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post #5251 of 34015

UFC dont care about fighters getting sponsors, ufc cares about ufc

 

gsp picked a good time to semi-retire

 

robbie taking that belt, pettis keeping his

post #5252 of 34015
I hope they don't make them wear reebok sneakers. I'd only wear those dee brown slam dunk sneakers.
post #5253 of 34015
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Will wait to see how the entire Reebok deal plays out in real life before I make any judgments, but GSP is coming back any second now so that comment doesn't make any sense. Also, obviously the UFC cares about the UFC. What the hell other way is there to think for them?

 

My first reaction is negative-- being that I absolutely love seeing guys wearing whatever the hell they want, style, color, etc. Upon reading further it seems like they'll still be pretty individual. As far as the money aspect, that's where I'll withhold judgement until we start to see concrete numbers and facts.

 

Hyped for Saturday. God damn I can't wait /Bart Scott

post #5254 of 34015

yeah, any second now..... in the next 2 years

 

the guy's probably been out as long as some of these current champions and probably spent most of his time rehabbing

 

he's on hiatus, hes not dominick cruz

post #5255 of 34015
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We'll see. Wouldn't be shocked if we get him back in 2015. Regardless, my points still stand. 

 

You act as if the UFC should not be looking out for themselves first and foremost. 

post #5256 of 34015

im not acting on anything, i would never expect the ufc to act in the best interest of the fighters

 

this deal affects the top level fighters and further limits an already limited availability of sponsorships

 

why would under armour wanna pay gsp with this reebok deal, which is why i made that comment about it being a good time to be semi-retired


Edited by TheHealthInspector - 12/2/14 at 11:14pm
post #5257 of 34015
This has been in the works for a minute.

I guess the Cormier scuffle wasn't the only reason Nike pulled the rug from under Jones.
post #5258 of 34015
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Originally Posted by TheHealthInspector View Post
 

im not acting on anything, i would never expect the ufc to act in the best interest of the fighters

 

this deal affects the top level fighters and further limits an already limited availability of sponsorships

 

why would under armour wanna pay gsp with this reebok deal, which is why i made that comment about it being a good time to be semi-retired

Athletes sponsored by particular brands are forced to wear other brands every day, b.

 

LeBron, Kobe, etc. have all had to don Adidas/Reebok official uniforms/warmups at some point. I'm sure it's the same way in the NFL. It is what it is when you're a part of a league. Some leagues you can get away with more than others, like in the NBA you can still wear whatever shoes but in the NFL I'm pretty sure they're stricter with cleats/accessories etc.

 

It's a concession that the athlete just has to live with. Ultimately I don't think it's the most unfair thing in the world. Who knows, maybe UA still has GSP as a brand ambassador.

post #5259 of 34015
Serious title fights this weekend.

If only Vitor was on deh TRT still... ohwell.gif

I'm thinking both contenders getting taken out 2nd round.
post #5260 of 34015
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Does vitor still have his mohawk? Maybe that was the real source of his strength.

Anyone watch Jo versus Rose last night? I like both fighters but had a feeling Rose was going to be too fast and slick. She was able to slip in nice punches and she is very good off her back. When they were showing her training a few episodes before her striking and submission skills were impressive. Plus she's really athletic. I think randa or carla's strong wrestling can neutralize her though.
post #5261 of 34015
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I got nothing but respect for Frankie as a fighter and person. Saw an interview with Ariel yesterday and Frankie was so humble. He said his piece to Dana about wanting Aldo and went the right way about it. Didn't say anything crazy or disrespectful about anyone on social media or cause a scene. Said he knows Conor is marketable and understands that aspect of the business. Top notch guy Frankie is.

post #5262 of 34015
From what I'm reading, the UFC effectively killed the sponsor market themselves with "tax" they imposed, therefore this RBK deal might actually benefit most fighters. Sucks for the dudes that created legit lifestyle brands though (Dethrone/Jaco).

Both champs retain this weekend, IMO. Bigg Rigg didn't look the same after tearing up his bicep on that takedown attempt in the first fight. He just didn't have any pop in that arm and his wrestling was basically non-existent. I expect a wrestling-heavy, decision win for Hendricks.

As for the 155ers, man, that is going to be a battle. Gil is a warrior, but Pettis just has too much skill for him. Gil will want to get inside and throw volume, while Pettis will keep his range and pick his spots. Showtime may be the first man to finish Melendez...
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post #5263 of 34015

Just read this on twitter; what happens if/when a big named fighter becomes a free agent then signs a deal with Bellator during UFC's matching period that states in the contract the fighter is allowed to choose and wear whatever sponsor they want? How does UFC match?

post #5264 of 34015
@NotoriousLAR and @Smedroc:
Dethrone stuff arrived in the mail. Not bad for $6 shipping from Washington state on four items. Post pics tomorrow.
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post #5265 of 34015
I almost picked up the sweatshorts they had but they looked mad long.
post #5266 of 34015
I love watching Pettis' fights. The way he punishes people with body kicks is so nice to watch.
post #5267 of 34015
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Breh, if Pettis finishes Gil I'll be shocked. I look at Gil as one of the most durable and un-finishable guys MMA has, outside of Frankie.

 

Pettis only goes for finishes though so I'm ready to see him try :hat

post #5268 of 34015
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Yeah, Gil is tough as hell but if Pettis lands some of those brutal body kicks . . .
post #5269 of 34015
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@NotoriousLAR and @Smedroc:
Dethrone stuff arrived in the mail. Not bad for $6 shipping from Washington state on four items. Post pics tomorrow.

Some how i managed to get international shipping to the UK for $8 eek.gif
post #5270 of 34015
Mine came in today, too. The fit on their shirts is always money for me. $8 is a damn steal laugh.gif
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post #5271 of 34015

FYI for those with EA Sports UFC, Brock Lesnar will be added to game as FREE DLC in a Legends pack along with Rampage Jackson, Matt Hughes, and Mark Coleman.

 

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post #5274 of 34015
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Does vitor still have his mohawk? Maybe that was the real source of his strength.

Anyone watch Jo versus Rose last night? I like both fighters but had a feeling Rose was going to be too fast and slick. She was able to slip in nice punches and she is very good off her back. When they were showing her training a few episodes before her striking and submission skills were impressive. Plus she's really athletic. I think randa or carla's strong wrestling can neutralize her though.

I wanted jojo to win but i felt her ground game was the weak point going in against rose
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Looks like Browne and Schaub have a little beef brewing. You could see it at the weigh-ins

 

If I have it correct: Schaub criticized Browne for leaving Jackson's camp to train in Glendale with Rousey's coach. Rousey's coach got wind of this and proceeded to trash Schuab as a fighter. Schaub said he "knows what types of things go on" at the Glendale camp and that it was "a good thing for Browne to switch" as it would benefit Schaub.

 

Wonder if Schaub is bitter at the breakup with Ronda? Would be boss if Browne KO'd Schuab and then brought Ronda to the cage and made out with her on some "I ****** your girl too" Adrien Broner ****

post #5276 of 34015

Travis, Gilbert, and Johnny..

 

Book it

post #5277 of 34015
War Pettis/Lawler
post #5278 of 34015
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Aint eem rootin for anyone in the co-main events, just want to see classic scraps.

 

I'd like to see Browne win, and win convincingly purely for the fact that HW doesn't have any real new blood. A win against Schaub doesn't tell you much though.

post #5279 of 34015
Had no idea about Schaub and Rousey.
post #5280 of 34015
Thread Starter 

Browne's new coach, thank God they worked on his cardio:

 

"The guy [Browne] can't punch from short distance or middle distance," said Tarverdyan, who has made his MMA name coaching UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

 

"He has to swing his hands. And even swinging, when he was out there he really couldn't have punched. He punches, but you have to swing to be able to connect that shot. Yes, it does [land], because he just has that in him, the fighting instinct. He just does it in there and it's been working for him. But not at the top level where somebody could really keep the distance the right way. He won't be able to land a shot and then what happens?"

 

 

"Of course he could fight," Tarverdyan said. "The guy gets in there and gets a lot of knockouts. He does know how to fight. But knows how to fight properly and knows how to balance himself and will be able to win against opponents at the top level? Absolutely not. Now he can. Because now he knows exactly what he's doing."

Browne's biggest holes were, according to Tarverdyan, inside striking and strength and conditioning. Since coming to Glendale Fighting club, Browne has improved his gas tank and has held his own against Olympic-level boxers, per the coach.

"If a heavyweight cannot hit the bag for one round, there's something wrong with that," Tarverydyan said. "Travis Browne couldn't hit the bag for one round. He would get fatigued, because he couldn't let his hands go constantly the way I wanted him to go."

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