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  1. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    Absolutely gutted. Ordered the PPV last night after watching the weigh-in, thinking it was safe. Rob's basically the middlleweight Cruz at this stage. It's worse though because UFC are trying to build international expansion around Whittaker, first in Perth and now Melbourne. I'd be beside myself if I had bought tickets and gone down to Melbourne. As it is I'm out $70 for a very average card.
  2. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    UFC have really come through with the YouTube free fights for this one. I've just re-watched Whittaker vs. Romero 2. Excitement is building!
  3. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 235: Jones vs Smith - Mar 2 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    Damn, what a card. It's all kinds of frustrating to see this level of a card, stacked from the main event to the prelims, while the next PPV offering looks more like a glorified Fight Night. ...Don't worry, I'll be over it in a week. Especially if Whittaker wins. But seriously, the injury bug could ravage this card and it'd still be stronger than UFC 234 by a considerable distance. I'm a big fan of Anthony Smith. Seeing his rise at 205 was one of my favourite little stories in the UFC in 2018. Can't see anything past Jones handling him while barely breaking a sweat, though. If LHW had a bit more depth, Smith would have needed another fight or two against top contenders, and it's probably what he needed. Finishing the shells of Rashad and Shogun, and struggling past Volkan doesn't inspire confidence in me. Woodley vs. Usman... big fight, and I'm a bit intrigued, which I haven't said for a while about a Tyron Woodley fight. Both champ and challenger have similar styles and attributes. I'm wondering if the grappling credentials of Usman will force a different style fight from Woodley. Woodley was so much fun before he won the belt. Would use his wrestling ability to prevent his opponents taking control, then blast with his power shots at blinding speed. Didn't like how he sat out for so long waiting for his title fight, especially when he was coming off a close split decsion win. But his title winning effort over Lawler was about as good and clean as it gets. Then he got conservative. That second fight with Thompson, then the fight with Maia... and before and after that fight, calling for "super fights" and playing the race card with anyone who didn't like him... yeah, not a big T-Wood fan. Then again, Usman has 1 finish in his last 8 fights. Forgive me for not expecting FOTN on this one. But, curious nonetheless. Lawler vs. Askren... always love seeing Lawler in action. The man can do no wrong. Meanwhile, Askren is compared to Fitch, who makes paint drying look like an all-action blockbuster. Never seen Askren fight, but I notice his record has a few recent finishes, which is a bit encouraging... but is One FC just a lower level of competition? Askren comes across like a bit of a cock as well, so no matter how he fights, I'm rooting for Robbie to kick his afro into the nosebleeds. Hoping Garbrandt bounces back in his fight. Dude has so much potential, he fought one of the most cerebral fights I've seen against Cruz... but then seemed to let his emotions get the best of him in the TJ fights. Stephens vs. Zabit, OSP vs. Cirkunoc, MFN Sanchez vs. Gall... yeah, this card's a "take my money" PPV. I hope Woodley and Askren get humbled a little. And imagine if Jones lost. Don't expect it for a second, but imagine.
  4. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 - Feb 2 πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

    The "thwack" on that knee! Jesus. 205 could use the new blood. The way Gus got handled, Glover aging, and Lionheart Smith set to take a Bones whooping surely, the time is right for this Johnny Walker character to make a statement. Reyes and Rakic are good, but Walker has some intangible "x-factor" about him. 7 lbs is ridiculous. Just had a quick look and it doesn't seem that Frota was a late replacement, so what is she playing at? More interested in this show than I've been in quite some time for a Fight Night. Wasn't even this keen for the ESPN debut, and that had a stronger card. Think it's the Aldo/Oliveira combination that's got me excited. The whole thing has the feel of an "under the radar" gem.
  5. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 - Feb 2 πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

    That's some crazy shit! Had always fancied Brazil as a nice travel destination, after reading that... err, maybe not. On the card, I'm really liking the depth. Honestly more stars and better fights than the Aussie card a week later. Going to have to watch that first Assuncao vs. Moraes fight back, because I don't remember it at all. Aldo vs. Moicano is a great tester of where Aldo is these days, plus a huge opportunity for Moicano who has really impressed me to this point. And Charles Oliveira. Loved watching him since his debut, and he really seems to have it all together these days after hitting a rough patch of inconsistent performances a few years back. Thiago Alves is always in fun scraps. Gonna be a solid afternoon of fights for me!
  6. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    Yeah, Crute's a definite 205er. Big kid.
  7. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    McGregor McRetires? No. But let's talk about him anyway.

    Man, I really want Conor fighting Cerrone. Cerrone deserves a big money fight, and Conor needs an opponent he can bounce back against. I think Cowboy obliges him standing and we get a fun but winnable fight. Holloway's too good now, especially against the version of Conor we saw in the Khabib fight. Khabib is suffocating, sure, but even in the round McGregor won, he didn't look himself.
  8. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    At LHW, no, but he's only a couple of fights into that division. He has beat Gian Villante at 205, which is a significant win. At 185, he beat Rashad Evans and Nate Marquardt- past their best, sure, but still big wins to have on the record.
  9. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    Royal Rumble 2019 discussion

    Ah, I can't help but be excited. It's Rumble time! Despite not being overly impressed by Balor in most of his NXT/WWE run, I'm really liking this late change from Strowman vs. Lesnar to Balor vs. Lesnar. Historically, Brock seems to put his working boots on against smaller indy darlings for some reason (maybe because Heyman respects them? Dunno). But Lesnar vs. Punk, Lesnar vs. Styles and Lesnar vs. Bryan were all belters, so expecting similar here. Like Styles vs. Bryan won't be great. Every match they've had over the last few months has gotten progressively better, and now with Bryan firmly established in his heel role, on a big stage like the Rumble, it should be an excellent dynamic. Speaking of big stages, I'm hearing that Chase Field has a unique set-up, akin to Wrestlemania XIX almost with the angled ramp. It's a simple thing, but a unique look to the show will give it a much better atmosphere and feel IMO. Looking down the card, everything has potential if given time. They've done a good job piquing my interest in Rousey vs. Banks the past couple of weeks. Very little chance of Banks winning, but I have no doubt it'll do well in the snowflakes department. The Cruiserweight Fatal 4 Way could really be excellent, too. This would normally be the point where I complain about the poor 205 Live guys getting pre-showed, but with a card this loaded, I actually don't begrudge it too much. Buddy Murphy has been a treasure over the past year, long may his reign continue. All the great things I've mentioned, all without mentioning the Rumble Matches themselves. They should be lovely, as per usual. I wonder if Pat Patterson has an understudy? (avoid the easy jokes, guys) It's my understanding that he essentially structures and agents the Rumbles, or at least has a heavy hand in it. Ideally, someone is able to take the reigns when he's gone, Pat's no spring chicken. The only thing on the whole card that I'm not that sold on is Shane/Miz vs. The Bar. Unsure if it's leading to Shane vs. Miz at Mania or not, I really hope not. He may have inspired my username some 15 years ago, but I have little desire to see Shane O Mac in the ring these days.
  10. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    The 2019 UKFF Royal Rumble Lottery

    Ah, was worried the lottery wasn't running this year. I don't post on here all that much these days, but I still enjoy this little game around Rumble time. Picks: 6, 13, 17, 21, 28
  11. Shane O' Mac Version 2

    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    Ryan Spann is out of his main card opener against Jimmy Crute, Sam Alvey steps in to replace him. Bigger fight for Crute and a bigger name for the 234 card, Alvey's been flirting with a top 15 ranking in the middleweight division for a while now.
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