The 'Official' UFC appreciation thread Page 458

  • BigOrkWaaagh 9 May 2020 23:24:53 9,365 posts
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    MMA Fighting:

    Per the initial report, Souza disclosed a family member had tested positive for the virus upon arriving to the eventís host hotel on Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. He was asymptomatic, but the promotion awaited the results of a mandatory test required of fighters upon arrival. That test returned a positive result, UFC EVP and Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN.com.
    I should have said he knew he might have it. Sorry for completely misrepresenting the facts! Even so he shouldn't have been allowed to really even leave his hotel room until the test came back.

    Edited by BigOrkWaaagh at 23:39:12 09-05-2020
  • Baihu1983 10 May 2020 06:26:38 12,334 posts
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    Well that messes up the UFC's plans a little
  • Bichii 10 May 2020 09:56:31 3,045 posts
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    That was one hell of a performance. I can't believe how one sided it was, he didn't even look like he'd been in a fight at the end.
  • Frogofdoom 10 May 2020 11:21:37 16,417 posts
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    Gaethje was sensational, showed a lot of maturity not diving in like he would have when he first got in the UFC. Apart from that one uppercut at the end of r2 he totally controlled the fight.
  • AddyB- 10 May 2020 16:57:57 701 posts
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    Was a great card and Justin was amazing. I also thought Tony looked off the pace somewhat. He didnt seem himself to me. Jesus christ can he take a shot as well. Ngannou is an absolute beast. He runs through everyone at the moment.
  • Lukus 10 May 2020 19:23:18 23,214 posts
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    Yeah, it felt like Tony didn't show up. He looked kind of slow and ponderous, throwing punches then leaving himself in terrible positions for far too long and getting hit.

    I wonder if such a long training camp, two weight cuts and spending the majority of it preparing for a wrestler rather than a striker messed with his mojo.

    That was the best version of Gaetche I've seen though, less reckless, harder to hit.

    Ngannou seems to have learnt that he just needs to connect, even if it's messy as fuck 😆
  • BigOrkWaaagh 10 May 2020 23:10:38 9,365 posts
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    That whole card was fucking amazing. Makes me think of the days when there wasn't an event every week.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 10 May 2020 23:12:45 2,765 posts
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    I just caught up with this... fuck me, the chin on Tony.
  • mothercruncher 11 May 2020 05:58:12 17,734 posts
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    He might have had a chin- canít take many more beatings like that.
  • Frogofdoom 11 May 2020 06:29:37 16,417 posts
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    The end of the fight reminded me a little of when Rory couldnt take any more punches from Lawler. I know he didnt want the ref to stop it but it was totally the right thing to do.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 May 2020 07:09:59 9,365 posts
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    Also Cruz did himself no favours with that whining. "I specifically asked him not to stop the fight unless I was on the ground." Well Dom, it doesn't really matter that you asked a referee to ignore the rules, he's going to do his job, and you got effed up.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 11 May 2020 10:37:13 2,765 posts
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    I mean, yeah, maybe the ref is supposed to give him a chance to get up. I dunno the rules on that.

    But I'm guessing... not if it's going to take ten seconds of taking free hits in the dial?
  • JYM60 11 May 2020 15:41:40 18,435 posts
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    I thought it was a pretty bad stoppage. The hits on the ground weren't even connecting, and he was basically up by the time it was stopped.
  • Lukus 11 May 2020 15:48:12 23,214 posts
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    It's a tricky one cos after the knee he took about ten or twelve shots unanswered and not really defended, but, it did look like he was about to be fully standing... And it was a championship fight. Whether that should make a difference is another debate.

    During the announcement at the end of the fight I'm pretty sure I heard Dom say 'fuck you' to the ref whilst pulling his wrist out his hand!

    Edited by Lukus at 15:48:47 11-05-2020
  • BigOrkWaaagh 11 May 2020 18:16:40 9,365 posts
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    I was fine with it. That knee knocked Cruz stupid, and standing up or not he wasn't intelligently defending. I can understand people saying it's an early stoppage though, but I don't think it's a massive controversy.
  • Frogofdoom 11 May 2020 18:27:50 16,417 posts
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    I though the ref taking longer to stop ngannou beating jarzinho to a pulp was a bigger issue.

    Also can he fight hardy next please (I know it wont happen).
  • AddyB- 11 May 2020 18:59:52 701 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I though the ref taking longer to stop ngannou beating jarzinho to a pulp was a bigger issue.

    Also can he fight hardy next please (I know it wont happen).
    Fucking hell i would love him to fight Hardy. Cant stand that cnut.
  • Baihu1983 11 May 2020 22:37:27 12,334 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I though the ref taking longer to stop ngannou beating jarzinho to a pulp was a bigger issue.

    Also can he fight hardy next please (I know it wont happen).
    Yep... some nasty unanswered shots
  • AddyB- 11 May 2020 22:46:36 701 posts
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    Still cant work out why Hardy was on the main card and Pettis vs Cerrone was prelims.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 12 May 2020 00:20:39 9,365 posts
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    @AddyB_ The CM Punk factor I suppose. I imagine he's a lot more famous from his NFL days over there than he is here.
  • AddyB- 12 May 2020 00:22:36 701 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh

    Yeah true. I hope he gets smashed soon.
  • Frogofdoom 12 May 2020 07:08:05 16,417 posts
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    @AddyB_ I think it's probably because Cerrone and Pettis are far more likely to cause people to buy the ppv than hardy. The last fight of the prelims is often a much better fight than the first and second on the main card.
  • Baihu1983 12 May 2020 15:07:09 12,334 posts
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    https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1259929334191665156?s=19
  • Rhaegyr 12 May 2020 15:22:49 5,122 posts
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    He's as deluded as Trump; seems like he's still struggling to come to terms with the Khabib loss.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 14 May 2020 23:11:27 9,365 posts
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    What the fuck is Smith handing to the ref? I thought as I watched the shenanigans. It was his tooth, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Lukus 14 May 2020 23:23:52 23,214 posts
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    Oh jeez. That makes sense. I want to know what they were saying to each other.
  • Baihu1983 31 May 2020 08:31:18 12,334 posts
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    Good to see white finally call Jon's out for tarnishing his own name
  • AddyB- 31 May 2020 09:07:11 701 posts
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    Gilbert looked great against Woodley last night. Total domination.
  • Baihu1983 31 May 2020 17:54:37 12,334 posts
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    White must love seeing Woodley lose a couple
  • Frogofdoom 31 May 2020 18:01:48 16,417 posts
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    Not as much as I do.
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