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    UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2

    Yoel does the pretend-to-be-tired as well as anyone. He's not done 'til he's done.
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    Cat Zingano released

    I forgot that Cat is also 37 years old, so who knows how much longer she'll want to compete.
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    Cat Zingano released

    So, I'm guessing we'll see Cyborg vs Zingano later this year or early next year in some second tier promotion. Cat has expressed interest in fighting Cyborg on numerous occasions, and she's a bigger name than most of the cans Cyborg usually crushes.
  4. Jorge need not waste his time with a can like Edwards. Edwards needs to fight another top guy or two and prove than he can finish. Don't talk about how great your standup is then dive for ankles in the first 30 seconds. Besides, you've already lost to the current champ. Back of the line. I used to not care for Masvidal but he's really grown on me in recent years. He took his loss to Maia without complaint and kept soldiering on. He's dropped some fights, but many of them were razor thin split decisions that could've gone either way (Bendo, Larkin, Iaquinta). He just melted a former (and recent) title challenger and knocked the face off a guy who probably would've been given a title shot with another win. Jorge needs to fight for the belt.
  5. I know everyone's perception is colored by the recency effect, but I didn't think the fight was that bad all things considered. It wasn't a barn burner by any stretch of the imagination, but we've seen worse in the recent past. Did we forget the awful fight that was Woodley vs Maia? That was worse than this one. Holly Holm vs Bethe Correria was a horrendous fight where even the ref started admonishing both girls for not fighting. It's remembered primarily for the highlight reel headkick KO at the end, but before that it was simply atrocious. Black Beast vs Ngannou? It's amazing how quickly we've forgotten that one and how bad it was. Perhaps its because they're two likeable fighters that just had a really off night and put on a terrible show.
  6. Wow, you weren't kidding about those elbows to the back of the head. Those were blatant and not a word from the ref.
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    Welterweight Matchmaker

    Colvington gets the shot against Usman. Jorge Masvidal gets a marquee fight w/PPV shares against the returning McGoober. Whether you like Conor or not, the money his fights bring is undeniable. Jorge deserves a slice of that pie so he can secure his family's financial future. Don't care about the rest. I'd watch any of the matchups between Chunderboy/TWood/RDA/Askren/Till/Pennis/Leroy Edwards.
  8. I agree with your point about Michelle Waterson. We also have to remember that this is WMEIMASDFGHJKL era UFC, so Waterson's looks and marketability play a huge role in it too. That said, she easily has a case for a title shot with wins over Courtney Casey, Felice Herrig, and Karolina Kowalpolishname. Add in a victory over Joanna Not-Champion and she's in. Dana has a bone for her, so I think he'll give her plenty of time to heal that neck injury she sustained. It wouldn't surprise me if she gets the winner of the strawweight title fight that will follow whatever happens between Andrade and Wangdangchang.
  9. Huh. Tapped from a triangle in the first few minutes of the fight. Huh.
  10. At the same time, I'm actually glad for her and the other opportunities she'll have elsewhere. It's a bummer about the Nunes rematch not happening, but I think there are interesting fights for her at Bellator and PFL. It would be awesome if she actually did a deal with both of those companies that allowed her to take fights in either one.
  11. 100% This scenario is perfect for testing the true mettle of an MMA fan. If you believe Dana's blatant lies on this one, your ability to think rationally should be called into question.
  12. The rumor is that he's trouble if he's not in camp preparing for a fight. When he stops fighting for good, expect to hear another news story about BJ Penn getting himself into an unfortunate legal situation. Honestly I hope that's all BS, but right now it doesn't appear to be. Of course they could sign him in Bellator or ONEFC (as Bezerker101 said) and just feed him cans. I almost (almost) wish Chuck Liddell would come back for one more fight, only to be given a complete CM Punk - level can, just so he can get a win.
  13. Spot on. I really don't know why so many people believe Dana White. He's a promoter, doing what promoters do. He has a proven track record of lying to fighters and to the public, then never being called out on it since news in the MMA world develops and subsequently fades so quickly. When he does get confronted with his BS, he either doubles down, lashes out, or uses the old "you don't have the whole story" excuse. You'd think that a man who routinely denies things that are proven true soon after would no longer be viewed as a reliable source for much of anything... but I guess that's not how it works. Honestly, DW is just doing what he does. It's less of a knock on him and more of a desire for others to see him simply as a known quantity. Cyborg isn't the type who is afraid to fight anyone, and she just wants a fair deal. She's in her mid 30s and likely won't be fighting for that much longer, so she needs to set herself up for the future. Also, they could easily close up shop on 145, since Bellator would most likely sign the few they have. If not, there's the option of PFL (as others have mentioned), Rizin, or the promotion of last resort, Invicta.
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    UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar

    I'd thrown one in Felicia Spencer. Of course I don't believe there's a single female fighter that I wouldn't, including Gabi Garcia.
  15. I love how this ridiculous swear filter asterisks over ¢0cktail like it's some sort of profanity. Anyway, this belongs in the "Jon Jones did things" thread. Of course he did something like this. Of course.
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    I think we all have to agree that

    He did look very good last night against over-the-hill, **** 'stache RDA. Here's his record: Rafael dos Anjos - UD Gunnar Nelson - Questionable split decision Donald Cerrone - UD Peter Sobotta -TKO Bryan Barberena - UD Vicente Luque - UD Albert Tumenov - SUB Dominic Waters - UD Kamaru Usman - LOSS (UD) Okay, so he's racked up 8 wins in a row. You could make a case for a title shot, but I don't think they should give it to him first. He talked about how he's this great striking specialist, yet tries to hump RDA in the first round. Put him against a 100% pure humper - Ben Askren. I don't care that he just got his face melted by Masvidal. If he can beat a wrassler like Askren, then he can get his Usman rematch. Jorge deserves the next title shot.
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    Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega in Mexico City (Unconfirmed)

    I'll be captain for Claudia Gadhela's Titty City if no one else wants it.
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    Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega in Mexico City (Unconfirmed)

    I'm in. That weed smoking juicehead seems to find a way to win more often than not.
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    Herb Dean lol is the New M yamasaki

    I'll always love Rosenthal for doing the right thing in the Carwin/Brock fight. I can't hate.
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    RIP Ben Askren's brain, career and bandwagon

    I agree. I also think Dana has softened a bit on Askren now that he's learned that even with the UFC and his years of trash talking, Askren is still a company man. He'll take any fight and doesn't play games behind the scenes (thanks for the info Chael). Since he slurps the corporate hog as well as anyone, Dana just can't muster the same hatred that he once did for the guy.
  21. This card was such a hit that the discussion thread didn't even make four full pages... and only about 2.5 of those were actually about the fights (a generous estimate). De Random is really a draw I guess.