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  1. This is a free card on Fox tonight with some pretty big names that should make for a great card.

    Rua vs. Vera

    Maurico "Shogun" Rua is a legend in the sport with a UFC LHW title and a PRIDE Grand Prix belt. He fought in what my opinion was the greatest fight of all time against Dan Henderson, were he took a beating from one of the best of all time and fought his heart out until the final bell. Every single fight he is in is fun to watch and he has a chance of KOing nearly anybody (JBJ is a Jedi obv). He gets to climb his way back to another title shot against Brandon Vera who has been able to be better than the average bear, but when it comes to real contenders Brandon struggles.

    This isn't to say that he doesn't have a chance tonight because he most certainly does. He will probably look to punish Rua with kicks low and high and wear down the older Brazilian.

    Dana White has said that winner of this fight gets a shot at the belt, which will either be Jonny Bones Jones or Dan Henderson depending on who wins their match on September 1st.

    Next up is

    Machida vs. Bader

    Machida is a former LHW champ and is looking to make another run at the belt. He has only lost 3 times in his career and it was to JBJ,Rampage,and Shogun...The main problem with Lyoto from a fans perspective is that he is a counter striker. Basically this means he circles around the ring and then will get in a couple strikes, and go back to circling. His opponent Ryan Bader on the other hand is a great American Wrestler from ASU with a big right hand.

    If Bader connects with an over hand right the fight will be over, but if Lyoto is able to dance around the ring and outpoint Bader, Ryan will lose a majority decision.

    Also, Lauzon vs. Varner

    Joe Lauzon is a submission specialist with 4 Submission of the Night bonuses and is a scrappy kid in general. He has a wealth of talent and toughness which he will need against the former WEC LW champ in Jamie Varner. This should be a fun back and forth chess match between a brusier and a ninja.

    On the card will also be apperances my Mike Swick, Nam Phan, Phil Davis, and others...

    Enjoy the fights
    Edited By: MustbeMoore Aug 4th, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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  2. Looking forward to see how Mr. Wonderful looks tonight . . . and I hope Nam Phan calls out the Sensei if he wins. LOL
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  3. brandon vera apparently went through some rough times the last 4 years. i guess he woke up during a home invasion with a gun to his head, and later found out that the guy was wanted for 5 murders. so he spent every moment worrying about protecting his family instead of training mma. he would sleep every night with a gun on his chest and was afraid when people would approach him for autographs or just to say whats up at mma events. talk about paranoia
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    Originally Posted by Milo View Post

    Looking forward to see how Mr. Wonderful looks tonight . . . and I hope Nam Phan calls out the Sensei if he wins. LOL

    lol

     
    Originally Posted by downbylaw11 View Post

    brandon vera apparently went through some rough times the last 4 years. i guess he woke up during a home invasion with a gun to his head, and later found out that the guy was wanted for 5 murders. so he spent every moment worrying about protecting his family instead of training mma. he would sleep every night with a gun on his chest and was afraid when people would approach him for autographs or just to say whats up at mma events. talk about paranoia

    you would think that would want him to train MMA more...

    that sucks that he had to go through that and it puts his career in perspective. I always wondered what happened to his game given how much potential he showed early on. he's still a cocky prick imo...
    Edited By: MustbeMoore Aug 4th, 2012 at 08:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by Milo View Post

    Looking forward to see how Mr. Wonderful looks tonight

    that's what she said
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  6. It's a pretty damn good free card for UFC. Can't wait!
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  7. How Dana White go from this:

    http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/...lover-teixeira

    It didn't quite seem to make sense that Rua would be matched up with a fighter who was briefly cut as recently as last year. Now we know why. As UFC president Dana White explained, it was a matchup of necessity after a rejected offer to fight UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira. In fact, according to White, Rua's team was so intent on staying away from the dangerous Teixeira that they were willing to sacrifice his job if necessary.
    "He said that he'd actually rather be cut than have to fight him," White said during a UFC on FX 3 post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani. "Dude, nobody wants to fight this guy. We're trying to match the guy up with somebody, but he didn't mind fighting Brandon Vera, so he's fighting Brandon Vera."

    To getting a title shot if he wins. WOW
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    Originally Posted by TheDoublr206 View Post

    How Dana White go from this:

    http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/...lover-teixeira

    It didn't quite seem to make sense that Rua would be matched up with a fighter who was briefly cut as recently as last year. Now we know why. As UFC president Dana White explained, it was a matchup of necessity after a rejected offer to fight UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira. In fact, according to White, Rua's team was so intent on staying away from the dangerous Teixeira that they were willing to sacrifice his job if necessary.
    "He said that he'd actually rather be cut than have to fight him," White said during a UFC on FX 3 post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani. "Dude, nobody wants to fight this guy. We're trying to match the guy up with somebody, but he didn't mind fighting Brandon Vera, so he's fighting Brandon Vera."

    To getting a title shot if he wins. WOW

    I thought he backed off the title shot comment after all the shit that was said about it.
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  9. that article was written on June 9th so who knows what happened in between then and now
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    Originally Posted by TheDoublr206 View Post

    How Dana White go from this:

    http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/...lover-teixeira

    It didn't quite seem to make sense that Rua would be matched up with a fighter who was briefly cut as recently as last year. Now we know why. As UFC president Dana White explained, it was a matchup of necessity after a rejected offer to fight UFC newcomer Glover Teixeira. In fact, according to White, Rua's team was so intent on staying away from the dangerous Teixeira that they were willing to sacrifice his job if necessary.
    "He said that he'd actually rather be cut than have to fight him," White said during a UFC on FX 3 post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani. "Dude, nobody wants to fight this guy. We're trying to match the guy up with somebody, but he didn't mind fighting Brandon Vera, so he's fighting Brandon Vera."

    To getting a title shot if he wins. WOW

    I'm almost positive that this has been clarified and was taken totally of context. I'd look it up and paste to confirm but it's a complete joke. A guy who fought Jon Jones and Overeem twice is afraid of glover...yeah okay. It was a lose lose situation and the fight never made any fucking sense anyways. Why would a top 5 fighter coming off the fight of the year which was arguably a draw be matched up against a newcomer with 1 fight in the ufc that no one knows?

    And Dana has said that between the 2 LHW fights tonight (all of which jones has already brutally finished), whoever wins the most impressively will get the shot.

    Of the 4 I want to see Shogun get another chance. He ate a viscous flying knee that rocked him bad 8 seconds into the first fight and basically never recovered. It's absolutely absurd how long he lasted and I honestly believe that fight was the most punishment any fighter has ever taken. Shogun has more heart than any fighter I've ever seen.

    I wonder if Bader will be able to take Machida down like he did against Rampage.
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  11. i dont like when guys turn down fights. talk about a lose/lose. if he loses to vera he'll never get a title shot ever again
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    Originally Posted by Geoff Moore View Post

    lol

    you would think that would want him to train MMA more...

    that sucks that he had to go through that and it puts his career in perspective. I always wondered what happened to his game given how much potential he showed early on. he's still a cocky prick imo...

    he apparently wanted to quit mma and take up special forces training so something like that could never happen again. as if being a highly trained warrior prevents you from having your house broken into while you sleep and having a gun pointed at your head. only in america
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  13. In other news, Matt Hamill has unretired . . .
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    Originally Posted by Milo View Post

    In other news, Matt Hamill has unretired . . .

    Oh, I didnt hear about that! (cwidt?)
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  15. not sure why. or why white would allow him to
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  16. Always wondered why he wasn't around anymore, seems like best free card yet so that's a plus. Damn commercials tho
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    Originally Posted by DONKWOOD View Post

    Oh, I didnt hear about that! (cwidt?)

    brilliant
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    Originally Posted by DONKWOOD View Post

    Oh, I didnt hear about that! (cwidt?)


    Phenomenal!
    Edited By: toerazor Aug 5th, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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  19. Go Mike Swick. I remember him chatting us losers up on FTP every now and then.

    played with him on there quite a few times
     
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  20. This is pretty good so far
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  21. lol night night.
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  22. Mike Swick fuck yeah!
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  23. nyquil
     
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  24. Wonder how many guys in OT could beat Swick
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  25. what a great fight between Lauzon and Varner, holy shit
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  26. What a sick card this has been!
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    Originally Posted by toerazor View Post

    What a sick card this has been!

    Yeah, it's been great - way better than most of the PPV cards, and I bet the fact that such a great action card has been on free tv will end up being big for the sport in terms of the new fans it probably has added tonight.
    Edited By: kellykip Aug 5th, 2012 at 02:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by kellykip View Post

    Yeah, it's been great - way better than most of the PPV cards, and I bet the fact that such a great action card has been on free tv will end up being big for the sport in terms of the new fans it probably has added tonight.

    sfthis. I hope this helps grow the sport
    Edited By: MustbeMoore Aug 5th, 2012 at 02:36 AM
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    Originally Posted by kellykip View Post

    Wonder how many guys in OT could beat Swick

    i was once clocked at 90mph against mike swick. wait, what?
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