Discussion in 'Boxing and MMA Forum' started by Saz, Jan 1, 2012.
Here's your new thread for 2012.
CM Punk will walk out with Sonnen on the FOX show(in Chicago), the night before the Royal Rumble. Which is news of some sort.
That's particularly weird news.
Thats the best kind of news.
That's particularly AWESOME news.
Anyone remember Hermes Franca from the UFC? He was a Brazilian lightweight and had a bunch of fights between 2006 and 2009. He fought guys like Nate Griffon, Sean Sherk, Frankie Edger...
Anyway, he just got found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor. HAAAAAAAPY NEW YEEEEAAAAAR!
The last time I mentioned betting odds, it was for Overeem to beat Lesnar. Even though he was odds on, it was a great price. There is a similar bet with Guillermo Rigondeaux against Rico Ramos. Rigo is 1/2 and yet he should probably be something like 1/7.
The reason those odds are short is because Rigondeaux has only had 8 fights and Ramos is undefeated. However, Rigondeaux had 374 wins for only 12 losses as an amateur and won every possible competition before leaving Cuba for America. Ramos, however, is just 'decent'.
I won't encourage anyone to bet outside of their means but it should be easy money.
...of course, I've probably jinxed this fight now
In case anyone did think this was worth a bet, the odds have now changed to 4/9. Soon, they'll be 1/3 and then probably even shorter. Boxing fans realise that 1/2 was very generous, so if you are gonna bet, do it quickly before the odds shorten even further.
Vinnie Mac's vetoed it, because it would cause joy, and Vince would rather die than let anyone take enjoyment in anything. Vince hates you. Personally. By name.
Goddamn you Vince, when are you gonna realise stuff like getting YOUR F*CKING CHAMPION some exposure on a UFC show would actually be quite a shrewd move?
The StrikeForce stupidity continues:
That's their next "big" Light Heavyweight title fight gone...
Man, Strikeforce are in real trouble. Their only really draw left now is Tate vs. Rousy. There's no one for Gilbert Melendez to fight unless they bring someone over from the UFC, the entire grand prix is a complete joke, Diaz is gone, Shields is gone, Miller's gone, Henderson's gone, Santos is suspended, Carano is retired, Overeem's gone, Werdum's gone, Emilianenko's gone, Silva's gone, and now King Mo's suspended too? It's a real mess over there right now, they don't have long left at this rate.
Anyone know what Dana has against his mother? She followed me on Twitter, then he blocked me.
From what I know, Dana didn't grow up with his biological parents and said a few things about them not being there to raise him. His Mum responded by writing a f*cking insane autobiography in which she openly compared him to Satan, called him "egotistical, self-centered, arrogant, and cruel", and that she related to the film Rosemary's Baby in that she felt she'd given birth to the anti-Christ. Also, seems his Mum is, ahem, quite the Catholic, and Dana's a VERY outspoken atheist, and that seems to have lead his Mum to come out of the woodwork to deny that he was atheist, despite the fact that he said he was.
EDIT: A mother talking about her son, lest we forget.
With a Mum like this, all of Dana's assholeness is totally forgiven.
That's an interesting decision, especially so close to the time. Here's what the card was:
Light-Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Welterweight bout: Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Heavyweight bout: Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman
Featherweight bout: Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Lightweight bout: Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
Lightweight bout: John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Welterweight bout: Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski
Griffin/Ortiz could easily Main Event most shows but the rest of that card is pretty poor. I think it's just a Canada thing though as they can't have a GSP fight for a while.
Hopefully this makes the UFC realise their roster is too thin for this many shows.
It may amount to nothing, but a pretty huge boycott of the UFC is being organised until they drop support of SOPA/PIPA.
Well done. Did you win much?
Cheers, mate. I won exactly £100, which was a good return. Even though I was 99% sure, that was the most money I've ever put on a single bet! I wish I had bigger balls and put even more on
Rigondeaux is a special fighter though.
This is so, so not going to happen, but thinking about it excites me. UFC owns Pride, and seem to be kinda pushing Pride's history with the new UFC game. So, what with them going to Japan next month, what are the chances of a little Lenne Hardt back in our lives? I know it's not happening but, man, it would be pretty great.
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