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post #631 of 5448
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Originally Posted by m@T View Post
Ya I enjoyed it too. Can't help the feeling that the Megathread stifled MMA chat around here....

Agree.
post #632 of 5448
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Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
UFC's version of 24/7 for the BJP vs. GSP fight premiered tonight on Spike at 10PM. They're showing on every Wednesday at 10 between now and the fight.

I thought the show kicked ass and is really going to separate the fans of each even more than they already are. I can't wait for this fight
I saw it. I hope B.J. is training harder than the show made it seem.

"I'm ready to fight to the death. But let me take a five-day vacation first."
post #633 of 5448
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
I saw it. I hope B.J. is training harder than the show made it seem.

"I'm ready to fight to the death. But let me take a five-day vacation first."

I think they put that in due to his history. Remember this is the UFC, they are going to edit this as much as they can to hype up each fighters past and build "sides" rooting for each in the fight. I think Dana's call to BJ and JD and the editing proved this tremendously.

I've been watching his video blog and posts on his website and he's been training pretty hard the entire time his site has been up, around the last 3-4 fights. The beginning of the show they said they were 30 days out from the fight, that puts it being filmed around new years, I don't think taking some time off that far out to heal up and get ready for the final 3 week push is going to hurt him that much. I've read about a lot of fighters doing similar things so they don't peak too early or go into the fight too banged up.
post #634 of 5448
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Originally Posted by Rudy Valentino
"Dana White was making a big deal out of nothing. He makes it out to be that [BJ] is on vacation, not training and not taking [the fight] seriously. This fight is the most serious fight of all time. We're not playing around...We've got a good training camp here...Dana doesn't understand because he's not a fighter. We don't want [BJ] burning out or peaking at the wrong time...I saw [UFC Primetime] and I laughed because we know what we are doing. [Dana] will pull out drama in anything he does. He's not a drama queen, he's a drama king."

-BJ Penn head trainer Rudy Valentino

Seems like BJ's camp agrees with me.
post #635 of 5448
I hope the BJ penn fight sparks some MMA goodness in me. The fights lately have been crap.
post #636 of 5448
Anyone know what's going to happen to Steven Mazzagatti?
post #637 of 5448
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Anyone know what's going to happen to Steven Mazzagatti?

What do you mean happen?
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Not a particularly good card. The Rua-Coleman fight was embarrassing for both participants. I have high hopes for UFC 94 -- please don't let me down!
post #640 of 5448
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yeah agree. Main event was decent, although no idea where that 30-27 came from. Seems to be some debate among Rich's nuthuggers about the result, but I thought 29-28 Hendo was a pretty fair call. Rua-Coleman proved that Couture is a freak for being able to fight in his forties, and no one else should try it, and that Rua is just not what he used to be when he can't go soccerkickin' n stompin'. Really he only got the knockout because he fouled (kneed Coleman while he was down)...if he didn't do that, no standup, no standup, they would have clinched and it would have gone down as a mediocre decision win for Shogun. Kang - walking anticlimax. Palhares and Horn fight - boring. Davis/Lytle was like watching a low-grade kickboxing bout...and that said...it was probably still the best fight of the night. Sidenote - why does Davis come out squealing Irishpride Irishpride, while wearing a (Scottish) kilt? I mean, ok, you can argue that both countries are Celts and all...there is nothing Irish about a kilt. BTW - go vote in my Affliction thread! It's lonely!
post #641 of 5448
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Not a particularly good card. The Rua-Coleman fight was embarrassing for both participants. I have high hopes for UFC 94 -- please don't let me down!

They got fight of the night!

Probably after Coleman was crying about not having enough money to train. There is a hilariously sad video of him in the locker room after the fight mentally breaking down. Apparently he didn't have enough money for a training camp and was pissed off the fight got stopped, he was bitching that his corner didn't let him know how much time was left.

It was a sad fight for both sides with Rua being a shell of his former self.

94 is going to be insane!
post #642 of 5448
I'm still depressed about Mir beating Nog, and Nog putting up no fight. I nearly cried that night.
post #643 of 5448
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Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
he was bitching that his corner didn't let him know how much time was left.
Dude had Phil Baroni in his corner, and was expecting strategic counsel?
post #644 of 5448
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Originally Posted by m@T View Post
Dude had Phil Baroni in his corner, and was expecting strategic counsel?

Haha.

I was actually laughing at the stuff that Baroni was yelling for advice during the fight. It consisted of "HIT HIM HARDER!", "KICK HIS ASS BRO!" and "FUCK HIM UP MARK!".
post #645 of 5448
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yup, I was thinking the same. Normally you are hearing Dellagrotte or Jackson or Miletich dissecting, giving advice etc...not in the Coleman corner - he was getting the sort of advice you would normally hear yelled in a schoolyard.
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