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Old 06-04-2005, 11:35   #181
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Old 06-04-2005, 11:55   #183
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Jesus, just witnessed the best fight ever. Bonner vs Griffin. Unbelievable, go watch it.
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Old 11-04-2005, 18:20   #185
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Jesus, just witnessed the best fight ever. Bonner vs Griffin. Unbelievable, go watch it.


Yep, couldn't agree more.....





Without that fight, it was a disappointing show. Far too much talk for a two hour show (and that's with adverts removed). I don't know why they didn't show clips of the other fights.

Here are the results to the untelevised fights (therefore no need for spoilers): -

Alex Karalexis b Josh Raffery via knockout
Mike Swick b Alex Schoenauer via ref stoppage
Josh Koscheck b Chris Sanford via knockout
Nate Quarry b Lodune Sincaid via ref stoppage
Chris Leben b Jason Thacker
Sam Hoger b Bobby Southworth via unanimous decision

That last one is a bit of a shocker.

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Old 14-04-2005, 20:51   #187
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wow!

what can I say other than that was the greatest MMA fight I think I've ever witnessed.

UFC couldn't have hoped for a better display than that - the first live MMA on cable tv in the States.........hopefully the viewing figures did the fight justice

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Old 14-04-2005, 21:48   #188
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.........hopefully the viewing figures did the fight justice

The tv rating was supposedly a slight disappointment. They were looking for 3 million viewers, but the actual figure was only 2.6 million (1.96 rating). Too much talk and not enough fighting was blamed for this.

Still, the numbers were the best for a Saturday in the history of the Spike TV channel. They are now talking about doing a third season as well as the second.
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I dont think the content of the show can be blamed. The numbers were not as high as people had thought because it was shown on a Saturday, which is the worst ratings night of the week, never mind the fact that the other episodes were on a different day.
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I dont think the content of the show can be blamed. The numbers were not as high as people had thought because it was shown on a Saturday, which is the worst ratings night of the week, never mind the fact that the other episodes were on a different day.

While I wouldn't disagree entirely, you still have to remember that when they make the ratings predictions, they will be taking into consideration what day and time the show is on.

You also have to remember, if you watched the same version that I did, that we were watching with all adverts removed. I think I read somewhere that it took about 40-45 minutes before they actually started building up the first fight. The version that I saw was 2 hours long. I'm not sure how long the US version with adverts was, but I'm guessing it was at least 2 and a half hours (15 minutes shorter than a typical UFC PPV). Total fight time was appoximately 20 minutes. I think a lot of casual fans watching would've been disappointed with how much talk was on the show. Even the hardcore fans would be disappointed by how much recapping they did of the previous 12 weeks.

Thankfully, noone could be disappointed with the Bonner vs Griffin fight, which definitely saved the show.
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Just a quick bump to remind people that UFC52 Couture Vs Lidell 2 is on Bravo tonight at 10:00
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Excellent show
Dont know if I need to use spoilers but doesnt hurt
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It was quite a letdown for me.


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So whats your Sherdog id? Seriously though, I wouldn't be so proud of the sharing the opinion of these guys.

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Igor Vovchanchyn is another who I would put money on over the UFC fighters (ring or cage). Under Pride rules, I think Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Mauricio Shogun Rua and Yuki Kondo would also cause them problems. I'd like to say Yoshida too, but I think his best years are behind him, thanks to injury rather than age. Would the result change under UFC rules? Maybe. But we're unlikely to ever find out, as Pride is where the money is (including Liddell, following his comments after the fight).

No I would take Couture or Liddell against any of those guys at the moment, but you have a right to your opinion, they would be some excellent matchups though and I would expect any of them to "cause problems" to even Wanderlei.
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Ive only just got into UFC after my friend showing me the Final of the Ultimate Fighter. Bonnar v Griffin was awesome! I'd like to see each of those take on their trainers at some point, although it would be stupid for them to do that until they are fully trained up! Definately some potential there though! As for UFC 52 - quite enjoyed it, and as only my second venture into the world of MMA i think i could have done worse!!
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