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Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



Previous thread is here.


August Events & Dates
UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane - August 7, 2021
UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs Gastelum - August 21, 2021
UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs Chikadze - August 28, 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 - Charles Oliveira (31-8-1)
Men's Featherweight Champion - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1)
Men’s Bantamweight Champion - Aljamain Sterling (20-3)
Men's Flyweight Champion - Brandon Moreno (19-5-2)
Women's Featherweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Women's Bantamweight Champion - Amanda Nunes (21-4)
Women’s Flyweight Champion - Valentina Shevchenko (20-3)
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.

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

Link - https://discord.gg/SkR8ZeC

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Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



July Recap

July was a busy month. We began with UFC 264: Poirier vs McGregor 3 which was a pretty solid card. On the main card Sean O’Malley faced off against a last minute Wish.com replica of himself and eventually TKO’d him. Irene Aldana scored an early TKO win over Yana Kunitskaya. Tai Tuivasa got probably his best win on record by knocking the gently caress out of Greg Hardy in just over 1 minute of fight time. Gilbert Burns scored a rather tepid but solid decision win over Stephen Thompson and has been calling Masvidal, Nate, & pretty much anyone he can out to raise his stock value. In the main event, Dustin Poirier scored a TKO win over Conor McGregor after McGregor succumbed to a cheating method by the ringside doctor who determined McGregor could not continue due to a broken ankle that totally wasn’t broken but really was broken ahead of the fight that the UFC knew about but apparently the NSAC didn’t know about which would be an illegal thing to have done but now is suddenly not a thing anymore. In summary, Conor lost and was incredibly salty about it and it was amazing.

The next weekend was a UFC Fight Night card with UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs Moises. This was a rather bland card. The co-main saw former ONE FC Vice President Miesha Tate return and beat Marion Reneau, which also saw the latter retire from the sport. In the main event Khabib’s pal Islam Makhachev took a submission victory win over Thiago Moises. This was good but overall, nothing too crazy to watch or get caught up on. Solid fight night though!

Next was an even more solid UFC Fight Night (remember when we had really good fight nights instead of a card with one or two really good fights on it?) with UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw. Maycee Barber returned and scored a decision win, which is at least helping her make up for that embarrassing loss to Roxi. Darren Elkins pulled victory from the jaws of defeat against Darrick Minner via TKO, I could be wrong but I recall Minner basically beating Elkins up hard and then somehow losing the fight. In the co-main, which I missed, Raulian Paiva defeated Kyler Phillips. In the main event we saw a really close and solid contest between former UFC Bantamweight Champion, and endorser of quality juicing, TJ Dillashaw take on Cory Sandhagen. The two former teammates put on a great fight with Dillashaw narrowly taking the split decision victory in his first fight back since his 2 year suspension began.

The final card for July was yet another fight night with UFC on ESPN: Hall vs Strickland. This card was pretty much laughed at because it was meant to go up against a decently put together Bellator card and probably will have better viewership overall. Quickly running down the card, Bryan Barberena lost a majority decision to Jason Witt in the first fight of the main card. Melsik Baghdasaryan clipped and TKO’d Colin Anglin midway through their fight. Jared Gooden also KO’d Niklas Stolze early in their fight that was going to happen, suddenly wasn’t going to happen due to a COVID related thing, then suddenly was back on because things are weird and I was too busy watching Blaseball videos to pay attention. In the co-main event two Wikipedia page-less fighters Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula were slotted against each other and we saw this really cool KO by Buys on de Paula in the fight.

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/WigglyComplicatedAuklet-mobile.mp4

And finally in the main event of the evening Sean Strickland took a decision win over Uriah Hall who I can only imagine is suffering PTSD from breaking Chris Weidman’s leg and decided fighting is not a thing he wants to do anymore.

Meanwhile on Bellator this happened in their title fight between Pitbull Brother #? and AJ McKee

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PointlessIlliterateAfricanbushviper-mobile.mp4



UFC events in August

In August we have just three cards! Crazy! Woah! What? Are they good?

The Answer: Only one and partially.

First up for the month on August 7 is UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane. This card will be headlined by a needless interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane because Dana is upset with Francis. The co-main event was meant to be between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena but that fell apart this past week as Nunes, a resident in Florida, got COVID. Now the co-main event is Jose Aldo taking on Pedro Munhoz, very cool and fun. Michael Chiesa is fighting Vicente Luque, sure that seems good fun. Song Yadong is taking on Casey Kenney. Fun fact, if you take Song Yadong’s second name (in how it is written in English), and make into Korean as “야동” you now have the Korean word for “pornography.” Tecia Torres is also fighting Angela Hill, Polish Princess Karolina Kowalkiewicz is fighting Jessica Penne, Bobby Green is also taking on Rafael Fiziev. Yeah that’s a solid mid to top card if I were to make one. Remember these existing?

Next in August is UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs Gastelum which should be decent. Cannonier and Gastelum are solid fighters, though Gastelum has been lackluster since his loss to Izzy. Also on the card is rumored to be….Clay Guida? Am I reading that right? OK whatever.

Finally in August the UFC will host UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs Chikadze which again, yeah decent main event between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze. Rest of the card? Eh...Kevin Lee is back and at Welterweight, Sara McMann is due to fight Ketlen Viera and then you got Sam Alvey taking on Wellington Turman. That’s about it. :shrug:



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 to be the winner of the Gane/Lewis Needless Interim Heavyweight Championship fight winner.


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 - Charles Oliveira (31-8-1)
After the mystique of Conor McGregor was destroyed by Khabib, The Eagle retired from the UFC just two fights later thus vacating the title. Common logic just pointed to Conor getting an immediate title opportunity, but instead the UFC opted to pair newly signed Michael Chandler, and longtime UFC veteran Charles Oliveira. Do Bronx has had one of the longest paths from UFC debut to UFC title shot and was paired with someone who had one of the shortest paths to their first title opportunity. The fight was a pretty great one, with Chandler being just seconds from a victory, only for Do Bronx to put Iron Mike away via TKO just a few seconds into the second round. With Oliveira in the Champions seat, Lightweight looks rich for contenders and Oliveira being a worthy champ only helps solidify the notion that the Lightweight division remains one of the UFC’s best.




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 gave 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 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 - Brandon Moreno (19-5-2)
The UFC fanbase was first introduced to Brandon Moreno fittingly on the TUF season entitled “Tournament of Champions” where 125lbs champions from around the world competed on the show to get a chance at UFC Flyweight king Demetrius Johnson. Moreno was not very lucky as he lost in the opening round of the tournament. Following the season, Moreno entered the UFC and won his first bout in just the first round earning himself a Performance of the Night bonus. He would go on to have several more fights against tougher competition before losing to Sergio Pettis, Alexandre Pantoja (who he lost to in TUF) and was subsequently cut in 2018. He moved on to the LFA for a spell before being picked up again by the UFC. This time he fought more ferociously and accumulated an impressive win streak. Eventually he would be given an opportunity to fight Deiveson Figueiredo for the Flyweight Championship he had sought since 2016, ultimately ending that fight in a draw. Just 6 months later the pair would rematch and Moreno took home that gold thanks to a dominant performance that ended with him submitting the champion.


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 (20-3)
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.

Eat This Glob
Jan 14, 2008

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Who will wipe this blood off us? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent?



Lipstick Apathy

fine; nice probation gif. don't let it happen again

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



https://twitter.com/jasoneg33/status/1421682897619066885?s=20

I thought this reaction was very :unsmith:

Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



Pillbug

Dana's reaction to seeing that clip :smug: See, we pay our fighters! You're welcome!
Fighters camp: YES! we can eat for another 3 months, and replace that mouldy, flaking WalMart exercise mat!

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013




Yeah, that's not a happy clip to me.
I'm glad for her, but the $50k should be a nice bonus on top of what she's earning for fighting for a company with the money UFC has, not "drop on the floor in shock because this is an unthinkable amount of money" moment.

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



Yeah I know the pay sucks, everyone in our threads know this, I was trying to point out that I thought the reaction was sweet specifically but whatever, I was trying to not be sour about someone that worked their rear end off learning that they earned special recognition for it

beep by grandpa fucked around with this message at 16:33 on Aug 1, 2021

Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



Pillbug

beep by grandpa posted:

Yeah I know the pay sucks, everyone in our threads know this, I was trying to point out that I thought the reaction was sweet specifically but whatever, I was trying to not be sour about someone that worked their rear end off learning that they earned special recognition for it

Sorry, my post wasn't a dig at yours - it was against the UFC. I felt the same way for her as you after watching that, but also felt sadness and anger as they shouldn't have to feel that way getting a bonus in the first place, which is pretty cynical. Keep posting things that make us smile thread - we (deffo I) need it.

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFuqfknl2oo
Derrick Lewis funny moments.

e2: 4:20 made me guffaw again. Mission accomplished.

Kragger99 fucked around with this message at 16:52 on Aug 1, 2021

CarlCX
Dec 14, 2003

we can't rewind, we've gone too far



https://twitter.com/bjpenndotcom/status/1421884682250166274

i really hate this era of mixed martial arts

Orange Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007




quote:

“If you like to f*cking hurt people, you’re in the right sport. I would love nothing more than to kill somebody in the ring. Nothing more. It would make me super happy I would own that sh*t, too. I don’t know if it would make me liable, I might have to say I’m sorry if the cops came, but I would own that sh*t. Own it. Be a psychopath, it’s f*cking fun,” Strickland said (h/t MMAFighting).

Nierbo
Dec 4, 2010


What the gently caress Sean? What a dickhead thing to say.

DoombatINC
Apr 20, 2003

Here's the thing, I'm a feminist.







Can't say I ever knew much about Strickland but last night Bisping introduced him with basically "this man is an actual psychopath that says crazy scary things and I don't want to be around him"

LobsterMobster
Oct 29, 2009

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

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



Like former middleweight champ, Anderson Silva, Sean Strickland also had desires to commit shotgun murder

https://twitter.com/jasoneg33/status/1419755818300280854

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



:stare: :stare: :stare: :stare:

You know what, gently caress this guy

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

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





Reminds me of the kids in school that said dumb edgy things for attention, this guy just never grew out of it.

Orange Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



I might have to say sorry if the cops came

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013




i mean, if he's trying to get people on board by hoping that he gets knocked out brutally in the same fashion as Colby's schtick, it's working.

Torquemada
Oct 21, 2010

Drei Gläser


People like this exist so we can feel happy when terrible poo poo happens to them.

Radical 90s Wizard
Aug 5, 2008

~SS-18 burning bright,
Bathe me in your cleansing light~


TheKingslayer posted:

Reminds me of the kids in school that said dumb edgy things for attention, this guy just never grew out of it.

Yea I get way more of this "Look how cool I am" vibe than anything else. He could have joined the Marine Corps at any time in the last twenty years if h really wanted to go kill people.

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



I kinda wish that heavyweight BJJ guy had snapped his arm now

reeg
Jul 5, 2002



I applaud Sean Strickland for forgoing wrestling promos and instead finding a new way to have a memorably bad personality

TheKingslayer
Sep 3, 2008

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





I mean the only difference between Strickland and Conor is charisma.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007

Герой Советского Союза



And the ability to win fights

beep by grandpa
May 5, 2004



Brut posted:

And the ability to win fights

Southpaugh
May 26, 2007

Smokey Bacon




well gently caress strickland.

Looking forward to mcgregors 3rd consecutive loss.

Nis
Feb 21, 2011

:allears:


is wheelchair boxing exactly what it sounds like? two dudes in wheelchairs punching each other?

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013




I'd put my money on the impressionist at this point.

Keith Mars
Nov 28, 2007
Former Sheriff of Balboa County

So this is what Oildome fights might've looked like:

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1420432473201201159?s=20
Somehow it's even worse than I imagined

nordichammer
Oct 11, 2013


I'm fuckin dyin

Edit: here is Matt Serra subduing a drunk guy at some point in time https://v.redd.it/t12ondest0f71

nordichammer fucked around with this message at 06:13 on Aug 3, 2021

Brut
Aug 21, 2007

Герой Советского Союза



3 years ago

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk1wRZKFTQG/ this is the original post

FishBowlRobot
Mar 21, 2006





RDA is fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 because of course he is. God damnit, RDA.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014

A true renaissance man




someone post the virgin any other mma fighter chad RDA meme

Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



Pillbug

Embedded 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDcG0a-d358

Highlights:
3:07: Vincente Luque arrives to the airport alone. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter arrive alone (countdown to him testing positive for Covid on thursday this week).
4:35: Derrick Lewis gives himself a Rafa Nadal wedgie while training.
5:18 - Derrick confirms the above with "I'd like to take these drat shorts off".
7:12: Ciryl Gane hits the driving range. His swing is slightly better than Charles Barkleys'. Not sure hanging out in a very public place like this is overly wise right now.

butros
Aug 2, 2007

I believe the signs of the reptile master




Kragger99 posted:

Embedded 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDcG0a-d358

Highlights:
3:07: Vincente Luque arrives to the airport alone. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter arrive alone (countdown to him testing positive for Covid on thursday this week).
4:35: Derrick Lewis gives himself a Rafa Nadal wedgie while training.
5:18 - Derrick confirms the above with "I'd like to take these drat shorts off".
7:12: Ciryl Gane hits the driving range. His swing is slightly better than Charles Barkleys'. Not sure hanging out in a very public place like this is overly wise right now.

Also Black Beast getting angry at the cyclist when he's trying to run hills "you're supposed to slow the gently caress down"

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013




Strickland has been offered a fight with Rockhold apparently.

That first live UFC murder is penciled in.

Brut
Aug 21, 2007

Герой Советского Союза



Yamasaki's being called in for one more show

nordichammer
Oct 11, 2013


do you think rockhold spits or swallow his teeth after that fight

Kragger99
Mar 21, 2004



Pillbug

I'm struggling choosing who I want to win in that Rockhold/Strickland fight.

Anyway, Embedded 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2PGEu6_Vzc

1:20 Gane pins his coach against the wall from behind, and makes him say a breathless "Oh poo poo".
1:30-3:20 Derrick training/planning with his coaches. They are preparing for leg kicks, so hopefully he's done more for that than Conor did. I really like how Derrick stays even-keel mentally. I wasn't overly keen on this PPV with Nunes dropping out, but the main card does look really good.
6:15 - Good to see SkuBlu working again as a training coach for Derrick. It's been a few years since LMFAO broke up.
7:56 Chiesa hams it up for the camera.

Also looking forward to Tecia vs Angela Overkill. If you're not a fan of hers yet, check out the pinned post on her twitter where she makes fun of Conor (1:15 is the touch butt in the park scene):
https://twitter.com/AngieOverkill/status/1413731463053287428

:swoon:

Kragger99 fucked around with this message at 21:41 on Aug 3, 2021

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus




Grimey Drawer

nordichammer posted:

do you think rockhold spits or swallow his teeth after that fight
:golfclap:

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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!



How did I never see that before, gold.

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