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Deigo Sanchez vs..... Joe Lauzon booked for Mexico.
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I dig that fight. Makes more sense, Joe likely wins by sub. Start writing the checks now...
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buffer would probably announce before the fight that diego wins by decision no matter what though.
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Six years after his last fight inside the Octagon, Josh Burkman is back to the UFC.

 

UFC president Dana White announced on Friday that Burkman, a contestant on the second edition of The Ultimate Fighter reality show in 2005, has signed a new deal with the promotion. Burkman will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 182, on Jan. 3, against welterweight contender Hector Lombard.

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I thought Burkman just signed a new contract with WSOF a few months ago?

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They had to sign a n' to get a fight for Lombard mean.gif
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Still amazed burkman was with arianny when she was still a fresh ring girl. Lucky dude.
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They had to sign a n' to get a fight for Lombard mean.gif


Blame Woodley and Matt Brown for refusing to fight Lombard. Lombard went to great lengths calling both of them out, yet they both refused to fight. I guess the guys are scared to lose.

 

There's nobody else for Lombard. Condit is hurt and everyone else already has opponents

 

Hector Lombard repeatedly told MMAjunkie Radio that he has no relationship with Tyron Woodley that would keep the two of them from fighting as the UFC requested.

 

Despite sharing gym space with Woodley (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at Florida’s American Top Team, Lombard (34-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) said he has no trouble accepting the proposed matchup.

 

“We’re not friends,” he said. “He just comes to use the gym. He doesn’t even live here. It’s not a difficult decision at all.”

 

Hector Lombard @HectorLombard
 
Still waiting for you @IamTheImmortal make it happen @ufc @danawhite pic.twitter.com/LCalPpZAKj
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Also appears that Cowboy and Masvidal are looking to fight on December 6th. Cowboy should wreck him unless he comes into the fight complacent.

 

Jorge Masvidal UFC         @GamebredFighter Follow

 

@Cowboycerrone I'm FREE and OPEN to FIGHT U this December! This video is 4 U: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=555361451276187 … @danawhite @UFC @MMAjunkie @joerogan

 

Cowboy Cerrone         @Cowboycerrone Follow

 

@GamebredFighter: @Cowboycerrone I'm FREE and OPEN to FIGHT U this December! This video is 4 U: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=555361451276187 … 100% I'm down txs

1:55 PM - 3 Oct 2014 Lakewood, CO, United States
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Cerrone vs Masvidal sick.gif

That's gonna be a long night for both guys imo.

And i never realised Brown turned down Lombard too. That really speaks volumes.
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If Masvidal can defeat Cowboy, we could see him turning that corner. I believe Cowboy will sub him though

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Masvidal neither "wrecks" easy nor subs easy.

Been a LONG time since he's been subbed. His grappling in general has improved quite a bit over the last few years.

Yes he gets clipped but almost always recovers.

That kick from Khabilov would have stopped quite a few fighters I'm sure.

The tape is there clear as day for all to see.

BEEN wanting to see that fight if only because I like both fighters quite a bit.

I mean how can you not?

Cowboy Cerrone @Cowboycerrone · 21h 21 hours ago
Way to be respectful and do it right @GamebredFighter would love another fight this year


Anyone watch Bellator last night? A couple of NICE KOs in the last to fights.
Edited by illphillip - 10/4/14 at 10:43am
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I guess we'll get to see in December, should be a nice scrap for sure. Goin with Cowboy by sub and I rarely make predictions

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I never make predictions. Because fights are always unpredictable. Unless you're Conor McGregor I suppose. HA!

"Predictions" in general are ridiculous to me. They're so arbitrary. And who's really keep score for how many times someone is right or wrong?

I just find it amusing when people use terms like "wreck" for a fighter who rarely, if ever, gets "wrecked".

Doesn't mean these things won't happen. But nothing we know about him suggests they would. And a wise man once said, "to know your future is to know your past".

Plus I have more respect for great fighters than to throw around that type of termanology.

All that aside, don't even know if Dana makes this fight. I actually thought Masvidal vs. Jim Miller would make sense after his last fight. Or is Miller injured? Or maybe Josh Thompson.

Maybe even Alvarez. Have many ATT and Blackzilians squared off? I always wondered how those camps interacted being so close to each other.

And anyone know the timeline for when Khabib is back? Or Michael Johnson?

Damn, LW is a HELL of a division.....
Edited by illphillip - 10/4/14 at 12:22pm
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I think Cowboy will show the clear difference in calibers, sorry if you find that disrespectful or amusing. I don't care. But yeah I agree, predictions are tough in combat sports

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Gunnar almost got KO'd.. Champ, sorry your boy had to take the L.

 

Gunnar has a long way to go if he wants to compete with the elite.

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Rory methodical, finally exploded in the 3rd to finish with the KO

 

He seemed extra mad tonight at Saffedine, no clue where that came from :lol

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I think he was just hyping himself up. Was talking to him in between a round too.
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post

I think Cowboy will show the clear difference in calibers, sorry if you find that disrespectful or amusing. I don't care. But yeah I agree, predictions are tough in combat sports

No need to apologize for what I find amusing.

Amusement is a good thing.....

Nice win by Rory. WW shaping up nicely. Forgot that Brown turned down Lombard. That's some ********. We need great fights as the title fights play out.

I'd say have Assuncao fight Faber while BW sorts out. Sounds like the title may not get defended til' Spring '15.

Potential Alpha Male subplot there if he and TJ both win.

Or just a good fight if Dom wins.

Good night for Canada on the Halifax card.

I need to catch up on Stockholm.

Too drunk for all that right now....
Edited by illphillip - 10/4/14 at 11:59pm
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Alright cool then. Predictions happen in sports every day, they happen in this thread every week. I agree with you in that it can be unfair to use strong language while predicting the outcome in combat sports. That's why I rarely will do so when it comes to MMA.

 

When it comes down to it, I feel Cowboy's skill is much superior to Masvidal's. That's just my opinion, therefore I see a finish for Cowboy. That's all. Match up their resumes and skill sets and you'll have my reasoning for me saying Cowboy will wreck him. That's all good if you disagree, but spare me jumping on a soapbox about getting amused by folks making a prediction or proclaiming that making predictions is ridiculous.

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Gunnar almost got KO'd.. Champ, sorry your boy had to take the L.

Gunnar has a long way to go if he wants to compete with the elite.
Hurt my heart. Big-upped Gunnar only to see him fall under the pressure. Story's known for upsets, see Hendricks but traveling to Sweden against a local favorite impresses me. And I hate Story's style but he opened up a bit. Nelson's standup defense was questionable in the Santiago fight. Story's camp must have saw the tape and exposed that looming weakness. On the ground, I surely thought if Gunnar tapped Akhmedov, Story would be turned to food like Maia did. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
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jacare is inevitably coming for chris weedmans, that is all.
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Dana just going to give the challenger home field eh. No dambs given to Lawler/Hendricks

 

UFC President Dana White told the Canadian Press that the Tristar Gym standout will face the winner of the UFC 181 bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler sometime next year. MacDonald has won three straight fights and eight of his last nine overall inside the Octagon. His only two losses within the Las Vegas-based promotion have come at the hands of Lawler and Carlos Condit.

“It’s pretty impossible to deny Rory that, whoever comes out of that Lawler-Hendricks fight, he’s the next guy in line,” White said.

Perhaps more importantly, MacDonald will receive that opportunity on home soil.

“[The fight will] absolutely, positively, without a doubt, be in Canada,” White said. “He’s next in line and the fight will be in Canada.”

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GSP vs Rory... Summer 2015 nerd.gif
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jacare is inevitably coming for chris weedmans, that is all.

Cockhold smashes Bisping, gets booked to fight Jacare for No.1 contender.

Hopefully!
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I see nothing wrong with rory fighting in Canada, the place will sell out. Canadian fans are always amped. I'm hoping Diaz knocks out silva and we see lawler vs Diaz 2 for the belt Instead. 10 years in the making
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I think they're gonna have Rory's title fight in Canada because they have to do something to help with that market. From everything I've read, UFC isn't doing that great up there. Interests peaked a while ago and losing GSP certainly didn't help.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CaptainCrown3 View Post

I see nothing wrong with rory fighting in Canada, the place will sell out. Canadian fans are always amped. I'm hoping Diaz knocks out silva and we see lawler vs Diaz 2 for the belt Instead. 10 years in the making


If Diaz wins, he bypasses everyone at 185 lbs and gets the Weidman/Belfort winner. Was probably just Dana hyping up the fight but he said the Diaz/Silva fight has title implications at 185 lbs.

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Coverage of UFC had dropped immensely since Rogers Dropped crazy money for exclusive NHL rights. Their contract with UFC expires at the end of the year. Also, since there is no longer a Canadian champion fan interest has waned. Combine that with moving the Toronto card to Vegas and Dana shooting himself in the foot with fight pass and exclusive events and you get what we have now.
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Originally Posted by getrichquik1987 View Post

Coverage of UFC had dropped immensely since Rogers Dropped crazy money for exclusive NHL rights. Their contract with UFC expires at the end of the year. Also, since there is no longer a Canadian champion fan interest has waned. Combine that with moving the Toronto card to Vegas and Dana shooting himself in the foot with fight pass and exclusive events and you get what we have now.

 

I've been hearing about some organization in Canada called MFC and how its growing and taking over UFC's spot up there? Is it worth checking out?

 

Expansion hurt them somewhat but the way they do business has hurt them too. It may be appropriate to say and do certain things here but its not gonna fly in other countries. Supposedly the UFC Asia closed recently cause UFC didn't blow up over there like they expected and the UFC brass in Vegas and higher ups in Asia couldn't agree on how to conduct business. 

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Originally Posted by CaptainCrown3 View Post

I see nothing wrong with rory fighting in Canada, the place will sell out. Canadian fans are always amped. I'm hoping Diaz knocks out silva and we see lawler vs Diaz 2 for the belt Instead. 10 years in the making


You don't see how giving the challenger home soil is just a tad unfair to the champ? Don't get me wrong, money is the motive and I'm not mad but don't tell me you see absolutely nothing wrong with that :lol if you really don't then OK man

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