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  1. Thought this might make for an interesting one because surely a lot of us will here about fighters we hadn't heard of previously. I will start us off with a guy I have been a big fan of since I came across one of his videos in the early days of Youtube. Iron Mike Zambidis. Who's your favourite fighter outside of MMA & Boxing?
  2. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/travel/copenhagen-ranked-most-liveable-city-for-europeans/ar-BBTxHTZ?ocid=ientp Copenhagen has been voted the most liveable city for Europeans in new research released today. Cities in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Switzerland dominate the top 20 cities for European expats, according to data from consultancy ECA International. In the UK, Edinburgh is the only city that ranks in the top 20, while Aberdeen came in at number 21. Dublin re-entered the top 10 this year, ranking in joint ninth place with Gothenburg and Luxembourg City. Elsewhere in the UK, London and Glasgow were ranked poorly for liveability factors, coming in 49th and 57th respectively. Outside Europe, Canadian cities ranked highly, as did Canberra in Australia and New Zealand capital Wellington. Singapore was the only Asian city in the top 100. “Edinburgh and Aberdeen lead the way for UK cities in terms of liveability due to a range of factors including lower air pollution and a greater level of personal security,” said Neil Ashman, senior location ratings analyst at ECA International. “However, what really makes these two cities outshine others in the UK is the existing expat community. This is an important factor in the liveability analysis as a solid network of expatriates will help newcomers feel less isolated and reduces the anticipated culture shock for workers who relocate from overseas.” Ashman added: “Cities in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the Netherlands have offered good liveability across the board for many years now; with factors such as excellent infrastructure, reliable transport systems, and a high level of healthcare all contributing to their consistently excellent liveability score.” Ashman said that London’s liveability score had remained steady, despite “higher air pollution and crime levels in the past year”. He added that smaller cities generally outperform bigger ones in terms of liveability. ECA ranks 480 cities around the world on a variety of “liveability” factors including health services, housing, social life and climate. Top 20 most liveable cities for Europeans 1. Copenhagen, Denmark 2. Bern, Switzerland 3. The Hague, Netherlands 4. Geneva, Switzerland 5. Stavanger, Norway 6. Amsterdam, Netherlands 7. Eindhoven, Netherlands 8. Basel, Switzerland 9. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 10. Gothenburg, Sweden 11. Dublin, Ireland 12. Aarhus, Denmark 13. Rotterdam, Netherlands 14. Zurich, Switzerland 15. Bonn, Germany 16. Munich, Germany 17. Vienna, Austria 18. Hamburg, Germany 19. Stockholm, Sweden 20. Edinburgh, UK To all the European poster's how did your hometown get on?
  3. 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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    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: Ricky Simon 14th, Calvin Kattar 15th 2. Andy Wang: Geoff Neal 14th. RadLad Jonny Walker 15th. Fred_Flink_Stoned Charles Oliveira 14th. 3. 4. 5. . 6. 7. 8. 9.  Most Wins 1. JSW 4 Wins 2. Jolldan, 3 Wins 3. RadLad 2 wins 4. Fred_Flink Stoned, Andy Wang 1 Win 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Most Finishes 1. JSW, Jolldan, RadLad 2 Finish's 2. Fred_Flink_Stoned, Andy Wang 1 Finish 3. 4. 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. JSW, Fred_Flink_Stoned 1 Win 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. King of the Cans Award - Most Loses 1. JSW 4 Losses 2. Andy Wang, Fred_Flink_Stoned, Shkrelz, Jolldan 1 Loss 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  5. Got to say after what was expected to be one of the more exhilarating weekends in MMA in the last couple months I can't be the only one who was left rather disappointed. Crazy to think that not just one but multiple organizations main event ate a giant chit sandwich. That got me thinking collectively would you say this was the worst weekend for main events in terms of the anticipation behind them? February 15th Bellator 215 15 seconds in to the bout and Matt Mitrione lands and unintentional groin strike that renders Sergei Kharitonov unable to continue and the fight is over. Result: NC (accidental groin strike) February 16th Bellator 216 In a fight that was billed as "the biggest fight in British MMA history" many were felt feeling very underwhelmed when the fight itself didn't deliver anywhere near the level of action that has been expected. Result: UD Win for MVP Cage Warriors 101 Even smaller promotions weren't immune to this run of bad luck plaguing main events over the weekend. As just 1:21 in to the main event Sofiane Boukichou threw a leg kick and his opponent Tom Aspinall checked resulting in a broken leg for Boukichou. Result: KO/TKO Injury Win for Aspinall RD1 February 17th UFC: Ngannou vs. Vealsquez A highly anticipated matchup between the hardest hitter in the division Francis Ngannou and returning Heavyweight great Cain Velasquez. The fight only lasted 26 seconds with Ngannou landing a big punch but controversy played a part here also with Cain saying after the fight that he injured his knee during the fight. Result: KO/TKO Win for Ngannou RD1 What do you think is the worst weekend for main events? If not which weekend do you remember that you think was worse?
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    how much do you pay for this in the US?

    The combo of sweet and savoury evens its out a little
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    how much do you pay for this in the US?

    Im not sure what its like in Holland but in the UK you get shops that basically specialise and only sell imported American food. A standard box of cereal like this was around £10 (about $12.50) last time I went in
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    how much do you pay for this in the US?

    Fred I applaud you if you can even finish a whole one of those big Reese cups I got one a few weeks ago and honestly thought I was going in to a diabetic coma halfway through and I like sweet stuff lol.
  9. Tbh that's what I seen and from what I have read so far that's what a lot of the people on here seen but you know they're gonna push that narrative.
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    Rest easy everybody

    Artem got jokes Having your grammer corrected by someone who speaks English as a second language lol
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    ⭐⭐UFC CAMP LEAGUE 2019🌟🌟

    If anybody want's to take Villante I will do a side bet
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    Politics thread

    BREAKING: Picture released of Jussie Smollet's attackers
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

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    Future Contenders League 2019

    Results for Velasquez vs. Ngannou Andy Wang 1-1, 1 Finish Jolldan 1-0, 1 Finish RadLad 1-0, 1 Finish Fred_Flink_Stoned 0-1 JSW 0-1 I will use my pick this week on Kennedy Nzechukwu
  15. https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/news/12040/11631366/sky-sports-to-show-bellator-mma Attention mixed martial arts fans! Sky Sports will be the only place in the UK and Ireland to watch the US, London and Dublin shows of the Bellator MMA 2019 tour, starting later this month. We kick off with the long-awaited welterweight showdown between British rivals Michael 'Venom' Page and Paul Daley at Bellator 216 on 16 February at the Mohegan Sun arena in the US - airing in the early hours of the 17th for UK & Ireland viewers. Then MMA returns to Dublin for Bellator 217, where Ireland's own James Gallagher takes on Steven Graham on 23 February. This one-year deal with Bellator ensures that all US fights on the tour, as well those in London and Dublin, will air exclusively on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK and Ireland. Georgie Faulkner, Head of Multi-Sports at Sky Sports, said: "We are delighted to be able to partner with Bellator to give our customers the chance to see some of the best, high-octane fighters in the world via their MMA 2019 tour." Scott Coker, Bellator President, said: "This is a groundbreaking partnership for MMA in the UK and we are thrilled to finally bring LIVE Bellator events to our passionate fan-base there. We have worked diligently to find the right network in the UK and Sky Sports will undoubtedly deliver for our viewers. I'm excited that our fans overseas will now be able to be part of our events that take place around the globe and witness some of the best athletes in the sport today." Sky Sports fight dates announced: Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley - Saturday Feb. 16, 2019 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT, USA Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham - Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 - 3Arena - Dublin Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Grimshaw - Friday, March 22 - WinStar World Casino & Resort - Thackerville, OK, USA Bellator 219: Koreshkov vs. Larkin - Friday, March 29 - Pechanga Resort Casino - Temecula, CA, USA Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch - Saturday, April 27 - SAP Center - San Jose, CA, USA
  16. https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/israel-adesanya-compares-robert-whittaker-to-dominick-cruz-this-is-another-one-of-those/ Undefeated UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya does not want to see the promotions 185-pound division held up by injured champ Robert Whittaker. Now a perennial top contender at 185-pounds, Israel Adesanya is not in the mood for waiting around and says the division must move on. “Honestly, you know when Dominick Cruz kept hurting himself and got surgery after surgery after surgery? The UFC stripped him, and this is another one of those,” Adesanya told MMAjunkie Radio. “This isn’t the first time this has happened or second time with Robert. This is ongoing. He’s hurt, he’s out for much longer and he’s hurt again, then has a fight and is out for this long. You can’t hold up the whole division. My idea is strip him, take the belt off him, and me and Kelvin fight for the real belt. Then when he’s all healed up and 100 percent, he can come see me and challenge for the belt.” It would appear that Adesanya may have a point He missed the remainder of 2017 after winning the Interim Middleweight title in July 2017, as he was recovering from a medial knee injury to his left leg. Whittaker then missed his first scheduled defence for February 2018 against Luke Rockhold because of staph infection. And now the latest is that he was pulled from February defence due to an abdominal hernia of the intestine and a twisted and collapsed bowel. Now after his latest injury Whittaker's manager has come out and said: ”I’d say he’ll be able to fight next sometime between June and August depending on recovery,” Day told ESPN. “Hopefully closer to June.” If Whittaker does end up landing somewhere in the middle of that recovery time in July he could end up having had just 4 fights since the start of 2017. That's an average turn around of 1 fight every 224 days! Israel Adesanya, who has recently turned his focus to Kelvin Gastelum, believes the UFC will introduce another interim belt due to Whittaker’s absence. "I’m sure they’ll try to put an interim thing in there, but the interim thing is just like a little bandaid,” Israel Adesanya said. “They throw it on anything. (Expletive) an interim belt. Guys are constantly not making it to work, so just strip him and he’ll be the No. 1 contender and eventually he can come see me. I’m fresh. … You’ll probably see me and Kelvin pretty soon.”
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    OFFICIAL Race to 101 #3

    Gracie - SUB Luque - KO/TKO Calvillo - SUB Penne Lee Jury
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    Main Card (9 p.m. ET) Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez James Vick vs Paul Felder Cortney Casey vs Cynthia Calvillo Alex Caceres vs Kron Gracie Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena Andre Fili vs Myles Jury Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET) - HARD DEADLINE Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling Benito Lopez vs Manny Bermudez Ashlee Evans-Smith vs Andrea Lee Scott Holtzman vs Nik Lentz Early Preliminary Card (5:30 p.m. ET) - PICKS DUE / FORM LOCKED Renan Barão vs Luke Sanders Jessica Penne vs Jodie Esquibel Aleksandra Albu vs Emily Whitmire
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    Speak Your Mind Thread

    Only seen the cliff notes to this haven't watched the doc but sounds beyond crazy.
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    Future Contenders League 2019

    Main Card Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez James Vick vs Paul Felder Cortney Casey vs Cynthia Calvillo Alex Caceres vs Kron Gracie (Andy Wang) (RadLad) Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena Andre Fili vs Myles Jury (JSW) Preliminary Card Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling Benito Lopez vs Manny Bermudez (Jolldan) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs Andrea Lee Scott Holtzman vs Nik Lentz Early Preliminary Card (Fred_Flink_Stoned) Renan Barão vs Luke Sanders Jessica Penne vs Jodie Esquibel (Andy Wang) Aleksandra Albu vs Emily Whitmire Plenty of fighters still left open on this card and five opportunities to get a bragging rights win and get two picks next week.
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    Which Fight Would You Pick?

    You can pick one and only one you get to see the year, which fight would you go for? (and I didn't make the pic so save the chit for the Diaz vs. Silva II suggestion lol.)
  22. https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/israel-adesanya-responds-to-critique-from-chris-weidman-and-paulo-costa/ Criticism is always going to find its way to athletes in professional sports. Whether it be from fans or even peers. At UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia this past weekend, ‘The Last Stylebender’ Israel Adesanya headlined his first UFC pay-per-view event. Standing across from him was none other than the legend, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. In his highest-profile matchup to date, Adesanya would shine as he earned his 16th career win as he defeated Silva via unanimous decision. However, despite the clear victory, there were still detractors. One of which being the former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman who won the title by defeating Silva himself. Following Adesanya’s win, Weidman called him ‘a tad bit overrated,' “Chris Weidman, I’m overrated, but why?” Adesanya asked on The MMA Hour. “Because he beat Silva a little more handily than me? Overrated? Interesting. I can say the same thing about him, heavily. When I get this belt in my next fight, they can all line up and they can find out how overrated I am. Chris Weidman, that’s his opinion. But, I don’t have to pay attention. But, overrated is interesting.” Weidman wasn’t the only one who had something to say about Adesanya’s performance though as the ever-dangerous Paulo Costa said that the ‘scrawny’ New Zealander wouldn’t last two rounds with him. “Now, the juice monkey Paula,” Adesanya said. “Paula, a ****. What did he say? See, the fight between me and Silva was physical chess on the highest level of striking. If you’re not about footwork, man, it was beautiful to watch. A guy like Paula, he’s a walking punching bag. He’s juiced up, blown up and throws body shots heavy, heavy. Bring that **** over here and I will test him. “Uriah Hall was jabbing him up, how the f*ck is he going to hit me with those T-Rex arms? If I’m behind those jabs, things that follow up will be much, much different. A guy like that should just focus on what he gots next in Yoel Romero,”
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    Happy valentines day forum...

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    Politics thread

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47229181 Shamima Begum: Schoolgirl who joined IS 'wants to come home' One of three schoolgirls who left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group says she has no regrets, but wants to return to the UK. In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now 19, talked about seeing "beheaded heads" in bins - but said that it "did not faze her". Speaking from a refugee camp in Syria, she said she was nine months pregnant and wanted to come home for her baby. Asked by Times journalist Anthony Loyd whether her experiences of living in the one-time IS stronghold of Raqqa had lived up to her aspirations, Ms Begum said: "Yes, it did. It was like a normal life. The life that they show on the propaganda videos - it's a normal life. "Every now and then there are bombs and stuff. But other than that..." She said that seeing her first "severed head" in a bin "didn't faze me at all". "It was from a captured fighter seized on the battlefield, an enemy of Islam. "I thought only of what he would have done to a Muslim woman if he had the chance," she said. "I'm not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago," she told Mr Loyd. "I don't regret coming here." Country has gone mad, can't even believe this up for discussion. Openly admits that the only reason she wants to come back is because her ISIS family are about to get blown off the map or probably more worried about what might happen if she survives and is captured by the SDF or the Kurds.
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    ESPN UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez

    From the UFC's facebook page: Old school Renan Barao! The Baron is back at #UFCPhoenix this Sunday! Uses a clip from 2013