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Discussion in 'Combat Sports - UFC, MMA, Boxing, and More' started by Crimson Azure, Aug 2, 2010.

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  1. bomber_mad_1989

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    The first Misha Tate pre-fight shit talk, which was basically all initiated by Rousey is what launched the Rousey celebrity. Womens MMA probably wouldnt be in the UFC without Rondas ability to draw attention to herself and her fights, basically off very little hype.

    The 2nd Misha prefight was huge.

    The Bethe pre fight shit talk would have at least added 300,000 buys imo.

    Rondas prefight "shtick" is a massive part of who she is/was.
     
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  2. bomber_mad_1989

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    I love the guy. He is my go to for mma news and opinion. Also out of most "media", his knowledge of actual technique is basically unmatched, especially BJJ.

    I dont always agree with him but he is hilarious at times.

    And he definitely loves the sport.
     
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    :D:D:D- money, money, money !!!
     
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    Does anyone know if Goldberg got a nice send off after 207?
     
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    Dont think so, unless it was behind closed doors.

    Even his sign off at the end of the ppv broadcast seemed very impromptu.

    Im not his biggest fan because he could have done his job better but his voice, and his catch phrases are apart of some of the greatest moments in MMA history, and he will be strangely missed.

    "JUST.LIKE.THAT!"
     
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    I quite liked the guy, and I thought him and Rogan worked very nicely together.

    Not to get a fitting send off after his long career as a main commentator is extremely poor by the ufc imho.
     
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    The greatest post-fight losing speech ever?
     
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    Articulate,honourable and all round impressive. Will have a long career as a commentator post fighting career.
     
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    What do we think of CroCop winning the Rizen NYE Grand Prix at what age? 42?

    He did it quickly and easily too. The question is.. how much gear, if any is he on?

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    Lots... but still less than Gabi.
     
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    All of it.

    But then, that's how Japanese MMA has always rolled. Kudos to him, he's a superstar there, so it's probably fitting that's where the rest of his career should play out.
     
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    I'd actually love to see fully geared superstars. Why not? You-d see the best of the best.

    It would make it more of a pharma camp v pharma camp affair at the top but it would be amazing to watch

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    That argument can be made for any sport though really. And the underdog story means you have to back clean sports

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    Humble and thoughtful. He is a good communicator.
     
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    Don't normally come into this part of bigfooty, but thought that I would drop by to see if anybody watched the Rizin GP. I loved Pride but this is the first Rizin I have watched. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and presentation, and will definitely be tuning in from now on. In my opinion it was one of the best events of the last year or so, very entertaining and reminiscent of early 2000s Pride just before they hit their straps. It's great to have a new alternative product, and if they keep putting shows like that on the promotion will really go places and should draw more and more talent in. The format and rules are also very conducive to entertaining fights.

    Would be interested to know what others thought of it.

    Oh and yeah, Crocop would have been juiced to the gills no doubt. But I don't really care, he put on a great show and it was a beautiful way to end his career.
     
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    Whats with the Bisping vs Woodley shit? Kinda a nothing event considering there isn't a lot of beef there and there are massive fights to be made for both champions. Personally think the UFC and Bisping want to duck Romero for as long as possible.
     
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    I think it was Woodley who initiated the whole idea to fight Bisping but yeah I'd rather just see him defend the title against Romero.
     
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    Yeah Woodley is scrambling for a big money fight. Don't think Bisping will be that as interesting as it would be. Nick Diaz comeback fight is where the money is.
     
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    Where it all began...

     
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    Def Bisping who wants it more

     
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    Woodley vs Wonderboy Thompson 2
    Headlining UFC 209 :fire:
     
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    Khabib-Ferguson interim LW title fight looking pretty close to done for 209 also.

    We've already got the Hunt-Overeem fight, Bektic gets a tougher assignment in Elkins which should be interesting and we'll get another look at Vannata.

    Shaping up nicely.
     
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    Oh, and I'm really glad the Bisping-Woodley fight didn't eventuate.
     
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    209 is going to be a dope card. I really hope the Khabib Ferguson fight isnt for an interim though. Why cant we just have a good old fashion no.1 contender match

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