UFC 239 AfterMMAth (Underdogs And Other Dogs)

How many times, did we wait, impatiently for a hyped up event, like UFC 239 only to have it end with a relative disappointment? All those missed weights, last minute injuries, not to mention judges “contribution” and post fights shenanigans… And 239 had Jon Jones at the top… scary prospect… But all the stars aligned, everyone showed up and I think the word to use, to describe this event as a whole is – Fantastic!
Alright, let’s jump right to my picks. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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UFC 238 AfterMMAth (Two Eyes, One Nose, One Big Mouth)

For the longest time, UFC 238 flew right under my radar. That was until they announced Cowboy Vs. Ferguson. This fight was scheduled to “save a dull card” apparently. So, I went and looked at the scheduled fights and realized that, although “The People’s Main Event” will certainly bring the buzz to Chicago, the card is full of gems as it is. I thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part.
Alright, let’s jump right to my picks. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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UFC 227 AfterMMAth (And New / And Still)

Right up until the Co-Main event of UFC227, many people were super charged for the historical fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. So much so, that they forgot that history can be made at any time. We saw firsts, seconds and… well.
Alright, let’s jump right to my picks. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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UFC 216 AfterMMAth (The History Channel)

A week after the traumatic events in Vegas, UFC actually did something right. They kept the schedule and had the October PPV, saying to loonies all over the world – in the words of the recently late and forever great Tom Petty – “I won’t back down.”
As always, let’s discuss my picks quickly. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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UFC 215 AfterMMAth (Canadian Shenanigans And Leg Kicks)

Oh Edmonton, you done F’d up a good night of MMA. I mean, didn’t we suffer enough? with the MayMac circus, followed by the Jones debacle?
I know, I can’t dump it on the city. But perhaps the commission should answer a few pointed freaking questions. Not the least of which is – What the hell happened to my prediction rate!?
Let’s discuss my picks quickly. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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Fixing MMA – Part Three

I started this series with a fairly clear idea of what needs to be fixed, you can see the first part here and the second one here. I also made a couple of suggestions. Well, these were the “easier” fixes.
Today I want to open up a discussion about the two biggies. I’m not sure myself how to “fix” these, but I do intend to throw a solution or two. Perhaps it can open things up for an interesting discussion. Since these two items are big in and of themselves, and since they are inter-connected, I will start touching them on this post, and likely continue with a follow-up. Many many words…

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Take THAT, UFC200!

Hello everyone, welcome back to another installment of UFC PPV AfterMMAth.

It seems like anyone with the ability to express themselves spoke of one thing and one thing only these past few weeks – UFC200. Continue reading