Rewatched Leben/Brunson - Not THAT Bad

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  1. dissolved

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    The "badness" of this bout has been sort of exaggerated . . . The first two rounds were actually fairly entertaining tbh. It was the last round - particularly when the boobirds came out . . . left maybe not a true taste in Dana & Co.'s minds. They both looked tired yes, but I was surprised watching it again - definitely not nearly as bad as I remembered or thought. Considering both had their reasons for being "off" (Leben being out so long, Brunson taking the fight on short notice). Anyway, just surprised on a 2nd watch.
     
  2. spid3yo

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    I don't like the term "bad" fight....everyone has different opinions on what they like to see and what technical aspects are displayed.

    This fight however was disappointing. Neither guy looked like he wanted to win. Positional fights with the guy on top not looking to pass or sub, and the guy on the bottom not doing anything just doesn't make for a fun watch.

    can't say I need to re-watch it.
     
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    I've seen too many bad fights to call that a bad fight.

    Leben just didn't do anything.
     
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    havent watched this fight yet
     
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    Well, they both looked tired, and I wouldn't even call what they did point fighting. Leben actually "just missed" a haymaker uppercut in the third. He was actually stalking Brunson. Again, the first two rounds weren't awful . . . There were a few decent exchanges - Leben attempted an arm-bar that almost got sunk, landed a few solid, solid punches. I think it was mostly that last round that tainted eveyone's perception. That and giant expectations.
     
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    Agreed with the first sentence. Dana kind if threw them under the bus - at least initially. Not really fair especially for Brunson - wasn't it 6 days notice?
     
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    8 I think, not a big difference though. I thought he was doing the best he could considering his circumstances.
     
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    It was the single worst fight of all-time. Both guys should retire and change their identities.
     
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    What made this look bad is at the start of round 2, Brunson seemed to be already gassed after a great 1st round
     
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    Glancing at the clock didnt help either.
     
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    If this thread was about Shipp/Wiezorek you might have a point.
     
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    Haha. I remember that fight. Shipp beat up Jon pretty good for the better part of round one then totally gassed and Jon layed on top of wade hitting with the weakest mounted strikes in mma history
     
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    You must live a pretty boring lifestyle if you were motivated to rewatch that fight.
     
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    The Okami fight was way, way worse....
     
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    the fight was terrible. i was at a bar in new york city, and people wanted the channel changed...
     
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    Researching the whole event - prelims and all lol.
     
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    Watching in a bar usually gets that reaction unless its a slobberknocker . . . I have a hard time in that environment. Still embarrassing though.
     
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    The fight was horrible.
     
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    wost fight in UFC history, Im glad both where cut after that shit
     
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    It should be taken into consideration that Brunson took this fight on extremely short notice and Leben hadn't fought for 13 months.
     

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