It’s a very interesting forum discussion we have been having today / this evening.
Do you think the UFC should play the star spangle banner at it’s events?
Or even the national anthems of each competitor in the main event?
Given that you might see Cain vs big Nog in Australia or GSP vs Diaz in Canada? What are people’s thoughts?
I’ll be honest my opinion on the subject has been well in the minority!
Join in the discussion here.
UFC 172 takes place on April 26, 2014 in Baltimore MD. The PPV will have Champion Jon Bones Jones defending his title against Brazilian Slugger Glover Teixeira. We also get to see top 5 Light heavyweight contender Phil Davis welcome Anthony Rumble Johnson back to the Octagon. Then we get a great card filled with top fighters of their respected divisions and a legend in Takanori Gomi.
LHW Championship Bout
Jon Jones (c) vs. Glover Teixeira
LHW Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson
MW Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
LW Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
FW Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili
FW Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott
LW Takanori Gomi vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
WBW Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia
LW Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Ellenberger
LW Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman
Discussion forum thread
UFC Fight Night: Brown vs Silva takes place on May 10, and will be held at The U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The card will be shown on Fox Sports 1 except for the first 3 preliminary bouts, which will be on UFC Fight Pass.
Matt Brown and Erick Silva will headline the card. Brown #7 UFC WW, is 18-11 and is riding a 6 fight win streak with 5 of those fights coming via TKO/KO. He won his last fight by KO over seasoned Vet Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen. Matt is coming off a back injury which took him out of a potential #1 contenders fight against Carlos Condit earlier this year. Brown will look to keep the fight standing and finish Silva as early as he can.
Erick Silva is ranked #15 in the UFC welterweight rankings. The 16-4 Brazilian has alternated between victory and defeat since joining the promotion. He looks to build off his TKO victory over Takenori Sato at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Mousasi. I think Silva will want to take Brown down early and work for a submission.
The fight, in my opinion. Will go 1 of two ways. First, with a Matt Brown highlight knock out in the first round. Or a 3rd round submission victory for Silva.
9 of Browns 11 loses has come by submission. He’s been submitted by Guillotine 3 times, Rear Naked Choke 3 times, Inverted Triangle/Armbar, Armbar and Arm Triangle Choke. Silva has 9 submission victories with 4 Rear Naked Chokes, 2 Arm Triangles, Armbar/Triangle, Guillotine Choke and a knee bar. So if Silva can get the fight on the ground, i see him slapping on a choke for the tap.
FS1 Main Card
WW Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva
MW Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin
LW Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank
WW Neil Magny vs. Tim Means
HW Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Potts
FLYW Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka
MW Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
FLYW Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrell Montague
WW Yan Cabral vs. Zak Cummings
BW Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo
FW Manvel Gamburyan vs. Nik Lentz
LW Justin Salas vs. Ben Wall
WW Anthony Lapsley vs. Albert Tumenov
Discussion forum link
Take a look behind the scenes at the gyms and sponsors of this weekends high profile fighters and get an insight into what makes them and their camps tick….
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Dana covers everything from:
* Wandy /Chael fight
* Phil Davis
* Mexico (he lies a little I think)
* what he thinks of nog, rousey, Travis brown, cane and dc sparring
* the odds of jds fighting can for a title
* Floyd and Manny still not fighting and much more….
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Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy GIFS
In the first round Tim was able to control Bisping on the ground, in the second round bisping started using the octagon to land punches. By the second round Tim looked exhausted. Here are the gifs.Tim Kennedy took the bout by UD. A lot of people were worried for Bisping because of the issues he has had with his eyes.
Michael bisping was using footwork to control the octagon.
Tim kennedy landed a right hook that stumbled Michael Bisping.
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Earlier today Jon Jones supposedly went on Instagram to call a couple of kids derogatery terms.
Through twitter we got the chance to Interview Daniel Javid the story goes that Daniel Javid sent Jon Jones a message on twitter saying “How can you say you have three times the heart @AlexTheMauler has? You were carried out of the cage and now u dodge a rematch..” the tweet was sent hours before Jon Jones took to twitter and commented on various pictures with what seems to be gay people.
When we asked Daniel Javid if the tweet was before the comments he replied with a simple “Yes”
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Is 209 pushing too much?
Gil gets a good break because of timing, Viacom wanted him after a good showing against the THEN champ Benson. But do you guys think Nick is pushing too much now?
Asking to get out of his contract? His last interview it would mean he was asking $500k just to show! (and double down on a win plus ppv pts naturally) Would you all pay this much to watch him?
*The next part is all opinion only (Don’t hate NDNH)
Personally he isn’t worth that kinda money to me. I would watch him fight all day. But has he ever wont UFC gold? Has he ever made changes to his game to achieve it? Thats the ONLY way i ever see him getting the belt. Sure he beat up BJ Penn. But BJ would fight Megatron and Batman (Not you Sav) at the same time if you let him.
Condit purely outclassed him and deserved the interim title. So to me there are a few guys in line before he deserves a show at Hendrix. Why not give him Lawler or Rory or someone 1st? Thats fair, he says he’s always had a tuff life well prove it, stop trying to jump the line and sell your wolf tickets!
As for his boxing career! IF HE IS LUCKY someone will buy his contract in the hope they make the money back in a freak show fight. No boxing fan is going to pay for more than 1 PPV fight on him. Would I pay for more than 1 James Toney mma fight? Fuck no unless he somehow won against a legitimate opponent and I don’t see Diaz doing that with 1 pro bout?
He’s played his cards too open and Dana is just going to let him and his brother sit on the sidelines until those to goofballs realize the reality of business.
Money talks, Dana and the UFC has it. Promotors and fighters alike want it. They will both me back at work inside the octagon within the years end. They are only wasting their OWN time.
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Melbourne’s Jake MAtthews
Although his run in the TUF house was ended by Canadian Oliver Aubin-Mercier who is fighting in the finale. Jake was passed up any opportunity to fight on the card for the UFC.
However, it would seem he’s already found himself lining up for fights back on home soil.
At a 6-0 record I believe the 19 year old has not only time but potential to hone in his skillset and believe that in time and hopefully if he can perhaps with the help of his father (his coach) make a summer or winter trip to the US and gain some valuable experience in a quality US wrestling gym (something us Aussie’s lack at the highest levels) he can really go far in his dream.
Matthews hasn’t fought locally since submitting Dean Purdon at AFC 6 back in August of 2013. With that victory, Matthews had earned himself a shot at the promotion’s welterweight title opposite Corey Nelson at AFC 7. That fight never eventuated however, with ‘The Celtic Kid’ impressing on UFC officials at the TUF trials and subsequently scoring himself a spot in the series.
It’s worth note that Matthews also recently spent a little time after the show traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to train alongside Team Australia coach Kyle Noke at Jackson’s MMA.
I hope he returns, and brings with him a few local belts and its enough metal to have the UFC brass give the kid a shot. (He’s my home town boy!)
*Side note for those that also don’t know Melbourne allows MMA but only in rings not a cage, the state is DESPERATE to get this legislation changed. It would sell out an 80k arena easily.
The state is sports mad! lol they had 57 thousand just just for a WWE event in 02 and then 54k the next day for a repeat show. It’s why I’m hanging for an Aussie / Melbourne mma star
CREDIT FNA-Australia for the story break
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