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Marciano490

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You like any fighter that’s mildly attractive ...I’m exactly the same way.
If you’re that good looking and decide to be a fighter it means you’re insanely talented and also got a lot to lose. If you stay that looming, well see (a) again.
 

shawnrbu

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Blaydes earned that W. Most winded post fight promo I have seen.

Gotta love how Dana didn’t have his broadcast mention the Top Rank event coming up next until the very end. No network synergy with Dana and Arum.
 

luckiestman

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I think about guys like Poirier a lot. He is pretty much as good as you can get at fighting without being at the legend status. If he had a little bit more pop or a little bit better takedown defense he could get and keep a belt.

I love watching that guy fight. Hooker is tough too.
 

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I was super impressed by how Poirier fought off of his back. Constant real and diverse submission attempts as well as a high striking volume from the bottom. It was really impressive and I felt like Hooker was in danger the entire time he was in Dustin's guard. The switch from the arm bar to the Omaplata to eventually sweep in round 5, all while occasionally mixing in head shots was really sweet.
 

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I think about guys like Poirier a lot. He is pretty much as good as you can get at fighting without being at the legend status. If he had a little bit more pop or a little bit better takedown defense he could get and keep a belt.

I love watching that guy fight. Hooker is tough too.
And he's pretty good looking too, right?
 

kelpapa

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I'm pretty sure Marciano said this in poker last week, and I shot it down quick. Happy to eat my crow on that. I'm curious to see how much they're paying him.
 

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Whoa. Masvidal is replacing Burns to face Usman. Usman about a -270 favorite. Seems like Usman should have a huge edge on the ground. I’d love to see Jorge make this fight interesting :somehow.
Street Jesus vs guys with strong grappling credentials:

Askren - record breaking destruction
Maia - split decision loss that I thought Jorge won
Ellenberger - TKO for Gamebred
Bendo - Split decision loss
Chiesa - Sub for Jorge
Khabilov - Decision loss for Masvidal
Gil Melindez - Decision loss for Masvidal
 

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I'm not sure if his record vs those grapplers are anything to go by. None of them have the striking that Usman does (though he's behind Masvidal in that facet of the game) to set up his takedowns. What Bayko said is true, Usman has a huge advantage on the ground. That being said, I love the fight from an entertainment standpoint and of course Masvidal could win.


It also brings the embedded series up a few notches this week.
 

Marciano490

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I'm not sure if his record vs those grapplers are anything to go by. None of them have the striking that Usman does (though he's behind Masvidal in that facet of the game) to set up his takedowns. What Bayko said is true, Usman has a huge advantage on the ground. That being said, I love the fight from an entertainment standpoint and of course Masvidal could win.


It also brings the embedded series up a few notches this week.
I was really impressed with Masvidal’s savvy against Diaz. Plus, Usman is a bit of a wildcard isn’t he? Like the kind of guy Masvidal could goad into trading rather than wrestling.
 

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251 is the first card I'm excited for since, idk a Conor fight or Jones-DC 2. Masvidal is so much fun and hopefully he got a pay bump to make it happen. I don't think his record vs grapplers means much. He's been a different guy since that reality show. I'm not sure when it was filmed but I believe he's 3-0 since and the only grappler was Askren. I imagine fight island will have the big octagon but if it's the small one that's an advantage for Usman
 

djbayko

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251 is the first card I'm excited for since, idk a Conor fight or Jones-DC 2. Masvidal is so much fun and hopefully he got a pay bump to make it happen. I don't think his record vs grapplers means much. He's been a different guy since that reality show. I'm not sure when it was filmed but I believe he's 3-0 since and the only grappler was Askren. I imagine fight island will have the big octagon but if it's the small one that's an advantage for Usman
Wait. There are two sizes? I had no idea.