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  • MMA 2010 Discussion thread - USE SPOILER TAGS

    Ok, because the old thread is 340 something pages I thought I’d do a reboot to de-clutter things

    When discussing on-going events or recently finished events please use spoilers.

    Current Champions and Fighters of note:


    Heavy Weight Champion Brock Lesnar



    Interim HW Champion Shane Carwin



    Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto “the dragon” Machida



    Middleweight champion Anderson Silva



    Welterweight Champion: George “Rush” St Pierre



    Lightweight Champion: BJ Penn



    Fedor “the Last emperor” Emelianenko –



    Shinya Aoki



    Jake Shields



    Gegard Mousasi


    Websites for news:
    http://www.mmajunkie.com
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com
    http://www.fightopinion.com
    http://www.mmapayout.com
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com
    Yahoo! Sports MMA
    http://www.mmaweekly.com
    http://www.mmamania.com
    http://www.mmarated.com
    http://www.cagepotato.com/
    http://www.f4wonline.com/
    http://www.sherdog.com

    Other cool websites:
    http://www.fightmetric.com/ -gives detailed numbers for fights, i.e. this is a stat website, who hit who and when and where.

    http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder.p...me=&search=yes –find fights

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_m...#Unified_Rules – Rules if you’re confused by why they don’t just stomp on their face


    Galleries
    http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?pn=1&fa...ia.GalleryList


    Upcoming PPV:
    http://mmajunkie.com/event/678/ufc-112.mma
    http://mmajunkie.com/event/676/ufc-113-in-montreal.mma
    http://mmajunkie.com/event/679/ufc-114.mma

    The last few fighters who don’t fight in the UFC were listed because they’re the best in the world outside of the current number 1 promotion. Shields, Aoki and Mousasi are young and already hold impressive W-L records, Dana White has in some measure mentioned all of these guys in some manner as wanting to get them in the Octagon, most recently he publicly stated he’s going to drive the price for shields “through the fuckin’ roof” in order to sign him.

    See next post for UFC 112 stuff.


  • #2
    UFC 112 is special for a number of reasons, first it takes place in Abu Dhabi, somewhere in the far off magical Arab land where women where funny clothes and men have beards and sheets on their heads.

    This is important for two reasons, 1) it shows the potential MMA has to eventually become the largest sport in the world, all cultures for whatever reason, love to watch two grown men beat each other senseless.

    2) Saudi Arabia has some of the most knowledgeable martial arts fans on the planet, especially when it comes to grappling, they host one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world there.

    3) It features an amazing card.

    UFC 112 will see two champions, BJ Penn and Anderson Silva put their titles on the line against two of the better fighters in their respective divisions. Frankie Edgar, though a small lightweight is coming off some dominant wins using sharp boxing and effective wrestling. Maia lucked into his title shot because the consensus fighters above him, Chael Sonnen, and Vitor Belfort were injured.

    It also features the return to the Octagon of Matt Hughes (former juggernaut at 170 and Welterweight Champion) and Renzo Gracie (former pride superstar). It’s interesting to note, that should Hughes win this fight he’ll have 17 wins in the octagon, the most all time.

    The other fights are relatively inconsequential as far as title pictures go, however there are many young fighters to watch, such as Phil Davis who is a dominant wrestler and delivers a lot of damage from the bottom and Nick Oszuipak for you Brits.

    The card also features season 3 TUF winner Kendall "da Spider" grove.

    If you already know about the UFC and MMA let the discussion begin. If you’re new to the sport and looking to learn I strongly suggest even if it’s expensive, GET THIS PPV. You might not recognise names but you have the chance to see 4 TRUE LEGENDS of the sport put their belts and pride on the line.

    If for no other reason you’ll at least get to see her:

    And her:



    Carry cards that say something (never looked at the cards) between rounds.

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    • #3
      not including Shogun? he did beat Machida

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fenikz View Post
        not including Shogun? he did beat Machida
        this is true :)
        When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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        • #5
          LOLZ and the Spider picture.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fenikz View Post
            not including Shogun? he did beat Machida
            Shogun has still only won against Mark Coleman and Chuck Lidell in the UFC he becomes noteworthy when he actually wins against someone not loses three of 5 rounds and cries in a locker room. ;)

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            • #7
              Picks for 112 -

              Silva over Maia : I am big fans of both fighters, so I am very excited for this fight. Silva is a 'martial artist' in the truest sense. Maia is BJJ's great shining hope in MMA as it stands today. I am rooting for Maia to upset, but I just can't see it happening. Silva by TKO.

              Penn over Edgar : What's interesting to me is that this fight is very similar to 111's GSP vs Hardy. Well rounded champion vs brick throwing contender with unpolished ground skills. I hope that Penn chooses to fight differently than GSP did, but I will hold him to the same standard that I held GSP to. A champion's job is to win, you don't have to KO or finish guys to prove yourself. I do see Penn finishing this however, probably in the 3rd or 4th round if Edgar fights up to his ability. TKO or RNC in the 4th.

              Hughes over Gracie : I am a huge Renzo Gracie fan, a huge BJJ fan, and for the most part I detest wrestlers. Sherdog's pro pick overwhelmingly chose Gracie as the winner. I don't get that. Hughes might as well be a black belt in BJJ for his knowledge of defense alone. Throw in his obvious mastery of a few basic subs, and I consider Hughes the greatest p4p grappler the sport has ever seen. None of that is gone. Hughes is going to take Gracie down, use the cage, and GnP him until the finish. Hughes by unanimous decision.

              Not gonna pick the other fights, but I am very excited to see more from Munoz and Phil Davis.

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              • #8
                Since people will be asking:

                http://www.veetle.com/view/index.html#4bb0266502aea

                Link to 112.....are we discussing this starting at 1 or waiting until tn?
                When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rob S View Post
                  Link to 112.....are we discussing this starting at 1 or waiting until tn?
                  That was my question as well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cicero View Post
                    That was my question as well.
                    I mean, I assume some people dont remember its one and will tune in at 10. So I don't how fair it is to discuss, but still...its on now and we are here now.

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                    • #11
                      Its so weird watching UFC at 6pm, still, should be awesome, am excited!

                      XBox 360 Gamertag: Bunj1986

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                      • #12
                        Damn! Damn! Damn!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rob S View Post
                          Since people will be asking:

                          http://www.veetle.com/view/index.html#4bb0266502aea

                          Link to 112.....are we discussing this starting at 1 or waiting until tn?
                          Thanks, Rob. I watched the last one on Veetle and it looked really good.

                          I will be streaming this one, too.
                          Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
                          Thanks jerks, I have an exam tomorrow and reading this lowered my IQ by 14 points. Dicks.

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                          • #14
                            Grove looked good, but Munoz really finished that off well.

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                            • #15
                              Etim time, WAR ETIM!!!

                              XBox 360 Gamertag: Bunj1986

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