UFC 68 Picks Contest!

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  1. 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.


  2. Anderson Silva is a cool mother****er.
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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. BTW, Rogue, I gotta' spread some love before I can give you some.
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  6. Great night of fights! 2007 lokks like it's going to be a great year for MMA.

  7. 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??

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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 11:05 PM. Reason: horrific spelling

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

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

    Everybody keeping hitting everybody.

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

    Raise your hand if I missed you.



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

  21. Pwnage.

  22. I do not think the negative rep. points will return as it seems to encourage more immature activities. So, you(as do i) will just need to remember who you owe rep points to.

    I read the Sylvia supposedly had a back injury that occurred a week before the fight that was severe enough that he considered pulling out. True or not, I have no clue, but I am glad he lost.

    I did not see the fight but I read that Hamill's standup has not gotten any better. I just do not understand how this could be the case since he is training. It will be different to see him matched up against a good striker.

  23. OK, I'm gonna rep all you guys. Here goes!


    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Rogue Drone again.
    You have given out too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.
    Shot my wad fellas, I'll do more when I get the chance. I got some of y'all, though!

  24. I'll be the first to admit it, neg repping with nasty comments was a silly fun way to rile people up,too easy, a few dropped anonymously and watch the recriminations fly, haha.....

    I picked Hamill by KO, because I assumed he's a quick study who would emulate his mentor, Tito, I predicted a GNP TKO, not a standing one.

    I figured that I would'nt get paid off for my 68 win, having just got hit from the 33 one, easier on all to spread the love, which was someone's comment on one of only two rep hits, so far.

  25. I haven't weighed in with opinions too much, but you guys pretty much covered my thoughts.

    What the hell is wrong with Babalu? I like the guy, too, but he just looked like ****. If you're gassed at the end of the round, circle away and catch your breath. He was attacking with crappy knees and kicks. Who squares off and steps in with a knee to the body...arms at the waist????????

    I knew he was gonna lose in the opening exchange. He basically repeated what he did vs. Liddel. He chased with sloppy, wild punches until he got the takedown. I haven't watched it again yet, and I'm not sure that I want to, but even just watching it live it was very clear that he hadn't improved on his mistakes from fighting Chuck.

    "The Athlete" is lucky he met a timid Franklin, b/c he kept trying the same weak setup he used with Leben: a weak right cross to a half-arsed single leg. If his next opponent is decent, I predict a brutal KO if he keeps with the same setup.

  26. Thanks for the reps and welcome Alexander. You da man. I'll try and rep the rest after the time limit has expired.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo View Post
    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.
    I don't think Randy looked to Toney's style when fighting Tim. Toney favors the Philly shell and it's not very well suited for MMA, IMO. You are essentially facing sideways to your opponent. Lead hand is down and bent across the waist to block your opponent's body attack. You dig your chin into the lead shoulder and keep your right hand high to throw your straight counter.

    But not ideal in MMA for several reasons. First off you are susceptible to takedowns. Secondily you are open to kicks especially a right roundhouse. And it would be pretty easy to get clinch and rain knees in as well.

    Randy used boxing set up with the left low kick followed by the right overhand. After that he bobbed and weaved to avoid Tim's counter which was non existent. Problem with the low kick is it can leave you open to a straight counter which did in Ricco. And the bobbing and weaving could have been countered with knees but tim was too afraid of getting taken down. Overall a solid gameplan by Randy as he knew Tim was going to be too timid. I doubt this will work agianst Crocop but it'll be interesting to see how Randy approaches that fight.
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