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Post by BluenoseGreig on Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:15 pm

Anyone catch some of the 2 Bellator events last weekend?

Rory looks shot as a fighter, he was soundly beaten by Douglas Lima and never really offered any real offense during the whole fight...….but he thought he won! Not a great fight too.

Paul Daley did what he does and won by KO. Patrick Mix looks like a real prospect, that's the second time I've seen him fight, and both times he looked great. Nick Newell got his ass handed to him by a guy who was signed to lose to him, sadly.

Frank Mir beat Roy Nelson into retirement. Phil Davis won a boring fight by KO! Ed Ruth won a robbery, Jason Jackson clearly won their fight, but Douglas Crosbie managed to see it otherwise. Bec Rawlings lost a proper fight......she should go back to fighting girls pulled from a local gym in BKB!
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Post by Hired_Merc on Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:12 pm

Mousasi took Rory's fighting spirit. You could tell in that fight he had zero answers for Mousasi and since then he's been super reserved and not into the fight if that makes sense.
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Post by jax on Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:29 pm

Rory doesnt have killer instinct anymore, could be a variety of reasons, like Merc said Mousassi beat him badly, he had a close fight with an aging Fitch which I thought Rory would blow him away, he was fortunate to beat Lima the first fight also....He did find God which may have taken his will to fight away. He's only 30 but does have some hard miles on him....Interesting to see what he does from here, he appears to be damaged goods at this point.
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Post by Kickass32 on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:47 am

Wait, Frank Mir won a fight??????
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Post by Kickass32 on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:49 am

I like Nick Newell and I certainly respect the dude for doing what he does with his handicap, however, I'm not sure he should be in the cage
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Post by BluenoseGreig on Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:03 am

Kickass32 wrote:I like Nick Newell and I certainly respect the dude for doing what he does with his handicap, however, I'm not sure he should be in the cage

Tend to agree now. He clearly has some talent, but he should not be facing any top level fighters. Not that he really is, but even those he is fighting now are beating him easily.
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Post by jax on Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:31 pm

Kickass32 wrote:Wait, Frank Mir won a fight??????

Yea, against an older and slower Roy Nelson. Very slow and plodding fight mir used some inside leg licks which was the biggest weapon in the fight, Roy obviously had the right hand ready to throw but didnt land too much as Mir was moving away quite a bit. Even Coker after the fight suggested Roy should retire which is surprising considering some of the guys he has tried to milk dry.
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Post by Kickass32 on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am

BluenoseGreig wrote:
Kickass32 wrote:I like Nick Newell and I certainly respect the dude for doing what he does with his handicap, however, I'm not sure he should be in the cage

Tend to agree now. He clearly has some talent, but he should not be facing any top level fighters. Not that he really is, but even those he is fighting now are beating him easily.
It's just that the sporthas progressed so far in terms of fighters training techniques etc......even mid level fighters should be able to do enough against Newell to hurt him
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Post by Kickass32 on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am

jax wrote:
Kickass32 wrote:Wait, Frank Mir won a fight??????

Yea, against an older and slower Roy Nelson. Very slow and plodding fight mir used some inside leg licks which was the biggest weapon in the fight, Roy obviously had the right hand ready to throw but didnt land too much as Mir was moving away quite a bit. Even Coker after the fight suggested Roy should retire which is surprising considering some of the guys he has tried to milk dry.

So does Mir continue or was that a last hurrah?
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Post by BluenoseGreig on Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:54 am

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Kickass32 wrote:Wait, Frank Mir won a fight??????

Yea, against an older and slower Roy Nelson. Very slow and plodding fight mir used some inside leg licks which was the biggest weapon in the fight, Roy obviously had the right hand ready to throw but didnt land too much as Mir was moving away quite a bit. Even Coker after the fight suggested Roy should retire which is surprising considering some of the guys he has tried to milk dry.

So does Mir continue or was that a last hurrah?

Listened to Mir's podcast today, he is 100% continuing to fight.
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Post by Kickass32 on Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 am

That's going to end very badly for Mir
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Post by BluenoseGreig on Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:46 am

Kickass32 wrote:That's going to end very badly for Mir

More than likely. He's hoping to get a rematch with Fedor though, that's not a terrible idea.
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Post by Kickass32 on Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:10 am

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Kickass32 wrote:That's going to end very badly for Mir

More than likely. He's hoping to get a rematch with Fedor though, that's not a terrible idea.
Yeah if I remember correctly, didn't he have Fedor hurt just before going to sleep?
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Post by jax on Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:59 am

As long as he fights in the Bellator senior circuit he'll be ok.
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Post by Kickass32 on Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:00 am

seeing today that Rory has signed with the PFL??? Not sure if this is true or not
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Post by Kickass32 on Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:16 am

Kickass32 wrote:seeing today that Rory has signed with the PFL???  Not sure if this is true or not

I guess it is true

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/12/18/21027664/rory-macdonald-exits-bellator-signs-with-pfl
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Post by jax on Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:11 pm

He's just slowly making his way down the hill I guess....i dont even know who is in the PFL for him to fight.
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Post by Kickass32 on Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:44 am

jax wrote:He's just slowly making his way down the hill I guess....i dont even know who is in the PFL for him to fight.
Fromwhat they said on the Luke Thomas show yesterday, there is apparently some decent fighters in next seasons WW tournament. It's decent money for Rory should he win the tournament....he'd bring in about 1.5 million for the year
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Post by jax on Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:59 am

Might be good for him, his last fight he wasnt fighting to win but wanted a sparring session avoiding a real fight, he's still young enough to turn it around.
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Post by Kickass32 on Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:00 pm

jax wrote:Might be good for him, his last fight he wasnt fighting to win but wanted a sparring session avoiding a real fight, he's still young enough to turn it around.
Thing is his head isn't in it, he has that Uriah Hall thing happening where he doesn't want to hurt his opponent......even the mid tier, PFL guys can exploit that....hopefully he still has it mentally
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Post by jax on Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:48 pm

Yea, he found God so who knows what that will do to a fella....generally not good in the fight business.
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Post by Kickass32 on Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:39 pm

if he doesn't win this tournament he should seriously consider hanging up the gloves
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Post by jax on Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:43 pm

Yea, i'm sure he will , must have been a blow to the ego when Bellator let him go.
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Post by Kickass32 on Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:02 am

Apparently Bellator didn't let him go, they said they were surprised when he signed with PFL as well
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Post by jax on Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:39 pm

Oh, didnt realize thats how it went down, good for PFL trying to get a big name into the tourny which could create some interest.
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Post by Kickass32 on Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:37 am

jax wrote:Oh, didnt realize thats how it went down, good for PFL trying to get a big name into the tourny which could create some interest.
Yeah Scott Coker even said he was very surprised Rory decided to leave. IF and it's a pretty big, Rory wins the tournament he's probably further ahead financially...maybe even professionally
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Post by BluenoseGreig on Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:31 am

I heard Rory on Helwani just after he signed with PFL, he said that Bellator wanted him to sign a new deal before his last fight but he wanted to wait......and Bellator never came back with another offer. He also said he's making more money in PFL than he has his whole career, so not surprising he's chosen to go there, whether there is good competition for him or not.

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Post by jax on Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:30 pm

Sounds like a good move for him then, more money easier comp....cant go wrong really.
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Post by BluenoseGreig on Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:12 am

jax wrote:Sounds like a good move for him then, more money easier comp....cant go wrong really.
Exactly, a route more fighters should be taking too. Not just for the older guys(Rory is old in fight years!!) but doing this and building your brand by potentially winning a season or becoming a champion, all whilst earning better cash, gives them good scope to get a 'real' deal from the UFC when the time arises again.

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