Frank Mir is looking ripped!
- 07-13-2009, 02:31 PM
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- 07-13-2009, 02:34 PM
I thought it was a clear as day to be honest.
and "freedon fries" is just plain Pathetic.
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07-13-2009, 03:04 PM
07-13-2009, 03:07 PM
P.S. Matt Hughes does not speak for the whole of American political sentiments. You'd be surprised how many Americans disdain this subject in whole, just as much and even more so then you do.
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07-13-2009, 03:10 PM
I know it seems as if Im American Bashing...Im not, I just wish more Americans were educated to things other than their own country.
Just bear in mind there are no 2 people more alike in the world than Americans and canadians.
Now back to the MMA, When can we expect Fedor lesner cause im chomping at the bit to see this fight.
And if anyone lays me 2:1 Ill make a bet on Lesner. Ill take offers now!, ,lol. Dont think I could get layed 3:1
07-13-2009, 03:30 PM
White said he wanted Lesnar, and Fedor said in an Inside MMA, "I think Brock Lesnar would be a challenge". I find this fight interesting for several reasons, but one more than others: eighteen months ago, any "MMA-newb" would have been lambasted for asking this question, but it is now legitimate fodder - put otherwise: I find it interesting people may have to eat crow. This being said, Brock has two challengers - Carwin and Velasquez; though, at the moment, Carwin is more legitimate - that he must defeat in order to garner legitimate consideration against Fee-Ah-Yee-Aye-Oh-Dor.
07-13-2009, 03:32 PM
After nearly getting shafted by CC, I doubt that Dana will be willing to give another unique contract to a fighter.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-13-2009, 03:38 PM
In regards to the progression of Mullet's, then your (Rodja) post.
"stop playing with my emotions."
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07-13-2009, 04:30 PM
07-13-2009, 04:37 PM
The UFC paid out $2,190,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses for Saturday's UFC 100 show, with the victorious Brock Lesnar, Georges St. Pierre, and Dan Henderson taking home just over half of the total. Lesnar and St. Pierre also earn a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue, which isn't reflected in the list below; according to MMA Junkie, Lesnar will make about $3 million from the fight even before the majority of his sponsorship money is tallied. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. The salary figures are below:
- Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus)
- Georges St. Pierre: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
- Dan Henderson: $350,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus, $100,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
- Yoshihiro Akiyama: $160,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus, $100,000 Fight of the Night Bonus)
- Michael Bisping: $150,000
- Alan Belcher: $119,000 (includes $100,000 Fight of the Night Bonus)
- Tom Lawlor: $116,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $100,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
- Mark Coleman: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
- Jon Fitch: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
- Thiago Alves: $60,000
- Dong Hyun Kim: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
- Frank Mir: $45,000
- Stephan Bonnar: $25,000
- Jim Miller: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
- Mac Danzig: $20,000
- Jon Jones: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
- C.B. Dollaway: $14,000
- Jake O'Brien: $13,000
- Shannon Gugerty: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
- Paulo Thiago: $8,000
- Matt Grice: $7,000
- T.J. Grant: $5,000
Underpaid: Frank Mir. $45,000 for an interim belt holder, former champion, and eight-year UFC veteran? It goes to show what Mir is really worth to the UFC, when young stars like Thiago Alves and Michael Bisping are out-earning him. Of course, Jon Jones also needs a big bump in pay after completing his first three UFC fights in memorable fashion.
Overpaid: Michael Bisping. U.K. poster boy or not, the dude's biggest win leading up to UFC 100 was over Chris Leben, and he wasn't even fighting for a title on Saturday. I wonder if the UFC will ask him to take a pay cut now that his A-list salary looks a little inflated. Meanwhile, the poster boy for the Asian market, Yoshihiro Akiyama, only got $40,000 to show. Maybe Bisping and Akiyama should square off next to determine who deserves what.
Payoffs from last night.
07-13-2009, 04:48 PM
This kind of stuff irks me, slightly. You have three paragraphs on Hendo - a decent knockout against a fighter nobody considered Top Ten - and Brock; and, on the other hand, three sentences about GSP cementing himself as the top P4P fighter in the world.
LESNAR HAMMERS HIS WAY TO CREDIBILITY
Beating Randy Couture to win the UFC heavyweight gold was the most significant moment in his still nascent UFC career. Yet, Brock Lesnar knew that he wouldn’t really be accepted as the best heavyweight in the game until he avenged his loss to former champion Frank Mir.
Lesnar did that and much more at UFC 100.
Mir, who openly criticized Lesnar’s ground-and-pound technique heading into the fight, was so dominated in the Saturday night main event that he looked like he had just been jumped by a gang of baseball bat-wielding thugs. It was an emphatic victory by the champion, erasing any doubt as to who is the true champion.
It is scary to think that Lesnar is only five fights into his MMA career. If he continues with his unbelievable work ethic in the gym, then he may be in the early stages of the most dominant heavyweight run in history. He’s going to continue to improve by leaps and bounds each time out—beginners typically do—and that doesn’t bode well for future title hopefuls Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin, Cheick Kongo and others.
Despite the one-sided beating, Mir remains among the best of the best. The 30-year-old fighter remains relatively young for a heavyweight, so he will almost certainly have additional title opportunities in the future. In fact, the score between the pair is now 1-1, leaving the door open for an eventual rubber match should Mir work his way back up the ranks.
NOTE TO YOUNG STARS: DON’T TALK TRASH TO LEGENDS
Well, don’t do it until you are convinced that they are over the hill.
Why? Because it might come back to bite you in the backside.
Dan Henderson is one of the best fighters to ever lace up a pair of gloves—period. Michael Bisping is one of the best young fighters in the game, though his accomplishments in the sport don’t merit discussion in the same breath as Henderson’s accomplishments.
Yet, the pair was set to fight at UFC 100. It should have been a perfect situation for Bisping to catapult his career into the stratosphere. After all, a win over Hendo would place him at the top of the list of 185-lb contenders. Such a result seemed possible because Hendo, who is long in the tooth for a mixed martial artist at 38, seemed to be ripe for an upset.
That was before Bisping got under Hendo’s skin and focused the former US Olympian like never before for a UFC fight. The end result was the best Dan Henderson that UFC fans have ever seen. Mix that with an inexcusable mistake by the Brit—circling to his own left, right into Hendo’s most devastating weapon—and the world got to see why the Team Quest superstar will someday grace the wall of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Henderson’s knockout victory was his most impressive effort since stopping Wanderlei Silva to win the PRIDE 205-lb title in February 2007, and it puts Hendo at or near the front of the line of challengers for Anderson Silva’s 185-lb crown.
The loss certainly doesn’t cause Bisping’s career a ton of harm. He is still young, so losing to a legend isn’t that big of a deal. But losing by knockout can have lingering effects on any fighter. It is important for Bisping to get back on the horse as soon as he is completely recovered, take a shot on the chin and shake it off so that the knockout doesn’t derail his career going forward because “The Count” remains one of the best, most exciting fighters in the middleweight division, though one who isn’t quite ready to take on the role of legend killer just yet.
GSP IS HALF MAN, HALF AMAZING
A diehard UFC fan sent me a simple, one-sentence email on Friday:
I can’t believe people have yet to realize that GSP is half man, half amazing.
My response was that the fan had been watching too much NBA on TNT with Kenny “The Jet” Smith. My response should have been, “Amen.”
GSP’s systematic destruction of Thiago Alves was beautiful to watch. He completely neutralized Alves’ destructive Muay Thai skills by seamlessly transitioning between striking and wrestling, something he does better than anyone in the sport, across all weight classes.
With the win, GSP now owns a win over every top welterweight, except for one: Mike Swick.
Swick has competed in the welterweight shadow of high-profile teammates Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck for the past 18 months. Assuming that GSP isn’t interested in a rematch against one of his previously vanquished challengers, that leaves Swick as the logical next in line.
Or, maybe the time has finally come for the champion to begin frequenting the local steakhouse and pounding the weights in preparation for a pound-for-pound showdown with UFC apex predator Anderson Silva.
Prior to UFC 100, I gave GSP absolutely no chance in a much ballyhooed future fight with the middleweight champion. Now, I’m not so sure.
07-13-2009, 06:04 PM
If I had 100,000$ and GSP moved up in weight classes....I would without hesitation bet it on GSP.
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07-13-2009, 06:43 PM
Ya your right, ok hows this...If I was given it and had no choice but to pick one guy.....id pick GSP
07-13-2009, 07:28 PM
wow i just had to read like 3 pages! you guys have been writing a lot. good job to all discussions.
on another note that is messed up about MIR when i was reading on MMA weekly i could not believe how much he got 45,000. and people like bisping got more. I am glad to see some of these guys get good money tho.
07-13-2009, 07:29 PM
and Lesner got 3 million , insane!
07-13-2009, 08:35 PM
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic's on-again, off-again relationship with the UFC is appears to be officially in the on position, and documented.
The Croatian heavyweight has signed a three-fight contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC president Dana White confirmed the signing to Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole on Monday.
After a disappointing first run through the UFC in 2007, Cro Cop went back to Japan to re-tool his arsenal. He re-emerged in the Octagon at UFC 99 with a TKO win over Mustapha Al-Turk.
Following UFC 99, reports quickly spread that instead of remaining in the UFC, Cro Cop would instead head back to Japan to accept a three-fight offer from Dream. Even though a fight between Cro Cop and Siala "Mighty Mo" Siligia was revealed, pen was never put to paper.
Now under officially under contract with the UFC, Cro Cop is already slated to return to the Octagon on Sept. 19 in Dallas. He will face rising Brazilian heavyweight Junior dos Santos.
"Itíll be a big opportunity in my career," dos Santos commented recently on graciemag.com. "Lots of good things have happened in my life and this is one more. I'm going to make the most of it."
According to Croatian website Index.hr, UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta recently flew to Cro Cop's hometown of Zagreb to negotiate his return and make him "an offer he couldn't refuse."
According to the Yahoo! report, White blamed much of the confusion over Cro Cop's contract situation on the Croatian's manager, Ken Imai.
"I've said this many times, and I'll say it again: there's some crooked (expletive) that goes on in Japan," said White over the UFC 100 weekend. "They're all crooked; there's some sneaky (expletive) going on over there. That's always a big problem. These guys that are in the fight business over there, for my Mexican friends, 'no bueno.'"
07-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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I dislike Bisping as a human, a fighter and I cant stand his accent, its almost too fckn British, but in all fairness to him hes a pretty good fighter no matter what we say. I hope he shuts his mouth now once and for all though.
If he can ever open it again.
07-13-2009, 09:38 PM
you know i think he gets paid a lot doing WEC and other UFC media stuff on TV so they dont owe him much. but it still sucks. he should of got 80,000 for being there and 80 for winning
07-14-2009, 08:59 AM
07-14-2009, 12:06 PM
Still bullsht since Small Dong Kim got twice the amount and the only important fighter he's fought is Karo Parisyan. And he lost. Mir beat the opposing coach who was/is a legend, Timmy Silvia, The current "champ" as well. That's kinda fcked.
07-14-2009, 12:09 PM
07-14-2009, 12:15 PM
I guess looking back Dong got a ($29,000 win bonus)
which put him pretty high in the payroll.
07-14-2009, 12:33 PM
One report said that Lesnar will make aproximately 3 mil from his $400k fight pay + his PPV share. That is crazy.
07-14-2009, 01:11 PM
07-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Dana will get Fedor...guaranteed, its just a matter of when.
07-14-2009, 01:15 PM
I just think that Dana has talked way too much **** about Fedor's management team.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-14-2009, 01:44 PM
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07-14-2009, 01:57 PM
So its slightly comparable to Affliction assuming you're not Mir.
07-14-2009, 02:08 PM
07-14-2009, 03:45 PM
yeah mir does a lot of that junk all the time, he even does like video game stuff i think i saw.
07-14-2009, 04:08 PM
at least in his commercial he said there's maybe 10 people in the world who could beat me... he can always say Brock is number 8.
07-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Crocop won't pose any serious threat anymore in the HW division.
07-15-2009, 09:34 PM
naw he will beat big nog. and some new guys (not cain tho) he will be like 6-8th in UFC HW rankings IMO. I want him to fight winner of nog vs randy...so he will be fighting randy and i hope randy wins.
07-15-2009, 11:54 PM
I'd love to see some more fighters put some weight to face Brock... Know it's hard but holy, he has 50lbs on most contenders and that's just kinda disapointing as the brute strength just plays just a huge factor...