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Everything posted by jimufctna24

  1. Sad news: UCMMA is Dave O'Donnell's promotion. So I assume some of you might know who he is.
  2. And those are the two black fighters that are most popular with the MMA fanbase. Anyway, cards on the table, I was never a Woodley fan. I always found him to be an overrated fighter. For a brief while some were calling him a GOAT contender, which I never really understood. However, if there was one fighter who was disliked by cretins for his race, it was Woodley. Some of the abuse he received on Twitter after he won the belt was disgraceful and racially motivated.
  3. He didn't, at least officially. He used TRT from 2007 onward, which at the time was legal. In fact, he was the first known fighter to start using it. Once it was banned in 2014, he stopped using it.
  4. Rampage once implied Bisping had used something "worse" than TRT. However, that might have been a reference to Bisping using ecstasy during his time as a DJ, rather than an accusation that Bisping had used performance enhancers during his MMA career. Btw, Bisping was actually winning the Belcher fight quite handily before it was called off in the 3rd round.
  5. My memory isn't always the best. When did Bisping ever cheat?
  6. Did Bisping book this show, Ebb? 😉
  7. Jiri! 😀 Holloway did much better than most expected. I had him winning rounds 1 and 2, and Volk winning 4 and 5. The 3rd round was very close. I would have been fine if the judges had scored it either way. A draw would have been the fairest result in my view.
  8. Bit of an overreaction by Mike really.
  9. I'm tuning in from the Jiri fight onward. I haven't watched an entire UFC show live - or otherwise - since UFC 200.
  10. Apparently the fighters were informed 2 weeks ago that Bellator was returning on July 24th, and bouts have already been booked for that show. I suspect they are waiting until next week before making an official announcement. With UFC 251 happening this weekend, any other MMA news is going to fall under the radar.
  11. Brave man. The general feeling is that this will be Yan's coming out party. At the risk of being a boring fucker, I am picking all of the favourites in the championship bouts (Usman, Volk, Yan) I really hope Jiri springs an upset.
  12. Apparently Scott Fitzgerald is on remand and is probably going to be sent down. It sounds like his boxing career is as good as over. On the lighter side of things, I can't wait to see this stud back in the ring:
  13. Thomas Hauser's 2015 articles on Mayweather and USADA: - https://www.sbnation.com/longform/2015/9/9/9271811/can-boxing-trust-usada - https://web.archive.org/web/20151016000105/https://www.boxnation.com/boxing-news/was-floyd-mayweather-really-dehydrated-the-fallout-from-can-boxing-trust-usada/ I reread these articles the other day. There is tons of information in them I either forgot or was unaware of. In particular, I forgot about the rumours that Mayweather tested positive for an illegal substance 3 times between 2011-2012 and that Pacquiao's camp tried to unearth evidence of the positive tests from USADA. I would also recommend the articles for anyone who is interested in the differences between VADA and USADA.
  14. 😀 Most media outlets scored those two fights against him. I personally had him edging the Condit fight. The rematch with Hendricks? As much as I loathe to admit it, I did score that one for Hendricks and was pleasantly surprised on the night when Lawler got the nod.
  15. I don't particularly like Masvidal as a person. But in regards to this weekend's fight, it is more that I don't want Usman to lose, rather than wanting Masvidal to fail. For my money, Usman is easily the best champion the welterweight division has seen since GSP. I always found Woodley to be an overrated fighter, and as entertaining as Lawler's fights were as champion, he didn't half get the benefit of the doubt from the judges at times. It would be a shame if Usman's streak was interrupted by fighter, who while world-class, isn't elite level (IMO).
  16. Rizin is back next month! They are running shows on the 9th and 10th of August. They will be using Japanese fighters only.
  17. The general consensus seems to be that Usman, Yan, and Volkanovski are all heavy favourites heading into this weekend. As great a fighter as Holloway is, Volkanovski should be favourite. Not only did he win the first meeting between the pair, but he's also one of the most under-appreciated fighters in the game. He's, at worst, top 5 P4P. You could make an reasonable argument that the likes of Khabib, Izzy, Usman should be above him, but who else? Cejudo is inactive for the time being. Jones has looked very vulnerable of late against middling opposition. McGregor hasn't beaten a top-level opponent since 2016. Gaethje is a stunning fighter, but was his win over Ferguson really more impressive than Volkanovski's win over Holloway? I have no idea why Cormier still appears in P4P rankings, let alone ranked above more deserving fighters (the UFC have him ranked above Usman ffs) Aldo has seen much better days and Yan is an emerging force. So Yan being favourite makes perfect sense. Usman? He is rightfully favourite, but I am not ruling out a Masvidal victory. Usman may find it difficult to control Masvidal. The fight will take place in the larger cage, which naturally benefits the striker over the grappler. Masvidal also has some pretty tidy takedown/ground defence. I am picking Usman, but I won't be shocked if Masvidal pulls off the upset (although I hope he doesn't).
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