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State of the UFC post 196 upsets.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by RonnieVegas, Mar 6, 2016.

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  1. RonnieVegas

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    Last night was uniquely significant for future matchups and paydays. Holm was looking at a monster windfall in the Rousey rematch, McGregor was clearly eyeing fighting at 170 on the UFC 200 card and attempting to hold the welterweight title. That is all gone.

    I cleaned up on my bets last night as I was pretty certain of the upsets. Holm went back to being rather non dynamic as she was in her first two UFC fights and it became obvious if you don't run at her with reckless abandon she is not the killer she was against Rousey. McGregor learned that weight classes are legit and that a guy that walks around above 170lbs won't crumble to the left hand as like the smaller foes he has faced. Not nearly as much fun when you aren't the biggest fish in the pond.

    I believe Holm will fade and her puzzle has been solved. Shes an amazing athlete and obviously a phenomenal person but at age 34 I don't see her game changing quickly enough. I think McGregor will go back to 145 and that will be his permanent home. I don't think he fares well at 155 either, Dos Anjos would have murked him rather easily I believe.

    There were defiantly some big pay days and big fights lost last night. For sure the UFC will come up with some interesting match ups but I am not really sure where they go from here to draw any big hype. Tate has lost to Rousey twice and it's just not a good match up for her. McGregor has lost his invincibility and he is going to have to fight Edgar or Aldo I believe sometime soon. Those are both tough fights for him, Aldo won't drop in 14 seconds the next time.
     
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    I was listening to a sports report earlier today that stated that these upsets cost the UFC tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as all the future match ups are now in disarray. Holm for sure cost herself some immediate big paydays. McGregor doesn't look like his game translates to the higher weight classes, and I think he may have trouble still making weight at 145 for much longer. Too much cutting as his normal everyday weight is closer to 170-175.
     
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    Exactly, they lost a shit ton of dough. Its gonna be hard to get too excited for Rousey/Tate III and McGregor is in a pickle, to big for 145 and too small for 170 but there is a ton of killers in 155 div. I feel sorry for Holm, but she for sure became a millionaire last night even with the loss.
     
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    Rousey/Tate III will be a butcher fest. I would only bother watching it if I had nothing better to do.

    McG didn't help himself but I think he will learn from his mistake and get better. He was so used to crushing foes with one or two lefts. He fucking crushed Diaz' face with that left. Did you see his face on SportsCenter last night? Demolished. Definitely could be broken bones under there. But he kept coming. And McG didn't know what to do because he was gassed out. He won't make that mistake again.
     
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    Yeah, he was def hitting Diaz, but Diaz didn't flinch. He ate some big shots!! As Conor said he is used to those shots dropping guys. I was surprised that the added weight on Conor took so much of a toll on his cardio. I thought it was crazy to try and go up that far in weight, his advisory staff either sucks or he doesn't listen. I had no doubt how that fight would end, only a matter of time before Diaz got him on the floor and just diced him up. The UFC may need to protect Conor form himself a bit with poor decisions such as that one. It now seems really ridiculous that he was actually going to fight Lawler at UFC 200 for the belt. He thinks Diaz punches hard Lawler would knock him out of the cage.
     
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    I don't follow UFC or any MMA much, but this can't be good. You need the undefeated guy, or some badass type to generate the huge buzz. Loosing a fight where you are the heavy favorite isn't good.Tapping out is worse.

    Why does it seem so many fighters don't have perfect records. Are they not fighting enough chumps early to gain experience? If you look at boxing, most of the guys in PPV main events are like at least 25 wins and few if any losses. I don't seem to see a lot of those. Rousey is 13-1.
     
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    ESPN had a piece on it earlier tonight talking about how Helm cost herself a shitload by taking this fight and not waiting to rematch Rousey (or by winning to build hype for rematch).
     
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    To be fair Holm had the fight locked up and then decided to give up the takedown and her neck with a minute to go. What a stupid move that cost her millions.

    Cmgs cockiness finally caught up to him. He had Diaz hurt but then decided to get cute by putting his hands down and sticking his face in front of him. Turns out the Stockton slap hurts.
     
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    I'm just happy that I feel like I got my money's worth outta purchasing the pay-per-view! I've not had the best track record in this regard... I continually bought the Mike Tyson first round knock-outs years ago, so then backed off. Seemed like every fight I bought was a dog, then I'd skip one, which turned out to be the "fight of the century". I had a terrible record. This UFC was worth the $59.99 IMHO. I had small wagers on both the main-events underdogs, so good night all around.
     
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    UFC needs to axe that awful Reebok deal. It can't be helping Reebok, who buys that ugly shit?
     

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