100% agree... It just felt more intimate
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Yeah I'm basically used to it now but I used to be strictly pride back in the day, every event really felt like an EVENT, production value was crazy. Too late for the UFC to switch it up now tho I guess.
I actually get what Bellator is doing. They have to put on freak show fights like Kimbo v Shamrock, and sign fighters past their prime like Tito, Koscheck, etc so they can try and draw viewers. But they've been low-key signing some big time prospects like Ed Ruth and Aaron Pico. But no one is gonna tune in to watch them or even Chandler fight. But they do for Kimbo, Tito, etc.
Was pretty mellow really. More of cutesy bit with Jay Crawford seeing how long he can hang with Conor.
Chael breaking down the fight a bit and playing Aldo with Conor in the cage.
He was his usual confident self but not over the top.
I will say....because of this, I realized what a great ambassador he can be for the sport when he's not overdoing it.
Suit was clean. Charismatic. Personable.
Chaels a tool. Point blank period. Not the guy you want repping the sport. Especially after getting caught cheating 57 times. (Not that the ufc or their fans care)
I meant Conor.
It was a linear thought in my head
Didn't think Jose would wash Conor 100% healthy so with that apparently badly injured rib, I give Conor even more of a chance. Seems like analysts and fighters are starting to get with the idea that Jose will lose his title. The latest being Rashad and Weidman
Seeing Chad hang in there for 5 rounds standing up, without even threatening takedowns factors in big for me. Conor's striking is superior to Chad's
There is literally no reason Mendes should be the choice over Frankie Pathetic by the UFC. And even more pathetic that this is for the interim title. Complete trash
"At the end of the day we looked also at…look, Mendez is formally ranked No. 1 ahead of McGregor," he said. "It would have been a little weird if we picked Frankie and then Chad would say, but I’m number one. Not that we always go distinctly by one, two or three, but both guys were available, and he was number one and Frankie was number two. I think looking at Mendes’ past performances [helped]. That fight last fall against Aldo [at UFC 179] was one of the great fights in UFC history. In his last fight against Lamas he blew right through the guy. And it was like, you know what, he’s got the momentum we feel like, and we feel like he deserves it.
"And quite honestly, it was funny because I was literally sitting in my office, and I was on Twitter or something and I think [MMA Fighting’s] Luke Thomas tweeted something like, ‘one thing I know is not going to happen today is they’re not going to announce that Mendes is the replacement.’ And I was like, it’s Mendes."
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He won the fight mentally and got Aldo shook. I train UFC too and I never cried at the gym unlike Aldo.