UFC 68 Picks Contest!

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  1. At least you have a stealth cover RD. When you come to spinning heel-kick me, all I will see is a head with pants. I'll think I am hallucinating and be utterly susceptible to attack..


  2. A possible scenario I was thinking about for Sylvia vs Couture:
    Sylvia continues to do his usual straight line back stepping. Couture goes for a shoot and Syliva back steps and trips over his own feet. His head hits the mat and he knocks himself out. Couture wins, I guess
    Thoughts?

  3. Talk about stealth, Size is always operating undercover.

    Thoughts? sylvia is a Dufus, that could happen, he could do a Shamrock like versus Franklin trip that Couture would pounce on.
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  4. I think MacDonald has the highest chance for upset.

  5. Really? The only way that Mac can beat Ace is if Ace is still timid from his Silva KO, otherwise he's far far better on his feet and far more the athlete, contrary to Jason's nickname.

    McDonald is getting cred for beating Hermann and Leben well, why? those two are "B" (leben) and "C" (Short Fuse) class among UFC fighters.

    Watch, I'll be wrong, MacDonald subs Franklin quick, it happens.

  6. I think Lytle may have a shot against Hughes. If you look at Lytle's record, almost all of his losses have been via decision. So obviously the guy can stay in fights and with the ability to stay in fights comes the ability/possibility to win fights.

  7. You are right, he has great all around skills and I think he knows that Hughes is going back to his bread and butter of shoot and GNP, he'll be prepared for it.

    He can beat Hughes standing up, Matt is weak on his feet.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Really? The only way that Mac can beat Ace is if Ace is still timid from his Silva KO, otherwise he's far far better on his feet and far more the athlete, contrary to Jason's nickname.

    McDonald is getting cred for beating Hermann and Leben well, why? those two are "B" (leben) and "C" (Short Fuse) class among UFC fighters.

    Watch, I'll be wrong, MacDonald subs Franklin quick, it happens.
    Let me explain my reasoning. I think that Couture has a far better chance of beating Sylvia than does Macdonald over Franklin from the onset. So, Couture is not really an upset in my eyes, it is a decently probable situation. All the other fights, in my eyes at least, could be stated as an 'easy pick'. Out of those, I think MacDonald has the greatest chance.

    Also, I think Ace is going to have a Loiseau-esque (in keeping with people he has beaten) come back. As opposed to immediately engaging an opponent who is weak in his trademarks, I think he may be slightly timid and fall into MacDonald's greater traits. Now, obviously, Louiseau fought Swick first fight back who was a competent striker, and may not have engaged him for that reason. Even still, I think Mac has the greatest chance.

    I still picked Ace though.

  9. I won't argue your with your reasoning, Vis a vis Franklin_Macdonald, I agree, and I believe that Franklin has something to prove to himself and his home state fans, he'll take it to Mac very hard and fast, it will end early and possibly ugly.

    Couture besting Sylvia is not an upset, as you say, it's a decent probabilty bet, one reflected by the odds.

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    1 Jamie Varner defeats Jason Gilliam Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 1:34
    2 Gleison Tibau defeats Jason Dent Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
    3 Jon Fitch defeats Luigi Fioravanti Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 3:05
    4 Matt Hamill defeats Rex Holman TKO (Strikes) 1 4:00
    5 Jason Lambert defeats Renato Sobral KO (Punch) 2 3:26
    6 Matt Hughes defeats Chris Lytle Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
    7 Rich Franklin defeats Jason MacDonald TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 5:00
    8 Martin Kampmann defeats Andrew McFedries Submision (Arm-triangle choke) 1 4:06
    9 Randy Couture defeats Tim Sylvia Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00
    Last edited by ersatz; 03-04-2007 at 01:13 AM. Reason: hytfry

  11. Quickly almost off the top of my head so pts may be off. Looks like rogue won, congrats.

    Sikdog picks randy by dec by lists time as 2:39, wtf?!(gave him the point anyways) -19
    Mulletsoldier -14
    SirSavage-16
    jas123-15
    ersatz-9
    brassmonkey-16
    MisterEZE-14
    size-11
    beowulf-12
    alexander-14
    vicarious-9
    Rogue Drone-21
    Last edited by ersatz; 03-04-2007 at 01:32 AM. Reason: spelling

  12. Damn old man!

  13. Damn... Sobral did me in.

    Randy is the motherf****ing man...

  14. Ersatz,

    Next time, you can run the contest.

    This time, I'm running it, official point counts go up tommorow, chill.

  15. I suck..what card!!!! best ufc I've seen seen UFC 1...randy to freekin awesome b$tch slapped sylvia for 25 minutes!

    frankln looked like his old self (90% at least)...great night

  16. Yeah Franklin looked pretty good and I don't think the KO loss to Silva will affect him much. I'd just posted the result of the event and the contet incase anyone was impatient like me. I didn't mean to step on anyone's toes.

    Congrats to Randy, I just wonder if Crocop will get a shot if he beats Gonzaga. They might force him to fight Sylvia and the winner gets a match with Couture. Or maybe Randy wants to drop to 205 and rematch Chuck.

  17. Well god damn. Randy is the man. I'm gonna punch my friend for getting married tonight and making me miss this. I really didn't think that Randy had a chance. I'm surprised Babalu lost but I do think he was overrated going in to the fight.

  18. I have to say, randy looked awesome.

  19. Back in the Saddle, Again!

    Place - Player - Points
    1 - Rogue Drone - 21
    2 - sikdogg - 19
    3 - brass monkey -16
    3 -Sir Savage - 16
    5 - jas123 - 15
    6 - Alexander - 14
    6 - MisterEZE - 14
    6 - Mulletsoldier - 14
    9 - Size - 11
    10 - Beowulf - 10
    11 - ersatz - 9
    11 - Vicarious - 9

  20. Dam RD we need to go to vegas i owe you two now. Wow Randy is the man the old man still had a few tricks and owned that big bastard. I was suprised somewhat but you never know.

  21. Randy is a god among men. That's about the long and the short of it. He shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame. No, he should have his own Hall of Randy.

    I don't know what the hell is up with Babalu. Does he use his brain at all anymore?

    Hughes returned to old form- good to see.

    And so did Franklin, which will get him KO'd again against Silva.

  22. Anderson Silva is a cool mother****er.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Anderson Silva is a cool mother****er.
    Yeah he is a classy cat, I think Rich should of took a couple more fights before he fights him again. He did not have a answer for that ty clinch and got ate up something nasty there has to be a lot of doubt in his head after a lose like that. I think a few more fights like this one would get his swagger back.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Anderson Silva is a cool mother****er.
    No kidding. That 'Rich is still the champion' comment showed an amount of class that is matched by very few. Fedor, of course, is another fighter that comes to mind with that incredible amount of respect.

  25. BTW, Rogue, I gotta' spread some love before I can give you some.

  26. Great night of fights! 2007 lokks like it's going to be a great year for MMA.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Sir Savage View Post
    BTW, Rogue, I gotta' spread some love before I can give you some.
    How can we get around this... is this a policy that maybe the admins can change??

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Everyone that participated in this thread should start by repping everyone else who did, as general thanks for playing.
    sounds good...damn, i still owe you for Pride.

  29. I sucked ass in this one. I repped all who I can. Most of you get reps regularly from me anyway. Once it is available I'll hit you up.

    I have a new respect for Randy, and he managed to keep it exciting throughout. Now if all wrestlers could follow his example.

  30. Gave to who I could before I got the "too much in 24 hours message"

  31. Ideally, we'd all get swole on Rep points, then talk Size into talking Bobo into reestablishing neg repping, then we could blitz anyone stupid who showed up in OUR little corner of the world.

    Expect to see Randy's head bobbing to avoid punches without excess hip flex to avoid knees and feet becoming a part of other fighter's arsenals. I'll bet Matt Hughes tries this with GSP, for example.

    I love the little things - The look of pain and frustration on the Belching Cave Troll's face, priceless.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Ideally, we'd all get swole on Rep points, then talk Size into talking Bobo into reestablishing neg repping, then we could blitz anyone stupid who showed up in OUR little corner of the world.

    Expect to see Randy's head bobbing to avoid punches without excess hip flex to avoid knees and feet becoming a part of other fighter's arsenals. I'll bet Matt Hughes tries this with GSP, for example.

    I love the little things - The look of pain and frustration on the Belching Cave Troll's face, priceless.
    But the neg repping hurt my feelings. I really liked Sylvia's "I don't want to take anything away from Randy", but I will anyway by making an excuse in the same sentence. Time for the revolting Ogre to lose a few more in a row, then I'll be happy.

  33. Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    Ideally, we'd all get swole on Rep points, then talk Size into talking Bobo into reestablishing neg repping, then we could blitz anyone stupid who showed up in OUR little corner of the world.

    Expect to see Randy's head bobbing to avoid punches without excess hip flex to avoid knees and feet becoming a part of other fighter's arsenals. I'll bet Matt Hughes tries this with GSP, for example.

    I love the little things - The look of pain and frustration on the Belching Cave Troll's face, priceless.
    Randy certainly put together a nice arsenal with the bobbing, slipping and looping overhand punches. Randy took a serious boxing clinic to prepare for this fight, it looks like he studied james toney's style. Since the current trend in MMA is towards strong boxing based stand-up technique this will probably work pretty well for a while, at least until fighters start integrating more leg kicks into their games.

    I have to say, the whole belching on camera thing was pretty lame, and I think it's one more reason I'm glad Tim got taken apart.

  34. Couture timed Sylvia very well, why AA never did this was a mystery to me, Sylvia only really only throws a repeated two punch combo, left jab/ right cross and a ****ty pawing jab it is. He paws the jab, time a cross over the top, slip inside and hook him where he is slow.

    The MMA guys, I've been saying this for a long time, seriously need to bring in some good K-1 trainers, this stuff should have been integrated a long time ago.

  35. Quote Originally Posted by sikdogg View Post
    Damn... Sobral did me in.

    Randy is the motherf****ing man...
    Sobral was gassed after the first 3 minutes! he looked lazy and boy did he get knocked out. Looked like his face got smashed to pieces in slo-mo.
    Last edited by Vicarious; 03-04-2007 at 10:05 PM. Reason: horrific spelling

  36. Poor Babalu, two fights lost in a row might be the kissoff from the UFC.

    He was so close to taking out Lambert in the first, but the energy expenditure and end of round hits sapped him. It's too bad, I like the guy, and I don't think Lambert is all that.

  37. I swear I just repped a whole bunch of people in here, in addition to those I repped a few days ago, and it still isn't letting me rep Rogue. What the fizzle?

  38. I think it's once every tenth rep, and a limit of maybe five per day.

    Everybody keeping hitting everybody.

  39. Now I've lost track of who I've repped.

    Raise your hand if I missed you.



  40. Your good to have around, SS, always giving me setups to crack wise.
  

  
 

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