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Sports MMA General |OT| We just wanna bang GAF

mekes

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That’s my boy! That’s my boy! 🤕

Yair looked pretty good. I think he went too hard for the finish, he was picking Stephens apart before gassing himself out in the 2nd.

Weidman really needs a few tune up fights if he wants to continue fighting. He just looks devoid of confidence and I wonder at this point if he would be capable of putting any sort of run together. It’s sad to see any contestant on a run like this.
 
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Chunk Loves Sloth

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Dana talks Hardy Inhaler


so that’s two No Contest’s for Hardy already, right?

I still find it interesting that Dana didn’t book a rematch with the dude who was taking it to Hardy after Hardy gassed in the second round (the illegal knee fight). Forgot the guys name

Dana throws shade at Din Thomas as well
 
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I wouldpay for a dana vs colby match hoping for a double ko.

Also lol at stephens perfromance after all the tough talk, yair was a pussy during the first match but i'm happy that he almost destroyed that deluded gatekeeper cunt.
 
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I hope the fight can still happen. The card has some really interesting fights, but it won't be the same without this one. I probably won't order it without this one and I rarely order paper views maybe once per year. The last one was the Cormier vs. Miocic 2 and before that Khabib vs. McGregor I think.
 
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Greg Hardy stepping in to fight Volkov at short notice. Finally a decent opponent.

Conor wants Cerrone or Gaethje in Jan (Gaethje I think would beat him), winner of BMF and then winner of Khabib v Tony. Very optimistic.


Story still developing, its not for a belt (real one) or anything, so just find a way. Fans don't care. Have it in the garden for all I care.
 

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UFC is an industry-leader in anti-doping and we continuously strive and advocate for an effective and fair program for our sport and athletes. From January of 2019, UFC and USADA, along with independent experts and consultants, have been reviewing the UFC Anti-Doping Policy to ensure it remains a reliable and effective tool to combat doping in our sport and to protect UFC athletes that compete in the Octagon.

As early as August 31, 2019, certain significant changes to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy have been agreed on in principle between UFC and USADA and, as such, have been put into practice. One of these changes is the adoption of scientifically-based decision concentration levels, also known as minimum thresholds, for certain prohibited substances where evidence has shown that positive tests of these substances below the threshold are consistent with innocent contamination. A positive sample of an applicable substance below the decision concentration level results is treated as an atypical finding. An atypical finding will result in no violation in the absence of other facts or circumstances that confirm the athlete intended to gain an unauthorized performance enhancing or therapeutic benefit through the use of the substance.

Since August 31, 2019, several UFC athletes have had their provisional suspensions lifted based on the implementation of decision concentration levels, including Neil Magny. Mr. Magny’s provisional suspension was due to a positive sample containing a prohibited SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator), known as LGD-4033 or Ligandrol, in an amount below the decision concentration level for this substance. Mr. Magny’s atypical finding was reviewed by USADA and it was concluded that no other facts or circumstances were present that would have resulted in an anti-doping policy violation by, or sanction for, Mr. Magny.

On October 15, 2019, UFC was presented with a unique opportunity to discuss the topic of decision concentration levels in a public forum hosted by the California State Athletic Commission. Attendees at the summit included the California State Athletic Commission, the Association of Boxing Commissions, representatives from other state athletic commissions, members of the mixed martial arts media and anti-doping specialists and scientists. Representatives of USADA and UFC, including Jeff Novitzky, Senior Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance of UFC, discussed recent developments that support implementing decision concentration levels. Mr. Magny was also granted the opportunity to explain the facts and circumstances of his matter and his support for implementing decision concentration levels. At the summit, the California State Athletic Commission, the Association of Boxing Commissions and other attendees expressed significant support for incorporating decision concentration levels into their own rules and regulations.

On October 24, 2019, Nate Diaz released a public statement regarding a recent out-of-competition test conducted by USADA. UFC has been notified by USADA that the out-of-competition test concluded that LGD-4033 was present in Mr. Diaz’s sample at an amount below the decision concentration level for this substance. USADA is reviewing the out-of-competition test as an atypical finding. Further laboratory testing conducted by the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL), a WADA-accredited lab in Salt Lake City, Utah, has confirmed that two bottles of the same organic, vegan, plant-based daily multivitamin that Mr. Diaz was using were each contaminated with LGD-4033, which the evidence supports resulted in Mr. Diaz’s positive sample.

Mr. Diaz has not committed an anti-doping policy violation, has not been provisionally suspended and is not subject to any sanctions. Additionally, UFC has been informed by independent experts who have determined that there is unequivocally no appreciable performance enhancing or therapeutic benefit from the significantly limited amount of LGD-4033 that may be present in his system, which is roughly 10,000 times lower than one LGD-4033 therapeutic dose.

Upon completion of the revised UFC Anti-Doping Policy, UFC and USADA will make the policy publicly available.
 
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Some decent fights in this main card. Salikhov was much better than Stari and should've had a stoppage end of 1st round. Gane with a heel hook at HW. looked good, if you spar with Ngannou, your chin has to be decent.

It's main time.

Ben with a crucifix?
 
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Chunk Loves Sloth

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I honestly don’t know how to feel about Askren. I thought I could on here and write a long rundown of what his legacy now looks like to me but I don’t know what to say.

It almost feels like, to me, it was more fun wondering “what if he fought in the UFC?” than it is facing the reality of having him fought 3x in the UFC.

Some could argue its age, his best/most competing years are behind him, but regardless, not a great look.

I don’t really like him, never really have, but I wanted him to win just to see him bounce back from such a devastating KO from Jorge.

I dunno what else to say. He’s not a Top 10 guy as far as I can see, not right now anyway.

maybe I’m being harsh, that was a competitive fight, don‘t get me wrong. I dunno. I’m kinda at a loss
 
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I honestly don’t know how to feel about Askren. I thought I could on here and write a long rundown of what his legacy now looks like to me but I don’t know what to say.

It almost feels like, to me, it was more fun wondering “what if he fought in the UFC?” than it is facing the reality of having him fought 3x in the UFC.

Some could argue its age, his best/most competing years are behind him, but regardless, not a great look.

I don’t really like him, never really have, but I wanted him to win just to see him bounce back from such a devastating KO from Jorge.

I dunno what else to say. He’s not a Top 10 guy as far as I can see, not right now anyway.

maybe I’m being harsh, that was a competitive fight, don‘t get me wrong. I dunno. I’m kinda at a loss
He got into the UFC much too late. I thought from watching his first fight against Lawler that he wouldn’t do well in the UFC, at least not now.
 

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See I’m kind of in-between deciding if I think this is harsh or has some truth
I mean it's hard to be overrated when 90% of fans didn't care about him whatsoever for the majority of his career. Being a big fish in a small pond is great, but you never get the accolades you could in the big pond.
 
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I honestly don’t know how to feel about Askren. I thought I could on here and write a long rundown of what his legacy now looks like to me but I don’t know what to say.

It almost feels like, to me, it was more fun wondering “what if he fought in the UFC?” than it is facing the reality of having him fought 3x in the UFC.

Some could argue its age, his best/most competing years are behind him, but regardless, not a great look.

I don’t really like him, never really have, but I wanted him to win just to see him bounce back from such a devastating KO from Jorge.

I dunno what else to say. He’s not a Top 10 guy as far as I can see, not right now anyway.

maybe I’m being harsh, that was a competitive fight, don‘t get me wrong. I dunno. I’m kinda at a loss
Similar to you, I was never a big fan of Askren, but I loved his grit in the Lawler fight and really wanted to see him bounce back from that devastating KO, so this outcome kind of bummed me out even though I am a fan of Maia.

Askren is still a very talented guy, which has been clear in both this and the Lawler fight as soon as it turns into a wrestling match. One might say overhyped rather than overrated, if they were to say anything. As Ornlu put it, the true accolades were never really there. He was more of a ‘what if?’ prospect from my perspective for most of his career: fighting some talented guys and remaining undefeated but never the level of competition the UFC welterweight division could offer him.
 
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Main event
Main highlights
Prelim highlights

The main & co-main were both 5 rounders that were interesting, no spoilers but they didn't disappoint, In a measured not over the top way. (I'm intoxicated in a brewdog in Shoreditch) ya naah why I mean.
 
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This is a bummer


Costa has had setback recovering from bicep surgery, out until April at the earliest.
That was gonna be a zinger.

Who next for Adesanya? A fight against Romero would be fun, if Gastelum wins maybe him. Jared I think will get up there but needs 1 more fight and will be a more balanced challenge to the style ender. Middleweight looks good.
 
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how is it possible that as a non native english talker i understand better the english of walker compared to when corey anderson talk? :goog_grinning_sweat: