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Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 13 19, 9:27 am
by Michael
thrill wrote:
Michael wrote:Agree, except I'll take Usman. That's a tough match to call so I'll go with what I want to happen.
Hahaha opposite. I don't have a pick, so I'm bracing myself for disappointment.
I'm pretty much always wrong so I really shouldn't pick Usman.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 15 19, 12:58 am
by thrill
What a [expletive] fight. Thank god he finished him.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 15 19, 1:07 am
by Michael
Thank god indeed. What a great card.

Given Holloway's reign and what he's been through recently they have to run that one back.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 15 19, 4:07 pm
by thrill
Michael wrote:Thank god indeed. What a great card.

Given Holloway's reign and what he's been through recently they have to run that one back.
Feel like Max peaked so high in the Ortega fight that there's been a slight edge missing since. He's super famous, he lives in Hawaii, he's extremely rich, so it makes sense. But I don't know if he'll ever be able to match someone like Volkanovski's hunger ever again. We'll see.


Cue the most predictable thrill MMA thought ever: Just makes you appreciate Jon Jones' run. After Reyes, he's completed his fourth cycle/generation of cleaning out that division's contenders. He ended the Liddell/Evans/Griffin era, he ran through the Shogun/Machida/Rampage/Belfort/Sonnen era. He ran through the Cormier/Bader/Gustafsson/Teixeria era, and now he's ran through Gus/Smith/Santos and soon, Reyes. He's incredibly unlikable, he's an [expletive], he's a cheater (who got caught), and he doesn't make your jaw drop every time he goes out there, but his longevity is unprecedented. Youngest champ ever, and 9 years later, he has still yet to be pushed beyond "slightly uncomfortable" in a fight, and that's only happened for like 3 whole rounds. It's insane.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 17 19, 4:30 pm
by thrill
Best sports pic since Rapinoe with her "are you not entertained" arms pose:

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Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 18 19, 4:17 am
by lukethedrifter
Real question, what’s up with the bloodlust?

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: December 18 19, 7:09 am
by thrill
That's very Colby-specific. He's human trash who practically begged for everything that happened to him in that fight.

In terms of the sport, for me, the violence is the outcome of the purest dedication, discipline, training, strategy, and execution that exists in sports. Violence is the outcome, but it isn't the draw. The draw of MMA is that it's the purest meritocracy and display of human will, endurance, and discipline that we have in professional sports.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: January 18 20, 9:49 am
by stlouie_lipp
So if Conor McGregor loses tonight will he finally go away?

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: January 20 20, 10:26 am
by thrill
Extremely glad I didn't buy the fight. Awful card and a 40 second main event.

Re: MMA Thread II

Posted: January 22 20, 12:07 pm
by Michael
thrill wrote:Extremely glad I didn't buy the fight. Awful card and a 40 second main event.
Me neither.

Conor will likely get some undeserved match-ups, but the sport is better with him in it. So I'm glad he won.