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Chris Weidman got Anderson Silva'd!

Couldn't make it up - seen it happen twice in the UFC and he was involved in both

Absolutely horrendous to watch, felt sick as a dog after seeing it
and to make it worse they show it in slow motion! Silva sent out a nice tweet to weidman after the incident. showed his true class there.
 

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disappointed standing in the rain GIF


Me watching Jacare get his arm broken
 

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Mae that years on the bag and not training properly has left his body unable to cope with the rigours of a fight. I'm truly shocked.

All I saw was Poirier's censored post fight interview, seems like a good, tough dude. Glad he's ended McGregor's career as a contender, presume he'll pick up novelty fights for a couple years before one last ill advised come back attempt.
 

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Very happy for Dustin,
Very glad to see McGregor get ****** up after he was trashing Poiriers wife in the press conferences
 

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Mixed feelings to be honest. Happy DP won but this gives mcg an excuse, so he won't shut up.

Did you see o malley's fight? SPOILER

Holly **** that was intense. Koutinho was unbelievable. I cant recall such an uneven fight where I kept thinking "koutinho actually could still win this with a bit of luck".

Sharpest spear vs strongest shield kind of thing. Either o mally has cotton hands or koutinho's chin/face is made of granite. He NEVER stopped going forward and the few shots he did connect appeared to hurt o malley.
I understand why they stopped the fight, but I am not sure I like the decision. He received 8r49354594 punches and suddenly 4 punches is too much? He was still going forward and didn't look woobly.
 

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Think Herb Dean remembered he had O'Malley by stoppage in his parlay so had to step in

I really can't stand O'Malleys character - he's got great striking and a some good BJJ as well, but I can't wait to see him get ****** up by a top guy (and I think he will)
 

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McGregor looks very bad last year to be honest. Maybe alcohol/drugs.. I don't know if he drinks a lot or takes something illegal actually,but can't find any other reason why such a young and healthy man can look like that while just a couple of years ago he looked VERY good.. it's sad for him anyway.
 

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You think so? I am not convinced that's the reason as in that he's become a worse fighter. I think people got his number and now know how to counter it. He's never been what you call a well rounded fighter, he had considerable weaknesses. People just didnt know how to react or addapt so he could hide disguise em a bit.

People talk about 'aura of invencibility' a lot in mma. The thing is, it's not just the confidence of the fighter himself that's affected. It's that once you are beaten, others can see a roadmap of how to do that and can replicate/elaborate/experiment such a that path.
 

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Just saw that McGregor will get a rematch, can't see that going well. Sounds like that pink bald lad trying to get McGregor shot at a belt, ignoring that he'll be up against an already better fighter having lost a lot of his lateral movement which is a big part of what makes him an elite fighter by the sound of it.
 

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Volk vs Ortega was one of the best ***le fights I've seen in a long time
Started decently but then round three onwards was nuts
 

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Love Fedor so much
 

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Olivera vs Makhachev booked.
That's an interesting one. Sharpest spear vs strongest shield kind of situation. Think Makhachev takes it.
 

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Yeah I really want Charles to win but think Islam takes him down and controls him on the ground for 5 rounds
Charles' BJJ makes it more interesting but usually elite wrestling can nullify BJJ
Still gotta get the takedowns though and Charles hits like a train and Islam has been KOd before
 

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This is the rationale behind my opinion:

Let me start with Charles: CO appears to feel quite conf on his feed because 99% of the times he gets dropped people don't jump in due to the fear of getting caught in a sub. Imo that won't work with IS for several reasons, mainly because
- IM has a better stand-up game imo.
- IM will not shy away from jumping in if CO lands on his back
- IM imo has the power to decide the direction of the fight (feet/ground). Maybe not 'at will', but close enough

So i see the fight starting with IM trying to dominate the stand-up, and if that doesn't yield good enough results, he will attempt to take him down, which i am pretty confident he will manage to do. Once there i see CO almost getting a sub a couple of times, but getting beaten up in the process.

To be honest, the only way i see IM losing is him being reckless. The fact that he's been knocked out is a pro for IM imo. Him and his staff dont like to lose (more than others i mean) and i don't see them making the same mistake again.

How could OC win? Making it very messy. Tons of clinch and odd positions.
 

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- IM has a better stand-up game imo.
This is a weird one for me/is what makes MMA so fascinating
IMO, in a vacuum, Oliveras stand up is way better - however much like with Khabib: IM has very solid fundamentals, which combined with your opposition being terrified of the clinch/takedown can elevate that to domination on the feet
I don't think Charles will fear the takedown/clinch as traditionally that's where he's had so much success - I think that's a mistake for him though as he's never faced a wrestler like IM (and has been out wrestled numerous times in the past)

I've got a feeling it'll be a bit like the Gathje fight where everyone says they've never faced a guy with such strong Muay Thai and solid grappling before...then the Dagestani just runs through them

Really hope Charles wins, though
 

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