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“UFC plans to set Ben up against a submission specialist next...”


Sounds like Demian Maia
He can't really complain. He came through as a ONE champion, but I think he'll have to evolve a bit to get any traction in the UFC. Different culture, dynamic, athletes & more importantly the boss.

Eddie Alvarez & DJ went to ONE championship and both are in semi finals of grand prix that'll get em a title shot. (Eddie lost, but the guy that beat him is injured),

Read this article & I like Eddie a lil more now.

 

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Dana confirms a couple things that I’ve/we’ve speculated on here

A.) says Masvidal is too big for Conor. I agree completely. Conor at 170 just doesn’t make sense.

B.) Edwards vs Masvidal should be next. I agree, again

C.) Felicia Spencer could be special with more experience (just her 8th fight) and some better “strength and conditioning.” I think it’s clear what he’s implying, and I agree.

D.) BJ Penn promises to retire after next fight

E.) Conor is just waiting to see what happens in September. I dunno what that means exactly as far as he’s willing to fight one guy and not the other between Max/KHABIB or what

F.) Dana says he’s seen videos of the Jones Strip Club incident and “Jon will be fighting again. It’s sad, hard to give Jon the benefit of the doubt until you see the videos. He’s gonna be fine.”
 
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UFC 241 is such a BANGER! I was observing the card when I came across this gem.... 57% IN FAVOR OF STIPE? WAT get OUT of here with that nonsense. I get that the man is working his tail off for revenge but seriously? Also I wonder if Yoel is gonna have that same desire now that he is a multimillionaire? I want Masvidal to fight Usman but I guess you gotta put fights in while the man is recovering. However these IC belts are straight doodoo. It is pretty much the 2nd place trophy since you can't attain first place for whatever circumstances.

 

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Yeah, I’m starting to think that Cyborg is finished in the UFC. There’s just this weirdness between her and Dana that won’t ever seem to go away. Ariel brings up a good point, how many times is Dana gonna say “she doesn’t want the Nunes fight, she wants easy fights,” when Cyborg continuously directly denies that. It’s a bad look. She will be a coveted free agent.
 

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Yeah, I’m starting to think that Cyborg is finished in the UFC. There’s just this weirdness between her and Dana that won’t ever seem to go away. Ariel brings up a good point, how many times is Dana gonna say “she doesn’t want the Nunes fight, she wants easy fights,” when Cyborg continuously directly denies that. It’s a bad look. She will be a coveted free agent.
Maybe for the best cause after last night, i cant see her beating nunes.
 
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Yoel Romero fan here
UFC 241 is such a BANGER! I was observing the card when I came across this gem.... 57% IN FAVOR OF STIPE? WAT get OUT of here with that nonsense. I get that the man is working his tail off for revenge but seriously? Also I wonder if Yoel is gonna have that same desire now that he is a multimillionaire? I want Masvidal to fight Usman but I guess you gotta put fights in while the man is recovering. However these IC belts are straight doodoo. It is pretty much the 2nd place trophy since you can't attain first place for whatever circumstances.

Romero is a cool cat, but that money might take a while to get to him. I read a while back that the supplement company is a small company that's probably based in a warehouse or garage somewhere in Jersey or similar. He'll be alright I hope. I'm rooting for him in that fight, Costa comes across as a cunt bucket, and I don't like those.
 
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This Friday night gonna be good

Gonna be working through this one, will watch when I get home. Banger might be an understatement.

Tomorrow night is UFC.



Source other cards +starting times in your area.

Bullets sister fighting on pre lims. Supporting Robbie for main. Should've beaten Askren, insanely unlucky and he took it like a champ. Rest of main reads like a potential slugfest (hopefully).

This is getting some buzz


The “confrontation” is around the 12:15 mark

Also, how did I miss that Andrade is defending her belt in China?
Only fair since she got her shot on home soil. Will check vid later.
 
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This is getting some buzz


The “confrontation” is around the 12:15 mark

Also, how did I miss that Andrade is defending her belt in China?
I think a lot of the 'bad blood' between Dana and fighters is because of negotiating styles. And I'm not sure if the fighters themselves even know what happens between their managers and the UFC side and how things are negotiated on their behalf. Could be wrong though.
 

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Valentina is defending against Liz Carmouche next?




Liz is tough and has great ground skills but I’m gonna have to go with Bullet via Murder for that one, Alex.

I somehow missed both this announcement and the Andrade announcement.
 
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Valentina is defending against Liz Carmouche next?




Liz is tough and has great ground skills but I’m gonna have to go with Bullet via Murder for that one, Alex.

I somehow missed both this announcement and the Andrade announcement.
Andrade wants a superfight with the Bullet if she beats Zhang in China. I love her optimism.

Zhang won't be easy & the Bullet will be prepared if it comes to it.


Expected DJ to win, looking forward to Eddie's fight & the prelim highlights showed some decent action.

Highlights & whole event is on their YouTube page or scroll up & the HD version of the whole event (minus most of the prelims) is there.
 

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This interview popped up an hour ago. It's an official UFC channel one so I am sure it's meant to make Dana look as good as possible.


Dana says "this is all a smokescreen to not fight Amanda Nunes."

Dana claims to have it documented that Cyborg does not want the Nunes fight.
 
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So I was listening to it as I have been posting.

At around the 7:30 mark he says, flat out, he's releasing her from the contract and won't match any other offer. Sounds like it's over.

"I will have my lawyer draft a letter today....we are out of the Cyborg business."
 
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Herb Dean missed a guy tapping and dude went to sleep-sleep for a few seconds too long but everything was okay.

That promo was pretty good but Liz's win against Bullet was back in 2010. A lot has changed. I don't see Val losing to Liz.
 

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Why is this so early today?
My first guess was maybe Red Sox/Yankees was the primetime baseball game on ESPN tonight but I think that's tomorrow. Honestly I dunno. It's in New Jersey so it's still on American time. ESPN cards are always earlier and faster paced than PPVs but never this early before. I assume there must have been something conflicting with the evening schedule.
 

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Herb Dean is gonna catch shit on twitter for letting two guys get put to sleep and kept asleep but at least this time there wasn't a tap. Guida never tapped he just went out. The first one a few fights before was pretty bad look for Herb though
 
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