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  1. Random Boxing Thoughts/News v. 5


    I just watched a bunch of jidaigeki films in a binge frenzy last month. Mifune is fucking amazing in everything I've seen him in, but Nakadai in Harakiri is on whole entirely different level. Once I get time, I'm going to get back into it and watch High and Low.
  3. We could be a lot of more of this until everyone starts coming into town at a sensible weight to begin their initial cut.
  4. UFC on Fox 28: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 Orlando, FL (Amway Center) Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres Ovince St. Preux vs. Ilir Latifi Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin Fox Preliminary Card: Renan Barão vs. Brian Kelleher Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban Fight Pass Preliminary Card: Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio Rani Yahya vs. Russell Doane Eric Shelton vs. Alex Perez Albert Morales vs. Manny Bermudez Event Bonuses ($50,000): Performance of the Night: Performance of the Night: Fight of the Night: Attendance: Gate: Rating: Cancelled Bouts: Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz - Bout Nixed Jake Collier vs. Marcin Prachnio - Injury to Collier Sara McMann vs. Yana Kunitskaya - Kunitskaya Moved to Another Card Yoel Romero vs. David Branch - Romero Moved to Another Card Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakić - Antigulov Withdrew from the Bout Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier - Burns Medically Prohibited From Cutting Additional Weight
  5. I think they signed Glazer because of his NFL connection but if it didn't really translate during his time w/ the UFC, I doubt it works with Bellator. He doesn't really add a level of professionalism that a TV production needs especially when his main job is to add a "MMA bro" element. Jimmy Smith has that vibe about him but I don't think it hinders the broadcast because he is a solid color commentator who can work a MMA show or boxing like he did with PBC on Spike where he was maybe the best on air personality out of a four or five person team (Mauro was probably the lone exception and Tarver was acceptable for being a boxer). That would include Dana whateverherlastnameis they brought in much like Glazer since she has a connection to mainstream sports. If you're struggling to find just one person who knows what they're talking about, you don't need more than two people. You're just killing time moreso than spicing up the broadcast. Speaking of PBC, Sean Grande (the Goldberg type shill guy who replaced Wheelock on Bellator shows only to get replaced by the real Mike Goldberg) worked the PBC on Fox show on Saturday. He was bad (he kept calling Devon Alexander's longtime trainer Kevin Cunningham Kimbo's real name Kevin Ferguson and nobody corrected him IIRC), but he wasn't as annoying as he was on Bellator broadcasts. It's probably because they didn't have him shilling like Bellator did.
  6. I love Derrick Lewis, and I want you to love him too. For the love of God, in the next Creed film, can we Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis to recreate the Rocky III statue dedication scene with Rousey as Adrian and Derrick as the Southside Slugger? I swear I will patronize my local theater so many times to see the film they will have to ban me from coming until the end of it's theatrical run.
  7. 2018 Non-Event General MMA Talk Thread

    Another MMA team bites the dust: Academia XGym (former stomping grounds for Anderson Silva, Jacare, Rafael Feijao, Erick Silva, Alan Patrick, and Warlley Alves) is basically no more and been sold as of last year. With Jacare moving to Orlando, that would mean Alan Patrick and Warlley Alves were basically the last two fighters repping the team. I'm guessing those two probably slide over to Team Nogueira or one of those offshoot teams.
  8. I considered this card a win because I missed the Fight Pass portion and basically the first half of the FS1 prelims due to being at the movie theaters. However, it worked out where I didn't even need to hop on Fight Pass (Morono/Burkman was being shown on FS1 forty seconds into me starting to watch it on the UFC app) to track down the fights I missed. Still have to see Moras/Pudilova and Joby Sanchez vs. Roberto Sanchez, but it sounds like both were entertaining.
  9. There is a reason why no Lightweight champ has been this tall guy who stands straight up. I think Vick is talented but I think his ceiling is to be the upset the apple cart fighter at lightweight. I mean if this was boxing, he would already have a title. However, the thing is he would be used to build up the resume of someone who is definitely going to beat him. I think Top Rank did the perfect exact job with that recently with Terence Crawford. Julius Indongo beat a Russian fighter to win a piece of the junior lightweight crown in Russia and then beat Ricky Burns in the UK for another upset. Top Rank fed him to Terence Crawford just so Crawford could unify all the belts at 140. They're are probably going to do the same thing by feeding Ray Beltran (who beat a game Paulus Moses on Friday night for a vacant belt) to Vasyl Lomachenko so Lomachenko can go win a belt at 135. Indongo and Beltran (you can also include Moses since he was there to put the house fighter Beltran over) fit the mold the same as Vick: very entertaining, tough as hell, awkward, and most importantly vulnerable. Likely never going to be at the elite level. Yeah, Vick can beat a Jake Matthews or a Joe Duffy for an upset. You probably don't want him to fight a prospect you're invested in who might be in shaky in some way because bad nights are easy to come by in MMA. However, if you want someone to get a compelling win in a title eliminator or a #2 contender title eliminator for the person to fight for the belt after the #1 contender, you can do fairly worse than having that person fight James Vick. If he is legitimately that high caliber fighter you expect he is, there is no reason he can't do the same thing to Vick that Dariush did.
  10. Derrick Lewis interviews should have their own seperate TV-MA rating.