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MMA General News & Discussion Pt. III (Jones/Cormier fight moved back to January)

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MMA General News & Discussion Pt. III (Jones/Cormier fight moved back to January)

Damn, three of these threads.

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I've been checking out the fight pass.

Positives:

1)It's cool looking back on events I missed this year etc,

2) Watching some key events in the career of GSP/Silva

3) Watching the first few UFC events featuring the tournaments

4) The live event production is improved--no more nu metal intro although the gladiator music during the tale of the tape is still present--why do they persist with this ****?

5) The original content was better than expected--there's a lot of potential here in terms of having highly technical breakdowns and in depth features that wouldn't interest a mainstream audience on cable

Negatives:

1) There are a lot of missing fights--I couldn't find any Frank Shamrock

2)Strike Force events aren't present, Pride is only "best of pride"--you can't watch specific fights or events

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I guess Anderson won't be retiring.....

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With Anderson Silva eager to begin rehabbing his broken left leg, his management team is already plotting his comeback. Silva's chief advisors, Ed Soares and Jorge Guimaraes, like the idea of him returning against former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in some sort of super fight.

"Man, if we were able to pull something like that off, it would be a win-win for everybody - the fans, the UFC," Soares told USA Today. "I think that would be awesome."
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"He's walking around on crutches and raising his leg, and he's just getting ready to start physical therapy when the doctor allows him," Guimaraes said. "He's already moving his toes. I feel that positive vibe on him, and that's what makes me believe he's going to come back even stronger."
http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/1/8/...ousey-mma-news

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Two guys coming off losses. This would be like having Fedor vs Brock after they both lost. Would take away so much appeal of the fight. And don't correct me on GSP losing his last fight. He did.

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Id still be intrigued with gsp silva however ive never loved that fight, much prefered silva/jones

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Id still be intrigued with gsp silva however ive never loved that fight, much prefered silva/jones
Both are stupid. In one, GSP gets destroyed; in the other, Silva gets destroyed.

Weight classes exist for a reason.

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Silva might Vitor kick Jones.

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Anderson-GSP is still an interesting fight IMO. Certainly would still draw. No it's not what it would've been 3 years ago, but it's still a big fight, and that's likely what Anderson is looking for at this point. I know it won't happen but I'd like to see the UFC sign Fedor for one fight and match up him and Anderson. Sure, this would also be years too late, but it'd still be epic seeing those two in the cage together.

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Kampmann taking hiatus from MMA

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...atus-from-MMA/

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Aww... I like Kampmann a lot.

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After watching that, my interest in watcher her & Rousey in February increased. She comes off so much more mature and likeable than Rousey that I'll be rooting for her.

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BREAKING NEWS: Keith Kizer resigns as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission effective immediately.
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Best news for MMA in a LONG time. Kizer was such a ****ing terrible, TERRIBLE guy for the job. Far too many awful judges and refs were allowed to work in the biggest state for the sport. Plus this means Big John likely gets his license in Nevada now. Whoever gets the job needs to immediately revoke reffing and judging licenses to quite a few people. Mazzagati, Yamasaki, Kim whatever, Cecil Peoples, and Adelaide Bird or whatever. Don't care if she's not judging anymore. She shouldn't have the opportunity to even do so.

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What's wrong with Yamasaki?

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Well, the 'other' Yamasaki is horrible.. Mario's brother.

But yes, this is very good news. Will be a very interesting story going forward.

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Sounds like the new guy in California is doing a good job, hopefully that's what happens in Vegas too once they make the change. First thing he needs to do is give John McCarthy his license and have McCarthy and Dean do all of the big fights. Maybe only use those two on the main card like they did on the last Fox card in Sacramento. No idea what can be done for the judging but they definitely need to do something in Vegas.

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People are too easy on Big John and too hard on everyone else.

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i think mazzagatti gets far more grief then he deserves. hes not herb dean or big john but hes still effective. watch that singapore event again and watch the ref that gave a 2 point deduction then his next fight let a fighter who was tapping get choked out. mazzagatti let fitch get choked cold yes, but at least fitch wasnt tapping before it happened

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After watching that, my interest in watcher her & Rousey in February increased. She comes off so much more mature and likeable than Rousey that I'll be rooting for her.
McMann has a very likeable personality. Rooting for her for sure, and she's actually a legitimate threat because she has a solid wrestling background and is pretty built, Ronda can't throw her around like she threw around Tate.

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And apart from wrestling, she has no other skills. She's a terrible "fighter."

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And apart from wrestling, she has no other skills. She's a terrible "fighter."
Most female MMA 'fighters' are not very good. The talent pool is slim, that's just how it is. Regardless, she has a perfect record with diverse wins (3 submissions, 3 UD's and a TKO), and Ronda's biggest asset is her judo skills, so it'll be interesting nevertheless to see how this one turns out.

At the very least, she'll give Ronda a good challenge, more so than her past opponents have.


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Holly Holm is probably the most complete female fighter. Still, that's not very.

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Juiced or not, isn't Cyborg the most complete fighter?

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Juiced or not, isn't Cyborg the most complete fighter?
I guess. It doesn't really matter if she won't fight in the same weight division as Rousey though.

That may be a different point, but oh well.

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So things are really starting to heat up between GSP and the UFC. This could get really interesting, I really dislike how Dana White has treated and openly talked about GSP since the Hendricks fight. How can you treat your top PPV draw like that? I think this is gonna blow up in Dana's face if George lets loose and starts to talk more.

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