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I think everyone know but:
Brazilian night in UFC 134! With exciting bout like Rousimar Palhares vs Dan Miller, Ross Pearson vs Edson Barboza (i thought it was a draw, but judges gave it to Edson), and a show from Anderson Silva!!!
The event i want to talk more
Yuri Marajo, my former teacher of BJJ (from when i had time), made his debut with a win against a fellow contryman.
Rousimar toquinho scared me! He thought the fight was over at some point and walked away from a downed opponent, when the judge called him back he almost was KOed!!! But hopefully he beat the crap out of Dan Miller in the second round, blood was everywhere...
Minotauro won wit a KO, I must say i thought he was going to lose! Brendan has more gas and all...
Shogun was good tonight.... KOed Forrest Griffin very easy in the first round, but why hasn't he fought this way against Jon Jones??? He would have lost anyway, but it wouldn't be that humilating....
....AND Anderson Silva proved why he is the best pound for pound fighter in the world! That guy is a monster, no more needed to be said about him!
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Brazil,the land of great Fighters like Wanderlei Silva,Anderson Silva,Cris "Cyborg"(she largely proved that a women can be as strong as men)
Too bad that in my country this discipline is forbidden though we have great fighters fighting abroad
What do you think of Karl Amoussou ? you may not know him so here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eyFo...eature=related
First time seeing this guy. He could easily have the "mad dog" nickname as Wand! I like seeing good strikers, this guy seems good but not very techinical.... The only french mixed martial artist I can remember now is Cheick Kongo....
The guys in this forum don't seem very fond of MMA, I made this thread after the first UFC Rio and tomorrow will be second! José Aldo will put a show, Vitor will face another sick striker, and there are many good guy! It will be a good event, but this year there will be MANY good fights I'm expecting!! Frank Edgar vs Ben Henderson, Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit, Junior dos Santos vs Alistair Overeem... MMA will have a great year in 2012!
I just saw the Weigh In video.....I was about asking you your forecast but lol I guess your money is on AldoQuote:
Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo are my favorites fighters! Did you see yesterday? What an amazing event, full of finishers! Palhares finished with a heel hook... again! Barboza head kick KO was the most beautifull kick KO I ever see! Belfort and Aldo won really beautiful in the first round as well!
It's obvious that Mendes guy sought too much to take the fight to the ground,great KO....
Do you know about Jon Koppenhaver AKA War Machine ? he'll fight Karl Amoussou on March,30th and some say that this is going to be his toughest fight. Trash talk is currently going on between the two lol
Well I suppose this discipline has a bad reputation,many fighters were controlled positive with drugs,steroids,bullshit like that....the latest drug test victime is the female fighter from your country,Cris Cyborg there are high suspicion on Overeem too!!Amoussou once stated that 80% of the fighters of the big organizations like UFC are druggedQuote:
In which promotion Amossou fight? I basically watch UFC, some Ballator, and some Jungle Fight (Brazilian promotion)....
This weekend there will be UFC on FOX 2. Easy win for Chael, Evans vs Davis might be more interesting and i believe Evans is the favorite one... I just hope this event don't turn to be a wrestling show!
I like MMA, but I usually don't come to this cornes of the forum(the alley where all the blood thirst mma fans are).
I love Paul Harris, Aldo, Minotauro, Shogun(Oh, the PRIDE days) and Wanderley Silva(ditto).. and I'm always cheering for the brazilians(Vitor, Anderson, Erick, Cigano, Jacaré, etc).
But I like some foreings too, like the Korean Zombie, Fedor(RIP), Faber, Rampage, etc...
anyway, in 2 weeks we'll have Diaz Vs Condit!
Paul Harris FTW! I'm not a big Shogun fan, I'm a huge Machida fan though! I like the current brazilian champions and especially enjoy seeing Aldo fighting, I hope he moves up a class eventually and take the lightweight belt as well!
I also support foreigners, huge Diaz brothers fan! They always put a show and I can't wait for Diaz to win the title... The UFC 143 is going to have the best fight of the year, but the 144 in japan will have the best event! Bendo vs Franky will be sick, lightweigth is the most exciting class right now...
The Shogun from the PRIDE days was great, the new rules kind of took part of his game that was his aggressiveness, the injuries kind of slowed him down too...
Machida is great, but sometimes he's just too passive waiting for his counters and it hurt his game a little, like the Rampage fight.
That was a fight he waited too long, maybe being influenced by the previous fight with shogun when he was too rash... I think Shogun was juiced in pride, he used steroids. His body is completely different now, smaller shoulders, fat.... UFC is just more strict with the test as everyone knows.
Well, almost everybody on pride was on roids, if you take a look in Wandy from that time, the guy was cut like a bodybuider... I agree that today Shogun is kind of fat, but I do believe that it comes more from a lack a motivation/lazyness, he's always changing his trainning camp, a fighter must have some continuity
Yeah. at first it was art vs art... With the Gracies introducing BJJ to the world, the the fighters starter to really mix it up. If somenon can't hold his own on the ground, he's done. And if he only fight on the ground and can't trade a few punches, he's done too, since he won't be capable to bring the fight to the ground.
And how you learn it... usually the guys are introduced to Muay Thai stances in the stand up and BJJ to know how to defend on the ground. After that goes the wrestling to improve the take down defense and another "tricks" on the stand up, be it from boxe or karate. Off course some guys learn somethings faster than others, so they tend to especialize in it.
But lately the fighters with a bigger sucess rate are guys from a wrestling background, experts on it, who got in the other things later
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Anyway, there's a good chance to Belo Horizonte host UFC 147!
It's great news, since the gimnasium is at a 20 minute walk from my home
As 2012 quickly comes to a close, huge news and announcements have not slowed down in recent weeks for the mixed martial arts world.
Despite this year having been marred by injuries and cancellations for some of the sports top promotions, I can't help but feel optimistic that 2013 will be a much bigger and better year for MMA—and for a ton of good reasons. With the UFC poised to add a women's division led by champ Ronda Rousey, bad boy Nick Diaz and behemoth Alistair Overeem set to make their respective Octagon returns and Bellator making the move to Spike TV, there will be a lot of news to look out for in the year to come.
More importantly, however, MMA fans should pay attention to how these issues will impact the sport on a larger level.
Return of Some of MMA's Elite Fighters
Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE
Injuries, suspensions and a myriad of other issues made 2012 a tough year for many of the sport's top fighters.
Luckily, next year will mark the return of some of MMA's elite as fan-favorites such as Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz are due to come back from their lengthy suspensions. UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo will also be returning to action in the early part of next year when he's fully recovered from his injuries and takes on Frankie Edgar at UFC 156.
It will be interesting to see how these fighters respond to the long layoff and how they will affect the title picture in each of their divisions.
As the UFC continues to grow and explore newer territories, MMA's budding promotions are also starting to build some mainstream steam.
Bellator will finally be coming to Spike TV in 2013 and will look to battle with the world's top MMA promotion on the mainstream stage. With plans of adding its own reality show, Bellator plans to take on the UFC in all aspects of the marketing game.
Earlier this year, the World Series of Fighting debuted on NBC Sports with a pretty successful show, so another popular former broadcast partner may be added to the list of cable competitors to the UFC.
With organizations like Invicta FC, ONE FC and more continuing to grown in their respective markets as well, 2013 may be the the year of extreme growth for some of the sport's budding promotions.
After 127 pro MMA fights over more than 17 years, UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn "The Beast,"finally is calling it quits.
The 54-year-old legend made the news official on Tuesday on his official website. It was news that had been expected – Severn had said in the past year that a New Year's Day retirement was his plan.
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Well, there is this old thread, but no one really posts there anymore
The UFC is kind of boring right now. The only thing I'm kind of looking forward to is Jon Jones coaching on the Ultimate Fighter. The opposing coach? Um not so much because I don't like Chael Sonnen. Chael likes to talk a lot of smack, but never really backs it up. Also, I think it's unfair he gets an immediate light heavyweight title shot right after losing to Anderson Silva in their middle-weight title bout.