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Have you ever predicted an upset in MMA?

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  1. GuanoApes Blue Belt

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    I have once.

    Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz in 2007.

    I don’t know how many of you people were on this forum from 2005-2007, but about 90% of the people here kissed Pride’s ass.

    Most people here were like “OMG, Pride Rules!! UFC sucks!!!” And a lot of people were predicting Gomi over Diaz.

    I had seen Nick compete against Sean Sherk in 2006, and Nick held his own. The fight was pretty much a draw. Diaz stuffed a lot of Sherk’s takedowns.

    Sean Sherk then went on to annihilate Kenny Florian in October 2006 to win the UFC LW championship.

    I had also seen Diaz eat bombs from Robbie Lawler and Joe Riggs, and not get wobbled and keep going. So I thought since he took shots from those two, hung with Sherk, he’d do jussst fine against Gomi. Hell, I picked Diaz over Gomi on MMAplayground.com

    Wasn’t surprised the day after the fight when I saw on Sherdog that Diaz gogoplata’d Gomi.

    Well, that’s the biggest upset I’ve predicted. How about you?
     
  2. Sapphorous Blue Belt

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    I predicted all of em
     
  3. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    I predicted Floyd Mayweather would beat Conor McGregor. My heart was in my throat for the first 9 rounds but luckily the tide turned in the 10th.
     
  4. Calipwnia Black Belt

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    I thought Holly would beat Ronda. Never been so right and felt so good.
     
  5. Sansnom Banned Banned

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    <puh-lease75>
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Ok ok technically it isn't MMA. I'm sorry.

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  7. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    I picked Tyron and Jim Miller to win yesterday, they both closed as the underdog.

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  8. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I picked Tyron last night, and gaethje vs Vick. Those were easy sportsbook cash
     
  9. pick999 Gold Belt

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    hendricks beating gsp
     
  10. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    I like betting on dogs so such comes and goes. Well when I was betting anyhow.
     
  11. GuanoApes Blue Belt

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    Damn. Nice Diaz/Conor prediction.
     
  12. chaos_36 DOOM all capitals no trick spelling.

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    I think Holm vs Rousey was the easiest "upset" to predict in MMA history. Most people I know that follow the sport predicted that.
     
  13. Pkharmat White Belt

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    I predicted that Conor wouldn’t fight RDA and instead he would fight Nate and lose to him. Also Bisping/Rockhold 2. I said that Bisping would ko Luke, because if can knockdown AS, then you can for sure ko Luke.
     
  14. Quitcherbichen Purple Belt

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    Why?......he was already beating him after the 7th???

    Edit: yes I gave Conor the first 3 even though I understood what Floyd was doing
     
  15. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Yup.

    I predicted if Wandrade KTFO Karolina her fans will be very upset. And now I'm predicting if either Khabib or Conor gets destroyed, their fans will be very upset and I'll be there to rub it in their faces.
     
  16. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'd argue Cejudo vs Johnson was up there
     
  17. SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    tbh, I'm perpetually selling the underdog to myself, so it happens often by no great knowledge or insight.
     
  18. DLX thpinal

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    I'll be honest and say I didn't predict Holm over Rousey. But I knew Holm would present a different challenge to her, and she's be a far tougher challenge than anyone she fought.
     
  19. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Because Conor's that dangerous. Unless he's rocked and refusing to fight back that left could land at any time and shake the universe.
     
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    Rose over Joanna the first time around. I was super confident Rose would finish her.
     

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