UFC 229: McGregor vs Nurmagomedov Results & Discussion (Live Event, Weigh ins, Media Day)

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  1. ATJ-Lucko

    ATJ-Lucko MMAtheist Survival Pool Champion

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    How many corner-men jump on the cage right after their fighter just jumped the cage and jumped into the crowd? I'll wait...
     
  2. Qball1974

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  3. ATJ-Lucko

    ATJ-Lucko MMAtheist Survival Pool Champion

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    yeah it was outside the cage which is way worse
     
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  4. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    TUF is why it survived (newbie casuals). it was 40m in the hole when it was just the hardcore fans. The casuals are the ones buying the PPVs
     
  5. Qball1974

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    Noob, I was all in before it was cool.

    *Edit Were they casuals after they stayed? because they lost them ones too.
     
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  6. chrisc

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    And that’s a reason to punch them? Didn’t think so
    --- Post Added -- Oct 12, 2018 at 5:39 AM, ---
    Which proved my point again, the brawl was outside, not inside
     
  7. ATJ-Lucko

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    yes, his teammate was just attacked maybe he thought he was gonna be next.
     
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  8. chrisc

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    And he thought he would be attached by the guy going away from him?
     
  9. disposableassassin

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    Conor was just happy to find someone he could land a clean punch on that night.
     
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  10. SandyWH

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    Do you not remember all the details of his failed test?
    He popped for being like 2% over the natural levels of some hormone. And several different biologists came out and said had he been taking any anabolics he would have popped at over 200% of the natural levels.
    His failed test and the subsequent arguments are what has turned me into such an asshat when it comes to testing. Sherk's career was literally ruined by what came down to a false positive/tainted supplement, all because of testing levels that do not take into account specially tuned and supplemented athletes.
    I'm all for testing, but catch the actual cheats, not the guys that have trace elements of stuff in their system which very likely wasn't an attempt to cheat. It could have been a tainted supplement, a metabolite of mixing 2-3 different chemicals to make a different compound.

    As for his statements, I actually agree with them.
    He did have a very similar style as Khabib. He could teach McGregor how to counter the level changes, submission setuos off of the takedowns. He could definitely help Conor's preperation for a rematch.
    He might not be the best option, but he could certainly be a positive.

    Some of you guys blasting Sherk might be misremembering what kind of fighter he was.
     
  11. Afro

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    Not sure how Sherk, and Khabib are similar
     
  12. disposableassassin

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    They both have animal nicknames.
     
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  13. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    Boom!
     
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  14. Poindexter

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    If Sherk brings the snorkel mask—victory is doubtless.
     
  15. SandyWH

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    Power wrestlers, with quick level changes, that look for their takedowns as a counter to strikes.
    Smothering from the top position.
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    Not about to say that Sherk is better. Just that they present some of the same MMA attributes that makes him a solid coach to prep McGregor for a rematch.
     
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  16. thumper

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    You're right @SandyWH I don't really remember the details.
    --- Post Added -- Oct 12, 2018 at 9:07 AM, ---
    Right, but you aren't a noob.

    There was a huge increase in viewers because TUF got popular. it was unlike other shows, where the network buys them. The Fertitas paid for everthing. it was like a gigantic advertisement and it was brilliant. it's what saved the UFC. before they got involved and took it back over from Dana he had tried, but it was 42,000,000 in the hole (or something like that) and you can find clips of dana saying no way to a reality show.

    They contacted Dana and told him to sell it and get out. Then they stepped over him and fronted the money and did TUF anyway. That got it really going.

    Later they signed that huge deal with FOX. So the sport started going mainstream then. it got a huge push from TUF and started getting eyes on it, then when they did FOX it went full mainstream and we had another gigantic influx of noobs.

    After that they pretty much jumped the shark and even straight up advertised "We make the fights the fans want" ( it was around TUF I think but it might have been before that) which is blatantly saying that merit, and earning shots don't matter if the fans aren't screaming for you, you aren't getting a shot.

    Especially after the FOX deal it all went crazy. They went from doing one PPV every few months, to doing 15 per year, + fightnights, then TUF and Strikeforce came up, EliteXC and stuff like that tried to jump in, but where the UFC did it right, the other orgs tries to jump in head first paying HUGE purses to get popular fighters that washed out of the UFC. just like Bellator is doing now. The difference in Bellator has a dad corp with almost unlimited deep pockets. of course there are budgets, but they aren't going to be just washed away because they're broke.
     
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  17. Sakara=Excitement

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    Some good PR right here....

    Khabib Breaks Bread with Anti-Gay Chechen Dictator at Russian MMA Club

     
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  20. Poindexter

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    That was beautiful.
     
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