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  1. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    If you were a pro fighter Pops...what would be your name?
     
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    What famous wrestlers name would i use- i like the old school, where it all started.
    Gorgeous George. He really paved the way.
    I lived in a high rise apt years ago. There was a guy who partied with the Harts. He would have these parties i could hear 4 floors above. Tried hard to get in, probably best i didn't.
     
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    So what? Tremendous Tim...?
     
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    Tiny Tim would create more fan animosity. I'd come out in a purple cape carrying a violin.
    Luscious Luke- you could use your porn name.
     
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    Funbags McGee...have a gold and scarlet full head mask...and Gold briefs...make the women swoon...
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm not entirely sure what you gentlemen think MMA is. :D People use stage names in anything that involves acting, including "pro" wrestling. In regular sporting events like hockey, soccer, MMA cricket, or boxing, people tend to use their given names.

    I'll PM you a video of one of my fights if you are interested, but not posting it here.
     
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    Just fool'n mate...sorry. MMA looks painful...
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    To be honest it's not as bad as boxing, I had headaches for days after hard training sessions. MMA allows you to do more things and can be a tad more bloody, but is less insulting to the brain.
     
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    Yeah, boxing is mostly trying to batter an opponents head until they fall down.

    There are some good MMA nicknames. I like Josh "the dentist" Neer. There is Diego "the nightmare" Sanchez, Randy "the natural" Couture, the Korean Zombie, Mike 'quick' Swick, Jon "bones' Jones, Frank 'twinkle toes' Trigg, Joey 'the mexicutioner' Beltran, Wanderlai "the axe murderer" Silva, Keith "the dean of mean" Jardean, Ryan "darth" Bader, Josh "anal magic" Koscheck...
     
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    "anal Magic"...hmmm...
    Our best boxer Jeff Fenech was from Marackville...he was called the Marackville Mauler...and lived up to his name.
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Poppy I take it you aren't a fan of Koscheck? :)

    MMA nicknames are notorious for being terrible. Many fighters select their own names, which always leads to some form of stupidity. Far too many fighters have nicknames, even minor ones on local circuits with poor records. I can't say there are more than a handful that are worthy.
     
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    The Otto-man Empire...or...Otto-Laryngologist! Thems scary names...
    Whats the difference between cage fighting and MMA?
    I saw in the news yesterday a dude move in to take another opponents legs out, his opponent effected a nice flying knee at the same time and actually dented the dudes head! X-rays showed his whole forehead caved in....OUCH!
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Knees are by far the most devastating striking weapon. This is the fight you are referring to, complete with Pokemon Go celebration. X-rays of this guy's skull are disturbing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6CvPRl2Hw

    There are plenty of awful names using "Otto". Otto-matic, Otto-mobile, Otto Robotto, Domo arigato Mr Otto, etc. I do like when I hear an original take on a nickname.
     
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    Im out of salutes but one goes to you Otto..thats the one...was surprised the bloke was still conscious.
    Is there any difference between MMA and cage fighting?
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The terms are often used interchangeably, but they are different.

    MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is the official term for the sport in most of the world, and a specific legal term in North America with set standard rules and government oversight. It is generally competed inside a cage (8 sides, 6 sides, 5 sides, circular, etc), but also can be held in a ring or even on an open platform with no walls. There are a number of rules variation depending on where the bout is held, but these have become less and less as the sport becomes standardized.

    "Cage Fighting" is a more generic term for fights in a cage, but sometime people use it to describe MMA in a ring. The term is used less and less these days, as it is thought to convey the wrong message.
     
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    If anyone saw the StPierre / Koschek fight, they'd see how rude and low class he was/is.
    There were 3 nicknames listed for Kos on the site i looked at...Chose the one that seems most fitting.

    Elbows do a lot of damage while standing and on the ground. Does the ufc still have the- no verticle elbows?

    Bellator has some great fighters. Last week the MVP/Cyborg fight - cyborg was laid out with a knee to the head. The whole card was way better than ufc 200...Great fight - Cyborg vs Manhoef
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_izb7wEOlw

    Cyborgs wife is one tough cookie. Think she's in the UFC.
     
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    Otto Made of plastic. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Koschek is definitely a heel personality, but he's honest. I'm not a fan, but I appreciate the honesty. I don't expect good manners in a sport where the goal is to do bodily harm to your opponent. GSP is class though and through, and nearly blinded Koschek in their fight with punches.

    Elbows are a good technique, though they often cause cuts more than they knock people out. Either result is pretty brutal.

    Yes, ceiling to floor elbows are illegal, and only those ones. It's kind of ridiculous, as there are more devastating uses of elbows, but someone once say a guy break some blocks of ice and there you go.

    Bellator has consistently good fights. When you have fighters with such awesome offence combined with such porous defence as Mr. Cyborg and Melvin Manhoef, it is always good to watch. When they fight each other it's even better. It makes for an excitingly brutal, and short contest.
     
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    Kos was rude to the crowd/Canadians. Low class guy.

    That Lesnar has been found to have the same (anti- estrogen) stuff that Jones was disqualified for- makes me even more suspicious. ..why was Jones canceled and Lesnar allowed- why take Jones sample on June 16, then Lesnars on June 28- they both would fight on the same date... and why aren't they now being punished along the same lines as Chad Mendes....
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/7/23/12261944/brock-lesnar-tested-positive-for-anti-estrogen-lesnar-jon-jones-won-t
     
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    The UFC is a business, and this is business as usual for the UFC.

    Lesnar is the situation that is quite odd. He was added late to the UFC 200 card, began PED testing just a few weeks before and failed. Usually a fighter must announce their intention to fight four months prior, but he got a pass.
     

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