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Who would you bet on to win in a fight? by Ricardo Almeida - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:57:36 EST ID:rrnB6gEm No.55213 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If you had to choose, disregarding technique or experience, based only on the photo and stats. Guy on left/top: 5'11 175lbs. Guy on right: 5'9 170lbs.
Daniel Cormier - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:06:06 EST ID:D8OA4BPg No.55214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Leonard Garcia.
Luiz Cane - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:47:53 EST ID:yGj5Oi2M No.55227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
by split decision
Giant Silva - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:56:16 EST ID:lqzZkU4M No.55242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
/b/s consensus was that they would end up having gay sex and neither would be a winner.
Marcus Davis - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:41:35 EST ID:Y/kND4st No.55244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The left one.

The one on the right looks more fight-oriented.
Bas Rutten - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:34:12 EST ID:JB0VHacI No.55250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I simply can't make any choice that pretends to be informed.
A guy may look pudgy but he may also be a redneck motherfucker who can take 40 punches to the face and kicks like a mule.
A guy may look cut but it turns out he does Muay Thai and he runs 2 miles every day before doing a thousand burpees and kicking trees down.
Fighting is a skill. Looking good or big rarely lets you guess who can fight the better.

HAHAHAHAHAHA by Red Machine D !ZlA7FatAss - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:57:49 EST ID:+K/Sa8SV No.55245 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is Velasquez trainer a total fraud? by Jon Fitch - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:50:31 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55203 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>300 pounds of stationary/isolated Leg extensions
>The average NFL lineman does 15 reps, Cain will be doing 50 reps. Later we have him doing 100 reps
>Ok "explode into it"
>torn meniscus and sprained MCL in his right knee
>hasn't fought since 2013
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Kenny Florini - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:21:55 EST ID:1hLY4hZQ No.55226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Focus on kicking speed/strength maybe? But since he rarely uses kicks, kinda seems like that would be a waste anyway.
Ken Shamrock - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:59:59 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Speaking of ridiculous training, I saw this segment where Sean Sherk was preparing for a match by endlessly running up hills with a snorkel taped to his face in order to "restrict his oxygen".

Then he takes a flying knee to the face in the fight and is out. Dude, should have maybe worked on fighting skills a little and not this silly running wearing a snorkel shit.
Riki Fukuda - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:06:20 EST ID:SfIPG2jg No.55239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Training with a mask on is fairly common. Apparently if you restrict the amount of air you can take in at a time your lungs will get stronger trying to force more air in.
Bart Palazewski - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:24:28 EST ID:FDucgZ7P No.55240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>all these elite fitness trainers on the internet

All of the dubious admonitions against leg extensions point to sheering forces in the patella completely unrelated to an MCL tear.


It's a conditioning thing that's why he's doing it for high reps. You do the leg extensions to focus on the endurance of that muscle more exactly without draining your overall stamina like a squat would.
RiseAboveHat !O614TgGD/k - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:06:06 EST ID:oOwC1dwv No.55241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You need to have good cardio. Should've got one of these though

Playing Possum by Jonathan Brookins - Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:23:53 EST ID:Z9Wamj4y No.51967 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is it okay for a cage fighter to play possum as a way to win a fight? Is it against the rules? Will he lose points of proven so? Will he be disqualified? Will it make him look unsportsmanlike?
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Nate Marquardt - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:34:12 EST ID:6A/cYNyS No.52639 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've made some crappy taima coded posts that I reported on myself. You can report your own posts and explain why.
Pat Barry - Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:40:51 EST ID:DNkbVR/B No.52647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
UFC if the ref sees you turtling and not fighting back, or if you pretend to be injured you're done fight is called. JDS fell on his head and KO'd himself last match, was turtled and that was it
xXxDarkDeathDestroyerxXx !7xZJgUcGY2 - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:03:43 EST ID:fWauHx6M No.55174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not MMA, but in BJJ when one of my friends is competing and a guy locks on a choke, but has it on his jaw instead of his neck, he makes fake choking and gagging sounds so the guy thinks he has it on and squeezes really hard. Then after he's used all his energy and tired his arms out trying to slap on a useless choke, he just breaks it and keeps grappling.
DaMarques Johnson - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:29:27 EST ID:D8OA4BPg No.55176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Playing possum is pretty lame in my opinion but it's always up to the fighters to make sure they aren't getting suckered into doing something dumb. That Pete Sell/Scott Smith vid should be a reminder that even if a guy is hurt they might still have the power and wherewith-all to turn the tables.

It also doesn't always work out. Just ask Anderson Silva.
Emmanuel Yarborough - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:27:18 EST ID:8Yq+v+LJ No.55233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wait...if my understanding of the word "Possum" is correct..

Does that mean The Mountain was possuming to defeat the Red Viper in Game of Thrones? Would he be disqualified in the eyes of the old gods and the new?

Body Kicks by xXxDarkDeathDestroyerxXx !7xZJgUcGY2 - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:04:34 EST ID:1CAevZgu No.55081 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys, what are your opinions on how whether to kick with the shin or with the ball of your foot with roundhouse kicks? I've generally always been the shin kind of guy but I spent a lot of December training with my friend who trains Shotokan and was telling me to land with the ball of my foot when throwing body kicks. I sort of dismissed him because lolshotokan but when I thought I might as well give it a shot during training last week during competition sparring (basically we go hard). I really liked the extra range it was giving me, and it seemed to have more of an oomph in it, I even managed to stop one of the guys after I landed about 4. It also seemed to be harder to grab, which was one of my big weaknesses with body kicks.

The only real thing I'm worried about though is that if catch an elbow or something it will probably break my foot right? It just seems a bit fragile unless I land on the soft parts of the body, although I did catch the forearm a couple of times and didn't really feel much, and it might've affected them.

I'll probably keep going with shin kicks on the thigh because I think the risk of catching a knee or a shin off a check is too great, and it'll hurt me more if I land them, but keep going shin kicks to the body until I feel comfortable in being able to land with the ball of the foot or if I can make openings. Still probably keep going with shin (or instep if I can't reach) for head kicks though.

What do you guys think of the different techniques?
Sergei Kharitonov - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:03:10 EST ID:Zi+KQnFz No.55082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm like Bill Wallace, I use the instep because I can't bend my toes back far enough to use the ball. I only had a problem once when I landed with the very end of my foot and hyperextended my ankle.
The only guy I've seen kick with the toes is James Ryan, but I've heard that's a thing in Okinawa-Te.
Maurice Smith has that crazy crocodile kick that drops down on your thigh or neck. Bas Rutten says to kick in straight across the thigh muscle, though, like cutting meat across the muscle fibres.
There's also the switch kick to the inside thigh, and the inverted roundhouse if you're in opposite stances.
One of the best leg kicks I've seen was Stan Longinidis, he broke Dennis Alexio's leg within a few seconds of their fight starting.
Ben Rothwell - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:14:41 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Watch Bas Rutten vids he explains everything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgrHiWlpRGc

You can torrent that whole combat vid somewhere, he talks exactly how shit can go wrong if certain kicks are checked with a knee and you end up Anderson Silva well-cooked-piece-of-asparagus-limp leg.
Gary Goodridge - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:16:48 EST ID:zmKx+NwK No.55094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
More like a piece of fettuccine.
But yeah, low power kicks off the rear leg like that are precipitous. Possibly even cavalier. And they smack of insouciance!
Rousimar Palhares - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:14:38 EST ID:0GSwg+j6 No.55199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If someone knows where to find a torrent of Bas Rutten's combat videos then I would be very gratefull.
Paulo Thiago - Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:19:52 EST ID:qE+9Yv/R No.55202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One guy at my gym broke his foot from an elbow check to the foot during light sparring through his leg guards. Again I would like to emphasize the light part.

HA HA by Red Machine D !ZlA7FatAss - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:30:31 EST ID:+K/Sa8SV No.55172 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Dennis Hallman - Thu, 05 Feb 2015 04:52:01 EST ID:ib2yUJfl No.55181 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Immortal by Zoila Frausto - Sun, 11 May 2014 01:54:25 EST ID:FIqgO73S No.53804 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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You're in the club and this guy slaps your girlfriends ass.

What do you do?
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Mike Goldberg - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:16:39 EST ID:kCIunT9y No.54118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Take his face..... OFF.
Tyron Woodley - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:36:07 EST ID:PBwHBQlo No.54664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What does this even have to do with immortality?
Ken Shamrock - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:05:29 EST ID:1hLY4hZQ No.54665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well the thread clearly won't die, will it TYRON?
Gabriel Gonzaga - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:17:21 EST ID:+zNY97eX No.54666 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Don't worry be happy.
Cole Miller - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:04:16 EST ID:nqIH9eU8 No.55170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
taser, gtfo

This is why Jiu Jitsu sucks in real world applications by Viacheslav Datsik - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:53:30 EST ID:Lu9WPHBN No.55119 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Shogun Rua - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:14:40 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's overzealous sports dads banned from little league games here for trying to fight little kids on the other team and the umpire so jabronis fighting during basketball is no surprise.
Gilbert Melendez - Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:58:01 EST ID:DipYwTFE No.55138 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Umm, getting knocked out and hitting your head on a basketball court is also potentially life changing. He shouldn't be swinging at someone over basketball, I would've snapped anything I could go for.
Chuck Liddell - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:31:47 EST ID:FDucgZ7P No.55162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some purple belt this guy is, he didn't even Berimbolo!

xXxDarkDeathDestroyerxXx !7xZJgUcGY2 - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:27:41 EST ID:fWauHx6M No.55164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is berimbolo even something you'd want to use in a self-defense situation?
Cole Miller - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:45:56 EST ID:nqIH9eU8 No.55168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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He defended himself with JJ, I see no problem. If someone wants to scrap over some bullshit and gets permanently screwed up that's their fault.

Poor little white Sweden by Josh Grispi - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:41:50 EST ID:zORXIQ1T No.55095 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>the state of Alexander Gustaffson's aura after tonight
Brock Lesnar - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:35:37 EST ID:byi+OzHq No.55135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
he will never enter Valhalla now...
Josh Thomson - Mon, 02 Feb 2015 04:44:34 EST ID:FDucgZ7P No.55147 Ignore Report Quick Reply

He fell in battle which is the greatest honor a warrior can receive.

Kimbo Slice joins Bellator by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:50:47 EST ID:jsuviyD8 No.55035 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>“Kimbo Slice” has found a new home. Sources close to the situation have advised Combat Press that Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will join the Bellator roster, with an announcement expected to take place during the Bellator 132 telecast on Jan. 16.

>Ferguson, who shot to fame through a series of street-fight videos that were posted on the internet, made his MMA debut under the EliteXC banner in 2007. The promotion went all in on Ferguson as the face of the company, and it paid off at first with Ferguson reeling off three straight wins. However, it all came crumbling down when Ferguson fought Seth Petruzelli in 2008. Petruzelli knocked out Ferguson in 14 seconds, shattering the fighter’s aura of invincibility.

>After appearing on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights in 2009 and suffering a TUF exhibition loss to Roy Nelson, Ferguson went 1-1 in the UFC, notching a victory over Houston Alexander and then later suffering a loss at the hands of Matt Mitrione.

>Following his departure from the UFC, Ferguson undertook a career in boxing which saw him win seven fights in a row and maintain an undefeated record. Bellator reportedly pursued Ferguson in 2014, but the two sides were not able to reach a deal at that time.

>An official date and opponent have yet to be determined for Ferguson’s Bellator debut, but a match-up is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

>Bellator has made waves with some of its recent moves, including the signing of Stephan Bonnar and the pairing of Bonnar with Tito Ortiz to headline Bellator 131 in November. Bellator has also come up in recent rumors surrounding pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar.
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Sophie Sammerford - Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:34:21 EST ID:lWkWMbsn No.55055 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To say that this guy is overrated would be a massive understatement.

I watched he last boxing fight a few years ago. He had a lot of trouble putting away a total can. In the end I think he won by some bullshit TKO where the other guy got punched in the liver/rib cage and took a knee but couldn't get back up by the 10 count. Total crap. His 'boxing' too was really underpar as well. Like he should have been in an amature boxing fight and not a professional one.
Nam Phan - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:28:31 EST ID:RdqtAdvF No.55062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just watched Bellator 131 and it was fucking ridiculous.
What were they thinking? It's like UFC but for teenagers, well I guess that's what they were thinking.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:25:23 EST ID:jsuviyD8 No.55079 Report Quick Reply
and for nostalgiafags.
Efrain Escudero - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:33:07 EST ID:WpAc5rkC No.55117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This isn't gonna end well,kimbo can't really fight all that well,he should stick to street fights/boxing.
Shogun Rua - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:26:11 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kimbo Slice makes money, even his shitty boxing fights have like 4 million views Bellator just needs to feed him some total works and he'll clean up for them.

HE'S OURS NOW by Keith Jardine - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22:46:46 EST ID:n3WecgLj No.54760 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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CM Punk (Team KANA) !uhdacqdci6 - Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:12:01 EST ID:waATiv5r No.55004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go home Jeff, you're concussed.
Daniel Cormier - Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:07:50 EST ID:ugZfWFvs No.55005 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I like your post. What's your ring name?

Also, I will be rooting Punk win or loss because he fucking rocks..but pls don't lose.
Shining/Woo/zard !!OSpwCDfZ - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:06 EST ID:WHhVoSRV No.55122 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The thing I find a little iffy is that he was supposedly so annoyed about guys like Rock and Brock coming in and taking top billing from him and other guys who deserved it. Isn't he doing the same thing? I mean not in terms of roster spot but in terms knowing he'll be a PPV main event attraction in all likelihood instead of a fight that actually deserves to main event.
Eddie Sanchez - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:41:13 EST ID:yaG5vjKr No.55127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He said the problem is not Piss or Rock. It's about management allowing silly shit.
CM Punk (Team KANA) !uhdacqdci6 - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:59:26 EST ID:hWSpJths No.55132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, what this nigga said. It's easy to see it as him bitching about having to job out to part-timers, but his problem was he was doing the job to part-timers while they were depushing him, not giving him time off to heal, and being promised to be owed favors he never gets to cash in all while shooting down any input he gives them. He's in MMA because he believes (probably wrongly) that he'll get out as much as he put into it. Unfortunately, most guys in MMA do steroids and the training is rough for the camp period, so we'll see how that works out.

Self-Defense? by Rani Yahya - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:05:34 EST ID:OO8n4Bry No.55103 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you think is the greatest martial art for self defense other than BJJ/Muay Thai/Krav Maga?

Are there any gems that I'm missing?

INB4 a complete war breaks out. This isn't a "whose martial art is better" thread. I'm just asking for people to rattle off great self-defense martial arts in their opinion without debate.
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Shogun Rua - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:47:20 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should also add I live above a rowdy jabroni filled sports bar and witness fights all the time. Here's what always happens

  • Double leg takedown followed by sitting on dudes chest and punching his face in until some backup guy kicks the guy in mount in the face, pepper sprays him or the bouncers pull him off.

  • Wild drunken right hand hooks that only land if the other guy is just as drunk.

  • Pepper spraying followed by 5-6 guys beating you within an inch of your life

Never seen any other kind of fight, ever. If you fall down buddy will always kick you in the face guaranteed. If you are unconscious he will do it anyway until some girl screams for him to stop or cops arrest him. Don't get in street fights
xXxDarkDeathDestroyerxXx !7xZJgUcGY2 - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:09:45 EST ID:ATsOtuIe No.55114 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This too, a combo I usually use is like an eyepoke or just try and gouge, followed by groin kick and then a chop to the throat as they drop their hands down to grab their nuts. Works every time.
Jason Brilz - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:24:27 EST ID:t6XuKLzJ No.55115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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sooo... pepper spray is a normal thing guys use when getting into fights where you live?
Hah damn what a bunch of pussies.
Anderson Silva - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:54:50 EST ID:qsbbeKHw No.55116 Ignore Report Quick Reply

pretty effictive though. It's hard to fight when you're blind
Tim Sylvia - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:43:35 EST ID:ZsWuWp1W No.55129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Stabbings were the most common until cops started charging people for carrying knives so they changed to pepper spray. Nobody fights "fair" on the street, there's no Marcus of Queensbury gentlemen's rules and everybody fighting usually has some kind of weapon because the kinds of goofs who get into street fights usually carry them at all times.

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