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    Once Mohawked Pete
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    Predictions for 2012

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:00 pm

    2/10 for me to beat this year......Here goes.

    1. Velasquez to regain HW title

    2. Fedor to fight in UFC

    3. Mir to get a shot at HW title....And gets smashed.

    4. Bitchping to get embarrassed in MW title shot

    5. Davis to take Jones to decision in LHW title

    6. Lesnar to retire

    7. Nick Diaz to be cut from UFC

    8. MMA to finally be sanctioned in New York


    Here's hoping that I continue my steady progression.....
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:30 pm

    Here goes...

    1) Silva will beat Sonnen in a rematch

    2) Jones will finish all his fights

    3) Lesnar will retire

    4) Chris Weidman will become a number one contender

    5) Both Diaz bros will get a title shot

    6) Velasquez will NOT regain his belt

    7) Edgar will not be lightweight champion and will move to featherweight

    Cool Aldo will move to lightweight
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Bulldog67 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:36 pm

    Once Mohawked Pete wrote:2/10 for me to beat this year......Here goes.

    4. Bitchping to get embarrassed in MW title shot


    that's a gimme, not a prediction Laughing
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  payneNglory1 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:24 pm

    BJ to fight Melendez in Strikeforce

    Fedor to fight Barnett

    Benavidez to become the first UFC 125lb champ

    Anderson Silva beats Sonnen

    Bones to go another year unbeaten

    Davis to beat Rashad and get a title shot

    Shogun to rematch Hendo and win

    Weidman to go undefeated

    Rhonda Rousey will win the 135lb belt

    Eddie Alverez regains his belt

    Cole konrad knocks an opponent out

    Rampage fights King Mo

    Mousassi fights Cavalcante for the strikeforce LHW title.

    Matt Hughes retires for good after getting sparked out in his last fight

    Glover Teixeira goes undefeated in the UFC

    Palhares gets a title shot

    Strikeforce put on an event outside the US

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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Sheldan on Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:17 am

    My predictions (optimistic thoughts):

    Bendo will beat Edgar, Edgar gets a rematch, loses again, then drops to FW, wins one match, then gets Aldo

    Pettis beats Lauzon, faces the Cerrone-Diaz winner, wins that, then we see Bendo-Pettis 2 for the LW title before the end of the year

    Florian to beat Sean Sherk in his first fight back at LW, then go over to Strikeforce to face Melendez

    Cain to face Mir next, and KO him in round 1

    Bisping to decision Maia, fight Silva in Manchester, and get KO'ed inside 2 rounds

    GSP WILL fight in 2012, and he will retain his belt against either Diaz/Condit (I can't split Condit and Diaz)

    Benavidez to win the 125 title

    Gina Carano WILL fight

    Vitor Belfort will send Wanderlei into retirement

    Ellenberger will beat Sanchez, then face Jon Fitch in a #1 contenders bout and face the winner of GSP VS Diaz/Condit in early 2013

    Alves VS Kampmann will be a FOTY candidate

    Fedor to lose to Guram Gugenishvili

    King Mo, Mousasi, Fejaio, Jacare, Kennedy, Melendez, Woodley WILL be in UFC by December 31st 2012

    Bones to go unbeaten

    Daley VS Marquardt takes place in BAMMA

    Rousey will win the 135 pound title

    The womens divisions will be abolished, and changed into a 1 weight 140 pound division

    Rousey VS Cyborg will be the first fight at the new weight class

    Shogun to win a rematch VS Hendo

    Ortiz to have a third fight with Griffin in his final UFC fight, and lose

    Josh Barnett WILL return to the UFC

    Miguel Torres WILL return to the UFC

    Brock Lesnar will retain the UFC heavyweight title (optimistic one Razz )

    Silva will defeat Sonnen

    Despite Dana saying in most of his interviews that UFC will be return to Abu Dhabi in the next few months, UFC will not return to Abu Dhabi in 2012

    Fighters cut/retire from UFC: - Gonzaga, Broughton, Morecraft, Ortiz, Rivera, Jason MacDonald, Cantwell, Schafer, Credeur, Camozzi, Natal, Dong Yi Yang, Jacoby, Hughes, Neer, Brown, Riddle, DaMarques Johnson, Roberts, Attonito, Wilks, Cope, Pierson, Funch, Mitchell, Prater, Wisniewski, Abedi, Head, Scanlon, Stumpf, Fisher, Sherk, Roller, Riley, Rafaello Oliveira, Gomi, Michael Johnson, Cody McKenzie, TJ O'Brien, Mitch Clarke, Grice, Omigawa, Yagin, Jeff Curran, Kid Yamamoto.

    I went a bit mad with my predictions haha Laughing seeing how a few are restricting it to 10 predictions, my main 10 from that list are:

    1. Bendo to beat Edgar
    2. Bones goes unbeaten
    3. Benavidez wins flyweight title
    4. Daley VS Marquardt for the WW BAMMA title
    5. Silva to beat Sonnen
    6. Silva to beat Bisping in Manchester
    7. Ortiz to lose his final fight to Forrest Griffin
    8. Edgar VS Aldo takes place at FW
    9. Barnett to return to the UFC
    10. GSP will defeat the Diaz/Condit winner

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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  exiledinmanila on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:15 am

    2010-1 out of 10
    2011-3 out of 10

    right here goes

    1. Uncle creepy for flyweight champ.
    2. Bendo LW champ
    3. Aoki to ufc
    4. Mousasi to ufc
    5. Rashad gets title shot,then gets injured.
    6. Aldo moves up
    7. Hunto Ko's Kongo
    8. Brock vs Mir 3
    9. Gsp comes back and finishes Diaz or Condit.No idea who wins that,looking forward to it tho.
    10.Anderson vs Sonnen 2,2nd round Ko by Anderson
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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:51 pm

    1. Ubereem to reign supreme Ko's Lesnar , JDS then Vitalli to raise the WBC HW strap....Ok the last one was far fetched Very Happy
    2. GSP misses all of 2012.
    3. Barnett pisses clean all year affraid
    4. Fedor ends up with Bellator to coincide with the 2013 Spike deal.
    5. Evans gets duped out of a LHW Title shot some how (probably Injury or Hendo)
    6. Aldo moves up and smashes Edgar in one Round.
    7. Forrest & Tito retire after their trilogy
    8. Chael Sonnen ends up MW champion and cut a heelish post fight promo dumps the strap and walks away hand in hand with Bob Arum as Arum & King form the Skin head homo fight league.....again maybe a little far fetched the latter.
    9. Jon Jones doesn't move up to HW.
    10. Hioki become FW champ.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Mryzyz on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:03 pm

    Barnett will win the SF HWGP and fight in the UFC after the SF HW division is folded

    GSP doesn't fight

    Rousey gets KOed by the cybernetic organism with lady parts

    JDS is still HW champ
    JJ is still LHW champ
    Sonnen is MW champ
    Diaz is WW champ
    Bendo is LW champ
    Hioki is FW champ (Aldo moves to 155)
    Faber is BW champ
    Benavidez is FW champ

    DREAM folds for good

    Brock retires

    UFC PPV sales lowest since '06

    MMA isn't legalised in NY

    Fedor fights in the UFC

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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Sheldan on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:06 pm

    Sheldan wrote:My predictions (optimistic thoughts):

    Miguel Torres WILL return to the UFC

    Even though this happened today, I'm counting it as being right Razz
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:08 pm

    Sheldan wrote:
    Sheldan wrote:My predictions (optimistic thoughts):

    Miguel Torres WILL return to the UFC

    Even though this happened today, I'm counting it as being right Razz

    Only one problem....It's still 2011, so does this mean that you are predicting Torres to leave/be cut and then return again in 2012? clown
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Sheldan on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:09 pm

    Since his first fight back won't be until 2012, I was technically sort of right Wink
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Mryzyz on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:10 pm


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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:02 am

    Miguel Torres WILL return to the UFC

    Decent start Sheldan Very Happy
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:51 am

    Junior Dos Santos to remain HW Champ beating the Reem and Frank Mir
    Sonnen to win the MW title off Anderson and then DESTROY Michael Bitchping
    Diaz to beat Condit and GSP and be WW Champ
    Bendo to beat Edgar, Melendez to move across and beat Bendo
    Aldo and Cruz to remain champions

    Lesnar to retire
    Anderson to retire
    Ramplod to retire
    Griffin to retire

    Spong to join the UFC and wreck people

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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  thebadgersbits on Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:09 am

    JDS STAYS TOP DOG
    OVEREEM TO SMASH THAT COCK LESNAR TO OBLIVION (HOPE)
    GSP AVOIDS DIAZ ALL YEAR
    JON JONES SENDS EVERYONE TO SLEEP DURING A PRE FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE THROUGH SHEER BOREDOM
    SHOGUN ACTUALLY PREPARES FOR A FIGHT
    PRIDE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS
    TITO,FORREST RAMPAGE ALL RETIRE
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  pinsman on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:13 pm

    If spong comes to the UFC ill quite possibly jizz in my pants!! He'd be fucking awesome at light heavy, with some takedown defence I could see him beating Bones.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  payneNglory1 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:27 pm

    I'm sure Spong mentioned he was thinking about it,when I think it was,Hawani interviewed him,pre UFC 133,when he was helping Rashad get ready for Tito.

    I believe he said something along the lines of,he's joined the Blackzilians to pick up some ground fighting techniques to see if he is capable of making the switch to MMA.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Once Mohawked Pete on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:38 pm

    http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/aol-sports/tyrone-spong-ufc-133-interview/1092903462001
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:46 am

    pinsman wrote:If spong comes to the UFC ill quite possibly jizz in my pants!! He'd be fucking awesome at light heavy, with some takedown defence I could see him beating Bones.

    He's trained with Rashad and Mo. I reckon those two can teach him takedown defence. He wouldn't need it anyway. One punch and Jones will shit himself. One leg kick and he'll stop fighting.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  pinsman on Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:55 pm

    SpOng would snap jones twigg like legs in one foul swoop!!! Laughing
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  payneNglory1 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:41 pm

    Thought we needed reminding of everyone's predictions for the year just past.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:55 pm

    Fair to say mine were awful even though some were tongue in cheek. Laughing

    Someone should start a 2013 one.
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    Re: Predictions for 2012

    Post  sunthunder on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:28 pm

    Sheldan's avatar. That's all this has reminded me of!

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