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MMA-GAF |OT6| All Our Heroes Are P.E.D.

Rumblebones

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Bit premature to say Glover's chin is destroyed. Besides, Overeem makes it work. Glover is a good fighter, he could probably adapt. Though I think he'll have one more fight on a Brazil card and then retire.
 

RBelong2Us

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How does a fighter not get time to recover from an eye poke ? That type of thing needs to be changed especially with how blatant some are.
 

Guru-Guru

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UFC card this weekend looks kinda meh, aside from the main fight:

Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha vs Oluwale Bamgbose
Erick Silva vs Yancy Medeiros

My picks are in bold. Picking Holloway is pretty stupid, but fuck it, I want to see him champ at 145. Aldo's likely going to eat his lead leg and win a decision though. In a 3 round fight, no way Gadelha isn't able to wrestlefuck the shit out of KK for a 30-27. Belfort and Marquardt are both washed up, could go either way I guess. Borrachinha is juiced to the gills. I think he can get a KO within the first 2-3 minutes (hopefully, as his gas tank ain't too good). For the opening of the fight of the card, one of those dudes is definitely getting finished.
 

Brerlappin

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Queen Bae Claudia is on the card so its a guaranteed watch for me

The ultimate Qt 3.14


"I LUUH YOU CLAUDIA" - Yoel Romero


 

polyh3dron

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Ah, its female Erick Silva
God damn it.

I'll never unsee this now. Thanks.

😭

My main card picks:

Aldo
Claudja
Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha
Yancy Medeiros

Max can't hang with Aldo, he's been an overachiever who will be brought back down to earth this weekend. Claudja will continue to beat anyone who is not Joanna, Nate didn't juice as hard as Victor Gracie IMO, so I feel like he is less depleted without it than the old lion 🦁, I don't know shit about Borrachinha but he's Brazilian and Bamgbose has been kinda meh if I remember correctly.. Erick Silva is done. Dude has been declining for a while, missed his window and Yancy is just good enough to put another nail in his career's coffin.
 

Levito

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Erick Silva is a super good looking dude so I'm not sure how that's a bad thing. Claudia is cute af.
 
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I don't think Holloway has the wrestling to get Aldo down and I also don't see him winning on the feet, so I see Aldo putting in a vintage performance by dominating the first three rounds and gas-gifting Max the fourth and fifth.

48-47 decision for Aldo, possibly split.
 

broz0rs

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I think Claudia is the one that needs sex on a regular basis after training to help her relax and increase testosterone levels. She uses one of her coaches just for that purpose? haha
 

Rumblebones

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So Mighty Mouse complains about wanting a money fight, gets offered a money fight and says no?

Negotiating tactics.

MM don't want no PPV points. He wants cash up front as it is with his current contract. Makes sense, considering he's not a draw, and I believe they still want him on 213, i.e. on 4 weeks notice.
 

Maklershed

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I remember doing the math a few months back and I think ppvs with him in the ME averaged something like $95-$100k in buys.
 

Archaix

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Look for Bellator to make that announcement at the MSG card.


Speaking of that card, is the world still going on pretending like Wanderlei and Chael are going to fight at that event or has it been announced that the Spike title fight got moved up to the PPV?
 

Levito

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Speaking of that card, is the world still going on pretending like Wanderlei and Chael are going to fight at that event or has it been announced that the Spike title fight got moved up to the PPV?


I think that whole card is ppv?
 

Archaix

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I think that whole card is ppv?


Nah, the "prelims" are on Spike as a normal numbered Bellator event including the LHW title fight. Because how else would you get people excited in buying the entirely real and not at all fictitious Tooth Fairy vs Easter Bunny main event on PPV than the exciting rematch between Ryan Bader and Phil Davis?
 
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More on the Mighty Mouse situation HERE and a closer look on how Dana and Co. operates..

Can't fault Demetrious Johnson here and the stance he's taking. Wouldn't be surprised if he just walks away once his contract is up and goes right to Bellator.
 

Ninja Scooter

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More on the Mighty Mouse situation HERE and a closer look on how Dana and Co. operates..

Can't fault Demetrious Johnson here and the stance he's taking. Wouldn't be surprised if he just walks away once his contract is up and goes right to Bellator.

Not sure Bellator would pay him much more. He's not a name/draw. They'd rather just throw money at washed up has beens who at least used to be draws.
 

Jest Chillin

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More on the Mighty Mouse situation HERE and a closer look on how Dana and Co. operates..

Can't fault Demetrious Johnson here and the stance he's taking. Wouldn't be surprised if he just walks away once his contract is up and goes right to Bellator.

Such a weird write up. MM has some valid points and some less than valid points. Complaining about the marketing is asinine when he was pushed early on as the ME in multiple types of events, including several Fights on Fox, and has failed repeatedly to draw. So of course the UFC would limit marketing his fights. It makes no sense to throw away money marketing what doesn't draw.

Likewise his point about favoritism for TJ is odd when he wants Garbrandt because Garbrandt is a bigger draw than Borg. Borg is still IN the FW division and Garbrandt is the brand new Bantam Champ who hasn't even had a defense yet, and has little to nothing to gain in a Champ v. Champ title bout against one of the worst drawing champions in the organization. If they grant that to MM, they're favoring him over both Borg and Garbrandt.

Then there's the "TJ won't make weight" argument, which I find strange. While TJ doesn't have FW experience that I'm aware of, he's never missed weight. Borg, however, missed weight in 2 of his last 4 fights. So if the concern is missed weight causing him not to get his title defense record... why isn't that a complaint of his for having to face Borg? I don't know how common it is for a contract to guarantee both "showing" purses PLUS having the fight cancelled if one misses weight, so I'm not sure how to feel about that request.

That aside, everything else that he's complaining about does have merit. Dana's pressuring him to take the matches that Dana wants him to take and pressing the issue on multiple avenues, including public/media pressure. This is... pretty common for professional fighting. Especially in the UFC. I think Ronda and maybe GSP in his prime are the only ones who've never had to face it. Maybe Anderson in his prime as well? Dana's even tried these tactics with Conor multiple times (even if they don't work and Dana folds). I'm not saying it's fair or it's right. Just that it's not a special case for MM, which might actually work in his favor in terms of gathering support from other fighters.

I also wonder if there's more stuff going on that isn't being mentioned. MM has to know he isn't a draw and that even if he gets Garbrandt, it has great draw and MM beats him... there's not much after that he can use to grow his earnings significantly. And how many fights are left on his contract as well? Because I could potentially see a situation where MM could be looking to beat the Title Defense record using Garbrandt to make what is likely his only larger than average draw... then bounce and use those events to angle a better deal at Bellator, where his personal draw would matter less because he gets sponsorships back.