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Gimme your belt! GIMME YOUR BELT! by Kazuo Misaki - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:35:25 EST ID:acdAvNGN No.57646 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Mike Goldberg leaving UFC by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:41:39 EST ID:lNzkbbqm No.57612 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The 20-year-run of Mike Goldberg as the lead play-by-play announcer with the UFC will end Friday night with UFC 207.

>A number of outlets reported the news and Dana White confirmed that Friday would be Goldberg's last event with the company. Goldberg leaving had been reported by us weeks ago when White noted that they were negotiating for his replacement publicly. The only name that has been brought up is Jim Rome, and it was Chael Sonnen who claimed that was the name.

>White today said he hoped to reach a deal by July with the new announcer, who would work primarily with Joe Rogan, who WME-IMG wants to keep.

>Goldberg started with UFC in 1997. In 2001, UFC interviewed people regarding replacing him and then decided to stay with him. In 2005, Goldberg was going to be hired by WWE to replace Jim Ross on Raw, but part of the deal was to no-show a live UFC event and start on Raw that same night (UFC and WWE were going head-to-head) and Goldberg ultimately turned down that deal.

>As part of the deal, Goldberg was going to have to change his name because at the time, Vince McMahon hated Bill Goldberg so much he didn't want anyone named Goldberg on Raw.

>Goldberg had been the lead announcer on PPVs and FOX shows. Jon Anik had been used as the lead announcer on most of the other shows, along with John Gooden, who handles most of the European shows.

I figure Goldberg will end up going to Bellator or another combat sports promotion willing to pay him good money.
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Cyborg Santos - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 02:03:08 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57627 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Christ, if only. Rogan would likely be better than Goldberg as the PBP guy and El Guapo would be awesome as the color guy.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:11:51 EST ID:lNzkbbqm No.57630 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Now that Inside MMA is no longer on the air, Bas would be boss but I doubt it. His Inside MMA co-host Mauro Ranallo would also be great replacement but he's got a multi-year deal with WWE. I heard Max Kellerman's name being thrown around though he's already with ESPN and got a good gig co-hosting First Take. Dunno who else would be a good enough replacement for Mike.
Duane Ludwig - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:19:24 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I believe he was only fired because he wanted too much money. The same deal with Rogan, after the new owners took over he said fuck you I'm only doing regional vegas broadcasts for PPV and nothing else as in the past they had both those guys doing a ton of free promotion, such as Rogan's lamenting on his radio show of never wanting to phone Lorenzo or Dana because they would ask him to come do some silly media junket for no money.

tl;dr UFC too cheap to afford Goldberg and Rogan, would highly doubt Jim Rome gets parachuted in unless he agreed to do it for cost just to pump his radio show
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:03:52 EST ID:lNzkbbqm No.57639 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Todd Grisham is UFC's new play-by-play commentator but not replacing Goldberg - https://www.mmafighting.com/platform/amp/2017/1/3/14160086/ufc-adds-espn-wwe-vet-todd-grisham-to-broadcast-team
Gabriel Gonzaga - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:08:29 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57640 Ignore Report Quick Reply

...huh, okay I guess. Had no idea his ESPN contract was up. He always had an awkward and reserved angry mood whenever I saw him on Sportscenter last year, guess he was fed up about something there (lack of an established SC slot, maybe?)/

Goodnight sweet prince by Dana White - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 02:06:14 EST ID:t9sD5KJe No.57628 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Cyborg Santos - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 02:48:26 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57629 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Honestly, I think he moved on from Ronda after the Holm fight. If not then, probably earlier this year when she refused to come back for UFC 200 or fight Cyborg at MSG.

Conor winning likely soothed his soul for the foreseeable future.
Michael Schiavello - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:34:55 EST ID:JaSRbxNC No.57631 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sleep tite mr white
Yuji Shimada - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:35:09 EST ID:QxK344+8 No.57634 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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He will be fine.

I trained mma for years and know the fight game well enough.

I predicted Rousey would be losing soon before she ever lost. Even told people how while they argued she could beat any man any women blah blah.

Every division when it gets its first start takes years to settle and stabilize. Women MMA when I was training paid shit and wasnt on pride or ufc. When UFC opened their womens division I told people itll be the same as any mens divsion. You will see a bunch of cans fighting cans. Then a fighter who is a better can will stomp a bunch of cans. Then once money starts flowing into the division the mercenaries come to play.

Rhonda made the womens divsion pay, the blood brought the sharks. Now the division is in a bit less of turmoil, we are starting to see the outlines of an actual stable division.

It is still around 2 years from being a proper stabilized division where you can place numbers on who is better fighters.

Dana White more than likely knew this, if he didnt he is ignorant. So he musta known like me that a division always goes through this phase.
Duane Ludwig - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:13:13 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57635 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't think Dana cares anymore, he cashed out his 400+million in stock and his new role is totally different, he's more the PR rep of UFC and according to Rogan and people nobody knows who is actually running the UFC anymore.

It became obvious when all the can fights stopped because it's obvious UFC just fed Rousey cans to pump up her record, same with McGregor and numerous other fighters they tried to inflate. Now everything is different, Sage Northcutt in the past they would have fed that guy at least a dozen cans before selling him out to Mickey 'Career Killer' Gall.
Brian Stann - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:20:54 EST ID:5SDxkUtr No.57638 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They were not feeding her cans. The women's division was and still is new they didn't have many well established female fighters. Everyone she fought besides Miesha Tate was coming off win streaks. They were the best challengers at the time. When Rousey fought Holm(undefeated at the time) the UFC was still under the old management so I don't know if your theory holds up.

Everyone loves to say shit like this in hindsight. Now they're "exposed" "frauds" like all those other fights were meaningless. Same thing was said about Anderson Silva. Both Silva and Rousey were so successful in their divisions they set the benchmark for other fighters to beat. The best challengers at the time won't always look good later on, especially when new and better fighters are always coming out of the woodwork.

I think Rousey might have had a longer run if she had a real coach. Edmond Tarvardyengonangin is a joke she should have sacked him and hooked up with someone who's well established in the fight game as soon as she lost to Holm.

A subject is required when Garcia squashes womanlets by BJ Penn - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:05:06 EST ID:mIaIdeqK No.57594 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Gabi Garcia is facing this 52 year old, 160 lb, 5 foot 5 senator
Brock Lesnar - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 04:14:34 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57595 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is this a work like Takada's old PRIDE fights or is Japanese Rule 63 Ric Flair going to die on New Year's Eve for the entertainment of savage Nips?
Manny Gamburyan - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:44:35 EST ID:0lG60uC/ No.57632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She bounced off the ropes. I think it was a work

DC out of UFC 206 by Demian Maia - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:00:19 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57593 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Cormier pulled out of UFC 206 today due to injury, and now the already-mediocre card looks like a black hole as far as PPV's are concerned. Makes me wonder if they'll cancel it like they did UFC 151 and 179 since for whatever reason they can't just make it a fight night on FS1 or Fox.
Brock Lesnar - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 04:19:30 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57596 Ignore Report Quick Reply

And now Pettis Vs. Holloway is for an "interim" Featherweight title in the new main event of UFC 206 even though Aldo is already the interim Featherweight champ since McGregor is a chickenshit. I guess the winner faces Aldo next year to unify both interim titles?
Brendan Schaub - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:02:30 EST ID:QSZoFxok No.57601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Brandon Vera - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:18:17 EST ID:yWUZYN5P No.57607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty fucking good event DC or not.

Cub and Choi were fight of the year candidates and that spinning KO? Satisfied.
Emelianegro !2iyFNTAIpU - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:00:05 EST ID:arZPo0X0 No.57611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I assumed that Aldos interim title became full blown title when Connor was forced to vacate it.

Practical fight training by Steve Cantwell - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:36:16 EST ID:LJb9Xm4z No.57597 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  1. What are the fittest disciplines for real fighting?

2. I've glanced through C-Mass by Wade and he says there are two approaches to bodybuiling: muscle system training and nervous system training. Former max outs your mass, but doesn't develop the pure strength (maximal accelaration you can provide to a fixed mass - such as the fist on your arm) to it's full potential, whereas latter does the opposite, maxing out your mass, while not being able to enlarge your muscles up to their limit.
Obviously, there are nuances here - for example, you still have to do SOME NS training so that you can really burning it to the ground with the MS, but that's not the point.

From the point of view of the second law of motion, you can't tell which approach is better. I don't have much fighting experience, so here's my question:

With other vaiables (technic, experience, whatever) being equal, what's more optimal for a fight: heavier weight with lower strength or higher strength with lighter weight?
Cole Konrad - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:06:54 EST ID:CIE5Hfpr No.57598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What do you mean by "fittest disciplines" and "real fighting"?

I'm going to assume you want martial art or combat sports optimised for MMA.
I'll say muay thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu are the most effective, followed by boxing and wrestling.

For the technical answers on strength v.s weight, speed, and power, I'd ask /ana/, they'd be more qualified to give an intelligent answer. In my experience, most of the guys here are just UFC fans of the JUST BLEED variety.

Personally I'd go for maximum explosive power. You know, lots of plyometrics, and don't worry about size or a e s t h e t i c s, try to punch way over your weight, like Bruce Lee.
Brendan Schaub - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:31:24 EST ID:QSZoFxok No.57599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think wrestling is the single most important aspect of mma, although you cant just have one aspect to your game in a 'mixed' sport.
Brendan Schaub - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:38:25 EST ID:QSZoFxok No.57600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Junior Dos Santos - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:59:30 EST ID:iNRvwfyh No.57606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If we're talking MMA, then there is no clear "power" discipline, you pretty much have to be competent in all aspect. I'd say the most important would be Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and some form of striking (Boxing, Kickboxing, Muai Thai etc.)

But like I said, if you wanted to actually fight and be competitive, it's a whole mixture of everything
CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:09:30 EST ID:vrEWpBpo No.57609 Ignore Report Quick Reply

MMAAA is established by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:40:53 EST ID:63XJlHL/ No.57602 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you guys think about this. Personally I think it's a step in the right direction but I do question Bjorn Rebney leading it considering his reputation when he was running Bellator.
Mike Russow - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:55:04 EST ID:+0hUwJFV No.57603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bjorn Rebney bugs me but Tim "I kill women and children and PTSD is for pussies lol" Kennedy being one of the founders really concerns me

also i find it absolutely hillarious that an authoritarian right-wing dick head such as Kennedy is pro-union when it directly benefits him
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:17:10 EST ID:63XJlHL/ No.57608 Report Quick Reply
Not to mention Rebney doesn't have a great track record with dealing with fighters and all the contract disputes he got into when he ran Bellator like with Eddie Alvarez.
Nate Quarry - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:18:25 EST ID:TDNUUtFF No.57673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How do I into MMA by Jose Aldo - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:13:18 EST ID:Io74PdUa No.57604 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Guys, I wanna get into MMA. What's a good starting point? I heard UFC has weekly shows on saturdays but I cringe when I hear they're over 6 hours long

Suzuki is related enough I guess
Junior Dos Santos - Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:39:51 EST ID:iNRvwfyh No.57605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If money is not an issue, UFC Fight Pas is a great way to not only catch up on any UFC and start from there, you also get old PRIDE fights, GLORY events and a whole bunch more content.

As for the lengths of the shows, they can be pretty long. A good rule of thumb is to not miss the main cards That's where the best fighters are gonna be and you'll get more competitive fights and ususally only last about 3-4 hours, but if your trying to learn the ins-and-outs of MMA, I recommend watching as much fights as possible to understand concepts and positions.

Watching on the tube helps as well. You don't have to sit through boring promos or commercials and it makes it go by a lot quicker when you're chatting with your bros. Hope I could be of some assistence today :)

He did it by CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:17:12 EST ID:vrEWpBpo No.57576 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I told Conor to hold titles in two different weight divisions at the same time...he actually did it, the absolute madman!
Don Frye - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:24:31 EST ID:tD80FHVn No.57577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wonder if dana would allow a different fighter to keep two belts under different circumstances. there are pros and cons to it & boxers hold titles at multiple weights pretty often.
CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:18:54 EST ID:vrEWpBpo No.57578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Boxing has a ton of different weight classes though. Floyd Mayweather fought across five different weight classes, but there was only a 24 pound difference from the lightest to the heaviest class he fought in. There's a 25 pound difference from featherweight to welterweight in the UFC, and it doesn't help that MMA has a much larger emphasis on weight cutting than any other sport (even wrestling, since wrestling has instituted mandatory weight cutting limits). There are also multiple organizations with their own sets of titles for weight classes, while UFC only has one for each class.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:32:01 EST ID:L1mTuM/D No.57579 Ignore Report Quick Reply

He likely would if they drew like Conor does.
Rampage Jackson - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:18:15 EST ID:AC1VIXV5 No.57587 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think conor being the draw that he is precisely the reason why dana doesn't want him to hold two belts.

going from one weight division to another takes time. you want your top draw out there as many times as possible.
champions probably fight more than non champions. you don't want to over expose your top draw, or have them get hurt sooner because they are constantly cutting & facing top competition from two weight classes.

If anything, putting a less exciting guy like mighty mouse in this position might actually get guys to buy his fights...

"mah boy!" thread by Bruce Leroy - Mon, 09 May 2016 01:17:00 EST ID:b/JS5SQc No.57058 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Who are your MMA "boys"? Those MMA fighters that aren't particulary popular or well known but you look forward to watching? The names you're looking out for on the prelim cards?

No major championships
No main event fights on major promotion's cards (UFC, Bellator, Pride)
Exceptions for the above rules can be made, for example if they were a late replacement who wouldn't be put in that position normally or the opponent is obviously the sole draw. (e.g. Joe Soto when he stepped in for Barao to fight Dillashaw).
Women can also be a "boy", but refer to them as your "girl"

Mine are Ulka Sasaki (his first fight seriously impressed me and I liked his attitude for a Japanese fighter, I also want more Japanese fighters in UFC), Michael Chiesa (although he's rapidly getting too good to be a boy, exciting fighter and great attitude), Alex Caceres (very memorable on the Ultimate fighter, I'm all for Bruce Lee fanboys actually fighting and you don't know what you expect from him) and Ryan Hall (heel hooks! I like BJJ and seeing this relatively regular looking, laid back guy beat dudes who look like they're 2 weight classes above him. His fight with Artem "nice and flowey Artem!" Lobov was legit hilarious and memorable for me).
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Gegard Mousasi - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:45:00 EST ID:HByExFAc No.57465 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I've been high on some Adriano Martins
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:03:25 EST ID:ZLgme8j4 No.57516 Report Quick Reply
I'd have to go with Alex Caceres
Daniel Cormier - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:30:08 EST ID:/OzwZj0T No.57549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kinda popular but I love Joe lauzon.

The roster has changed so much I don't even know anymore..
Volk Han - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 05:40:28 EST ID:h2biMHf0 No.57556 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Joe Lauzon is everybody's boy... Dan on the other hand not so much.
Matt Lindland - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:42:22 EST ID:TpbYWicG No.57575 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just found out Ryan Hall is finally getting his 2nd fight in December, after Artem has had his 14th fight or whatever next weekend against Ishihara.
If you're an aspiring MMA fighter, don't worry about minor things like "winning fights", just suck on the tit of the most popular fighter in the company.

BIG BUYRATE PHIL by George Sotiropoulos - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:50:55 EST ID:3vS8Eeo5 No.57508 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Stay mad WWE & UFC
TY based buyrates god Phil
Bart Palazewski - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:30:58 EST ID:yBhYPfef No.57510 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sweet sweet fedora $$$, all of this for 1 second of actual fight ahaha.
Tyson Griffin - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:52:44 EST ID:3vS8Eeo5 No.57550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You say that like it's a bad thing.
Brother got paid 100x more than the guy who won the fight.
You can be a mark for the result or be a realist and look at the numbers.
Kurt Pellegrino - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:50:20 EST ID:bIEycoID No.57551 Ignore Report Quick Reply

you came back after more then a month to bump this shit tier troll thread?

Everyone knew this would bring in hopeless wrestling virgins and probably increase sales because they are picking up a big audience of autism kids who want to see their favorite fake fighter try out in a real life fight.

He got beat in seconds and they tuned out, do you think it isnt some sort of unique event? it won't be repeated he will not fight in the UFC again, and even if he did he wouldn't draw as much because the hopeless wrestling virgins have already come to the conclusion that the sport is fake and people like punk who want to fight in the real leagues will just be destroyed by young kids.

Mike Swick - Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:54:40 EST ID:f8XmcEPM No.57552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's right you know
Bibiano Fernandes - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:54:40 EST ID:7f4b1SE4 No.57574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>real fight

Big Country beats Bigfoot, kicks Big John. by Brian Stann - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:46:07 EST ID:rw5OCc2m No.57523 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Lol hobo fight.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:43:24 EST ID:Gt39yFNy No.57533 Report Quick Reply
Bad idea by Roy to get physical with an official like that. Dana is pretty pissed about what happened and it should be interesting to see how the Superior Justice Court of MMA handles his punishment.
Carlos Newton - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:06:19 EST ID:E19E1VSU No.57545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nothing will come of it if he was new and a no name they would immediately terminate his contract but he's not.
Daniel Cormier - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:28:46 EST ID:/OzwZj0T No.57548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What was that?
Ovince St. Preux - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:52:00 EST ID:R3xkZNUF No.57573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What was what?

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