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**The Official Everything MMA Related Thread**

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by The IPB, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. The IPB

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    Seen there are a handful of people that watch UFC and MMA in general on this here forum, so thought I would create a general MMA thread for discussion of anything MMA related, UFC events etc.

    For the first bit of news some might not know Brandon "Never Quit" Quick one of Eddie Bravo's brown belts, has been kicked out of the 10th planet system.

    He basically had a fake brown belt from an equally fakle black belt he trained in the army with, it all got out in the open during a debate on sherdog.com and he has since been dropped.
     
  2. osc89er

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    So, any comments on Machida? I haven't really paid any attention to him until his fight in UFC 98, but as someone who has done karate I have to say that it really was an excellent display of how to use karate techniques in MMA.

    Body roundhouse kicks followed by straight punches before the foot has landed are traditional techniques and were great to watch in that fight. I do however agree with the commentators that if he wasn't so good on his back then it would be a risky technique.
     
  3. ceego

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    11 days until UFC 100 looking forward to it! also cant wait for BJ pen V Florian.
     
  4. Phobia_mp3

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    can't wait for ufc 100, gonna be some sick fights ... Don't really think any of the fights will be bad
     
  5. CliffyG

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    I dont like the idea of one thread for all MMA, espcially when it comes to events which will have spoilers in.
     
  6. decmatt

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    I prefered the format of each PPV having its own thread, much easier to fin info and spoilers
     
  7. ceego

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    there will more than likely still be a thread for each event as and when it occurs for results and such but a thread like this is good for general discussion and events that might not be relatedly to singular PPVs.
     
  8. The IPB

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    Also anyone who is an MMA fan probably follows more than just the UFC, I can post fight vids in this thread for fighters who are not in the UFC. For example the Fedor and Josh Barnett fight that is coming up.

    2 of the best heavyweights in the world that are not in the UFC which should still be followed.

    As for Machida, I don't see him losing his belt for a while as long as people play to his strength. If Rampage takes him down and ground and pounds him I think he can take it, I know Machida has a black belt in BJJ but he is not world class.

    On a side note ol Tim Sylvia has gone down hill since the UFC, his last fight was a non televised event against former heavyweight boxer Ray Mercer. Tim weighed in at 310 pounds for this fight!

    Safe to say it didn't turn out well for him, sorry about crap view but as I say it was not televised.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1M_PIFW4wI
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2009
  9. woohoomoo

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    UFC 100 next week!

    Seen the fight card? Looks insane! On paper this is the first great UFC pay-per-view in a long time.

    * Heavyweight Championship bout: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
    * Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves
    * Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago
    * Middleweight bout: Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
    * Middleweight bout: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher

    How insane is that!?!

    My predictions:
    Mir wins by submission
    GSP wins by submission
    Fitch wins by knockout
    Bisping wins (50/50 for KO or Sub)
    Akiyama wins by KO
     
  10. TurnipHead

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    How do we actually get to see this now Setanta is dead?
     
  11. nikebee

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    The UFC 100 card has some stonkingly good prelims too!

    Jon "Bones" Jones vs Jake O'Brien
    Mac Danzig vs Jim Miller
    And not to mention Mark Coleman vs Stephan Bonner

    I suggest anyone that hasn't seen Jon Jones fight try and look for his fight against Stephan Bonner - he's takedowns and highlight real kicks and backfists are absolutely phenominal. He tires very quickly but he's an incredibly gifted talent who will be a real big star some day.

    Should be an absolutely brilliant PPV.

    Mir vs Lesnar... I don't see it lasting too long but it should be a very good fight.

    Mir was sensational in his last fight, but Lesnar is so explosive and so dominant when he gets you on the ground... and we had a remind of how good Mir is when he grabbed the ankle in their last fight.

    GSP vs Alves should be brilliant, GSP is of course one of the oustanding talents in MMA today and Thiago Alves is ripping through everyone right now.
     
  12. nikebee

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    You can watch it online.

    Obviously there's the dodgy ways of watching it for free online, which I won't go into here - but you can purchase the PPV on Yahoo

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/ufcppv/100
     
  13. nikebee

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    Just dug up some info about UFC100 in the UK

    It seems a fair few companies are trying to get the Live feed here in the UK, including Five, Virgin, Sky Sports, Bravo and ESPN - and a fall back would be a tape delayed feed by Bravo (ala what they used to do a year or two ago)... we supposedly will hear on Monday who has won the rights to the show.

    Source: The Sun
     
  14. The IPB

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    I hope Sky don't get it as I don't have the sports channels :( I'll just watch a live stream online from somewhere if they do.

    Really looking forward to this card, if whoever wins it has it live at 3 in the morning or whatever I will stay up an watch it, everyday im on MMA sites and I can't stop myself looking at results so I will have to watch it live.

    On a side note UFC Heavyweight Antoni Hardonk saved someone from being mugged.

    Sauce.
    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/07/02/antoni-hardonk-prevents-armed-robbery/
     
  15. woohoomoo

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    Hardonks my new hero! :D That's an awesome story, though it could easily have went very very wrong.

    My mate told me that Virgin One will be showing the PPV but not quite sure where he got the info from. If it's true though, I believe that means freeview folk are in for a treat!
     
  16. The IPB

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    In his rematch last month with Mike Brown, Urijah Faber once again ended up on the wrong end of the fight with American Top Team fighter. The two went five rounds with Faber losing a unanimous decision.

    That doesn't sound so out of the ordinary, until you realize that Faber broke his right hand in the first round then injured his left in the third, yet he still managed to finish the fight.

    "It was during the first round. I hit him right on top of the head," he said of the injury that required surgery and the insertion of metal plates. "It wasn't until the third round that I hurt my left hand, though."

    Many fighters would have cashed it in soon after the broken hand in the opening round, but not the former WEC featherweight champion.

    "I just went back to the corner and told Master Thong, who is my Muay Thai trainer, 'my hand is broke, my hand is broke.' He told me to shut up, and he said, 'you're a champion,' and hit me in the heart. I wasn't planning on quitting, but it was heavy on my mind. When push came to shove, I don't have any quit in me."

    The injury to his right hand was severe.

    "The fourth and the fifth metacarpal were completely snapped. The fourth one was completely displaced. The fifth one... I could feel the bones grind together, so what was happening is it was splintering away," he recounted. "They basically put in some steel plates and some screws (to help the healing process)."

    With one fight left on his WEC contract, Faber isn't wasting any time sitting back and waiting for his hand to heal up on its own. He's gone to great lengths to move the process along.

    "I'm a proactive person... I'm trying to do all sorts of unconventional things and stuff that is gonna stimulate it. I'm getting the cast off early even though the bone's not gonna be healed, I'm gonna get a removal cast so I can start moving my hand and getting it better."

    And when he is healed up, he wants to get right back into action. Of course, with one fight left on his contract, that's one more thing for him to focus on while he is healing up. But not only is Faber looking to extend his contract with the promotion he has helped build, he is pushing for WEC parent company Zuffa to start putting more focus on the UFC's sibling.

    "What we have is a company that's growing right now; they're kind of putting that on the shoulders of some of the people. I feel like we should be looked at as investments," he commented. "If they're not making money right now, they're spending money on a lot of other stuff to help build their business and the fighters are part of that.

    "I'd like a little bit more attention, money put into the WEC brand. It doesn't grow overnight, but they really should be making a big push. We've got a lot of guys that are extremely marketable. We've got the most exciting fights in the world for sure.

    "I feel like I'm making a pretty good name for myself and I'd like to be compensated for this. I don't feel like being someone that is gonna build up something and not reap the rewards, but in all honesty, they do have the fighters interests in mind."

    Faber isn't saying he wants to go elsewhere. Why would he? He's logged many hours building not only himself, but the WEC brand. Plus, he's got unfinished business with Mike Brown that he would eventually like to attend to.

    "I think there's a future fight between us. I have a good shot at getting a title shot real soon down the road," he told MMAWeekly.com.

    "So I'm hoping that we can reach a great agreement and I can keep fighting with the WEC because I love it there."
     
  17. TurnipHead

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    Can someone remind me of a fight.. I can't remember who the fighters were but he won by leg kicks. He kept kicking his leg the whole fight, and eventually knocked him down just by leg kicks, waited till he got up then kicked him down again until the ref stopped it...

    edit: it wasn't Cro Cop v Yoshida, although it was like that.

     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009
  18. The IPB

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    Source - http://mmajunkie.com/news/15450/yes...-fight-mirko-cro-cop-filipovoc-at-ufc-103.mma
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  19. The IPB

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    UFC keeps Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in the fold, secures three-fight deal

    Source - http://mmajunkie.com/news/15509/ufc...ovic-in-the-fold-secures-three-fight-deal.mma
     
  20. The IPB

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    Shane Carwin has a few words about Brock Lesnar.

    Source - http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=dw-brockcarwin071309&prov=yhoo&type=lgns