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  1. Castel

    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    It doesn't. He lost twice. He's gone up to do other stuff in HW. Losing twice is a near fatal blow to any title shot argument. Even DC admitted as much last time he lost ("if he wins twice there's no rivalry"). And look at JJ: lost twice and had to go off to 125. People seem to be rooting for DC to finally do it and all but he had his chance. Might as well get off this merry-go-round. It doesn't help that, while LHW is thin, it will never stop being thin if no one tries to make fresh matches and they spend their time going off to chase HW gold or rematching the same, decisively settled fights.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    She's used to bullying women and got sucked into trying it on the wrong one.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    Then Conor still fights Ferguson I guess? That is still reasonable matchmaking If Aldo is at 155 maybe a rematch. If not that division is full of good fights that aren't Khabib. Barboza for example is a good example of a fun striker v. striker matchup.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    Tony/Khabib. Conor can fight Nate or Pettis and then maybe come back against Tony if he wins.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    To talk about the card as a whole: Lewis is so bad but I can't help but be happy for him. Absolutely absurd case of the more skilled fighter fucking up and losing everything but it was Volkov's own fault. Waterson did great against a stronger opponent, ripping up Herrig from guard like that. Pettis/Tony was great but Pettis once again has injury issues/problems. He's done at the championship level and imo should not even have gotten a Tony shot (but good on Tony for keeping active when his title shot was stolen by Conor). It's always some injury or stylistic problem with him and yet he keeps getting these chances to rocket himself back up there. Conor was actually, apart from the second round GnP (which could have been worse) ,better defensively off his back than I thought. He certainly did better than MJ and Barboza, who were dead on the feet in the third round We once again see what happens when you have dominant wrestling: your striking gets better. We saw this against Iaquinta but we wrote off it happening to as good a striker as Conor. (But it happened to Wonderboy). Yet he got knocked down by Khabib. Who then resorted to one of his worst attacks: the double knee. If he's not careful it's gonna get him KOed one day. Not sure what Conor does here now. This was a horrible fight for him, way worse than the Diaz fight which he was winning till he lost. Nothing can be salvaged. If anything Khabib did him a favor by changing the narrative through his idiocy. To make matters worse: Conor cheated, a lot. Something else that will be lost in the controversy. Herb Dean used to be a good ref. What happened?
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    Never mind, Conor apparently attacked first? What's going on???
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    Well, Conor actually did better on the ground than I expected. He didn't get smeshed as bad as Barboza and MJ What happened after was disgraceful though.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    They bear the mark of their sin when looked Indeed. Reading your post my first thought was to imagine how someone who's never read Bakker would feel if I was a bit lost. Or even someone who stopped at PoN lol. There might be something to the idea that sorcerers are rejecting reality and "Unity" but...then this is a sorcery specific form of damnation? Because the rest of damnation seems, even in Bakker's own WoG statements, to be arbitrary in the way that we consider ancient pictures of redemption/damnation to be, not as something that can be reduced to a philosophical rejection of "Unity".
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Is it? Spoiled just for safety. Speaking of damnation: something that has bothered me is the division of labour. How does that work? On the one hand damnation seems to be wandering into the "intentional reality" of some super-being in the afterlife which would lead to you being munched on (this is also indistinguishable from being rewarded, from the outside -no pun intended). On the other hand, it seems to be an absolute fact of the universe, see sorcerers, who need not wander into anyone's grasp by worship, they're just Wrong and it can be seen with God's Eye.
  10. Yeah, you can't be trying to play an attrition game when you keep getting hit as much as Gaethje. Especially at this high level, I can see the odds being much better lower down the division/organization rankings. Poirier was landing all night and so was Eddie for that matter. Maybe don't trade 3-4 head strikes for a good leg kick. Cause then you get the ending that happened. And can you imagine doing this shit to someone like say...Conor? They'd be hosing your brains off the cage.
  11. Rationally you may have a point. They can lift some good prelim fights to the main card but...this was the Tony/Rose card imo. Tony is definitely out, Khabib may be out and somehow Pettis and Chiesa have gone down as well and everything in 155 is even more fucked than before the card... I don't think they'd have made this card as it currently stands a PPV. Maybe solid for Fox but Rose/JJ with...Lauzon co-main as a PPV? And I'm just a guy on my couch, imagine the people who traveled to see it live.
  12. Apparently the NYSAC blocked Pettis cause he wasn't fit enough foro 5 rounds which is..I don't even know what to say. So the card is basically dead.
  13. The cynical part of me thinks that some of these guys realized that 1) getting punched in the face after this if you had any cuts was dumb but, also, 2) Dana's probably gonna pay them anyway (at least show money, he's a cheap bastard like that) and they have a much better case for damages if they can show they missed out on a payday More power to all of them, frankly. Conor deserves to get sued for some of that Mayweather money. Oh, and btw: Max Holloway can't fight, so the main event might also be dead if Pettis can't make weight. Ain't it grand? This is the strangest confluence of events to ever manifest on a UFC event. This is worse than the cancelled event.
  14. Hendricks is done. Cruz doesn't really deserve a title shot next. He beat TJ sure, but then he put him on ice to go fight a completely undeserving Faber and then a lower-ranked Cody...and had the temerity to lose, badly. TJ on the other hand has beaten Assuncao, Lineker and Cody since then. Dana says that Mighty Mouse is next for TJ which should be interesting. MM seems pretty reluctant to fight bantamweights and I get it. I think he just wants to sit in his division and beat people up and make a comfortable living but people continually call for him to go up to fight guys who are bigger than him in a division he left for being small. But he should take it, and go up (instead of letting TJ come down)
  15. Good! Good riddance to Bisping, a horrible champion, barely beat a 45 year old and got finished by a welterweight trying to duck good contenders in a vibrant division. Time to retire Bisping.
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