UFC 224 AfterMMAth (Granite Chins and jobs at risk)

Man, I love these sleeper cards. You settle in for the evening, thinking “Well, even though it’s not hyped up to outrageous proportions, it’s still a decent card.” Then the stars align, or some magic happens and you go on a fun ride, with great fights, finishes and stories to remember.
Alright, let’s jump right to my picks. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.

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UFC 217 AfterMMAth (King Georges The Second)

Last time around, we called this “The history channel” and well, it was.
But when it comes to pure MMA, Drama, Significance to titles, and overall performance, I think UFC217 made a very strong case for being THE one. Dana was right, we can’t forget past events, and some were indeed epic, so we will let the dust settle and leave that call for another day. This morning, I’m still buzzing (as I expect many of you are) over a card that justifies every superlative.
As always, let’s discuss my picks quickly. 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 209 AfterMMAth (Shut up and fight)

Oh boy. It’s been quite some time since UFC ran 2 consecutive PPVs that – how shall we put it – did not go over too well with pretty much anyone. UFC 208 and UFC 209 will not be featured in any MMA awards, but they did teach us a few things.
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Fanboy Slim: Carlos Condit (30-10-0)

fan·boy
ˈfanboi/
noun
  1. informalderogatory
a male fan, especially one who is obsessive about movies, comic books, or science fiction.
I will add to that definition – obsessive about a fighter.

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Fixing MMA – Part Four

The name of this post should tell you that there are three more parts. Links to all can be found at the end of this post.

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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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