RDA vs Ferg in Mexico is a crime

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  1. YoungRonniecoleman

    YoungRonniecoleman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Stop having fights at elevation like that. Smfh, these high paced crazy fighters will get in a weird decision that doesent show what they are really about. All those slow decisions were not RNG
     
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    On a sporting level it isn't really fair. Lots of the random shit isn't. In regular sports, teams or players have matches on an even playing field, e.g. home and away games. But in MMA, fights are in random places around the world and even fight length differs by card placement. People just have to accept that MMA isn't and can't be like regular sports. It's prize fighting.

    On topic, I don't like that fights have to be fought at altitude, resulting in sluggish performances, but it is what it is. Mexico City is a huge market for the UFC. They can't just neglect it.

    I'm a Ferguson fan so I'm hoping this works in his favor. I'm hoping Rafael is unable to implement his nonstop pressure game, like Cain was unable to against Werdum. Ferguson also has length and reach on RDA like Werdum did against Cain. He doesn't have a muay thai clinch like Werdum, but he does have more 1-punch KO power. And he doesn't have Werdum's BJJ credentials, but it's his style to get subs out of nowhere, and I think he's capable of subbing RDA.
     
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    This isn't a sport though, no matter how mcuh they say it is - it is more of a spectacle showcasing combat athletes for blood driven entertainment.
     
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    It's a sport in ways. It's not a sport in ways. "sport" is just a label, or a way of categorization. MMA is what it is and it isn't what it isn't.
     
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    There is a process called ''acclimatisation'' you fucking tard.
     
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    I'd think the elevation is the same for both fighters... Don't see your problem, TS.
     
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    Rafael has that altitude training. I hope he makes it to the W.
    I'm worried about Rafael's chin, so maybe Tony can put a punch there and W too.
     
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    Are these fighters aware of the elevation before they fight there? Are these fighters professionals?

    Edit: Red belt bitches<13><13>
     
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    They know they're going to be fighting at altitude. If they're smart, they'll get there early and acclimatise.
     
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    Not heavyweights so shouldnt be a problem
     
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    Both fighters have great cardio, if they gas we will know why.

    They should get a good training though. Take some notes from what happened to Cain. Ferguson game without his cardio wouldn't work.
     
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    Ferguson is going to give RDA the beat stick.

    Doesn't matter where it is.
     
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    Yeah Rafael of course trains with Werdum. And Ferguson has taken Cain's role as the UFC's Mexican representative. Cain vs Werdum was Mexican-American powerful wrestler vs Brazilian MT/BJJ fighter. Ferguson vs Rafael is Mexican-American powerful wrestler vs Brazilian MT/BJJ fighter.

    Despite that, I think the roles are reversed this time stylistically, in that RDA has a similar pressure style to Cain. Ferguson is a pressure fighter too but he just fights totally differently. Ferguson is non-stop action but he isn't a bully like RDA. I could see the altitude causing both fighters to gas, but it's more likely to totally hurt RDA's game more than it is Ferguson imo.

    Yeah, it's a short turnaround for RDA after the shots he took from Alvarez, especially compared to the layoff he had between his 3 title fights. I think you're right to be worried about his chin. However, Ferguson's also eaten a lot of shots in his last 2 fights, and RDA has a lot of power.

    Having said all of this, I think one of them is likely to get finished early, so the altitude might not even matter. They both have power, they both come to fight, and they've both taken big damage recently and will have had pretty quick turnarounds.
     
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    Can't wait for this!
    Good luck with your pic, Sir!
     
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    Ferguson is gonna get folded by a liver kick. I don't see anyway how he submits RDA. He has a good darce, but he goes for low percentage but flashy submissions leg his rolling leg locks, he is to adjust each of them by quite a lot before he can actually apply reasonable pressure.
     
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    Its unfair to Tony because he's taller, and is at a higher elevation than RDA.
     
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    I don't think either with have a issue, I don't think it will go 5 rounds either, but if it does I don't think they will gas, both are very fit and they know where it is taking place..
     
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    If you sign for that fight you immediately get your ass to Colorado or some other place like... Mexico.

    It worked for the Germans at the last World Cup. They spent millions to build a training facility in Brazil to have their players acclimatized.

    It's common sense and pro fighters and their camps should know this shit. Nobody is forcing them to accept fights anywhere really. If you don't want to fight there then don't sign the contract.
     
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