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Media Korean Zombie v. Dustin Poirier is one of the best showcases of MMA ever

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  1. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Just reminding people of how amazing that fight was. Not only was it an entertaining war, but it really highlights the beauty of MMA. This fight took place many years ago and it was pre-ATT Poirier but still back then he was very good everywhere and same with KZ.

    Awesome sequence where KZ has Poirier a little hurt and goes in with a flying knee and clinch strikes, then Poirier goes for a takedown to avoid taking more shots but then KZ uses butterfly hooks to reverse Poirier into mount. Muay thai, boxing, wrestling and BJJ all in one sequence.



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    Poirier had moments in the fight too, iirc he won round 3 by connecting a lot of crosses. He also defended a lot of submission attempts in the earlier part of the fight. No idea why they haven't uploaded the fight for free on YouTube yet but definitely worth a watch/rewatch if you can.
     
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  2. The Demon Sword Orange Belt

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    I’d love a rematch one day
     
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  3. Bboy Black Belt

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    This fight was great. KZ was the dog too in this fight, awesome to see him rise to the occasion.
     
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  4. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    KZ fight week let's go! Team Zombie all the way!

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  5. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    23 year old Dustin was emotional after this fight, but it only made him better. Gotta admire his class and determination at this young age.

     
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    KZ is a treasure we don't deserve.
     
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    Undoubtedly one of the best fights of that era.
     
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  8. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    I believe KZ was the underdog against Hominick, Bermudez, Moicano and Edgar too. Pretty much all his biggest wins came off of upsets lol. I believe he was the favorite against Roop, Ortega and maybe Yair too... seems like he performs better when he's the underdog haha.

    Yup, I remember him saying something like "I deserved to win" and I remember at the time I was kind of annoyed by that but then later I understood that he really put all his heart into the fight game that it wasn't meant to be disrespect to KZ but more about how much Poirier has worked and how much it meant to him. Poirier has been one of my favorite fighters since that fight too and I like that he and KZ are on good terms. Would be awesome if they were training partners.
     
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  9. Raymundo Alvarado Guevara Purple Belt

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    I love that fight
     
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  10. Professional Purple Belt

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    I saw that fight live. It was even better in person. Videos and gifs don't do it justice.
     
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    never understand everyones love for KZ
     
  12. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    That's awesome man, I bet it was amazing! KZ has been fighting for a long time and I think I'm actually going to put effort into attending his next fight live whereever it is. Hopefully it will be somewhere nice and can have a little vacation in the area too.
     
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    War Poirier
     
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    Itd go very badly for KZ
     
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    What is there to dislike? He's pretty decent in all aspects of MMA, he's scrappy and keeps coming forward, he's a decent dude. Dude was on a run to before the military service...
    He hit the twister on Garcia
    In this fight he beat Poirier with basically Poirier's signature move at the time
    Starched Hominick in 7 seconds
    Then got the Aldo fight and was looking like he was turning the tide against Aldo before the shoulder came out of socket

    Then he was gone for years, came back and starched Bermudez..was beating Yair until that miracle elbow in the final seconds...starched Carneiro and Edgar back to back and then got beat the hell up by Ortega in his first bad fight since what? He got knocked out by Roop in 2010?
     
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  16. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    I fuckin loved that fight. And had bet on KZ too!
     
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    I think I'm in love
     
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    New fan?
     
  19. BluntForceTrama Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    KZ places Dustin as his favorite fighter I think. He man crushes Poirier whenever given the chance He just loves the way Dustin fights and he's a fan for sure

    says they bump into eachother often and always very cordial and jokey with eachother Borderline friends apparently

    hates taking pictures with Dustin because he think he's the best looking dude in the promotion and because his own head seems large compared to DP's

    says he's torn because he for whatever reason wants to rematch Dustin but is also deathly afraid he'd get his ass kicked on the next go around Though he played with the idea of going up in weight, KZ says only two guys really get him juiced to move up....Dustin and Conor
     
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    This is why I'm such a big fan, plus we live 40 minutes apart.
     
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