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Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Previous thread is here.


May Events & Dates
UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Prochazka - May 1, 2021
UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs Waterson - May 8, 2021
UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler - May 15, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt - May 22, 2021


Current Champions
Men's Heavyweight Champion - Francis Ngannou (16-3)
Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Jan Blachowicz (28-8)
Men’s Middleweight Champion - Israel Adesanya (20-1)
Men's Welterweight Champion - Kamaru Usman (19-1)
Men's Lightweight Champion - Vacant
Men's Featherweight Champion - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1)
Men’s Bantamweight Champion - Aljamain Sterling (20-3)
Men's Flyweight Champion - Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1)
Women's Featherweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Women’s Flyweight Champion - Valentina Shevchenko (21-3)
Women's Strawweight Champion - Rose Namajunas (11-4)


Other Things to Check Out

MMA is not solely restricted to UFC but it is pretty much guaranteed that the UFC will more often than not put on fun cards. There’s a bunch of B, C, and Z tier MMA organizations which you can chat about over at the B-League MMA: Grand Prixs and Untested Pee thread.

We have the Let's Watch: Random Old MMA Events! Thread thread which has been great to read about/relive events through other people’s eyes and worth getting in on yourself if you like writing.

We also are always looking for nominations for the 2020 Best & Worst of MMA awards.

Finally, 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.

There is also the MMA Goons Discord if you no longer use IRC because you are living in the 21st century.

Please Note: this is not an official Fight Island discord, and is just some of us hanging around to chat and such.

Link - https://discord.gg/SkR8ZeC

Mekchu fucked around with this message at 14:31 on May 5, 2021

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Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



April Recap by CarlCX

  • The Reebok era and our memories of Giblert, Anderson Aldo and Wrong Ireland were laid to rest, replaced with new Venum uniforms with angry teeth pointing towards everyone's crotch.

  • A billion fights got postponed, swapped and canceled thanks to covid, which was fortunately proven to be fake when the UFC held their first show with a full live audience since UFC 238, 48 cards and 13 months prior.
  • Dustin Poirier called out Conor McGregor for reneging on his promise to donate to his charity. McGregor responded by canceling their fight, then un-canceling their fight, then donating $500,000 to an entirely different charity in Poirier's hometown.
  • Shortly thereafter, a drug dealer in Surrey was arrested after passing himself off as Conor McGregor to sell cocaine. The idea has been described as 'Surprisingly plausible.'

  • In a month that saw the UFC's second ABC network television card, two Conor McGregor twitter feuds, three championship fights and an incredibly gruesome injury, the biggest newsmaker was Youtube shithead artist Jake Paul knocking out multiple-time world champion Ben Askren, calling out top UFC star Daniel Cormier and announcing a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., because we live in hell.

April's first card was Vettori vs. TillHolland, with a mere six changes or cancellations, including its initial main event. Jim Miller fell once more and in doing so reminded us of the endless march of age and our slowly decaying knees, Mike Perry was thoroughly dominated and fell to 3-7 for his last ten and yet remains inexplicably employed, Nina Nunes returned from her pregnancy layoff only to get immediately armbarred by Mackenzie Dern, Sam Alvey died, Arnold Allen ran his UFC streak to 8-0 with only two fights occurring within the same calendar year, and in your main event Marvin "I Am From Italy" Vettori defeated Kevin Holland. By defeating the #12 ranked Holland, who was coming off a loss just three and a half weeks earlier, Marvin Vettori secured a rematch with reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, because our sport is not real.

One week later saw Whittaker vs. CostaGastelum, featuring a far more respectable nine bout changes--most notably the co-main event of Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose, which was cancelled after Stephens shoved Klose so hard during weigh-ins that it whiplashed Klose into concussion symptoms. For the crime of being assaulted, Klose was denied his contractually obligated show money until he raised a stink about it on social media. The remaining card was almost entirely decisions and was notable primarily for the triumphant return of Gerald Meerschaert, Andrei Arlovski extending his vampiric lifespan by slowly decisioning another heavyweight prospect, and Robert Whittaker pitching a genuinely impressive shutout against Kelvin Gastelum. Despite being indisputably the second-best fighter in the weight class and having just dominated the man who gave the champion his toughest fight at 185 Robert Whittaker then committed the unforgivable sin of requesting more than one month to prepare for a title fight, so the UFC doesn't like him anymore.

Finally, after a fairly lackluster pair of cards, the month closed on UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2, which was such an unexpected banger that it not only set but smashed the UFC record for shortest main card in promotional history. The card was great from top to bottom, including:
  • A constant reminder that we were better off without crowds, as the audience chanted bad poo poo and booed every non-American fighter all night
  • No less than three great back-and-forth prelims, including some truly fantastic rock'em sock'em robots action with Jeff Molina and Qileng Aori
  • Two killer submissions in Brendan Allen's straight ankle lock heel hook counter over Karl Roberson and Randy Brown's one-armed rear naked choke against Alex Oliveira
  • An extremely odd leg injury TKO, as Anthony Smith managed to turn Jimmy Crute's foot limp with just a pair of kicks
  • A far, far worse leg injury TKO, as seventeen seconds into his fight with Uriah Hall, Mephistopheles removed Chris Weidman's shin bones as long-belated payment for the shiba inu he gave him fifteen years prior
  • Yet another ridiculously dominant Valentina Shevchenko title defense that saw her outland Jessica Andrade 3:1, successfully take her down on 7 out of 7 attempts, and elbow her face apart in just two rounds
  • Rose Namajunas wresting the women's flyweight title away from Weili Zhang with an eighty-second head kick knockout after spending a month explaining that she needed to defeat Zhang to strike a blow against the evils of communism
  • Kamaru Usman becoming the first welterweight champion since Georges St-Pierre to successfully defend the title four times, replying to return challenger Jorge Masvidal's accusations of pillowfists by handing him the first true knockout loss of his career




UFC events in May

The first event for May already passed by the time of writing with UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs Prochazka. This was a solid card overall which saw a few good back and forth fights and some beautiful KOs. In the co-main Giga Chikadze TKO’d an aging Cub Swanson and set himself up as a talent worth following if you haven’t already for the Featherweight division. IN the main event, Jiri Prochazka scored a beautiful spinning back elbow KO on Dominick Reyes, handing Reyes his 3rd loss in a row, 2nd by KO. Seriously the gif is just beautiful.

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


On May 8th the UFC is hosting another ESPN card that has comically somehow ended up being entitled UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs Waterson as the original main event, TJ Dillashaw vs Cory Sandhagen. This is just funny because Michelle Waterson is not a talent you’d expect to see topping a card and yet when she does she somehow puts on a decent showing. Also on the card is Donald Cerrone vs Alex Morono, Neil Magny facing Geoff Neal, Maurice Greene facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima, and Amanda Ribas fighting Angela Hill.

The following week on May 15, 2021 the UFC is experimenting again with a superspreader event with UFC 261: Oliveira vs Chandler being a live event in everyone’s favorite idiotic state, Texas. On the card is a Lightweight matchup between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. Also on the card is Tony Ferguson facing Beneil Dariush, Shane Burgos taking on Edson Barboza, Katlyn Chookagian facing Viviane Araujo and more or less that’s the main event. It’s not really that interesting. Originally Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz were scheduled to fight but Diaz got injured so the fight was postponed.

The final event of the month is on May 22, 2021. This is, like all these pandemic cards, hugely subject to change and barely finalized. The card is expected to be entitled UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt but again, who the gently caress knows what will happen between now and then. The main event is a Bantamweight showdown between Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt, with Yan Xiaonan taking on Carla Esparza, Felicia Spencer fighting Danyelle Wolf and a handful of other fighters thrown on the card.

Current Champions


Men's Heavyweight Champion - Frances Ngannou (16-3)
Making an impactful debut in 2015, Francis Ngannou quickly rose to a top contender status amongst the dearth of talent that is Heavyweight. He became known not only for having a high percentage of finishes, but in the viciousness in which he was able to KO/TKO his opponents. His KO of Overeem will forever remain a highlight reel moment in UFC history. After amassing an impressive run, Ngannou was paired with Stipe Miocic for the latter’s UFC Heavyweight title. The undersized and underrated Miocic made Ngannou look like a completely different fighter outwrestling his opponent into exhaustion shutting down Ngannous impressive power. This was Ngannous first loss in the UFC and was then followed up by an utterly bizarre performance against Derrick Lewis which saw Ngannou seemingly do a 180 flip on his vicious aggressive style to a timid and gunshy fighter en route to a Lewis victory. After that fight Ngannou then amassed a winning streak earning his way back to the title via impressive wins, seemingly returning to his tried and true ways. With the rematch with Miocic booked, Ngannou was able to secure victory and become UFC Champion. The next fighter for Ngannou is unknown but good ole Jonny Bones Jones is yapping on Twitter for a fight which means it’ll 100% not be Jones who is next for The Predator.


Men's Light Heavyweight Champion - Jan Blachowicz (28-8)
Poland’s Jan Blachowicz pre-UFC career was mainly a string of beating up European MMA fighters until being called up to the UFC. Things didn't go well for Blachowicz losing 4 of his first 6 fights in the promotion. Eventually though he found his groove and would string together wins and even avenging a few of his early losses in the UFC in rematches. It was when he fought and lost to Thiago Santos that things seemed to have changed. Blachowicz admitted the loss made him better and more focused on his fight game. He was relatively not a top end contender when the UFC matched him against the former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold. The viciousness of Rockhold’s KO loss that night sent the clear message that Jan was not to be overlooked and thanks to a pair more wins that immediately followed, he was clearly a top challenger for the UFC Light Heavyweight championship. When Jon Jones vacated the belt the UFC put Dominick Reyes and Jan against one another to determine the new champion. Many assumed Reyes, who arguably won against Jones in his last outing, would simply claim the vacant belt. Much like the Rockhold fight, Jan’s power and focus made it abundantly clear that he was not to be anyone’s stepping stone. The first test for Jan was Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya which, mostly, was a Jan affair thanks to him learning to use his size more effectively than Adesanya could use his precision and speed. It was a solid test but LHW remains really devoid of viable contenders after the division was summarily cleaned out.



Men’s Middleweight Champion - Israel Adesanya (20-1)
A native of Nigeria, New Zealand’s Adesanya started his career not with MMA but with kickboxing and amassed a significant record of bouts throughout Asia and Australasia. Adesanya even made an appearance in Glory Kickboxing before moving to MMA full time. Debuting as an undefeated fighter, Adesanya simply kept collecting “scalps” (as he puts it) until he was facing off against the Middleweight Division’s best. With wins over Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva within his first year in the UFC, the brass decided he and Kelvin Gastelum would face off for the Interim Middleweight Championship. This was arguably the best fight of 2019, if not the best Round of the Year. With the Interim Belt to his name, he was set to face fellow Kiwi, but Australian based, Robert Whittaker in a showdown. Fittingly in the same arena that Adesanya was in the nosebleeds to see Holm KO Rousey, Adesanya KO’d Whittaker and took the Undisputed Middleweight Championship home. In his first defense Adesanya did not waste time aiming to clear out the division and fought against Yoel Romero. While this fight arguably was lackluster, it was clear that Romero’s prowess for chaos was at least stifled by Adesanya’s awareness and ability to not get caught. Next Adesanya defended his title against a fellow undefeated Middleweight in the form of Paulo Costa. Many believed this would be at least a greater test for Adesanya than before and yet Adesanya put on a picture perfect performance with a 2nd round TKO win. Adesanya then was booked to move up to 205 lbs to fight Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz. The undersized fighter did not emerge victorious and become a two division champion though as Adesanya was mostly held down or stifled in the clinch by Jan’s size and strength advantage. That said, Adesanya did show why he was a top talent, and this lone blemish on his record is not too concerning at present.


Men's Welterweight Champion - Kamaru Usman (19-1)
Debuting in 2015 with The Ultimate Fighter: Blackzilians vs American Top Team, Kamaru Usman quickly showed his belief in his own self and mental toughness was a trait you could easily identify about him. Following the TUF finale, which Usman won, he would then go on to amass more and more wins against the Welterweight division’s top fighters. However Usman’s performances weren’t as eye-catching as others in the division, and yet he was there easily dispatching his opponents. Following wins over Demian Maia and Rafael Dos Anjos, Usman served as a replacement for Colby Covington against Tyron Woodley for Woodley’s Welterweight Championship. This would be Usman’s standout performance of his career, easily controlling and just beating up Woodley for all 5 rounds to earn a lopsided decision. Next Usman was put up against Colby Covington who had already begun a campaign to challenge for the belt. Usman again put on a fantastic performance and shut Covington up by breaking his jaw. He was then expected to face fellow teammate Gilbert Burns but Burns contracted COVID19 and a last minute replacement of Jorge Masvidal was chosen. Again, Usman’s hard work and ability to grind his opponents down served him yet another victory. Usman then fought, and dominated, Gilbert Burns in a phenomenal showing. Usman then rematched Jorge Masvidal, who claimed he only lost their first fight due to having to cut weight, and KO’d him spectacularly inside of two rounds. It was then announced Usman would rematch Colby Covington because somehow he is the only other reasonable title challenger at the moment.


Men's Lightweight Champion - Vacant
The shadow of Conor McGregor held sway over the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight divisions for nearly two years. This was the setting for Khabib’s rise to the top and eventual championship. Nurmagomedov debuted in 2012 and simply went on a tear beating ever increasing and different styled opponents with his patented wrestling and clinch control. It wasn’t until UFC 223 that Khabib ever came close to a title, and with UFC 223’s insanity let’s just say Khabib got a lot of exposure and sympathy a lot quicker. Khabib went on to fight several more times going up to a 29-0 record. However with the recent death of his father, his win of Gaethje being his first fight camp without his dad, he decided to hang up the gloves and return home. We thought the winner of Poirier/McGregor would fight someone else for the vacant belt, but Dana decided to make Michael Chandler skip the line and be fighting Charles Oliveira for the title off one TKO win over Dan Hooker because reasons.




Men's Featherweight Champion - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1)
A former rugby player who pushed 200 lbs, Alexander Volkanovski’s athleticism has been a key factor in his UFC run. The Australian native entered the UFC with a 14-1 record and, much like his fellow champions on this list, just kept winning until he was facing off against former title challengers in the form of Chad Mendes, who he TKO’d, or former champions like Jose Aldo, who he beat via decision. With his winning ways he then saw himself across the Octagon from UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway. In a 5 round tactical battle, Volkanovski earned the upset win and dethroned the surging Holloway who had been undefeated at 145 for a good while. It was only fitting that Volkanovski then give Holloway a chance to win the belt back and the 2nd fight was just as exciting as the first. Suffering an early knockdown, Volkanovski was able to recover and eventually work out another decision victory setting Holloway off the Featherweight mountain for the foreseeable future. Volkanovski is currently filming the newest season of TUF against Brian Ortega who is likely his next title challenger.



Men’s Bantamweight Champion - Aljamain Sterling (20-3)
A product of Matt Serra & Ray Longo, Sterling made his UFC debut in 2014. Early on, Sterling looked like a decent young prospect at Bantamweight and did well against his opponents. This path led him to fights with Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao which were his first two ever losses, which oddly happened back to back. Sterling reworked his gameplan and continued to amassing a winning record before being dropped by Marlon Moraes thus derailing his momentum momentarily. With a return, Sterling then again amassed a winning streak and put himself back in title contention despite the two runs of setbacks. Earning the nod to get a title shot at Petr Yan, Sterling entered UFC 259 as an underdog of sorts thanks to Yan’s impressive performances. However mid-fight Sterling took an illegal knee that resulted in a DQ loss for Yan, meaning the UFC belt changed hands and Sterling became the new UFC Bantamweight champion. He is also the only person ever to win the belt in any division via DQ, a dubious honor to hold. Sterling is likely to face Yan next in a rematch though there’s been reports that Sterling is saying Yan needs to not be given a “reward” with a rematch. So who loving knows.


Men's Flyweight Champion - Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1)
Deiveson Figueredo debuted with the UFC in 2017 and immediately set the Flyweight division on fire. He picked up 4 wins quickly and then faced off against veteran Jussier Formiga. This would be a losing effort for Figueiredo but an important one which Deiveson learned from. Following the loss he then picked up a win and was pitted against former Flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott who Deiveson quickly tapped in the first round. With the Flyweight Championship vacated by Henry Cejudo, Deiveson saw his name on the marquee opposite former title challenger Joseph Benavidez. However Figueiredo came in over-weight and although he picked up a TKO win was ineligible to win the title. A rematch was then booked 5 months later and this time Deiveson had no issues with his weight. In even quicker fashion Deiveson choked out Benavidez and claimed the UFC Flyweight Championship. After Cody Garbrandt tested positive for COVID, Deiveson faced Alex Perez in November and won easily, so easily the UFC decided to rebook him for December to face #1 contender Brandon Moreno in the main event of UFC 256. The fight was a great back and forth affair that was hard to clearly judge either way, so much so that the ringside judges opted for a majority draw meaning we will see Moreno and Deiveson showdown one more time to determine who is the actual better fighter hopefully some time in early 2021.


Women's Featherweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Having claimed the UFC Bantamweight Championship, Nunes would go on a winning streak while the Featherweight division sat under the control of Cristiano “Cyborg” Justino. When the two were eventually paired for a Champion vs Champion bout at Featherweight, many assumed that Nunes likely could win, but it wouldn’t be that easily. Boy did she make us all eat our words on that one. Nunes KO’d Justino in less than a minute and became the first Two Division Champion for the UFC’s women’s roster and also the first female Double Champ. From here Nunes would bounce back and forth defending her Bantamweight and Featherweight titles, most recently in Featherweight where she beat Felicia Spencer. Amanda easily beat Megan Anderson and then the UFC finally opted to put the nail in the coffin with regards to Women’s Featherweight, though the announcement was made via Megan Anderson on Twitch so….idk?


Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Following her third fight in the UFC, a loss to Cat Zingano, Amanda Nunes seemingly changed everything about her fighting style and went on a tear in the Bantamweight division. She would pick up wins over title challengers like Sara McMann and top title contender Valentina Shevchenko. This thrusted her into a Bantamweight Championship match against reigning champion Miesha Tate at UFC 200 which saw Nunes easily win in just three and a half minutes. Following this she would welcome former champion Ronda Rousey back to the UFC, and simultaneously retire her as well. A rematch with Shevchenko and a win over Raquel Pennington saw Nunes quickly become a top champion in the division. When she was put into a Champion vs Champion bout against Cristiano Justino, we all just assumed she would be undersized and yet she surprised us again with a quick KO. Since then she defended her Bantamweight title twice against Holly Holm, who she KO’d, and Germain de Randamie and then went back to Featherweight being the only truly active multi-weight champion defending both her titles.

Women’s Flyweight Champion - Valentina Shevchenko (21-3)
Debuting as a Bantamweight, Shevchenko’s skills were easily notable in the women’s division. However key losses to Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 in a non-title bout, and then later in a title bout at UFC 215 would see her return to the Flyweight division which she had fought in during her pre-UFC days. A fight against then champion Nicco Montano fizzled when Mantano couldn’t make weight let alone the fight due to illness and was stripped. Valentina then faced former kickboxing opponent and former UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant belt which she won. Since then Shevchenko has been on a tear with KO and TKO wins over Jessica Eye and Katlyn Chookagian and a decision win over Liz Carmouche (who Shevchenko lost to prior to the UFC). Shevchenko then faced and dispatched of Jennifer Maia. Shevchenko then took on Jessica Andrade and dismantled her easily, leaving her once again without any seemingly reasonable competition other than long time rival Amanda Nunes.


Women's Strawweight Champion - Rose Namajunas (11-4)
Fighting for the first time under the UFC banner (officially on a UFC card) for the inaugural UFC Strawweight Championship, Namajunas came up short. A few years later and an impressive winning streak put together, Namajunas shocked the MMA world by KO’ng the seemingly unstoppable Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Thug Rose then went on to defend the title against Joanna in an immediate rematch before dropping her belt to Jessica Andrade. This then led rose to take a year off and recover, before rematching Andrade (who had in the mean time lost her title to Zhang Weili). With the loss avenged, Rose set herself up as the most reasonable opponent for Zhang. At UFC 261 Thug Rose shocked the world again by KO’ng Zhang Weili with a perfectly placed head kick, snapping her 21 fight win streak, and also being the only woman in UFC history to capture her division’s championship twice. At present the perceived belief is Rose will rematch Zhang but whether or not that happens thanks to the UFC being dumb about Corona related procedures/distancing is up in the air.



As always, if i forgot something please let me know.

Mekchu fucked around with this message at 14:31 on May 5, 2021

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I have been pretty unenthusiastic about UFC during the pandemic but Reyes vs Prochazka was so good I'm really psyched for the next few shows especially the PPV.

Southpaugh
May 26, 2007

Smokey Bacon




I much prefer no crowd. Its far more satisfying. You also know when something landed better.

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good






Fallen Rib

MassRafTer posted:

I have been pretty unenthusiastic about UFC during the pandemic but Reyes vs Prochazka was so good I'm really psyched for the next few shows especially the PPV.

Never be psyched it just leads to disappointment when the fights get canceled.

Southpaugh posted:

I much prefer no crowd. Its far more satisfying. You also know when something landed better.

While it was awesome to hear the crowd erupt at KOs on the past ppv I much rather have no crowd. Just feels like the fight is more in focus. The fights sound better, commentary is clearer, can hear the corners and the fights trash talk. Crowds are going to return eventually and until then I will cherish all the no crowd cards.

Cyber Dog
Feb 22, 2008



The thing I like about the crowd is their recognition of the action when commentary is going off the rails. I feel like it happens pretty regularly that something big happens in a fight and commentators have to play catchup because they were on some colorful tangent.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I really can't make a value judgment on what's better. The two no crowd shows I've seen with friends were really fun, but for the most part no crowd sports during this pandemic has had less and less of an appeal, no matter the sport. Just a lonely feeling!

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

There are no men like me. There's only me.





https://twitter.com/mikewhoatv/status/1389827580270895108?s=19

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

Cyber Dog posted:

The thing I like about the crowd is their recognition of the action when commentary is going off the rails. I feel like it happens pretty regularly that something big happens in a fight and commentators have to play catchup because they were on some colorful tangent.

no crowd, no commentary would really be ideal.

Nierbo
Dec 4, 2010


To be fair to Dana if he met in person every time someone was fired or hired, he'd be jetting off all over the globe 24/7. Don't they have a crew of people who do all the communication to the fighters and it's mostly through managers anyway? This whole thing fighters have been on lately about how they can never seem to line up a meeting with Dana isn't really pulling on my heartstrings.

Untrustable
Mar 16, 2009







Poor Diego. I'm not a fan, but drat it sucks how lovely the UFC is to fighters.

Flaskraven
Nov 20, 2012

I hope you get crushed to death by a fat guy trying to commit suicide by falling out of a window and when the paramedics answer the local bystander asking if you'll live, he just says "fat chance" and laughs.

Foul Fowl posted:

no crowd, no commentary would really be ideal.

I would prefer if they came to my backyard and fought there.

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

There are no men like me. There's only me.





Nierbo posted:

To be fair to Dana if he met in person every time someone was fired or hired, he'd be jetting off all over the globe 24/7. Don't they have a crew of people who do all the communication to the fighters and it's mostly through managers anyway? This whole thing fighters have been on lately about how they can never seem to line up a meeting with Dana isn't really pulling on my heartstrings.

Sure, not every ol person on contract should be seeing Dana whenever they want, but you'd think Diego Sanchez of all people might have earned a little face time.

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


Untrustable posted:

Poor Diego. I'm not a fan, but drat it sucks how lovely the UFC is to fighters.

It's the 'I don't remember saying good luck' scene but with an endless number of dudes all nicknamed 'pitbull-assassin' instead of milhouse's dad.

Also, sorry to hear about your brother, but also thanks for that post, it's still one of the absolute best things I've read on these dead forums.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


TheKingslayer posted:

Sure, not every ol person on contract should be seeing Dana whenever they want, but you'd think Diego Sanchez of all people might have earned a little face time.

yeah. if dana wasn't a shitheel who fell into every trapping of fame and fortune that pop culture has warned us about he'd do diego the decency of pleading with him to retire face to face. as it is though, this is absolutely not a surprise.

i feel bad for diego. he was seasoned before i started following the ufc again like a decade ago. it sucks to see him thrown on the trash heap like this but it is what it is.

e: holy loving poo poo he flogged kenny florian on tuf1 finale 16 years ago. absurd.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


Untrustable posted:

Poor Diego. I'm not a fan, but drat it sucks how lovely the UFC is to fighters.

and yeah i hope your bro finds a modicum of happiness calling convicts gay from within his playground of nightmares and flogging them when they are forced to enter. it's probably the funniest prison story i've ever heard and i've heard some great ones.

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

There are no men like me. There's only me.





Marching Powder posted:

yeah. if dana wasn't a shitheel who fell into every trapping of fame and fortune that pop culture has warned us about he'd do diego the decency of pleading with him to retire face to face. as it is though, this is absolutely not a surprise.

i feel bad for diego. he was seasoned before i started following the ufc again like a decade ago. it sucks to see him thrown on the trash heap like this but it is what it is.

e: holy loving poo poo he flogged kenny florian on tuf1 finale 16 years ago. absurd.

You'd think it would cost nothing to at least treat these athletes with some dignity personally but here we are.

And hey Diego isn't wrong, I can't stand him but he's put down plenty of guys he shouldn't have beat.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


TheKingslayer posted:

You'd think it would cost nothing to at least treat these athletes with some dignity personally but here we are.



i can see the point that dana couldn't be at the beck and call of every fighter on the roster but yeah when a guy helped save the company that's currently occupying your time 16 years ago you pick up the phone imo.

education edit: never used the phrase 'beck and call' in writing before and had to google it because wtf is 'beck'? it's short for beckon fyi.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

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



Nierbo posted:

To be fair to Dana if he met in person every time someone was fired or hired, he'd be jetting off all over the globe 24/7.

What if the fighter was literally flying to Vegas to spend hours at a facility in company HQ?

Do you wanna be a fuckin promoter?

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



I absolutely loved the no crowd cards but Dana and co love money so that too will go away.

Acinonyx
Oct 21, 2005


Southpaugh posted:

I much prefer no crowd. Its far more satisfying. You also know when something landed better.

Bring back PRIDE crowds, the best of both worlds.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.






Too lazy to quote from the old thread, but wasn't there basically an oil dome scene in Enders Game? The book, at least, I never watched the movie.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


Lone Goat posted:

Too lazy to quote from the old thread, but wasn't there basically an oil dome scene in Enders Game? The book, at least, I never watched the movie.

if you aren't wildly misremembering either the oil dome story or the book i'd be very surprised.

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012

GET BACK UP

Lone Goat posted:

Too lazy to quote from the old thread, but wasn't there basically an oil dome scene in Enders Game? The book, at least, I never watched the movie.

I think you're thinking of the shower scene where one 8 year old brutally kills another.

That book sucks.

Nis
Feb 21, 2011



does anyone have a link to the oildome story? i want to read it

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012

GET BACK UP

Nis posted:

does anyone have a link to the oildome story? i want to read it

Starts here I think https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=1&threadid=3855984&pagenumber=15&perpage=40&highlight=oildome#post484176178 read through the thread.

Nis
Feb 21, 2011




thank you sir

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


quote:

the real crime here was putting a master of physical comedy like that in prison and not in front of a camera

god drat i miss dunc

also i miss laughing and having fun in general. can you imagine anyone saying this about the monthly threads recently?

quote:

This thread, generally speaking, makes me laugh more than any other thread on these dead gay forums but the Legend of Oildome has to be an all-time high point

2018 wasn't even that long ago. god drat.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




poo poo I might be able to get some custom rashguards made for super duper cheap soon and I might get an oildome one made for myself.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


CommonShore posted:

poo poo I might be able to get some custom rashguards made for super duper cheap soon and I might get an oildome one made for myself.

lol if you have excess stock i'll paypal you whatever. i'd probably pay up to 150 if you get this quote printed on the back:

quote:

ehhhh i try vary ard to lure my oppo-nent into my oil lair, all credit to bitches

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


holy poo poo the q&a with his brother. i forgot all about that. i laughed so loving hard so often in the mma threads but this really was the peak.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




Marching Powder posted:

lol if you have excess stock i'll paypal you whatever. i'd probably pay up to 150 if you get this quote printed on the back:

I'll keep this in mind and if I do it I'll just ship them at cost to anyone else who wants one. I'll need the right logo, though.

This might turn into a SAGK pipe dream, keep in mind. I have too many dumbass projects on the go already. In fact, at this moment I'm posting instead of working on my dumbass projects.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


CommonShore posted:

I'll keep this in mind and if I do it I'll just ship them at cost to anyone else who wants one. I'll need the right logo, though.

This might turn into a SAGK pipe dream, keep in mind. I have too many dumbass projects on the go already. In fact, at this moment I'm posting instead of working on my dumbass projects.

noted, because here is literally you in the oildome thread:

CommonShore posted:

Someone get on making an Oildome FC rash guard

you may yet become the man you dreamed of

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




Marching Powder posted:

noted, because here is literally you in the oildome thread:


you may yet become the man you dreamed of

Holy poo poo. One of my personal rules is if I realize that I had the same idea multiple times, I need to follow through on it.

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


CommonShore posted:

Holy poo poo. One of my personal rules is if I realize that I had the same idea multiple times, I need to follow through on it.

there's an art sub in this forum right? surely i could throw some money at an art goon to do up a logo for oildome. i don't know why i want a rashguard with an absurdly obscure meme on it but i'll be happy every time i look at it which would make it more valuable then most of my possessions.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him




but everyone is in orange jumpsuits

e: gently caress, I forgot if the baby oil is just to get people to slip on the floor, or if Oildome Champ also stripped and oiled himself up.

kimbo305 fucked around with this message at 18:50 on May 5, 2021

Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


kimbo305 posted:


but everyone is in orange jumpsuits

Lol.

ccubed
Jul 14, 2016


Marching Powder
Mar 8, 2008

A group of very serious old men sat around and discussed whether or not I had the requisite dignity and grace of a grand champion.


i will never blame anyone other than diego sanchez if diego sanchez died in bizarre and suspicious circumstances. even if police wanted to speak to 'a large, red, bald, hideous baby driving a monster truck waving around syringes in connection with the sanchez death'

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Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



Pillbug

Geez, that sounds like a Nightmare.

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