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"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?

Rules:
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
>>57058

I've been high on some Adriano Martins
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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
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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..
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Volk Han - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 05:40:28 EST ID:h2biMHf0 No.57556 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57549
Joe Lauzon is everybody's boy... Dan on the other hand not so much.
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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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http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattconnolly/2016/09/13/reports-cm-punk-more-than-doubled-ufc-203s-pay-per-view-revenue-drawing-power-among-mma-elite/#5160c8993921

Stay mad WWE & UFC
TY based buyrates god Phil
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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.
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Tyson Griffin - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:52:44 EST ID:3vS8Eeo5 No.57550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57510
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.
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Kurt Pellegrino - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:50:20 EST ID:bIEycoID No.57551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57550

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.

nb
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Mike Swick - Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:54:40 EST ID:f8XmcEPM No.57552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57551
He's right you know
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Bibiano Fernandes - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:54:40 EST ID:7f4b1SE4 No.57574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57551
>UFC
>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.
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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.
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Carlos Newton - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:06:19 EST ID:E19E1VSU No.57545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57533
Nothing will come of it if he was new and a no name they would immediately terminate his contract but he's not.
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Daniel Cormier - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:28:46 EST ID:/OzwZj0T No.57548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57545
What was that?
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Ovince St. Preux - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:52:00 EST ID:R3xkZNUF No.57573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57548
What was what?


UFC 205 press conference by Nate Marquardt - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:34:32 EST ID:3iuDpjL4 No.57528 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Conor's biggest talking point is "eddie took this fight on his last contract".
Eddie at least is trash talking Conor's skills, but it's kinda weak...

Both guys need to take lessons from Chael.
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Donald Cerrone - Sat, 12 Nov 2016 23:29:10 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57564

Heh, now that's pretty funny. Thanks for the context.
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Dong Hyun Kim - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:55:15 EST ID:xMPK5qCx No.57569 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>When Wonderboy was beaten to death and put in the guillotine, but instead of tapping he started throwing punches
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Charles Oliveira - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:28:04 EST ID:3GsGELrB No.57570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It lasted all of five seconds before he went right back to defending as usual, but those hands behind the back were a total heel move.

Reach was way too much for Eddie.
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Donald Cerrone - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:31:43 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57571 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd be shocked if McGregor-Diaz III for the Lightweight Title wasn't next.
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Dong Hyun Kim - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:37:09 EST ID:xMPK5qCx No.57572 Ignore Report Quick Reply
CONORRRRRRRRR


Dangitty dangitty dang! by TeflonBilly - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:41:18 EST ID:HskwHdHl No.57560 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I bet a few of you remember the classic Bas Rutten Street Defense videos.

Well, here's a little remix for you from El Guapo

https://soundcloud.com/user-845088725/el-guapo-extended-cut-by-mr-canada
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TeflonBilly - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:43:32 EST ID:HskwHdHl No.57561 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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And if you for some reason missed out, here's Bas imparting wisdom I would never try myself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mosX7L25HV8
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Renzo Gracie - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:32:01 EST ID:2XQRlixO No.57562 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dance mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNfYDKST95Y

And I should add that El Guapo does make music of his own...

I Wanna Chill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0BmfV9LHqM

El Guapo Likes To Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NaZTBaGV6w


Well, how would you beat it? by Maximo Blanco - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:46:10 EST ID:k9DNeuIE No.57553 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Volk Han - Sat, 05 Nov 2016 05:38:32 EST ID:h2biMHf0 No.57555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57553
Make use of that gi and throw the fucker.


You cowards don't even smoke by Unrivaled - Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:57:02 EST ID:XIgOjgak No.57554 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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-The Lion


Starting MMA by Brian Ebersole - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:14:21 EST ID:zsBN/Lil No.57518 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been watching for 2 years now, there is a gym 1 and a half hours away by bus so I thought I would at least check it out.

Going there next Wednesday, they have a 10th planet and bang muay thai under their gym name and I was wondering how I should go in there and what is important to ask.

I have considered asking: What classes when, should I buy a rash guard for BJJ (at the beginning) and, of course, how much each class costs.

Going to task this somewhat seriously, so I want to show them that and other than training as hard as I can, what can I do so that I don't end up sparring 40 year old married men, what I mean is, I don't want to end up in classes where it is not serious.

Also looking for local boxing gym just to hone in on fundamentals a few weeks after MMA, sounds good or should I ditch the boxing style of striking and go with MMA style of punching?
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Antoni Hardonk - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:41:27 EST ID:wAJK7Kco No.57519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57518
boxing is good for more than just punching technique. it helps with hand speed, footwork, discipline and defense. if you can afford it (money and timewise), i'd say go for it. but first make sure they are training you to fight and not training you for fitness.
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Rani Yahya - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:33:23 EST ID:PuEqyl5k No.57538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57518
I pay 200$ for muay thai and bjj with mma
You will gradually progress into classes, don't think about it. Always remain humble and you will learn faster. Just tell them you wish to be a fighter, they will train you differently and put more effort into you. As for the striking style I cannot answer for sure as mma striking is constantly evolving and we don't really know what is best.
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Riki Fukuda - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:04:16 EST ID:PuEqyl5k No.57539 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57538
I just started training again recently and I have found success with my unorthodox point style dutch muay thai where I keep it on the outside with a erratic striking pace. I often counter strike but love to surprise my partner with a very unexpected technical blitz. It depends on your body style though, one size does not fit all. I'm not saying I'm good or anything, I need a lot of work, especially in the pocket-I would be in trouble in close quarters street fight.


evolution of mma by Rani Yahya - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:14:14 EST ID:PuEqyl5k No.57536 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So it seems mma is evolving currently in the striking department, mainly karate point style fighting(staying on the outside, out of your reach but then covering that distance that people don't expect then out of range after the strike) and tae kwon do kicks. Fighters such as stephen thompson, michael page, sage northcut, GSP have all found success in their point style striking. Is this because it is superior or so unorthodox that fighters don't know how to deal with it? What about the tae kwon do kicks we are now seeing popularized today?
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Eddie Sanchez - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:02:46 EST ID:3iuDpjL4 No.57537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57536
there is unorthodox striking, but a lot of these guys aren't doing it. Machida came with strikes from unorthodox angles and it was very hard to find a sparring partner who could recreate his style. That's part of the reason he was so successful. GSP is similar in that he is so fast, you can't really prepare for it. As these guys get older, they slow down which makes it easier to defend.

there is also the UFC bias where they want to put exciting fights on TV and they think knocks outs are most exciting. are guys adapting to that? i think that's an interesting question. in what other world does Fabricio Werdum open a round with a flying side kick? it got people talking...

There are plenty of successful guys in MMA that don't fight like this though.


Tournament by Frank Trigg - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:51:41 EST ID:ViZ12oWu No.57525 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone in Kentucky?


AXS TV announces new deal with LFA & cancels Inside MMA by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:13:22 EST ID:ZLgme8j4 No.57517 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Today, AXS TV and the Legacy Fighting Alliance announced an exclusive long term broadcasting agreement. The multi-year pact will see AXS TV FIGHTS broadcast 30 LFA events in 2017. The newly formed LFA is the result of a merger of Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance, both of which rose to national prominence on AXS TV. The promotions have combined to place over 100 fighters in the UFC and Bellator. The merger and new broadcast agreement have now set the stage for the LFA and AXS TV FIGHTS to expand on their reputations as the proving ground for the next generation of MMA stars.

>Based on the strength of talent within the combined organization and LFA’s 30 fight schedule, AXS TV FIGHTS will expand its 2017 lineup to 45 LIVE events (more than ever before), extend its LIVE broadcast window to three hours, and kick off its Friday night broadcasts an hour earlier at 9/8c. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich will be joined by veteran reporter Ron Kruck to form combat sports BEST broadcast team.

>“AXS TV is proud to broadcast the LFA to help create MMA’s premiere developmental league” said Mark Cuban, founder and CEO of AXS TV. “AXS TV FIGHTS’ expanded 2017 lineup builds on AXS TV’s thirteen year, 336 fight legacy as ‘your home for MMA’ with more live mixed martial arts and kickboxing than any other network”

>To accomodate its increased commitment to LIVE MMA events, AXS TV concurrently announced that INSIDE MMA will conclude its historic run on September 30, 2016 when it broadcast its 433rd and final episode. Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten, and Ron Kruck will be joined by original host Kenny Rice in a special episode celebrating the shows tenure as MMA’s longest running television news series.

>The pioneering program debuted on September 14, 2007 as the first and only television show devoted to the burgeoning sport of MMA. In the ten seasons that followed, the series documented the meteoric rise of MMA from a fringe sport fighting for mainstream acceptance to it becoming the fastest growing sport in the world.

>“Inside MMA blazed the trail for the mainstream media’s acceptance of MMA,” said Cuban. “Bas, Kenny, and Ron were there fr…
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Freddie's Modern Bathroom Kung Fu by Duane Ludwig - Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:51:23 EST ID:74gvvT6J No.57511 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So every time I look on Youtube for martial arts stuff I keep seeing this one guy who seems to shoot all his videos naked from in his bathroom. And he must have a lot of videos because he shows up in the results no matter what I type in, and it's all 20 minute + talking head stuff.
Does he actually do kung fu, or does he just sit on the john and opinion?
What do his parents think he's doing in there?


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