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UFC 249

Discussion in 'MMA Mixed Martial Arts Forum' started by DetroitDevil, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. CitySushi

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    He weight cut for no reason a few weeks back for his April fight. Because of course he did, he's Tony Ferguson. Weight cuts are extreme and they harm the body. Doing it twice in less than a month can put severe strain on you.

    Additionally I thought Tony was scared to engage any sort of grappling with Gaethje because of his wrestling background. Also I think the game plan was just to get let Gaethje gas himself in the first two rounds. All of his recent wins were by KO in the 1st round. In the UFC his 4 wins previous were by 3 1st round KO's and a 2nd round TKO of Michael Johnson in his first fight. His only two other fights that went 3 or more rounds he lost. I think their corner also got over confident when Tony put Gaethje down in the 2nd round like they were starting to pick up momentum. Tony just never adjusted.
     



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    Tony put Gaethje down? I don't remember this or are you talking about the big uppercut at the end of rnd 2? I don't recall Gaethje going down to that, but hit definitely looked like a hard shot.

    I've had to cut weight and wear the whole sauna suit in the sauna and I will personally say - that shit is awful. It is the worst. Whenever I hear people talk about it, I tell em to go ahead and do it I want to see the look on their faces when they realize how much it sucks lol. Now I have never had to do it twice in a short period of time like this, but it has never taken me longer than a couple days to feel 100% again and really if you do it right, there is a good chance it will have little impact on you.

    Nonetheless - Ferguson is out, Gaethje is in and to be honest... part of me would rather see this fight (Khabib) especially after that performance from Gaethje.
     
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    Yeah, maybe I'm mis-remembering, but I thought the uppercut knocked him down, at least to a knee.

    Sounds like you have more experience in the MMA/Fight world than I do, but appreciate your experience there. I was only just going off of what others have said weight cutting is like. But I totally agree with you the way Gaethje looked, I'm excited for his match with Khabib.
     
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    interestingly, i met this guy at a friends 2 weeks ago in uxbridge (everyone has that friend who knows everyone). i had no idea he was an MMA fighter. no clue.

    Yorgan DeCastro

    Durfee High security guard will have plenty of support in UFC 249 | Boston.com

    I'm good friends with jorge "el conquistador" rivera and his family. i should have put 2 and 2 together when Jorges brother was hanging around with him at my boys. good story. i can say ive met/known 2 UFC fighters.