MMA UFC coming to Atlanta

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Yeah bitches!

    As the Ultimate Fighting Championship lands for another go around in the U.K., UFC 85 takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, the company’s president, Dana White, announced another expansion of the company’s reach in the U.S. market.



    In a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, he stated that the UFC will hold an event in September in Atlanta, Ga. White also indicated the event in Atlanta would mark Chuck Liddell’s return to the Octagon.



    Though no venue was announced, sources indicate that the UFC will operate the September event, expected to be dubbed UFC 88, at the Philips Arena. The venue is a 21,000-seat arena that recently hosted its first mixed martial arts event, which was run by the American Fight League.



    Liddell was supposed to have headlined Saturday’s UFC 85 event, against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua initially. Following a Rua knee injury, however, Rashad Evans stepped in to face the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Then, for the first time in his career, Liddell had to withdraw from the card due to a severe hamstring injury.



    UFC 85 is now headlined by a bout pitting two-time former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes against American Top Team fighter Thiago Alves.



    White also indicated in the interview that he would be making a significant announcement next week that, he expects, will shake up the mixed martial arts world.



    There has been no reliable information on what the announcement is, but most speculation centers on a possible television deal that White has been working towards for the past couple of years.
     
  2. Matt Hood

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    exciting i want to see liddell/griffin, hopefully griffin can pull it out against rampage.
     
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    oh shit! im in jax i might have to drive up for this
     
  4. dengar

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

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    I am really interested in this "shake the world" announcement he is making next week.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i hope it's something like NY opening the gates for MMA, and then the UFC holding an event in madison square garden :x:
     
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    Oh shit. How much do tix usually cost?
     
  7. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Depends on the seats. I want to say $50ish-couple hundred. I am really just guessing though so that doesnt do you much good.


    I didnt know there were anymore North GA members. You live less than half a hour from me.
     
  8. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Usually when he has some sort of news we have all known about it for a few weeks, hah.

    I think with Affliction looking good and getting Trump, Dana knows he is going to have to get some good stuff going to get the attention focused on the UFC again.
     
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    $50 - $1k
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i can afford that :eek3:



    and not afford that :sad2:
     
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    My girl wanted to buy me a trip to vegas, and she said she was going to get me the "200" dollar ticket.

    I told her, you minus whale buy me a telescope also.
     
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    They need to come to Seattle. Fuck you Dana White.
     
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    i can't wait for this, def gonna get tickets.
     
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    You either go for the super cheap seats or go for the baller floor seats right up against the cage. Anything in the middle kinda sucks for the price you're paying :o
     
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    thank god :bowdown: def. gonna go to this
     
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    Pics of your victoria secret model- full body pics to prove hottness.
     
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    Lame, i'll probably be in Atlanta in August. :(
     
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    Work or vacation? Let me know when you come out if you have any free time. I'll show you some cool bars and stuff.
     
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    For sure, I might have to go out for a convention. I forgot to ask my boss if it got chopped from Q3 budgets or not.
     
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    There are a Ton of them K-saw crew is where it's at. I went to the bar/club Twisted Taco last night with a few, and I'm supposed to be hanging out with another today, but it ain't going to happen. Post in the ATL thread. We are all pretty tight
     
  22. 4bangin

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    Oh I knew that. I meant that frequent this subforum. I didn't know if there were other locals who trained.
     
  23. dengar

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    Two biggest rumors are that the bigs announcement will be.....

    :noes: Anderson fighting at 205 :noes:
    :noes: Mayweather signs with the UFC :noes:

    While these both would kinda be a big deal neither one really excites me.
     
  24. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    both would be redic.....

    neither of which i think will happen though
     
  25. 4bangin

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    Eh me either. The 205 division is already pretty exciting and Mayweather will probably just get schooled.

    I like seeing Silva destroy people at 185.
     

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