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Bork Lesnar by Lee Murray - Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:12:19 EST ID:JMS1tzeY No.54888 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Should he return after his WWE Run?
Also, will this thread get locked because Brock isn't in MMA currently?
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Evan Dunham - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:39:26 EST ID:d7O9Ea0l No.57373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there is something wrong with lesnar's mind. if i was him i would be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the worldfor decades. he is a monster who can't seem to actually win a fight.
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Mach Sakurai - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:23:43 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57373

Can't really excel at combat sports no matter how strong you are if you hate getting hit in the face.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:46:57 EST ID:M8wx4InX No.57375 Report Quick Reply
> A WWE spokesperson has confirmed to TMZ that WWE will not discipline Brock Lesnar whatsoever for failing two different drug tests prior to his UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt.

> According to TMZ, the spokesperson stated that "only full-time WWE performers are subject to the organization's wellness policy, which prohibits PEDs ... but since Brock isn't a full-time performer, he's essentially exempt."

> Lesnar tested positive for Clomiphene in both failures, which is an estrogen blocker meant to increase testosterone.

> According to the spokesperson, WWE is not a regulated athletic competition, and that because Brock does not work a full time schedule he is exempt from these rules. A source noted to TMZ that the rules are only in place to keep full-time performers healthy.

Yeah WWE won't do anything about it. Can't lose one of their top draws.
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George Sotiropoulos - Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:59:50 EST ID:jewaE/BA No.57383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And now in the midst of the UFC / USADA not talking to him, they tested him at his home ayyy lmao

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIlcJzOhsNI/?taken-by=markhuntfighter
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Carlos Newton - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:09:25 EST ID:Evw1a9mD No.57452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
From F4Wonline:

>Then on Tuesday morning, Lesnar got word that he's been issued a temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission as a result of his multiple drug failures following UFC 200. It's the first step in a process that will eventually lead to a formal hearing where Lesnar could face a two-year suspension under USADA guidelines.

>MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti first reported the news.


lol by Tyron Woodley - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:34:23 EST ID:katM2LOn No.57423 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://twitter.com/davemeltzerWON/status/767218190078185473
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Martin Kampmann - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:00:29 EST ID:uBZsbIMN No.57445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57440
Round 2 was a clear draw, McGregor got gassed mid way through and Diaz was getting a lot of punches in. Round 4 was close but I still scored it 10/8 Diaz.
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Tito Ortiz - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:40:21 EST ID:ZPdMOj84 No.57446 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57441
Actual retard.
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Maximo Blanco - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:42:31 EST ID:k7RGfdtH No.57447 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Between the leg kicks and careful punches Nate was getting clowned on early. If Conor's stamina didn't falter by round 3 and almost cost him the fight he might actually have finished Nate eventually, hardheaded as he is.
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Mark Coleman - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:22:33 EST ID:MFeo6uOu No.57448 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57447

nates gameplan was to let connor gas him self out in the first few rounds, it worked and if he would have gotten proper care on his cuts in round 4 he wouldn't have been blinded most of the round by his bleeding, the blood was pouring into his eyes before he even got hit in the 4th and if he would of dominated that round like the other 2 they wouldnt have been able to even hand out that bs decision, the only reason they got away with it was because it was close but not close enough to make connor the winner.
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Joe Son - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:35:33 EST ID:ZPdMOj84 No.57449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57448
Hard to say. I think Nate thought he had it won in the 3rd, but Conor actually weathered the storm of offense and ended up getting a second wind in the 4th.

I don't think anyone can say either man isn't tough as fuck after that fight, however, both of them refused to go down.


Connor's fight by Thiago Alves - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:00:25 EST ID:W69iFaLl No.57431 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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stream by Damacio Page - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:19:34 EST ID:s412rlya No.57418 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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any streams for diaz mcgregor 2 tonight?
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Riki Fukuda - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:25:22 EST ID:rCPh1CxK No.57419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57418
taima.tv just crashed or soemthing.
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Damacio Page - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:27:13 EST ID:s412rlya No.57420 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57419

yeah hopefully she comes back up
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Mark Coleman - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:29:29 EST ID:MFeo6uOu No.57421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57419

Thats what chiggy gets for banning me
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Rafael Cavalcante - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:35:27 EST ID:rzZ5bNJu No.57422 Ignore Report Quick Reply
god you're a fucking idiot


UFC Fight Pass by Keith Hackney - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:12:42 EST ID:jYJ6ONyj No.57394 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the content like?

Worth it?

I'm hoping they have their really old events uploaded.
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:04:28 EST ID:8gevlVHo No.57395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's got most of the old UFC events, I think the early Pride ones, some Strikeforce, WEC and a lot of regional stuff including Invicta and I think Pancrase as far as I remember. Then they have all those behind the scenes stuff and TUF if you're in to that, as well as EBI if you're in to grappling.

I think it's worth it at $9 a month, since that's like a meal at KFC for a month of convenient martial arts content, but obviously if you're not in to MMA then it's probably not the best thing for you. I normally spend a few hours watching the collections they put up on the weekend and then a few random fights while I'm eating. I've got a few mates that fight on one of the regional Australian promotions that is partnered with Fight Pass so it's really great that I can watch those fights for free instead of having to pay for the PPV.

Also if you're in to it, a lot of the old entrance songs are redubbed.
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:37:24 EST ID:8gevlVHo No.57396 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57395
I mean if you wanted the original entrances, they're redubbed with generic rock and rap because of copyright stuff. But it does have like Jon Jones with "I'm Coming Home" for his return at UFC 197, which I thought was a pretty big part of the event, and the smaller Australian promotion I watch on there keeps their songs too, so I'm not sure what the rules are.

Also here's a screenshot of the promotions on the page.


AND IT IS ALL OVER by Joe Stevenson - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:09:26 EST ID:5HT7/YIo No.55679 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The state of Jon Jones
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Joe Stevenson - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:30:56 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turns out the substance "Jones couldn't even pronounce" and "never heard of" was well known Estrogen blockers.

These are used to help kickstart testosterone production after coming off a cycle of juice. Now you know why he didn't want to tell anybody what it was at the press conference because immediately they would call him out as everybody knows that's juice cycle recovery shit.

I don't think there will ever be a post juice Jones he'll cheat again.
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Joe Stevenson - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:54:59 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57331
er, they're also used to prevent growing tits while juicing as your body also converts a portion of T into estriadol, and since you're heavily juicing with so much T you're also producing a lot of estriadol which has obvious unwanted side effects when you pull off your shirt at weigh in and tits flop out.

They're only found in breast cancer meds and nothing remotely resembling a "supplement" so will be interesting to see him talk/cry out of this one at the hearing. If Jones didn't fuck up so much he could be promoting his own PPV by now like Floyd did, he's such a good fighter with longevity in the sport could be selling Jon Jones cards instead of being suspended all the time. nb
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CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:31:19 EST ID:vrEWpBpo No.57365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, I know it was already reported, but it was confirmed to be estrogen blockers. Hilarious. Just to be clear though, estrogen blockers are not illegal, you can buy them off plenty of supplement sites. They're just banned by sports because there's only one reason an athlete would use them. See: >>57331 >>57332
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CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:50:28 EST ID:vrEWpBpo No.57391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Luke Thomas reported that his sources say Jones will only get suspended for one year. What's even the fucking point of the two year suspension if noone serves the full suspension except Chad Mendes?
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Carlos Newton - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 03:04:40 EST ID:MFeo6uOu No.57392 Ignore Report Quick Reply
too bad we don't get to see anymore boring ass jon jones fights


I wanna be the very best! The best there ever waaaaass!! by Matt Lindland - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:21:12 EST ID://xk2Yjr No.57338 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Alright, I'm making it official. Bear witness as I make this proclamation: I want to someday be the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. That's the goal I'm setting for myself and will work towards starting today.

I know this probably sounds ridiculous, but all my life I've never once really challenged myself. I've never once set a goal and then worked at it until I had accomplished it or failed beyond all attempts. I've never even really ever wanted anything other than to not be alone before in my life. I've never had any self esteem, but sometimes I know that I'm better than I give myself credit for, and that possibly if I just believed in myself I could actually accomplish something.

I'm not good with people, or at least, interacting with them sends me into a state of anxiety and almost OCD-like worry that lasts long after the interaction has ended. I feel stuck, limited by my neuroses, but this is something I know I can do. Or perhaps to put it more accurately, I know I can try to do.

I have a realistic picture of how this is going to go. This is going to be a war against myself with many many battles, and I'm not going to win them all, but I swear to myself that I'm going to win the war. I swore that the moment my dad told me that if I went boxing all the black guys would beat me up and that I stood no chance against any of them. He wanted me to stay at home, like he always does. I realized then that he had failed in his responsibility as a parent to instill his child with self confidence and many of the life experiences that usually build that confidence. I determined that as an adult I was going to take that responsibility back into my own hands. It's a difficult task given what little self esteem I have to work with but I think I'm up to it. I didn't for a long time, but after seeing how delusional people are on /r9k/ and elsewhere on the chans, I realized that I've been just as delusional.

I'm using this thread because I know I need peer pressure to make myself do anything. I'm going to be reporting in periodically with progress reports.
Current stats:
5'11.5''
~140lbs
Can't run a mile without having to walk
Can barely do 30 pushups and a 45 second plank
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Yoshihiro Takayama - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:28:55 EST ID:6lP2+H9o No.57355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57338
And refer to this picture.
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Karo Parisyan - Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:39:03 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Watch Firhas Zahabi vids, he instructs how to eat properly, how to get MMA strong, how to be a better BJJ student, ect https://www.youtube.com/user/tristargymcanada/videos

The key is not getting injured while training, because if you screw something up then you take weeks/months off. https://youtu.be/3HzLubT2Ync
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Jonathan Brookins - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:51:09 EST ID:9ED05DSA No.57381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This thread is pure gold, fucking A to everyone who's contributed because I've gotten a lot of good stuff from this thread.

Not OP but oddly enough I'm in a similar situation in which I'm looking to join a boxing gym in September. I work out at home so over the last few months I've been making my workouts more regular and adding in 30 mins of cardio daily. On top of that I started jogging last week and I hope to incorporate that 2-3 times per week (first jogging sesh murked my legs / lower back, but yesterday's run doesn't seem to have any lingering effects today)

My main reason for joining is because I have always wanted to learn a discipline and I feel like I need that sort of structure in my life (I'd also like to beat people up and win a title belt eventually). I'm also not the best at team sports so something individualized like this is very appealing to me.

I like the idea of practising a few different techniques to get comfortable with them, any good YouTube links I can check out??

I'll def have to look into the daily journal

Good luck and SLAYER to anyone trying to get their shit togeather
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Frank Trigg - Wed, 03 Aug 2016 02:56:47 EST ID:ei3pqQFn No.57382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57381

Kostya Tszyu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LknTfs6ESJc
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Hatsu Hioki - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:35:48 EST ID:hTbJWZOc No.57385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57382
Don Familton's Superior Boxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS1VnE7YvMc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWxRHF5A3U4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMQ9Lq__DrQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-_S0V2t_aI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_2OqxXXKxY


Paralympic MMA by Cain Velasquez - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:16:57 EST ID:u2ZOGfHZ No.57367 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is this real? How many fighters are there roughly? Are there weight divisions? Are the rules any different? Do they fight mainstream fighter?

I really wonder how the soccer mom types react to this. When you want MMA to be banned because of its sheer masculine brutality but you also want people with disabilities to be included in everything... how do you react to this??

Source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocLkk3aYlk
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Gilbert Melendez - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:49:25 EST ID:Evw1a9mD No.57368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Judo is at the paralympics. It's for blind people.
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:55:37 EST ID:zbzIWO5N No.57369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty sure they just fight in their normal divisions. There was a guy with like a stump for an arm that won a title in a smaller promotion a few years ago, a guy with down syndrome that fought an amateur fight and had a news story on him and I don't know if he's actually disabled, but there's a really short guy in I think Bellator that fought in the 135lb division.
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Steve Mazzagatti - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:54:49 EST ID:kHwRvuWa No.57372 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is the fighter with no arms or legs going to be in this?


MMA Social Media Thread by [name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:57:03 EST ID:tSGWjjLQ No.57220 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A bunch of funny stuff shows up that fighters post but aren't really worth their own thread.
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:29:38 EST ID:zbzIWO5N No.57224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Correia details online harassment: 'Guys send me videos of them masturbating' to my pictures

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/7/6/12102566/bethe-correia-claudia-gadelha-constant-online-sexual-harassment-ufc-news
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[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 02:09:43 EST ID:NpNyY7Wi No.57235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hunt seems happy
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 02:53:23 EST ID:M8wx4InX No.57237 Report Quick Reply
>>57235
Never would have thought he'd main event a major PPV especially UFC 200
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Yoshihiro Takayama - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:34:55 EST ID:6lP2+H9o No.57356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57237
...And I don't think he'll get another after all his BAWWWWW this time.
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Dennis Hallman - Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:11:40 EST ID:j1h2BwnS No.57362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57224
>doing this to the woman that literally stole Anton Chigurh's face


Umm hey guys by Robbie Lawler - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:53:32 EST ID:hs/bwrh/ No.57335 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Apparently this thread about whether WWE is booking Lesnar honestly compared to his actual UFC performance belongs on this board.

I'm not sure how many of you watch WWE, but enjoy the discussion
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CM Punk (Team Asuka) !uhdacqdci6 - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:12:12 EST ID:bpWqbZzm No.57336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What else would you expect someone to do against a dangerous man with one hit knockout power. Stand and bang? Well gee whiz, in that case, why the fuck didn't Holly Holm jump into Ronda's guard? The reason he did it was because he was trying to win the fucking fight. And that round 3 was EXTREMELY dominant, it reminded me of Hunt's fight against Stipe Miocic where the only reason it went for another round was because the ref failed to stop it. I did love how people cheered Brock's takedowns, but booed DC for doing the same thing against a man considered by many to be the best fighter ever.


UFC 200 thread by Herschel Walker - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:06:01 EST ID:b/JS5SQc No.56891 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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McGregor vs Diaz 2 is pretty much confirmed for UFC 200. How do people feel about it? Do you think McGregor will fair much better if he doesn't gas? Or will Nate on a full training camp lead to a dominating victory for him?

There's also talk of Velasquez vs Browne and Dos Anjos vs Alverez. Would a main card with those 3 fights be big enough for 200?
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Lorenzo Fertitta - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:41:19 EST ID:6bHJis10 No.57320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57317
yeah, it's also a matter of being in the right place at the right time. among other things, ufc has SO MANY shows now, they have weird title fights where maybe the person getting the shot isn't the top contender (UFC had nunes ranked as the #4 contender going into the fight, and the #3 zingano fought earlier in the night). they needed someone to face tate. right after she won the belt in march, dana said it would be rousey (who was ranked #2), and maybe in a perfect world, that fight or a holm rematch would have happened at UFC 200, but here we are...

also, regardless of the outcome, tate vs nunes would have been a perfectly cromulent undercard fight. i think it's getting some flack because it was thrust into the main event of UFC 200 by some bizarre set of circumstances.
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George Sotiropoulos - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:27:57 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57326 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got around to watching this just now. Really underwhelming overall, but there were a couple good fights. You just can't make a PPV card the GOAT just because it ends in double zeroes, oh well. Jones pissing hot really hurt the card badly because that blood feud with Cormier would have been incredible to watch. Also fucking lol @ the UFC's complete mess of a women's bantamweight division. It's like women's NCAA basketball but instead of having one alpha (UConn) destroying everyone you have a bunch of mediocre fighters playing hot potato with a belt that has absolutely no prestige. UFC really fucked up for not having a Tate-Holm rematch because their first fight was great and it would have protected the big money Tate-Rousey/Holm-Rousey rematch for December that's now completely imploded. Tate looked absolutely dreadful, too. She's learned absolutely nothing from her almost burning out last year and her incredible win against Holm.

>>57301

Exactly.
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Court McGee - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:36:57 EST ID:R6sQBghR No.57327 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57317
> Holly Holm
> No name
She was one of the best female boxers on earth. 33w-2l-3d.
The chick that fought Rhonda Rousey before Holly was a no name. But Holly was a very big deal in boxing.
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Royce Gracie - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:19:54 EST ID:6bHJis10 No.57333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57327
>But Holly was a very big deal in boxing.
being a very big deal in boxing, let alone FEMALE boxing is not a name.

go outside and ask someone who the heavyweight champ is. hell, ask them if they can name any one of the 100 champions. holly holm is more famous than all of these people because she fought ronda rousey.
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Emelienegro !2iyFNTAIpU - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:17:26 EST ID:82iXukSe No.57337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57300

This


ESPN rumor: UFC owners looking to sell the business, in advanced talks by Arm Van Dam - Tue, 10 May 2016 21:55:03 EST ID:lEcZpBZD No.57062 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The owners of the UFC are in advanced talks to sell the business, sources told ESPN.com.

>At least four bidders are believed to have submitted bids for the organization, including WME/IMG, China Media Capital, The Blackstone Group and Dalian Wanda Group. The winning bid, should things proceed, is expected to be for a valuation between $3.5 billion and $4 billion, multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN.com.

>"As a private company, we don't discuss speculation or rumors related to our business," said Dave Sholler, vice president of public relations and athlete marketing for the UFC.

>Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been representing Zuffa LLC, which bought the UFC in 2001 for only $2 million. Sources with knowledge of the numbers presented to potential investors said that Goldman Sachs had represented UFC's last full year earnings in the $200 million to $250 million range, before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. A new television rights deal, which would begin in 2019, could add an additional $250 million in annual revenue to the bottom line, investors were advised.

>Lorenzo Fertitta, who with his brother Frank owned more than 80 percent of the business at last public acknowledgment, told CNN in December that the private company grossed about $600 million in revenue last year. Besides the Fertittas, who are each worth about $1.6 billion, according to Forbes, the company has two other minority investors: UFC president Dana White and the Abu Dhabi government, which, under its Flash Entertainment arm, bought a 10 percent stake in the business for an undisclosed sum in 2010.

>The leader in the bid to buy the biggest mixed martial arts business in the world is said to be Chinese-based conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, sources said. Its chairman, Wang Jianlin, is the richest man in China, worth nearly $35 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

>The company has slowly been getting into sports. Last year, Wanda bought a 20 percent stake in soccer superpower Atletico Madrid for a reported $48 million. In March, amid the FIFA scandal, the company agreed to sign on as a FIFA partner, the highest level of sponsorship, through 2030.

>Other bidders said to be in the mix are WME/IMG, which owns media properties and represents athletes, including Rousey, the former UFC bantamweight champion. Blackstone Group is also believed to be a bidder. A senior executive at the private equity firm, David Blitzer, owns a minority stake in the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and British soccer team Crystal Palace.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:23:52 EST ID:M8wx4InX No.57322 Report Quick Reply
WME/IMG won out and Dana is staying on as President - http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/16970360/ufc-sell-4-billion-wme-img
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George Sotiropoulos - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:20:43 EST ID:JndLd2XF No.57325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57322

Interesting that Dana is staying on, and from the sound of it his stake in the company is actually going to increase once the Fertittas bow out once the acquisition is complete. When does UFC's current deal with Fox come up for renegotiation? I've got to think they're going to get serious interest from ESPN, CBS and HBO this time around after they all pussyfooted during the last bidding that Fox ran away with.
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Joe Stevenson - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:11:48 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57325
IIRC they recently signed a $100 million deal with Fox which is what drove most of the $4 billion price tag as that was guaranteed income for whoever bought the promotion.

Dana owned 9% so cashed out $360 million dollars plus got a new stake in this company, plus he's already paid something like $15-20 million per year in bonuses and CEO salary. That Emirates prince who bought in $100 million for a 10% stake way back when just cashed out $400 million, he will probably kill many goats in celebration tonight.
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Joe Stevenson - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:15:57 EST ID:lTdma492 No.57330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, Fertitta's exit strategy was pretty sound. They took on as much risk as they can whereas these new owners have insane capital and connections to survive shit like new promotions popping up since UFC already laid all the hard groundwork getting regulators to allow MMA prize fighting in their states. When Dana first started UFC was illegal in almost every US state. Now any jackass with $100 million can show up and start a promotion, steal away top UFC fighters, use existing PPV network, shill via social media to save on advertising costs ect. Good time to get out
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BJ Penn - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:17:32 EST ID:SE17IIYa No.57694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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