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2018 MMA/UFC

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by Infield Infidel, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Sad DC is going to retire at 40. He could definitely carry on into his 40s like Hopkins, though I certainly don’t blame him for wanting to get out in one piece, especially with a wife and young kids. Glad he’ll get a big payday. Wonder how much he’s made in his career.
     
  2. Infield Infidel

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    I get it for DC, he has so much going on outside the octagon. He owns a gym, he coaches high school wrestling, he's an analyst and commentator on TV, I think he does some corner work too.
     
  3. Marciano490

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    I wonder if the heavyweight UFC division is going to have the same problems as boxing. I never thought too highly of Stipe, and the Brazilians seem not to have worked out lately. Perhaps, all the talent there is also playing football or PF.
     
  4. Gunfighter 09

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    Nah, we just have to wait to Kyle Snyder to come to the UFC full time, then I assume Heavyweight is done for a decade or so.

    Last night really makes me wonder if DC's friendship and loyalty to Cain cost him a chance at being the greatest Heavyweight ever. I say that thinking about that shot starching Stipe last night and comparing the uppercuts he hit Gustafson on the button with that hurt, but did not finish Gus and the shot that sent Jones' mouthpiece flying that hurt, but didn't put Jones out in the second fight. The power that he gets from not cutting and carrying a little extra muscle really seems to be a difference maker for him. The way he strikes so effectively while maintaining some sort of clinch or grip with the opposite hand is so impressive to me.

    I hope he goes out beating Gus / Glover / Latifi in November and then destroying Brock in New York. If you wanted to make a list of greatest combat sports athletes ever, you would probably get pretty close to it by naming the three guys that DC couldn't beat - Cale Sanderson, John Jones and Gatslov. It is cool to see him get something that doesn't come with an asterix, like his LHW belt and doesn't have a historic great standing in his way. It is really great watching good things happen to what is, by all accounts, such a good guy.
     
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  5. Marciano490

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    Have we seen Stipe hit flush before? Do we know it was DC’s power and not Stipe’s chin? I ask because usually cutting affects your endurance and strength more than your explosive one punch power.
     
  6. EvilEmpire

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    I respect DC's decision to retire at 40, but I'm hoping that the tough cut to 205 is the biggest reason for it, and that his big win last night convinces him that HW could be a lot of fun for him if he sticks around longer. He looked like he was having fun. A little more fun in the UFC would be a good thing.
     
  7. Gunfighter 09

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    I think Francis got him a couple of times with punches that would kill most men. I would need to go back and re-watch that fight.

    From the DC side of it, he did sleep Big Foot Silva at the top of his powers back in Strike Force.
     
  8. Marciano490

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    Good points all. I mean that was a hook that moved 3 inches. That was some Pei Mei shit and he really wasn’t able to get his body into it.
     
  9. Gunfighter 09

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    “Some Pei Mei shit”


    I am plagiarizing this line repeatedly in the near future. Nice work.
     
  10. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Whenever I would teach people to fight and they couldn’t grasp the concept that a hook should be thrown entirely with the body with basically no arm movement and ideally with only 2-3” of total distance and someone would look at me funny, I’d pull that line out and they’d get it.
     
  11. Phragle

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    HW is barely a division. They're all old. It's probably worse than boxing.

    I'm not sure it even matters legacy wise. He did plenty of great work at 205 and didn't really miss a lot at HW. Especially after last night and now that he gets Lesnar too. Who'd he miss at HW, just Verdum and Overeem? That's not a big deal, unless you say Cain, and that's different. Verdum and Reem aren't more impressive than Rumble or Gustafsson.
     
  12. Zomp

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    Stipe got hit pretty good by Overeem and recovered quickly.
     
  13. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    On or post steroids?
     
  14. Zomp

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    Post but it was pretty flush. I’m sure there is a clip somewhere. I’ve always been impressed with Stipe’s chin. Overeem caught him, JDS in their first one wobbled him a few times and Ngannou caught him with one or two that were scary. It makes DC’s knockout all the more impressive.
     
  15. MikeM

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    So I just finally saw mention that Chuck vs Tito 3 is a thing that is actually supposed to happen now. Under Golden Boy Productions.

    Lulz. Better then that last Shamrock vs Gracie cash grab I guess.
     

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