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Offline Darryl

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2011, 06:01:35 PM »
Apparently he lost a bet and had to wear that. There were no submissions on the card, so Dana gave that bonus to his opponent for ending the fight so quickly and getting that outfit off TV. He has also said there will likely be a stronger dress code after this.

Shonie Carter used to wear this same type of shorts but never heard complaints then.

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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2011, 07:38:13 PM »
Apparently he lost a bet and had to wear that. There were no submissions on the card, so Dana gave that bonus to his opponent for ending the fight so quickly and getting that outfit off TV. He has also said there will likely be a stronger dress code after this.

Shonie Carter used to wear this same type of shorts but never heard complaints then.

Shonie wore those Alladin underwear didnt he?

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2011, 09:30:56 PM »
Local trainer who made it big Shawn Tompkins found dead at age 37.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2011, 09:41:14 PM »
damn....

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2011, 06:24:29 AM »
RIP Shawn....

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2011, 03:46:41 PM »
It’s Official: UFC and Fox Are Now in Business Together

Posted on August 18, 2011 by Press Release   


Los Angeles – On Thursday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization and No. 1 Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, finds its perfect media match in FOX, the No. 1 television network in the country. FOX Sports Media Group, the umbrella entity representing FOX Networks Group’s wide array of sports platforms, has reached a multi-year, multi-media rights agreement with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand.
 
The landmark agreement, which puts UFC on par with many of the country’s professional sports organizations, delivers four live events in prime time or late night each year to the FOX broadcast network, home to the country’s biggest sports events, including the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500. The first live event airs Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. Additional programming on multiple FOX networks launches January 2012 and includes live fights, pre and post shows, countdown shows, UFC Unleashed, UFC Primetime, the UFC Knockout series, Best of Pride, weigh-in specials, and much more original content from extensive Zuffa archives.  The agreement also provides for developing robust mobile and authenticated online offerings to exploit a vast array of digital platform rights.
 
In spring 2012, The Ultime Fighter, UFC’s signature weekly reality show moves to FX, FOX’s general entertainment cable network now in more than 99 million homes.  With the move to FX, the show will feature a newly-designed format. FX is also set to televise another four-to six-live UFC events annually, with a mixture of additional events and programs heading to FSMG cable networks including FUEL TV.
 
“We’re excited to be part of the FOX family,” says Dana White, UFC President.   “The UFC is finally where it belongs on the number one network in the country and aligned with the most prestigious sports properties in the world.  I’ve always said that the UFC will be the biggest sport in the world and with this relationship it will become a reality.”
 
“My brother Frank, Dana and I always believed that our passion for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts would help us to build the UFC into a successful global brand and ultimately make it one of the premier sports properties in the world,” said Lorenzo Fertitta, Chairman and CEO of the UFC.  “The partnership with FOX is a major step in making this a reality and also builds on the great relationship that we already have established with FOX in Latin America, Australia and Europe.”
 
“Mixed martial arts is not only the fastest growing sport in the world, but also the world’s most exciting form of man-to-man competition, and the UFC is the world’s premier MMA organization,” said FSMG President & Co-COO Eric Shanks.  “Since FOX Sports is America’s No. 1 sports network and FOX is America’s No. 1 network for young adults, the UFC on FOX is a perfect match.”
 
“UFC’s growth over the past decade is nothing short of phenomenal and it has become one of the marquee sports in this country,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks.  “There is a reason for its rising popularity.  It features some of the greatest athletes in the world, and we believe it will be a terrific addition to our schedule and look forward to our relationship.”

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2011, 03:52:12 PM »
In the press conference it was revealed that UFC will maintain production control, but that they are taking in a lot of Fox talent to completely revamp the shows. The old theme with the Gladiator and the "Face the Pain" song will be gone.

UFC is definitely big time and mainstream with this partnership.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2011, 06:25:10 PM »
Finally got a chance to sit down and watch Sunday's Versus UFC show. Best fight had to be Henderson vs Miller. Henderson just beat on Miller the whole fight but to Miller's credit he kept going and throwing submission attempts out of nowhere.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2011, 06:27:49 PM »
Finally got a chance to sit down and watch Sunday's Versus UFC show. Best fight had to be Henderson vs Miller. Henderson just beat on Miller the whole fight but to Miller's credit he kept going and throwing submission attempts out of nowhere.

Have to agree with you on that Darryl. The Lytle fight probably had the best story line, but Henderson-Miller had to be the best fight. It was interesting to see Hardy get stopped especially after GSP tried so hard to do that.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2011, 07:22:58 PM »
Finally got a chance to sit down and watch Sunday's Versus UFC show. Best fight had to be Henderson vs Miller. Henderson just beat on Miller the whole fight but to Miller's credit he kept going and throwing submission attempts out of nowhere.

Have to agree with you on that Darryl. The Lytle fight probably had the best story line, but Henderson-Miller had to be the best fight. It was interesting to see Hardy get stopped especially after GSP tried so hard to do that.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2011, 04:45:58 PM »
Finally got a chance to sit down and watch Sunday's Versus UFC show. Best fight had to be Henderson vs Miller. Henderson just beat on Miller the whole fight but to Miller's credit he kept going and throwing submission attempts out of nowhere.

Have to agree with you on that Darryl. The Lytle fight probably had the best story line, but Henderson-Miller had to be the best fight. It was interesting to see Hardy get stopped especially after GSP tried so hard to do that.
It is becoming evident that Georges BJJ skills are overated. The only subs he's gotten in recent memory was Hughes(3rd fight) and Trigg and that was about 5 years ago or so.
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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2011, 11:04:59 PM »
It's TKO night in Brazil

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2011, 01:14:32 PM »
It's TKO night in Brazil

Not one bloddy submission in the card. I like the KO's as much as the next guy, but sometimes you want to see good technical fighters grab a submission.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2011, 05:25:54 PM »
Was great to see Big Nog return with a big KO. Get's him right back in the heavyweight picture.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2011, 09:56:11 PM »
2 Statements:

1. Griffen is done
2. Silva is unstoppable.

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Re: The MMA Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2011, 09:56:11 PM »