Another injury, but this time the UFC main event improves

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[h=2]Another injury, but this time the UFC main event improves[/h]

UFC 153 on 10/13 in Rio de Janeiro is now headlined by Jose Aldo Jr. vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title, coming off an injury to Erik Koch.
 

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UFC dodges a bullet

Jose Aldo Jr. was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle over the weekend in Brazil. Aldo Jr. was fine and he will not miss his 10/13 fight with Frankie Edgar. But coach Andre Pederneiras told Aldo Jr. to only use taxis and public transpiration for the next six weeks just to be on the safe side
 

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Riding a motorcycle when you're a world class athlete in the prime of your career is insane.

How many of these fucking idiots are going to hurt themselves before they realize it's not worth "teh epic joyrid!!!11!"
 

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Riding a motorcycle when you're a world class athlete in the prime of your career is insane.

How many of these fucking idiots are going to hurt themselves before they realize it's not worth "teh epic joyrid!!!11!"
 

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You think after what happen to Mir, the UFC would forbid their fighters or at the very least, their champions, from riding motorcycles.
 

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USA TODAY: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar headlines UFC 153

With his career winding down, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Stephan Bonnar (14-7 MMA, 8-6 UFC) has been begging for a big fight. Now he's got it.

USA TODAY Sports has confirmed with company officials that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (32-4, 15-0) is moving up to 205 pounds to meet Bonnar in the main event of UFC 153 event, which takes place Oct. 13 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena.

Additionally, Brazilian slugger Glover Teixeira (18-2, 1-0) meets fellow countryman Fabio Maldonado (18-5, 1-2) in the evening's co-main event. And in a bout first reported by Brazilian outlet Tatame, former interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 4-3) faces Dave Herman (21-4, 1-2).

The new additions to the card were necessitated when original headliner, featherweight champ Jose Aldo, and original co-main-event fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Tuesday were forced to withdraw with injuries. Aldo's opponent, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, now will be rescheduled for a later date, while Teixeira, who was expected to face Jackson, now draws Maldonado.

"UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar" now features a six-fight main card that airs on pay-per-view. Preliminary-card bouts are expected to air on FX and stream on Facebook.

"We're back on track," UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Anderson Silva wasn't scheduled to fight at all. I called him today, and he's shooting a commercial in Brazil. Anderson Silva steps up, and Stephan Bonnar wants to fight him. The Teixeira vs. Maldonado fight comes together, and then Nogueira was standing right there with Anderson shooting the commercial with him, and he said he wanted to fight, too.

"This is old-school UFC. A card is in jeopardy, but guys that are world champions and superstars stepped up and jumped in and saved the card. This is why the fans love this sport and why we went on a 12-year run without canceling an event."


That streak recently ended, of course, when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones declined a late-notice fight with two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, and the promotion ultimately elected to scrap the entire event.

Bonnar's place in UFC history is secure as one-half of an epic 2005 fight with Forrest Griffin in the live finale of the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter." That bout is widely considered the starting point for the sport's current popularity growth. Bonnar later tangled with future champions Rashad Evans and Jones, among others, during a disappointing 2-5 stretch. However, he's since put together a three-fight win streak and has openly lobbied for fights with some of the sport's biggest names.

He certainly found that in Silva, who is widely considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. The Brazilian phenom is undefeated since 2006 and has won an incredible 15 straight fights in the UFC. The 185-pound kingpin has fought twice before in the UFC's light heavyweight division, earning first-round knockout wins of former 205-pound champ Griffin and James Irvin.

Maldonado had been expected to fight Jorgen Kruth at this month's UFC on FX 5 event. However, Kruth abruptly retired, and Maldonado was expected to shift to UFC 154, where he would meet Cyrille Diabate. But UFC officials had yet to announce the new fight, and Maldonado openly campaigned for the bout with Teixeira.

Meanwhile, Teixeira made his UFC debut in May with an impressive first-round submission win over Kyle Kingsbury. The result marked Teixeira's 16th straight win. His most recent loss came in March 2005.

Nogueira fights for the first time since suffering a broken arm in a December 2011 loss to Frank Mir. Nogueira was expected to fight Cheick Kongo at this past July's UFC 149, but "Bog Nog" ultimately decided his arm wasn't ready for action. He now meets Herman, who looks to snap a two-fight losing streak after dropping back-to-back outings against Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve.
If Bonnar somehow pulls it off, biggest upset in UFC history? I say so, but it's not happening, Bonnar will be lucky to last longer than Griffin did.
 

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I love Bonnar but he's gonna get killed. Pretty good way to salvage the card though.
 

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I love Bonnar but he's gonna get killed. Pretty good way to salvage the card though.
Aside from the Machida fight back in 2003 (Machida won by tko due to cuts), Bonnar has never been stopped.

If anyone can end that streak, is the Spider.
 
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Remember when they a ppv every month or 40 days and a few free cards.....

This shit didn't happen. You had enough star power to make real main events on the rare occasion someone couldn't go. And a guy who tweaked his elbow still fought because he knew it might be awhile before he got another shot.

Now they are just throwing out shit every other week with a bunch of scrubs and everybody is fucking prima donna backing out of fights because they have a hang nail or a tummy ache because they know they can be on tv again 2 weeks later.
 

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Remember when they a ppv every month or 40 days and a few free cards.....

This shit didn't happen. You had enough star power to make real main events on the rare occasion someone couldn't go. And a guy who tweaked his elbow still fought because he knew it might be awhile before he got another shot.

Now they are just throwing out shit every other week with a bunch of scrubs and everybody is fucking prima donna backing out of fights because they have a hang nail or a tummy ache because they know they can be on tv again 2 weeks later.
First part I agree
The second is not remotely true
These fighters lose a lot of money & they don't come back 2 weeks later. Hendo hid his injury hoping to fight & that is what caused the last minute panicking
Also who are the "scrubs"?
No major fights have scrubs in them
 
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First part I agree
The second is not remotely true
These fighters lose a lot of money & they don't come back 2 weeks later. Hendo hid his injury hoping to fight & that is what caused the last minute panicking
Also who are the "scrubs"?
No major fights have scrubs in them

The last two years is when guys have really been pulling out of big fights for the slightest injury. The last two years is when they have been doing ridiculous amounts of cards.

before 2011, do you remember many headline/co-main fights cancelled? I dont.

No scrubs? If 151 had anything else decent on the card it wouldn't have been cancelled.
 

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The last two years is when guys have really been pulling out of big fights for the slightest injury. The last two years is when they have been doing ridiculous amounts of cards.

before 2011, do you remember many headline/co-main fights cancelled? I dont.

No scrubs? If 151 had anything else decent on the card it wouldn't have been cancelled.


The last two years is also when guys were making enough money to actually train full time and not have to be working a full time job in addition to being a fighter.

The last two years are when REAL training camps that FOCUS on MMA have formed and people are training with high caliber people.

The last two years are when there are more people that I actually want to watch fight instead of just 2 or 3 names.

The last two years have been fucking amazing and you, sir, should change your name to "mills"
 
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Don't fucking compare me to that troll. I love the UFC and mma.

Make no mistake though, in 2012, silva vs bonnar is like hogan vs the brooklyn brawler in the late 80's. Bonnar is a jobber in this fight
 

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Don't fucking compare me to that troll. I love the UFC and mma.

Make no mistake though, in 2012, silva vs bonnar is like hogan vs the brooklyn brawler in the late 80's. Bonnar is a jobber in this fight

I'm looking at it another way.

Silva said he wouldn't fight at LHW again.

He is though, so nothing would make me happier than to have him call out JBJ after the fight.

Does Bonner stand a chance? Of course not, but who cares, I get to see my idol fight again and a card is saved.

Personally I love the added number of shows now.
 
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I'm looking at it another way.

Silva said he wouldn't fight at LHW again.

He is though, so nothing would make me happier than to have him call out JBJ after the fight.

Does Bonner stand a chance? Of course not, but who cares, I get to see my idol fight again and a card is saved.

Personally I love the added number of shows now.


They need to follow the old nwa/wcw model for tv shows, special tv shows and ppv:

Fuel TV should be new guys and up and coming people only like the sunday afternoon show was.

Fox shows should be like Clash of the Champions. Bigger names, maybe a title fight in the lower weight classes, and number one contender matches.

PPV. Big names only. Title Fights.
 

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They need to follow the old nwa/wcw model for tv shows, special tv shows and ppv:

Fuel TV should be new guys and up and coming people only like the sunday afternoon show was.

Fox shows should be like Clash of the Champions. Bigger names, maybe a title fight in the lower weight classes, and number one contender matches.

PPV. Big names only. Title Fights.
This is the correct model UFC should be working towards.

Hopefully, the suits will be smart enough to grasp and embrace it.
 

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You can't say Bonnar doesn't have a chance. Anyone has a chance, especially a dude as tough and with as much heart as Bonnar. He's going to bring it. He was begging for a big fight before retirement and he has it in his grasp. I know I'll be rooting for him.
 
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You can't say Bonnar doesn't have a chance. Anyone has a chance, especially a dude as tough and with as much heart as Bonnar. He's going to bring it. He was begging for a big fight before retirement and he has it in his grasp. I know I'll be rooting for him.

No Chance. Zero, Zilch, Nada. Id love to see it happen, but it's unpossible.

No Chance In Hell.

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They need to follow the old nwa/wcw model for tv shows, special tv shows and ppv:

Fuel TV should be new guys and up and coming people only like the sunday afternoon show was.

Fox shows should be like Clash of the Champions. Bigger names, maybe a title fight in the lower weight classes, and number one contender matches.

PPV. Big names only. Title Fights.
They don't have enough top tier fighters to do that
Esp. with the injuries
In UFC they fight maybe 2x a year (used to be 3 but injuries screwed that up)
WCW the top guys fought (or fake fought) weekly

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