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UFC 70 is free

Unread postby Guest » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:01 am

I just assumed it was a pay-per-view
It'll be live and free on Spike TV on April 21st
Very nice.
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Unread postby Guest » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:35 am

Full fight card:

UFC 70: NATIONS COLLIDE

MIRKO “CRO COP” vs. GABRIEL GONZAGA
MICHAEL BISPING vs. ELVIS SINOSIC
ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs. FABRICIO WERDUM
DAVID HEATH vs. LYOTO MACHIDA
ASSUERIO SILVA vs. CHEICK KONGO
MATT GRICE vs. TERRY ETIM
JUNIOR ASSUNCAO vs. DAVID LEE
VICTOR VALIMAKI vs. ALESSIO SAKARA
DENNIS SIVER vs. JESS LIAUDIN
EDILBERTO CROCOTA vs. PAUL TAYLOR
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Unread postby furls » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:36 pm

WOW!
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:04 pm

This is a good idea for UFC to draw in some of the people on the fence.

I may have to move over to the dark side. I feel like I'm cheating on boxing though.
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Unread postby Guest » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:41 pm

Cheating on boxing?
Come on Dick.
How many fights have you watched and wondered "What the F was that judge thinking?" or "why didn't this fight happen?"

You won't have those issues with the UFC or MMA in general.
You know how much I love boxing and the UFC is 100 times better.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:51 pm

I know, I know ... I still feel dirty.

Moreover, I just watch way too much sports as it is. I'm leery about adding another to the mix.
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Unread postby sal09 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:24 pm

Spoon, I definitely agree that from an entertainment aspect UFC is the better product right now. But my one concern is your reference to the judges in boxing. I think UFC could easily head down the same path and may have already started to do so. There is no governing body for UFC. It is one guy making decisions because it is his company. He knows who is more popular and in a tight fight it will be really easy for him to make sure that the new "up and coming" kid wins the decision or the really popular champ who draws in the pay per money holds on to the belt if it goes to the score cards. The structure of UFC reminds me more of the WWE than Boxing. I hope they avoid the trap the boxing fell into but it will be even easier for them to start cheating fighters out of wins than it is for boxing. I mention this because I feel like I have already seen them do it. It was a recent fight for Stephan Bonner. The popular fighter from the UFC's reality show. He is a crowd favorite and was fighting a relativly unknown (or unpopular) Keith Jardine. Anyone who watched that fight knows Jardine won that fight, yet the decision was given to the golden child Bonner making sure not to ruin his path to the next big pay per view. VERY questionable decision. I would just keep an eye out on the judging in your sport. It could go bad really quickly.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:29 pm

Good point Luzier. UFC is too new to be really corrupt.

As the dollars get bigger ... corruption on some level is almost inevitable. Hopefully UFC will learn some lessons from their boxing counterparts.
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Unread postby Guest » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:22 pm

The Bonnar fight was bad, I know that(I also had a wager on Jardine)
The one thing with the UFC that might be bad is the judges because they are new to the sport.
I'd like to know the % of fights that go to the scorecards in the UFC. I'll work on it.
Most fights that go the distance have been good on the judges cards so far.
On another note, Dana White doesnt own the UFC if that what you were referring to. He is the President.
It is owned by the Fertitta brothers
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Unread postby furls » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:40 pm

know, I know ... I still feel dirty.

Moreover, I just watch way too much sports as it is. I'm leery about adding another to the mix.


Then drop boxing. Does boxing feel dirty when they fix fights or when the best fighters duck each other until they are past their primes?

I doubt it. Dick, your loyalty is misplaced.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:44 pm

Furls wrote:
know, I know ... I still feel dirty.

Moreover, I just watch way too much sports as it is. I'm leery about adding another to the mix.


Then drop boxing. Does boxing feel dirty when they fix fights or when the best fighters duck each other until they are past their primes?

I doubt it. Dick, your loyalty is misplaced.

I'll always like boxing.

It's like an abusive relationship. The sport treats me like shit, cheats on me, and is not sensitive to my needs. But I keep coming back for more.
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:22 pm

Swerb wrote:Good point Luzier. UFC is too new to be really corrupt.

As the dollars get bigger ... corruption on some level is almost inevitable. Hopefully UFC will learn some lessons from their boxing counterparts.


All the reason to start watching now before it does get corrupt
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Unread postby Guest » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:18 pm

This Saturday, 9pm on SpikeTV
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:06 am

WOW what a main event...Gonzaga fucked cro cop up with a leg kick to the dome and knocked him out cold
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Unread postby jdrake10 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:20 am

That was the first time I ever saw Cro Cop fight. I did not get to see very much of him. What a knock out. I was worried Cro Cop was seriously injured for a minute there. It was nice to see he could still speak, not to mention that his leg wasn't dislocated. Did you see it bend back under his own weight when he went out cold! Wow!

The Arloski fight was boring but I don't blame him for fighting that way. The other guy could not touch him. The other fights were interesting match ups and were entertaining. All in all, a pretty good action for a free TV event.

Matt Sera called Matt hughes a dick, whcih was also pretty cool! It will be cool to see them fight as Matt Hughes will be pissed!
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Unread postby furls » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:23 am

Watching Arlovsky fight is getting to be like watching paint dry. I don't blame him for using his striking advantage to avoid Werdum's ground advantage, but it makes for horrible theatre.

It is never fun watching someone play "lawyer ball (playing to not lose, vice playing to win)."

I fell asleep during the introductions to the main event so I missed the knock out. What a bummer. Anyone know if they are going to reair it soon?
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Unread postby Guest » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:37 am

Another good show with upset in the main event.
Arlovski is getting very boring, I used to look forward to his fights. He had been unimpressive the last few times out.

Not sure about a replay Furls.
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:36 am

Unbelievable, our cable went out that night, and nuked my recording of this. Let me know if there's a replay Spoon.
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Unread postby Guest » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:49 pm

Replay tonight at 8pm
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Unread postby dmiles » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:40 pm

Damn I fell asleep on the couch and missed the main event as well. I was going to come in here and see if it showed up on youtube, but I was happy to learn there is a replay.
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Unread postby jfiling » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:20 pm

Swerb wrote:
Furls wrote:
know, I know ... I still feel dirty.

Moreover, I just watch way too much sports as it is. I'm leery about adding another to the mix.


Then drop boxing. Does boxing feel dirty when they fix fights or when the best fighters duck each other until they are past their primes?

I doubt it. Dick, your loyalty is misplaced.

I'll always like boxing.

It's like an abusive relationship. The sport treats me like shit, cheats on me, and is not sensitive to my needs. But I keep coming back for more.


I was the same about boxing. Boxing was the only reason I had Showtime and HBO, but it's gotten so bad in the last year I dumped both. I miss them, but I don't feel like I'm paying a whore $60 a month for nothing but bad handjobs either.
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