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13-12-2017, 08:12   #16
 
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Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 & Valentina Shevchenko vs.
Priscila Cachoeira in a flyweight contest at Fight Night Belem announced. I've no idea who Cachoeira but she is 8-0.
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Rousey nailed on to be annouced by the wwe, hopefully she never fights again.
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Shame.

With an actual Coach she could be WBW champ again. Her judo and grappling was a joy to watch. No shame in being out boxed; it's the total psychological implosion that resulted from it that was disappointing to see. I would've expected an Olympian to have a bulletproof mind.

She'll certainly make a tasty packet performing in the WWE though.

Travis Browne to become a stay-at-home wife-beater and never fight again, too?
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Shame.

With an actual Coach she could be WBW champ again. Her judo and grappling was a joy to watch. No shame in being out boxed; it's the total psychological implosion that resulted from it that was disappointing to see. I would've expected an Olympian to have a bulletproof mind.

She'll certainly make a tasty packet performing in the WWE though.

Travis Browne to become a stay-at-home wife-beater and never fight again, too?
Not a chance of hed being champ again, the game evolved past her. She has 0 striking and as you said yourself her mind is gone shed crumble to easy imo. She was champ in a different era, but done a hell of a lot for womens mma!
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Any truth that Richie Smullen will be on the next season of TUF?
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Any truth that Richie Smullen will be on the next season of TUF?
Try outs were only last weekend. But yeah Richie went over, JK posted it on twitter.
They wanted undefeated fighters at 145, 155 and 170. They won't use all three divisions for the show though
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I would've expected an Olympian to have a bulletproof mind.
That's what I never understood. She surely lost all the time in her judo career. Even in her celebrated Beijing Olympics. She lost twice and essentially came 4th.
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Any truth that Richie Smullen will be on the next season of TUF?
Try outs were only last weekend. But yeah Richie went over, JK posted it on twitter.
They wanted undefeated fighters at 145, 155 and 170. They won't use all three divisions for the show though
Fair play to him for having a crack off it.

TUF : Undefeated sounds like a cool premise, but so did the TUF Redemtpion 2 and TUF - Crown a World Champion seasons - I don't think I ever managed to get past episode 3 of any of them.
I find it staggering that the show hasn’t been cancelled yet – the latest TUF season set a new record for low ratings in the states. It’s so mind numbingly repetitive.
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I think they should scrap TUF and host two or three fight cards with their TUF contenders like an old school tournament type thing spread out over a month or two?

Have each episode like an extended Embedded with its behind-the-scenes styles. Let each fighter continue to train at their home gym but can only be cornered by the TUF coach and his team. Then it culminates into a Saturday fight card style episode.

Alternatively scrap the tournament aspect of it, and have people fighter per episode, but keep the embedded idea since essentially the in-house/out of gym video is like an early embedded.
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The last 2 seasons have actually been the best on a while quality wise.
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The last 2 seasons have actually been the best on a while quality wise.
The quality of the fights or the quality of the overall show? Because the show to me just seems to follow the exact same formula in the exact same order as every episode ever made. The fights happening in a practically empty hall with no commentary is a bit mundane aswell. No atmosphere.

The Dana White Contender Series is a much more interesting way to blood new talent - look at Sean O'Malley. More people are talking about him than any TUF contestant for the last few years.
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The quality of the fights or the quality of the overall show?
Both.

The Cody vs TJ season was a bit overrun by their beef but the fights were good. This season the coaches don't hate each other nor feel the need to pretend that they do and the fights have again been of a good standard, with not too much catty bullcrap at the house.

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I’ve really enjoyed the vast majority of the last few seasons of TUF.

The Joanna vs Claudia one wasn’t the best in terms of fights or entertainment from the contestants, but all of the others from 20-26 have been worth following IMO.
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I really enjoy TUF, hope they don't get rid of it. My missus always watches it as well which is a bonus. Must try get her to watch some of the oldies.
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I really enjoy TUF, hope they don't get rid of it. My missus always watches it as well which is a bonus. Must try get her to watch some of the oldies.
Yeah everyone in my house watches it too, even those not all that interested in MMA, which adds to it for me. We have a tradition of throwing on the latest episode every Thursday night when it’s on.

Good old family viewing
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