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UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#1 Postby robert » Thu May 21, 2009 3:32 pm

Any thoughts for UFC 98 coming up this weekend?

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#2 Postby xjohanx » Thu May 21, 2009 6:21 pm

All I know is that I'm siked. It's like 4 -7 am local time here but I'm probably gonna watch it with some friends.
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#3 Postby Trev » Thu May 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Lyoto Machida.

Sorry, don't care about the matts.

Sean Sherk-Frankie Edgar is interesting too. Edgar's an underdog for sure, but he's got a huge heart. I've been holding out, but I think I have to play this one, and Evans-Machida, on UFC 2009 Undisputed tonight... :boxer:

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#4 Postby pazios2002 » Fri May 22, 2009 6:16 am

no longer care about the matts.....but I will say I am always up for hughs losing. :lol:

tough tough fight for rashad. I hope he wins, but machida is a machina. Just waiting for the count down to 100
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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#5 Postby ronnie kray » Wed May 27, 2009 6:55 pm

wow, Machida really brought his A game to this fight. and just like that, we have a new light heavyweight champ!
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if you missed it, i found one place that still has the fight posted, below:
Rashad Evans vs Lyoto Machida

as for the Matts, i did not like the decision at all. i felt that Hughes just got by on points and never really tried to finish the fight the way that Serra was. but at least that's over.
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#6 Postby 4X4 » Wed May 27, 2009 9:11 pm

Why didn't Evans get inside and take Machida to the ground? Evans is short and seemed to have a reach disadvantage.

How many different new UFC light heavyweight champions have there been over the past 2 years?

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#7 Postby ronnie kray » Wed May 27, 2009 11:38 pm

4X4 wrote:
How many different new UFC light heavyweight champions have there been over the past 2 years?

about this time 2 yrs ago, Chuck Liddell lost the belt to Rampage Jackson. then Jackson lost it to Forrest Griffin. Forrest lost it to Rashad Evans, and now of course Evans has just lost the belt to Lyoto Machida. so that would be 5 champions in the past 2 yrs.
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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#8 Postby 4X4 » Thu May 28, 2009 8:53 am

ronnie kray wrote:
4X4 wrote:
How many different new UFC light heavyweight champions have there been over the past 2 years?

about this time 2 yrs ago, Chuck Liddell lost the belt to Rampage Jackson. then Jackson lost it to Forrest Griffin. Forrest lost it to Rashad Evans, and now of course Evans has just lost the belt to Lyoto Machida. so that would be 5 champions in the past 2 yrs.
I knew the answer, I was being sarcastic in response to your previous post "we have a new light heavyweight champ!" because it seems like there have been so many over the past 2 years. :lol:

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#9 Postby Trev » Fri May 29, 2009 11:09 am

Machida rocked, but my favourite fight of the night was Frankie Edgar - Sean Sherk. That was impressive. Edgar had the perfect strategy and stuck to it. Sherk forgot he was a wrestler and lost the fight hunting for that one-punch KO.

It was pretty awesome watching Machida tear apart Evans too.

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#10 Postby Trev » Fri May 29, 2009 11:12 am

4X4 wrote:Why didn't Evans get inside and take Machida to the ground? Evans is short and seemed to have a reach disadvantage.

How many different new UFC light heavyweight champions have there been over the past 2 years?


Machida's hard to get a hold of and he's got solid BJJ. Greg Jackson probably told him not to go to the ground with Machida. They were hoping to catch Machida with his chin out. Oops.

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#11 Postby 4X4 » Fri May 29, 2009 11:58 am

Trev wrote:
4X4 wrote:Why didn't Evans get inside and take Machida to the ground? Evans is short and seemed to have a reach disadvantage.

How many different new UFC light heavyweight champions have there been over the past 2 years?


Machida's hard to get a hold of and he's got solid BJJ. Greg Jackson probably told him not to go to the ground with Machida. They were hoping to catch Machida with his chin out. Oops.
UFC's website bio of Machida's says he has a black belt in BJJ. It doesn't sound like Evans had much of a chance of winning.

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#12 Postby RawVgn » Fri May 29, 2009 5:29 pm

Don't know why Sherk insists on being a boxer-he's a seriously strong wrestler. Sounds like his fight against Penn-tried to box and got his butt handed to him. Of course, bein on the matt with BJ probably ain't loads of fun either.

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#13 Postby Vegan Joe » Fri May 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Rashad was chicken, trying to prance around.
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Great fight and ending.

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Re: UFC 98 - Thoughts?

#14 Postby 4X4 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:47 pm

Vegan Joe wrote:Rashad was chicken, trying to prance around.
Sugar was made into rocked candy.
Great fight and ending.
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