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UFC 70: Nations Collide

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t fucking wait to see this. What are your thoughts on the free ppv?

I know that Cro Cop is gonna win tonight. I feel sorry for Coture if he does…

My prediction: Couture trained his ass off, and will surprise everyone yet again.

His match with Silvia may have been too easy and could go to his head, so hopefully he’s been training with the right guys since that fight.

I would get off the internet now, if you don’t want spoilers, the free PPV is tape delayed. The event is starting as I type in England and the results will be everywhere by 5pm.

Donut’s sure picks:

Cro Cop TKO 2. Don’t buy into their hype, Gonzaga isn’t all that.

Werdum Sub Rd 2. Arlovski needs to stay up, the ground is Werdum’s domain. Pe De Pano took AA down, I don’t think Werdum will have too much trouble getting him down and getting a tap.

Bisping KO Rd 1. I’ve never seen a fighter live off of one win like Elvis has from arm barring Horn.

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
My prediction: Couture trained his ass off, and will surprise everyone yet again.

His match with Silvia may have been too easy and could go to his head, so hopefully he’s been training with the right guys since that fight.[/quote]

Oops, I thought they were going to fight already. My bad. I guess that prediction would be for UFC 71.

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:

His match with Silvia may have been too easy and could go to his head…[/quote]

The only thing going to his head is Mirko’s left shin :slight_smile:

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
SWR-1240 wrote:

His match with Silvia may have been too easy and could go to his head…

The only thing going to his head is Mirko’s left shin :slight_smile:
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lol, I just hope he doesn’t keep bobbing and weaving like he did against Silvia.

cro cop wins by ko in the 1st.
Arlovski wins by tko in 1st or 2nd.
bisping wins by tko in end of the 1st.
Sinosec is a bad fighter. ufc is putting him against bisping only because the fight is in britain and the want bisping to get an easy win. ufc is trying to hype up elvis by glorifying his lucky-as-hell submission of jermey horn

anyone no when this is gonna be over at? like 11 or 12?

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I feel like crying now. Poor Crocop looked terrible and will probably retire soon, at this rate. 2007 has been so cruel for my favorite MMA heroes. I’m so afraid that Liddell is going to lose against Jackson. Just look at upsets that have happened this year.

Takanori Gomi (the no decision was BS)
Tim Sylvia
Georges St. Pierre (even Spike didn’t help)
Ricardo Arona
Wanderlei Silva
Diego Sanchez
Heath Herring

Only Fedor so far has retained his untouchable fighter mystique. All of my other favorites have simply been losing it. :frowning:

Did you see crocops ankle? didn’t look good. Herb looked like he was about to be sick evrywhere as well.

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Wow, they called it ‘the year of the upset’ and they weren’t kidding… I literally missed the big KO, I turned to a friend to say something and when I looked back Cro Cop was lying there in a heap.

I know that a lot of people are gonna be disappointed in this result, but personally I think Couture vs Gonzaga is an intriguing matchup - especially with what Gonzaga has been showing in his last few fights. Can’t wait to see that one.

Well fuck me!!

Right when the Bisping fight is starting, the damn dish goes out because a fucking thunderstorm is passing overhead.

I hate living in BFE.

Spoilers…

There is no God. Fuck 2007,I hate this damn year.

I hope CroCop’s knee is not too badly damaged. That was a wicked fucking kick = CroCop was out before he hit the ground - and his knee was bent up underneath him.

Wicked.

Randy better be ready.

Wow, if Crocop was supposed to be the 2nd best fighter in the world and this just happend, do you think they will bring fedor over to beat this guy?

I am glad I didn’t reaad the spoilers. Cro Cop was incredibly unimpressive.

I should know better than to listen to the internet experts.

I’ve gotta stop calling main events. I keep picking the exact opposite of what happens in reality.

That kick to the head was BRUTAL. I don’t know if Mirko’s own highlight real contains a knockout kick that vicious, where the head is hit so hard it just kind of whips the whole body down . . . WOW.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
I am glad I didn’t reaad the spoilers. Cro Cop was incredibly unimpressive.

I should know better than to listen to the internet experts.[/quote]
I wouldn’t go that far.

Most people knew that CroCop’s ground game was not very good and that’s where the majority of the first round took place. The one kick he did land made Gonzaga’s stomach look like he could have possibly had a third limb.

Disappointing none the less, but I don’t think many people would have survived that kick.

Seems to be a bit of a learning curve for the Pride folks. His training partner looked like a scared kid for the entire fight against Arlovski. He never did a damn thing the whole fight.

CroCop did not look prepared for the ground and pound - especially the elbows.

I hope these losses will wake up the Pride Fighters to the fact that the UFC is much much tougher than it was a few years ago.