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Mixed Martial Arts

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Giambiwannabe7, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. bigfoot5415

    bigfoot5415 NBA Starter

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    I believe he has two more contracted fights. Depending on how this PPV does, he may get burn again down the road. Its a shame he didnt have any fights prior to UFC. You could tell the adrenaline got the best of him and he charged out their like a moron.

    Mad respect to him though. We only have so many breathes in this life, why not go for it?
     
  2. Real Deal

    Real Deal Tutti F'n Fruity

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    CM Punk was complete ass and also a slap in the face to real MMA fighters who never got a chance on the big show.

    Sure he has balls, but please never again. He left out the WWE with thousands of fans screaming his name week in and week out.

    He didn't even look like an amateur for someone who had 2 years to train.

    Stipe though.... man that was worth the price alone. True heavyweight. Overeem was running laps, but he snuck in one good shot.

    Yeah I know, I'm just not a CM Punk fan anymore, his calling was pro wrestling. He also became a dickhead.
     
  3. buckeyefan

    buckeyefan Towel Waver

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    I love it how Rogan called out Overeem on his ridiculous claim that Stipe tapped.
     
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    While he was shit, there have been so many fights that have ended much quicker between "real" MMA fighters. Punk charged in like a moron, and it bit him in the ass. He was the draw for many fans who wanted to see him get his ass kicked, and for many fans the UFC wanted to crossover. He drew people, probably more people than a lot of the bitter fighters ever would. Anyone who was on the card tonight got an added bonus because of CM Punk.
     
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    Lol then they went to the video and it got really awkward. You know Overeem was holding his breath hoping footage of Stipe doing anything that resembled a tap.
     
  6. Rich

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    Eh, it's prize fighting. What he lacks in the fighting department he makes up for in the prize department.
     
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    And huge props to Miocic. I definitely did not favor him in this fight going in. It's so hard to win back to back fights at the very top of the heavyweight division and this fight proved why. Huge guys with no gloves = a lot of randomness. If he defends again (against Cain or Werdum I would think) I don't see how he doesn't instantly become one of the best heavyweights in UFC history.
     
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    macbdog Resident Luddite

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    Overeem looked sapped just entering the ring- wow had he lost size. He had been looking like a Mr Universe in the Octagon prior. I thought at first he was just trying to gage Stipe but then he never really countered. Props to Stipe for shaking off that shot and recovering, he earned it. Stipe/Werdum II will be fun as long as Werdum can avoid attacking any more trainers.
     
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    Gotta be Cain next, right?
     
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    Makes the most sense. Although, I'm not sure why Cain didn't fight Werdum tonight instead of Brownie.
     
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    Yeah, Browne looked like shit. But Cain is the bigger draw, there's a good narrative of old vs new champ, and he looked better in his last fight vs a common opponent. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't him.
     
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    Yea I don't understand how this happened either. Cain loses to Werdum, beats Browne. Werdum loses to Miocic and it's...Browne who fights Werdum? Huh?

    It should have been a simple Werdum vs. Velasquez to fight the winner of the title fight between Overeem and Stipe.
     
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    blommen Pissing Excellence

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    So, thoughts on Aldo retiring? I personally think he's absolutely justified in his choice because the way the UFC has been treating him has just been incredibly disrespectful, not only to him but to the entire FW division. Conor makes tons of money, sure, but right now they are writing their own paychecks at the expense of the integrity of their own brand. The entire 145 division has pretty much grinded to a halt since Conor won because Dana is too busy making "super fights" off Conors trash talk, and it has resulted in one of the most interesting, talented and exciting divisions turning into a complete afterthought.
     
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    CBBI Super Chill Mode

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    I don't blame him for feeling disrespected, but the UFC is a business first and a "treat everyone equally while maintaining brand integrity" sports organization second.

    Guys that draw money like McGregor are always until the end of time going to get preferential treatment from management. In just his last three fights, Conor-led cards have generated roughly 4.5 million PPV buys. Do the math at 60 a pop, that's 270M in PPV revenue. Take out Conor's cut and the cut to the PPV distributors and UFC conservatively probably cleared 70M just in PPV revenue alone.

    Aldo's last PPV as a headliner did under 200K buys. You do the math. That's only 12M in PPV revenue. Half back to the PPV providers, a little bit to the headliners UFC ends up making less than 5M for the show.

    You factor it all in McGregor ends up being literally being five or six times as valuable to the company in terms of moneyed anyone else they have. That's why they let him do whatever he wants. As long as the golden goose keeps shitting out those golden eggs so to speak.

    Jose Aldo was a tremendous fighter for a long time and I always enjoyed watching him, but through a combination of factors he was never a draw and was never was going to be one. His best (only?) chance at increasing his drawing power would have been to KO and embarrass McGregor and unfortunately for him the opposite happened.
     
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    blommen Pissing Excellence

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    I just Think they are mortgaging Their integrity by catering so much to conors wills and won'ts. Like, I get that Conor is making bank in the short term but they are losing the hardcore fan support they've so masterfully cultivated throughout the past 5-10 years, the guys who will actually watch your cards even if Conor isn't on them. This is part of what killed boxing; instead of maintaining and cultivating an entire healthy and competitive division, they put everything behind a few guys and the moment they either retire or leave for different reasons they are going to be in trouble.


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