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Old 08-15-2012, 01:12 AM   #1501
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They fought once before. It ended like a lot of Chaels fights.

I know but it was a long time ago. What happened in that fight had little relevance going into this one. I do think Chael will have trouble with Griffin's size in terms of getting it to the ground and into the type of fight he wants.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:37 AM   #1502
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Yeah, should be interesting. Hopefully Chael masters that spinning back fist and knocks Griffin out with it.

he needs to have more balance and more spin on it

like this guy
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:40 AM   #1503
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They fought once before. It ended like a lot of Chaels fights.

Yup with another glorious Chael win.Undefeated and Undisputed
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #1504
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXP3z...ayer_embedded#!

damn, that pesky triangle!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:16 AM   #1505
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UFC on FOX 5 gets Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:32 AM   #1506
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UFC on FOX 5 gets Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald

Holy shit. Those could be 2 main events and a co-main event for any PPV.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:39 AM   #1507
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UFC on FOX 5 gets Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald


wowzers. dana hinted it would be the biggest fox show to date but got damn. if they promote this early, i don't see how it won't do monster ratings. would be a really bad sign if it didn't
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:41 AM   #1508
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UFC on FOX 5 gets Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald


Until they all get injured and the Sonnen/Griffin fight gets moved to here as the main event.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:49 AM   #1509
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wowzers. dana hinted it would be the biggest fox show to date but got damn. if they promote this early, i don't see how it won't do monster ratings. would be a really bad sign if it didn't

The smaller weights aren't big draws, and I'm not sure if Penn is a draw anymore. Shogun never really lived up to the hype and casual fans don't know who Gustafsson is. I hope it does well. You got a bunch of young guys with plenty of potential.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:02 AM   #1510
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The smaller weights aren't big draws, and I'm not sure if Penn is a draw anymore. Shogun never really lived up to the hype and casual fans don't know who Gustafsson is. I hope it does well. You got a bunch of young guys with plenty of potential.

well, i think a lot of those fox shows follow the theme of #1 contender/up and comers/potential fights. i think that's what dana is aiming for. you can't really have a HW match every three months since those guys usually have long layoffs between fights or are rehabbing their own injuries. i know personally, i'll be looking forward to this card a lot.

as far as shogun, he's had three knee surgeries now and he didn't look right after his first one. it's only gotten progressively worse. we see flashes of the old shogun but he just doesn't have that explosiveness, finishing power and ability to put combos that he used to have. i'll back him in almost any fight though...i'm just not as crazy as the diehard shogun fans. his chin and heart are becoming his biggest strengths, which won't exactly make you a contender. being in these long, recent wars won't help his longevity either

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #1511
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@Brujesino, use PORNHUB you horny bastard.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #1512
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I'm kind of torn on the upcoming Honda fight. On the one hand, she's turned in to such an obnoxious c--nt that I would love to see a down to earth person like Kaufman knock her the f--k out.

Y el otro, Rousey has become the face of women's MMA, so most pure MMA fans should probably be hoping that her reign continues and MMA becomes seen as more than just a guy thing. Also, who doesn't want to see a megafight like Rousey - Cyborg happen ASAP? I'd pay some good money to see the best two out of three, stat.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:23 PM   #1513
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ya, i'm torn too. i sort of took notice of her after her first four fights. then the tate trash talk began and she skyrocketed. even more fans flocked to her after she won the title, which brings me to the current problem: her fanboys are annoying as fvck

honestly, lol'ing at everything she says and just other crap is so incredibly annoying. it also doesn't help that ronda doesn't shut her mouth about anything. i started off a ronda fan but now i'm kinda meh about it. like you said, it's probably better for wmma overall if she wins but man, i'd love for kaufman to knock her off her block a bit.

unfortunately, i just can't see how kaufman avoids the clinch and toss. once she's on the ground, it's all over unless the end of round bell saves her.

i want to see kaufman vs cyborg too but i don't know if cyborg will be able to cut to 135. if not that, i'd really want mcmann to come over when her contract is up. olympic medal in wrestling? ronda ain't tossing that like a pile of garbage.

i'm also looking forward to tate's fight. i'm kinda surprised she's back so soon tbh. girl is tough as nails, that's for sure. i'll always say she should have tapped and saved her arm but i'm not a fighter so i can't even say much really. i want to see how she looks tomorrow.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #1514
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agree with 99% of that, blacknapalm.

looking back at that fight, i still can't believe meisha was stupid enough to lay her hands on rousey when she had everything to gain by keeping the fight standing. FFS, rousey didn't even have to shoot- tate played right in to her massive strength without ronda having to really try to take it there. yet tate did wind up taking rousey farther than any previous opponent IIRC, so respect for that... and i'd be interested in seeing a rematch in the future.

but yea, i don't know how kaufman wins as a clinch-fighter against rousey. seems pretty damn improbable since ronda only needs to grab any part of you to throw you down and then tear your arm off.

best thing to me is if a woman came along who could fight a condit-diaz kind of fight. stay incredibly disciplined, don't get too full of yourself, and pick apart the enemy over five rounds or whatever.

not the same thing as pulling a cowardly clay guida vs. maynard performance, either. we're talking true stick-and-move, not the running man schtick.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #1515
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wow, awesome armbar comeback by miesha tate. she was getting rocked pretty good up until then.

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http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?...04&part=sports

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