MMA Rickson to fight winner of Saku/Funaki

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    Tanigawa announced Wednesday plans for Rickson Gracie’s return to MMA next spring. The FEG president said he hoped to have Gracie fight the winner of the New Year’s Eve match between Sakuraba and Funaki.

    “I want to have Rickson fight as soon as possible next year,” he said. “Even if it is not in our ring, even [if it is] in another organization, I would send these champions to fight.”

    While FEG had been building toward a Gracie-Sakuraba match for its New Year’s Eve show, it appears Funaki requested a big-name Japanese fighter for his return to MMA. “I’ve already lost once to Rickson, so Sakuraba is the better choice,” Funaki said. FEG went along with his request and decided Gracie would instead face the winner of the Funaki-Sakuraba match in the spring of 2008.

    Funaki retired after a win over Tony Petarra in 1999, then returned to battle Gracie a year later; he was left unconscious by a rear-naked choke, as Gracie improved to 11-0. Neither man has fought since.

    If Funaki is able to conquer the skillful but aging Sakuraba, a rematch with the 47-year-old Gracie could be next. If Sakuraba, nicknamed “The Gracie Hunter,” emerges victorious, he will have a chance to take his fifth victory over a Gracie in a match many believe is well overdue.




    yay...?
     
  2. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    don't get ahead of yourself


    if Funaki even lightly taps Saku in the head, there's a good chance that Saku will probably drink through sippy cups while smiling like a retard from then
     
  3. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    battle of the old people?
     
  4. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    he's old and washed up in comparison to top competition today, but as you mentioned, he's not old enough to fight other fighters on his caliber


    however, it's inevitable that he's going to drool a lot and be completely incapable of stringing complete sentences together if he keeps fighting
     
  5. jse3101

    jse3101 New Member

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    rickson is the fuckin man period...were lucky we might get the chance to see him fight again
     
  6. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Saku via blunt force trauma
     
  7. yet his still has damage and doesn't receiver the proper amount of blood to his brain.
     
  8. pepsi

    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    well, they could start a senior division for all these old farts. many other sports have them. bring in shamrock, couture. tank. many of the old stars are about there. Dan Severn could come out and fight too.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i'd rather get hit with boxing gloves than get stomped on by wandy


    but i'm sure i'm the outlier
     
  10. Al_Kayduh

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Optamix

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    Why is he the man?

    Really....what the fuck has he REALLY done in MMA?

    Saku will kill him.
     
  12. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    how can you forget about that epic battle Rickson fought aginst coutu...fedo...bas ru...shamro...king zulu?!
     
  13. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    filho said that rickson was an iron blanket when he trained wtih him

    that says a lot about his BJJ


    however, we haven't seen his game against present day fighters
     
  14. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i think whoever's body has held up better will win. They are both extremely talented.
     
  15. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    relson told me that rickson couldn't even pass his guard ::eek3:
     
  16. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    back when? ive never heard anyone say anything negative about ricksons skills, EVER!
     
  17. NinjaBread

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    Man, I love Rickson, back in the 90's there was no one better.

    But at 47.. man its asking alot for him to come out of the woodwork
     
  18. csimptuc

    csimptuc Bob Sapp says "haaay"

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    All this talk of Rickson had me looking at some vids of him rolling. Check out the gems in the comment section of one video:

    :rofl: I started to respond to some of them, but I thought better of it. Youtube ftw/l
     

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