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I used to watch every event from 2011 thru the ESPN deal. Hard to pull myself to watch a lot of these cards nowadays. Very watered now, weak co-mains and main events that should be co-mains. 
 

Maybe part of it is that a lot of the exciting fighters / legends I started watching have now retired (Hendo being a great example) or left for elsewhere (Mousasi).

 

Taking a look through the roster, are Shogun and Overeem the last PRIDE era fighter left? Although both are well past their prime, both are so fun to watch given the technical advantage, Shogun especially. I find myself in awe watching flabby Shogun pull out wins vs rising prospects

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Anyone watching tonight?  Been a pair of good knockouts in the prelims.

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7 minutes ago, Forehead said:

Anyone watching tonight?  Been a pair of good knockouts in the prelims.

Now three very early KOs

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Blaydes just whooping Volkov right now. Probably two 10-8 rounds in the books.

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2 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

Blaydes just whooping Volkov right now. Probably two 10-8 rounds in the books.

Blaydes dominated but man that was a tough fight to watch after Emmett v. Burgos. 

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I've been watching some old MMA fights on YouTube with the UFC's free fights.  Is it me or is Connor McGregor mostly hype? Dude should keep his hands up.

 

On a related note, I watched a video of all of Mike Tyson's knockouts.  He was (and is) a brute.  The number of fights he had in his first two years is amazing, but not surprising considering that he KO'd most of his opponents in the first round without really getting hit, or even much of a workout.  Who scheduled those schloobs?  Good for padding his resume I guess.

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18 minutes ago, China said:

I've been watching some old MMA fights on YouTube with the UFC's free fights.  Is it me or is Connor McGregor mostly hype? Dude should keep his hands up.

 

 

 

Not in stand-up.

In the UFC, he only gets beat on the ground.

If it stays standing, he's virtually unbeatable.

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8 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Not in stand-up.

In the UFC, he only gets beat on the ground.

If it stays standing, he's virtually unbeatable.

 

And that's why they call it MMA.  If you don't have ground game you're just a boxer.  And apparently only a mediocre one as he got beat by Mayweather.

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2 hours ago, China said:

 

And that's why they call it MMA.  If you don't have ground game you're just a boxer.  And apparently only a mediocre one as he got beat by Mayweather.

 

He's an excellent boxer in MMA.

But MMA stand-up boxing is very different than Pro Boxing in multiple factors.

He was a rookie pro boxer going against a Mayweather who had 49 pro boxing fights and considered by many, to be the best or one of the best ever.

Edited by Malapropismic Depository

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With Burns out due to COVID it looks like there are some negotiations for Masvidal to replace this weekend on short notice. This super card could potentially upgrade a bit more. 

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9 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Tybura on the Early Prelims...he's usually fun to watch

...even if he's usually on the wrong end of the fun...lol

I need Grishin to win my early prelim parlay. 

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