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  1. UpaLumpa is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by nifoc
    "Hopefully"??

    How do you figure that?
    I'm an MMA fan. There are several good fighters in EliteXC and more under ProElite. EliteXC's demise is bad for MMA, regardless of what you think about how they've pushed and protected Kimbo. There are more good fighters than can be contained under just the Zuffa banner.

    There is also the fact that women's mma needs Elite to become more mainstreamed.


    I don't care for a lot about Elite, or the UFC. I didn't care for a lot that Pride did either.
  2. TheRuss is offline
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    I think that all of the guys making death threats to Petruzelli deserve Douchebag Of The Month honourable mentions.
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    If Kimbo is seriuos about becoming a fighter, than this will be good for him. no fighter so inexperienced should be headlining major shows already, and the only way they can do that is for hime to have matchups that are f'n stupid. If would be GREAT for his development as a fighter to do smaller shows against other rookie HW's. He's already made a ton of cash, so he doesn't have to worry about paying the bills while he trains, which is a HUGE advantage over the vast majority of fighters with his experience.

    Kimbo: the greatest strikier in MMA? Not even close.
    Kimbo: doin the best he can with what he's given? F'n A.
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    You know, Chuck Liddell talks, in his book, about similar things happening in the UFC in the early days. He said that the promoters would come up to him before the fight and tell him that everyone wants to see it standing up and would give money incentives for it.

    They only recently started giving extra money for the submission of the night.
  5. Phrost is offline
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    I don't mind giving awards for KO of the night, just keep it all above board. Shady bullshit will be the downfall of MMA.
  6. TheRuss is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    I don't mind giving awards for KO of the night, just keep it all above board. Shady bullshit will be the downfall of MMA.
    Thank goodness Seth won... perhaps this whole thing will serve as a cautionary tale.

    That's how you're gonna beat 'em, Butch. They keep underestimating you.
  7. hpr is offline
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    I was really annoyed by the stand-up in Arlovski vs. that tubby guy. Side control and trying to finish Arlovski with a straight armlock (or whatever its name is) and they stand the fight up. That definitely won the most biased judge intervention of the night.
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
  8. TheMightyMcClaw is online now
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    I'd like to throw in my two cents for the mismatches they threw to Cung Le, especially his first two fights. If I'm not mistaken, Mike Altman and Brian Warren were fighters Cung Le had already defeated in San Shou matches. That and the suspicious lack of desire for most of his opponents to try and take him down... I must suspect something's going on there. Who would stand in MMA with someone who's already beaten you in a kickboxing match.
  9. Vince Tortelli is offline

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    10/11/2008 3:39pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slindsay
    I'd like to point out that I fucking called this along with quite a few other guys with regards to Cung Lee's fights, aprticularly against Ken "I'm going to stand and trade because I can take the world class kickboxer on my feet because I'm man* and this is pro wrestling now" Shamrock.

    * Albeit a man with only four wins in a long career via KO

    Edit: Also, has anyone got a link to the original article?
    Wrong Shamrock.

    Also, did the Radach/Rua fight look weird to anyone besides me? I swear to God I saw them bang heads and fall on their keisters not once but twice, and the rest of the fight they looked (understandably) rocked and wobbled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
    Wrong Shamrock.

    Also, did the Radach/Rua fight look weird to anyone besides me? I swear to God I saw them bang heads and fall on their keisters not once but twice, and the rest of the fight they looked (understandably) rocked and wobbled.
    Whoops, fixed. Also got his KO's wrong as according to wikipedia it's only three, but then who knows what's the truth when it comes to that sort of thing on mma records.
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