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They sell the rights to a subscription only channel. No chance I'm paying another fee on top

And I don't blame anyone at all for that. Like I say, I paid for the library.

 

Plus for the first time last night, the live feed collapsed for a lot of people just before the Breese-Nakamura fight. It was down for a good 10 minutes. It went down during the tale of the tape, and didn't come back till there was about 2 minutes left in the 2nd round. Like I say I've never had that problem before, but a bad sign when it couldn't handle the most traffic it's had, and they're trying to make it even bigger.

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watched the one at the weekend, grim, bored the balls off me prob the worst out of all the ufc events i've watched thus far

 

made a big deal about the wwe lad bring back in in it, you'd expect him to launch in and throw people round like a ragdoll, which would've been entertaining, he didn't it wasn't.

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Its kind of funny that they were desperate for UFC 200 to be an epic celebration event but it failed pretty hard, Conor McGregor upset that plan pretty early and then the Jon Jones thing, that kid has some big problems, he's like the Tyson of UFC, unbelievable talent but seems hell-bent on self destruction, the sudden inclusion of Brock Lesnar seemed like a desperate after-thought.

 

There was certainly a big lack of excitement and entertainment, too much grappling for it to be engaging to the casual fan. I still can't make my mind up about Brock Lesnar, while he's still fannying around with the WWE it feels farcical, he's clearly a fantastic athlete, but pick a game.

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Not sure if its time for a specific UFC thread but did anyone see the Diaz vs McGregor rematch?

 

Thoughts on the decision?

 
I'm far from an expert but before they announced the winner I thought Diaz had edged it on the cards, I guess McGregor did enough in the first half of the second round to secure the win.
 
I was surprised that McGregor once again ran out of steam in the second, he looked like he was trying to conserve his energy better than he did in the first fight but he still looked absolutely fucked by the end of the second. Another thirty seconds and he mightn't have seen the end of the round.
 
I very much doubt we'll see him again at 170.
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3-2 for mcgregor for me but barely, i thought the "running" was to get him a bit more room so he could avoid takedowns and also to get a breather, and so what, the few times diaz complained about it and pointed he then walked into a punch 10seconds later, so it worked.

 

Some of diaz combos looked impressive (in the third i think it was), but they were flurries with nothing behind them or hitting hands/arms imo

not much in it either way, mcgregor didn't go in cocky this time it paid off, can't complain really the lad he was facing is a better wrestler and a fair whack bigger, had a plan stuck to it got a narrow win, can't say we'll see him at 170 again (even if a lot of those shots would've prob put other guys in that division down).

 

145 looked like a ridiculous cut for him as well compared to 170 (which he was under as well)  i'd say 155 will be where he settles

 

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the take down for Diaz at the end edged it for me, it was clearly close, and I won't argue the first two rounds were clearly McGregor's but I felt Diaz took the last three, certainly I think if that third round had been 20 seconds longer he'd have knocked McGregor out.

 

McGregor was always going to get the benefit of a Las Vegas decision, he has the "Mayweather" luxury it seems.

 

Cracking fight though, a great example of UFC for non UFC fans, certainly from the boxing community.

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Be interesting to see how many fighters now try to take him to the 3rd round and finish him once he's fucked. His cardio must be shit to be struggling after 10mins. None of that was in the clinch or on the floor either

 

Diaz is a middle of the road fighter at 170lb and if McGregor fought Lawlor or Woodley he would be murdered. He should either defend the 145lb belt or have a shot at Alvarez at 155lb

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Be interesting to see how many fighters now try to take him to the 3rd round and finish him once he's fucked. His cardio must be shit to be struggling after 10mins. None of that was in the clinch or on the floor either

 

Diaz is a middle of the road fighter at 170lb and if McGregor fought Lawlor or Woodley he would be murdered. He should either defend the 145lb belt or have a shot at Alvarez at 155lb

 

 

Judging by McGregor's comments after the fight, that a 3rd fight with Diaz would need to be at 155lbs, it would seem that he agrees with you.

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I don't think at 155 it'll make much difference tbh, Diaz was fighting at that weight previously, but on upside unlike the weekend he won't be closer to 185 come fight time

 

If Diaz manages to grapple him (in fairness McGregor defended it really well at the weekend) it'll be all over no matter what the weight is.

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I've avoided the result and just watched it there this morning. Dead close but I thought you could argue that McGregor won 1, 2 and 4 but if the decision had gone to Diaz it wouldn't have been a huge surprise at all.

 

McGregor's cardio was the big story though. If his plan was to wear Diaz down, which it looked and sounded from his corner like it was, he needs to do a lot better than looking paggered by the end of the second round. Especially seeing as he'd largely just been dictating and landing relatively easily to that point. Weird. I don't know if it's harder to maintain cardio and the heavier weight or something.

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I've avoided the result and just watched it there this morning. Dead close but I thought you could argue that McGregor won 1, 2 and 4 but if the decision had gone to Diaz it wouldn't have been a huge surprise at all.

 

McGregor's cardio was the big story though. If his plan was to wear Diaz down, which it looked and sounded from his corner like it was, he needs to do a lot better than looking paggered by the end of the second round. Especially seeing as he'd largely just been dictating and landing relatively easily to that point. Weird. I don't know if it's harder to maintain cardio and the heavier weight or something.

 

I think McGregor's immediate reaction, that a 3rd fight would have to be a lighter weight confirms this.

 

I wish I had a better understanding of how UFC fights are scored, when Diaz had McGregor pinned up against the octagon, how does that score? presumably that is Diaz being the aggressor, and if thats an element of scoring in Diaz's favour, then I'd say that further backs up the argument that Diaz was the winner.

 

Either way it was a great fight and clearly close, and if McGregor getting the nod of the judges means we get to see them fight again, then I have zero complaints.

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anyone see CM Punk get the predictable shoeing ? wow I honestly felt sorry for him, it was like Louis Theroux had done a Weird Weekend on UFC. 

 

lol aye he didn't even get 10seconds of looking the part, just got chinned from the outset pretty much

the whole event was pretty piss poor tbh, Overeem's post fight interview :lol: "soooo where did he tap?"

 

Glad i never stay up for these things, always record them and skip through

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agreed, would have done him no harm to get put up against a stiff for his first UFC fight, now both the UFC and CM Punk have been damaged.

 

and yes, there is a massive difference between Overeem and Ubereem !! 

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got it set to record, i've never stayed up for those UFC events, not into it enough to justify it, some matches are utterly boring.

 

it'll be gym then i'll grab coffee and breakfast bring it home and throw the event on.

 

 

Wonder how that works with licensing/entertainment laws  for the venue and all that especially on a saturday night with it "kicking off" at 3am.

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