MMA and UFC etc Misc thread

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  1. Davidson

    Davidson Senor Member

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    Its the fastest growing sport on the planet. Probably requires its own thread.
     
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  3. Davidson

    Davidson Senor Member

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    Anyone watch UFC 180 on the weekend. I took a look at Hunt v Werdum. I had trouble trying to figure out where Werdum would beat Hunt. Hunt has that great Boxing and has been very hard to takedown and hold down over the years. If Werdum hadn't have landed that flying knee the whole fight could have gone the other way.

    Bellator 131, I took a look at Ortiz v Bonnar. Great takedown defence by Bonnar but he seemed to lack conditioning. Tito's gotta be doing some serious GH with that huge head of his!
     
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    Haha I was catching up on 179 and 180 over the past two nights and was thinking I should start a thread! Still got a couple Fight Nights to catch up on, I want to ssee Rob Whitaker's fight.

    But yeah I wasn't sure how Werdum and Hunt would go. Didn't end the way I thought it would, I figured it'd end in a submission by Werdum or KO by Hunt.

    Hendricks vs Lawler II next month! Can't wait for Velasquez to be back next year too.
     
  5. Davidson

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    yep Hendricks v Lawler should be good. If Lawler isn't past his prime.

    I'm a big fan of Velasquez but styles make fights and him fighting either Hunt or Werdum has me worried. Cain might be able to out box Werdum but going to the ground in Werdum's guard will tell a few tales. We haven't seen Velasquez roll with a top BJJ fighter (he beat Big Nog standing). Velasquez wouldn't outbox Hunt and wouldn't be able to maul him on the ground either I'd thought. Velasquez would have to wear him down with his superior cardio.

    Rockhold v Bisping is a good fight if you haven't seen it yet.
     
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    Hendricks V Lawler - Lawler is great to watch. His boxing and technique is second to none and he is a very entertaining fighter it will be a good viewing (be interesting to see how Hendricks has recovered from bicep injury)

    In reviewing the Hunt V Werdum I thought Hunt did well and did not look out of place at all. So entertaining seeing Hunt go out there and just have a wild scrap....Werdum made a mistake at fighting at Hunt's pace.

    Bisping is a absolute moaner and Rockhold owned that grub. Frank Mir coming back V Antonio Silva in the new year. I love Mir and lets just hope he still has something left in the tank.
     
  7. Davidson

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    [MENTION=6062]Antonio81[/MENTION] Remember Bisping (as he always does) was flapping his gums and being a real prick during the Ultimate Fighter 9. At the end of it all:


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh9l58GUZNc[/ame]
     
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    Rockhold v bisping was boring as watching paint dry.
    Hunt is to sloppy to be a real contender. Needs to train and eat like an athlete and watch him change.
     
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    I was a big fan of Mir back in the day but not looking forward to his return.

    I agree about hunt. As exciting as his fights can be he just doesn't have what it takes theses days. Would have been good to see him fight in the days of Tank Abbott and Cabbage.
     
  10. Davidson

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    Can't appreciate how millimeter perfect Hunt is, the way he slips punches, counters so well and puts combos together???

    Rockhold v Bisping was beautiful. Rockhold sat back getting Bisping's range and timing him, then struck!


    [MENTION=837]10000_fists[/MENTION] neither Tank nor Cabbage were as technical strikers as Hunt is. Geez look at who Hunt has fought in Kickboxing - Hoost, Le Banner, Sefo, CroCop, Watt - a Whos Who of Kickboxing. Then Hunt's takedown defence is far superior to either Tank's or Cabbage, it had to be fighting in Pride.
     
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    [MENTION=3428]David son[/MENTION] i know its a bit rough to compare him with those two as he far superior to them, would still be a good match up, especially Cabbage.

    As technical and experienced as he is he was sure no match for JDS and i think he's struggle to challenge Cain even though he isn't as sharp as JDS. He's definitely a top 5 fighter but i think the gap between him and being top fighter is to great.
     
  12. Davidson

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    Only thing that lost Hunt that fight against JDS was JDS's blistering speed and possibly Hunt's lack of conditioning.

    I can see why people don't like watching Hunt from a spectacle point of view cause he looks out of shape etc, but from a technical point of view his Boxing is great to watch. Look at his fight with JDS, his slipping JDS's nuclear right hand and that counter left hook, even pre empting JDS throwing the big right. JDS just has too much God given speed for most people including an aging Hunt.
     
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    flow baked beans Connoisseur

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    Fuck I was so happy when that happened
     
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    flow baked beans Connoisseur

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    Still my favourite fighter.

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  15. 10000_fists

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    Edgar or Swanson guys? I like Edgar but haven't seen much of Swanson for a few years.
     
  16. Davidson

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    Edgar jks! Did not watch.

    Don't really take as much interest in the lighter weights, prolly should.
     
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    bigkev Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    I want to do bad things to Ronda Rousy. She is sex on legs.
     
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  19. Davidson

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    Anyone catch UFC 191. I didn't even know it was on, but couldn't sleep last night so I took a look at the Arlovski v Mir fight. I thought Mir won. Arlovski looked guilty as sin when the decision was announced, like he'd stolen something from his best mate.


    McGregor keeps shooting his mouth off. Calling out all the 155ers and 170ies now. Good to see Aldo give a little bit back during the face off.


    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgv8DXY2dPw[/ame]
     
  20. Eidolon

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    You can't help but laugh at how staged it all is. They even take the lectern away so that they can square off, and only put Dana on there to separate them :)
     
  21. Newmonic

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    What do u all think about the doctors association or whoever it is trying to ban kids from combat sports? I think think it a bloody joke.
     

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