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Old Jul. 24th, '14, 11:00 am   #1
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UFC UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier (27 September)

The headliner for this already great card hast just changed due to a training injury to Gustafsson; Daniel Cormier gets his shot a Jones, and we may just see the title change hands that night. I think Cormier is an even bigger threat to Jones than Gus is, and I think Jones is going to have his hands full, if not more than he can handle. Not that Jones needs to prove anything to anyone, but I'll be thoroughly impressed if he defends and finishes Cormier.

Connor McGregor will be on the main card (facing Dustin Poirier), as will Dominic Cruz who is fighting Takeya Mizugaki. I don't know the guy fighting Tim Kennedy, but I've seen Tim fight a bunch times, previously in Strikeforce, and he's the kind of good guy former special forces military that you can't help but root for.

So yeah, I know what I'll be doing on the 27th of September.



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Old Jul. 24th, '14, 11:13 am   #2
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Crazy news, how disappointing. I am excited for Cormier though.



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Old Jul. 24th, '14, 1:14 pm   #3
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Best looking card in a long time! I'm a big Poirier fan but I'm starting to like McGregor. Really excited for the whole card. I agree, I think DC is more than capable of knocking Jones off his throne. If he can get inside on Jones and use his world-class wrestling it should be a really difficult fight for Jones. Hoping Dominic Cruz can make a strong return, it's unfortunate seeing someone in the prime of their career unable to compete for several years due to injury.



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Old Jul. 24th, '14, 1:19 pm   #4
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i agree KT, in fact I'm calling for Cormier to win that fight.



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Old Jul. 24th, '14, 7:08 pm   #5
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Certainly disappointed, but a great job by the UFC to be able to replace Gus with possibly the only other logical contender right now. DC has a great chance of becoming champion. If all goes right for Cormier, it may be a "boring" fight, with Jones just getting smothered for 5 rounds, but that would be just fine by me.
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Old Aug. 4th, '14, 3:50 pm   #6
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Holy shit!!!!!!




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Old Aug. 4th, '14, 6:28 pm   #7
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wow, where did this hatred come from?...lol



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Old Aug. 4th, '14, 6:55 pm   #8
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That's all ego. =P



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Old Aug. 4th, '14, 6:59 pm   #9
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It's all manufactured "hate". UFC is what pro wrestling used to be. There is no easier way to drive up interest and buyrates than making a fight a "grudge match" by trash talking on Twitter. Obviously they took it to the next step today, but it's all storytelling.

Muhammad Ali did it, Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen.....it's a part of prize fighting.

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Old Aug. 4th, '14, 9:52 pm   #10
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What a complete fucking disgrace by both of these fighters.....total insult to the martial arts. I'll now be passing on watching this fight.

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