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MMA XII: Congratulations to Spectrum, Dana White

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edited February 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
MMA XII: LET'S GET IT ON

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Mixed Martial Arts?
Klash wrote:
[It's] a bunch of shaved apes strutting around. Either they're normal people who decided they like punching people more than working at a desk, or they're dumb people that realized they can just punch people.
Or for a more accurate summary..
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.
MMA has had a huge increase in popularity over the last few years partly because of the UFC and it’s reality show The Ultimate Fighter (Sometimes abbreviated TUF). However MMA does not equal UFC. While all UFC fights are MMA, not all MMA Fights are in the UFC. The UFC is the big dog, but there are other organizations out there, like Strikeforce, Bellator Fighting Championship and Dream.



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Fight results are not spoilered. If you don't want to know how a fight ended until you've had a chance to see it, don't read this thread. We'll refrain from spoilering in the thread title until at least the second day after the fight has occurred.

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PAFC is a friendly competition we run amongst ourselves. Individuals choose who they think is going to win each fight at each event, and how each fight will end. We put our picks up against eachother to see who's better at MMA predictions. The format is a tournament bracket- specifics depend on how many people are interested in participating. Starting matchups are made based on previous rankings, and we keep track of stats.

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PAFCR Champions
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Our reigning (PAFCR2 and PAFCR3) champion is Spectrum. Think you've got what it takes to unseat the champ?



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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Penny Arcade Fight Club Round 3 (PAFCR3)
    A MayGodHaveMercy production in conjunction with Adytum Entertainment and Penny-Arcade

    Final Standings!
    Spoiler:

    Contenders
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    Rules

    1) Only stated events are counted toward the bout results (Please read the bout listing below carefully! If you have ANY questions about how to make your picks, please ask in the thread)
    2) Only MMAplayground results are counted. Please register an account and then post in the thread or message Zzulu with your mmaplayground information in order to be added to the PAFC team. (Don't forget to make your picks!)
    3) In the case of a tie on points, fantasy wager amounts on mmaplayground.com will be taken into account


    Structure

    There is one double elimination bracket, with a winners and losers sub bracket. The Bracket is available here.
    The Winners Bracket is the main bracket, consisting of 6 rounds. Losers are dropped into..
    The Losers Bracket is the secondary bracket, consisting of 9 rounds. The winner of the losers bracket will face the winner of the winners bracket to determine the PAFCR3 champion.
    Losers in the losers bracket are eliminated from the competition


    Bouts

    PAFCR3 will be composed of 10 bouts.
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    Bout 1 Results
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    Bout 2 Results
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    Bout 3 Results
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    Bout 4 Results
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    Bout 5 Results
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    Bout 6 Results
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    Bout 7 Results
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    Bout 8 Results
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    Bout 9 Results
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    Bout 10 Results
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    Brackets

    The PAFCR3 Bracket




    PAFCR2 Mega Post

    PAFCR2 Final Standings!
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  • Metal JaredMetal Jared PA's Most Gifted, Most Beautiful Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Winner's bracket, don't forget to make your picks for the next WEC. It's coming up soon

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    My favorite fight from last night was the bald dude versus the ginger dude. Dear Lord that was entertaining. And the ginger dude just WOULD. NOT. STOP. Nothing could take him out!

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Ragamuffin Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Scott Jorgensen will win that title.

    Possibly by accidental decapitation due to standing guillotine.


    Side note: His vitiligo is worse everytime I see him fight. He's gonna be completely white in a few years at this rate.

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  • fmz65fmz65 Registered User
    edited December 2010
    I don't even see WEC available on my picks list...

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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    fmz65 wrote: »
    I don't even see WEC available on my picks list...

    It's under the secondary league

    http://www.mmaplayground.com/league2/upcoming.aspx

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Ragamuffin Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    You need to go to Secondary League to make your WEC picks.

    Obligatory follow-up to my Jorgensen post:

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    (Yes, that is a guillotine. Yes he is being lifted into the air. )

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    oh shit me and Peter Ebel tied?

    hot damn that's the second event i've had that's been close

    last time i won by a point

  • Metal JaredMetal Jared PA's Most Gifted, Most Beautiful Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Well Rogan guessed correctly during the fight, Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone in the first round last night

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I still want to see whatever prelim fight caused all the blood on the floor.

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  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I still want to see whatever prelim fight caused all the blood on the floor.

    Anyone know which fight it was?

  • Raoulduke20Raoulduke20 Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Cabezone wrote: »
    I still want to see whatever prelim fight caused all the blood on the floor.

    Anyone know which fight it was?

    Wasn't there a forehead cut in the prelims? It wasn't horrible but I remember someone bleeding like a stuck pig from top guard. The Doerkson fight maybe? It wasn't as bad as the blood splotchs made it seem, more of a cut that smeared everywhere during wrestling exchanges. I could be wrong though.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Cabezone wrote: »
    I still want to see whatever prelim fight caused all the blood on the floor.

    Anyone know which fight it was?

    I saw them, but I'm not sure. I was surprised when I saw the amount of blood that was actually on the mat. It might have been Derkson vs Dan Miller. TJ Grant had a bloody nose. I wouldn't recomend watching either of those fights though.

    Pat Audinwood vs. John Makdessi was quite entertaining however. Makdessi is some sort of kicking machine, there were side kicks, axe kicks, some weird TKD looking kick involving a heel vs side of head. Good stuff.

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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Since SweeneyTom and PeteRebel tied on points and money I had to break it down to cumulative points from this tournament, for which the results are

    SweeneyTom = 38 + 34 + 51 + 35 = 158
    PeteRebel = 37 + 41 + 48 + 35 = 161

    Don't leave it to the judges, gentlemen.

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  • mysticjuicermysticjuicer Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Well Rogan guessed correctly during the fight, Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone in the first round last night

    Man, if I liked the guy, I would hear news like this and watch every one of his fights from here on out. That's an incredible amount of determination, to fight five rounds in that kind of pain. If he takes this loss and stops playing heel, I would follow him like I follow GSP. My favourite moments in fights have always been when both fighters take a moment to acknowledge a good hit or pause to high five eachother.

    Come on Kos, less WWE, more MMA.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    adytum wrote: »
    Since SweeneyTom and PeteRebel tied on points and money I had to break it down to cumulative points from this tournament, for which the results are

    SweeneyTom = 38 + 34 + 51 + 35 = 158
    PeteRevel = 37 + 41 + 48 + 35 = 161

    Don't leave it to the judges, gentlemen.

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    the bottom part is my reaction to the closeness of those results

  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This is what happens when you get punched in the eye 100 times.

    Warning: close up picture of Koscheck's eye post fight.

  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'm pretty happy that Kos got busted up but what I really want to know is how awesome was the Alves/Howard fight? Awesome or so awesome?

  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Did you really miss the fights, or is that a rhetorical question?

    I wouldn't say it was a great fight, but more a showcase of Thiago Alves' striking skills. I think people (including myself), forgot how good of a striker Thiago Alves really is, with his problems with making weight and gas issues.

    But yeah, it was pretty much the definition of "muay thai clinic".

  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    No it was serious, I didn't watch the event. If there was one fight I was sorry I missed it was that one because I knew what would happen in GSP/Kos but I didn't know about that one, plus I fucking love watching Thiago Alves fight.

  • Raoulduke20Raoulduke20 Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Peen wrote: »
    No it was serious, I didn't watch the event. If there was one fight I was sorry I missed it was that one because I knew what would happen in GSP/Kos but I didn't know about that one, plus I fucking love watching Thiago Alves fight.

    You would have enjoyed it then, it was a return to form for him. Maybe if he can keep making weight he can get a streak going. Not that great of a fight otherwise, but not boring either.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2010
    I enjoyed that card last night. Plenty of interesting fights, even if there wasn't many finishers. Koscheck was embarrassed.

  • fmz65fmz65 Registered User
    edited December 2010
    I was saddened to see "do Bronx" lost.

    I became a huge fan after I got to see him fight in a Fight Night I went to.

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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Penny Arcade Fight Club Round 3 (PAFCR3)
    A MayGodHaveMercy production in conjunction with Adytum Entertainment and Penny-Arcade

    Bout 4 Results
    Spoiler:

    Bout 5 Matchups
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    Bracket

    The PAFCR3 Bracket



    Partial Standings!
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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    TumTum, I love you.

    But I gotsta beat you on WEC picks.

    Gotsta.

    Just wanted to say sorry in advance.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Well Rogan guessed correctly during the fight, Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone in the first round last night

    Koscheck has grapefruit sized balls. Both for talking smack to an entire city and for fighting five rounds with a broken face.

    I mean seriously...here's two other broken orbitals. These guys were done immediately after it happened.

    CroCop vs. Sapp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCXeP9mCUm4

    Jones vs. Vera

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxk0vrD9h0c&feature=related

    Koscheck is just a less inventive Chael Sonnen. I'll be happy to support him from now on. :D

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Who needs all those other workouts when you can burn fat with GSP?

    http://www.gsprushfit.com/

    Tae Bo? More like Tae Bitch.

    P90X? More like P90suX.

    Eat some maple syrup and get ready to get Canadian!

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Eat some maple syrup and get ready to beat up Trolls.

    Spoiler:

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    Real strong, facetious.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Facetious do love himself some puns and homonyms.

    Fuck off and die.
  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Emphasis on















    love himself.

    (It occurred to me about halfway through spamming return that this thread might not know me well enough to get the 'real' joke. Hmm. It still works on face value, I suppose.)

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    But yes that is an accurate statement.

    My brain processes are least 30% puns. And I made that number lowish as opposed to something outlandish like 90% because it might not actually be an exaggeration.

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    Real strong, facetious.

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  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, is the overall concensus that GSP will pretty much use the same gameplan he used against Kos when he eventually goes up against Jake Shields?

    He might even sprinkle in a few takedowns after boxing up Jake's face, since it seems Jake's strength in his groundgame isn't off of his back.

  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Shields is less dangerous on the feet than Koscheck, so I imagine it'll be pretty much the same only GSP will feel safe to be more aggresive.

  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    815165 wrote: »
    Shields is less dangerous on the feet than Koscheck, so I imagine it'll be pretty much the same only GSP will feel safe to be more aggresive.

    Haha, thats kind of an understatement.

    Check out this video of Jake Shields working on his muay thai in Thailand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK66TO4WXiI

    You know how fighters generally look like they know what they're doing when they're hitting pads, but in a real fight, you see their true technique? Jake Shields looks super awkward even in training.

  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    That's not fair, robots can't do muay thai.

  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh well, you have to at least give him credit for trying to improve himself as a fighter.

  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    facetious wrote: »
    Emphasis on















    love himself.

    (It occurred to me about halfway through spamming return that this thread might not know me well enough to get the 'real' joke. Hmm. It still works on face value, I suppose.)

    I don't get the "real" joke.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh man, Jake Shields is going to go up against GSP? I am super excited for that, I enjoyed watching Shields fight last time. He was just straight up stronger than his opponent.
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  • adytumadytum Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    facetious wrote: »
    Emphasis on















    love himself.

    (It occurred to me about halfway through spamming return that this thread might not know me well enough to get the 'real' joke. Hmm. It still works on face value, I suppose.)

    I don't get the "real" joke.

    Masturbation. That may not be the joke facetious was going for, but that's the joke to me.
    Oh man, Jake Shields is going to go up against GSP? I am super excited for that, I enjoyed watching Shields fight last time. He was just straight up stronger than his opponent.

    His last fight against Martin Kampmann? The judges cocked that decision up, Kampmann should have had a unanimous decision.

    Will, as I said last thread, don't be scared, homie.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    adytum wrote: »
    His last fight against Martin Kampmann? The judges cocked that decision up, Kampmann should have had a unanimous decision.

    Yeah, I agree that Kampmann should have won, but it was still a really entertaining fight and I thought Shields didn't embarrass himself. I don't know, something about him just stuck in my memory, I like him quite a lot.

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