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**The Official Everything MMA Related Thread**

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

  1. PermaChanged

    Mobster

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    Did you see Jon Jones posting about it? It's definitely on Instagram, not sure if he posted to Twitter too. It's amazing to see really!
     
  2. McBain

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    Yeah I did he ripped both Weidman and Rockhold. I'm no Jones fan, far from it but he was 100% right.
     
  3. PermaChanged

    Mobster

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    I'm not a fan either, of him as a person, but I do love to watch him fight. Love or hate him, you have to watch him.
     
  4. StevieP

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    Usually I'd agree but his last couple fights have been average at best - far from the dynamic risk-taking style that he had earlier in his career!

    You can't say he isn't the best at what he does but the last couple of fights have felt a bit like he was fighting not to lose as opposed to fighting to win imo!
     
  5. PermaChanged

    Mobster

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    I don't think he has enough picograms to be his old self ;)
     
  6. McBain

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    Diaz out of 244 :/

    "Tainted supplement" line.
     
  7. Ree

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    wow what a let down that is.

    just read randy couture had a heart attack he's in intensive care but apparently gonna be ok.
     
  8. Kaka

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    Fight is back on. While it would have been a shame if it was cancelled, the whole card was pretty stacked anyway.
     
  9. Quinnaay

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    Back on? Yes! War Diaz.
     
  10. PermaChanged

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    Ben Askren is really just a wrestler, I'm surprised he was unbeaten prior to his time in the UFC!
     
  11. Quinnaay

    Soldato

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    Yeah his stand up is so poor, glad Damian got the W.
     
  12. StevieP

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    Ben is entertaining as a person but it would appear the UFC was a BIG step up in level for him!

    He looks really uncomfortable even walking around the octagon - reaching out with little or no purpose like he's trying to find the fridge door in the dark in the middle of the night! :D
     
  13. Kaka

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    That's his style, he will absorb a lot of strikes to close the gap and go for the take down. The problem in this case is Maia is also a great grappler and submission specialist and the worse match up for a wrestler. Askren couldn't risk spending needless amount of time on the floor, so he was forced to mainly trade strikes until the near the end of the round where Askren can then work his game.
     
  14. StevieP

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    Looking forward to this weekends event (even if it is for a made up title! :D)

    I wonder if Darren Till can halt his recent losing streak against Gastelum? Should be a decent scrap!
     
  15. PermaChanged

    Mobster

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    I think Gastelum makes it look easy - I feel Till is overrated
     
  16. StevieP

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    I'd tend to agree as I really rate Gastelum but I've just re-watched Till's fight with Cerrone and man he looked good!
     
  17. Kaka

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    Cowboy's mentality wasn't quite there as I believe at the time he was having issues with his trainer and gym, so I think that fight made Till look better than he should have been. Not knocking Till as he is a good fighter, but he was a huge welterweight fighting much smaller guys.
     
  18. Quinnaay

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    Till is having visa troubles and is heavy as F right now from what I've just read. He's going to struggle to make weight.
     
  19. PermaChanged

    Mobster

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    Gastelum has no issues staying in the pocket for a fire fight - Till thrives on fighting people who he's bigger than and who are scared from being in the pocket so keeps them at distance. Kelvin won't respect that distance and will be stepping in to Till while slipping and rolling - watch his Bisping fight for evidence of staying in the pocket when people are throwing rangy punches at him. Look what Masvidal did to Till too by not staying on the outside of his range.
     
  20. McBain

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    Very tough fight for Till

    Who's everyone got for the main event? Pretty much a coin toss for me but edging towards Nate.