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Nick Diaz training with Tyson Fury!
 

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Nick Diaz training with Tyson Fury!

I always liked the Diaz Bro’s bringing boxing to the UFC.

The first to essentially demonstrate that twice the punches at half the power is an effective way to set up the knock out. Sometimes just a little more than a touch but with those tiny gloves they’d start the bleeding and swelling
 

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I always liked the Diaz Bro’s bringing boxing to the UFC.

The first to essentially demonstrate that twice the punches at half the power is an effective way to set up the knock out. Sometimes just a little more than a touch but with those tiny gloves they’d start the bleeding and swelling
Many of Nicks fights are among my favorites. Gomi, Daley, Cyborg, Marius(sp?) Lawler, Etc. I love in the commentary of one fight, Frank Shamrock (who lost to Nick)was talking about how the shots from Nick dont hurt, the just scramble your brain. It was funny as they Mauro asked his shit talking in the cage too.
 

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Many of Nicks fights are among my favorites. Gomi, Daley, Cyborg, Marius(sp?) Lawler, Etc. I love in the commentary of one fight, Frank Shamrock (who lost to Nick)was talking about how the shots from Nick dont hurt, the just scramble your brain. It was funny as they Mauro asked his shit talking in the cage too.

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This tangent sent me on a YouTube hunt. I had forget about how well he boxed against Bj penn

Fight starts 1/3 way in

 

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Thanks Ensoniq!
 

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OMG what a night of fights! Got my heart pounding for sure.
 

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Delayed knock out. Never saw this from a head punch. Sometimes that liver shot takes a second or two before the full effect kicks in

 

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Delayed knock out. Never saw this from a head punch. Sometimes that liver shot takes a second or two before the full effect kicks in

What a tough bastard that guy is though eh'? Dude was just eating up those leg kicks and head shots.and it appeared like he literally willed himself to override the automatic shutoff switch but the brain was like 'na bro.we're done"

Last night I watched a video of several crazy finishes in organizations around the world and boy are they some doozies! Stuff you'll probably never see again like the dude above. I'll try to remember to grab it and post it, ya'll oughta like it

Been watching post fight interviews with Dariush(sp?) and am very impressed with his self-awareness and gentlemanly presence. IMO There are actually many absolute savage killers in the cage/ring that are the sweetest, most gentle soul's in day to day life. Love the contrast.

 

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Since snapping his leg in half, Weidman has started a channel documenting his recovery. Pretty fascinating overall.

 

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Here's the crazy ko vid.

 

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Fighter Lands Crazy Rare Scorpion Crunch Submission - Indie MMA Highlights - Caposa's Corner​

 

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They put 262 on ESPN plus yesterday so I finally saw Oliveira vs Chandler. I’ve been avoiding the news, didn’t want spoiler and luckily made it to the broadcast.

Very interesting first round, Oliveira kicked him so hard on the lower calf Chandler lost his feet on the first strike. Five kicks later, which was probably 2-3 good kicks from a finish, Chandler adapted, which was impressive. Chandler is a beast and was hurting Oliveira with hooks. Oliveira was cut, ground and pounded and deserves full credit for gutting his way through the first round. I thought he was burnt toast at the end of 1.

Round two starts with Oliveira upright and pressing forward aggressively. I couldn’t believe the extent of his recovery after the brutal first round, and better yet in combo form. Then the left hook at the end of a combo, completely unseen, and Chandler is rocked. A few more left hooks before and after grounded and Chandler was saved by the ref.

Celebration was a bit too much. I understand he was happy and had won the title but Dancing in the stands with fans and ducking the ushers trying to get him back into the ring for the announcement is a bit cringy. The opponent is still not recovered and his pride makes him want to at least stand for the belting and you’re delaying everything. Better to celebrate after the interview when you’re opponent is back in the dressing room.
 
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They put 262 on ESPN plus yesterday so I finally saw Oliveira vs Chandler. I’ve been avoiding the news, didn’t want spoiler and luckily made it to the broadcast.

Very interesting first round, Oliveira kicked him so hard on the lower calf Chandler lost his feet on the first strike. Five kicks later, which was probably 2-3 good kicks from a finish, Chandler adapted, which was impressive. Chandler is a beast and was hurting Oliveira with hooks. Oliveira was cut, ground and pounded and deserves full credit for gutting his way through the first round. I thought he was burnt toast at the end of 1.

Round two starts with Oliveira upright and pressing forward aggressively. I couldn’t believe the extent of his recovery after the brutal first round, and better yet in combo form. Then the left hook at the end of a combo, completely unseen, and Chandler is rocked. A few more left hooks before and after grounded and Chandler was saved by the ref.

Celebration was a bit too much. I understand he was happy and had won the title but Dancing in the stands with fans and ducking the ushers trying to get him back into the ring for the announcement is a bit cringy. The opponent is still not recovered and his pride makes him want to at least stand for the belting and you’re delaying everything. Better to celebrate after the interview when you’re opponent is back in the dressing room.
Yeah, I cringed too. But we can only imagine the unbelievably long, painful, extremely arduous journey, taken to reach that lifelong goal so I generally give fighters a pass. Especially considering the surge of adrenaline after a win.

Here's probably my favorite cringe victory celebration :D

 

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After being dominated the entire fight up until the last minute of the fifth round, the Stockton slap set up what was so close to being one of the most epic come from behind victories.

 

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The exact moment you realize grappling is not for you.

 

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I'm just so impressed with this guys keen fight analysis.

Here's one from tonight UFC Vegas 30 main event.

 

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Don’t call it a comeback, karate’s been here for years.

In fact, karate is now an Olympic sport, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Karate Combat is back on the air tonight (Thurs., July 1, 2021) on CBS Sports, featuring former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida as Season 3 senseis.

“Rush” mastered the art of Kyokushin Karate while “The Dragon” is representing his roots in Shotokan Karate.

Karate Combat is exactly what it sounds like: karate black belts facing off in “The Pit” under a modified, full-contact ruleset (read the specifics here). In addition, the promotion uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to create virtual environments for each competition.

Season 3 begins with 1890 Okinawa — and special guest Bas Rutten — tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

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Don’t call it a comeback, karate’s been here for years.

In fact, karate is now an Olympic sport, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Karate Combat is back on the air tonight (Thurs., July 1, 2021) on CBS Sports, featuring former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida as Season 3 senseis.

“Rush” mastered the art of Kyokushin Karate while “The Dragon” is representing his roots in Shotokan Karate.

Karate Combat is exactly what it sounds like: karate black belts facing off in “The Pit” under a modified, full-contact ruleset (read the specifics here). In addition, the promotion uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to create virtual environments for each competition.

Season 3 begins with 1890 Okinawa — and special guest Bas Rutten — tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

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McGregor or Poirier ?


this looks like it could go either way

the pressure is on McGregor , time is against him , if Connor wins , he gets a title fight with Charles Oliveira , and then when Connor whoops Charles for the Championship , McGregor can retire on top of the world
 

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McGregor or Poirier ?


this looks like it could go either way

the pressure is on McGregor , time is against him , if Connor wins , he gets a title fight with Charles Oliveira , and then when Connor whoops Charles for the Championship , McGregor can retire on top of the world

Just my opinion, Connor has only a puncher’s chance. He could land a lucky one but Poirier has the skill, stamina, and hunger.
 

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Both fighters have at least won a match against the other, with Poirier defeating McGregor at UFC 257 in January by TKO in Round 2. “The Diamond” Poirier left it all out there in the octagon and laid out McGregor for the upset victory. The 32-year-old Poirier has a pro fighting record of 27-6 (1 NC) and ranked first in the lightweight class. He is also ranked sixth in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

The veteran mixed martial artist averages 5.59 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 49%. “The Diamond” absorbs 3.69 strikes per minute and defends against them at 56%. When it comes to the grappling, the 32-year-old has an astounding 1.75 takedown average per 15 minutes and 41% takedown accuracy. Poirier boasts a 1.32 submission average per 15 minutes and 69% takedown defense.

McGregor walks into Saturday night’s main event with a professional fighting record of 22-5 and ranked fifth in the lightweight class. “The Notorious” has never lost two straight fights in his mixed martial career. The Irishman averages 5.32 strikes per minute, with 49% accuracy. But McGregor absorbs more significant strikes than Poirier at 4.54 per minute and has a 54% defense.
 

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What’s missing in the comparison is hunger. I don’t think mcgregor’s drive to win was competitive (like Iceman, Jordan, or some of these guys that won’t tap because they can’t give up). It’s been money and ego based.

He’s got promoters royalties now, Irish whiskey company, 100 million dollar boxing exhibitions. He’s eclipsed his goal. Sure he’d love to be the champ and I wouldn’t diminish his desire to remain on top but Poirier, at least in my opinion, has more “it” factor

We’ll soon see
 

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Both fighters have at least won a match against the other, with Poirier defeating McGregor at UFC 257 in January by TKO in Round 2. “The Diamond” Poirier left it all out there in the octagon and laid out McGregor for the upset victory. The 32-year-old Poirier has a pro fighting record of 27-6 (1 NC) and ranked first in the lightweight class. He is also ranked sixth in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

The veteran mixed martial artist averages 5.59 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 49%. “The Diamond” absorbs 3.69 strikes per minute and defends against them at 56%. When it comes to the grappling, the 32-year-old has an astounding 1.75 takedown average per 15 minutes and 41% takedown accuracy. Poirier boasts a 1.32 submission average per 15 minutes and 69% takedown defense.

McGregor walks into Saturday night’s main event with a professional fighting record of 22-5 and ranked fifth in the lightweight class. “The Notorious” has never lost two straight fights in his mixed martial career. The Irishman averages 5.32 strikes per minute, with 49% accuracy. But McGregor absorbs more significant strikes than Poirier at 4.54 per minute and has a 54% defense.
Connor seemed on perfect balance pre press conference. Distin won that tit for tat hands down. In his post press C. Interview, Dustin was very sharp and on.

Seems Connor is trying to hard, but then again, that on and of itself is generating/perpetuating a super buzz.

-Most presales in UFC history,
-Sold out 20,000 seats in minutes
-Most celebrity attended UFC event ever

I hope Connor maintains his rematch tendencies. As many say and is true, the sport is much more interesting when CM is active.