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Old 18-04-2005, 18:45   #201
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I pretty much agree with all of that.




As for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, casting and filming is starting shortly, and the first episode airs on Monday 22 August.
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Old 18-04-2005, 18:49   #202
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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.

Well, like you said, you have a right to your opinion.
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Its prediction time for the Pride GP- cant wait to see this.

Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan) Wandy
Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Brazil) Tough call, but will go for Dan
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (USA) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Brazil) Rampage
Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine) vs. Yuki Kondo (Japan) Igor
Kevin Randleman (USA) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan) Has Kevin learnt any sub defense? Prob not, but will back him anyway
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Yoon Dong Sik (Korea) Sakuraba- never seen or heard of the other guy
Vitor Belfort (Brazil) vs. Alistair Overeem (Holland) If Vitor loses his career is prob over, so will back him.
Dean Lister (USA) vs. Ricardo Arona (Brazil) Arona


Pick to win overall tournament: Wanderlei Silva - I think Arona is his biggest threat.
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Old 23-04-2005, 17:17   #204
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oooh, the Pride results are up on Sherdog. Don't know whether to go and have a look or wait to watch it in a day or two.
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Old 23-04-2005, 17:19   #205
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oooh, the Pride results are up on Sherdog. Don't know whether to go and have a look or wait to watch it in a day or two.
Wait!! dont Spoil what is probably one of the greatest fight cards ever.
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Old 23-04-2005, 17:25   #206
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You're right. I'm going to wait. Now wondering whether to d/l some of the individual fights that are already available or grab the whole show tomorrow. Think I'll go for the latter.
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You're right. I'm going to wait. Now wondering whether to d/l some of the individual fights that are already available or grab the whole show tomorrow. Think I'll go for the latter.
Yeah, I'm going to do the same.



On another note, I just noticed that "legendary" British MMA fighter Ian "The Machine" Freeman is refereeing on Celebrity Wrestling on ITV right now.
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Old 23-04-2005, 19:23   #208
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Its prediction time for the Pride GP- cant wait to see this.

Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan) Wandy
Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Brazil) Tough call, but will go for Dan
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (USA) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Brazil) Rampage
Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine) vs. Yuki Kondo (Japan) Igor
Kevin Randleman (USA) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan) Has Kevin learnt any sub defense? Prob not, but will back him anyway
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Yoon Dong Sik (Korea) Sakuraba- never seen or heard of the other guy
Vitor Belfort (Brazil) vs. Alistair Overeem (Holland) If Vitor loses his career is prob over, so will back him.
Dean Lister (USA) vs. Ricardo Arona (Brazil) Arona


Pick to win overall tournament: Wanderlei Silva - I think Arona is his biggest threat.
Do you know if that was the actual fight order in the end?

I've only managed to find the individual fights as my previous source of MMA stuff has vanished

I don't want to run the risk of Bas blurting out "re-caps" of fights I haven't seen yet!

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Do you know if that was the actual fight order in the end?

I've only managed to find the individual fights as my previous source of MMA stuff has vanished

I don't want to run the risk of Bas blurting out "re-caps" of fights I haven't seen yet!

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US PPV is only airing tonight, so all thecommentry in any fight you "obtain" will probably be in Japanese,
Answering your question, I dont know if this is the order they are in.

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Yep..... all in Japanese.

I quickly gave into the temptation and have watched a couple already.

I won't post any of the results though............ so as not to tempt!
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Spoilers for Pride Total Elimination 2005

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Spoilers for Pride Total Elimination 2005
More Pride Total Elimination:

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Pride GP show

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From a tactical standpoint, it was a classic.

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You want to try watching the full version of Sakuraba vs Royce Gracie from the 2000 tournament. I thought it was never going to end.
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Bit of news, I know that most of us have seen it all already, but Bravo are starting to air The Ultimate Fighter on Tuesdays, starting next week.
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Speaking of The Ultimate Fighter, this is a list of what each fighter was paid (spoilered due to giving away results): -




Ratings for the the final show were:-

Sanchez vs Florian - 1.9
Bonner vs Griffin - 2.5
Shamrock vs Franklin - 2.1

So the newcomers outdrew the legend (though that can be blamed on the late time slot of the main event).

Average rating for the fights on the show was 2.2, and the average rating for the features was 1.7. With so many features, and only 3 minutes of fighting in the first 75 minutes of the show, it's no wonder that the rating wasn't what they expected. Hopefully they won't mistake the same mistake in the second season, as this has been one of the tv highlights in recent memory.
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Tito Ortiz' Potential Future in Pro Wrestling, Including at Least One Special Appearance on a TNA Wrestling Show

by Ivan Trembow

Tito Ortiz has signed on to make a special appearance on the next TNA pay-per-view, which will take place on Sunday, May 15th and will be called "Hard Justice." TNA stands for "Total Nonstop Action" and is a pro wrestling promotion that puts on shows three times per month in Orlando, Florida. TNA's official web site made by the announcement by saying, "Former UFC Champion Tito Ortiz has signed to be a major part of TNA Wrestling 'Hard Justice' May 15th on Pay-Per-View."

The announcement from TNA leaves it up to the reader's imagination as to whether Ortiz will actually be doing a pro wrestling match for the company or will simply be making a non-wrestling appearance. In fact, Ortiz' role will be limited to being the "special guest referee" in the scheduled main event of Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles.

The Pro Wrestling Insider web site previously reported that TNA wanted to sign a special guest referee for the Jarrett vs. Styles match and was in negotiations with not only Tito Ortiz, but also Roy Jones Jr., George Foreman, and Mr. T. Jones' and Foreman's asking prices were deemed to be too high by TNA management, and Ortiz was deemed to be a bigger name in 2005 who would create more interest among fans than Mr. T would at this point.

Ortiz, who recently confirmed on his official web site that his days as a UFC fighter are over, could potentially make more special appearances for TNA in the future, but at this point he has only signed on for a one-time appearance. TNA's top main event wrestlers get paid on a per-appearance basis at a rate of anywhere from $1,000 per appearance to the most extreme cases of $5,000 per appearance for names like Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, who are huge names among pro wrestling fans.

It is very likely that Ortiz is being paid somewhere between $1,000 and $5,000 for his special guest referee appearance on the May 15th TNA PPV. TNA cannot afford to pay more than that because their PPV buy-rates are in the range of 20,000 to an all-time high of 35,000, while the promotion's TV ratings are in the range of 0.1 to an all-time high of 0.3. TNA is currently behind on pay with many of its wrestlers, but it is extremely likely that as a free agent name that they want to impress, they would make sure to pay Ortiz in full.

When Ortiz held out of his UFC contract in 2003, he was in negotiations with WWE management to potentially become a pro wrestler in WWE. Those negotiations never advanced to a point where a deal seemed likely at any time, simply because WWE is very firm in not wanting to bring in anyone who isn't going to be willing to be on the road working for them anywhere from 200 to 300 days per year, and Ortiz is not willing to work that kind of schedule.

On the other hand, TNA has made a habit out of signing free agents to short-term contracts and inserting them in main event story lines, which they did with Ken Shamrock in mid-2004. If Ortiz were interested in doing actual pro wrestling matches instead of just making "special appearances" for TNA, it's very likely that TNA would be interested. However, the downside for Ortiz is that TNA only runs three shows per month (two TV tapings and one PPV taping), and he would only be making $1,000 to $5,000 per appearance.



I would wish him the best of luck, but I remember all the crap he said to Ken Shamrock about wrestling.
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