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    Update leading to my fight on Saturday, 11/3


    As of today, I am sitting at about 168, so I should be able to make weight much more easily than I expected. My training has been going well and my cardio is on a completely different level than it has ever been. The only real downer is that I found one of my dogs dead yesterday. She was kind of a tortured soul, so I know she is in a better place, but my other dog and I miss her.

    My weigh-ins are at 3 PM on Friday and my plan is to begin carb depleting on Wednesday evening, fasting on Thursday at 7PM, eliminating fluids at 10PM, and then hit the sauna at 8 AM on Friday. Today and tomorrow will be my hyper-hydration period and I am going to eat higher carbs today to trick my glycogen stores and, hopefully, deplete that much quicker.
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    Alright! You're fighting a lot these days. Keep us updated on the weightcutting procedure because I've always been really curious about this.
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    keep us up to date, good luck bro
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    Huge respect and good luck!!!!!!!
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    Good Luck and sorry to hear about your dog.
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    Good luck. Ya know AM will be rootin for ya.
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    Sorry to hear about your dog. When I've had a pet(or person) die, I get physically sick for days, fever, nausea, the works. Hope this is not the case for you. Anyways good luck man.
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    Well, I got some good news and some bad news.

    Bad News: my opponent got hurt
    Good News: there is a replacement
    Bad News: He is a WW
    Good News: I don't have to cut/deplete anymore.
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    That sucks, he'll probably be much bigger than you like your last opponent. Look on the bright side, if you win you're a LW that kicked a WW's arse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    That sucks, he'll probably be much bigger than you like your last opponent. Look on the bright side, if you win you're a LW that kicked a WW's arse!
    I was a little apprehensive at first, but a true fighter doesn't back down from a challenge. It's like I say, "What would Wanderlei do?" He took the fight against Hunt on 4 days notice and I am not outweighed by nearly as much. I will be around 177 come fight time and I won't have to endure nearly as much as my opponent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I was a little apprehensive at first, but a true fighter doesn't back down from a challenge. It's like I say, "What would Wanderlei do?" He took the fight against Hunt on 4 days notice and I am not outweighed by nearly as much. I will be around 177 come fight time and I won't have to endure nearly as much as my opponent.
    That's a great attitude to have, just make sure you bring that axe murderer mentality into the ring with you:bruce2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    That's a great attitude to have, just make sure you bring that axe murderer mentality into the ring with you:bruce2:


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    Gotta love that guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Gotta love that guy!
    My friends say that I have a man-crush on him. I just like to say that I have the ultimate adoration and respect for the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    My friends say that I have a man-crush on him. I just like to say that I have the ultimate adoration and respect for the guy.
    I have a similar stance with Fedor. It's a borderline man-crush. What can I say, I sweat the guy.

    Wandy used to be my second fav, but I think he has moved down to around #4 or 5 on my favorites list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I have a similar stance with Fedor. It's a borderline man-crush. What can I say, I sweat the guy.

    Wandy used to be my second fav, but I think he has moved down to around #4 or 5 on my favorites list.
    Blasphemy...

    Nah, it's not a huge deal and I know Wand has had a rough run since NYE of '04. Stil, the guy is a warrior with an unparalleled spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Blasphemy...

    Nah, it's not a huge deal and I know Wand has had a rough run since NYE of '04. Stil, the guy is a warrior with an unparalleled spirit.
    I take that back, a little bit. Probably goes like this for my top 5.

    1. Fedor, of course.
    2. Anderson Silva
    3. Wandy
    4. Rampage
    5. Kharitonov (I love the russians, this guy enjoys getting punched in the face, his attitude cracks me up)
    honorable mention: Terry Martin That's for Jas's enjoyment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I take that back, a little bit. Probably goes like this for my top 5.

    1. Fedor, of course.
    2. Anderson Silva
    3. Wandy
    4. Rampage
    5. Kharitonov (I love the russians, this guy enjoys getting punched in the face, his attitude cracks me up)
    For me, it is:
    1. Wand
    2. Fedor
    3. Genki Sudo
    4. GSP
    5. Rampage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    For me, it is:
    1. Wand
    2. Fedor
    3. Genki Sudo
    4. GSP
    5. Rampage
    That's a great list. GSP is simply amazing, wish he wouldn't have slept on Serra. Genki is an awesome entertainer, and seems to be a great person, "We Are All One".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    That's a great list. GSP is simply amazing, wish he wouldn't have slept on Serra. Genki is an awesome entertainer, and seems to be a great person, "We Are All One".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Truer Words Have Never Been Spoken

    This is on my MySpace.
    Nice. Genki is the sh*t! Any idea what he's up to nowadays? Acting, modeling, saving the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Nice. Genki is the sh*t! Any idea what he's up to nowadays? Acting, modeling, saving the world?
    My guess is that he is acting in Japan. I know that he was a huge start there, but I really want him to un-retire. He is still young and one of the most exciting fighters in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Well, I got some good news and some bad news.

    Bad News: my opponent got hurt
    Good News: there is a replacement
    Bad News: He is a WW
    Good News: I don't have to cut/deplete anymore.
    good news hes cardio might not be as good if he is taking the fight on short notice do you know anything about him???

    also top 5 for me is

    1.Couture
    2.penn
    3.silva
    4.ortiz
    5.fedor

    but thas just me
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    I'd go with:

    1. Igor
    2. Wandy
    3. Couture
    4. Hendo
    5. Rampage
    6. CC
    7. Hughes (I just like how tough he is)
    8. Fedor
    9. Anderson Silva
    10. Penn (I just watch in awe)

    Up-n-comer - Sokoudju - he needs more fights but I like what I've seen.
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    Fedor below Hughes, I really hate you.
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    Best of luck Rodja!! I feel the same way about Shogun! Mad crush! LOL!

    Top 10

    Shogun Rua
    Vitor Belfort
    Anderi Arvolski
    Matt Hughes
    Wanderlei Silva
    Anderson Silva
    Bas Rutten
    Robbie Lawler
    Paulo Filho
    Ricardo Arona
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCfan1 View Post
    Best of luck Rodja!! I feel the same way about Shogun! Mad crush! LOL!

    Top 10

    Shogun Rua
    Vitor Belfort
    Anderi Arvolski
    Matt Hughes
    Wanderlei Silva
    Anderson Silva
    Bas Rutten
    Robbie Lawler
    Paulo Filho
    Ricardo Arona
    No Fedor, and you're part of the banana cult, get the **** outta here. Just joking man. I love Lawler, a little surprised to see Arona on your list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Fedor below Hughes, I really hate you.
    You gotta think about the excitement factor, Alex. Actually that was my 1 minute of thought answer. I'd have to really think about it more. I think about a fighter's entire career, though. I still get excited watching old CC, Wandy, and Igor fights.

    By the way, here's what Dana said about your boy.

    "Hell, no, I wasn't going to pay Fedor more money than Randy Couture ," White sniped. "I don't think Fedor is a top-five heavyweight in the world, and I'm not saying that because I didn't get Fedor. I've always felt that way about Fedor and I always felt Randy Couture would beat Fedor. I was trying to make that fight for Randy Couture."

    "Fedor is a farce."


    He's so trying to save face for not getting him.
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    Lawler, Bas, I might have to rethink my top 10. I also forgot about my Brit-thug-bangers JT, Lee, Ross.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    You gotta think about the excitement factor, Alex. Actually that was my 1 minute of thought answer. I'd have to really think about it more. I think about a fighter's entire career, though. I still get excited watching old CC, Wandy, and Igor fights.

    By the way, here's what Dana said about your boy.

    "Hell, no, I wasn't going to pay Fedor more money than Randy Couture ," White sniped. "I don't think Fedor is a top-five heavyweight in the world, and I'm not saying that because I didn't get Fedor. I've always felt that way about Fedor and I always felt Randy Couture would beat Fedor. I was trying to make that fight for Randy Couture."

    "Fedor is a farce."


    He's so trying to save face for not getting him.
    Dana really made himself look stupid with those comments.

    Fedor's entrance>Jas's top 5

    I really want to see CNorris' top 5 or 10. I bet it would be quite interesting. Not doggin you Chucky, it's just you have a much different take than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    Lawler, Bas, I might have to rethink my top 10. I also forgot about my Brit-thug-bangers JT, Lee, Ross.....

    No Gina C., UNC?
    I forgot about my baby! She tops everyone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    No Fedor, and you're part of the banana cult, get the **** outta here. Just joking man. I love Lawler, a little surprised to see Arona on your list.
    I do like Fedor alot. I love the fighting styles that my list has. As for Arona, I don't have a good reason for liking him I just do LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCfan1 View Post
    I do like Fedor alot. I love the fighting styles that my list has. As for Arona, I don't have a good reason for liking him I just do LOL
    I can see why you would like Arona. He's explosive, strong as hell, and he really likes to punish people. I just think he's an as*hole, holding chokes too long, poor excuses and attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    I can see why you would like Arona. He's explosive, strong as hell, and he really likes to punish people. I just think he's an as*hole, holding chokes too long, poor excuses and attitude, and he beat Fedor.
    Yeah Arona's kind of like a more talented Tito or something. Also, he's a bjj guy, but he never really submits anyone. He had maybe one RNC in Pride and I think he's had one sub in all his ADCC fights too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    Yeah Arona's kind of like a more talented Tito or something. Also, he's a bjj guy, but he never really submits anyone. He had maybe one RNC in Pride and I think he's had one sub in all his ADCC fights too.
    That's exactly what he is-a stronger, more technical, and explosive version of Tito. His ADCC record is insane, but he brings the same mentality to a fight. He wants to show off his outstanding technique instead of doing everything to finish the fight.
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    Guess who won his fight?? 1st rd submission baby. I am moving my way up.
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    Awesome, what variety of submission? Will you be able to post a vid of the fight?
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    congrats brother, how'd you finish him?
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    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm just a bit disappointed that you didn't finish with stomps as a nod of respect to your Brazilian Idol!
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    Nice work Rodj! I agree, a vicious knee to your opponent or a wicked axe kick would have been top knotch. Though a first round sub isn't shabby either
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