The 'Official' UFC appreciation thread Page 455

  • fontgeeksogood 16 Feb 2020 16:37:18 9,698 posts
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    The 12-6 elbow thing that Rogan gets Jamie to pull up all the time is such a trope. Yes, yes perhaps they saw a karate master. But imagine getting the point of an elbow smush the eye socket with the full weight of the person, when your head is on the floor and can't move backwards? Pretty fucking grim IMO.

    Soccer kicks are more daft. Those were outlawed because of how bumfights it looks
  • Frogofdoom 16 Feb 2020 18:09:14 16,420 posts
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    I may be mistaken but I dont remember anything particularly bad happening in Pride from soccer kicks.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 16 Feb 2020 18:54:55 9,365 posts
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    But if something did people would ask why it took someone getting seriously injured for them to be banned.
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Feb 2020 19:39:45 9,698 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I may be mistaken but I dont remember anything particularly bad happening in Pride from soccer kicks.
    Nope. Nor head stomps. But, you can kinda see how - at a time we remember MMA was being politicised as "human cock fighting" (that's how I got into it, natch - so disappointed), this would have not gone down well
  • AddyB- 6 Mar 2020 19:53:35 701 posts
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    Good co and main tomorrow. I think Adesanya will pick Romero apart over 5 rounds and Joanna will get wrecked by Zhang.
  • mothercruncher 7 Mar 2020 07:32:29 17,736 posts
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    Hopefully so on the latter. Itís not fair youíre allowed to upgrade to a permanent chest guard.
  • AddyB- 7 Mar 2020 08:53:53 701 posts
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    Khabib / Ferguson presser was entertaining.
  • Lukus 7 Mar 2020 12:18:37 23,215 posts
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    I'm worried for Izzy. He's definitely got the skills to soundly beat Romero, but I'm not sure he has the jaw to take a frenzy. Plus it's true that he's never been tested on the ground before.
  • AddyB- 7 Mar 2020 12:21:25 701 posts
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    If he stays elusive he'll be fine. I thought Yoel looked really sloppy against Costa and no way will Izzy get drawn into that kind of fight. I honestly can't see Romero taking him down. It's an intriguing matchup that's for sure. Love watching both fight so I'm well up for this one.
  • Lukus 7 Mar 2020 12:57:12 23,215 posts
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    AddyB_ wrote:
    Khabib / Ferguson presser was entertaining.
    Heh, just watched it. Tony is so weird.
  • AddyB- 7 Mar 2020 13:02:06 701 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    AddyB_ wrote:
    Khabib / Ferguson presser was entertaining.
    Heh, just watched it. Tony is so weird.
    You see Khabib kick his belt at the face off? Lol Tony has proper wound him up.
  • Lukus 7 Mar 2020 13:09:29 23,215 posts
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    Haha, yep. Crazy people can get under your skin like that.
  • Baihu1983 7 Mar 2020 14:26:28 12,343 posts
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    I can really see Tony getting the win
  • Baihu1983 8 Mar 2020 08:56:40 12,343 posts
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    That was some forehead swelling 🤢
  • Baihu1983 8 Mar 2020 09:51:47 12,343 posts
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    That main event made Lewis vs Ngannu look like a classic.

    Yoel complaining after spending 25 minutes impersonating a turtle was funny
  • mothercruncher 8 Mar 2020 10:14:33 17,736 posts
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    Dreadful after he spent ages telling us he definitely wasnít scared of him. Hope heís not a new Woodley style champ.

    Jgzgzgjhzgzg/Weili was difficult to watch but hard to look away from. Donít like her much, but God damn Joanna Ex-Champion has big balls. And not just on her forehead.
  • Reacher 8 Mar 2020 10:46:22 2,984 posts
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    Awful main event.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 8 Mar 2020 11:13:06 9,365 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    That main event made Lewis vs Ngannu look like a classic.
    I'm not denying it sucked but let's not get crazy here.
  • AddyB- 8 Mar 2020 12:14:26 701 posts
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    Yeah main event was awful but hardly Lewis ngannou levels.

    Romero didn't want to fight really and Israel was too wary of getting sucked into one.
  • Bichii 8 Mar 2020 12:22:53 3,068 posts
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    I'm confused. So many fights I've seen lately have a great wrestler not even bothering with their wrestling and then complaining they lost the decision. That was Romero's last chance as well, really odd that he didn't go for it considering his last two losses were very close decision losses.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 8 Mar 2020 13:18:41 9,365 posts
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    Romero's plan was clearly to just coast for a while to stop himself gassing out by the later rounds. But bizarrely he won (imo) the earlier rounds and didn't put that conserved energy to good use by eg wrestling. He could have won a decision easily if he'd fought smart.
  • Lukus 8 Mar 2020 13:42:01 23,215 posts
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    Joanna's head blob was actually wobbling like a water balloon in the slow motion replay :S

    I'm glad Izzy won. He did basically do what he had to do given the threat of a Romero blitz and the bizarre energy conservation thing he was doing. Not a classic, but nothing like Lewis/NGannou. Probably more comparable to Wonderboy/Woodley no 2.

    Edited by Lukus at 15:50:20 08-03-2020
  • AddyB- 8 Mar 2020 13:51:02 701 posts
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    Vs Costa will be a barnstormer.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Mar 2020 19:01:23 9,698 posts
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    On International Women's Day, that title fight was as great as any I've seen
  • BigOrkWaaagh 14 Mar 2020 23:50:06 9,365 posts
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    Times are all over the shop chaps I just flicked over randomly into the Maia fight so the main card is probably in your Prelim recording somewhere
  • Lukus 14 Mar 2020 23:52:54 23,215 posts
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    It's an interesting vibe without the audience, you can hear every shot and the corner men throughout.
  • Baihu1983 15 Mar 2020 05:39:52 12,343 posts
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    Going to be fun hearing Khabib and Ferguson talking shit to one another all fight but all disappointing it might have no live crowd
  • BigOrkWaaagh 15 Mar 2020 22:31:18 9,365 posts
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    UFC London is off-ish, they are relocating to the States and so no Europeans can compete. Colby reportedly asking for Woodley.
  • mothercruncher 17 Mar 2020 10:04:34 17,736 posts
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    Yep. Still planning to do the next one, in isolation and crowd free apparently.
    I remember watching TUF 1 and realising how much the crowd noise added to the atmosphere of a fight. It was weird watching two dudes go mano a mano in silence with little foot scuff noises and the odd bang on the canvas as the only accompaniment.
    Itíll be a weird fucking event.
  • Frogofdoom 17 Mar 2020 10:22:10 16,420 posts
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    Next 3 events are postponed indefinitely, they are still hoping to put Ferguson v Khabib on but I doubt that will happen either.
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