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1  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Re: Steroids in PrideFC + chael Sonnen NSAC hearing on: July 27, 2014, 06:52:38 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUh5MIO02c4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUh5MIO02c4</a>
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Bridgette Gabriels speach about muslims on: July 21, 2014, 07:29:18 PM
Fact remains that as long as the peaceful majority (as they like to call themselves )remain silent they let the radicals take control of their religion. There are a very very small number of muslims who are very vocal about the actions of muslims who commit attrocities but they also are ostracized by their own communities for pointing out the truth.  The moderates prefer to stay silent either out of fear of reprisals or they support it because they feel they are supporting their own religion.

Hell here on getbig you have bigbobs and ahmad who were openly supportive of the taliban and other murderous Islamic regimes despite the numerous attrocities committed by them on their own citizens. Both these model getbiggers were also bragging about christians converting to Islam, and took whatever opportunity to classify Christianity as a lower religion as if this was some type of conquest march.Whenever confronted with facts they preferred to live in the delusional world that muslims can do no wrong and would frequently try to justify muslim terrorism.

Muslim Moderates like to play the victim card while covertly supporting the radicals. Until they speak out against these bizzare fatwas and their own clerics who preach hate and division they will always be lumped with the radicals.

Ypu wanna be a real religion of peace? Start by defusing (pun intended) your own who are treading down a radical path.  Clean your own house before someone else decides to do it for you.
3  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Steroids in PrideFC + chael Sonnen NSAC hearing on: July 20, 2014, 06:32:35 PM
For many years fans have speculated over how prevalent steroids were at the height of Pride Fighting Championships run as the premier organisation in mixed martial arts. There have been many rumours, and fighters themselves have spoken out about the use of performance enhancing drugs in the Pride era.

Seeing it in black and white should put it to bed.

Enson Inoue, Shooto and Pride veteran (and 1-0 in the UFC), posted what is reportedly an excerpt from his Pride contract which isn't ambiguous in the least.



As you can see above, recreational drugs were tested for, but 'performance enhancing stimulants of (the) steroid based family' were 'specifically excluded from the scope of the test'.

In layman's terms, they weren't looking for any steroids. So in theory, a fighter could use them without having to worry about being caught. It doesn't say that steroids are fine and that fighters should use them, but what you see above is about as far away from a deterrent to using performance enhancing drugs as you can find.

Another aspect of Pride was its connections with the Yakuza, and Inoue himself has had to answer allegations of being Yakuza affiliated himself. He spoke about Yakuza involvement, not just Pride, but in all aspects of Japanese business in culture on the Joe Rogan Experience, and I'd recommend watching if you've not looked much into the history of Japanese MMA before.

Another criticism of Pride FC was that the fights were fixed. Gary Goodridge touched on this.

None of this is a revelation to any of us that have witnessed the rise and fall of Japanese MMA, but it's probably the final nail in the coffin in terms of the long running debate as to how much steroids played a part in the fights we continue to discuss to this day.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Luck of the Irish on: July 20, 2014, 11:42:09 AM
I want to see him vs a wrestler.. guida, edgar or Lentz..
If he can handle/stuff a wrestler then we'll know he's the real deal.

I hope the UFC don't start protecting him like they do with bisping. Conor will be a big draw when fights are held in Europe so they may give him guys that don't pose much of a challenge.  He has his eyes set on holding a belt by the end of the year  so he'll have to face good opposition  soon
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Mike Tyson smacked up Chris Cormier once on: July 20, 2014, 11:34:31 AM
Please. We are talking prime Tyson. Dude was from the streets too. Your MMA god wouldn't know what hit him

Royce via chokes or Tyson via teeth.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Luck of the Irish on: July 20, 2014, 11:31:37 AM
He has potential, but he hasn't fought anyone of note yet. So far he's just hype.

I was expecting Brandao to put up more of a fight though. All the Irish SBGI fighters won that night. Could be the first time all fighters from the same gym scored wins on the same night.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Luck of the Irish on: July 20, 2014, 11:27:17 AM
Okay maybe those lucky charms weren't needed. Everyone catch McGregor vs Brandao?

 Turned out to be a rock concert in the making. Media traveled to Ireland, too, because it wasnít to be missed. The people of the Republic of Ireland turned out and created pandemonium in McGregorís work place, total reverberation, reaching UFC-tested decibel levels of 111. Those are rock concert levels. Even White himself was talking about his dear old grammy, who stemmed from the green center of Cork, before the fight.

Conor McGregor is one of those guys that comes along in the fight game whose phenomenon you canít easily define. Who knows how long itíll last, or if heíll do as well in Las Vegas, or if heíll become a pay-per-view draw.
He's yet to test himself against a top 10 UFC vet.
8  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / A look back at the biggest night in UFC history on: July 20, 2014, 10:50:00 AM
Last week, the fifth anniversary of the high point of MMA in the United States came and went, without all that much fanfare.

July 11 marked the anniversary of UFC 100, a show that at the time felt like a significant step in a long journey.
Today, it might be even more significant. It may not have been a new level in a long journey. It may have been the peak moment of the trip.

UFC has promoted a number of big fights and big shows over the last five years. But nothing theyíve done has reached even close to the level of social significance and mainstream talk as UFC 100 and its main event. On no night have so many key factors fallen into place. Five years later, the big question is no longer when, but if there will ever come a day when MMA is so big in the U.S. national consciousness.

There have been huge fights since that time, like the second Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen, the second Silva vs. Chris Weidman and George St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz. But as big as they were promoted, none captured the public interest at nearly the level of UFC 100.

Few remember a key part of the story. The UFC 100 main event of Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, to unify the UFC heavyweight title and interim belts in the climax of a four-man tournament, was not even originally scheduled for the show.

Just the fact that match happened was pure luck. The fact it came with a built-in story was even luckier. The fact fate placed it on UFC 100 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, was the luckiest of all.

Lesnar combined speed, power and conditioning like few heavyweight wrestlers in U.S. history. He wasnít the most skilled wrestler in his collegiate days, nor would he rank among the top heavyweight wrestlers in U.S. history. But in 1999, his first year of Division I competition, after being a Junior College national champion the year before, he lost in the NCAA finals by a 3-2 score to Steven Neal. Neal went on to win the world championship in freestyle wrestling a few months later.

With Neal having graduated, Lesnar was the dominant heavyweight in 2000, capturing the NCAA title for the University of Minnesota.

His presence and physique caught the attention of the World Wrestling Federation, who gave him one of the biggest money offers in history to someone who had never even had a pro wrestling lesson, let alone a match. In some ways, he was a natural for that business. In other ways, he was all wrong for it.

Soon, he was one of the biggest stars in that world, earning well into the seven figures. Before long, he grew to hate strangers and airports so much that he purchased his own plane and hired a pilot to fly him to his matches from his home in Minneapolis. He was the WWE champion by 2002, and headlined WrestleMania against Kurt Angle in 2003. He was viewed as having more potential than any 300 pound man the industry had ever seen. And by early 2004, he was gone, hating the travel, the physical damage and the endless one-night stands associated with that industry.

Lesnar had an NFL tryout with the Minnesota Vikings in late 2004, where he made it to the final cut and was offered a spot in NFL Europe, even though he hadnít played a down of football in nine years. He turned that down as well, figuring if he was going to travel, he could have stayed a pro wrestler.

Aside from that brief period with the Vikings, Lesnar hadnít competed in a legitimate sport in just over seven years when he destroyed Olympic judo silver medalist Kim Min-soo, and got paid $600,000, on a K-1 show at the Los Angeles Coliseum in his first MMA fight.

With one fight, he went into the UFC.

Mir was a former UFC champion whose career was at a crossroads. He was on top of the world, and then a motorcycle accident left him with a broken leg.

UFC 81, On Feb. 2, 2008, was promoted around "Former WWE heavyweight champion vs. Former UFC heavyweight champion." The result was 600,000 buys, a hugely successful number for the time. Perhaps most impressive, of that total, 300,000 of those homes had never previously purchased a UFC pay-per-view. Lesnar was single-handedly expanding the UFCís audience.

Lesnar took Mir down in a split second and was firing away with hammer fists when referee Steve Mazzagatti jumped in.

Most thought he was stopping the fight, just seconds in. Instead, he was ordering a stand-up for punches to the back of the head. When the match restarted, the same thing happened, but in Lesnarís uncontrolled frenzy, he left himself open for a kneebar.

On one hand, Lesnar looked impressive, as an inexperienced fighter ragdolling a former world champion. On the other hand, the news reports that gave the sport coverage like it had never before received, joked at how the pro wrestler had lost in 90 seconds.

On the same night, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira beat Tim Sylvia via submission to win the UFC interim heavyweight title.

Shortly after that, the recognized heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, who left the company looking for a goldmine payday for a fight with Fedor Emelianenko while having a valid UFC contract, wasnít faring well in court. With age and time not on his side, he opted to return.

UFC announced a four-man tournament, with Couture vs. Lesnar and Nogueira vs. Mir. Lesnar won over Couture first to win the heavyweight title. A month later, Mir upset Nogueira to win the interim title.

The two were earmarked to headline UFC 98, on May 23, 2009, also in Las Vegas. But Mir underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early March and asked that the match be moved back. Lesnar wasnít happy about it, and got even madder when Mir later said that he was actually ready to fight on May 23.

Georges St-Pierreís welterweight title defense against Thiago Alves and Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping in a battle of The Ultimate Fighter coaches had been long-planned for the century show. While never advertised, the original thought process at the time was that the main event at UFC 100 would be Rashad Evans defending the light heavyweight title against Rampage Jackson, provided Jackson beat Keith Jardine at UFC 96.

The story there was that Jardine was a best friend and training partner of Evans, and Jackson was one of the companyís biggest draws coming off his win over Chuck Liddell in 2007. Jackson had since lost the title to Forrest Griffin, who then dropped the title to Evans. Jackson followed that loss with a one-punch knockout win over Wanderlei Silva, at a time when Silva was still considered one of the most feared fighters in the world. Jackson beating Evansí best friend and then going after his title sounded like a good storyline.

But in this case, injuries turned out to rewrite history for the better. The UFC opted to move Evansí title defense to UFC 98, and move Lesnar vs. Mir to headline UFC 100. Jackson beat Jardine, but suffered a jaw injury, which meant he couldnít fight in UFC 98. Lyoto Machida got the shot instead, and then defeated Evans to win the title.
The end result was that UFC had its biggest mainstream star, Lesnar, and its No. 2 draw, St-Pierre, both headlining on its biggest show in history, with company momentum hitting its zenith.

Instead of Evans and Jackson having a title fight, they ended up coaching The Ultimate Fighter in the fall of 2009. The combination of their personal rivalry and Kimbo Slice being on the show led that to be the highest-rated season in the showís history.

The hostilities between Evans and Jackson on the set created a grudge match atmosphere that led to a show that was, by a significant margin, the most successful non-title fight in UFC pay-per-view history, at UFC 114 on May 29, 2010.

Lesnar vs. Mir, combined with the idea of UFC 100, and a St-Pierre title defense, created the perfect storm, as the main event struck a nerve to more people than perhaps any fight in history.

MMA fans had been taught, ever since they saw Royce Gracie easily choke out one big guy after another, that skill beats size and power. More important, they knew that pro wrestling was fake, and the real fighters were in UFC. While a lot of the MMA fan base that exploded the sport in 2005 and 2006 came from pro wrestling, by 2009, there was a weird dynamic.

A lot of MMA fans hated that while it was "real," that pro wrestling and pro wrestlers were better known to the masses. It got even more personal when Lesnar, a former pro wrestler, had clearly become the most well-known UFC fighter to the general public.

There was a feeling of superiority tinged with jealousy. Then, the worst thing happened. A large muscled pro wrestler knocked out the sportís legendary five-time world champion in Couture. Everything they knew had turned upside down.

At this point, Lesnar had become a hero to pro wrestling fans. The UFC was skyrocketing in popularity, and while not as big on television, had surpassed pro wrestling as far as what was cool and hip, with media stories about how the UFC was new and in and WWE was the past, even though they were no more like than the San Antonio Spurs are with the Harlem Globetrotters.

But WWE fans were threatened that UFC was blowing it away when it came to big show interest on pay-per-view. But then Lesnar, a pro wrestler, walked into UFC and, in the minds of people who often created storylines where none existed, got screwed by a biased referee in his first UFC fight. But he had since comeback to win its world title.
Four days before UFC 100, the Countdown show on Spike TV, build around Mir vs. Lesnar, drew 1.06 million viewers, the most of any show of its kind up to that point in history.

It was among the most effective shows in history. Both men watched the first fight and had completely divergent opinions of what had happened. Mir claimed he was in no trouble, and in fact, claimed he was about to finish Lesnar at the time of the first standup, claiming Mazzagatti had screwed him, and not Lesnar with the stand-up.
He claimed that the hammer fists Lesnar was landing on him were like punches from someoneís little sister. Mir was shown mocking Lesnar in the gym, making fun of him like he was some caveman Neanderthal.

The most inflaming comment was when the son of Mirís manager, stuffing his shirt at the shoulders to make it look like he had giant traps like Lesnar, lifted some dumbbells and said, "Lift weights and my double (leg takedown) is all I need," and growled like an animal. He then charged at Mir, who casually sidestepped him like a matador to a bull, and knocked him out. Dean Albrechtís son then got up, looked into the camera, and said, "Itís not the WWE," while everyone in the gym laughed.

The portion of the audience who hated Lesnar, loved Mir making fun of him. Those who liked Lesnar were inflamed beyond belief.

Mir talked about all sorts of strikes and submission moves that he would throw at Lesnar during the fight. He joked that Lesnar wouldnít even know what they were, and be so far behind in the game heíd be lost trying to defend them.

When running down the list of moves, he mocked Lesnar by saying, "Brock, Iíll explain what those moves are after the fight to you."

Lesnar watched the fight, and in the most memorable Countdown scene in history, punched a wall in his house so hard that down the hallway, a door fell off its hinges and collapsed in the background. Lesnar came across at that moment as something closer to a movie monster with bolts on the side of his neck and steam coming out of his ears than a real human being. He was also the heavyweight champion of the UFC, something that weirdly threatened a lot of the UFCís own fan base.

Spike was drawing even bigger ratings that week counting down the 100 greatest fights in UFC history, a unique list that somehow excluded any wins by Tito Ortiz, and any matches involving Frank Shamrock, Pat Miletich, Don Frye or Maurice Smith. At the time, all of those fighters were out of favor with UFC management. Everything related to UFC was on fire.

Media interest in the product was off the charts. Radio sports talk hosts who didnít know an armbar from the local bar were having to scramble when callers kept wanting to talk about a sport that, in their traditional ideas, didnít count, because they never grew up with it.

The momentum built as Mir became the representative of everyone who had been bullied by a bigger kid on the playground.

Lesnar was heavily booed, although no more than Bisping had been earlier in the show. He largely mauled Mir throughout the fight, taking him down and using schoolyard tactics like grabbing him in a headlock with his left arm and punching on the ground with the right, busting Mirís face.

Mir had his lone moment early in the second round, a flying knee that momentarily led to Lesnar seeing stars. But Lesnar took him down again.

The crowd, which booed Lesnarís offense the entire fight, started chanting loudly, "Stand them up."

It was one of the more amazing chants in UFC history, because Lesnar was damaging Mir significantly on the ground at that time. It was the first time a crowd hated a fighter so much that they wanted to pervert the sport. A stand up at that moment would have been ridiculous, but the fans saw that their favorite, a skilled fighter, was having no luck getting out of a simple headlock on the ground, a move that isnít supposed to work in a high-level fight, because of the sheer power and wrestling control of his opponent.

As the chant grew louder, Lesnarís punches landed harder and Mir was in trouble. The chant suddenly stopped. Seconds later, Mir went limp and referee Herb Dean jumped in to stop the fight.

Lesnar started celebrating to both cheers for the finish, and boos. There was no handshake after this one.

A groggy Mir got up and Lesnar got right in his face and yelled, loudly, "Talk all the s*** you want now," and security grabbed Lesnar and pulled him away.

As Joe Rogan went to interview Lesnar, the champion said, "Frank Mir had a horseshoe up his ass (referring to the win Mir had talked about for the previous 17 months). I pulled it out and hit him over the head with it."

As the crowd booed him louder, he screamed, "I love it. I love it." He threw down his mouthpiece, and with drool coming down his mouth, started head-butting the cage. For the purists of the sport, this was their worst nightmare come to life. Yet, at no moment in history, was the sport ever more alive.

He talked about going home and drinking a Coors Light (which infuriated Dana White, who made him apologize at the press conference since UFC was sponsored by Bud Light). hanging out with his friends, and closed with, "And hell, I may even get on top of my wife. See ya later."

A lot of fans cheered. A lot more booed. Either reaction, it was the sound of money, and lots of it.

"I was so jacked up," Lesnar said at the press conference. "Iím used to selling pay-per-views. I come from a business that is purely entertainment. I screwed up, and I apologize."

The day of the fight, for the first time, and the only time, a UFC event captured the public like an Ali fight or a Tyson fight. The 1.6 million buys on pay-per-view trailed only Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Tysonís two fights with Evander Holyfield and one with Lennox Lewis on the all-time list.

Of the 20 most searched for items on the Internet that day, nine were related to the show. Some were obvious, like Lesnar, Mir, Lesnar vs. Mir, UFC 100, St-Pierre vs. Alves, Henderson knockout and Henderson vs. Bisping. Others not so obvious included Rena Mero, Lesnarís wife, a former model and wrestling personality who the champion talked of jumping on; Fedor Emelianenko, who suddenly became Lesnarís dream match opponent; and even "Jonny Jones," a 21-year-old undercard fighter in his third UFC match. Aside from boxer Arturo Gatti, who had died earlier that day, no other sports related search cracked the top 100.

This continued for days. Three days later, the talk had switched to who could beat Lesnar, as not only was Lesnar still the most searched for item in sports and among the most searched terms overall, but now Shane Carwin and Alistair Overeem hit the top 15. By contrast, the Major League Baseball All-Star game, one of the biggest institutions in sports, that took place that day, was No. 67.

In Mexico, where UFC had never had any significant ratings, the Lesnar vs. Mir fight drew slightly more viewers than the Mexican national soccer team did the next day.

Approximately 5,000 bars, restaurants and night clubs in the U.S. ordered the show, the largest number of locations that had ever ordered any pay-per-view event in history, with turn away crowds being the norm.

Lesnarís next opponent, his toughest ever, wasnít Fedor, Carwin or Overeem. It was diverticulitis and diverticulosis. An intestinal infection brought the monster to his knees, and nearly killed him. He missed a year, and came back for a title win over Carwin before he lost the title to current champion Cain Velasquez. The two fights came nowhere near UFC 100 numbers, but were still two of the biggest UFC events in history. While he was as big and strong as ever when he got into the cage with Velasquez, it was clear the illness had robbed him of some of his athletic gifts, and he didnít have the skill and experience to make up for that.

St-Pierre, who beat Alves by winning every round in a decision, would soon replace Lesnar as the companyís biggest draw, and go on to become an all-time great. Then-prelim fighter Jones, would follow St-Pierre in that position.

Mir continued to fight, and even had two more title fights, losing an interim title fight to Carwin and a later title fight to Junior Dos Santos.

Lesnar retired after a loss to Overeem, and returned to the WWE. With his success in the UFC, he signed an almost unprecedented deal, getting the best of both worlds. He signed a new multimillion dollar contract that called for him to do three matches and make about a dozen television appearances per year. In some peopleís eyes, his beating The Undertaker at last yearís WrestleMania before 72,000 fans at the Superdome in New Orleans was more significant than his wins over Couture and Mir.

The UFC has for the most part, continued to flourish. There have been ideas, like a St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva fight, that never materialized, that perhaps could have rivaled the interest of UFC 100. But they never happened and weíll never know.

Sometime, which should be around the summer of 2016, UFC 200 will be taking place. It may take some sleight of hand and numbers manipulation, but July, would be the perfect time, as the seven-year anniversary of UFCís biggest night.

That would a key ingredient. The other is having the right story with the right people come to fruition.

But if the lesson of UFC 100 is to be learned, itís not going to be something planned, or anything someone can foresee today. All itíll take is two strong, polarizing personalities from different worlds battling for a title after a first match that people canít stop debating. Itíll take something that heats up a fan base both in and outside of the MMA. And a door falling off its hinges at the right time wouldnít be the worst thing, either.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 20, 2014, 10:22:37 AM
Disney owns Marvel. Marvel owns Thor. Thor is now a woman, who is the daughter of king Odin. Thor is now a Disney Princess.

ó Brian (@DaftBrian) July 18, 2014


Coming to a walmart near you
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 19, 2014, 08:16:55 AM
Same thing happened in the late 80's.

Grey Hulk
The Captain (Steve Rogers in new black Costume)
New Iron Man red and gold armor
Thor in golden armor/Beta Ray Bill as Thor


All due to impending copyright legal issues.

It's a legal thing, not a creative one.


New 52 in DC was the same thing.

Superman had to change because DC almost lost a bunch of his mythos due to legal issues.

They had to prepare and change the entire universe landscape around him. Superman loves Wonder Woman now because they almost lost Lois Lane. The list goes on and on.

So much shit people never know about and the companies don't want you too because they know the people will rally around the creators and hurt their sales even more...

Comics are an evil business...

I see. I thought this whole process was to create a buzz for flagging sales. They would eventually restore the characters to their original state when the next avengers movie hits.

Care to elborate a bit more what type of legal issues would cause changes?
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 16, 2014, 10:19:42 PM
Grown man melting over comic book stuff.



That'll do Fermi...that'll do.


I wanted to put "thanks obama" instead of "thanks marvel" on the heading infuse a bit more humor/ outrage.

12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 16, 2014, 10:00:36 PM
First world problems  Roll Eyes

We take our fantasies seriously here in the first world.  Cry

 Cheesy
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 16, 2014, 09:50:44 PM
Confirming an earlier report, Marvel's Joe Quesada has revealed on The Colbert Report that Captain America himself, Steve Rogers, will soon be handing in his suit and shield. His replacement will be his partner Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon.

It's not exactly a shock. Wilson turned up in the latest Captain America movie, played by Anthony Mackie (who did a pretty good job), though he has of course been a regular in Marvel's comics since the 1960s.

The handover will take place in an upcoming issue of the Captain America comic series. Note that Wilson won't be the first black Captain America; Isaiah Bradley, a fellow product of the US Super Soldier program, wore the iconic costume and shield in a comic first published over a decade ago.


While details are scarce, we now know that this new Thor was saved by her predecessor, the former male Thor, who is no longer worthy to wield Mjolnir. The only other details we have is that this #1 issue will premiere in October under the supervision of Jason Aaron and Russell Dautermann.

Marvel's press release quotes writer Jason Aaron as saying: "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it's unlike any Thor we've ever seen before." The press release also says that whoever is worthy to hold the hammer gets to have the name Thor, so this really is Thor.


Wtf???  Are sales that bad?
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Tips for overcoming adrenal fatigue/stimulant tolerance, please on: July 16, 2014, 09:38:14 PM
You seem to be on the right track.  You'll need to taper off slowly.  Caffeine headaches are a bitch.

Yeah. I've been meaning to taper off caffeine but the damn headaches make me continue to postpone it. Maybe next vacation when the headaches don't interfere with work.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 09:34:32 PM
I agree.... but as for throwing nasty comments towards Justino, well... she has to have a good reason for it, and I could probably find out why, but as for right now I'm too lazy... I just love the bitch  Tongue Grin

There is a good reason for it. They will fight eventually. Unsurprisingly when Justino announced that she can't cut down to 135 for heath reasons the trash talking intensified with Dana joining in. Ronda and the UFC want that fight but they want it on their terms. It worked because now cyborg plans to cut down in December and Dana started asking the media if they really want to see Cyborg in the UFC. The stage is being set.

Btw your girl became the first mma fighter to win the ESPY. Mayweather won the best male athlete award.
They really need to fight now.


16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 09:10:48 PM
I have to admit I'm a supreme fan of ronda, but not a blind fan, I can appreciate greatness when I see one.

She has stated multiple times that she has the octagon ronda and the outside octagon ronda, when it's game time she will try to punch through her opponent and when she's not fighting she knows how to enjoy herself and enjoy life.

Even when interviewed before and after fight I have yet to see ronda act rudely or unprofessional, and just because she doesn't kiss ass doesn't mean she's a bad girl. When I see rondas hatez comments I just face palm every time. People should listen to ronda without biased views, for real.

Fact is people love the challenger until they become champion. Then they want the champion to fall. I recall the getbig threads on Gina Carano when she made her debut. Once she began winning more fights the tone changed from "'marry me Gina" to " fuck that overweight cow Carano". Same with Anderson. People loved anderson but as he began stretching his win record the people who wanted to see him lose began to multiply.

Ronda does throw some nasty comments towards Justino though.  Some of it is uncalled for since they aren't even in the same organization and weren't about to face off during the time she made those comments.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 08:57:38 PM
Of the two of them, which one is the one that wouldn't take the fight?  Think about it.

Justino and Howdy?

That fight will happen. I think the whole stalling thing was to give Honda enough time to improve her striking before facing Cristine. Justino apparently plans to cut down to 135 by the end of the year so we'll see how that works out. Dana's now more amenable to bringing her into the UFC.  That's a fight people want to see in the hopes that Justino will end Ronda's streak.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Question for the BOXING experts on: July 16, 2014, 08:46:13 PM
Do.prison fights to the death count ?

UNDISPUTED-ly.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 08:43:23 PM
"Say what you mean and mean what you say", right? I have watched probably every interview and lifestyle video of ronda in youtube and she  never really talks 'trash', she answers questions and then the media takes bits from here and there and makes it a headline. and the cattle follows.

Sounds like you're a diehard Howdy Honda Housey fan.... Cheesy. Nothing wrong with that.

A couple of my friends met her in vegas and apparently she was all giggly girly and very nice to talk to.  Completely different from "mean face" Ronda that steps into the Octagon. She does use the pro wrestling gimmicks from time to time..the four horsewomen, etc. She does trash talk - sometimes with a smile sometimes with a frown the latter mostly aimed at Justino. She uses it well to her advantage just like Chael did. Creates a buzz and sells tickets.




20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 08:13:10 PM
I hope you are wrong, I really do, because I personally believe Ronda is a real deal, every match she has had she has dominated like nothing else.

And she didn't really talk trash against womens bjj fighters, she just said she could beat all of them right now..  Grin

Yeah and unless she actually plans on competing in BJJ tournaments or these women take up MMA we'll never know if thats true.  Her coach is now screaming about how she's dropping experienced boxers in the gym etc. She  has improved her striking but c'mon.....Sounds to me like they're trying to give justino something to worry about.

I agree with you that she is the real deal and is very competitive. Anyone who makes it to the Olympics will most likely have a stronger drive and mental toughness to gut it out through adversity. Apparently her mom used to make her compete in judo tournaments despite the fact that she was nursing injuries. She has a champions mindset.

It's also not her fault that the other women competing aren't at her level. That's why she tends to dominate. She's the Royce of Womens MMA. However unlike Royce Ronda is working on improving her striking. Eventually people figured out Royce and that was the end of his "dominance". With Ronda  it may take a bit longer for women to catch up since she's constantly improving her game and may move on before a credible challenger is ready.


21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kanye summarized on: July 16, 2014, 07:52:43 PM
Thought it was a joke so googled it. Apparently they hired a body double for the damn baby.

The lives "celebrities" lead.... Roll Eyes
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 16, 2014, 07:35:42 PM
Its just a marketing gimmick.  Similar to Chael,  Ronda adopts a pro wrestling trash talking stance from time to time and it works. After all she borrowed her nickname from Roddy Piper. Dana caught on to it and keep it moving. It generates a lot of buzz, gets people talking and debating once again on the boxing vs MMA topic.

Before Mayweather she started speculating whether she could beat Cain Velasquez. She also started trash talking womens BJJ practitioners recently which got a whole lot of Brazilian women who compete all fired up.

There's no real fire in these stories just a lot of smoke that gets a lot  of attention....and forum discussions. It helps sell more payperviews with the hope of eventually having Ronda headline a card.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Blue stars - Discussion - are a mark of shame! on: July 11, 2014, 11:51:55 PM
Blue stars - serious bidness.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The BIG BAD WOLF is hungry for the Olympia! on: July 11, 2014, 11:47:11 PM
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Pic in pool - looks like a giant flotation devide.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ramadan Form :) on: July 11, 2014, 11:43:44 PM
Fixed

Requoted for quite possibly the best "fixed" post on this thread.

Nice
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