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not the best card but decent


i will be rooting for Gaethje , Rose , Ferguson , Rua , and Cowboy



UFC 274 fight card, odds​

  • Charles Oliveira (c) -170 vs. Justin Gaethje +145, lightweight title
  • Rose Namajunas -220 vs. Carla Esparza +180, women's strawweight title
  • Michael Chandler -380 vs. Tony Ferguson +300, lightweight
  • Ovince Saint Preux -230 vs. Mauricio Rua +190, light heavyweight
  • Donald Cerrone -175 vs. Joe Lauzon +150, lightweight
 

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I've been enjoying the Karate Combat league. They allow throws and take downs, but stand them back up after 5 seconds. so there isn't much grappling. I'd like to see some of the strikers from MMA moving over and increasing the quality of the competition. Lyoto Machida joined GSP and BAS to promote the league and do commentary.

 

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I’m disappointed in Olivera. I know he’s struggled with weight in the past but to lose your belt over it is shameful

this is going to be a great fight but I’m not sure I’m going to spend the money for it, when it’s free in a month
 

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I’m disappointed in Olivera. I know he’s struggled with weight in the past but to lose your belt over it is shameful

this is going to be a great fight but I’m not sure I’m going to spend the money for it, when it’s free in a month
Yeah so is that standard protocol? Seems like a lose-lose for him and a win-win for Justin.

My conspiratorial mindset thinks it's possible for them to have rigged the scale, since they've moved to electric, and are doing everything they can to put gaethi in a better position to win(what they absolutely want)
 

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Yeah so is that standard protocol? Seems like a lose-lose for him and a win-win for Justin.

My conspiratorial mindset thinks it's possible for them to have rigged the scale, since they've moved to electric, and are doing everything they can to put gaethi in a better position to win(what they absolutely want)



not digital scales , old school beam




 

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not digital scales , old school beam




Oh good. Thanks bro. I noticed that tailgate has finally gotten them get an official barrier so they don't lean on the tightened towel (Cormier & recently Zhamzat)
 

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Oh good. Thanks bro. I noticed that tailgate has finally gotten them get an official barrier so they don't lean on the tightened towel (Cormier & recently Zhamzat)
Towel gate*
 

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so yeah despite missing weight , they will still fight but only if Justin wins will the title go to him

to bad for Cowboy and the fans , Cerrone is one fighting mother trucker and always puts on a good show

the conspiracy is that Olivera will win but not be the Champ , he has to fight the No. 1 contender at a time and place determined by the UFC

so by missing weight , Oliver is pretty much guaranteed two more Big fights

yeah , but that is a weak conspiracy , weak sauce indeed

anyway , here is what the news is saying……



Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje

  • Charles Oliveira missed weight for his UFC 274 main event bout against Justin Gaethje on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, weighing in at 155.5 pounds.
  • Due to the weight miss, Oliveira will forfeit a percentage of his purse. As of this moment, Charles Oliveira remains the UFC Lightweight Champion, but upon the start of the Main Event headliner tomorrow night, he will vacate the 155-pound title.
    The fight will proceed as scheduled, but the championship will only be on the line for Gaethje. If Oliveira wins, he will be the number one contender for the vacant lightweight championship and will fight the next challenger for the undisputed title belt at a time and place to be determined.
 

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not to be crude but

1) shave your head, arms, chest, legs and nether regions
2) take that concoction that evacuates everything before colonoscopy
 

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Mike Tyson teaches the "Peekaboo" technic

 

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