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  1. https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/frankie-edgar-explains-why-he-is-definitely-the-guy-to-challenge-max-holloway-next/ Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was expected to challenge Max Holloway for the promotions featherweight title at UFC 222. Unfortunately for fight fans, that contest failed to come to fruition after “Blessed” suffered an injury in training. The cancellation marked the second time that a fight between the New Jersey native and proud Hawaiian had fallen through. The pair were initially slated to collide at UFC 218 in December of 2017, but Edgar was forced out with an injury. Speaking with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Frankie Edgar revealed that he has already called UFC President Dana White in hopes of being granted the next title opportunity against Max Holloway. Holloway just defeated the aforementioned Ortega at last weekend’s UFC 231 in event in Toronto by way of fourth-round TKO. “I already rang Dana up and he said we are going to talk,” Frankie Edgar told Helwani (via MMAMania). “I had that title shot, it was mine, and then Max got hurt, it happens. And on two weeks notice I just said throw anybody in there. I want to fight. Things didn’t go my way, obviously, I got caught with that shot. But, I ran it back with Cub and was able to get a win. I think I am next in line and I think we should go back to that fight. I think Holloway, not that he owes me anything, but, I think we want to get that one done.” Frankie Edgar continued: “I told (Dana), I gave my shot up, and maybe it wasn’t the best idea, but I thought I was going to win that fight and it didn’t go my way. And he said ‘we will see,’” explained Edgar. “If Max stays I am definitely the guy for him to fight at 145. If he goes up, who knows, I think Max wants to stay at 145 and we have unfinished business. I am not Ortega, and I am a different type of fighter than him, a different challenge for Max and I think I am the guy that can get it done.” Would you like to see the UFC attempt to book Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar for a third time?
  2. https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/ufc/news/19828/11577645/conor-mcgregor-and-khabib-nurmagomedov-hearings-postponed-by-nevada-regulators Nevada fight regulators have postponed hearings again on the suspensions of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for a brawl after UFC 229 in Las Vegas. State Athletic Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell III cited continuing negotiations with Nurmagomedov's attorneys toward a settlement that could avoid a public hearing January 29. Commission executive Bob Bennett says McGregor's attorneys also received a continuance. Marnell has said fines and punishment up to a lifetime ban could be considered for the Irishman and the Russian from Dagestan. He says the suspensions will continue until an investigation is complete.
  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.
  4. https://movieweb.com/venom-2-confirmed-spider-man-cameo/ Venom 2 Confirmed by Writer, May Include Spider-Man Not that this will surprise anyone who has paid attention to the box office recently, but Venom 2 is happening. This has been confirmed by screenwriter Jeff Pinkner, who co-wrote Venom. While Sony has yet to make a formal announcement, this should come largely as an expected move and means that we're going to see more of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in the future. But, intriguingly, we also may see his character meeting up with Spider-Man, if things pan out. Before digging into that bit, Jeff Pinkner, in a recent interview, talked about Venom and the success that it's enjoying at the box office, having recently crossed the $850 million mark worldwide and cracking the top five highest-grossing movies of 2018. To that point, he was asked about Venom 2 and, while Pinkner couldn't say much yet, he did confirm that it is indeed happening. Here's what he had to say about it. "I can't say anything other than that it is happening." Answering a follow-up question, Jeff Pinkner revealed that he's not going to write the sequel, though he didn't reveal who is on deck for that job. But what's more interesting is what he had to say when asked whether or not this version of Venom could exist alongside Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man, who is currently tied up alongside the other Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Without revealing anything that I'm not supposed to reveal, it is not impossible a future, slash upcoming Venom movie Spider-Man will play a significant role... I think it's fair to say that everyone involved would be very excited by a Spider-Man/Venom movie."
  5. Im in to see it tonight will post up the review tomorrow.
  6. Jolldan

    Pick a Lane: 165 Division Yes or Meh ?!

    This should pretty much tell you its happening I don't buy this whole it will make divisions too thin argument as the average weight of men from North America is 177lb, Oceania 163lb and Europe 156lb. (3 of the biggest pools of fighters). So the entire average of 100's of millions of the male population of the US, Europe and Oceania fall within a 19lbs gap of each other then im pretty sure you can fill a top 15.
  7. Jolldan

    Well Dom's return was fun while it lasted

    I don't ever see him being champion again now. Cody had his number and if he were to face TJ again now I think he'd lose to him to. Main thing against him in my opinion is the fact you have a movement based fighter who has blown both his ACL's, torn his groin, broke his arm, has plantar fascia tendinitis and now probably won't be back until he's 34 which isn't exactly young at Bantamweight. I think his time is done.
  8. Covered the fighters with the most victories over past/present or future UFC champions in a previous thread and now I thought it would be interesting to see the guys who fell short the most against UFC champions, what's interesting is the list seems to be made up of a lot of the same faces. Dan Henderson 7 Michael Bisping, Vitor Belfort, Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Quinton Jackson Roy Nelson 7 Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir, Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski Vitor Belfort 7 Lyoto Machida, Chris Weidman, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell Stephan Bonnar 7 Lyoto Machida, Jon Jones, Mark Coleman, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin x2, Tito Ortiz, Anderson Silva Chuck Liddell 6 Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, Mauricio Rua, Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson x2, Randy Couture Randy Couture 6 Lyoto Machida, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell x2, Vitor Belfort, Ricco Rodriguez, Josh Barnett Tito Ortiz 6 Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell x2, Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock Let me know anyone that I missed with 6 or more and I will add them to the list.
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    Most Losses Over Past, Present or Future UFC Champions

    Chael was never champ and the judges gave him the nod against Anderson lol Good call on this one though, totally forgot about Bonnar.
  10. Jolldan

    Most Losses Over Past, Present or Future UFC Champions

    Just 5 Frankie, GSP, Hughes, Machida and Pulver.
  11. Jolldan

    Well Dom's return was fun while it lasted

    lol made me think of Dom
  12. A man and a woman are being investigated by Egyptian authorities after a picture of them appearing to have sex on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza went viral. Danish photographer Andreas Hvid shared a picture on his website of himself and a girl seemingly having sex in the missionary position on top of the famous landmark. A video on YouTube also appears to show the pair scaling the pyramid. The footage was initially thought to be fake, however, prosecutors are now investigating the video's authenticity. In the video's description, Hvid says: "In late November 2018, a friend and I climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza (aka Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Cheops). Fearing to be spotted by the many guards, I did not film the several hours of sneaking around at the Giza Plateau, which led up to the climb." The description also includes a link to the 'nude art' photo. The video itself closes with the girl, whose face is blurred, removing her top. If the video is found to be genuine, prosecutors are also likely to punish any officials deemed negligent in enabling them access. Mostafa al-Waziri, the head of Egypt's antiquities council, believes the image may have been created with photo-editing software, according to Masry al-Youm newspaper. But Mr Hvid has insisted the video and the photo are genuine, and says he has been saddened by the backlash. Speaking to Danish newspaper, Ekstrablade, he said: "For many years I had dreamed of climbing the great pyramid. The idea of making a 'nude shoot' up there had also existed for some time. "I'm sad that so many people have become so angry. But I have also received a positive response from a lot of Egyptians - something I think is worth remembering." He also denied the pair were having sex, insisting they were merely posing nude for the photo. Scaling the pyramids was banned in the 1980s after numerous tourists died attempting to reach the summit of the 146-metre-high structure. A German teenager was given a lifetime ban from Egypt in 2016 after climbing the pyramid and taking pictures and videos. Word is she just couldn't resist his pharaohmones and they joined they joined the Nile high club.
  13. https://www.unilad.co.uk/pics/guy-spends-4000-on-giant-statue-to-give-his-town-the-middle-finger/ There’s not liking where you live, and then there’s spending $4000 on a statue which allows you to give the entire town the middle finger. Which is exactly what Ted Pelkey from Westford, Vermont did. Apparently his regular-sized hand just wouldn’t have effectively got the message across, so the determined man commissioned the statue to stand over the residents like a disheartening version of the Angel of the North or the Statue of Liberty. His decision to flip off the entire town came after a 10-year battle to get a permit which would allow him to build a garage. The middle finger is actually directed at town leaders including Westford Selectboard and Development Review Board, who were behind the blocking. Everyone else who can see the finger is merely an unfortunate additional recipient of the statement. Pelkey was hoping to build the garage so he could move his truck repair and recycling businesses from nearby Swanton to his own property. In order to tell the authorities exactly what he thought of their decision, Pelkey commissioned the statue for $4000. It’s made of a 700 pound block of pine, and stands on top of a 16-foot high pole. Explaining his decision to Boston.com, Pelkey said simply: "I’ve been put through the wringer by these people, and it’s just not right. I haven’t been treated fairly at all. I was sitting at a bar and said to my wife, ‘Hey, I want to get a statue made of a middle finger, and I’m going to put it up on the lawn’." The disgruntled man has surrounded the finger with floodlights so it’s visible at all times of the day and night, serving as a constant reminder of how the officials crossed him. The middle finger falls into the category of public art, which the owner said is the ‘most wonderful thing I’ve ever been told in my life.’ He emphasised how the statue wasn’t aimed at all of the town’s residents, saying: "It was critical to me to make sure that my neighbors and the people who live in this town understood that I didn’t put that up there for them. It is aimed directly at the people who sit in our town office. I’m not trying to cause hate and animosity to the people who live in that town, because there’s very good people in that town. All the people are very good people." With the exception, of course, of the town leaders who fought him on the garage. Pelkey added: "If you don’t want to look at the [garage], look at this." The owner has no plans to take the statue down any time soon, and rather hopes some good will come from the way he has shed light on the dispute.
  14. Very much approve of Caity Lotz attire in the last episode lol She's Scottish we are about the closest you will get to blue lol
  15. Well after another big UFC PPV done its time for another What's Next for the winner's and losers! Winner's Max Holloway Defending his belt for the second time, getting his 13th straight victory, 4th straight finish and disposing of the undefeated challenger to his title in a fashion that leaves no question who the better fighter is. All and all a pretty good damn weekend for Max who seems to be reaching the stage now where he has options on fights in multiple divisions. With no clear cut next number one contender at Featherweight Max can potentially look at a superfight next. Next Opponent Featherweight: Renato Moicano While there is no clear cut number one contender if Max does elect for another regular title defence then Moicano arguably does have the best case 5-1 so far won 2 in a row with victories over Stephens & Swanson. Next Opponent Lightweight: Conor McGregor If Max is wanting a big money fight and redemption then look no further than a McGregor rematch. The fight would be so much bigger than before with Conor having went on to be a two weight champ and Holloway becoming arguably the Featherweight GOAT. All that depends on if McGregor would want a rematch though. Valentina Shevchenko Well it took a hell of a long time but the Women's Flyweight division is under way with Valentina. After coming up short against Nunes she's finally become a UFC champion and now can work on setting the benchmark for the rest of the WFLY division. Next Opponent: Jessica Eye It simply has to be Eye, she has had her all time best year in the UFC scoring 3 victories in 2018, more than any other Women's Flyweight. When you compare her activity to Montano's who hasn't fought since December 2017 its a clear choice who the most deserving is. Gunnar Nelson After over a year out of the game, Gunnar returned and picked up a much needed win over Cowboy Oliveira and with that he's very much just a couple of wins away from being in title contention. Next Opponent: Neil Magny The fight was actually supposed to happen back on May27th but Nelson got injured. So this would just be a rescheduling of a fight we were supposed to see last year. With Magny ranked 11th coming off a loss and Nelson 14th coming off a win is still makes sense. Hakeem Dawodu Somewhat of an underwhelming fight will stop this from really catapulting him up the rankings but now on a two fight win streak he's definitely ready for a small step up in competition. Next Opponent: Chas Skelly With Hakeem on a 2 fight win streak and Skelly on a 2 fight skid it seems like a reasonable match to make for both guys. It will also be a good test to see how good Hakeem is as Skelly has fought good fighters like Bektic, Knight and Elkins. Thiago Santos A win over Jimi Manuwa is a big step up in for Santos in terms of competition, probably his biggest win to date. Manuwa is one of those guys who's just always been just outside of that top 3 or 4 guys so Thiago beating him means he's not far off from being a genuine Lightheavyweight title contender. Especially the fact when you consider he is 7-1 in his last 8, with 6 of those 7 wins coming by KO/TKO. Next Opponent: Volkan Oezdemir Both are big explosive guys, this would just make for a fun fan friendly matchup with both guys last 8 fights having just once gone the distance. You could bet money that this one wouldn't make it to a decision. Loser's Brian Ortega Unfortunately for Ortega it just wasn't his night, he didn't look terrible but he just clearly wasn't at the same level as Max. This is obviously a bad lose where I think he will need some time to recover but overall not the biggest set back for Ortega as its just his first loss. Next Opponent: Loser of Mendes vs. Volkanovski While I think the winner might be more angling for a title fight the loser of this one makes for an interesting matchup for Ortega. Mendes is of course already a former three time title challenger so would make for an excellent dance partner. Volkanovski is one on the rise with a 5 fight win streak in the UFC and a 15 fight win streak overall. Either of these would make for a great return fight for Ortega. Joanna Jedrzejczyk It's incredible the difference 13 months make. Back in May of 2017 she was undefeated 14-0 champion who looked unbeatable and was expected to break Ronda's all time defences record and was the bogeywoman of the division. Fast forward those 13 months and she has went jus 1-3 losing her title. Valentina just has her number already having multiple victories over her already. Joanna is definitely at a crossroads will she improve at Flyweight and have a successful twilight to her career? Or will the next few years be a rapid decline for the former champ? Next Opponent: Nicco Monato Joanna says she wants to stay at Flyweight, so give her Nicco. With Sijara being sent back up to Bantamweight this would be a excellent test to see how good Nicco really is at this weight class. If she gets through Joanna she's ready for a shot at Valentina and if Joanna runs through her you will see why you don't hand out belts on TUF. Kyle Bochniak The type of boring fight nobody really wants to be in and without the added bonus of picking up the win Kyle will needs to be very careful in his next fight or he could risk being cut, he has lost his last 2 and went just 2-4 so far with the UFC. Next Opponent: Nad Narimani Close to him in the rankings there are no easy fights in the UFC and if Kyle is wanting to keep his spot he's going to have to improve in his next performance. Alex Oliveira Cowboy finishes 2018 exactly the same as he did 2017 with a 2-1 record for the year. Picking up his biggest win ever against former interim champ Carlos Condit. This loss to Gunnar is a set back but he will likely be quick to return having fought at least 3 times a year since 2015. Next Opponent: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos He has made it in to the top 15 by putting together a 6 fight winning streak after losing his first fight in the UFC. However none of those guys are really top 15 material yet and giving him this one will be a good test to see if he's ready for the real contenders of the division or if its a step up too soon. Jimi Manuwa A very tough night for Jimi marked his third straight loss two of which he has been finished in. He definitely needs a win in his next one to prove his best years aren't behind him and that he still belongs in that group of the top 10 guys in the division. Next Opponent: Winner of Glover vs. Cutelaba Either way a good test. If Glover wins you have two guys just shy of their 40's who like to stand and trade so neither one is outmatched. If Cutelaba wins then he's trying to defend his spot in the top 15 against one of the younger guys coming up in this generation.
  16. Jolldan

    Politics thread

    I see your India and raise you Uganda. Featuring the best table spin in political history lol.
  17. Jolldan

    Politics thread

    You must hold it aloft and say "BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL" if you want to rule the country.
  18. Jolldan

    FALLOUT 76 Hype thread

    https://www.polygon.com/god-of-war-guide-walkthrough/2018/5/1/17303922/avengers-infinity-war-thanos-shattered-gauntlet-of-ages God of War has its own version of the infinity gauntlet lol how did I not know this, gonna have to turn this back on tonight.
  19. Jolldan

    Rematch holloway ortega

    Ortega would have probably had a brain haemorrhage if he took another round of damage like that.
  20. Looks pretty cool that giant moth looks chit tho lol
  21. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46502820 The Voyager 2 probe, which left Earth in 1977, has become the second human-made object to leave our Solar System. It was launched 16 days before its twin craft, Voyager 1, but that probe's faster trajectory meant that it was in "the space between the stars" six years before Voyager 2. The news was revealed at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Washington. And chief scientist on the mission, Prof Edward Stone, confirmed it. He said both probes had now "made it into interstellar space" and that Voyager 2's date of departure from the Solar System was 5 November 2018. On that date, the steady stream of particles emitted from the Sun that were being detected by the probe suddenly dipped, That indicated that it had crossed the "heliopause" - the term for the outer edge of the Sun's protective bubble of particles and magnetic field. And while its twin craft beat it to this boundary, the US space agency says that Voyager 2 has a working instrument aboard that will provide "first-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway into interstellar space". The probe's present location is some 18 billion km (11 billion miles) from Earth. It is moving at roughly 54,000km/h (34,000mph). Voyager 1 is further and faster still, at 22 billion km and 61,000km/h. Did the the team plan to explore beyond the Solar System? The Voyagers were sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going. Prof Stone said that at the start of the mission the team had no idea how long it would take them to reach the edge of the Sun's protective bubble, or heliosphere. "We didn't even know how long a spacecraft could operate for," he added. "Now we're studying the very local interstellar medium." Scientists define the Solar System in different ways, so Prof Stone has always been very careful not to use the exact phrase "leave the Solar System" in relation to his spacecraft. He is mindful that the Nasa probes still have to pass through the Oort cloud where there are comets gravitationally bound to the Sun, albeit very loosely. But both Voyagers certainly are in a new, unexplored domain of space. How long has this journey taken? Decades and billions of kilometres. Voyager 1 departed Earth on 5 September 1977, a few days after its sister spacecraft, Voyager 2. The pair's primary objective was to survey the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - a task they completed in 1989. They were then steered towards deep space. It is expected that their plutonium power sources will eventually stop supplying electricity, at which point their instruments and their 20W transmitters will die. Voyager 1 will not approach another star for nearly 40,000 years, even though it is moving at such great speed. But it will be in orbit around the centre of our galaxy with all its stars for billions of years.
  22. MTV is bringing back irreverent claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch for another round. The revival will be produced by Ice Cube, who will also lead the new show’s voice cast. The series will be shopped around to networks, including streaming services. Celebrity Deathmatch is the latest property from MTV’s vault being revived as part of Viacom CEO Bob Bakish’s plan to revitalize several once-popular MTV brands. The Real World was the first of these reboots from MTV Studios and landed a new home at Facebook Watch. Original Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel will executive produce the revival alongside Ice Cube. Also executive producing is Jeff Kwatinetz and Ben Hurwitz of Cube Vision. MTV Studios is aiming to have Celebrity Deathmatch on a third party network in 2019 as Viacom attempts to monetize its back catalog.
  23. Jolldan

    UFC Predictions League 2018

    @-idyb- im coming for that bronze son, look out lol
  24. Chris started off his career with an incredible 13-0 run, including victories over the like of Anderson Silva x2, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Demian Maia. But the last 3 years have been far harder for Weidman going just 1-4 with all four losses coming by KO/TKO. What is odd is how even on a run like that there aren't many calling for him to retire and even more strange is how there always seems to be an explanation or excuse (not by Weidman personally) for why he lost. Luke Rockhold Loss Of the four losses this was probably the most brutal, it was over a round of Chris just getting his face smashed by Luke and easily could have been stopped at the end of he third instead of Chris having to endure the fourth before it being stopped. This was also the All-American's first loss. Reasoning: Even though Weidman, suffered roughly five minutes of continuous punishment and definitely the worst beating of his professional career up until that point the loss of the fight was simply put down to Chris throwing an ill advised spinning kick. Yoel Romero Loss The second straight loss for Weidman, after a first round where Weidman had success with kicks and a second round where Romero took over with counters. The came the third round where Romero landed a highlight reel flying knee to the end the night for Weidman. Reasoning: The loss itself was sort of swept to one side when Weidman was revealed to believe that he was winning the fight up until the fight ending knee was landed by Romero saying "I thought I was on my way to winning the fight" Gegard Mousasi By far the weirdest one on the list after a back and fourth first round Mousasi came out more aggressive and landed some decent shots before catching Weidman with two big knees, that brought a stop to the fight. Reasoning: All blame was removed from Weidman and placed on referee Dan Miragliotta for stopping the fight initially, even though Weidman looked unable to continue after the two initial knees. Jacare Souza Loss A great back and fourth fight with Weidman taking the 1st and Souza talking the 2nd, with everything left to play for Souza gets the TKO in the 3rd. Reasoning: The latest loss is again largely being overlooked by a lot of the MMA media with many others choosing to focus of how good Weidman looked in that fight up until he got finished. Why do you think Weidman get's off with losses? When do you think this will stop?