UFC 115 - Liddell vs Franklin


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TheElite

I don't know about that, I think that Chuck v Rich will be an interesting fight.

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notta

Wake me up when it's over. I have absolutely no interest in this fight whatsoever. Dana flat out said after that trouncing from Shogun that "you will never see Chuck Liddell fight in the UFC again." How long ago was that? I always took Dana to mean the stuff he says. Regarding Rich, Rich is too nice of a guy for this sport. He doesn't have that killer instinct because he cares about people. As much as I like the guy he needs to go back to teaching. If he's going to stay then throw some of this kicks with power!!

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Zoom7000

I don't know about that, I think that Chuck v Rich will be an interesting fight.

Trouble is, it feels like a filler PPV. If Chuck wins, what next for him? I remember a time where people argued he was in the same league as Shogun. Not in a million years now. He doesn't go anywhere from there as the Champion and top contenders are far too strong for him.

As for Rich, as notta mentioned above, he doesn't have the killer instinct and again the top contenders in the divisions he has fought in are far too strong for him.

Chuck vs. Tito would be a good story build up and cash cow, but not as a main event. Co-main event maybe, but main event is a bit too much IMO.

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t_r_nelson

Any time a fight can be over with one punch, it's exciting to watch. Both co-mail events have that kind of power.

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Damo R.

I'm interested to see the Cro Cop fight...its win or leave for him really!

his record I think is 3-3 in UFC

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TheElite

Wake me up when it's over. I have absolutely no interest in this fight whatsoever. Dana flat out said after that trouncing from Shogun that "you will never see Chuck Liddell fight in the UFC again." How long ago was that? I always took Dana to mean the stuff he says. Regarding Rich, Rich is too nice of a guy for this sport. He doesn't have that killer instinct because he cares about people. As much as I like the guy he needs to go back to teaching. If he's going to stay then throw some of this kicks with power!!

Come on. Rich is fine for the sport. He's a talented fighter. Diminished self-esteem since the losses to Silva, but still a good fighter.

As for Chuck, we'll see if he can come back from this. Right now, he may be in a low spot, but there's nothing to say that he can't fight and win against others to rise up to be the champ again.

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mikebiacsi

Anyone know if this is being aired in the UK? If so, what channel?

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Damo R.

Anyone know if this is being aired in the UK? If so, what channel?

I believe its ESPN

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Damo R.

tonight! :D

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rajputwarrior

come on vancouver, lets show the world how a UFC event should be done!

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Damo R.

CroCop is in a ****ing war! the dude is a machine! :|

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rajputwarrior

CroCop is in a ****ing war! the dude is a machine! :|

impressive win by cro cop!!!! that was a great fight

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Damo R.

hells yeah! after the first round I feared the worst! :D

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rajputwarrior

hells yeah! after the first round I feared the worst! :D

so did i, that mouse under his eye was ugly. unreal fight, one of the best i have seen so far this year.

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_I am Reptar

Cro Cop woke up big time after the first round. Pat is just horrible on the ground and I think Pat's cardio isn't too good.

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rajputwarrior

franklin just knocked chucky into retirement...

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_I am Reptar

holy crap, this PPV turned out to be very good!

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macel

That was some wicked ****, what a knockout with a broken arm.

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Andrew Lyle

holy crap, this PPV turned out to be very good!

Totally agree. The last few have been absolute crud.

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rajputwarrior

****, this was actually good, i could have went to this but didn't :(

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Damo R.

what a ppv! :D

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Damo R.

so that's it for Chuck, thanks for the memories!

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Coincidentally, or conveniently ? depending upon how you want to look at it, Mirko ?Cro Cop? Filipovic located the Fountain of Youth just in the nick of time. Immediately following his 3rdRound victory over the starstruck Pat Barry at UFC 115, CC hit the MMA free agent market.

?I wanted to prove to everyone that I?m not too old, and they are wrong,? Filipovic said at the post-fight press conference. ?I?ve got to tell you my preparation for this fight was the hardest preparation in all my life.?

After a disappointing debut with the world?s premier MMA organization in 2007, where Cro Cop posted a lackluster 1-2 mark, CC and the UFC amicably parted ways despite having multiple fights remaining on his contract. For whatever reason, the veteran wasn?t right and needed to hone his skills elsewhere before returning to the Octagon.

In July of 2009, While told Yahoo! Sports that the 2-0 (with a No Contest against Alistair Overeem) record Cro Cop put up since leaving the UFC was good enough to warrant an unprecedented one-fight deal. After posting a dominant 1stRound TKO over Mostapha Al-Turk at UFC 99 (The card was appropriately titled, ?The Comeback?), Cro Cop earned himself the pre-arranged three-fight extension to remain with the UFC.

The 2006 Pride Open Weight Grand Prix champ broke-in his newly inked deal by unleashing a slow and sluggish performance against the up-and-coming Junior dos Santos at UFC 103. The 3rdRound TKO loss apparently lit a fire under Cro Cop because he?s posted two straight finishes since, including his rear-naked submission of Barry on Saturday.

While most were dumping dirt on his illustrious career after his humiliating loss to dos Santos, Cro Cop found a way to recapture his Pride FC mojo and has surprisingly become the hottest name on the open market this side of Jake Shields.

?We?re going to talk to Mirko and see what Mirko wants to do,? UFC president Dana White stated. ?Mirko has said to me and [uFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta] that he wants to finish his career here, so we plan on him finishing his career with the UFC.?

If White and Co. were hoping to get a hometown discount because they were kind enough to allow the controversial striker back into their Octagon, just listen to his money-motivated post-fight speech where he was fishing for a PAIR of Fight Night Bonuses.

?I hope Dana White is not too stingy,? Filipovic jokingly said. ?I want that Submission of the Night bonus, and maybe Fight of the Night, too??

Cro Cop had to settle for only taking home Submission of the Night honors, but the extra $85,000 should be the first of many large payments to come for the rejuvenated, if not resurrected, 35-year-old.

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Bubbabyte

Was a great event.. Sad to see McDonald lose with 7 seconds left, that kid has some heart man..

Pat Barry looked phenomenal in the first round, but he ****ed himself by not finishing, he'll learn from it and come back stronger next time.

Martin Kampman is a beast.. dude has a chin of steel i swear, he's gonna end up on top at some point.

The Danzig loss in the prelims was BS.. soooo BS.

Poor Chuck.. he looked fanastic for most of the 1st round, but he has no chin left on him, that was such a weak shot by franklin, still can't believe he buckled like that. I had chuck winning that round. Sucks to see him go but he just can't take a punch anymore.

I am happy to see CroCop looking great again.. can't wait to see more from him.

Here is a funny pic from the event that i wanted to share..lol

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