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Re: UFC

Postby Harry Hound on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:20 am

You're probably right it's fairly easy for many to dislike Habib as not only is he Russian, he's also Muslim and up until this fight we'd never been shown much of him other than him fighting a chained bear when he was 6 years old and training in Dagestan which to many, especially in America would appear to be be "Borat" country. However it's clear for all who wish to see that he's not only a tough and skilled fighter, but also a highly principled, honourable man who cares deeply about those around him and doing the right thing by them. Should he get the opportunity to fight Conor again I'm certain even more people will be supporting him next time.
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Re: UFC

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 am

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Re: UFC

Postby S-H on Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:08 am

That's ****ing brilliant.
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Re: UFC

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:15 am

Lewis Cormier plus others...

I love my time zone !!!!!!


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Re: UFC

Postby Zman39 on Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:48 am

Harry Hound wrote:You're probably right it's fairly easy for many to dislike Habib as not only is he Russian, he's also Muslim and up until this fight we'd never been shown much of him other than him fighting a chained bear when he was 6 years old and training in Dagestan which to many, especially in America would appear to be be "Borat" country. However it's clear for all who wish to see that he's not only a tough and skilled fighter, but also a highly principled, honourable man who cares deeply about those around him and doing the right thing by them. Should he get the opportunity to fight Conor again I'm certain even more people will be supporting him next time.


Respectfully I disagree. Too many people are considered "humble" just because they are quiet and not outspoken. He's associated with far too many scumbags for my liking, his manager is vile. He's got a few screws loose, but Ferguson is the uncrowned champ of LW division imo
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Re: UFC

Postby Zman39 on Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:51 am

Weidman Jacare was FOTN last night would suggest trying to find replay. It's sad Weidman is one of my favorite fighters, served him once at a restauraunt but think he is past it now. He's had a horror list of injuries and serious surgeries, including his neck.

I always found Jacare annoying and a bit cringe with the gator walk even though he is one of the best ever to have not been given a title shot, mainly because of politics. Proper fair play to him to have the awareness in such an intense fight for not smashing Weidman after the knock out after the ref inexplicably didn't stop it even though he was obviously done.

I think the prolonged beating he took from Rockhold and specifically the horrific Romero knee affected him greatly, which it would to anyone. Still a solid top 10 but hard to see him winning the belt again.
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Re: UFC

Postby S-H on Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:50 am

DC is one of the more likeable guys in the sport, happy for him.
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Re: UFC

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:38 pm

not a bad card at all last night..

some good fights in there with some excellent heavy hitting (not a heavyweight on the card) and good submissions..

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Re: UFC

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:39 pm

bloody hell, no posts for about 3+ weeks despite there being some decent fights..

okay so this weekend:

Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

as the two tops fights....

others who could be decent but these catch the eye.

any thoughts from the regulars ?

(other than me of course)

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Re: UFC

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:44 pm

I like Holloway, but Ortega’s on a real tear at the moment, and the way he dismantled the super-durable Frankie Edgar has to make him the hot favourite here. That he’s pissed hot previously takes much of the sheen off his run, unfortunately.
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Re: UFC

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:28 pm

whadya reckon then ? we gonna see a pretty fight ?

how about Valentina and Johanna ?

one time I thought Johanna was unbeatable in they way she dismantled her opponents...then she got her clocked cleaned...........

might be a pretty good "slobberknocker ?"

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any other fights on there that take your fancy dan ? (see what I did there ?)

https://www.mmafighting.com/schedule
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Re: UFC

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 pm

I see Ortega outboxing Holloway by dint of being physically stronger.

Shevchenko is a huge favourite over Johanna, rightly so. I make her the best athlete in all of wmma.
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Re: UFC

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:55 am

Insightful as ever, Dan. Props to Holloway, absolutely smashed Ortega. Very impressive.
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Re: UFC

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:42 pm

that was a cracking nights fights !!!!!!!!!!!

I was surprised that Holloway beat Ortega so "easily" really........



absolutely battered him...

Schevchenko won on a "unanimous" decision ...Joanna gave her the best she had but wasn't close imvho..

some good under card fights too......Gunnar absolutely ripped Oliviera open....

that Santos Manuwa fight was hell for about 6 or 7 minutes....how either one stood up after some of those punches landed......

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Re: UFC

Postby Zman39 on Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:48 pm

Holloway really is a beast, that was an amazing fight
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Re: UFC

Postby S-H on Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:58 am

DasNutNock wrote:Insightful as ever, Dan. Props to Holloway, absolutely smashed Ortega. Very impressive.


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