4 Straight UFC PPV's and the belt changes hands in the first round

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  1. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    Absolutely madness. Just thought I'd point out.

    UFC 198 Miocic KO's Werdum in first round.
    UFC 199 Bisping KO's Rockhold in first round.
    UFC 200 Nunes submits Tate in first round.
    UFC 201 Woodley KO's Lawler in first round.

    Bonus: Alvarez finishes dos Anjos in first round at UFN 90.

    God, I love this sport.
     
  2. Z28LS1L98

    Z28LS1L98 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    And more changes are coming
     
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  3. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    And every single one of them was an underdog. I don't know what to think of it. Is it good or bad? Is MMA improving or regressing. I'm just gonna sit back and watch the bodies hit the floor
     
  4. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Challengers are virtually always the underdog.
     
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    CrimsonFan Gold Belt

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    Definitely an exciting time period

    Lawler was the only champ I really liked. I didn't watch the card last night, because.. Well it looked like shit on paper

    I was so bummed when I read the result. Glad I didn't watch it
     
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  6. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    MMA is just so unpredictable.

    A sport I could never bet on.
     
  7. blazerkor

    blazerkor Purple Belt

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    I think it's a pretty spectacular time to be a fan of MMA. A lot of parity and to me that's far more exciting than knowing who is going to win. A lot of fun match ups on the horizon because of this upheaval.
     
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  8. Sampsonsimpson

    Sampsonsimpson Brown Belt

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    I have a feeling Stipe is the next champ to go out in the 1st round.
     
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  9. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Makes you really appreciate champs like Andy, GSP, Bones and Aldo. Inb4 haters saying NSADA, weak comp, etc.
     
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  10. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

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    Yeah its just who can connect with a sloppy over hand right first will win... thats what it seems like lately. belts changing hands every fight, and I expect more of the same...
     
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    $uicideboy$ ROPE GANG Banned

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    its sad, mediocre fighters winning belts undermines the sport imo
     
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  12. themainman

    themainman You lit a match now watch it burn

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    I actually prefer dominant champs. I like thinking "this guy is the guy" as opposed to "well a lot of people felt he lost his last fight, let's see what happens in this one"

    I like sustained excellence over parody
     
  13. Pliny Pete

    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Its definitely been interesting but I could do without all the 1st rd Ko's
    Much rather spend my money to see a 3rd or 4th rd KO after a hard fought battle, quick KO's make me feel like I didnt get my moneys worth
    Hopefully Ari Emanuel will start booking things a little better, lets get some slow burn storylines up in this piece
     
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  14. Mob69

    Mob69 Black Belt

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    Of 10 UFC champions I believe only 4 are actually 'the best' in their division.

    2016 has been bananas.

    It's a crazy phase. Enjoy it while it lasts. It won't endure.
     
  15. Mob69

    Mob69 Black Belt

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    It's really hard to manage storylines in MMA. When you try, you nearly always fail. Injuries, replacements and unseen left hooks mean that the best laid plans...
     
  16. alexxx

    alexxx In the Mix

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  17. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    I suppose because you're a wrestling fan, you like the angles and the plots to thicken.

    I love a first round KO/sub from an underdog, it shows me how wild this sport really is.

    Every now and then you get an Anderson, Bones, GSP or DJ but those 4oz gloves, I love it.
     
  18. AP_RESURRECTION

    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    this isnt good i dont think - the ufc wants to build invincibility aura through marketing, and seeing champs constantly lose has to make some people realize that the sport is much closer than the ufc marketing machine would want you to believe - including fighters in other orgs gasp
     
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  19. scardera

    scardera Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    and keyboards warriors on sherdog were calling GSP a fake champion and LnP master...lol!!!!
     
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  20. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    The margins of error are just as
    small as they ever been, but the
    talent is more concentrated.
    Especially in certain divisions, like
    the one's you listed.
     

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