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post #4111 of 34124
I would imagine the main event has the greatest effect on the PPV figures?

If you switched the main and co-main i'm pretty Conor/Dustin would do better numbers.

Can't be disrespecting your title holders like that though i guess....
post #4112 of 34124
There are just too many fighters and too many events. If they are making money(which they are), then it's a smart business move by them. We will just continue to see ppv cards that have mediocre at best fighters on it.
post #4113 of 34124
Barao by 48-47 decision, to take back his 135 strap. Really a weak and underwhelming PPV card. Disappointing quality, Dana. Only other fight I'm looking forward to on 177 is involving Ramsey Nijem. Castillo a bit, but doesn't wow me. Even though he's TAM.
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post #4114 of 34124

Super tough loss for Bendo. I disagree with the stoppage - thought RDA could have hit him a few more times to see if Bendo was going to go out for sure. This definitely shakes things up a bit. 

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post #4115 of 34124
Benson dropped like a sack of potatoes, there is literally nothing wrong w/ that stoppage, laugh.gif
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post #4116 of 34124
Bendo was done. Big John could have waited a few more shots but he was done.

It's hard as a ref cause you have to factor in how tough the guy on the receiving end is and how viscous the aggressor is.

Some dudes got some relatively weak gnp which enables guys to get back sometimes. Dos Anjos is a beast though so it would have been another 2-3 shots before Bendo was limp again. Zero chance he recovered from that situation imo.
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zero chance? bendo didn't get knocked out from the showtime kick. he still had his arms up (probably to defend himself)... and then he jumped right up afterward and started running around. i thought it was a bad stoppage. 

 

i think maynard/edgar ii - edgar got knocked down way worse than that multiple times in a round and he came back strong. 

 

ref shouldn't jump in until the guy isn't defending himself

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post #4118 of 34124
I thought it was slightly early myself..but at the same time I'm not really against the stoppage there cause he dropped like a sack of potatoes laugh.gif
post #4119 of 34124
Thread Starter 

Korean Zombie injured his shoulder again and is out of his fight :{

 

"Yes, unfortunately, he strained the shoulder that he dislocated in the Aldo fight. No structural damage, he just has to do rehab for four weeks, then the doctors will reevaluate."

post #4120 of 34124
Tough set back for Korean zombie.

It's hard to see bendo take a loss like that but there're good match ups for him like Eddie Alvarez and Ross Pearson
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bendo would blanket pearson with his wrestling and win another decision. he's like a much larger maynard that doesn't gas in that aspect (wrestling). alvarez isn't in his league. i wouldn't mind seeing bendo v. josh thompson again. i thought josh won the first fight and they are pretty evenly matched. 

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post #4122 of 34124

Its out of character for this new version of Rumble, but glad that he's calling out Gus and telling him to take the fight against him. There's no one else for either of them to fight and Gus is risking having to sit out for up to a year if DC wins. Jones is in that Silva/GSP class where a loss warrants an immediate rematch if he wants.

 

Other news:

  • OSP vs Feijao announced for Nov 8 in Brazil
  • Demian Maia is out indefinitely with a serious bone infection.
  • With Bisping vs Rockhold highly probable, Machida is looking to face CB Dollaway.
  • In the next few months, UFC wants to start out of competition drug testing. With the end goal being year round blood and urine tests for all fighters.
  • And Dana is #8 on GQ's 25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports. 

Edited by PhillyzPhan - 8/28/14 at 11:21am
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Thread Starter 

Say what you want about Dana, he still tries his hardest to put on fights the fans want to see. That's all I care about

 

The out of competition drug testing is also pretty cool, I hope it becomes a reality

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Benson dropped like a sack of potatoes, there is literally nothing wrong w/ that stoppage, laugh.gif
Quick, early stoppage but not incorrect. As I've said over and over.
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Korean Zombie injured his shoulder again and is out of his fight mean.gif

"Yes, unfortunately, he strained the shoulder that he dislocated in the Aldo fight. No structural damage, he just has to do rehab for four weeks, then the doctors will reevaluate."
Hate it had to be him.
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Tough set back for Korean zombie.

It's hard to see bendo take a loss like that but there're good match ups for him like Eddie Alvarez and Ross Pearson
Bendo vs. Eddie would be an entertaining war of attrition.
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Its out of character for this new version of Rumble, but glad that he's calling out Gus and telling him to take the fight against him. There's no one else for either of them to fight and Gus is risking having to sit out for up to a year if DC wins. Jones is in that Silva/GSP class where a loss warrants an immediate rematch if he wants.

Other news:
  • OSP vs Feijao announced for Nov 8 in Brazil
  • Demian Maia is out indefinitely with a serious bone infection.
  • With Bisping vs Rockhold highly probable, Machida is looking to face CB Dollaway.
  • In the next few months, UFC wants to start out of competition drug testing. With the end goal being year round blood and urine tests for all fighters.
  • And Dana is #8 on GQ's 25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports. 
I know Dollaway just beat Carmont, surprisingly. But that's the best they could muster up for Dragon?
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It seems like max holloway and/or cowboy cerrone are on every card laugh.gif

 

Holloway is fighting again. He's replacing Korean Zombie on Fight Night 53.

 

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I know Dollaway just beat Carmont, surprisingly. But that's the best they could muster up for Dragon?

 

There's no one else for him to fight unless he wants to wait. Weidman is fighting Belfort. Kennedy, Jacare, Mousasi, Romero all have fights. And Bisping is more than likely gonna fight Rockhold. So Dollaway is the only top 10 fighter available.

 

I really hope that Overeem was joking when he tweeted out that he weights 210 lbs right now. 

post #4126 of 34124
Did he stop lifting?
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I hope he's joking about his weight but since he failed his drug test, Overeem has gotten smaller and lost a lot of muscle tone. 

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Holloway is fighting again. He's replacing Korean Zombie on Fight Night 53.


There's no one else for him to fight unless he wants to wait. Weidman is fighting Belfort. Kennedy, Jacare, Mousasi, Romero all have fights. And Bisping is more than likely gonna fight Rockhold. So Dollaway is the only top 10 fighter available.

I really hope that Overeem was joking when he tweeted out that he weights 210 lbs right now. 
Max earned my respect at UFC 172. Had it even going into R3 and he dug deep for a sub. Tapping Fili is no easy proposition. Apparently Holloway was battling the flu bug fight week too.

Need to see a rematch against Bermudez. Looking at Max's resume, losing to KoD and Diamond is no shame.

Usually don't like those "stay busy" matchups. I get the rationale, however. Dollaway is severely over-matched. Machida has everything to lose and little to gain.
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post #4129 of 34124

I completely agree but I get why Machida wants to stay busy. He's already 36 and wants to be champion again so he needs to keep fighting and beating top 10 to get his name back in the title picture.

 

But with UFC constantly flip flopping on match ups Machida may end up getting Rockhold like he wanted. Right now the plan according to Dana, is for Machida to fight Rockhold next. No date for the event but more than likely its gonna be in Brazil.

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I completely agree but I get why Machida wants to stay busy. He's already 36 and wants to be champion again so he needs to keep fighting and beating top 10 to get his name back in the title picture.

But with UFC constantly flip flopping on match ups Machida may end up getting Rockhold like he wanted. Right now the plan according to Dana, is for Machida to fight Rockhold next. No date for the event but more than likely its gonna be in Brazil.
Rockhold is making himself an alluring contender with willingness to fight anybody. Avenge the Vitor loss, he calls it a fluke of sorts. Attempt to shut up Bisping. Luke and Machida is essentially a title eliminator. Rockhold's sick sub at 172 on Timmy still stands out to me, reverse triangle kimura. Then eating chips at the post-fight presser with Bones.
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post #4131 of 34124

Rockhold didn't really want the Machida fight. That's why he was campaigning for the Bisping fight. He was saying he either wanted Belfort or a title shot. When he realized he wasn't getting either he wanted Bisping even though UFC was trying to make his match up with Machida.

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Rockhold didn't really want the Machida fight. That's why he was campaigning for the Bisping fight. He was saying he either wanted Belfort or a title shot. When he realized he wasn't getting either he wanted Bisping even though UFC was trying to make his match up with Machida.
In fairness, Rockhold was calling out Bisping in April. This isn't a new rivalry, at least for Luke.
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post #4133 of 34124

Rockhold literally trying to harness the testicular fortitude of the mighty Tiger.

 

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^What would make anyone decide that they wanna grab an animal's nuts? That **** is just weird to me.

 

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In fairness, Rockhold was calling out Bisping in April. This isn't a new rivalry, at least for Luke.

 

Yeah I know. He's been calling out Bisping for a while. Rockhold was willing to fight anyone after he lost to Belfort. Now he's on his 2 fight win streak and he's been saying he only wants Belfort or a title shot. They tried to give him Jacare and Kennedy and he said he already beat them in Strikeforce. In my eyes losing to Belfort then beating Bostch and Phillipou doesn't warrant a title shot. He fought one guy in the top 5 and lost. That's why I was more in favor of a matchup with Machida than one with Bisping.  

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I think Bisping vs Rockhold is an easy fight to sell and build up will make people want to watch.
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Barão passed out during the weigh loss process. He was transported to a hospital and is better now, but won't face TJ Dillashaw

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Wow. Dillashaw fighting Joe Soto now for the title. Honestly I have no clue who Soto is.

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laugh.gifmean.gif. He didn't deserve a rematch in the first place.
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wow really ? lol

that suuuuuuuuuuuuux. joe soto is gonna get destroyed.
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wow really ? lol

that suuuuuuuuuuuuux. joe soto is gonna get destroyed.

the dude is making like $8k/$8k to get destroyed in a title fight :lol Nate Quarry like beating tomorrow. Feels Bad for dude. I beat Dana going to give him the pep talk of his life, so his manager doesn't negotiate a better back door paycheck. 

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