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I like me some MMA although I'd probably consider myself a beginner regarding the subject. Still, I've been inspired to try out a fighting style, maybe boxing!
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there use to be an mma thread here but it seems to have gotten lost into an abyss! it was only i handful of us that would post in it

waiting patiently for aldo vs mendes 2!!!

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Yeah, I'm a fan. One of the only 2 sports I really watch.
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Sorry for the long wait for a reply, I've been super busy and unfortunately forgot about this place (sorry if I put my foot in my mouth). But I'm back now and glad to see this thread got a little bit of love!

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I figure the more you watch it, the more you'll have a grasp on it. I have somethings that I'm into that I wouldn't entirely consider myself a full time fan, but I tend to pay attention to anything which helps out.

As far as trying out a style, go for it. I've trained for quite some time and even got the opportunity to meet the great Fedor Emelienko - he's a real genuine guy for sure. My piece of advice - make sure you keep the rest of your life in line. Martial arts will teach you how to be a good fighter, but more importantly, it'll teach you how to be a great man.

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there use to be an mma thread here but it seems to have gotten lost into an abyss! it was only i handful of us that would post in it

waiting patiently for aldo vs mendes 2!!!
That's a shame, but I've realized in some places it's more popular than others.

I can't say I'm too sold on the UFC, it was good a few years ago but now since Anderson Silva and GSP are no longer in the sport it's not as good. There's more commercialism and dramatic fight promotion that it relies more on then selling great fights, why Dana deprived us of Silva Vs GSP is beyond me.

Regardless of the reasons why I don't like it I still think there are many great fighters to watch in the UFC; Jon Jones is always fun to watch, Urijah Faber is always scrappy, Anthony Pettis is just an absolute spectacle and might very well be the biggest star in the company if he can stay healthy, Chris Weidman is easily the most efficient american style MMA fighters in the game, Conor McGregor has a very interesting style but it's too bad he wants to focus more on being a prick and promoting his fights than his fight style itself.

WSOF, Titan FC, and Tachi Palace Fights also have some good fights, look into them if you get the chance!

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Who knows, maybe MMA will be your gateway sport to other sports! I know it was for me. Give it a chance.
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Who knows, maybe MMA will be your gateway sport to other sports! I know it was for me. Give it a chance.
Nah, I actually started liking other sports less after getting into MMA. The other one (NBA basketball) I did get into afterwards. I'm okay with only liking these ones, though they aren't the most popular two sports from where I am. So how about that UFC card yesterday? Unfortunately I missed it, but I saw gifs of all the finishes. It was in my country too, just not the right city.
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Is anyone fighting today?


I'm waiting for Silva/Diaz and Cormier/Jones in Jan
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Nah, I actually started liking other sports less after getting into MMA. The other one (NBA basketball) I did get into afterwards. I'm okay with only liking these ones, though they aren't the most popular two sports from where I am. So how about that UFC card yesterday? Unfortunately I missed it, but I saw gifs of all the finishes. It was in my country too, just not the right city.
Oh nice. I kinda know how that feels, hockey's our national sport and every single time somebody mentions a hockey game I could really care less about it lol, for competitive sports I really just watch MMA and American Football. Although I have to admit the energy of a hockey game around here is second to none, especially at Leaf's games.

So you're from Austrailia? That's cool, I always wanted to go there and surf. As far as the card, it was really watered down as most cards are now-a-days, but the fights and finishes definitely made it exciting. Luke Rockhold is a force at 185 for sure.

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There was a double header this weekend. Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping fought on Friday Night in Sydney Austrailia where as former Pride Grand Prix Champion and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Shogun Rua faced off against light heavyweight up and comer Ovince St-Preux.

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping had a history when they had a sparring session in 2012 with Bisping declaring himself the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion (a title Rockhold held at the time). But Rockhold put any doubt to that claim by becoming the very first man to make Bisping tap out with a Guillotine Choke.

Shogun's original opponent Jimi Manuwa pulled out of the fight and St-Preux (who was also scheduled to fight on the card) stepped up on 6 days notice. I knew he would win the fight but he starched Shogun with punches and ended the fight at only 34 seconds I believe. I've been saying it since the beginning, OSP is definitely a force at 205.

Next weekend is the interim heavyweight championship fight between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt (let's go Hunt)! And it's the first UFC event ever from Mexico, so don't miss it!

As far as the other two mentioned events, I believe the whole Cormier/Jones feud is ridiculous, and the fact that the UFC did absolutely nothing about the brawl makes me dislike the UFC even more. Now Silva vs Diaz on the other hand is a fight that I've wanted to see for a while, it's definitely interesting on paper. Plus I'm a die hard Anderson Silva fan, so that's another reason :P.
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As far as the other two mentioned events, I believe the whole Cormier/Jones feud is ridiculous, and the fact that the UFC did absolutely nothing about the brawl makes me dislike the UFC even more. Now Silva vs Diaz on the other hand is a fight that I've wanted to see for a while, it's definitely interesting on paper. Plus I'm a die hard Anderson Silva fan, so that's another reason :P.

that brawl and the verbal assaults thrown afterwards is 90% of the reason why I want to see that fight.

And why should they be punished? It's not that serious, no one pulled out their genitals and pee'd on anyone or anything of that nature. I'm actually glad they weren't punished for that. It shows that the higher ups aren't complete d1cks like most forum moderators can be.


Mike tyson prefight squabbles were way worse than this
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that brawl and the verbal assaults thrown afterwards is 90% of the reason why I want to see that fight.

And why should they be punished? It's not that serious, no one pulled out their genitals and pee'd on anyone or anything of that nature. I'm actually glad they weren't punished for that. It shows that the higher ups aren't complete d1cks like most forum moderators can be.


Mike tyson prefight squabbles were way worse than this
Overall it's just bad publicity for the sport of MMA. They're professional mixed martial artists and should carry themselves like it, not like barbarians who can't wait to get their hands on each other. It's reasons like the brawl that MMA won't be in huge stdiums or get the well known publicity it deserves and gives critics even more fuel to criticize MMA with.
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I would choose muay thai and kickboxing except I can't afford to watch the paperviews and I refuse to watch a poor quality like youtube and other sites so I will never get into it.
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Sad that Hunt lost his fight this past weekend because I'm a huge fan, but Werdum is a beast. I am really interested in when Werdum and Velasquez match up. Will Cain want to take it down or keep it standing? Werdum's stand up has improved drastically. Can Werdum handle the incredible pace and pressure Cain puts on everyone with his wrestling and gas tank though? Or will Fabricio's top notch BJJ catch Cain out?
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Cain is too good for Werdum, as much as I'd like Werdum to win that match next June. No one at heayweight can beat Cain, at least for the foreseeable future. Anrlovski is looking good again, he needs to keep that chin tucked. Junior will forever be no.2 to Cain in my opinion, he is second best at everything but knockout power to Cain. Pulling for Josh Barnett to end his career in style, love the Warmaster.

Jones is too big for Cormier, in my opinion. Rumble and Gustafsson is a great fight, I think Gus beats Johnson to get that Jones rematch. Rashad Evans is still made of glass and I think he is a bit undersized for light heavyweight. Jimi Manuwa remains a great prospect.

Pulling for Belfort to beat Weidman, just to shake things up. Always been a fan of Vitor, even if he is a drug cheat. Rockhold is a fantastic fighter, and so is Jacare. Yoel Romero is interesting but will fall to the better fighters, Thales Leites is making a great comeback. Mousasi will forever be in top ten limbo, if only he could put his talent together. Of course, there is the return of Anderson Silva. Bisping is done.

I think Hendricks beats Lawler again, Rory Mac will end up champ eventually I think, depending on when GSP returns. I like Condit in that divison, Hector Lombard is a threat too. Demian Maia and Matt Brown remain interesting contenders. Woodley and Kim will remain at the edge of the top 10. Watch out for the return of Thiago Alves and the second rise of Rick Story.

I believe Melendez will beat Petis to win the lightweight belt, he has that wrestling/grinding style that is Petis' kryptonite. Jury beats Cerrone, and Dos Anjos takes out Diaz, letting Khabib challenge for the lightweight belt next. Barboza would be in the title picture if the guy didn't have such a questionable chin, his defence is poor but his striking output is phenomenal. Not decided on the outcome of Alvarez and Benson yet.

Jose Aldo proved he is an absolute machine gun with his fight with Mendes. He beats Edgar in a rematch, even though Frankie looked outstanding against Cub Swanson. Conor Mcgregor walks through Siver and gets the title fight ahea of Edgar, I think. Aldo vs Conor would be an interesting fight, the tight Muay Thai of Aldo vs the free flowing movement of Conor would be fun to watch. I'd cross my fingers for Aldo to fall to that left hook.

Dominick Cruz will regain his belt over TJ, Cruz is severely underrated. Looking foward to Michael MacDonalds return, and Renan Barao's future fight. Raphael Assuncao will surprise a few people at 145lbs.

No one beats Demetrious at Flyweight, the guy is just too good. Love Ian McCall but he is too inconsistent, Benavidez must be pretty bored of losing to Demetrious by now as well. Dodson could give the title picture at 125lbs a shake up.

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Jones is too big for Cormier, in my opinion. Rumble and Gustafsson is a great fight, I think Gus beats Johnson to get that Jones rematch. Rashad Evans is still made of glass and I think he is a bit undersized for light heavyweight. Jimi Manuwa remains a great prospect.
I'm not so sure if size would be the big issue with Cormier, since he tore through Bigfoot and Barnett. Jones does utilize his reach brilliantly though, much better than Bigfoot and Barnett, forcing wrestlers to shoot well outside ideal range. Plus his own wrestling base will probably help defend against takedowns a bit. It'll be interesting to see if Cormier can get on the inside. I am hoping Cormier pulls out the win, though I do agree and see Jones getting the W. I'd like to see the Gustafsson/Jones rematch. The first was such a great fight. I want to see Alexander become champ.

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Pulling for Belfort to beat Weidman, just to shake things up. Always been a fan of Vitor, even if he is a drug cheat. Rockhold is a fantastic fighter, and so is Jacare. Yoel Romero is interesting but will fall to the better fighters, Thales Leites is making a great comeback. Mousasi will forever be in top ten limbo, if only he could put his talent together. Of course, there is the return of Anderson Silva. Bisping is done.
Gotta say, MW is stacked as ****. I'm a big big fan of Mousasi. It's a shame he hasn't had too much success lately. I also pull for Rockhold most of the time too. This title fight wait has been way too long. Injuries suck.

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I think Hendricks beats Lawler again, Rory Mac will end up champ eventually I think, depending on when GSP returns. I like Condit in that divison, Hector Lombard is a threat too. Demian Maia and Matt Brown remain interesting contenders. Woodley and Kim will remain at the edge of the top 10. Watch out for the return of Thiago Alves and the second rise of Rick Story.
Okay, WW is very stacked too. Lombard is a scary dude. I want to see him get a title shot. I think Hendricks would be able to beat him though, and yeah I see Hendricks beating Lawler again too. I also agree with Rory becoming champion some day. He's amazing. Been a fan ever since I saw him ragdoll Nate Diaz. That was fun to see. I'd like to see him fight Nick and do the same thing to him.

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I believe Melendez will beat Petis to win the lightweight belt, he has that wrestling/grinding style that is Petis' kryptonite. Jury beats Cerrone, and Dos Anjos takes out Diaz, letting Khabib challenge for the lightweight belt next. Barboza would be in the title picture if the guy didn't have such a questionable chin, his defence is poor but his striking output is phenomenal. Not decided on the outcome of Alvarez and Benson yet.
I don't really think the grinding style is Pettis' complete kryptonite. He's had a bit of trouble with it, but he's beaten Bendo twice, and will probably be training for it and expecting it against Melendez. I'm guessing he got a bit of a rude awakening from that Guida fight. I think the biggest issue for Pettis is potential ring rust since he has been out for a decent amount of time. Though, he could just pull a Cruz and not look rusty at all.

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Jose Aldo proved he is an absolute machine gun with his fight with Mendes. He beats Edgar in a rematch, even though Frankie looked outstanding against Cub Swanson. Conor Mcgregor walks through Siver and gets the title fight ahea of Edgar, I think. Aldo vs Conor would be an interesting fight, the tight Muay Thai of Aldo vs the free flowing movement of Conor would be fun to watch. I'd cross my fingers for Aldo to fall to that left hook.
I've really liked Aldo for quite a while, and really don't want to see him lose. He's the last remaining Brazilian champ. Dem legkicks. I'm not big on Conor at all. He's got so much hype behind him and I think he comes off as rather abrasive. I don't really want to have fighters out of ring personality affect my views on them though. I wanna see how he does against the cream of the crop of FW.

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Dominick Cruz will regain his belt over TJ, Cruz is severely underrated. Looking foward to Michael MacDonalds return, and Renan Barao's future fight. Raphael Assuncao will surprise a few people at 145lbs.
Barao/Cruz, Barao/Dillashaw 2 and Dillashaw/Cruz are the only fights I'm really interested in at BW. Out of the 3, I'm the biggest fan of Barao and hope he gets those 2 matches and wins. The movement of Dillashaw really gave him trouble, so I'm going to say Cruz will also be too good for him. I think we'll be in for quite a wild ride with this TJ vs Cruz fight.
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I'm just glad there is a champion from my county, Nassau County, Chris Weidman, I want him to never lose.
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i just want jones to lose......tho i dont dislike him as much as i used to. i guess he deserves to be cocky because all of his acheivments, plus he isent THAT cocky, he can sometimes be, but he is mostly a cool guy. but cormier FTW
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I'm going to have to rewatch that Lawler/Hendricks fight without commentary. Not that I'm not happy with the decision or anything. I'm happy he got the nod.
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Anybody watch the Junior Dos Santos V Stipe Miocic fight last night? Great fight, I was really impressed with Stipe's ability to box with Junior. Nothing better then watching 2 heavyweights throw hands for 25 minutes lol

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I'm just glad there is a champion from my county, Nassau County, Chris Weidman, I want him to never lose.
Speaking as a anderson silva fan, I hope Chris is haunted by broken legs his whole life.

The comeback starts Jan 31st, the spider is coming for ya chris.

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