MMA General Discussion and Fight Announcements 7.0

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  1. m9

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    I don't know how this card will do PPV #'s wise, but I'm looking forward to it.

    I think both champs will go into wrestling mode.
     
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    Francis is getting a ton of hype right now so I could see it doing decently on the PPV. It's been a long long time since there's been some decent competition in the HW division. Too bad Cain is always injured.
     
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    Aside from the upcoming Cub event, there are a string of good cards coming up (knock on wood - seems like things always fall apart lately). Winnipeg, 219, St. Louis, 220, even Charlotte is decent. Not too shabby.
     
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    Definitely looking forward to seeing the Stipe-Ngannou fight. That should be awesome.
     
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    Avs_19 Peter the Great

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    The health issue is new but I think everyone saw this coming the moment Bisping/GSP was booked. It was a quick little money grab for all involved and he was never going to defend that belt. Hopefully he gets healthy and we see him back at 170.

    Whittaker/Rockhold should be a good one.
     
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    I think GSP had legit plans of giving 185 a try but after trying to add significant weight and failing to do so that made the decision easy for him. Apparently he was only five pounds or something heavier fighting at MW than he was at WW. That's not good when you’ve got huge guys like Rockhold, Romero and Weidman in the same division.
     
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    I hope Rockhold smashes him, because I hate when the UFC goes "here have a belt." which iswhat they did with Aldo when they took the FW title from Conor, and they only did that because their main event, Pretty ure it was DC VS Jones fell out that night.

    Thankfully Aldo got smashed a couple times and didn't get to keep a belt he didn't earn.

    I hope the same thing happens to Whittaker
     
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    Georges would never be able to maintain his weight and keep competing at 185, not a shocker given the interview above.
     
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    Avs_19 Peter the Great

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    Whittaker has won 7 in a row at MW with the last 3 being against Romero, Jacare, and Brunson. One could argue he already deserved to be called the real champion because he's the one fighting all of the top competition.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about? Whittaker is the real champion, he hasn't been gifted anything.
     
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    GSP saved the Middleweight division. Long live GSP!

    Also, anyone saying Whittaker is a fake champ is out to lunch. The guy is a fantastic talent and neutralized Yoel ****ing Romero with one leg. I think he will clown Rockhold.
     
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    I actually believe that GSP really wanted to retire, and would have done it publicly if his fight ended on a better note with Hendricks.

    Now it's a little different, because he came back and won the MW title in a spectacular fashion. It was a really fun fight that was in one of the best cards of all time. It seems like an ideal way to go out on top, and probably would have if it was not for his contract. Now we hear that he has colitis, not doubting him, but with him pushing up in age and what not, it's a good reason for him to hang them up and feel happy that his last fight was a happy memory.
     
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    They took the belt from Conor and gave it to Aldo? Uhhh what?
     
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    Yeah Whittaker was gifted absolutely nothing, he's a killer. Doesn't really matter because he'll get a chance to prove it against Rockhold anyway. Finally settles the division for the time being to where it should be.
     
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    I don't mind the GSP situation that much because with Whittaker hurt (we all knew Bisping was a paper champ) all that happened was we got a "title fight" while the real belt was shelved anyway. No harm done. I think most would agree GSP-Bisping was at least an intriguing fight.
     
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    GSP basically ended the fu**ery that was happening in the division. After taking the title from Rockhold, Bisping only defended it twice in a 1.5 yr span, against an over the hill Hendo then GSP obviously. All while the middleweight division finally had some great talent competing for the title. The fact that Bisping never fought Jacare or Yoel or Bobby Knuckles, let alone Rockhold again was a joke and a black mark on the UFC. GSP provided us an entertaining fight then vacated the belt promptly which was the right thing to do.
     
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    Nothing against GSP, but if he wasn't in the picture, Bisping should've been fed to Whittaker. The deepest division in the UFC has been tied up FAR too long.
     
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    Whittaker went through a murderers row of fighters (Brunson, Jacare, Romero) to win his interim belt.. He is 100% the legit champion.

    What a silly post.
     
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    deepest is kinda reaching there. No division can ever come close to Lightweight :naughty:
     
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    Yeah, and of course that's being held up even worse lol. Ffs there were talks of Conor vs Pacquiao?
     
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    GSP didn't restore order to anything. Had he fought Whittaker, then you can make that argument. GSP made the division an even bigger gongshow.

    I also don't understand why the UFC promotes an interim champion to undisputed champion overnight. The Whittaker/Rockhold fight fight should be for the vacant MW title, not Whittaker defending.
     
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    What purpose does that serve to not acknowledge the interim belt? Seems like an odd thing to complain about.

    Agreed on GSP, though. People say he "brought order" because they like GSP and dislike Bisping.
     
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    How is the division an even bigger gongshow? You actually have top-ranked fighters fighting top-ranked fighters again. The champion isn't holding onto a belt fighting hand-picked opponents. Whittaker was rightfully viewed as the actual champion, and as a result of GSP winning and vacating that's official. So explain what's wrong with the middleweight division as it stands? There's no logjam of contenders being avoided, there's no champion infrequently defending their title.
     
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