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MMA-ERA |OT| Immigrant Mentality

Eddie

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Jun 3, 2018
1,367
Cowboy has gone off on Ariel recently, it isnt surprising plus Donald doesnt really go off like that. I think he really feels strongly about that especially since he always goes on his show and thinks Ariel should have his back.
 

Bradbatross

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Mar 17, 2018
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Am I the only one that isn’t on that Stylebender hype train yet and think that +500 Spider bet is looking juicy ?

Spider is 43 and off the dick pills but damnit I still believe .

Stylebender was impressive against Brunson but let’s be real...his competition prior has been shit.

Marvin Vetori? Brad Tavares? Rob Wilkinson?

I can’t crown this dude yet for styling on some bottom feeders. I like the bet on Spider. Stylebenders chin will get tested, let’s see how he handles that.
I think the odds are pretty spot on. Israel showed he's the real deal and a potential champion against Brunson, while Anderson has looked to be on his way out for the past 5 years.
 

Eddie

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Jun 3, 2018
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Honestly, it's hard to imagine Anderson in his prime beating Adesanya. But, as much as I love Izzy, it'd be incredible to see Anderson somehow win.
Oh man... now this is out of hand.

Adesanya hasn’t beaten anyone of relevance, let’s relax a bit
 
Nov 14, 2017
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Am I the only one that isn’t on that Stylebender hype train yet and think that +500 Spider bet is looking juicy ?

Spider is 43 and off the dick pills but damnit I still believe .

Stylebender was impressive against Brunson but let’s be real...his competition prior has been shit.

Marvin Vetori? Brad Tavares? Rob Wilkinson?

I can’t crown this dude yet for styling on some bottom feeders. I like the bet on Spider. Stylebenders chin will get tested, let’s see how he handles that.
Oh man... now this is out of hand.

Adesanya hasn’t beaten anyone of relevance, let’s relax a bit
Adesanya only has a few UFC fights but I think you're overlooking his considerable combat sports résumé . His chin, endurance, fight IQ etc... have all been tested. That his best MMA win is Brunson leaves question marks if he were to go up against a current top 5 middleweight, but against an ancient Anderson Silva who has no stylistic advantages it's understandable he's the favourite. And yes, even in his prime Adesanya would be a bad match-up for Silva.
 

Sinder

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Jul 24, 2018
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Maybe a hot take, but I think Kelvin and Whittaker fuck Adesanya up badly. Kelvin would probably knock him out in one round.

If he completely tools Anderson I might change my mind but he's been too hittable in the past to fuck with the top of the division imo.
 
Nov 14, 2017
949
Maybe a hot take, but I think Kelvin and Whittaker fuck Adesanya up badly. Kelvin would probably knock him out in one round.

If he completely tools Anderson I might change my mind but he's been too hittable in the past to fuck with the top of the division imo.
Do you have any examples in mind? Adesanya has the lowest strikes absorbed figure of anyone in the MW top 10 by a decent margin; I know UFC stats are so-so in terms of usefulness, but I only checked because the idea that he's especially hittable was foreign to me.
 

Plywood

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really appreciate how UFC is letting the Israel/Silva fight do the promotional heavy lifting and I know that's partly due to the charisma of Israel and the allure of Silva, but still. In a way, it makes the event as a whole feel more complete and special and just knowing that whoever wins will likely be the next contender(barring shenanigans) gives a clear picture for what's next regardless of the outcome. Which I feel is something often taken for granted as fighters are just always being shuffled around and which will still likely happen if the winners get injured, but anyway, it's just to say that some cohesiveness going in to an event doesn't hurt even if the best-laid plans don't always come to pass.
 

Eddie

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Jun 3, 2018
1,367
Vettori definitely tagged Style Bender pretty well.

If Spider can implement his leg kicks well it can be a fight, needs to hamper Israel’s movement quick .
 

Dan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sky Sports and Bellator just announced a live TV deal for the UK. This is pretty big news.
 

Sweeney Swift

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Oct 25, 2017
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2:40 on is when the stupid shit happens. The ref didn't see the towel, and when the one fighter's corner visibly climbed the cage I assume the other fighter's corner did the same offscreen because they thought stupid shit would happen, and the combination of it all caused stupid shit to happen anyway lol
 

Bradbatross

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Mar 17, 2018
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Maybe a hot take, but I think Kelvin and Whittaker fuck Adesanya up badly. Kelvin would probably knock him out in one round.

If he completely tools Anderson I might change my mind but he's been too hittable in the past to fuck with the top of the division imo.
Yea I don't see it. I think Israel beats them both.
 

Sweeney Swift

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Oct 25, 2017
10,100
We did it, friends

Colby Covington said:
I'm the biggest draw in this division right now. I'm not fighting for anything less than I deserve and I don't care what they say. I'll stand up for what's right and if that means never fighting again then that means never fighting again.

I've already built a great life for myself. I came from the projects. I came from trailer parks, growing up with one parent, just my mom, having to work four jobs. I don't need anything anymore. I've already made enough money where I'm healthy and I have investments and I have enough going on in my life that I don't need to fight ever again. You may never see me fight again. That's a possibility right now.
 

Wamapoke

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Apr 11, 2018
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I think I prefer this timeline of Colby just shouting into the void with no-one listening over him getting a shot at Woodley or Usman and being schooled.
 

Black_Stride

Avenger
Oct 28, 2017
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Wait Isreal will skip over the likes of Yoel and Paulo and get a chance at the belt if he wins this?

Him vs Yoel would legit look like a mismatch and would have been something to really solidify that he is a championship prospect.
No disrespect to Anderson but he isnt exactly a championship gate keeper.


Off Topic:
I cant stand hearing Nadia Kaseem talk, all the worst girls I knew in Aus sounded exactly like her so hearing her just brings bad memories.
 

SolidSnakex

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wait Isreal will skip over the likes of Yoel and Paulo and get a chance at the belt if he wins this?

Him vs Yoel would legit look like a mismatch and would have been something to really solidify that he is a championship prospect.
No disrespect to Anderson but he isnt exactly a championship gate keeper.


Off Topic:
I cant stand hearing Nadia Kaseem talk, all the worst girls I knew in Aus sounded exactly like her so hearing her just brings bad memories.
Israel has a shot of being the next big UFC fighter. His style is really entertaining and he has a ton of charisma. So i'm not surprised that the UFC would want to elevate him and potentially get another big PPV draw aside from Conor.
 
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Syder

Syder

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Oct 25, 2017
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Why is colby so delusional?

He really believe in that best draw bullshit?
Nah, his whole gimmick is a really lame, bastardised, low-effort version of his daddy Chael and he knows it.

He knows his fights aren't exciting when he's literally half the wrestler Woodley is and has no other dimensions to his game.
 

GymWolf86

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Nov 10, 2018
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Nah, his whole gimmick is a really lame, bastardised, low-effort version of his daddy Chael and he knows it.

He knows his fights aren't exciting when he's literally half the wrestler Woodley is and has no other dimensions to his game.
Yeah make sense.
 

Jer

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Oct 27, 2017
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Trying to decide whether to buy UFC 234. I don’t really know anything about the fighters outside the main and co-main - are those fights expected to be entertaining?
 

Black_Stride

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Oct 28, 2017
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Trying to decide whether to buy UFC 234. I don’t really know anything about the fighters outside the main and co-main - are those fights expected to be entertaining?
Id say its worth it just for the main and co-main.
Dont you have a bar or something nearby that you can watch at for free if you not sure if its worth the pony up

Nadia Kaseem has to prove herself with this fight.
If she doesnt show anything special here she might be back in the prelims so maybe that will be something.

Else the rest of the card doesnt seem particularly exciting, looks like one of those cards where we just need the locals cheering for someone, but those someones arent really anyones.
 
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Syder

Syder

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, I was gonna set an alarm for about 4:30am but now I'll just catch the Adesanya/Silva highlights when I wake up.

Hope Bobby is okay.
 

Sinder

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Jul 24, 2018
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This is really bad for Rob. Second time he's been pulled from fighting in his home country, this time at the last minute, and with a rough injury at that.