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Wrestling & MMA / Todd Duffee Released by UFC
« on: September 07, 2010, 08:09:19 PM »
http://mmajunkie.com/news/20558/ufc-releases-heavyweight-prospect-todd-duffee.mma

Guy goes from a seven second knock-out of Tim Hague to finding himself finished in the third after dominating Mike Russow over two rounds.  The weird thing is I'm not certain why they waited this long to release him.  The article says that he has a problem with his knee, so maybe they're just tired of waiting for him to get healthy.

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Wrestling & MMA / GIF Thread
« on: September 06, 2010, 10:03:31 AM »


A lot of these will come from upstandingcitizens.com, because they post a lot of good gifs there.

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Wrestling & MMA / Manny Pacquiao in MMA
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:50:58 PM »
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/451491-manny-pacquiao-says-he-is-open-to-an-mma-fight

In a recent interview, Manny Pacquiao has said that he would like to try MMA, but his managers won't let him.  Well, no shit.  It's basically an all risk, no reward type situation.  Pacquiao's paycheck demands would put him out of range of either UFC of Strikeforce, and Dana White has also said in interviews that the UFC won't be involved in any more boxing nonsense, but I imagine that someone like Pacquiao could get him to change his mind. 

Regardless, I could only imagine him being involved in an event promoted by his own management team.  The fighter they would choose would be all stand-up, no grappling, to minimize, if not eliminate, the risk of a loss.  However, I can't think of a fighter outside of a major promotion that would be enough of a draw to make a PPV worthwhile.  Any result would meaningless, as a loss be Pacquiao just reinforces what everyone knows, and a win by Pacquiao would be discounted as coming against a bum.


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General Discussion / 2010 Fall TV Season
« on: September 05, 2010, 06:05:55 PM »
Here are a couple of websites that list all of the season premier dates coming up.  As it turns out, there are a shitload of things I want to watch this fall.  I've listed them after the links.

Networks:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5738234/2010_fall_tv_schedule_of_major_networks.html?cat=2

September 15 - Survivor: Nicaragua
September 22 - Modern Family
September 23 - Community
September 23 - Fringe

Cable:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5738260/2010_fall_tv_schedule_of_cable_and.html?cat=2

September 15 - The Ultimate Fighter
September 16 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
September 16 - The League
September 19 - Boardwalk Empire
September 26 - Eastbound and Down
September 26 - Dexter
October 1 - The Walking Dead
October 1 - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

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Wrestling & MMA / MMA in September
« on: September 05, 2010, 01:36:16 PM »
September 10th  -  Shine Fights Lightweight Grand Prix
http://www.fighters.com/09/05/deja-vu-shine-fights-has-their-event-pulled

Shine fights was responsible for the Ricardo Mayorga fiasco from a few months back, and apparently, many of the fighters that had been scheduled for that show have yet to be compensated.  This show has recently been forced to change states due to licensing issues in Virginia, so there is a better than 50% chance that this show doesn't happen.  If it does, they are trying a one night, eight fighter tournament.  Could be interesting.

Fighters include Drew “The Master” Fickett, Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio, Carlo “Neo” Prater, Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, Rich “Cleat” Crunkilto, Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez, and James “The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter” Warfield.  They have had one fighter drop out and have not named a replacement.

September 11th  - Shark Fights 13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Fights_13

This card is noted most for the return of Paul Daley.  Jardine needs a win here if he hopes to climb back into the UFC.  Sokoudjou and Alexander should be a train wreck.

Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
Joey Villasenor vs. Danillo Villefort
Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
Paul Bradley vs. John Reese

September 15th  - UFC Fight Night 22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_Fight_Night:_Marquardt_vs._Palhares

Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares is the main event.  Marquardt needs a convincing win if he wants to be a contender at middleweight.  The Ultimate Fighter premiers after this event.
Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
Efrain Escudero vs. Charles Oliveira
Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau
Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller

September 16th – Bellator 29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellator_29

Cole Konrad faces off against Damian Grabowski in the heavyweight tournament.  There are some other fights rumored, but Bellator is pretty bad about waiting till the last minute to finalize cards.

September 18th - KSW14: Judgment Day
http://www.sherdog.com/events/KSW-14-Judgment-Day-14211

Mariusz Pudzianowski takes on Eric “Butterbean” Esch in Poland.  Pudz needs a win here.  I seriously doubt he gets it.  I’ll certainly be watching this mess.

September 25th - UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop
http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC119#/fight
 
Rogerio Nogueira fights Ryan Bader, and Cro Cop replaces Big Nog in an important heavyweight fight against Frank Mir.  Mir has lost his last 2 of 3, and needs a win her to stay relevant.  The rest of the card is pretty deep, and this should be an interesting night of fights, even if the main event is somewhat lackluster.

Frank Mir vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  vs. Ryan Bader
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
Jeremy Stephens vs. Melvin Guillard
C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen
Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran
Waylon Lowe vs. Steve Lopez
T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
Thiago Tavares vs. Pat Audinwood

September 25th - Dream 16
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream.16

Dream tends to put on good shows, and this one should be no exception.  I just hope that Aoki gets tooled, although that is unlikely.

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Joe Warren vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Gegard Mousasi vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Shinya Aoki vs. Marcus Aurelio
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Takeshi Inoue
Hideo Tokoro vs. Joachim Hansen

September 30th - WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=3645

Stacked Card.  WEC almost always has the best show of any given month.

Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia
Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner
Mike Brown Vs. Cole Province
Leonard Garcia vs. Mark Hominick
Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff
“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop
Diego Nunes Vs. Tyler Toner
Antonio Banuelos Vs. Chad George

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Wrestling & MMA / Random MMA Facts Videos
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:31:00 AM »
They're long, but well worth it.  Lot of interesting shit in there.














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Wrestling & MMA / Forrest talks about the Silva fight
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:26:20 AM »


I liked Forrest, then hated him, and now I like him again.  He was also good on Inside MMA recently.

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Wrestling & MMA / James Toney Isn't Finished!
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:22:02 AM »
Read this on another board that I lurk.

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James Toney is set to defend his IBA heavyweight title on Nov. 5 in New Orleans, but he's not done with MMA.

Toney made that decision in the locker room of Boston's TD Garden moments after UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture tapped him out with an arm-triangle choke three minutes into his first real taste of the sport at UFC 118.

"They might have won the battle, but the war ain't over yet," recalled John "Pops" Arthur, Toney's trainer of 12 years, of the boxing champion's words after the fight.

Of course, a lot of MMA fans breathed a sigh of relief.

The bout drew a tremendous amount of interest based on its "boxing vs. MMA" angle, though observers from both sides of the aisle gave Toney little chance of succeeding. Instead, most in the know saw it as a payday for an aging boxing champion with few available opportunities.

Still, the matchup held its intrigue based on a simple question: If Toney had the chance to land one, clean punch before Couture closed the distance, would boxing show-up MMA?

That question was answered pretty quickly. Toney (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) didn't even get one punch off before Couture (19-10 MMA, 16-7 UFC) felled him with a low single-leg takedown and secured the choke after a few minutes of struggle on the mat.

Of course, Arthur is quick to defend his longtime associate and contends that in the nine months prior to the fight, Toney trained almost exclusively on "groundwork and kicks." He doesn't fault the trainers he assembled to usher the boxer into MMA – including Trever Sherman, an unheralded coach who replaced the more well-known trainer Juanito Ibarra.

"If a fighter doesn't respond – not just James, but anybody – to his coaches, what can you say?" Arthur on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

The trainer contends Toney simply wasn't capable of listening because of something that happened backstage just prior to showtime. He won't say what it was – only that it altered the course of the night.

"James was so upset," the trainer said. "He was so mad, he just wanted to hit [Randy]. He wanted to get close enough to hit him one time because of so many things that happened that night that were going against us.

"There were some things happened that he wasn't happy with. It's personal. It drove him to a whole different level."

Arthur watched in dismay as the boxer's gameplan got thrown out the window. After all that preparation, Toney was gambling that Couture would run straight into his fists.

"I said, 'Whatever you do, don't stand in front of the kid because the kid's going to try and take you down,'" Arthur recalls. "[He's] going to take that lead leg. That's what he did.

"I told him he's got to move. I said, 'You've got to get out there and use your boxing skills.'"

Worse, the ankle supports that Toney sported only served to hasten his fall.

"He had those damn cufflinks on his feet; those damn things that keep you from sliding, and that's another bad thing," Arthur said. "He gave [Couture] something to grab onto."

The trainer said Toney did not attend the post-event press conference because he had difficulty producing a urine sample for the drug test mandated by the Massaschusetts State Athletic Commission. By the time he did, the press conference was over.

However, another source close to the event said that Toney stormed off after he unsuccessfully attempted to get some face time with UFC president Dana White prior to the presser.

White told reporters that he felt no need to put Toney in the octagon ever again after this past Saturday.

"I thought we answered this question in 1993, but James came out and he picked a fight," White said. "We answered the question again in 2010. I don't think it needs to be answered again. I don't care if it's (Floyd) Mayweather or anybody else."

That was news to Arthur.

"Well, then Dana needs to send me some release papers," he said. "If we don't plan on fighting in the UFC, send me the release paper and we'll take it to the next level. I know the UFC is the No. 1 [promotion] in mixed martial arts, but if Dana voiced that we don't fight for him anymore, send me the release papers. I don't have any problem with that.

"Once that happens, then I'll start working on stuff. But right now, we're focused on him defending his IBA heavyweight championship."

There are three opponents under consideration for Toney's Nov. 5 title defense, though Arthur did not have the names at his disposal when he spoke to MMAjunkie.com.

Toney is taking the rest of the week to relax but plans on working both his MMA and boxing skills when he returns to the gym.

"He's going to be doing groundwork and boxing," Arthur said. "He's going to be a two-sport athlete. The reality is that he wants to do it, and he will do it again. I think the next time I match him up, I'll make sure I'll matchup at least 50-50 equal. The cards were stacked against him."

But "Pops" is not giving up on his friend.

"I'm going to roll with him – good, bad, and ugly," Arthur said. "The first day I see James getting beat up or hurt, that's the first day he's going to stop fighting."

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20521/trai...ithout-ufc.mma

Bit of a read, but there is some interesting stuff in there.  Maybe Toney should fight Kimbo to decide this Boxing vs. MMA thing once and for all.

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General Discussion / Who is your daddy, and what does he do?
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:45:02 PM »


My dad is named William, but everyone calls him Bud.  For years he worked road construction, but the family owned company he worked for shut down, so he had to switch jobs.  He floundered for awhile but finally found a good job.  Now he works for a company called ProEnergy.  They are involved with power plants and he travels all around the country helping to take out giant turbine engines and moving them to other locations.

We don't have a great relationship.  He was gone a lot when I was young, and when he was home he was drunk.  He doesn't drink anymore, but we still don't have any sort of a foundation for a relationship.  We really don't have anything in common, other than we both read a lot.  Every time we talk, he always tells the same stories.  They usually involve him saving the company a million dollars by using some common sense approach, or how he outwitted a college educated supervisor.  I think he may be full of shit.

He's a lot shorter than me, but we look alike in the face.  He smokes a fuck load, and can stay in the bathroom longer than anybody I know.  He must have an ass like an elephant's trunk.

That's my dad.

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Gaming Forum / Xbox Slim
« on: August 30, 2010, 12:57:07 AM »


I bought one of these last week.  I sold my old one with a 120gb hd for $150.  I love how quiet it is.

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Football Pick 'Em / My Fantasy Team
« on: August 30, 2010, 12:51:43 AM »
Starting Positions:

QB Tony Romo, Dal QB
RB Ray Rice, Bal RB
RB Matt Forte, Chi RB
WR Greg Jennings, GB WR  P
WR Malcom Floyd, SD WR
WR Mike Williams, TB WR
TE Jermichael Finley, GB TE  P
DP Rolando McClain, Oak LB
DP Nick Barnett, GB LB
D/ST Packers D/ST, GB D/ST
K Robbie Gould, Chi K

Bench C.J. Spiller, Buf RB
Bench Robert Meachem, NO WR
Bench Thomas Jones, KC RB
Bench Mark Sanchez, NYJ QB
Bench Golden Tate, Sea WR
Bench Greg Olsen, Chi TE

I'm pretty happy with my team, even though I do have a lot of young guys.

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