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You meed to harden your body to strengthen the limbs to take impact. All that ot takes to disable an ordinary person who doesn't train, is one good leg kick. Same with forearms. Muy Thai fighters are famous for kicking trees.


One of the conditioning exercises I was shown was tapping the limbs up and down with a stick. Don't need to inflict pain but it does make the body stronger. The most difficult area for me to protect is the stomach. Went punch for punch with the wife and I folded quickly. She does out rank me.
 

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One of the conditioning exercises I was shown was tapping the limbs up and down with a stick. Don't need to inflict pain but it does make the body stronger. The most difficult area for me to protect is the stomach. Went punch for punch with the wife and I folded quickly. She does out rank me.
You got it. Gotta think on a molecular level. Like the micro fracturing of bone.
 

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Armored Combat for the WIN!

 

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Devin getting practice in for upcoming match with world #1 Monster Michael Todd

 

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Incredible UFC card last night eh'?

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After the disaster that was UFC whatever where the main event came on and the feed went dark, I haven't and won't buy a PPV event. That being said. Masvidal was a gracious loser. Usman caught him good!

Not into the chicks fighting.
 

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After the disaster that was UFC whatever where the main event came on and the feed went dark, I haven't and won't buy a PPV event. That being said. Masvidal was a gracious loser. Usman caught him good!

Not into the chicks fighting.
Ive never bought a card. Streamers upload minutes after.
Not into the chicks fighting either, but Valentina Shevchenko is one of the greatest martial artists of our time and fun to watch.
 
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Ive never bought a card. Streamers upload minutes after.
Not into the chicks fighting either, but Valentina Shevchenko is one of the greatest martial artists of our time and fun to watch.

That's the idea right? Be entertaining. Make a good fight card.
 

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This guy is something else

 

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That's the idea right? Be entertaining. Make a good fight card.
Last night was the first time they've had a crowd at an event since the pandemic started. They sold out and set an arena record then hit a home run.

To your note, the UFC was purchased by a Hollywood talent agency - WME-IMG

 

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The women fighting is interesting to me because they don’t really have knockout power so you get a good showcase of technique.
 
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Last night was the first time they've had a crowd at an event since the pandemic started. They sold out and set an arena record then hit a home run.

To your note, the UFC was purchased by a Hollywood talent agency - WME-IMG


I like the whole UFC. I like Dana White a lot. He's a good, no bs guy, from what I can tell. Very happy for him and the Zuffas. $2million to $4 billion. Nice ROI.
 

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I was really pulling for Rose after she said “better dead than Red” about her Chinese opponent
 

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The women fighting is interesting to me because they don’t really have knockout power so you get a good showcase of technique.
Half the time. The the half fight like children. The pool's getting bigger & better every year though.
 

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Watch this!

I'm smitten with this creature.

 

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Chicks swinging for the fences, taking it to the ground for submissions, kinda like it. Would like it even more if they would find some women that could compete with the guys. Pound for pound, none of this handicap bull sh!t. WE talk about equality in this country lets see it in the ring (sorry Octagon.)
 

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Last night's main event KO in super slow mo
 

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Diego Sanchez and Michel Pereira Confuse the UFC - Breakdown​

 

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Amazingly similar
 
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Had a buddy fighting at the Sears Center near Chicongo. He knocked out his opponent with this same overhand right. The post fight interview went something like this. "So did you do much scouting on your opponent?" Bud says, "We thought he was vulnerable to an overhand right, and sure enough, he was!" The guy was still down at this point.
 
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Love this guy. He's the real deal.

Dana White on UFC Selling Out: ‘People Are Done Being Told Where They Can Go, What They Can Do’​



Dana White on UFC Selling Out: ‘People Are Done Being Told Where They Can Go, What They Can Do’​

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UFC president Dana White told Sean Hannity on Monday that sports fans are “fed up” with “being told where they can go” and “what they can do” in the context of lockdowns ostensibly issued as public health measures.
White also addressed the growing politicization of sports.
“One of the things that I’ve really tried to do through this whole thing is stay out of politics,” White said of the UFC’s events in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. “When people tune in to watch sports, they don’t want to hear that crap. They don’t want to hear what your opinions are or who you’re voting for or what you’re doing. They want to get away from everything in their life.”
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HANNITY: I want to talk about the growth of UFC over the years, and you’re a big part of its success from the get-go, but I want to talk about it through this idea — so you watched LeBron James, what he had said last week, then you look at the ratings of the finals in the NBA, 5.6 million viewers is a disaster.
Just a few years ago, they had 50 million people watching the Oscars every year. Now we’re down below ten million.

If you look around an athletic stadium. I don’t care what the sport is. I see people of all backgrounds, all races, all coming together because they love and have the shared passion for that sport, right?
WHITE: Right. Well, one of the things that I’ve really tried to do through this whole thing is stay out of politics. When people tune in to watch sports, they don’t want to hear that crap. They don’t want to hear what your opinions are or who you’re voting for or what you’re doing. They want to get away from everything in their life, and they want to focus on the two, three, four hours, however long the sport is.
Throughout this pandemic, when you turned on the UFC, we never talked about COVID, we never talked about politics.
Obviously there are certain fighters — male and female — who have their own religious beliefs, their own political beliefs, or whatever. We don’t muscle anybody, either.
So if somebody comes out at the press conference and they want to talk about this or that or whatever it might be, it’s their God-given right to do it. We don’t muzzle anybody, but we keep politics out of the sport.
You want to listen to that stuff? Turn on any other station, you got it. You’ll hear all the COVID and political stuff you want to hear. When you turn into the UFC, you’re there to see fights.
HANNITY: Do you see the growth of the UFC — and then you look at the precipitous decline in a lot of other sports because of woke politics [and] cancel culture — do you see a direct correlation?
WHITE: I mean, it’d be hard to say no that they don’t go hand-in-hand. I truly do believe that people are fed up. I just put on an event. We’re the first major sport to have an indoor live event at full capacity during this pandemic.
[On] Saturday night we had 15,259 fans there. You wanted to wear a mask? Wear a mask. You didn’t want wear a mask? You didn’t have to.
Everybody was there. The crowd was explosive all night. It was a great show. We broke the arena record, and what that tells me — I sold out Jacksonville, going to Houston next, then Vegas, 50,000 seats sold out in under five minutes total for all three — people are done.
People are done being told where they can go, what they can do. They’re ready to get back out there and start enjoying their lives again.
Hannity concluded, “Americans now are informed, and they are voting by buying out 50,000 seats in five minutes.
 

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Last night was the first time they've had a crowd at an event since the pandemic started. They sold out and set an arena record then hit a home run.

To your note, the UFC was purchased by a Hollywood talent agency - WME-IMG

That happened about FIVE years ago.
 

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Make that 3 times

 

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3 Minutes of Jiri Prochazka's Absolutely Ridiculous Finishing Rate (96%!)​


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Jiri Prochazka is probably one of, if not the, biggest rising star in the UFC right now! He's already a former champion in the Rizin promotion where he absolutely cleaned house with KO after KO win! Jiri's athleticism and aggression have paved way to a ludicrous 96% finishing rate in his entire career!

 

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That time DC was asked about fighting Francis Ngannou​


 

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A great movie if you enjoy the sport.

 

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