MMA So you know how Congo was complaining about not getting note-worthy competition?

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  1. AK-47

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- NEWCOMER AL-TURK TO FIGHT KONGO AT UFC 92[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - by Lee Whitehead - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]
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    Having just signed a multi-fight agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Cage Rage champion Mustapha Al-Turk was all set for a baptism of fire in the UFC against highly touted heavyweight prospect Cain Velazquez. It was scheduled to be a tough debut for the London Shootfighters standout, but one that suited him stylistically as both are heavy handed grapplers.

    According to his coach and manager Alexis Demetriades, it appears that the fight is off due to injury. "We got word from Joe Silva that Velazquez has pulled out due to injury and will be undergoing knee surgery to fix it. It’s a shame as we had a strategy in place and we were all set to go."

    The announcement of Velazquez withdrawing from the fight will leave many disappointed as the fight guaranteed fireworks. All is not lost, as a replacement has been found in tough Frenchman Cheick Kongo, who is coming off a TKO win over Dan Evensen at UFC 87 in Minneapolis.

    "We were offered Kongo by Joe and we accepted the fight. We were just waiting for Kongo to get his signed bout agreement back before we could confirm it," clarified Demetriades, adding, "Everything else is the same. Mus will be fighting on the main card, on pay-per-view. It's a good fight."

    For his part, Kongo has been in the press recently, announcing an affiliation with The Wolfslair camp in the U.K. in order to refine his training. Part of that training will no doubt be focused on developing his ground game with the excellent wrestling capabilities available in-house at the 'lair.

    The two are expected to fight on the UFC 92 main card on Dec. 27 in Las Vegas.
     
  2. Gogoplata

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    Kongo gonna get fucked up!
     
  3. AK-47

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    although i like turk i think he'll do good in the cage i thought it was lol
     
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    Kongo is going to get beat up.
     
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    i think so too. Al turk has bricks in his hands and can take this fight to the ground if he needs. I just thought it was lol from the ufc to give congo a new opponent after he was bitching about fighting new opponents
     
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    Main Card? really?
     
  7. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    They need to pretend that they have Heavyweight talent.
     
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    i think it will be an exciting fight
     
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    I'd rather see this than a lot of fights. If Al Turk actually brings the action - Kongo can be fun to watch. It's when he fights wrestlers and counter fighters that he gets boring.
     
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  11. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Mustapha is the real deal. This is actually a better matchup for him than Velazqeuz.
     
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    I forgot this card isnt stacked like we had thought it would be. thought GSP vs Penn was on it and a few other big fights. just checked announced fights and the card looks pretty standard
     
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    i like brock/couture; stevenson/florian; jackson/silva; kongo/turk


    i think they'll be exciting even if it really won't matter who wins
     
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    Couture is in Nov.

    has Jackson Silva and Florian Stevenson been announced?
     
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    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    There's two Congos and neither of them are spelled with a K >+D
     
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    same fightcard i think
     
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    this is a bad idea, just like when they had an unknown HW fight with Eddie Sanchez on the "biggest card of the year" in 2007, which was also the year-end card
     
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    Cheiks getting smushed.
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    hopefully :x:
     
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    I hope Kongo gets knocked the fuck out
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    so the whole enitre Congo is going to fit in the cage?
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    UFC cages arnt always the same size, remember?
     
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    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    According to MMAweekly (so it might not be official) Jackson/Silva is scheduled for UFC 93 in Jan.
     

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