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post #4741 of 41107
But Hendricks fought lawler in Dallas, his hometown. how many times has Uriah challenged for the belt in Sacramento? They all sleep in the same hotel. This isn't college football man. None of the brazillians are complaining.
post #4742 of 41107
Yeah i don't buy into that home court stuff with MMA. Especially when we talk about championship level fighters.

As soon as that bell rings surely youre focused entirely on your opponent.
post #4743 of 41107
If you're the champ then it shouldn't matter if you fight at home or not. Probably more pressure to fight at home anyway and fam / friends bothering you for tickets.
post #4744 of 41107
Tonight's Bellator card looks good. Eduardo Dantas vs Joe Warren to unify the Bellator Bantamweight belt, and Michael Venom Page's hype train continues to roll out. pimp.gifpimp.gif
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But Hendricks fought lawler in Dallas, his hometown. how many times has Uriah challenged for the belt in Sacramento? They all sleep in the same hotel. This isn't college football man. None of the brazillians are complaining.

I didn't say it was college football. Not sure what that has anything to do with this. Hendricks and Lawler fought in Dallas, but neither was champ at the time. Moot point.

 

The UFC is based out of the USA, so the Brazilians really shouldn't be complaining. The UFC still puts a lot of Aldo's title fights in Brazil anyway.

 

Also, it's not so much city home field that I'm discussing, it's a whole country. Like, if Conor was challenging Aldo for the belt, if they had it in Ireland it'd be the same thing I'm talking about with Rory (or say putting the first Jones/Gus fight in Sweden). Again, I am not mad at the UFC for doing this, it's more money. I get that. I'm just saying, to put the fight in the challenger's home country...

 

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Yeah i don't buy into that home court stuff with MMA. Especially when we talk about championship level fighters.

As soon as that bell rings surely youre focused entirely on your opponent.

 

 

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If you're the champ then it shouldn't matter if you fight at home or not. Probably more pressure to fight at home anyway and fam / friends bothering you for tickets.

Of course it shouldn't matter where you fight if you're the champ and the focus will be there when the bell rings. That's not what I'm discussing. It's giving the challenger his home country. Places like Canada, Brazil and Ireland seem to be bigger home country advantages than an American fighting in his home city. It's a whole different ball game when we're talking about non-Americans fighting in their home countries.
 

post #4746 of 41107
Don't think it matters
post #4747 of 41107
Completely agree with VVH here. Depends on the individual fighter if "home country/town advantage" really exists (Guys like Lauzon say it is harder fighting at home...), but putting a title fight in the challenger's backyard doesn't sit well with me.

As a promotion, you are basically siding with the challenger and showing less confidence for your Champion. It shouldn't matter when the cage door closes, but the Champ being in hostile territory for Fight Week doesn't make a ton of sense. A long reigning Champion? Maybe, like I see a point to be made for Jones/Gus II in Sweden, but this will be Hendricks 2nd defense, or Lawler
's first with rabid Canucks chanting for Ares.

Though, if Dana puts the fight in Calgary to make up for 149, this is all a wasted argument. Those people deserve a bone.
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post #4748 of 41107

Fighting in your own backyard could be a disadvantage. Not only do they have the pressure of wanting to win in front of the home fans but doing all of the media leading up to the fight can be draining. If Rory fights in Vegas he'll have to do the regular interviews and promoting the fight would be split between him and the champ. He fights in Canada and he has to do a lot more interviews and most of the promotional activities fall on him. That was part of the reason GSP was happy his last fight with Hendricks was in Vegas instead of Canada. 

post #4749 of 41107
I want Rory to fight in Canada, that way when his ***** *** gets GFTO, all his friends and family will have a front row seat.
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lol :rollin

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rory should have one of the weeknd's songs as his entrance music. Get into Da Young Gawd mode.
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rory should have one of the weeknd's songs as his entrance music. Get into Da Young Gawd mode.


Had to rep for the young god reference

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Korean Zombie will be sidelined for the next 2 years. He's gonna start serving the 2 year mandatory military service required of males in South Korea.

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Korean Zombie will be sidelined for the next 2 years. He's gonna start serving the 2 year mandatory military service required of males in South Korea.


Very bummed about this news :{

post #4755 of 41107
damn dat sux
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post #4756 of 41107
Jury vs Cerrone been confirmed by Dana.

Massive step up for Jury. He has been looking super legit but Cowboy is a whole different ball game.
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Jury vs Cerrone been confirmed by Dana.

Massive step up for Jury. He has been looking super legit but Cowboy is a whole different ball game.


tbh I don't think it's a massive step up. Definitely his biggest test to date but he's actually faced some solid comp in the past 2 years. Michael Johnson in December, 2012, Ricci, Diego Sanchez and Gomi are good stepping stones.

 

I'm not too thrilled with this match quite honestly, if Cowboy wins I wonder if they give him a title shot.

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post #4761 of 41107
*Loki Oh Yes gif*
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post #4762 of 41107

Mike Goldberg's career announcing NFL games looks like it may be over already. During his 1st game he made some mistakes, but then he made it worst by going at some of the people who tweeted at him. Now Fox pulled him from his next scheduled game.


Edited by PhillyzPhan - 10/14/14 at 8:38pm
post #4763 of 41107
I got 5 on it.
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I hope there's pics of Miesha's cupcake.
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tbh I don't think it's a massive step up. Definitely his biggest test to date but he's actually faced some solid comp in the past 2 years. Michael Johnson in December, 2012, Ricci, Diego Sanchez and Gomi are good stepping stones.

I'm not too thrilled with this match quite honestly, if Cowboy wins I wonder if they give him a title shot.


I guess MJ is a good win but he wasn't the top 10 guy at that point. And i'm not reading to much into the Diego or Gomi fights. He looked great but stylistically they were both great match ups for him.

It will be interesting to see how he deals with Cerrone's length and skills.
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smokin.gif  but whoever actually shells out $350 a pic is crazy.

Mike Goldberg's career announcing NFL games looks like it may be over already. During his 1st game he made some mistakes, but then he made it worst by going at some of the people who tweeted at him. Now Fox pulled him from his next scheduled game.
"Goldy" was terrible in his NFL debut. Mixed up Golden Tate and Greg Jennings. Also messed up names, coaching staffs.
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Korean Zombie will be sidelined for the next 2 years. He's gonna start serving the 2 year mandatory military service required of males in South Korea.
Same thing I feared with Shin-Soo Choo, pre-exemption.
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post #4769 of 41107
Guys please lets not get this thread locked over discussing nude pics. mean.gif

We can't discuss such things, Meth has locked multiple threads because of these "leaks". And we are already on thin ice so I doubt he will think twice about shutting us down for good.

In fact I suggest you guys edit that stuff out immediately.
post #4770 of 41107
Re-watching "Korean Zombie" against Aldo. That shoulder pop in Round 4 hit me right in the feels.
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