Rogan and Goldberg Have a Nasty Habit of Being Immediately Proven Wrong

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  1. Archleone

    Archleone Backstage Brawl ≠ Legitimate UFC Fight

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    Every event I watch, I like to play a game. It's called "How Many Times Do the Commentators Curse Someone?" See, as the title said, Joe and Mike (mainly Joe, oddly enough) have this nasty habit of stating a fact, statistic, or predicting the events of a fight, only to have that "thing" not only be suddenly untrue, but for the exact hilarious opposite happen.

    This event, I counted four, but I only remember two: Joe and Mike discussing Jones' "perfect" takedown defense, and Joe talking about how well Caceras is moving only to have him dropped twenty seconds later. The other two escape me.

    But some nice past ones have been -

    Joe: "He's not gonna tap to that, it's not locked in - "

    *taptaptap*

    Joe during Anderson vs. Irvin - "Nice legkick!" - right as Irvin's face is being exploded.

    Did anybody else notice any, or have any previous funnies stored in their memory banks (people have those, right?)? What are they?
     
  2. Magic 8 ball

    Magic 8 ball White Belt

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    Signs point to yes
     
  3. eatthisjerry

    eatthisjerry Brown Belt

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    It happens all the time with Brazilian commentators.
    It's even worse than Rogan/Goldberg.

    What amuses me it's not the bad predictions, it's quotes like "Michael Jordan from BJJ"
     
  4. EARLOBE

    EARLOBE Brown Belt

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    Considering how unpredictable the sport is, they do quite well and tend to be spot on more often than not (except for when Joe says somebody is going for an omoplata every time it goes to the ground lol).

    There is something called the commentators curse though, MMA isn't free from it.
     
  5. Daath132

    Daath132 Green Belt

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    It happens both ways. Sometimes they will say a fighter is good at something and then they will do that something immediately after.
     
  6. Jet40

    Jet40 Brown Belt

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    I remember the Parisyan- GSP fight and all Rogan could talk about was how nasty Karo was on the ground. Meanwhile GSP was landing some heavy ground and pound.
    Goldie was the one who actually had to point it out.
     
  7. Jet40

    Jet40 Brown Belt

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    If you want to listen to the most biased announcer ever, listen to Tom
    Heinsohn do Boston Celtic games. I swear Larry Bird never committed a foul in his entire career.
     
  8. orangecuse

    orangecuse Gold Belt

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    I think pretty much anytime an arm triangle was locked in Joe said 'he's okay the fighter doesn't have it tight enough' seconds before they tap. Cheisa, CArwin.
     
  9. Godzilla3232

    Godzilla3232 Red Belt

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    Rogan's also been spot-on quite frequently with his analysis of what's happening and predictions, but pointing that out doesn't make me feel superior in any way so I should probably just ignore it.
     
  10. Tank1906

    Tank1906 Blue Belt

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    So I'm sure TS is right 100% of the time? At least what Rogan states is usually based on evidence. Jones had never been taken down or remotely threatned in a fight so that'd make his TKD quite great and considering him a young MMA MJ is fair. In fact, Jones became champ at a much younger age. MJ experienced years of defeat before finally breaking through.
     
  11. sprucelees

    sprucelees Silver Belt

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    they have said a lot of bone headed things before
     
  12. jmadtx

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    when that happens, it makes me smile.
     
  13. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    True.

    Etim vs Barboza "... or should he take a chance and risk getting KNOCKED OUT!"

    I lol'd at that one
     
  14. TASTEofmySCYTHE

    TASTEofmySCYTHE Silver Belt

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    What jerks.
     
  15. Pulver-ize

    Pulver-ize Purple Belt

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    I usually watch the fights to enjoy the action and listen to the commentary.. If one of the guy is wrong about something then so what,, they provide additional entertainment with some of the goof ball things that's been said.. So relax and enjoy the show and stop complaining that one of the titties is bigger then the other..
     
  16. Qwerty1

    Qwerty1 Purple Belt

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    Fighters tap even when subs are not locked in all the way. Guys can be moving good and get caught. He is just pointing out what he sees and usually has evidence to back it up. He cant predict the future so he is just calling what he sees. I have also heard Joe get a lot of things right before they happen. He usually always calls out when someone is setting up a spinning technique lol. Also calls a lot of submissions out before they happen.
     
  17. reddhelium

    reddhelium Black Belt

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    i recall joe saying it was a mistake for weidman to continue standing with silva rather than try another takedown. a moment later, he ko's silva.
     
  18. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    The thing I like about Rogan is that he is aware that he screws up sometimes and he isn't perfect. Other sports have some really pompous jerks in the booth but that's not a problem in the UFC.
     
  19. [Tycho?]

    [Tycho?] Brown Belt

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    And sometimes Rogan says something and half a second later it happens.

    If you're talking non-stop, over thousands of hours of fights, yeah you're going to have a mixed record. Rogan is still one of the best commentators.
     
  20. SillyB

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    On the other hand there are a lot of times where he'll say "oh it's locked in deep, this fight is over" only for the fighter to escape the submission two seconds later.
     

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