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Old 11-18-2012, 04:12 PM
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i'll tell you something else...Time and Money...I have seen dedicated fans, stop paying for all UFC events coz they cant be afforded...and on youtube, people who did predictions for every single event and recaps...

It takes maybe three-four hours to create a single video...if you are doing a prediction for one, and a recap for another, almost EVERY WEEKEND...

loads of people have stopped, or chosen to only focus on some...its sad...I am about to join them in downgrading my MMA youtube services because, the other thing is, with so many events around, noone wants to watch THAT many events PLUS all the predictions, PLUS all the recap videos do they??? one a month, maybe two was fine...but its not fine now.

As from now I am scrapping all recap videos unless there is something truely awesome to speak about. I am only going to do quick picks on a few of the fights I care about for all superflous events, I am scrapping the entire predictions in beief project and just mentioning a few fighters I care about in weekly blogs instead, along with the results in terms of predictions and fighter of the card awards. ONLY numbered events are guarenteed full predictions and full recap videos...and if the UFC dare to raise the amount of those next year, I will have to cut the recaps of them also...I just havent got time...and people on this forum dont care as much as they did, and frankly, thats true on every mma forum I post on...I spread my base last Fall and am now regular/semi regular on several others...and its the same everywhere you go.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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It will be catchweight, I would guess as low as 178. I think a fight like this would be great for the sport, especially if it is here in the US.

I don't blame the UK and fans not in North or South America for losing interest. You are loyal fans who get rewarded with cards with no star power when you actually get an event.
Indeed...we dont get to see the events very easily either...and on the off chance we do get an event, which is less frequent then it was...we get...one of our own shoved in our face

YAY Dan Hardy...again

They also have the same frequent fliers...have you noticed...its the same stars they use...OMG Rich Franklins passport must be an absolute sight! He goes to Ireland, he goes to Germany, he goes to England, he goes to China They used Hughes like that also before they were so well traveled....Fancy the Royal Albert Hall...AGAIN...No? Well then into the saudi desert then for you
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:38 PM
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I want to see both! And there is a good chance we will see both. This is a major opportunity for two superfights, but the GSP/Silva fight has to happen first. If Silva fought Jones first and won there would be no point in dropping all that weight to beat GSP.
I want to see both too, and I agree with the order they should occur. Although, I'm still getting the vibe from Georges that he is not really wanting this fight with Anderson. It would definitely be a challenging fight, and if that's what he's wanting/needing in order to stay excited about fighting, you'd think he'd embrace the challenge.

When Ariel was talking with Anderson after the fight last night, I got the impression he is ready to commit to fighting Georges, but I think he, too, sensed Georges hesitation when Joe asked him about it.

If it's ever going to happen, I think it should be the next fight for both of them and it should happen sooner rather than later in the new year!
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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It will be catchweight, I would guess as low as 178. I think a fight like this would be great for the sport, especially if it is here in the US.

I don't blame the UK and fans not in North or South America for losing interest. You are loyal fans who get rewarded with cards with no star power when you actually get an event.
Why would it be catchweight?! I thought Georges would go up to 185.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:02 PM
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I want to see both too, and I agree with the order they should occur. Although, I'm still getting the vibe from Georges that he is not really wanting this fight with Anderson. It would definitely be a challenging fight, and if that's what he's wanting/needing in order to stay excited about fighting, you'd think he'd embrace the challenge.

When Ariel was talking with Anderson after the fight last night, I got the impression he is ready to commit to fighting Georges, but I think he, too, sensed Georges hesitation when Joe asked him about it.

If it's ever going to happen, I think it should be the next fight for both of them and it should happen sooner rather than later in the new year!
I have said for awhile that I don't believe Georges wants anything to do with fighting Anderson. But for the right amount of money it may happen.

As for the catchweight, they have been discussing this so that they can do the superfight and then go back and defend their titles.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:03 PM
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One of the things that makes me root against GSP is how condescending and rude GSP's fans always act after one of his victories. GSP may not be a sore winner, but his fans sure are.
its because you and a few others are sore losers that make you think that way.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:18 PM
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Yes its the association...perception becomes reality. Was GSP boring last night, no he was not, BUT there are many people now so used to hearing the words GSP and Decision and in their minds through very good reasons, they dont want to spend the money, or make (what can be) quite a time consuming effort to watch the fights before they vanish off line.

I think I would say that GSP was unusually exciting last night, but he still failed to finish, and still had a bad third round where, were it not for his experience, he could have lost all together. IF he fights like that from now on, he might start to finish lesser calibres...but I can FULLY understand your lack of enthusiasm over it, and I think you have very good reasons to feel that way.

We must also remember that Condit took the unpopular decision to wait, and for quite a long time, long enough that he might also have had ring rust yesterday.

But judging on that fight, and GSPs history...Anderson Silva would win with little to no problem. I would be suprised if the weight change adds as much difference as some people believe...I also happen to think that every single time GSP goes for a Silva takedown he will face a huge possibility of getting stopped by a wayward knee or kick...I dont see him fairing well in the clinch against Silva, I think on the ground he might be good at holding position, but he can bearly finish on the ground these days. Submission specialists do stand a good chance if they can get Silva down, but most of them cant...and I think its about time we distinguish here between a wrestler who cant finish on the ground and a wrestler who can. I would see Silva netralizing GSP on the ground with defense so much they would be stood up, because what Silva ought to think about is not so much preventing a take-down here, at least not in terms of sprawl, but to carry on a counter strikers approach to it, but to consider that if he's taken down, he must stop GSP looking busy. On the feet, in terms of pure skill GSP might, might be better...but I have yet to see any good striker fair remotely well against a his callibre in counter striking, it is that good.
I'm sure a lot of people (like me) were interested to see if this long lay off would have any effect on Georges. It was a good fight, not with the outcome I wanted, but a good fight.

If Georges would be able to get Silva on the ground as easily and as often as he did with Condit, and keep him there, and do enough, he might be able to get another decision. But, we know it takes just one stupid mistake/move, and Anderson has you locked up and tapping! Or, he could always knock you out with one of those straight high kicks! I give Anderson the odds in a fight with GSP, but I don't think we can say with certainty that GSP would lose. We'll just have to wait and see....IF this fight ever happens!

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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One of the things that makes me root against GSP is how condescending and rude GSP's fans always act after one of his victories. GSP may not be a sore winner, but his fans sure are.
But how can you say that when you are the one trolling George for not finishing?
If anything you are still mad that he beat Hughes twice in very convincing manner. Shouldnt that make him an all time great? Afterall he did finish the greatest Welterweight in UFC history!

Oh and Remind me when Carlos was finished last?
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Yes its the association...perception becomes reality. Was GSP boring last night, no he was not, BUT there are many people now so used to hearing the words GSP and Decision and in their minds through very good reasons, they dont want to spend the money, or make (what can be) quite a time consuming effort to watch the fights before they vanish off line.

I think I would say that GSP was unusually exciting last night, but he still failed to finish, and still had a bad third round where, were it not for his experience, he could have lost all together. IF he fights like that from now on, he might start to finish lesser calibres...but I can FULLY understand your lack of enthusiasm over it, and I think you have very good reasons to feel that way.

We must also remember that Condit took the unpopular decision to wait, and for quite a long time, long enough that he might also have had ring rust yesterday.

But judging on that fight, and GSPs history...Anderson Silva would win with little to no problem. I would be suprised if the weight change adds as much difference as some people believe...I also happen to think that every single time GSP goes for a Silva takedown he will face a huge possibility of getting stopped by a wayward knee or kick...I dont see him fairing well in the clinch against Silva, I think on the ground he might be good at holding position, but he can bearly finish on the ground these days. Submission specialists do stand a good chance if they can get Silva down, but most of them cant...and I think its about time we distinguish here between a wrestler who cant finish on the ground and a wrestler who can. I would see Silva netralizing GSP on the ground with defense so much they would be stood up, because what Silva ought to think about is not so much preventing a take-down here, at least not in terms of sprawl, but to carry on a counter strikers approach to it, but to consider that if he's taken down, he must stop GSP looking busy. On the feet, in terms of pure skill GSP might, might be better...but I have yet to see any good striker fair remotely well against a his callibre in counter striking, it is that good.

BUT Jones/Silva...well...I think that one is still debatable...The instution are possibly trying to oust someone...They have had trouble with both Anderson Silva AND Georges Saint Pierre...they may feel that this big draw will be worth the demise of one or other due to the money, and the money in the aftermath...people are tiered of the same people at the top, I reckon, in truth, the UFC might also be. if worst comes to worst, its the best of three isnt it, imagine the drama that will create

I think they are quite on Jones because they feel he could yet go far, and because he has had some..erm...negative press outside their organisation.

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if the fight happens you and i should make a monetary wager on it then....unless of course your not really as confident as you say you are.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:22 PM
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man carlos is a beast ... and gsp solidified himself as one of the greatest ever ..... cant argue with 7 title defences in a row .... cant argue with being ufc's biggest draw either .. sure, some are goin to say he is boring .. everyone has their opinion ... last nite he got fotn with carlos .. enough said

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I thought it was a great fight. At no point in the 5-rounds was I bored with the action. Georges didn't finish but he was always active on top. He didn't just hold position, he worked for more the entire time and Carlos was working just as hard.
It was an awesome fight! All though I was kind of rooting for Carlos I'm happy GSP got the W!

That's what I like about Carlos and Chael! No excuses humble in defeat!
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