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Report wisewords October 2, 2020 10:11 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFVO1DYWk0

recent interview with Dana White on a number of topics including his recent fued with Conor McGregor and Khabib's future plans
Report TimmyRiggins October 7, 2020 12:17 AM BST
Surprised Conor has even fought in the last few years, given how much money he's making elsewhere.

Obv loves it to be pressing so hard to fight, so often. Bit backwards to have a tantrum at Dana over his, he knows Dana can't have him fight without fans, given how much he's going to want to get paid.
Report wisewords October 7, 2020 12:33 AM BST
When do you think we'll see Conor in a UFC octagon next? and against who?
Report TimmyRiggins October 7, 2020 11:28 PM BST
We're not going to see him until they can sell out the T-Mobile to capacity, I wouldn't have thought.

They can get away with paying everyone else standard money, but regardless of it being right or wrong, he is just playing by different rules to everyone else.

I know Khabib really doesn't want to fight him again, purely because of how he behaves, so I'd think if Khabib wins against Justin, they're going to have to make Conor fight Tony or Dustin.
Report wisewords October 8, 2020 1:18 AM BST
Do you think Nick Diaz will actually make his comeback next year? he released a video recently and he looked in decent shape
Report TimmyRiggins October 8, 2020 9:49 PM BST
More interested in who Fury will fight next, now that Wilder looks like he's dipping, than I am in who/if either Diaz are fighting.

Nick will always look in shape while he's doing Triathlons for fun. Got to be closing in on 40 now?

Imagine they'll give him one or two fights if they can sort it out. I can't see him being able to get the kind of money that he's likely to think he's entitled to, though.
Report wisewords October 8, 2020 10:25 PM BST
Nick turned 37 in August. I want to see him come back and fight!! Yeah I agree that it's the financial side that's the stumbling block to him maybe not coming back. I hope they can sort it out
Report wisewords October 8, 2020 10:26 PM BST
and I have no idea who Fury will end up fighting in December. it's looking like it'll be a tick over job, someone not very dangerous. they're probably frantically looking for a "name".
Report TimmyRiggins October 9, 2020 6:10 PM BST

Oct 8, 2020 -- 11:25PM, wisewords wrote:


Nick turned 37 in August. I want to see him come back and fight!! Yeah I agree that it's the financial side that's the stumbling block to him maybe not coming back. I hope they can sort it out


Nate made them enough money and they have enough of a brand that he doesn't need to fight unless they pay him what he wants.

Think he's annoyed Dana enough over the years, that he's not going to bend over backwards for him.

Report TimmyRiggins October 9, 2020 6:11 PM BST

Oct 8, 2020 -- 11:26PM, wisewords wrote:


and I have no idea who Fury will end up fighting in December. it's looking like it'll be a tick over job, someone not very dangerous. they're probably frantically looking for a "name".


Saw a couple big lumps working at the Wynn when I was staying there in December Laugh

Report wisewords October 9, 2020 10:32 PM BST
maybe they can entice someone like Andy Ruiz
Report TimmyRiggins October 11, 2020 5:05 PM BST
No chance he gets that fight, imo.

Tyson will want the most money, for the easiest opponent. Wouldn't surprise me if he did w/e WWE's end of year show is instead, lol.
Report TimmyRiggins October 11, 2020 5:07 PM BST
Pleasant card last night after the underwhelming Boxing, though.

Some highlight reel finishes, and that kick was ridic!
Report wisewords October 11, 2020 11:33 PM BST
The spinning kick knockout was unreal!
Report wisewords October 11, 2020 11:34 PM BST
Also quite a funky finish in the main event by Cory Sandhagen too
Report wisewords October 11, 2020 11:35 PM BST
prediction for Khabib v Gaethje?
Report TimmyRiggins October 13, 2020 1:48 AM BST
Yeah, Sandhagen finish was good, and good stoppage from Goddard.

Think he's probably the best ref they have on the roster nowadays.

Not a clue, just hoping for chaos, but Khalabeeb by G&P has to be the fave, as boring as that is.
Report wisewords October 13, 2020 11:01 PM BST
"i'm gonna smash him"
Report TimmyRiggins October 15, 2020 3:03 AM BST
Haha! They got him talking then Laugh
Report wisewords October 15, 2020 8:42 PM BST
I hope we get Khabib v Conor again. just for the build up, it will be fireworks
Report sofaking October 24, 2020 10:01 PM BST
Way too easy for Khabib.  Now he's retired though.
Report jedi sophie October 24, 2020 10:05 PM BST
Is Khabib serious?

No threat to him at all. Walking away from absolute fortunes.

Guys a proper nut but what a MMA fighter he is, just different class.

Gaethje looked seriously intimidated to me.
Report sofaking October 24, 2020 10:13 PM BST
Yep, 100% serious. he's retired.
Report sofaking October 24, 2020 10:14 PM BST
Yeah, Justin was scared shitless.  Seemed way too happy to have taken such an easy loss also.
Report wisewords October 24, 2020 10:48 PM BST
Gaethje seemed happy he'd been choked out rather than "smashed"
Report razz October 27, 2020 11:59 PM GMT
gaethje definitely not scared, but he was completely unable to adapt to khabib's forward pressure, his cardio looked surprisingly bad even if he has gassed in the past, but he's usually the one on the front foot. a few more leg kicks could of changed the fight however, khabib looked pretty hit-able even if he ate the punches like candy. he did not like those leg kicks at all though. gaethje's TDD is better than he showed, and I thought he had a pretty bad performance overall, and I think the size difference played a part too. can't fault khabib though, he looked super slick when he got hold of gaethje, and was a good game plan to hold his ground initially then start the forward pressure.
Report razz October 28, 2020 12:00 AM GMT
45 year old anderson fighting this weekend too Cry
Report wisewords October 28, 2020 2:34 AM GMT
the relentless forward pressure was a great game plan. I don't think Khabib wanted a long fight as he'd had injury problems during the build up. when is Anderson Silva going to retire? his time has been and gone now
Report TimmyRiggins October 28, 2020 6:09 PM GMT
Who wouldn't be happy to get choked over smashed up, lol. Like he said, you get a nap/dream and then you wake up. Means he can fight again soon, too.

Khabib doesn't really care about money, at least not in the way other fighters do.

Lol @ scared shitless!

He just didn't want to end up on the deck straight away so had to keep the fight at range. Kicks were always going to be the deciding factor, and he landed plenty.

Which was why Khabib took it to the ground sooner than he planned to, as he was quite happy just walking him around and boxing. Khabib will be walking like me for a few days, I would think Laugh
Report TimmyRiggins October 28, 2020 6:12 PM GMT
Anderson should have retired years ago, but obv just loves the game, as he can't be short of dough.

148 was the first event I ever went to for his 2nd fight with the American Gangster, Uncle Chael 'never lost a round' Sonnen.

Same card that Khabib made his debut on, and his boxing didn't look out of place in a nightclub dancefloor in that one Laugh

Been trying to post for days, POS forum.
Report wisewords October 29, 2020 4:33 AM GMT
When we getting Stipe v Ngannou or Jones v Stipe or Jones v Ngannou? Need something to look forward to in the UFC
Report sofaking November 1, 2020 12:40 AM GMT
Monday November 30? Haven't heard anything about this: https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/en/mixed-martial-arts/ufc-matches/jon-...
Report sofaking November 1, 2020 12:41 AM GMT
Jones v Ngannou
Report wisewords November 3, 2020 1:12 AM GMT
that's just an old market for a hypothetical fight.

I've just read that it will be the Stipe v Ngannou rematch next but we're going to have to wait until March 2021 Plain
Report wisewords December 7, 2020 8:29 PM GMT
you still around Timmy? not much happening lately in the UFC that's got me excited
Report TimmyRiggins December 8, 2020 2:05 PM GMT
Been watching everything, but the site was acting up for a bit and wouldn't let me post.

As you say, nothing got exciting enough to make me try sorting it out.
Report TimmyRiggins December 8, 2020 2:07 PM GMT
Been some good stuff, though.

Saturday was good, and funny how some of the fight night cards turn out to be better than his big PPV jobs.
Report TimmyRiggins December 8, 2020 2:09 PM GMT
Had a decent double on Dustin/Edwards, as I think they're priced up the wrong way around.

Leon went sideways, so just lumped it all on Dustin.
Report wisewords December 12, 2020 12:57 PM GMT
You think McGregor is finished then? Looking forward to that one for sure. Was also looking forward to Leon/Khamzat until covid ruined that one. do you think they'll reschedule it? I read the other day possibly for January 20th. Fingers crossed that happens!
Report TimmyRiggins December 12, 2020 4:17 PM GMT
Not finished, but I think Dustin is much improved. Also, he is fully in on fighting, whereas Conor has his fingers in more pies than Trump.

I think they're looking for early 2021, and the UFC has the 170 rankings about right, so not sure how he's a dog to Khamzat.
Report wisewords December 12, 2020 4:29 PM GMT
The hype for Khamzat is insane really. Insane huge hype
Report TimmyRiggins December 12, 2020 11:55 PM GMT

Dec 12, 2020 -- 5:29PM, wisewords wrote:


The hype for Khamzat is insane really. Insane huge hype


Perfect kind of fighter for Dana. Russian born and will fight as many times as he's asked to, lol.

Get a bit of hype behind him, and move onto the next one when the train derails.

Report wisewords December 13, 2020 1:27 AM GMT
Dana 'Hype Train' White
Report TimmyRiggins December 14, 2020 11:26 PM GMT
And he has another one in Holland, so not sure he'll want to throw them at one another, when he's likely got a few he's likely to going to try getting off the payroll with a hiding from the pair of them.
Report wisewords December 15, 2020 4:39 PM GMT
Dana 'We're trimming the roster' White
Report wisewords December 15, 2020 4:40 PM GMT
What now for Tony Ferguson after another devastating loss?
Report TimmyRiggins December 16, 2020 1:18 AM GMT
Probably 6 months off while his arm heals, can't imagine that's in any better shape than both of my legs, lol... Cry

At least we can stop hearing about what he'd have done to Khabib now.
Report wisewords December 16, 2020 3:08 PM GMT
It's a shame we didn't get it many years ago. He'd have lost but it would have been entertaining
Report TimmyRiggins December 17, 2020 6:05 PM GMT
Yeah, would have been good to watch him get slapped about.

Dana hoping he can get Khabib back for one more in an interview with Caroline Pearce 'His dad wanted him to get to 30-0'.

I hope he does give someone else another mauling, but don't think he will.

I know Dana gets on well with him, but he absolutely despises Conor, and has no interest in fighting him again.

Think the only way would be if Chandler abs starches someone in his first fight, or if Dustin beats the brakes off Conor.
Report wisewords December 17, 2020 9:23 PM GMT
I think he'll be back for 30-0 Timmy!!
Report wisewords December 17, 2020 9:24 PM GMT
What about against GSP?
Report TimmyRiggins December 19, 2020 12:01 AM GMT
If he has sweet-talked his old dear around, then certainly. Has to be the right fight, and we all know GSP is the one he wants.

Could try getting him to fight Oliveira if he beats the winner of Dustin & Conor. However, they've just signed Chandler, and you can't think that's to have him fighting top 10 guys for a couple years.

We know he doesn't want to fight Conor, because he doesn't think he deserves it, and he does actually despise him.
Report sofaking December 20, 2020 3:18 AM GMT
Good fight Wonderboy v Neal and good respect between the fighters. Happy
Report TimmyRiggins December 20, 2020 4:51 AM GMT
Yeah, Wonderboy only ever going to lose against the absolute top tier guys.

Moraes cost me an 18/1 five-fold, the mug.

Would have paid for my upgrade on the way back in July*

*if we're allowed Laugh
Report TimmyRiggins January 16, 2021 3:07 AM GMT
Dustin went on Theo Von's podcast to talk about his fight with Conor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0tfSgySi4

Pretty good listen, and Dustin such an easy bloke to root for.
Report TimmyRiggins January 16, 2021 3:08 AM GMT
Max on at UK friendly time tomorrow.

Should be a good fight, but expect him to have too much for Kattar.
Report wisewords January 16, 2021 10:58 PM GMT
Max BLESSED Holloway! what a clinic!
Report TimmyRiggins January 17, 2021 12:21 AM GMT
Yeah, just a different gear.

I know Dana wants to do Ortega v Alex, but I think that gets Zabit derailed, as I don't think he's ready for Max.

Wonder if he'll try to get Ortega v Zabit, and do the Max v Alex III.
Report wisewords January 17, 2021 12:35 AM GMT
Alex's style is pretty good at shutting down Max. Would be interesting to see if Max can adapt to beat him
Report TimmyRiggins January 17, 2021 2:49 AM GMT
I know that Alex's team said they were surprised how much more effective Max was able to be in their second fight.

Whilst it might just be a case of CKB having Max's number, after that tonight, I'm all for seeing it a 3rd time.
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