor or Nurmagamedov to get into a fight and ruin things, like throwing a dolly at a bus full of fighters & staff.

The UFC’s anti-trust lawsuit filed by Cung Le and Jon Fitch had the deposition of Dana White (Done in August of 2017) released in September and, it’s actually quite funny in some places. Some examples being

  • When asked about distributions at the end of 2009, he did not really know the owners’ payout, of which he would receive a piece. He thought it was $305,000 but he was corrected by the attorney as he was informed it was $305 million. When White realized this, he stated, “Oh Awesome.”

  • When asked about how the company was paying for the contributions for which he was receiving millions, he stated he is the “fight genius” and the “promotion genius” but he did not know about the distributions.

And Fabricio Werdum popped for a USADA violation and is now suspended for 2 years. The Heavyweight also claimed that USADA offered him a deal to snitch, which he said was against his principles and outright refused to accept.

Your Current Champions

Men's Heavyweight Champion - Daniel Cormier (21-1-(1))
Starting his career as a Heavyweight, Daniel Cormier went 13 fights in the division undefeated. When he moved down to Light Heavyweight many thought he would never return to the division nor ever get the chance to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion due to his friendship with former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. That all changed when the opportunity for a superfight presented itself with Cormier stepping back into the Heavyweight ranks to take on the UFC’s longest reigning champion, Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. The stars aligned for Cormier, as well as getting a little bit of help from a few errant eye pokes, as he knocked out Miocic and become the UFC’s second person ever to hold two division titles at the same time. Following his win DC faced off a returning Brock Lesnar in a post fight trash talk session inside the cage and the two seem to be destined to fight. This will have to take place before Cormier’s previously announced retirement date of March 20, 2019. Lesnar will also be undergoing 6 months of USADA testing, which puts his earliest fight date at around January 2019, just a few weeks from Cormier’s intended retirement day.


Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Daniel Cormier (21-1-(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 Gustafson 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. Then at UFC 226 Cormier cemented his legacy by knocking out UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic to become the second ever person to hold two weight division belts at the same time. Cormier then proceeded to call out former UFC Heavyweight Champion and the WWE’s Universal Champion Brock Lesnar who was in the audience. The two exchanged words and a bit of shoving on Lesnars part and it is pretty clear this will be the next Heavyweight fight for Cormier provided Lesnar passes his 6 months of USADA testing. With Jon Jones now back on the active roster, it’s presumed Cormier will be stripped so Jones can have a fourth attempt at not loving up his career.


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. After a layoff to get his health back together, Whittaker took on Yoel Romero at UFC 225 in another great showdown between the two with Whittaker again taking the victory and continuing his reign as MW king. Currently Whittaker is nursing an arm injury and served as coach for The Ultimate Fighter 28 against his next opponent, Kelvin Gastellum.


Men's Welterweight Champion - Tyron Woodley (18-3-1)
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 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. It was announced that at UFC 228 on September 8th, 2018, and on that night Woodley not only derailed the Dareen Till train, he did it within two rounds and then dropped a rap song the week after. It is now believed that Woodley will face fellow ATT fighter (presuming Woodley is still affiliated with ATT) & rival Colby Covington at an unknown date. Enjoy the rap styles of Tyron “TWooodley” Woodly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOyj8_XSYlY


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. At the UFC 25th anniversary press conference, it was announced Conor McGregor would be Murmagomedov’s first opponent as champion and will take place at UFC 229.


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. Travesty struck once again as Holloway had to pull out of UFC 226 with “concussion like symptoms.” An Ortega vs Holloway title fight among the rumored fights in the works for UFC 231.


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 shut down Garbrandt again this time in one round. Following his win, Dillashaw accepted the challenge the newly crowned Henry Cejudo threw his way for a Champion vs Champion bout.


Men's Flyweight Champion - Henry Cejudo (13-2)
Two years is what it took for Henry Cejudo to claw his way back to a title shot against the man who gave him his first professional defeat. Over that two year span Cejudo changed his style of fighting up in various ways, and worked hard to show why he could and should be the man to dethrone the UFC’s longest reigning champion. Cejudo’s second fight against Demetrius Johnson did not go as many expected it to. Many assumed Cejudo would get outstruck by Johnson early, but The Messenger was able to take the champion to a decision utilizing his wrestling which some argued Cejudo used more to stall and less to offer offense. Regardless the judges gave the nod to former Olympian who quickly took his first moments as champion to call out the winner of the UFC Bantamweight fight. No opponent or date have been announced.


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. UFC announced Justino will in fact take on Amanda Nunes in the first ever Women’s Champion vs Champion superfight at UFC 232.


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. Nunes spent four rounds mauling Pennington, then pounded out a clearly already finished Pennington in the fifth, to retain her Championship. Nunes has been scheduled to move up to 145lbs to face Cyborg for the Featherweight championship at UFC 232.


Women’s Flyweight Champion - Vacant
The UFC’s Women’s Flyweight title is currently vacant after Nicco Montaño failed to make it to the weigh-ins at UFC 228, citing a need to visit the hospital. This, in turn, left her bout with Valentina Shevchenko nullified. Having not fought in roughly 9 months, the UFC decided Montaño was no longer the champion of the division that they just made 10 months ago and instead opted to vacate the title. As a result of this, Shevchenko has picked up a new challenger for the title in Former Champion Joanna (Jędrzejczyk) to take place later in 2018 at UFC 231 in December.


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.

The Goonweight Grand Prix is back for Season 25 managed by MassRafTer. Make predictions and talk about how bad you are at comprehending this sport. This is a fun way to get even more worked up about half naked men rolling around in blood and Vaseline for your entertainment.

If you’re itching for some UFC or even Z-League content check out the UFC Fight Pass thread UFC Fight Pass Thread - Earning Your 3rd Degree Blackbelt In MMA Posting. This thread is being updated approximately every week by me with information on new and upcoming additions to the streaming service, random fight cards like Karate Combat, Glory SuperfightSeries, Eddie Bravo Invitational, and is also good for general banter about old fights. UFC is about to launch their own 30:30 style documentary series with 25 different documentaries to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UFC. The event starts on September 17. In addition, Season 2 of The Third Degree has begun and it features Big Nog traveling around the world to learn martial arts. It’s good fun.

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Mekchu fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2018 around 22:37

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Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

I made it to the rage phase



Following up on the, "is there any non-MMA fan hype for Khabib/McGregor," one of my co-workers asked me last Friday if I was, quote, "Watching the Conor fight this weekend," and I absently replied yep, totally planning on it.

Didn't realize til I was driving home that the fight's not for another week.

I think that says a lot.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



The UFC is sellin y'all some wolf tickets

mewse
May 2, 2006



Dirt Road Junglist posted:

Following up on the, "is there any non-MMA fan hype for Khabib/McGregor," one of my co-workers asked me last Friday if I was, quote, "Watching the Conor fight this weekend," and I absently replied yep, totally planning on it.

Didn't realize til I was driving home that the fight's not for another week.

I think that says a lot.

My coworker also asked about the Conor fight last week. Casual Fan Interest confirmed!

e: and then I had to explain who Khabib is

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



mewse posted:

e: and then I had to explain who Khabib is

lol

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



Nap Ghost

People on my facebook seem to think Khabib is a "dirka dirka" and are thus cheering for McGregor to win in case anyone wanted a window into west texas.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

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



Good op, but I found some errors. Please amend to accurately reflect that Tyron Woodley has done Nothing Wrong. tia

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 4 hours!


Lol at the long rear end terrible post in the last thread naming all the guys who hit harder than Conor

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

mewse posted:

My coworker also asked about the Conor fight last week. Casual Fan Interest confirmed!

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada so while I have had a few casual fans ask me about the fight, they've also always added "oh but I can't go, I'll be out of town that night".

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 4 hours!


drat sounds like the event will be a bust based on IT office interest anecdotes

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good





Fallen Rib

Great OP Mekchu

Can you please add the Goonweight GP thread to the OP?

It's finally back after a long time off. It's always fun making picks and sucking horribly at it.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3870213

Edit: Was phone posting. Fixed

Digital Jedi fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2018 around 16:12

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Digital Jedi posted:

Great OP Mekchu

Can you please add the Goonweight GP thread to the OP?

It's finally back after a long time off. It's always fun making picks and sucking horribly at it.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3870213

Your link is incomplete

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good





Fallen Rib

Mekchu posted:

Your link is incomplete

Was phone posting sorry about that.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3870213

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Added and please let me know if you want more of a "poo poo eating wildman" theme for the description.

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

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

Cockroache's Anarchist




9-0 light heavyweight Dominick Reyes just said on Ariel's show that he left his job at an IT firm for his UFC debut, debunking years of discourse on thi s forum

mewse
May 2, 2006



handsome only face posted:

9-0 light heavyweight Dominick Reyes just said on Ariel's show that he left his job at an IT firm for his UFC debut, debunking years of discourse on thi s forum

Actually IT work is the best base for MMA because you learn to be analytical and deal with troubleshooting on a daily basis

CarlCX
Dec 14, 2003

this is a job for the Punk

Mekchu posted:

With Jon Jones now back on the active roster, it’s presumed Cormier will be stripped so Jones can have a third attempt at not loving up his reign as LHW Champion.

great OP, but it's actually funnier than that, it's his fourth attempt; he was initially stripped for the hit and run slash coke binge, then won the interim title but got stripped of that for pissing hot in the Dick Pills Debacle, and then beat DC for the real title and lost it because steroids

whatever he screws up next is his fourth strike

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Digital Jedi posted:

Great OP Mekchu

Can you please add the Goonweight GP thread to the OP?

It's finally back after a long time off. It's always fun making picks and sucking horribly at it.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3870213

Edit: Was phone posting. Fixed

Also anyone who has a good quality Pro Posting Championships image please post it as I want to put it on the championship plaque.

Rubellavator
Aug 16, 2007



CarlCX posted:

great OP, but it's actually funnier than that, it's his fourth attempt; he was initially stripped for the hit and run slash coke binge, then won the interim title but got stripped of that for pissing hot in the Dick Pills Debacle, and then beat DC for the real title and lost it because steroids

whatever he screws up next is his fourth strike

It's hard to believe Jones and Cormier have only fought twice and only one of them counted.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

Skip My Posts posted:

drat sounds like the event will be a bust based on IT office interest anecdotes

We all know that the event will actually be a bust because Khabib will drop out by Wednesday.

The Automator
Jan 16, 2009


MassRafTer posted:

Also anyone who has a good quality Pro Posting Championships image please post it as I want to put it on the championship plaque.

i made a new one and it's not quite right but here you go anyway!

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 4 hours!


InfiniteZero posted:

We all know that the event will actually be a bust because Khabib will drop out by Wednesday.

No! Noooo

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


The Automator posted:

i made a new one and it's not quite right but here you go anyway!



Thank you!

Lucasar
Jan 25, 2005

I'm that kid that made those cool tinfoil dinosaurs.

I am way more pumped about Pretty vs Ugly Tony than Connor/Khabib. Like I'm more interested to know who will win the title fight, but I also think it will be pretty obvious by the end of the first round who's going to be able to do their thing. In Ferguson/Pettis you've got two of the best scramblers and most creative strikers in any division, as well as probably the two most dynamic submission games. I think Pettis' run of bad form makes people forget what a killer he is, esp off his back. He subbed Bendo, Giblert, Charles Oliveira, and Chiesa off his back; has anybody in UFC subbed more legit grapplers from that position?

mewse
May 2, 2006



Lucasar posted:

I am way more pumped about Pretty vs Ugly Tony than Connor/Khabib. Like I'm more interested to know who will win the title fight, but I also think it will be pretty obvious by the end of the first round who's going to be able to do their thing. In Ferguson/Pettis you've got two of the best scramblers and most creative strikers in any division, as well as probably the two most dynamic submission games. I think Pettis' run of bad form makes people forget what a killer he is, esp off his back. He subbed Bendo, Giblert, Charles Oliveira, and Chiesa off his back; has anybody in UFC subbed more legit grapplers from that position?

I don't think Pettis has much of a chance. He lost 5 of his last 8 where T-Ferg is on a 10 fight win streak. And I know it's MMAth but two of Ferg's wins are guys that beat Pettis (Barboza, RDA)

Gay Horney
Feb 9, 2013


Barboza and Iaquinta were both throwing at Khabib up til the final round. A lot of those shots landed and Khabib weeble wobbled forward anyway. Iaquinta hit some of his hardest shots in the last round and Khabib looked tired. Every round starts on the feet. Khabib is gonna keep Conor in this fight if for no other reason than to beat him up. Khabib half-assed the takedown once he felt like he was winning the standup. I think this main event isn't gonna be over til it's over

Wise Learned Man
Apr 22, 2008

An ill wind blows no minds.





Lipstick Apathy

why is gray maynard still fighting

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005
Probation
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I don’t think Khabib will prolong the fight to punish Conor if he has a chance to finish him he should take it or he might pay for it later

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



If/when Conor gets taken down I hope that he lands right next to his whiskey logo for the overhead shot

Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



First 229 Embedded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPlIS87fMU

Edit: "Conor is a gonner!"

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I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


khabib wont get too tired but conor probably will if khabib gets hold of him even if he is just fighting against the fence and he wont have the reserves to hurt khabib in the later rounds. i think if it goes to round 3 its not possible for conor to win because khabibs tempo is too high

spb
Nov 11, 2013


Conor is going to submit him using his jui-jitsu. A brown belt vs a white belt, its a forgone conclusion.

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Aug 9, 2012

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Apr 22, 2010

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Kragger99 posted:

First 229 Embedded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPlIS87fMU

Edit: "Conor is a gonner!"

tony is the best

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Kragger99 posted:

First 229 Embedded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPlIS87fMU

Edit: "Conor is a gonner!"

I don't know what's funnier. The fact they have a dumb name like "Khabib's Army" or that they all look like a Dota 2 player would be able to beat them up in a fight.

FishBowlRobot
Mar 21, 2006



Who the gently caress is Amy Kaplan?

Gay Horney
Feb 9, 2013


Mekchu posted:

I don't know what's funnier. The fact they have a dumb name like "Khabib's Army" or that they all look like a Dota 2 player would be able to beat them up in a fight.

I just want an Allahu Akbar t shirt

BlindSite
Feb 8, 2009



FishBowlRobot posted:

Who the gently caress is Amy Kaplan?

She's been reporting on the UFC forever.

Pettis and ferg is a cool match up. Ferg should smash him but Pettis still kicks loving hard and seems to find a way to get them into the body and head with a certain frequency and Tony is still extremely hittable.

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Oct 2, 2006

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Jan 31, 2010
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I love the picture hiding the 7 inches of height difference between Wonderboy and TJ

Pettis has had a habit of complacency and waiting for openings that aren't there. He's also physically pretty weak. Logically, Tony should be able to force the fight and out-muscle/pace Pettis. So, Pettis will win by flying triangle because this sport is ridiculous.

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