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  1. Tech Spec

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    UFC, Pride, Bodog Fight and any other MMA related stuff post in here

    Some of my favorite matches from UFC 82

    Sakara vs Leben - Leben went nuts in this one, awesome fight, nuff said.

    Koscheck vs Hazelett - Good finish for Koscheck, kinda felt sorry for him when he lost to GSP in August.

    All I have to say Anderson Silva rocks :rock  first round got me worried but I had a feeling it was just a feeling out process for him in the first round, yet Henderson was throwing down some hammer punches to his head and thought damn could Silva really loose this one?

    Second round Silva came out juking, jiving, playing the striking game almost like he was playing possum in the first round. Ended it with a rear naked choke man was I happy that Silva retained his title.

    Makes me wonder.... who's next?
     
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    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    sucks that Hendo lost both his unification matches...which makes him 0-2 since joining the UFC post-Pride.

    seems like Rampage is the only Pride fighter that moved to the UFC that is actually winning....
     
  3. Tech Spec

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    Hendo still has a lot of fight in him, he will gain some momentum in the fights to come.

    Penn is the next fighter from the 808 state to fight Sherk in May, I hoping Penn comes out on top.
     
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    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    I don't think Big Nog has lost yet has he?
     
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    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah Nog is doing just fine.

    Personally I kind of think that type of thinking can get pretty messy. Anderson Silva..was he a Pride fighter? He's had more fights in other organizations. Hendo was in the UFC before he was in Pride. Same with Wanderlei Silva. What classifies a fighter to an organization?

    Some "Pride" fighters will make it, some won't. Fighters no matter the organization will go through runs of wins and losses.
     
  6. Tech Spec

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    Lidell although he is not a Pride fighter he has gone through his run of losses and just won his last match.
     
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    I don't watch UFC, but I do watch World Combat League which is also considered MMA. The last match on television; the New Jersey Tigers beat the New York Clash. The best fight was between the women, Rookie Maimunah Holland-querido (Tigers) and Undefeated Jennifer Santiago. Maimunah proved her worth and knocked Santiago off her throne. I have a feeling Maimunah will be a fighter to watch out for in the future.
     
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    Checked their website, I found the concept a little cheesy. But the fighting is pretty faced paced and lotsa big hits. The women know how to throwdown in the ring fo sho. Alphie you should also check out Bodog Fight they also have a womens division that rocks as well.
     
  9. Primus

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    I really love the UFC but I'm not sure they go about some things properly. Seems like the majority of the old Pride guys lose when coming to the UFC. I think maybe it's a mistake to drop these Pride guys into high profile fights as soon as they come in. Fighting in a ring is completely different then fighting in a cage.

    And Brock Lesnar. I think they've misused him in his first match and they may be misusing him in is second match as well. I really would rather him fight a mid-level fighter then people near the top. Lets face it, he only has two MMA fights under his belt. Can't we give him just a little experience before matching him up against former chamions?

    I love what EliteXC is doing with Kimbo Slice. This is how you bring someone into the sport. This guy is a beast. I am really looking forward to his future fights.
     
  10. Frank Horrigan

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    Well, you can't really put Coleman as a top guy. He's a little over the hill. That and his inability to use steroids now will really hurt him against the younger, faster and stronger Lesnar.

    Don't get me wrong, Coleman was the man back in the day, but his days on top are very over.

    On the topic of 82, yeah, Silva is insane now. He seems completely unbeatable at 185. Sick victory over Hendo (who I think probably shouldn't fight at 185, he seems to stuggle with every fight he has at a lower weight).
     
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    I agree that Coleman isn't at the top of his game but he is a former champion with a ton of experience. I just think that Lesnar needs to get at least one win in the UFC octagon before he starts fighting former champions. I mean, just build the guy up a little. And as much hype as there is, it would only build by him demolishing someone.
     
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    Lesnar needs to fight Hardonk, Eilers, McCully, or bring back Buentello. Styles make fights and these vets would help build Brock the right way.

    Coleman will either do the same thing as Mir (win via leg lock) or neutralize Brock's wrestling enough to make it a snoozer fight. That is assuming the year+ off for Coleman and his age haven't affected his game too much.
     
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    I like your suggestion on having Brock fight Hardonk, Eilers, etc it will help build him the right way. Only two fights I think Brock will do fine.
     
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    I'm also hearing rumors that Tito Ortiz may be heading to EliteXC after this last UFC match coming up. He wants a rematch with Frank Shamrock.

    So what do you guys think about the CBS deal with EliteXC? I think this could really launch EliteXC to a level that it could compete with UFC. All they need are a few big names a bit more exposure. Tito Ortiz and the CBS deal are both steps in the right direction.
     
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    It's good for MMA in general. UFC needs healthy competition. Unfortunately this makes Kimbo Slice a household name, which will tie MMA to thug street fighting.
     
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    True. Until he steps into the ring with a submission specialist.

    I wonder if this will prompt UFC to loosen their qualifications and be more open to a network deal possibly with FOX or NBC.
     
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    You never know, Bas Rutten might have taught him a lot more then we have seen. I don't see how he is much different from how Rampage used to act.
     
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    For some reason, in my mind, I keep comparing Brock Lesnar to Kimbo Slice. I know they are more different then similar, but they did make their MMA debut around the same time. Plus they are both heavyweights with no serious experience in submissions.

    I think those two would put on a pretty explosive battle.
     
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    I am sure Bas has taught him a great deal, and I have no doubts he has the tools to be fairly successful in MMA, but that stigma of him being a thug, coked-out, street fighter will always be there. There is a big difference between him and Jackson. Kimbo is famous because his street fighting videos went viral. You can't shake that.
     
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    Thats music to my ears! I head Dana White is ticked off at Tito anyways. This Kimbo Slice you guys speak of is a monster! I was just watching some of his fights and he is a crazy mofo. Glad I started this thread you guys are opening me up to new avenues in the MMA scene :thumb 
     

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