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post #6511 of 41107
I cant wait to see what Uriah Hall shows up. Dude has shown so much potential but at times dude is a total bust.
post #6512 of 41107
Hall doesn't seem to have that killer instinct and heart. It's like he has talent, especially in stand up (not so much in GnP and wrestling).

Like it's crazy he was the favorite going into the TUF finale. But it seems Gastulum turned out to be the real winner and is on his way to getting a title shot after the title shot after the title shot if he wins his next fight.
post #6513 of 41107
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Hall doesn't seem to have that killer instinct and heart. It's like he has talent, especially in stand up (not so much in GnP and wrestling).

Like it's crazy he was the favorite going into the TUF finale. But it seems Gastulum turned out to be the real winner and is on his way to getting a title shot after the title shot after the title shot if he wins his next fight.
yeah ... I don't think he fully lets go. He's also always thinking about the damage he can inflict to others ... But when he's on, he's a beauty to watch.
post #6514 of 41107
You're involved in human cockfighting and trapped in a cage and concerned about the "damage" you're going to do? That's his problem, he keeps trying to dap and fist bump his opponent being concerned about their physical well being. He needs to get in and get out. No need to be of questionable repute like the Bellator WW champion but you have to have ill intentions to step into that cage and win fights.
post #6515 of 41107
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What are you watching?

It was a Q and A session with Jose Aldo, where fans could ask him anything

 

It was a little ridiculous with all the stupid questions and weak troll attempts by McGregor fans

 

Basically Aldo said:

 

-He isn't looking or thinking about moving to lightweight and he wants to stick around at 145

-He said he's the King, Chad Mendes is the Prince and McGregor is the Court Jester Clown

-He wouldn't fight Barao

-He would beat McGregor in all 5 rounds if it came to it

-Whether or not McGregor wins or loses, Aldo wants to beat him up regardless

 

Overall Aldo wasn't really that emotional nor did it seem like he really let McGregor get in his head

post #6516 of 41107
I thought the fights were going to be tonight. It'll be weird watching fights on a Sunday. Fox is probably hoping viewers will keep it on the channel after the football game.
post #6517 of 41107
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I thought the fights were going to be tonight. It'll be weird watching fights on a Sunday. Fox is probably hoping viewers will keep it on the channel after the football game.

Bingo

 

I tried to put Sunday in the title haha

post #6518 of 41107

conor looks like a ******* zombie

 

post #6519 of 41107
Wow, he looks emaciated and out of it.

I just watched that Q&A session. It was horrible. Like the crowd was just trolling him.

I feel like the UFC and their spin masters are wasting Jose's time to fly him to Boston just to do a walk in.

In the words of Connor, what are they tinking?
post #6520 of 41107
They should've let aldo leg kick all those trolls.
post #6521 of 41107
That wait cut looks like it took a toll on Conor
post #6522 of 41107
Why's the fight on Sunday?
Instead of tonight..
Edited by 6 rings MJ - 1/17/15 at 6:25pm
post #6523 of 41107
I guess the ufc wanted to test a Sunday card to see how well it would do I guess or they didn't wanna compete w bellator Friday and wsof sat
post #6524 of 41107
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I guess the ufc wanted to test a Sunday card to see how well it would do I guess or they didn't wanna compete w bellator Friday and wsof sat

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Originally Posted by 6 rings MJ View Post

Why's the fight on Sunday?
Instead of tonight..
or maybe because Monday is a holiday? MLK so some employers give the day off.
post #6525 of 41107

ufc has done sunday cards before..

post #6526 of 41107
McGregor was SHOT in that interview. Didn't even seem himself.
post #6527 of 41107
Damn that interview.. sick.gif
post #6528 of 41107
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post

This whole thing they're doing making Aldo answer all these dumb questions from these drunken Boston idiots seems a little ridiculous

Subjecting the long time champ to this B.S.

Also this hostess is a ******* bimbo sick.gif
Terrible media event on behalf of the UFC. I'd pipe Megan Olivi, but I'm not a fan in the slightest. She was laughing at dumb stuff and had no control as moderator.

I'm a bit shocked the UFC submitted Aldo to this poor treatment. It's well-documented I'm not a Jose supporter by any margin. I'm assuming the organization flew him in from Brasil for PR duties, building the Conor fight in Dublin assuming McGregor gets past Siver.

Yet another issue I have. Aldo is champ. If not Brasil, the fight should be in the States like Vegas. Not Ireland, despite the money grab.

How do you not screen questions? The trolls with beers in their hands were extremely biased and lacked overall class.

Questions about jumping to 155, fighting Barao, defending against Conor. I get. The shining the belt stuff I can do without.
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post #6529 of 41107

Didn't read all the posts but let's not forget that in his previous fight with Thiago Santos, he broke his toe in the 1st round and hung it out. So I would say that he does have heart but that killer instinct has yet to come into fruition. 

post #6530 of 41107
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Didn't read all the posts but let's not forget that in his previous fight with Thiago Santos, he broke his toe in the 1st round and hung it out. So I would say that he does have heart but that killer instinct has yet to come into fruition. 
Gastelum fight aside, Uriah Hall had no business losing to John Howard. Hall's too nice a guy. Seemingly overly laid-back, instead of attacking for the jugular. He has the potential and skill-set to be a top-10 MW with increased aggression.
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post #6531 of 41107
Like if I was Megan, I would've trolled the fans and asked them to come to the stage and ask the questions face-to-face to see if they're still as brazen.

The "Company" isn't really showing any respect toward Aldo. The dude has been the best featherweight for the last six years. He's not known for crack-laced partying, rehashing Billy Graham or Mohammed Ali promos, etc.

And CCT, you're right. Why would the champ go to the homeland of the challenger? I get the UFC's motivations, globalization of their brand, capitalizing on a hungry MMA market, etc.

Mind you, Jose, along with his team mate, have been complaining about his pay and now he's getting whored out.
post #6532 of 41107
Why Jose Aldo Has Earned My Respect Through the Conor McGregor Situation:
He's publicly ready and willing to fight the man, win or lose against Siver. I firmly believe Aldo would beat Conor in 2015, by wide decision and perhaps even finish.

Aldo understands the business. He knows McGregor's brash talk and hype is largely good for the sport. The Boston card is going to sell great by all accounts. Conor greats exposure for himself, but also his opponent and sometimes the rest of the card. A casual fan may stick around to watch Bendo/Cowboy leading up to tonight's main event. Good for the sport.

Jose also understands this side of the business. Although he is champion and a fight with Conor should take place in the States (Vegas) if not Brasil, Aldo gets that money talks and a title bout in a Dublin soccer stadium would be cream of the crop financially. McGregor is a monster draw in his homeland and the money would be unprecedented. Jose Aldo seems prepared and ready to embrace a trip into hostile waters behind enemy lines, all to defend his 145 strap as king of the division.

He endured the Q&A session with grace despite the trolls, chant, and attempts to get under his skin. Took everything in stride as unfair as the situation seemed. Flying the featherweight champion from his Brasilian home to cold and wet Boston, Massachusetts. All to have the moderator, Megan Olivi, lack control and direction in the session.

The way he controls his emotions is indicative of a true champion. Unfazed by Conor's trash talk or shining the belt taunts. That was McGregor's largest advantage against "Diamond." He got into Poirier's head. Dustin was actually having a good first round with leg kicks, which would have impacted Conor's movement later in the fight (deeper rounds), but "Diamond" was too blinded by rage to see the process through. Aldo is maintaining his composure and very business-like.

He's very clear about his intent. Not to fight Barao as close teammates, with legitimate opposition at their respective divisions of 135 and 145. He's also not immediately eyeing Pettis at 155, which we all want to see eventually.
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post #6533 of 41107

Read something yesterday with Dana saying that any title fight between Aldo and McGregor will be in Vegas not Ireland. McGregor supposedly isn't happy about the talk cause he was promised he'd get the fight in Ireland.

 

Leads me to believe that Aldo/McGregor probably happens Memorial Day weekend or 4th of July weekend. This way the card would have another title fight and other popular fighters on it to help carry it. Except for in Brazil, Ireland, and even Boston with its huge Irish population, I'm not sure that a Aldo/McGregor card necessarily sells on that Jones/DC level that UFC is expecting.

post #6534 of 41107
I wouldn't have minded seeing Aldo wash him in Ireland.
post #6535 of 41107
Thread Starter 

Oh so now you guys have a problem with the fight being in Ireland :lol

 

Remember when I was saying this exact thing and all you guys were like "what's the big deal? It doesn't matter where a fight is"

 

Also, they're putting the fight on tonight so they can grab all the viewers from the football game, well, at least that's their plan

 

Last thing, that moderator chick is actually Benavidez' wife to be.. 

post #6536 of 41107

I think that would've been perfect if the fights were on Fox and not FS1. Plus the late game is on CBS and I don't see them having promos for it. The biggest winner is probably gonna be that Scorpion show thats on right after the game.

post #6537 of 41107
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Last thing, that moderator chick is actually Benavidez' wife to be.. 
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post #6538 of 41107
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Yeah it's a risk. Also a huge risk by them having the ******* fight in Boston when the Patriots are playing a home game minutes away :lol

 

I'm sure they had to be thinking this would have been a possibility when they were planning venues, they're lucky the show got sold out. I guess Irish fans flew out?

post #6539 of 41107

In the same story/video floating around with Dana saying Aldo/McGregor will be in Vegas I think he says about 12% are people from Ireland that flew in. The rest are from Boston I guess which is predominantly Irish. So it'll be like 90% Irish in there. I'm surprised they didn't drag Marcus Davis out to fight on this card too.

 

I don't have a problem with cards on Sunday. Just this Sunday seems like a **** up. After football is done, 8-11PM time slot on Sunday is wide open and they could do really well on those days ratings wise, especially if they could have Fox bump the Simpsons and Family Guy a few Sundays and have shows on Fox.

post #6540 of 41107
I'm almost certain Paddy taps Howell with a RNC.

Pendred likely decisions Spencer, 29-28 by my estimation.

Parke is going to win, no surprise here but I doubt he submits Tibau and I'm not sure he'll get KO'ed either. For that reason I'll go Stormin' Norman, 30-27.
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