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    Traffic Jam At The Top

    The Bantamweight division has arguably never been better and more competitive than it is right now. With a host of names vying for the next title shot at Henry Cejudo I thought it would be interesting to see who you guys think is next for him. (Now that would have likely been quite obvious for me Sterling having the best current case for a title shot) but with White saying he wants to see Cejudo defend his Flyweight belt first and White said that “Right now, we have some things playing out at 135 pounds,” so I don't think who's next in line at Bantamweight is anywhere near set in stone yet. The Number One Contender's: Aljamain Sterling & Marlon Moraes Sterling feels like a pretty simple one to have up here. Now you might be thinking its odd to have Moraes still marked down as a number one contender he just lost his first crack at the title badly in a fight where it looked like he broke and honestly I wasn't initially going to put him so high but lets not forget he won 3 fights in the 1st round before this and if he can get just one win like that again he's right back in the mix. The New Kids On The Block: Cory Sandhagen & Petr Yan Both Cory & Petr have been with the UFC for a few years now but I don't think there's any question that it was really only in 2019 that these guys have made their marks on the division. With Yan having beaten Dodson & Rivera in 2019 and Sandhagen having beat Bautista, Lineker and Assuncao in 2019. Both guys have catapulted themselves in to the upper echelon of the top 15 and are probably 1 win each from a title shot. The New Additions: Frankie Edgar & Jose Aldo Feel like these two need the least introduction despite being newest to the division. Despite the fact that both guys coming off a loss both are such giant names that they will likely be set up against top 3 or 4 opponent once their first fights at Bantamweight are announced. While if Jose can even make Bantamweight is a mystery its great to see Frankie competing in what seems like his natural weight class finally. The Big Names: Uriah Faber, Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt Despite inactivity, a high position in the rankings or just a straight up injury these are the guys who while I would say probably won't see fight for the title next they are really only a win away from being back in the conversation. The Rest Of The Pack: Raphael Assuncao, Pedro Munhoz, Cody Stamann & Yadong Song Assuncao is coming off back to back losses for the first time in 9 years maybe that's a sign that his time as the divisional gatekeeper is coming to an end, Munhoz lost all of that hype he had after the Cody fight losing to Sterling crazy to think if he won that fight he could have been fighting for the title next. Stamann & Song both seem like they have the potential to replicate what Yan & Sandhagen did and move in to that upper echelon of the top 15. OR Mini Bantamweight Tournament With a lot of guys very close to a title shot and apparently a but of a wait till the next one it would be cool to see the UFC take a page out of Bellator's book and put together a mini tournament to decide the next guy in line for a crack at the belt. For example you could do Sandhagen vs. Moraes, Sterling vs. Aldo, Edgar vs. Yan and Faber vs. Assuncao.
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    UFC 241: The Card Of WCC

    13 fighters have broken the weight recommendation guidelines provided by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) at UFC 241. CSAC helps regulate extreme weight-cutting for MMA fights in California. For health and safety, the commission advises fighters not to rapidly cut and regain more than 10% body weight between weigh-ins and fight night. The CSAC provided a break down of weight increases for Saturday’s UFC 241 pay-per-view event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Fighters such as Paolo Costa and Yoel Romero smashed the recommended weight gain. See the full list below *Percentages that exceed 10%. More than half of the fighters broke the 10% recommendation. Manny Bermudez leads the pack with a significant 17.7% weight increase between weigh-ins and fight night. Stipe Miocic maintained the closest weight, with only a 1.1% increase. CSAC executive director Andy Foster says Manny Bermudez will have to move up to featherweight for future bouts under CSAC jurisdiction. The consequence for the other 12 fighters is unknown. Foster and the commission intend on tightening regulation for this rule and cancelling MMA bouts if participants exceed a 10% weight increase.
  3. https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/dana-white-henry-cejudo-could-be-stripped-of-flyweight-title/?fbclid=IwAR1eAh-73OydcaiUAX4QofUP85TM7uHvlsiWAbLVlhgrUb98XFTHeT3q5Zo Over the last few months, UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has hinted at bantamweight showdowns with stars like Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Urijah Faber, Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt. He has not, however, made any mention of plans to defend his UFC flyweight title. Perhaps he’s not that division’s savior after all. From the sounds of it, UFC President Dana White is getting a little fed up with the way Cejudo is tying up the flyweight division. He’s hoping to see Cejudo drop back down to the 125-pound weight class to defend the title against Joseph Benavidez. And if ‘Triple C’ isn’t willing to do that, it sounds like he could be stripped of his flyweight belt. “Right now, we have some things playing out at 135 pounds,” White told MMA Junkie. “What we’d like to see Cejudo do is defend his title against Benavidez. Benavidez is ready. It’s the right thing to do. If he can’t, then he needs to give up one of the belts.” Joseph Benavidez, to remind, is the last man to defeat Henry Cejudo, having bested the current flyweight champ with a hard-fought split decision in 2016. In White’s eyes, Benavidez’s previous win over Triple C adds some zest to a potential flyweight title rematch. A Cejudo flyweight title defense also gives the complicated bantamweight contendership situation some time to sort itself out. The top-end of the division is currently quite crowded, as Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan have both seemingly earned title shots, while Urijah Faber, Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo all figure to be in the conversation too. “We’re playing some things out to see who’s going to be the next challenger at ’35,” White said. “Benavidez is ready to go. He deserves it, and he’s got a win over Cejudo.” Do you think Henry Cejudo should be stripped of the flyweight title if he doesn’t defend it against Joseph Benavidez soon?
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

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    SN43's Movie Discussion Thread!

    I know it's likely meant to have just been a figment of his imagination or something like that but always sort of wondered what happened to the bald guy who he thought was the villain.
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    Politics thread

    Just seeing all the videos from the protests in Portland at the weekend now, jesus the cringe is strong.
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    When you trying to look gangster on a budget🤣
  8. Two New Spider-Man Films with Tom Holland Reportedly Being Developed Spider-Man was one of the biggest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it seems that status has been flung into total uncertainty. A new report from Deadline is saying Sony Pictures is splitting up with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige, and that is not all. It turns out there are some more movies in the works for Tom Holland. According to this new report, sources told Deadline "there are two more Spider-Man films in the works" at the moment. There are no details on what the films may be about or who is taking lead on their creative side. However, the report does say director Jon Watts would be overseeing the films with Holland starring. This news would come as a welcome bit of information to fans if it weren't for the last addition. As the report says, Feige likely will not be the lead creative producer of either movie unless "something dramatic happens" between the companies. As for the larger report, Deadline writes that a Disney-Sony stand-off is to blame for the Spider-Man issue. Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige is said to be removed from any further Spider-Man movies because the companies failed to figure out amicable co-financing terms. The dispute reportedly began several months ago with top executives, and Sony decides to "essentially" nix Feige and Marvel Studios from the equation. So far, there is no word on what this means for Spider-Man and his canon status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans are hoping a deal will come through for the beloved superhero, but it looks like things aren't going so well for Queen's friendliest neighbor spider.
  9. As it was brought to my attention that I was likely annoying a lot of people off in the movie and tv threads constantly filling them up with Superhero news. So I have created a place for a all things superhero. And will kick it off with the brand new Iron Fist trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7nfhrTlmIY And if that's not enough we have full cast full Marvel's latest tv project The Runaways. An interesting concept a group of teens with unique talents learn their parents are supervillains and collectively decide to do something about it. Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends. Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru–tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to. Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires. Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings. Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s. Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.
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    What's Next For The Winners & Losers Of UFC 241

    Yeah I think you might be right but now that he’s ranked so high I’m not really sure who else you can pair him with as I doubt Sterling will want to take it he’s looking for a title shot, Yan’s calling out Edgar, would feel weird to give him Munhoz since he’s coming off a loss and Cory just beat somebody ranked above him and Cody and Cruz are both out.
  11. Well after another big UFC PPV done its time for another What's Next for the winner's and losers! Winner's Stipe Miocic Well Stipe proved he has an incredible amount of toughness, self belief and determination to reclaim his title as the baddest man on the planet. Especially after how the first 3 rounds of the fight went, I think you could make an argument for the third but other than that Stipe had lost every round so far. So to rally in the fourth and finish DC was something incredible to see live. Option 1: Personally I think it would be criminal if we don't get to see a rubber match now between the two as both fights have been very different but both have been super competitive and exciting for the fans. The trilogy itself would also elevate Stipe as he's never really got his due and this is the first real rivialry he's had that people care about. Option 2: Got to be the Ngannou rematch if DC wants to retire I don't see how you could give the title shot to anyone else no matter how the first fight went. Next Opponent Option 1: Daniel Cormier Next Opponent Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou II Nate Diaz Well after over three years out of the game Nate managed to comeback and look like he had been gone less than a few months. He controlled the fight from start to finish and now has positioned himself where there are plenty of exciting fights open to him, however Nate seems to have already chosen Jorge Masvidal as his next opponent. As Jorge was looking for a big payday or title shot I reckon he accepts this fight and they make it happen. Next Opponent: Jorge Masvidal Paulo Costa Well Costa passes his first real test to judge if he was just another powerful striker or a real world class Middleweight. It was a very close fight between him an Yoel but Costa didn't need to blow him out the water just get the decision. He's now the only man other than Whittaker in the UFC who has managed to hand Yoel a loss in the octagon. There will definitely be questions on how Costa will look in the championship rounds as that was the first time he even went the full 15 minutes but that's an issue that might not even come in to play. Next Opponent: Title Shot Against Whittaker vs. Adesanya Winner Sodiq Yusuff That last fight marks Sodiq third straight win in the UFC in less that 12 months and by far his most impressive. After a dominant win like that Yusuff has earned a crack at someone in the top 15, the only problem for him is that guys from 14th to 10th are all coming off a win so the likelihood of them wanting to take a fight against an unranked guy is pretty low. The only one currently on a loss in the that last third of the top 15 is Mirsad Bektic. Next Opponent: Mirsad Bektic Derek Brunson Brunson picked up a massive win against Heinisch proving he is still a top tier fighter. Unfortunately for Brunson now on a 2 fight win streak he will likely have to do a bit more to get noticed. Dana confirmed Costa will be next in line for a title shot, meaning the title picture at MW is sort of set for the next 6 months. The seemingly best way for Brunson to insert himself in to this conversation would be facing the winner of the upcoming Hermansson vs. Cannonier. Next Opponent: Hermansson vs. Cannonier Winner Loser's Daniel Cormier Well things went about as wrong as possible for DC on Saturday night, after controlling the fight quite well for 2 and half rounds Stipe started to land more and more on him and punished him to the body. DC also seemed to ignore his coaches when they begged him to use his wrestling against Stipe in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Option 1: Personally I think it would be criminal if we don't get to see a rubber match now between the two as both fights have been very different but both have been super competitive and exciting for the fans. While it elevates Stipe's popularity it also offers DC a chance to define his career by a rivalry other than the Jon Jones one. Option 2: Retirement, it could very well be that DC has had enough of MMA he's hinted at it already and how having lost the HW title he might just decide that now is best to call time on his career. Next Opponent Option 1: Stipe Miocic Next Opponent Option 2: Retirement Anthony Pettis And with that Pettis continues his tradition of trading wins with losses that he has been alternating between for the last 3 years and likely shuts the door on any potential chance of him reaching a title shot at Welterweight. Pettis is now at the stage in his career where he's only going to want entertaining/exciting fights and an fight between two fan favorite former champions definitely sounds exiting enough where I think Pettis would likely take it. Next Opponent: Robbie Lawler Yoel Romero Never mind how close the fight was now for the first time in his career Romero is on a two fight skid and at 42 years old it could very easily be a case that father time is catching up with him. He's a big enough star in the MW division where just one or two wins put him right back in to the title conversation. Another former title challenger who is also in current need of a dance partner is Kelvin Gastelum which would make for a great title challenger vs. interim title challenger fight. Next Opponent: Kelvin Gastelum Gabriel Benitez Unfortunately in a fight that was meant to decide who is potentially a new contender for the Featherweight division Benitez lost. What sucks so much for Benitez is that he now goes back in with the plethora of other Featherweights who are fighting to try and rise to the top of the heap. A great way to get noticed again would be to snap the streak of another rising star, a good fit for that would be Hakeem Dawodu as he has won 3 in a row. Next Opponent: Hakeem Dawodu Ian Heinisch It would appear that Brunson was just a little too much too soon for Heinisch, he didn't look totally out of depth against Brunson having success early on but it just wasn't his night. Returning to fighting the fringes of the top 15 for one or two more fights will help his confidence as Brunson proved that the top 10 might just be a little out of his grasp at the moment. Another guy at a similar level looking for an opponent is Brad Tavares who in the last 5 years has only lost to Whittaker & Adesanya. Next Opponent: Brad Tavares Prelim Standout Cory Sandhagen This marks the third win in 2019 for Sandhagen but Assuncao is by far his most impressive scalp by far considering in the last 8 years in the UFC he has only lost to TJ Dillashaw & Marlon Moraes and he is the 3rd ranked Bantamweight in the division. The title picture is currently a little too uncertain with Cejudo out till 2020 and likely defending his Flyweight title first and Sterling & Faber waiting in the wings. So Cory will need another big impressive win if he wishes to leapfrog any of them in the title picture. Next Opponent: Marlon Moraes
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    UFC 241: The Card Of WCC

    But still 10lbs! That's gotta be x2 16 piece meals😂
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    UFC 241: The Card Of WCC

    That was a weird one for me. I know they're Heavyweights but nobody gain's 10lbs in a day.
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    UFC 241: The Card Of WCC

    Costa should have been in there against DC or Stipe as well😂
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    My official car thread

    Help me make a hard choice lads Planning on spending half of the last day in Modena have just discovered The Motor Valley is in that reigon so planning on stopping at a couple of the museums/production lines but ill probably only have enough time for 2 or 3 tops. Ferrari Ducati Lamborghini Maseratti Pagani Museo Enzo Ferrari Museum Ferruccio Lamborghini
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    What's Next For The Winners & Losers Of UFC 241

    Im curious what about a third fight at LHW intrigues you? I just feel like we know how that movie ends.
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    Politics thread

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    What's Next For The Winners & Losers Of UFC 241

    If he gets the belt back then I suppose you could start to drum up interest again but the main sell of a third fight at Heavyweight was DC was undefeated there so there was sort of a mystery of just how good is he at HW and how much would the gap between the two close when moving up in weight. I have literally zero interest in watching that again at LHW.
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    What's Next For The Winners & Losers Of UFC 241

    Like I said I really hope he doesn't retire would love to see that third fight but the potential interest in a third fight with Jones is gone now and if he isn't re-matching Stipe then he should just retire imo.
  20. Another MMA fighter has joined the world of bare-knuckle fighting as former UFC heavyweight contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The promotion announced Thursday they have inked the gargantuan heavyweight to a contract. Here’s what BKFC said in its press release. “We are happy to announce the signing of ‘Bigfoot’ Silva to our roster,” said BKFC President David Feldman. “He has fought and beat some of the best in the world. We have some intriguing matchups that we are talking about with him now. I really expect great fighters from Antonio.” The promotion has not yet announced Silva’s debut date or who he will be fighting in his first fight with BKFC.
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    Future Contenders League 2019

    Ah your right will go and change the scores I have him in the camp league that's what's confusing me.
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    Future Contenders League 2019

    RULES  1. Players select one unranked fighter from every division (I will probably exclude Women's Flyweight and Featherweight since I don't know if they will be fully up and running by then and there isn't really enough depth yet.) 2. No picking fighters who are already currently ranked at a weight class and are away to move up or down to another. 3. No fighters who are suspended will be eligible to use. Pretty sure Machida was still ranked in the top 15 when he was suspended even though he didn't get dropped right back in to the rankings when he returned it could produce some unfair advantages. 4. Posters will be given 24 hours to make their pick. If picks are not made in the 24 hour timeframe you forfeit your pick (this will help get the game going reasonably quickly. If we let everyone pick at their own leisure we'd likely be waiting months to get started.) 5. After the initial process of selecting your fighters you can recruit one new UR fighter every week. 6. If you edit your post in any way when choosing a fighter the pick is totally voided. 7. You cannot pick a fighter who has just won over the weekend until the next weeks rankings come out. (this is to avoid people picking up underdogs who be get a big unexpected win and then jump up the rankings.) 8. Winners will be decided by who's chosen contenders can rise highest in to the UFC rankings. They will be measured firstly by who can get the most fighters in to the rankings if tied it will be judged secondly by the combined lowest total of all your rankings and thirdly if still tied by who has the single lowest ranked fighter. Most Ranked Fighters 1. Jolldan: Jennifer Maia 4th, Blagoy Invanov 10th, Marina Rodriguez 10th, Calvin Kattar 11th, Walt Harris 11th, Nikita Krylov 14th, Ryan Hall 14th, Viviane Araujo 15th 2. RadLad: Weili Zhang 6th, Ian Heinisch 10th, Macy Chiasson 12th, Jonny Walker 12th, Vicente Luque 15th Cashflow: Jack Hermansson 4th, Julianna Pena 4th, Maycee Barber 12th, Song Yadong 13th, Antonina Shevchenko 15th 3. Andy Wang: Ben Askren 10th, Poliana Botelho 14th, Sijara Eubanks 14th 4. JSW: Cory Sandhagen 9th, Islam Makhachev 15th 5. Fred_Flink_Stoned: Charles Oliveira 11th Shkrelz: Yan Xiaonan 15th 6. 7. 8. 9.  Most Wins 1. Jolldan 27 wins 2. RadLad 18 wins 3. JSW 16 wins 4. Cashflow 9 wins 5. Shkrelz, Andy Wang 6 wins 6. Fred_Flink Stoned 5 wins 7. 8. 9. Most Finishes 1. RadLad, Jolldan 12 Finish's 2. JSW 6 Finish's 3. Andy Wang, Fred_Flink_Stoned, Cashflow 4 Finish's 4. Shkrelz 3 Finish's 5. 6. 7. 8. Bragging Rights Award - Most wins against other posters (Beating another posters fighters permits you a second pick that week, the pick must be made the week after the win and these bonus picks cannot be saved for a later date.) 1. Jolldan 3 wins 2. RadLad, JSW, Fred_Flink_Stoned, Shkrelz 2 wins 3. Cashflow 1 Win 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. King of the Cans Award - Most Loses 1. Jolldan 19 Losses 2. JSW 10 Losses 3. Shkrelz, Andy Wang 7 Losses 4. Fred_Flink_Stoned 6 Losses 5. Cashflow 5 Losses 6. RadLad 3 Losses 7. 8. 9.
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    The Boys Season 1/ Preacher Season 4 (Comic Books Thread)

    Can't wait! What story you most looking forward to see returning in Season 2?
  24. Disney+ comes to Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, will support nearly all major platforms at launch Disney+ will have an international launch that begins at the same time as its rollout in the U.S., Disney revealed. The company will be launching its digital streaming service on November 12 in Canada and The Netherlands on November 12, and will be coming to Australia and New Zealand the following week. The streaming service will also support virtually every device and operating system from day one. In terms of pricing, the service will run $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year in Canada, and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year) in the Netherlands. In Australia, it’ll be $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year, and in New Zealand, it’ll be $9.99 and $99.99 per year. All prices are in local currency. That compares pretty well with the $6.99 per month (or $69.99 yearly) asking price in the U.S., and undercuts the Netflix pricing in those markets, too. This is just the Disney+ service on its own, however, not the combined bundle that includes ESPN Plus and Hulu for $12.99 per month, which is probably more comparable to Netflix in terms of breadth of content offering.
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