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Old 02-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There are a few instances in which a total domination is a real pleasure to watch, such as Penn vs. GSP II, Penn vs. Sanchez, and all kinds of other awesome beatdowns I could mention. But for the most part I think everyone prefers to see the back-and-forth battle. Just for fun I’ll mention some such as the Stout vs. Fisher fights, Quarry vs. Credeur, Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson, and most recently Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar.
quarry vs credeur was awesome and you could throw in nog vs randy
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Epic battle. I've always been a fan of competitive fights.

Domination's are not good fights. They're just good performances.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Epic battle. I've always been a fan of competitive fights.

Domination's are not good fights. They're just good performances.
Excellent way of putting it.

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Old 02-27-2010, 11:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For me it depends on who is fighting. If its one of my favorite fighters, I prefer a beatdown so I dont get all worked up and nervous and can just enjoy the fight.

If its two of my favorite fighters facing each other OR its two guys I dont particularly care for, then I prefer a close epic battle.

Its actually interesting that there is a thread for this because I often found myself saying "I dont really care who wins because (I really like both guys/I dont particularly care for either guy) but I just want a close competitive fight" and I didnt realize it until I read this thread.
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You must hate when GSP or BJ headlines then lol.
lmao my exact thought.

Personally I like both - dominations AND epic battles, depending on who's fighting
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I love watching close epic battles. However, when a fighter I really love absolutely desimates his opponent, I can't help but smile all the way through. It's alot easier on the nerves that way.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Shame all the recent epic battles haven't really involved cream of the crop fighters. I would give my right nipple for a full 5 round epic title battle. Shogun vs Machida came close but the last 2 rounds were poo.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Shame all the recent epic battles haven't really involved cream of the crop fighters. I would give my right nipple for a full 5 round epic title battle. Shogun vs Machida came close but the last 2 rounds were poo.
that would be the closest for me but if i saw the rampage vs hendo fight i probably would have been on the edge of my seat the entire fight and than would have went absolutly nuts the way rampage finished but i wasn't into MMA back than
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Shame all the recent epic battles haven't really involved cream of the crop fighters. I would give my right nipple for a full 5 round epic title battle. Shogun vs Machida came close but the last 2 rounds were poo.
I liked the last 2 rounds. I really liked that fight. Expect a re-watch thread about the show here soon.

Shogun vs Machida was insanely close. I can't stand when people say that Shogun was robbed. He wasn't. Machida won that fight. He just didn't get to be as dominant as he normally was. Great performance from Shogun.
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I like close epic battles. I mean I love watching GSP own whoever he fights. But fights like Chuck/Wandy are definitely my favorite.
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