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  1. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    PTI had a segment on UFC today. Nothing too special.

    Rome is Burning did as well, then had a long interview with Liddell, and talked about it further with his "forum guests" segment.

    ESPN really pushing the UFC today.
     
  2. dengar

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

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    Have they changed their tune regarding MMA yet?

    I love both Wilbon and Kornheiser, but I hate their MMA is "bar room brawling" stanace. I am willing to bet now that ESPN has embraced this they have told them to lighten up.

    Also if others didn't hear. ESPNEWS is televising the Liddell/Rampage weigh ins.
     
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    What did they say? Anyone got a clip?
     
  4. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    Tony still doesnt really like it, Wilbon is a little more open to it.
    Both accept that its really popular though and killing boxing.
     
  5. dengar

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

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    Thats good to hear. If ESPN is investing time and money into this they can't have one of their most popular shows constantly trashing it.
     
  6. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    Rome was all positive about it though. Good interview with Chuck, I guess. Liddell isn't the most cunning linguist, but at least he was awake this time ;)
     
  7. apman0000

    apman0000 OT Supporter

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    Jim Rome
    Around the Horn
    PTI

    all 3 had UFC on the show, pretty much all of em said it was too bloody and violent, lol. bunch of boxing sack riders
     
  8. dengar

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

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    What else are they going to talk about the latest Jermaine Taylor slugfest :bowrofl:
     
  9. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    I was just reading an article on that fight, i think the exact word they used was "dreary". I hate how boxers always talk about potential fights and use the term "if the money is right". What ever happened to the warrior spirit, and fighting anybody anywhere that you hear MMA guys talk about. Maybe its just that money and fame havent corrupted most of todays MMA fighters.
     
  10. dengar

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

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    The best part is he has been trying to avoid Plavik and Plavik destroyed Miranda on the undercard. Everyone is going to be calling for that fight and now Jermaine is going to have to find away to get around it. He even tried to side step a possible fight with him when Lampley interviewed JT in the right after the decision.
     
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    GreatDeceiver OT Supporter

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    The guy I buy my green off grew up with Plavik in Youngstown I believe. I was over there and he had me watch a few minutes of his last fight and damn was he impressive. Its when guys are hungry for a win and not for the money that boxing produces good, entertaining fights. Sadly there's too many Mayweathers around.
     
  12. dengar

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

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    i have only seen Pavlik's last two fights, but they have both ended with him demolitioning guys. I will see if I can find a clip of his last knock out. The dude had never been knocked out before and Pavlik put him out on his feet.

    found the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HchCpnORAqk
     
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    its funny because they say that mma fighters are stupid and its a bloody sport when really the bloodiest sport of them all is boxing. Where boxing would keep going in mma they call the fight. Theres more blood shed in boxing. As for meat heads most of the prominent guys in ufc have degrees chuck, randy, etc
     
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    I caught it late but who did Chuck say he did not like during the Rome interview?
     
  16. CallSecurityNow

    CallSecurityNow OT Supporter

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    Probably Tito
     
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    omg did you waste your time watching that shit fight as well? holy lord it was boring, an entire fight of running away from a fight, i don't think i've ever seen that little action in a fight in my life, then when they announced the scores and they screwed up the 1 judges point total, then corrected it later and he scored the fight the exact oposite of the other 2 judges, and everyone on the planet that watched the fight i lol'd.
    shitty fight, unbelievably bad, the exact reason why everyone is going from boxing to MMA, oh my god that was a bad fight
     
  18. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    There was a big article about Randy Couture and the UFC in the Calgary Herald the other day, I thought that was pretty big. The other good thing about it is that it was a positive article, not one bashing it. :bigthumb:
     
  19. dengar

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

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    Yep. Jermaine Taylor one of the next big boxing names was afraid to stand and trade with a smaller fighter who moved up to fight him.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    roger huerta's gonna be on the cover of SI :cool:

    more exposure :h5:
     
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    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    ESPNews will have the weigh ins tonight and Sportscenter is doing a speical about the fight at 6
     
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