MMA Digest [Rousey vs Carmouche; GSP vs Diaz]


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:)

Cyborg testing positive is a huge setback for WMMA

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I feel bad for Dustin Poirier. He went from fighting Koch in a possible title eliminator, to fighting Ricardo Lamas, to fighting Max Holloway. A guy who hasn't fought in the UFC.

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hint hint: link to the prediction league

edit: triple post

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hint hint: link to the prediction league

edit: triple post

Done.

And yeah, despite what King Mo says, Strikeforce is hurting. I can't see it sticking around for much longer. I wish UFC would bring women over, but I wouldn't expect it ever.

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Done.

And yeah, despite what King Mo says, Strikeforce is hurting. I can't see it sticking around for much longer, despite what some say. I wish UFC would bring women over, but I wouldn't expect it ever.

:thumbsup:

I don't see Strikeforce going past the new contract with Showtime. I think it's absurd Melendez is being forced to stay there.

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:thumbsup:

I don't see Strikeforce going past the new contract with Showtime. I think it's absurd Melendez is being forced to stay there.

From just about every relevant fighter on the roster being pruned, to Cyborg getting picked up for steroids, to Keith Jardine fighting for a championship, Strikeforce is a joke. Give that editorial I posted up top a read. It has some good points about the company.

Bellator is quickly becoming the #2.

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I thought it was pretty obvious that strikeforce would get absorbed into the UFC the same way Pride did. Zuffa isn't going to try to save Strikeforce when they have the UFC.

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Is it even possible to make two brands relevant when they have the same parent company? Either you attempt to keep them both relevant and it ultimately limits the quality of fights you can put on. Or you funnel the talent to one, and the other becomes an irrelevant "B-league".

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Really, for the fans, a monopoly is the best thing for any competitive sport, especially ones that aren't team based like MMA. Otherwise you'll always end up with "would X beat Y? Guess we'll never know."

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Is it even possible to make two brands relevant when they have the same parent company? Either you attempt to keep them both relevant and it ultimately limits the quality of fights you can put on. Or you funnel the talent to one, and the other becomes an irrelevant "B-league".

Zuffa probably figures they can make more money with Strikeforce in tact for now then if they ended it. They'll end it eventually though. I think I read an article that Strikeforce is only gonna have 6 events or something this year. Pathetic

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Larkin shooting on King Mo at the weigh-ins.

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Jardine at 185.

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I think it would be awesome if Jardine won, lol.

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I like this thread, it has alot of promise. I just hope it stays active

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Added some new news, including a small Bellator section. Each day that I update I'll asterisk the most recently posted stuff.

Also as I posted up top, Dana White confirms what most suspected: Cyborg's belt is gone. gg 145 lb WMMA.

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Is it even possible to make two brands relevant when they have the same parent company? Either you attempt to keep them both relevant and it ultimately limits the quality of fights you can put on. Or you funnel the talent to one, and the other becomes an irrelevant "B-league".

UFC and WEC managed to coexist for quite a few years.

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Added some new news, including a small Bellator section. Each day that I update I'll asterisk the most recently posted stuff.

Also as I posted up top, Dana White confirms what most suspected: Cyborg's belt is gone. gg 145 lb WMMA.

Yamanaka 145 pound GOAT
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Saw that late last night. What a pos.

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I like Luke Rockhold. I'd like to see him in the UFC.

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I think Rockhold would lose to the top 10 middleweights in the UFC.

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King Mo better get that title fight against Mousasi now.

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I think Rockhold would Deal well with the top 10 middleweights in the world. I think Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva would handle him easily thou.

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Rankings

1. Anderson Silva - no

2. Chael Sonnen - no

3. Yushin Okami - no

4. Mark Munoz - no

5. Demian Maia - With his improved standup game, no

5. Vitor Belfort - no

7. Michael Bisping - Rockhold would get jabbed for 3 rounds, no

8. Brian Stann - If Rockhold could get it to the ground he could win. But i'd still pick Stann.

9. Luke Rockhold

10. Nate Marquardt - no

11. Jacare Souza - Already beat him

12. Lombard - no, although Lombard is unproven

13. Belcher - Would be really close. I'd pick Belcher though. Kinda wanna see this fight. :thinking:

14. Kennedy - Yeah

15. Wanderlei Silva - I do think Rockhold could beat him.

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New week, added a few stories from the day.

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