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  1. WeeAl

    TLC - it’s really soon

    Come on lads, the real main event is Strowman Vs Corbin.
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    TLC - it’s really soon

    Three of them will likely be on the pre-show. Roughly 7 of them deserve to be on the pre-show. The three way tag match, WWE Title match, Rollins Vs Ambrose, women's TLC, and Mysterio Vs Orton would make for a heck of a PPV. All of the rest is going to serve to be bad or average matches watering down the matches that could be very good.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    There's certainly the element of short-termism there, as always these days, as once Cormier retires you've got to imagine you would want to be in the position to book Miocic Vs Cain, if at all possible. Should Cormier fight and win in March, then leave the title vacant, ideally you would want the next HW champ to be crowned as soon as possible. Maybe it'll be Dos Santos Vs Miocic 3 for the vacant strap at that point (assuming Brock or Jones don't end up dethroning DC in March) with the winner of Ngannou/Cain facing the winner of Stipe/Dos Santos?
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    That's not a fight that I had ever thought about, but now I've heard it's a possibility I really want to see it. Much like the Ngannou/Stipe fight, you would have to think it's down to whether or not Francis can land a bomb in the first three minutes, and if not then he's likely to get suffocated after that, providing Cain has anything left in the tank. Good match up.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    I don't think I would have put Hernandez in the top 6 or 7 names that I expected Cerrone to get booked against next. As you say Wand, it'll still be a good fight, but I think we were all hoping for a McGregor, Gaethje, or one of the other murderers row that is the top 10. In other news, ONE Championship have got a US broadcasting deal with Turner. Wheels are really in motion with all the talent acquisitions and now an increased profile in the West from January. It's good for the sport that so many of these companies have been able to get good paying deals for their programming. Hopefully the fighters really end up seeing the benefits of having employment options over the next while. https://www.f4wonline.com/mma-news/report-one-championship-turner-sports-sign-three-year-deal-272156
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    TLC - it’s really soon

    You would think all of the above would be the case, seeing as it makes sense. Alas, it is not the case and Kurt is nowhere to be found. Instead, it's some twisted deal, based around Corbin screwing Braun at Crown Jewel, Stephanie agreeing with Braun that Corbin fucked up, and now Corbin has to beat Braun in this match in order to become permanent GM instead of acting GM. I think if he loses, he loses all power or something, and Braun gets Brock at the Rumble? Although I'm not 100 percent certain on that, as I tend to tune out a bit when Corbin and Stephanie are on screen.
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    UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega

    Holloway was a master in there last night. A blow away performance. I'm delighted to see he is clearly past what kept him on the shelf this year, because he is something special. With Max, we're watching an all time great at the peak of his powers. Unbelievable heart shown by Ortega in taking all of that punishment, and by Max for taking the damage that he did in the third and then to turn it around and produce one of the most dominant rounds you'll ever see. Men of steel. Valentina showed against Joanna that she clearly had the edge against her in the all around game, and physically is able to impose her will more, but having said that, I still gave Joanna the third and fourth rounds. What a stunningly gruesome finish by Nelson. I was hoping Oliviera would get the win as I have a soft spot for the madman, but when you seen his head just burst open and half of his body's liquid splat all over the canvas, I was glad it didn't last much longer after that. Dawodu looked impressive against a game Bochniak. He'll get a bigger test next time out, but this was a good showcase for him and he put on a display. I unfortunately couldn't get to view the craziness that I gather Manuwa Vs Santos turned out to be. I couldn't find the fight anywhere. I'm not surprised it ended the way it did though, brutally and violently. Despite coming up from 185, I thought Santos at the weigh in looked the bigger man. I'll have to catch it on fight pass on Tuesday. Rakic and Dhiegio Lima both scored fantastic finishes on the undercard, Lima with the walk off 1 shot KO, looked the happiest man on earth getting the win and Rakic weathered an intense storm as well as several clearly illegal knees to get the win, so it was well deserved following those. Add me to the 'Paul Felder's commentary doesn't do anything for me' group. I wasn't impressed with it on this show, and to be honest, Dominick Cruz hasn't really been my cup of tea these last few times either. For the big shows, Anik and Rogan along woth DC/Hardy followed by Gooden or Fitzgerald paired with with Smith and Hardy for the smaller shows is the way to go I feel. I wouldn't have Rogan and Smith on the same show though.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    Well this was definitely not who I was expecting Cowboy's next opponent to be, on his return to Lightweight: https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/12/8/18132035/donald-cerrone-to-fight-alexander-hernandez-at-ufcs-espn-debut
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    UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega

    Both fights appear to be happening, all four fighters in the two title fights comfortably came in under the weight limit, and within half an hour of the scales opening.
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    UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega

    If Holloway is the same Max that fought Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo, then I see him as the more complete fighter, who should win most of the rounds by landing more shots than Ortega does. Ortega always has the possibility of winning a fight that he is losing, right at the very death with a hail Mary submission, and God knows how much better he can get than we have even seen up to now. The story of this fight I think is going to be more about Max's health and his weight cut. Are those issues from the summer ok now or not? Do they flare up again when he gets deep in the weight cut? I think this is Max's last fight at 145 no matter what happens. If Max is healthy, I'm saying he'll beat T-City by death of 1000 cuts. If there is more going on than we know. . . Then Ortega wins inside the distance. Valentina Vs Joanna is interesting because you have a 135'er and a 115lb fighter meeting in the middle. What means more, not being depleted by moving up, or potentially being larger by moving down? Joanna didn't look smaller to me at the staredowns, and I expected her too. Jonna's cardio never really looked to be an issue at 115 to me, in fact she seemed to get stronger as the fights went on. Not going through a tough weight cut should help the ability to absorb and recover from strikes though, I would guess. This is bound to be a stand up fight. Joanna is going to be the aggressor and Valentina will look to counter. Joanna may land more, but I'm guessing Valentina lands the heavier, more damaging shots. Maybe I'll be surprised though and Valentina looks to put Joanna on her back. I see it being a close fight, closer than the bookies have it, but I'm still edging towards Valentina Schevchenko. Final predictions for tomorrow night: Holloway by decision. Valentina by decision. Santos by KO. Bochniak by decision. Oliviera by KO/TKO. Gadelha by decision. Anders by KO/TKO.
  11. WeeAl

    Minor News & Random Shit

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/12/7/18130336/ben-nguyen-announces-ufc-release-adelaide-wilson-reis UFC are continuing to confuse when it comes to the Flyweight division. They are booking fights regularly within the division, and Cejudo Vs Dillashaw is for the 125 belt and not at 135, yet they have let DJ go and Ben Nguyen is at least the third 125lb fighter that I have heard of that has been released in the past few weeks.
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    The Shit Hill You Will Die On

    Wait, is Kevin Costner generally considered shit? I was completely unaware of this.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    Add this to the list of dodgy things about Khabib. It sounds like he would fit right in, over there in Saudi Arabia, with these views. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-6466893/amp/UFC-ace-Khabib-gives-sexist-answer-women-seeking-advice-getting-fighting-industry.html
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    From what I read, the perpetrator left a used condom at the scene. If it was him, then the evidence is there. I can't imagine it's gotten this far, with that kind of evidence, if that condom had DNA belonging to somebody else.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    I remember reading about it at the time, but never got around to making a post about it. I think I read an article on my tea break and it slipped my mind after work. The description of what he is said to have done was absolutely horrific, it was difficult to finish reading the story I read, I know that much. From what I've noticed, the UFC didn't comment on it at any point and it looks like nobody really pressed them for comment either. That's meant to have been the same at the press events this week too. There was a directive to the press that attended that they couldn't ask any questions that weren't concerning the fights for this weekend. As for what mole is saying about Tyson and Floyd, I think plenty of people made a fuss about the pair of them being scumbags, it's just the people that care are in the minority. A lot of posters on here have commented on their disdain for both Tyson and Mayweather.
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