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post #4081 of 41029

man RDA's striking has improved by light years

 

 

dude looked ridiculously good

post #4082 of 41029

damn :eek

post #4083 of 41029
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post #4084 of 41029
That was impressive
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post #4085 of 41029
Bendo is going to call quick stoppage

Reminds me of when Mir went out to Barnett. Benson was clean out, no doubt about it, even if it was just for a flash.
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post #4086 of 41029
bendo got shlumped sick.gif

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post #4087 of 41029
And set up RDA/Bobby Green ASAP.
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post #4088 of 41029
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And set up RDA/Bobby Green ASAP.


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post #4089 of 41029
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Bendo is going to call quick stoppage

Reminds me of when Mir went out to Barnett. Benson was clean out, no doubt about it, even if it was just for a flash.
It was though. Note: Quick, early stoppage. Not incorrect or unwarranted.
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post #4090 of 41029

quick stoppage or not, dos anjos was right over him ready to put the lights out

post #4091 of 41029
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It was though. Note: Quick, early stoppage. Not incorrect or unwarranted.

I hear ya. Obviously was early. In MMA, one punch can end anyone's night. I just think refs are expected to give dude's with Benson's history a shot to get their senses back. It didn't seem like Big John's call sat well with him in the post-fight interview.

But even still, RDA was there ready to finish the job.
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post #4092 of 41029
I've been waiting and expecting someone to KO/TKO Benson just so he can change his fighting style. Maybe that's just the push he needs.

On the lighter side, maybe now he knows not to fight with facial hair. August last year he did the same with Pettis, and you know the result. happy.gif

Still a fan though.
post #4093 of 41029
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Bendo is going to call quick stoppage

Reminds me of when Mir went out to Barnett. Benson was clean out, no doubt about it, even if it was just for a flash.

Reminds me when tj dillashaw got ko'd on ultimate fighter

I wrote him off after that mean.gif
post #4094 of 41029
RDA gave henderson that work? Nice. Been waiting to see him get ko'ed.
post #4095 of 41029
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RDA gave henderson that work? Nice. Been waiting to see him get ko'ed.


It wasn't a KO in my book, but RDA definitely knocked him silly and could have ended it with ground and pound if the ref didn't stop it. I would have liked to see Benson get a chance to recover, but RDA earned that victory no doubt. I just don't think he was out like RDA said he was.

 

I would like to see RDA go against Khabib next, but if Khabib is still injured then sure Bobby. I would like to see Bobby Green get Edson Barboza or Michael Johnson.

 

UFC 177 next week looks :x in a bad way

post #4096 of 41029
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BTW, they used a smaller cage last night! I've been calling for this since the WEC merger days. Obviously not for the heavier weight classes, but a smaller cage will negate a lot of the staleness.

 

http://fansided.com/2014/08/23/ufc-use-smaller-octagon-ufc-fight-night-49/

 

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post #4097 of 41029
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RDA gave henderson that work? Nice. Been waiting to see him get ko'ed.


It wasn't a KO in my book, but RDA definitely knocked him silly and could have ended it with ground and pound if the ref didn't stop it. I would have liked to see Benson get a chance to recover, but RDA earned that victory no doubt. I just don't think he was out like RDA said he was.

I would like to see RDA go against Khabib next, but if Khabib is still injured then sure Bobby. I would like to see Bobby Green get Edson Barboza or Michael Johnson.

UFC 177 next week looks sick.gif in a bad way

I thought Khabib just beat RDA? Doubt they'd fight again this quickly.

RDA just beat the #1 guy. He's beaten Cerrone recently. Curious to see how this plays out. I'm guessing if Alvarez wins he'll get the next shot. But if Cerrone wins, is RDA the next logical contender?
post #4098 of 41029
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Yep, Khabib dominated RDA, completely forgot about that

 

The Eddie/Cowboy winner most likely gets a title shot

 

If Cowboy wins, you can't deny that streak, which have all been finishes thus far. I've ******* on Cowboy for getting decimated by Bendo (twice), Nate Diaz, Pettis and RDA but you have to give him credit for fighting every other month which has allowed him to get right back into contendership. He's put together a nice streak and if he defeats Alvarez, Cowboy becomes the logical #1 contender

 

If Eddie wins you can market it pretty good. Almost like champion vs. champion type

 

If RDA beats another top 10 guy he has to be the next #1 contender

post #4099 of 41029
No surprise, but I disagree. Again, streaks don't mean much to me. 4 wins in a row over guys who haven't sniffed the top 5 of the division just isn't an overwhelming argument for a title shot.

Even your reply, where you list all the elite fighters he's LOST to while making a case for him getting a title shot speaks volumes.

Obviously 4 wins in a row against anyone in MMA deserves respect. But only the quality of those fighters determines how close you are to a title shot.

Eddie, while highly regarded, and a fighter I like a lot, is the latest fighter from another org, who hasn't been fighting the best of the best for years.

If he wins, it's marketable as champ vs. champ.

But if Cerrone wins, he's beaten a fighter I'd say none of us is 100% sure of just based on the level of comp he's fought.

I don't know how you justify making Cerrone #1 contender over a guy who beat him and just stopped the #1 guy who also happens to be a former UFC champion.

But as we've seen, logic is not a factor in these matters laugh.gif

If Cerrone beats Eddie, I'm sure he'll get the shot because he's more marketable in 'Murica than RDA. But certainly not because he has the stronger credentials. UFC hype machine been in effect talking title shot for Cerrone since he beat.....Jim Miller laugh.gif
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Thread Starter 

Yeah when it comes to the fight game, boxing or MMA, you don't always have the most logical matches come to fruition, it's all about the $$$

 

I will say that if RDA was more "marketable" or if he had at least half the charisma as McGregor, RDA would be next in line :lol

 

I was calling for Cowboy to fight the winner of RDA/Bendo to have to avenge a loss in order to get the title shot. It's Alvarez instead, I can't be too mad at that. I understand why others would be skeptical about that scenario. Miller and Barboza may not be top 5 guys but they're for sure top 10. Streaks don't mean much to me either but his streak isn't watered down or anything, especially if he were to defeat Alvarez (who has always been top 5 in the world even though he's not been in the UFC)

post #4101 of 41029
Bobby green beating Thompson kind of ****** everything up laugh.gif

Josh is a perennial top 5/10 guy. Josh vs. RDA would make sense now as another potential title eliminator.

Bobby so new/young. Same with Khabib. Both are guys I feel need a few more top 5/10 wins. To prove themselves but also to get to a point where they can market the PPV.

Division is LOADED right now though. And will we see Aldo at 155 in the next year? Bendo I'm sure will want another fight ASAP.

Can't wait to see it all play out.
post #4102 of 41029

Tough loss for Bendo but I see him getting to fight again in December when the UFC finally comes to AZ. But I think Ben Saunders should be getting some more love for that badass Omaplata he pulled.

post #4103 of 41029
No love for the Clay Collard vs Max Hollaway fight???

That Collard kid is tough as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! mean.gif Gonna be interesting to see how he develops cause he's got skills too. That being said Max looked excellent. Also called out Bermudez and i'd love to see that happen again.

RDA is problem. Guy is legit nasty everywhere. Hate to see Bendo lose like that but i wasn't all that surprised. He tends to get hit a lot and with some dudes you can't afford to let that happen.

155 is a complete mess. It's so loaded you need 2 belts in that division to allow all the fights to play out as they should mean.gif
post #4104 of 41029
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No love for the Clay Collard vs Max Hollaway fight???

That Collard kid is tough as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! mean.gif Gonna be interesting to see how he develops cause he's got skills too. That being said Max looked excellent. Also called out Bermudez and i'd love to see that happen again.

RDA is problem. Guy is legit nasty everywhere. Hate to see Bendo lose like that but i wasn't all that surprised. He tends to get hit a lot and with some dudes you can't afford to let that happen.

155 is a complete mess. It's so loaded you need 2 belts in that division to allow all the fights to play out as they should mean.gif


Dude, that fight was nuts. Love Collard :hat just loves to scrap

post #4105 of 41029
It seems like max holloway and/or cowboy cerrone are on every card laugh.gif
post #4106 of 41029
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Originally Posted by Smedroc View Post

No love for the Clay Collard vs Max Hollaway fight???

That Collard kid is tough as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! mean.gif Gonna be interesting to see how he develops cause he's got skills too. That being said Max looked excellent. Also called out Bermudez and i'd love to see that happen again.


155 is a complete mess. It's so loaded you need 2 belts in that division to allow all the fights to play out as they should mean.gif

If I remember correctly, that Collard took the fight on short notice. One can wonder how he performs if he had a full camp.

2 belts for the LW division is really needed cause the other one takes more than a year to be defended laugh.gif
post #4107 of 41029
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They really keep ******* things up with the BS TUF show. Nobody gives no damns about that **** and all it's doing is log jamming the division.

 

Though now that Pettis is champion, the narrative of his inactivity has shifted. Before, when Pettis was just another exciting contender in the UFC's loaded lightweight division, a 16-month absence could be worked around. Now, his idleness affects every 155-pound fighter under UFC contract, and more than a few restless contenders have already begun grumbling about Pettis holding up the division.

 

"I don't think these guys are educated whatsoever," Pettis said in response. "The TUF gig is something I didn't choose to happen. The UFC chose that. I'm not going to say no to an opportunity like that. That signs me up for three months filming for that, so that's why the fight got pushed back all the way. I could be ready to fight by August, at the latest. From now to August, if I started a training camp, I could be ready to go.

post #4108 of 41029
They won't let that show die. Ratings are absolute crap. They need to develop another show to replace it. I'd like to see a hard knocks type of show where they film a camp / gym for a few months.
post #4109 of 41029

^That would be a good show if it was on HBO/Showtime just like Hard Knocks. Hard Knocks works great on HBO but when the NFL Network shows replays of it, its not the same cause they censor things. But they may also have trouble getting fighters to agree to it. I know a lot of fighters didn't like doing Primetime. But I agree they need to just let TUF go away.

 

Anyone else think that maybe its time UFC re-evalutate the idea that a title fight has to be the main event on the card its on? Just look at 178. The title fight between Mighty Mouse and Cariaso is probably the least anticipated fight on the card.

post #4110 of 41029
I don't pay much attention to what the main event is. I look at the card as a whole.

You could argue that some other fights might make for good 5 rounders though.
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