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Anyone see UFC 86?

That fight between Forrest and Rampage was definitely one of the top 20 fights in UFC, talk about a fight that could have gone either way a bunch of times. Good fight card overall, although the Cote fight was pretty mediocre, I thought he would have done better.

Been a tradition for awhile to get together with a bunch of friends and watch the pay per view matches on one of their huge plasma screens that I wish I owned. Lots of fun since most are big fans and follow it closely, I myself have been watching it relentlessly since about UFC 40 so I always look forward to anything UFC related. I should mention that strangely enough both my girlfriend and one of her friends have become like Nascar fans for it in the last couple of years, which leads me to believe that women like watching sweaty men roll around as much as men like the exact opposite, well kind of the opposite, but I digress.

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It's weird...I am a brown-belt in shotokan karate, and have both huge respect and great interest in martial arts. Thus, it seems that UFC would be a natural extension of that interest. However, I just can't seem to get into it, and I have never been able to figure out why...perhaps something about the violence of it.

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UFC, while I do love it, is EXTREMLY hard for me to watch. My brother fights, and so everytime he fights I just want him to finish the fight, no matter winning or losing. I just want him to finish.

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when we first got satellite telly here in the UK last year, we were happy to find UFC as we'd only seen it during trips to canuck.

funny tho, how the novelty seemed to wear off pretty quickly. perhaps coz neither i nor my missus actually participate in such combat disciplines, we both have an inadequate appreciation of what is going on.

and so the initial smash em bash em of early fights, appeared to evolve into a lot of homo erotic cuddles, with big sweaty men wrihing around in their own blood and spit..... my missus still quite likes it.... but i tend to fall asleep! (not that i would admit as much to those monsters!)

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Alaric, does your brother fight in the UFC or another organization?

I guess with any sport it helps to know the players, follow their careers etc, get to know their fighting styles. The Gracie family who had quite a lot of success in UFC using BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) brought a lot of fights to the ground because it was so effective. Then the athletes themselves starting becoming faster, stronger and developed their BJJ skills, it kind of stopped the fights from going there all the time. It still happens, especially if a grappler is fighting a striker, the striker will obviously want to keep it on their feet and the other will want to take it to the ground. A lot of people also developed good take down skills so its hard to get them to the ground, and when you do their back up in no time. George St. Pierre is a good example of this.

I just like it because its extremely technical, gone are the days when two overweight bikers would go in and just throw hay-makers. I would now bet that UFC fighters are some of the best trained athletes in the world.
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I would now bet that UFC fighters are some of the best trained athletes in the world.

with this i could not possibly disagree. believe me, my opinion was based purely on a perspective of spectacle; and so you'll have to forgive my preference for watching a pair of hay-making bikers!

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