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**The Official Everything MMA Related Thread**

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

  1. Liquiduk

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    I've seen this fella live and watched a good amount of his fights. I'm pretty hot on him actually - seems to be finding what works for him and is becoming well rounded.

    He has a big step up in competition with Johnny Eduardo in his UFC debut coming up soon so look out for that.

    I did think he got the nod but wasn't too impressed either - Ealy days though, we'll have to see how he gets on making the transition to MMA. His kickboxing career has been fantastic, worth checking some of those fights out for sure!
     
  2. CliffyG

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    Really enjoyable main event! Did not expect that outcome considering all the leg kicks and the effect they seemed to have. Wish more fights were like this.
     
  3. dottty27

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    I see kevin lee could not make the weight
     
  4. cainer

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    Kevin "middle weight" Lee
     
  5. Kris_90

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    I don't want to look past the next few cards but UFC 225 is looking ridiculously good.

    Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero
    RDA vs Coby Covington
    Overeem vs Blaydes
    Arlovski vs Tuivasa
    CM Punk vs Mike Jackson
    Holm vs Anderson
    Lamas vs Bektic
    Gadelha vs Esparza
    Evans vs Smith
    Benavidez vs Pettis
    Coulter vs Crowser
    Santiago vs Ige
    Guida vs Green

    With the exception of Santiago vs Ige as I don't know either of these, it looks very good. I'm intrigued by the CM Punk fight, it'll be good to see if he's improved although I think it's an insult to the other fights below them to put that fight so high on the card.
     
  6. McBain

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    Messes around at the ceremonial weigh in as well, the guy is a clown. Hope Barboza starches him.

    Amazing card, easily one of the cards of the year so far.
     
  7. Nate75

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    Somebody's 0 has to go...
     
  8. Kenai

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    Unless it's a no contest or a draw... :p
     
  9. esoteric

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    The highlight of UFC Fight Night 128

     
  10. cainer

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    i used to be a huge fan of the UFC and stay up for every fight, i end up just watching highlight vids of it on Youtube now
     
  11. McBain

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    Lee is a joke, he basically shouldn't move up in ranking considering he was fighting as a weight class outside of 155.

    Can't make weight, move up. Credit for his funky chicken impression mind.
     
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  12. PermaChanged

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    Why is Lee a joke for missing weight for the first time in his career? Khabib isn't exactly the most consistent at making weight yet doesn't get called a joke.
     
  13. reiyushin

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    Lee made himself the joke by missing weight then going onto call Alvarez fat because he couldn't fight Khabib on 6 days notice.
     
  14. PermaChanged

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    I think that's him just marketing himself, and making himself appear more relevant than Eddie, I don't think it was a real knock on him (given that a 145er couldn't make 155 on 8 days notice).

    Edit: He's live on the Joe Rogan podcast atm.
     
  15. McBain

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    Khabib didn't fight last night, Lee did.

    Lee is also constantly talking trash about other fighters missing weight then misses, ergo he's a joke.
     
  16. PermaChanged

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    Meh, Kevin missed weight by a single pound and has said it was a timing issue as opposed to an inability to get the weight off, Khabib missed by 2.5lbs back at UFC 160 and had to be pulled from a fight because of a poor weight cut - at least Kevin made the walk to the cage and didn't let the fans down.
     
  17. McBain

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    He made the walk to the cage in an upper weight class, how hard did he try to cut that pound? It's well known that the last bit of weight to come off is the hardest, did he really try or just decide it would impact his performance too much?

    I guess we will never know, but missing weight and still fighting isn't on imo, unless the result of the fight counts for nothing if the person missing wins. It looks like Lee is moving onwards and upwards off the back of borderline cheating, basically.
     
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  18. PermaChanged

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    He wasn't given the extra hour which is the norm by the NJ athletic commission, and he's also said the scales he was using were reading lighter than the official scales which he wouldn't have known prior to stepping on I assume?

    When he had a the interim title fight vs Ferguson he weighed in at 154.5lbs, he was only shooting for 156lbs this fight as it was non title and I do believe it was a genuine mistake.

    He's paid his fine, in the form of 20% of his purse to Barboza, it's a first time offence, and it appears to be a genuine mistake rather than an attempted cheat.
     
  19. Dirk

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    I just started watching the latest One Championship..and WTF..? They're fighting in a squared off thing surrounded by ropes. What the hell is that all about? Where's my cage? It's unnatural. I think i'll call it a Ring, as it's clearly not circular like it was before. How's the winner supposed to balance atop that?

    Edit: Look at the gloves. How are you supposed to poke someone's eye out with these...?

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    Edit 2: On a serious note: I don't know how many of you follow One Championship? I watch every event and they really do put on a good show. Compared to the UFC i'd call it a superior product. Of course the fighters aren't as well known here, but they are revered in their respective home countries. The standard of fighting is high, even very high in some cases. Angela Lee is top class for example.

    They've absolutely nailed the rules though. All the recent confusion about what what constitutes a downed opponent in the UFC and which state has ratified the new rules? In One FC you can knee a downed opponent in the head. Has anyone died? No. Has it ended any fights? No. What it does is help break a stalemate in a grappling contest. Looks like the fighters are enjoying that 'North/South' position a little too much? No problem. Once the knees-to-the-head start landing, they soon find a way to work themselves into a better position.
     
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  20. Dirk

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    I agree. While the weight cutting issue has become a joke, everyone is doing it and is more or less at an equally advantagious state. One single pound of weight is not going to win a fight for anybody. The argument could then be made that Lee had the hardest weight cut and should have then been in the least 'fit' condition, ala Joanna 'Champion'. It's beyond a joke. I would happily fight someone fifty pounds heavier than me if i knew they'd never lifted anything heavier than their Dell mouse. I would NOT want to get in the ring with Demitrous Johnson, despite having a good fifty pounds on him.