The UFC/BELLATOR/MMA Thread.
That was incredible from start to finish. I can’t remember a better event off the top of my head. Incredible displays of martial arts and MMA from start to finish.
With the excetoption of Conor McGregor’s fights I don’t think a UFC or a psorting event has ever caused me to have such a roller coaster of emotions.
Powerful, awesome, incredible.
Jamie – Member
He’s not your average brown belt though.
Looked pretty average tonight. Should have had points taken for the fence grabs.
Well, he showed that he’s not a complete MMA fighter yet but he also showed what an accomplished bjj player can do in mma. The only reason he got out of round one was because of his BJJ skills and his display in rnd 2 was just beautiful.
I’ll admit to being slightly biased because Gall’s side control to crucifix game is exactly my bjj game and it was awesome to see it in the octagon.
It was obviously even better to see GSP choke out Bisping (who I like) but just the speed and fluidity that GSP rendered Bisping unconscious with was incredible. That one fight card had more drama and more excitement than a year of boxing.
Awesome. Simply awesome.Posted 3 months ago
As champ he wuld get ppv points. GSP’s pay is based on him renegotiating a his contract / returning as the goat.
Jamie – Member
Bisping is fighting in China
Seems quite soon.
Well he was choked out, so apart from cuts due to elbows, he mightn’t have taken any real damage. If it had been a tko or ko there would have been (I think) a min 3 month or 6 month medical suspension.
Lacklustre card last night but the main event was pure fire. And Matt Brown v Diego……omg.Posted 3 months ago
ESPN 30 for 30 podcast on UFC 1 and the early beginnings of the UFC. Unless you’ve already listened to Art Davie and Big John McCarthy on Big John’s podcast, chances are this will be entertaining and informative.
It’s on itunes, stitcher and podbay tooPosted 3 months ago
BoardinBob – Member
Jamie » Heh…
I’d be more heh than meh if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s not happening in one night (as far as I know).
If Bader gets past Mo and I assume he will, it’ll be him or Mitrione. But it’s at Heavyweight…..so you never know 😉Posted 3 months ago
Yeah, poor Mike. Although it’s an even worse note to go out on, he really should retire. Easy to say in hindsight but he should have retired after the GSP fight. There’s no shame in being choked out by maybe the GOAT.
He’s expressed an interest in doing grappling comps – that would be a good way for him to segway into semi retirement.Posted 2 months ago
Soooo. Conor is passing his time punching gangster’s dads in the head?
Ngannou is one scary human being…that was absolutely brutal, he should take Stipe and has the potential to rule for a while, as risky as that is to say with the big boys!!
Good rematch between Holloway and Aldo but Max always looked in control, Aldo must be done now?Posted 2 months ago
Holy shit that was incredible. I didn’t see the Fightpass prelims but the FS1 fights were unbelievable. If you didn’t see them check out Cowboy Olivera against Yancy Medaeiros and Charles Olivera vs Paul Felder. Olivera vs Medaeiros might be fight of the year.
The UFC is delivering pure fire at the minute an next week it’s Robbie Lawler vs RDA and Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega….good googly moogly. Unreal.Posted 2 months agoarrpeeMember
Olivera vs Medaeiros might be fight of the year.
Yeah, reminded me of Lawler vs McDonald in 2015.
You’ve got to feel for Aldo somewhat; he still looked like he could beat most of the division, but it seems like Holloway is his limit. Can’t wait to see Holloway against some of the new blood, like Magomedsharipov and Volkanovski (the sawn-off Cain Velasquez).
Most impressed by Eddie Alverez against Gaethje; just superb composure. Didn’t expect to see him get that finish. Lightweight division remains stubbornly bonkers – top 10 seems no clearer in my mind.
Really hope Overeem retires. Can’t see it.Posted 2 months ago
I’d also really like to see Holly Holm win. Mostly as I always like to root for the David in these David v Goliath matchups.
I think Holly has a great chance. She’s a great counter striker and she does her best work against aggressive opponents. I don’t think she can KO Cyborg but she can certainly evade and out point.
Numagomedov Barbosa seems to write itself alright. I’m hoping some kind of resolution, either Khabib’s hype train derails in spectacular fashion or he makes an even more hyperbolic statement of intent.Posted 1 month agowigglesSubscriber
still looking for Numagomedov weaknesses… just had to much strength and just controlled the whole thing even if he didnt finish it.
Similar story for Cyborg, just too powerful and strong for Holm to really do any damage although she didnt really land much anyway.
Facebook just seems full of people calling cyborg a man 🙄Posted 1 month ago
wiggles – Member
still looking for Numagomedov weaknesses…
His entries into the clinch and takedown are an obvious opening for an opponent who’s willing to meet him and swing. Also, it’s easy to say in hindsight but Barboza was only looking to escape – he had opportunities to pull guard. Someone with a dangerous guard (ie Ferguson) might do well. He’s obviously an insanely talented grappler but Barboza and Johson made no effort to engage in a grappling match with him.
just had to much strength and just controlled the whole thing
Not strength, technique and pressure.
Anyway, I’m back on board the hype train and very excited to see him against Ferguson.Posted 1 month ago
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