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(UFC)   Saturday Night MMA: UFC Fight Night 178, Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs Niko Price. Prelims at 5 PM ET, main card at 8 PM ET, both on ESPN+   (ufc.com) divider line
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2020-09-19 10:29:00 AM  
This one looks pretty good for a COVID era Fight Night.  Several of the fights look pretty entertaining on paper.

As much as I dislike Covington, I had to go with him, since Woodley hasn't looked very good for a while and Covington put up quite a fight against Usman.  In the co-main, I picked Cowboy, but was wavering.  A few years ago, I would have been confident that Cerrone would blast right through someone on Price's level, but age and mileage are adding up on him.

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2020-09-19 10:58:32 AM  

psychicdeath99: This one looks pretty good for a COVID era Fight Night.  Several of the fights look pretty entertaining on paper.

As much as I dislike Covington, I had to go with him, since Woodley hasn't looked very good for a while and Covington put up quite a fight against Usman.  In the co-main, I picked Cowboy, but was wavering.  A few years ago, I would have been confident that Cerrone would blast right through someone on Price's level, but age and mileage are adding up on him.

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Woodley's slide has been real bad. Dunno that he's ever really going to make a comeback. I don't have any use for Covington.

As for Cerrone, age catches us all.
 
2020-09-19 11:46:31 AM  
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2020-09-19 3:55:59 PM  

dr_blasto: Woodley's slide has been real bad. Dunno that he's ever really going to make a comeback. I don't have any use for Covington.

As for Cerrone, age catches us all.


Well yeah, but it's probably not because Worley has some sort of inherent character defect like laziness.

I mean, Tyron's 38 now. He's been pro fighting since 2009 and he won the belt when he was 34ish. Usman and Burns are both 33-34ish and both have been fighting since 2011ish. Both of them are just entering their mid-thirties, and are at the phase of their life and career where Woodley - and most fighters, actually, not just Tyron - peaked. I give both of them a good chance of another 3-4 years dominating the division before they begin to slide.

MMA is a weird sport, because it's a sport where champions overwhelmingly tend to be in the first half of their thirties when they win the belt. I think it's because the modern MMA game is simply too complex to learn quickly - takes a good 10 years of training or more to get the sort of lifestyle discipline and ring experience you need to be a champ these days. A 22 year old simply won't have the mental fortitude, technical skill, and experience.

But man, those 5 years between 33 and 38 really wears on fighters. I think Tyron could self-arrest his slide, but only so far as to retire on a few good notes.

Cerrone... hurts my heart so bad. I know he's just doing it because he loves it but man... I hope he hangs up his spurs soon. I thought Cowboy might still have something left to offer Connor.
 
2020-09-19 4:26:12 PM  

Elegy: dr_blasto: Woodley's slide has been real bad. Dunno that he's ever really going to make a comeback. I don't have any use for Covington.

As for Cerrone, age catches us all.

Well yeah, but it's probably not because Worley has some sort of inherent character defect like laziness.

I mean, Tyron's 38 now. He's been pro fighting since 2009 and he won the belt when he was 34ish. Usman and Burns are both 33-34ish and both have been fighting since 2011ish. Both of them are just entering their mid-thirties, and are at the phase of their life and career where Woodley - and most fighters, actually, not just Tyron - peaked. I give both of them a good chance of another 3-4 years dominating the division before they begin to slide.

MMA is a weird sport, because it's a sport where champions overwhelmingly tend to be in the first half of their thirties when they win the belt. I think it's because the modern MMA game is simply too complex to learn quickly - takes a good 10 years of training or more to get the sort of lifestyle discipline and ring experience you need to be a champ these days. A 22 year old simply won't have the mental fortitude, technical skill, and experience.

But man, those 5 years between 33 and 38 really wears on fighters. I think Tyron could self-arrest his slide, but only so far as to retire on a few good notes.

Cerrone... hurts my heart so bad. I know he's just doing it because he loves it but man... I hope he hangs up his spurs soon. I thought Cowboy might still have something left to offer Connor.


I keep forgetting Woodley is that old!

For a lot of these fighters, they just seem to lose the focus in-ring that got them to the top. Whether it's the years or miles, the results sometimes look like a light switch got flipped.
 
2020-09-19 4:42:40 PM  
On ESPN:  The Eduardo Garagorri v. Mirsad Bektic fight has been canceled.
 
2020-09-19 4:51:20 PM  
Hail FFFFU!
So we actually got some names on the Main but as you've all commented already, hopefully it won't go down in history as The Washed Bowl. Other than that, we've got the regularly scheduled "Who the FFFFU is THAT?!" Prelims that have actually been pretty damn entertaining recently!
Hope everyone's feelin' good, feelin' strong.
 
2020-09-19 5:03:16 PM  
Prelims are live.  14 fights tonight, so hopefully they'll have good pacing without a lot of filler.
 
2020-09-19 5:03:49 PM  

BadJazz: On ESPN:  The Eduardo Garagorri v. Mirsad Bektic fight has been canceled.


Crap.  Make that 13 fights.
 
2020-09-19 5:05:36 PM  
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
 
2020-09-19 5:08:34 PM  
Oh, and of course the big MMA news is that Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC and will be an alternate for the Khabib/Gaethje fight in case someone drops out.
 
2020-09-19 5:10:04 PM  

psychicdeath99: Oh, and of course the big MMA news is that Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC and will be an alternate for the Khabib/Gaethje fight in case someone drops out.

"One of these names is not like the others..."

 
2020-09-19 5:10:37 PM  
10-9 Nam
 
2020-09-19 5:11:42 PM  
Bam!
 
2020-09-19 5:11:50 PM  
DOINK!  And Nam KO's Rivera.
 
2020-09-19 5:12:04 PM  
That right hand is fire
 
2020-09-19 5:12:24 PM  
BOINK
 
2020-09-19 5:12:33 PM  

Snaps: Bam!


I appear to be quite behind on this stream - POW! Right in the kissah!
 
2020-09-19 5:13:01 PM  
Like a bomb going off.  Damn.
 
2020-09-19 5:13:30 PM  
right above the ear
 
2020-09-19 5:14:06 PM  

psychicdeath99: right above the ear


Yeah, that became more apparent on replays
 
2020-09-19 5:15:47 PM  

Farkin' Uke: Snaps: Bam!

I appear to be quite behind on this stream - POW! Right in the kissah!


I'm on the ESPN+ app so should be as close to live as possible
 
2020-09-19 5:17:42 PM  
Also watching 24hours of LeMans if anyone is following along
 
2020-09-19 5:18:27 PM  
Lots of bad ink.
 
2020-09-19 5:21:34 PM  

Snaps: Also watching 24hours of LeMans if anyone is following along


Not a car guy but I do miss not having the Isle of Man TT.
 
2020-09-19 5:24:05 PM  

2wolves: Lots of bad ink.


Yeah, Ewell's mess is an early leader for Ugly Tattoo of the Night
 
2020-09-19 5:24:25 PM  
oof that left hurt
 
2020-09-19 5:25:05 PM  

psychicdeath99: 2wolves: Lots of bad ink.

Yeah, Ewell's mess is an early leader for Ugly Tattoo of the Night


Regardless, "A gallon of bad ink" Ewell whoopin his ass!
 
2020-09-19 5:27:45 PM  
10-9 Ewell

will he be able to keep that pace in the second?
 
2020-09-19 5:32:07 PM  
Ewell's mouth is open.  Not a good sign.
 
2020-09-19 5:32:20 PM  
Ewell has slowed down, but still leading this round so far
 
2020-09-19 5:33:57 PM  
Closer round, but 10-9 Ewell    20-18
 
2020-09-19 5:34:27 PM  
Rivera seems way to excited for what my mental score card shows...
 
2020-09-19 5:34:47 PM  

psychicdeath99: Ewell has slowed down, but still leading this round so far


Was he looking for the KO in round 1 and got gassed? I don't have ESPN+ anymore so I'm not watching. I only had it for the magazine subscription and they axed that last year.
 
2020-09-19 5:39:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: psychicdeath99: Ewell has slowed down, but still leading this round so far

Was he looking for the KO in round 1 and got gassed? I don't have ESPN+ anymore so I'm not watching. I only had it for the magazine subscription and they axed that last year.


I shall describe what I'm witnessing to the best of my ability:  Ewell is far more tired than Rivera but is landing FAR more shots than Rivera. Rivera bafflingly seems pleased to go down 30-27...
 
2020-09-19 5:40:35 PM  

Farkin' Uke: cameroncrazy1984: psychicdeath99: Ewell has slowed down, but still leading this round so far

Was he looking for the KO in round 1 and got gassed? I don't have ESPN+ anymore so I'm not watching. I only had it for the magazine subscription and they axed that last year.

I shall describe what I'm witnessing to the best of my ability:  Ewell is far more tired than Rivera but is landing FAR more shots than Rivera. Rivera bafflingly seems pleased to go down 30-27...


The late takedown and G+P may swing it 29-28 to "Gallon of Back Ink"
 
2020-09-19 5:40:39 PM  
Good round.  10-9 Ewell, but I could see giving it to Rivera for that late flurry.    30-27
 
2020-09-19 5:41:34 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: psychicdeath99: Ewell has slowed down, but still leading this round so far

Was he looking for the KO in round 1 and got gassed? I don't have ESPN+ anymore so I'm not watching. I only had it for the magazine subscription and they axed that last year.


I don't know about going for a KO especially, but he came out with a crazy pace in the first round
 
2020-09-19 5:41:56 PM  
Farking judges...
 
2020-09-19 5:42:20 PM  

BadJazz: Farking judges...


Was one of them named Rivera?
 
2020-09-19 5:42:50 PM  
No idea how one judge gave two rounds to Rivera

Cecil in da house?
 
2020-09-19 5:44:55 PM  
fark you about the face and eyes, UFC!!!  I'm stealing these fights, I'll admit it - and even STILL, if you continue to play Colby Covington promos on my television, I have a good mind to demand you pay ME!!!
 
2020-09-19 5:45:02 PM  
Covington is so damn unlikable.  I get that it's a conscious persona he invented, but it feels like it's mostly an exaggeration of his real personality.
 
2020-09-19 5:46:55 PM  

Farkin' Uke: fark you about the face and eyes, UFC!!!  I'm stealing these fights, I'll admit it - and even STILL, if you continue to play Colby Covington promos on my television, I have a good mind to demand you pay ME!!!


Might I inquire as to the site of the river?
 
2020-09-19 5:48:59 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Farkin' Uke: fark you about the face and eyes, UFC!!!  I'm stealing these fights, I'll admit it - and even STILL, if you continue to play Colby Covington promos on my television, I have a good mind to demand you pay ME!!!

Might I inquire as to the site of the river?


Send me an email.  Address in profile.
 
2020-09-19 5:49:22 PM  
Well hell there goes my Oregon pick...
 
2020-09-19 5:49:38 PM  
Boink!
 
2020-09-19 5:49:40 PM  
Wooohooo!  I'm in first place on Tapology.

/Ok, It's a 539 person tie, but still in first
//I doubt it lasts too many more minutes
 
2020-09-19 5:50:27 PM  
KABOOM!
 
2020-09-19 5:51:43 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Farkin' Uke: fark you about the face and eyes, UFC!!!  I'm stealing these fights, I'll admit it - and even STILL, if you continue to play Colby Covington promos on my television, I have a good mind to demand you pay ME!!!

Might I inquire as to the site of the river?


I would love to help you out, friend, but I'm watching via Kodi (Xanax Build, Rising Tide plug-in), edibles kickin in and I have no idea how to find a URL from within the app....

If you want me to explain how to do THAT it may take a while, but I'm willing (for any of the FFFFU)
 
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