Do you like nostalgia fights?

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  1. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    UFC recently signed Rampage and Cro Cop. Mirko will be fighting Gonzaga. Rampage is fighting Maldonado but I would think he will probably end fighting some old Pride guys at some point. We have seen the UFC put on fights like Hendo and Shogun. Do you like the past their prime big name guys from years ago fighting eachother? To me it seems a little pointless. I don't need to see these guys pound eachothers brains in when we all know they won't sniff a championship ever again. I say let the younger guys test themselves against the legends and if the succeed they build a name for themself and if not maybe the old guy can make another run.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I like relevant fights a lot more, but I don't mind nostalgia fights. Most of the time they end up being between two guys who should be retired though, and the fight just ends up being a sad mess.

    Edit: Cool, silver belt.
     
  3. aross

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    I agree. Tito vs. Bonnar recently as an example. Although sometimes they are awesome like Shogun vs. Henderson 2. Nice Belt bruh.
     
  4. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Id rather watch two faded legends beat each other up then watch the old guy get eaten alive by younger competitors. It's like watching your dad get beat up by an 20 year old.
     
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    I do, I think the way they did it with Couture was perfect. The big nog fight was awesome and the Coleman fight was entertaining.

    I don't want to see a legend get beat up by some up and comer, that's not fun. I'd rather see them either be evenly matched or do what they did with Hunt and at least give him big name fights.
     
  6. Matthew Fedler

    Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    Definitely enjoy them, especially with the alternative being older fighters losing to younger guys.

    I'm hoping to see Cro Cop vs Nogueira II, Arlovski and maybe Reem II and Hunt III if he gets some wins or they start losing.

    Want to and could see:
    Rampage vs Shogun II
    Shogun vs Lil Nog II
    Barnett vs Big Nog III
    Lesnar vs Mir III

    Rampage still has the potential to challenge some of the younger guys as well, and if he picks up some wins I'd like to see him vs Rumble or Gus potentially. He isn't so old and worn out that it would feel wrong to see him in there with those guys if he could go on a little streak.

    Missed out on:
    Wand vs Hendo III
    Chuck vs Forrest
    Wand vs Chuck II
    Hughes vs Hallman III
     
  7. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    I do not. It's like going to a concert of most rock or funk bands from the 70s or 80s. You're old now. Just be old. Doesn't mean you have to die, but stop trying to rock out.

    Same with fighters.
     
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    prikoke Brown Belt

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    I'd like to see Ali vs Foreman II.














    End his suffering.
     
  9. Zanmato

    Zanmato Black Belt

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    they're not as good as they used to be


    ha
     
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    This is how I feel. I'd rather see Shogun vs Rampage 2 than watch either of them get pummeled by young up and comers.
     
  12. sutherland

    sutherland Purple Belt

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    I fucking love them, and it's not so inbarissing when they loose
     
  13. Jermei

    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Fk yeah. Non-contending stars of mma have a place to fight other equals or former tuf cast members looking to fight a legend.
     
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    I like them
     
  15. Dethrone1989

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    I like them.

    Chad Mendes vs Cody McKenzie II would be quite nostalgic
     
  16. MajJamil

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    Off topic but girl in your av?
     
  17. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Very much so
     

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