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**UFC/MMA Thread**

Originally posted by KRS-1:
Benson is definitely a great fighter and deserving of his ranking but his fights are zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I'd prefer if Cerrone got the shot if Pettis pulls out...he also fights anyone and everyone and already beat 3 fools this year and it could be 4 by the time December rolls around. Maybe they should just go ahead and book Cerrone vs Benson at UFC 178 with the winner being the back up plan for Pettis.

That said, let's hope Pettis does not pull out. Pettis vs Gil is a great matchup.

benson is already booked for aug 23 against dos anjos. doubt he would take a fight a month later. if josh thomson wins on saturday thats a fight i could see for cerrone. he needs a win over a top 5 guy before he gets a title shot.
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Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Benson is definitely a great fighter and deserving of his ranking but his fights are zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I'd prefer if Cerrone got the shot if Pettis pulls out...he also fights anyone and everyone and already beat 3 fools this year and it could be 4 by the time December rolls around. Maybe they should just go ahead and book Cerrone vs Benson at UFC 178 with the winner being the back up plan for Pettis.

That said, let's hope Pettis does not pull out. Pettis vs Gil is a great matchup.

benson is already booked for aug 23 against dos anjos. doubt he would take a fight a month later. if josh thomson wins on saturday thats a fight i could see for cerrone. he needs a win over a top 5 guy before he gets a title shot.

Gahhh didnt know about Bendo vs RDA. But Cerrone vs Thomson would be fireworks with the end result being someone getting KTFO.
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Originally posted by crabman82:
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Anthony Pettis on MMA Hour says his title fight against Gilbert Melendez is on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.


Melendez is gonna get worked. I'm gonna say that Pettis uses his Taekwondo to keep the distance, mix it up and wear down Meledez. Melendez is the type that if he figures out his range, he will unload on you with a killer instinct. I think Pettis is too smart for that, just as he knew how much Henderson wanted revenge against him badly, but nope, that arm bar was there and he just took it.
all the trash talking worked for both sides. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 178, Sept 27
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
all the trash talking worked for both sides. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 178, Sept 27

finally the top tier challenge conor mcgregor needs to validate himself. i like his schtick but beating up unranked guys wasnt cutting it for me.
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Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
all the trash talking worked for both sides. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 178, Sept 27

finally the top tier challenge conor mcgregor needs to validate himself. i like his schtick but beating up unranked guys wasnt cutting it for me.

UFC did the right thing, got his feet wet before throwing him into the deep end. This is a great matchup and 178 shaping up nicely with this + Gus vs Jones 2 and the return of Cruz.

FYI to Chaz UFC on Fox Saturday night with Lawler vs Brown & Lil Nog vs Rumble. Prelims are on FOX (not FS1) before the main card.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
all the trash talking worked for both sides. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 178, Sept 27

finally the top tier challenge conor mcgregor needs to validate himself. i like his schtick but beating up unranked guys wasnt cutting it for me.

UFC did the right thing, got his feet wet before throwing him into the deep end. This is a great matchup and 178 shaping up nicely with this + Gus vs Jones 2 and the return of Cruz.

FYI to Chaz UFC on Fox Saturday night with Lawler vs Brown & Lil Nog vs Rumble. Prelims are on FOX (not FS1) before the main card.

i felt his last fight originally vs cole miller should have been vs a top5-7 rated guy at 145. the brandao fight was cute but we all knew how it would end. they've hyped him up a lot and i felt a 3rd fight in a row vs a unnranked guy was a bit much. he came to the ufc as a dual 145/155 champ from cage warriors. as for saturday lets not forget josh thomson vs bobby green.
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Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
all the trash talking worked for both sides. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 178, Sept 27

finally the top tier challenge conor mcgregor needs to validate himself. i like his schtick but beating up unranked guys wasnt cutting it for me.

UFC did the right thing, got his feet wet before throwing him into the deep end. This is a great matchup and 178 shaping up nicely with this + Gus vs Jones 2 and the return of Cruz.

FYI to Chaz UFC on Fox Saturday night with Lawler vs Brown & Lil Nog vs Rumble. Prelims are on FOX (not FS1) before the main card.

i felt his last fight originally vs cole miller should have been vs a top5-7 rated guy at 145. the brandao fight was cute but we all knew how it would end. they've hyped him up a lot and i felt a 3rd fight in a row vs a unnranked guy was a bit much. he came to the ufc as a dual 145/155 champ from cage warriors. as for saturday lets not forget josh thomson vs bobby green.

From one perspective I can see what your saying and agree with the sentiment. But from another, look at how hyped up he is right now, they have made him look like a star without putting him in any risky situations. If he beats Poirier he is probably one fight away from a title shot and I doubt he faces Edgar or a high level wrestler before a title fight. He'll get a somewhat favorable matchup...if he wins the title they won't be able to protect him as well though. He may end up being the first actual draw they have under 155 lbs.

For a promotion in need of creating new stars to replace the old guard (GSP, Anderson, Lesnar etc) they have done well with Conor to date.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
UFC did the right thing, got his feet wet before throwing him into the deep end. This is a great matchup and 178 shaping up nicely with this + Gus vs Jones 2 and the return of Cruz.

FYI to Chaz UFC on Fox Saturday night with Lawler vs Brown & Lil Nog vs Rumble. Prelims are on FOX (not FS1) before the main card.

so pumped for UFC on FOX. bummed that i won't be able to attend. Lawler is one of my favorite fighters, too
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Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
so pumped for UFC on FOX. bummed that i won't be able to attend. Lawler is one of my favorite fighters, too

Love Lawler but I hope Brown wins.
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Vitor Belfort is unanimously granted his license by the #nsac


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Belfort is good to go. Motion passed to license him.
Originally posted by crabman82:
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Vitor Belfort is unanimously granted his license by the #nsac


Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani 59s
Belfort is good to go. Motion passed to license him.

match with Weidman could be December
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
Originally posted by crabman82:
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Vitor Belfort is unanimously granted his license by the #nsac


Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani 59s
Belfort is good to go. Motion passed to license him.

match with Weidman could be December

yeah the early target is the same card with pettis/melendez
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Gus tore his meniscus and is out of UFC 178. Cormier vs Jones is the new main event.

Excited for that fight but really wanted Gus vs Jones 2 first.
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Originally posted by KRS-1:
Gus tore his meniscus and is out of UFC 178. Cormier vs Jones is the new main event.

Excited for that fight but really wanted Gus vs Jones 2 first.

http://www.bjpenn.com/jon-jones-and-daniel-cormier-engage-in-twitter-beef/