The Trenches, Episode 28 Poll: What is the most impactful MMA news headline this week?

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What is the most impactful MMA news headline this week?

  1. Conor McGregor's "retirement"

    12.5%
  2. Jack Marshman's "formal warning" from the British Army

    2.5%
  3. Tyron Woodley-Robbie Lawler rematch booked

    12.5%
  4. Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos official for UFC 239

    11.7%
  5. Amanda Nunes-Holly Holm set for UFC 239

    3.3%
  6. NSAC extends Pedro Munhoz's temporary suspension

    4.2%
  7. Reports that Irish Police investigating Conor McGregor for alleged sexual assault

    53.3%
  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Sherdog Main Page writers Ant Walker and Jason Burgos want to talk things over and answer your questions on a Live Video Chat series titled "The Trenches," airing Thursday at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

    We also want your thoughts on a poll posted in this thread, with this week's poll question asking the following:

    What is the most impactful MMA news headline this week?

    Chime in on the conversation by voting in our poll or posting any fight questions you have.

    Ant holds over 15 years of martial arts experience, training in multiple styles including Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Krav Maga, and also coached amateur MMA fighters. A former Sherdog Radio Network personality and current contributor to Sherdog.com, this self-described "gym rat" seeks to impart his knowledge and discuss all things MMA with his fellow community members.

    A journalist by trade, Jason has also co-hosted and produced multiple podcasts (including the "Fight Strength Podcast" with American Top Team trainer Phil Daru) over the years. He has contributed for several publications, and was a Senior Editor for MMASucka.com before landing at Sherdog. Along with his plethora of articles based on his exclusive interviews, Jason frequently covers live events for the site, chronicling the happenings with his growing photographic talents.

    Select questions from this thread will be answered in the article, and additional questions from this thread may be used in an upcoming episode of live video chat series 'The Trenches,' hosted on the forum every Thursday. Below are links to previous episodes of that series as well as his previous 'Ask Ant' articles.


    The Trenches Episodes:
    The Trenches, Episode 27: 3 Piece and Soda
    The Trenches, Episode 26: Conor McGregor vs. The Phone
    The Trenches, Episode 25: BJ Penn's Legacy
    The Trenches, Episode 24: UFC 235
    The Trenches, Episode 23: The Retirement of GSP
    The Trenches, Episode 22: UFC vs. Bellator Doubleheader
    The Trenches, Episode 21: Adesanya vs. Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 20: The Licensing of Jon Jones
    The Trenches, Episode 19: The NSAC Hearings
    The Trenches, Episode 18: UFC Brooklyn
    The Trenches, Episode 17: Welterweights and Title Shots
    The Trenches, Episode 16: Looking Ahead in 2019
    The Trenches, Episode 15: The UFC 232 Debacle
    The Trenches, Episode 14: UFC returns to Milwaukee
    The Trenches, Episode 13: The GOAT Featherweight
    The Trenches, Episode 12: Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich
    The Trenches, Episode 11: Anderson Silva vs. The Next Anderson Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 10: Golden Boy MMA
    The Trenches, Episode 9: What's next for Conor?
    The Trenches, Episode 8: The death of the Flyweight division
    The Trenches, Episode 7: Cormier defends against Lewis
    The Trenches, Episode 6: The Trade
    The Trenches, Episode 5: Eddie Leaves the UFC
    The Trenches, Episode 4: UFC 229 Brawl
    The Trenches, Episode 3: Leading up to UFC 229
    The Trenches, Episode 2: The Rise of Gegard Mousasi
    The Trenches, Episode 1: UFC 229 Presser

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    Do you guys believe Conor McGregor will actually stay retired?

    Do you guys think that this will be the fight Justin Gaethje shows off his wrestling skills in the UFC and abandons his brawler style?

    Is the fight between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Michelle Waterson the sexiest fight in the UFC to date?

    Do you guys believe that Thiago Santos is the most deserving contender to fight Jon Jones for the LHW title? Or is he simply the most entertaining choice?

    @jei.....added a few
     
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    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    There's a bigger question now, but I don't know how far they'll want to get into that topic on Thursday.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    * Can you believe that all of us are a part of ONE FC's 1.8 billion potential viewers? Wow, that makes one feel pretty small, doesn't it? Marketing-wise, is ONE's brand of extreme hyperbole just empty noise, or is any noise good noise? Will it lead them to conquer Japan? PS: they recently asked on twitter if Mei Yamaguchi is the best female Japanese MMArtist of all time.

    * With the UFC switching their model from PPVs to TV-deals, do you think that they will be more susceptible and damaged by scandals than before? I mean, they are pretty cosy with that one dictator that likes to purge gay people. And Connor is in a rape-trial.
     
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    DLX thpinal

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    Do you see MMA going more towards a boxing model and eliminating exclusive contracts? And if so, what walls would need to be broken down in order for that to happen?
     
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    Good read. When you're a fish in the ocean, your sounds don't make waves. Guess the big players are ready to cut all coax, they need to start offering ala cart packages via stream cable.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Wait seriously?
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Read 'em and weep.



    If Ant or Jason are Mega-Megumi fans then we're in for the mother of all meltdowns.

    Or just a Aya Hamasaki or Yuka Tsuji fan.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Mega Megu or bust. Seriously, it's not even close.
     
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    What are some techniques which are criminally under-utilized in MMA?

    (Apart from the ones which are most often disussed, like "no one knows how to jab properly" and "How come more people didn't start using the superman punch after GSP had such success with it?")

    and a similar one:
    Have you seen any new techniques in MMA that made you go "Wow - never thought that could work in MMA but somehow it does". Or techniques which you never even thought of before.

    (Like Khabib's shovel punch)

    *edit: mustn't have read the OP, I thought this was about general questions, not the most impactful headline*
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    The poll is up, asking you what the most impactful MMA news headline is this week.
     
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    It's clearly Conor rape allegations
     
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    Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah

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    Woodley vs Lawler II

    I dont care about the outside drama
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We can also use more questions for the show, whether they're about the Philly card this weekend, One Championship going big on Sunday with Mighty Mouse and Eddie Alvarez, Cain Velasquez's jaunt into another sport, or whatever you come up with.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Leading the pack so far.
     
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    TNGS1 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Conor retiring
    Not much is know about the allegation and most is hearsay at the moment, plus not many personal are going in to in depth

    The allegation definitely has the about to become the biggest story though I honestly expect it to go quiet real soon
     
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    Mortal Wombat Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    No TNGS1, its the McRape.
     
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    I voted Nunes-Holm. It’s a competitive match-up (unlike Jones* vs Santos), and if Nunes wins, she will have solidified her case as being the GOAT WMMA fighter. Marshmann is a fool for publicly talking about going AWOL, and the part-time fighter who sells whiskey and commits various crimes is not relevant to me.
    Woodley-Lawler 2 is a decent fight, but not a meaningful rematch.
     
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