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    Mixed Martial Arts

    C'mon, I know that there got to be some MMA fans on here!

    American football attracts many people because it's one of the most brutal, bone-crushing and aggressive sports in the World. If anything can compete with that, it's mixed martial arts. In football, the ball takes a some focus away from each-other, but in MMA the only objective is the man standing in front of you. It's the ultimate "mano y mano" showdown!

    This is the thread for MMA fans, whether you're a fan of the...
    U.S.-based "Ultimate Fighting Championship" (largest MMA company, U.S. rules)
    U.S.-based "Strikeforce" (biggest competitor to UFC in USA, U.S. rules)
    U.S.-based "Bellator Fighting Championships" (knockout tournaments, U.S. rules)
    Japan-based "DREAM" (Pride's successor, most of the same personnel)
    Japan-based "World Victory Road" (Sengoku Raiden Championship, DREAM's rival)
    Japan-based "Shooto" (been around for a long time by MMA standards)
    China-based "Art of War Fighting Championship" (similar to Pride)
    Brazil-based "Jungle Fight Championship" (South America's version of Pride)
    Canada-based "Maximum Fighting Championship" (Canada's version of UFC)
    U.K.-based "Clash of Warriors" (European version of the UFC)
    "World Wide Cage Network" (network of mixed martial arts promotions)

    ... or former MMA big-time promotions like the..
    Japan-based "Pride Fighting Championsips" (largest MMA company before UFC buyout)
    U.S.-based "International Fight League" (sold to former rival, the UFC)
    U.K.-based "Cage Rage Championships" (went bankrupt)

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    Personally, I first got interested in MMA after watching fighters like Cro-Cop, Rampage and Fedor destroy their opponents in Pride. It was like WWE, only for real and much more exciting. To be honest, I still like Pride more than any other MMA promotions. The characters were much more colorful, the rules very better, the events were awesome, and the atmosphere was incredible.

    Then for some reason, I lost interest in MMA. Maybe because it was at the time I became a Vikings fan, or maybe because Pride was sadly sold to the UFC. Anyhow, I gained interest in MMA again when the Ultimate Fighter aired on TV, and now I am a bigger fan of MMA than ever.

    My current favorite fighters are, by weight class:
    Heavyweight: Brock Lesnar (the man can't be human)
    Light Heavyweight: Forrest Griffin (not the best fighter, but uncanny personality)
    Middleweight: Anderson Silva (I don't care what Dana White says, I love this guy)
    Welterweight: Georges St. Pierre (he looks unbeatable)
    Leightweight: I don't really have a favorite at the moment.

    My all-time favorite: Mirko "Cro-Cop" Filipovi?. Fedor Emelianenko second. Both are Pride legends.

    What do you think about MMA, and which fighters do you like or dislike?

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    I hate BJ Penn.
    I love GSP.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    gregair13 wrote:
    I hate BJ Penn.
    I love GSP.
    I never got myself into liking B.J. Penn either. It's just something I can't point my finger at... maybe it's his laziness... his cockiness... the dough-like physique... his ginourmous head... or his weird gay moment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcsiuYIgEG4



    "later that night, Matt Hughes finally found out why his name is B.J." :laugh:

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    RAMPAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe

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    I love MMA.

    BJ Penn is the most talented fighter around, but hard work beats talent. A la, the Jersey boy, Frankie Edgar.

    Cro Cop was a beast. He made Bob Sapp cry, lol.


    Lesnar's a freak.


    Right now I really like Jon Jones.

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    Mr Anderson wrote:
    I love MMA.

    BJ Penn is the most talented fighter around, but hard work beats talent. A la, the Jersey boy, Frankie Edgar.

    Cro Cop was a beast. He made Bob Sapp cry, lol.


    Lesnar's a freak.


    Right now I really like Jon Jones.
    I agree with everything you said.
    I didn't know you were into MMA, Mr. Anderson.

    Jon "Bones" Jones is perhaps the most exciting light heavyweight around. With the right coaching, he can become the Anderson Silva of light heavyweights (although Silva can probably beat most light heawyweights anyways). I would like to see Jones fight Rashad Evans, who I think is the best fighter in that weight-class at the moment.

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    My favorites are Rashad Evans and Anderson Silva

    I watch at Applebees everytime.. They put it on for free so I just get drunk and get a couple half off appetizers and a couple more beers!

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    Nice short video of Rashad Evans and GSP training together:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcasG...eature=related

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

    I hope GSP will fight Anthony Johnson soon. That would be one hell of an exciting fight!

    I see a lot of similarities between Anthony Johnson and GSP. They are arguably the most physically gifted welterweights in the UFC. They have both have an incredibly reach at 170 pounds (I think they're somewhere around 78") and they should be pretty equal on their feet, but I fear that GSP will take him down and control him on the ground for most of the fight.

    Anyways, that's my (realistically) favorite match-up at the moment.

    Some more unrealistically match-ups that I would pay to see are Fedor vs. Lesnar and Anderson Silva vs. GSP.

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    Re: Mixed Martial Arts

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    I hope GSP will fight Anthony Johnson soon. That would be one hell of an exciting fight!

    I see a lot of similarities between Anthony Johnson and GSP. They are arguably the most physically gifted welterweights in the UFC. They have both have an incredibly reach at 170 pounds (I think they're somewhere around 78") and they should be pretty equal on their feet, but I fear that GSP will take him down and control him on the ground for most of the fight.

    Anyways, that's my (realistically) favorite match-up at the moment.

    Some more unrealistically match-ups that I would pay to see are Fedor vs. Lesnar and Anderson Silva vs. GSP.
    That would be a good fight.

    GSP has never fought someone as big as Johnson. He is by far the biggest 170 out there. He walks around over 200, I've heard as high as 215 at 6'2". He's a more experienced wrestler than GSP, he was a National Champion(but went to community college, for what it's worth.) But GSP is an incredible wrestler. He had no real experience with it, then started training heavily in wrestling when he became a mixed martial artist and actually was considering the 2012 olympics for freestyle wrestling. So he's pretty incredible himself, if it was clear enough by his takedown efficiency.

    Johnson also has really heavy hands, but GSP has good movement.

    I think GSP far more skilled as a fighter, but Johnson is so big, strong, and athletic that it would be a good matchup.

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