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  1. This. Palhares has shown his cards too many times...

    This. Palhares has shown his cards too many times now. Jesus, he was still cranking on Shields' arm--not just holding position. Beyond that, those eye gouges were genuine gouges, not...
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    It did seem promoted a lot, though I didn't pay...

    It did seem promoted a lot, though I didn't pay particular attention. Gotta give Conor this: he's going to make plenty of money for Zuffa and for himself (which he deserves--as does any other...
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    Poll: I read somewhere (can't recall at the moment)...

    I read somewhere (can't recall at the moment) that with the new deal, the highest compensation for fighters is $40,000.

    I have zero idea how much sponsorship money champions could get before this...
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    It's true that Conor does seem pretty unconcerned...

    It's true that Conor does seem pretty unconcerned about shots coming his way. He just maintains that forward pressure, period. He reminded me a bit of Chuck Liddell in that sense. Not in styles, but...
  5. Poll: I'll go with Chad. Just a hunch that his...

    I'll go with Chad. Just a hunch that his wrestling will be a monkey wrench in Connor's firepower.
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    jasonkl wrote: "kos is still a pretty big...

    jasonkl wrote:

    "kos is still a pretty big name, it was a smart signing by bellator. i don't think he will win the title either, his chin is completely cracked and he doesn't have the same...
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    Well, now that the suspense is over, who you guys...

    Well, now that the suspense is over, who you guys got?

    I'll go with Chad.
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    Frankie Edgar would be a great fight for the...

    Frankie Edgar would be a great fight for the hardcores. He's quick and tough as nails. But that's probably too big a risk, as Zuffa has spent so much time/money on making Connor a "personality" as...
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    Big numbers (apparently) for Bellator

    According to Bellator, the 138 card was a hit.

    Link: http://www.mmanews.com/bellator-138-breaks-multiple-ratings-records-with-shamrock-vs-kimbo-main-event/

    I guess that means the Bellator...
  10. Yes, some of the undercard fights look really...

    Yes, some of the undercard fights look really good. Pitbull is freaking excellent, and perhaps Chandler can bounce back. His first fight against Alvarez was time-capsule stuff.

    The headliner...
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    On paper, this fight looks like a blast. I'll go...

    On paper, this fight looks like a blast. I'll go with Gilbert.
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    I have not kept up with this story. Can the...

    I have not kept up with this story. Can the fighters still have other logo sponsors on the banner?
  13. Thread: Cain vs Werdum

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    I'll go with Cain as well. Werdum, it's true, has...

    I'll go with Cain as well. Werdum, it's true, has gotten much better at all aspects. But unless something weird (verging on unbelievable) happens (like when Fedor dove TWICE into Werdum's ground...
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    Is she exclusively under the Zuffa banner now?

    Is she exclusively under the Zuffa banner now?
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    Interesting fight ... actually looking forward to...

    Interesting fight ... actually looking forward to it.

    I'll go with Machida.
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    At any rate, let's hope Jacare gets that title...

    At any rate, let's hope Jacare gets that title shot soon. He's certainly a very worthy contender.
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    Exactly right. It's impossible to imagine that...

    Exactly right. It's impossible to imagine that Zuffa didn't realize this could happen.
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    Thanks for the link. The story is very good. I...

    Thanks for the link. The story is very good.

    I don't watch TUF and didn't know who Strange Brew is. Good grief ... what an awful experience. (The kid arrives for TUF and doesn't even have his...
  19. Interesting story. Yeah, the fight itself will...

    Interesting story. Yeah, the fight itself will probably be grotesque. But it'll draw good numbers and get sponsors in front of eyeballs.
  20. Thread: Mir vs Bigfoot

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    I was guessing Bigfoot would win, but then...

    I was guessing Bigfoot would win, but then several people in this thread brought up the TRT issue. Now I don't know what to think, so I'll just stick with my guess and probably be wrong.

    Mir...
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    I like Marvin's system. He's had several posts...

    I like Marvin's system. He's had several posts over the last couple years (or so ... I think) and it makes sense. Granted, any criteria you use will have some level of subjectivty (what counts as...
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    I'll take Bendo. Like others have observed,...

    I'll take Bendo.

    Like others have observed, Thatch is pretty much an unknown quantity (except to the super hardcores who really do know just about everyone). I've seen one of his fights (Justin...
  23. Well ... can't argue with those selections. The...

    Well ... can't argue with those selections. The run that Gomi had in Pride was phenomenal. Hughes's comeback against Trigg is about as gutsy as it gets. The second Silva/Rampage fight is...
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    Recent pic of Overeem

    This is a photo from Jackson's camp.

    Not sure quite what to make of this, but--doesn't Overeem look small? Okay, not small, but Christ, not as big as one would think.
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    Actually, that IS an interesting scenario. Wonder...

    Actually, that IS an interesting scenario. Wonder how Dana would react to that.
    I don't see Nick winning, but he is game and it's true that he has a very solid chin.
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