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MMA FightPicker Recap: WEC 47 Ruins Everybody’s Life


(Left: WEC 47′s ugliest bloodbath. Right: WEC 47′s second-ugliest bloodbath.)

To the general public, March 6th seemed like any other Saturday. But for those of us who watched WEC 47, it was Opposite Day. Miguel Torres fought without his usual aggression and paid the ultimate price. Brian Bowles got absolutely clowned by Dominick Cruz and became the first fighter to be stopped by Cruz in the WEC. Stoppages outscored decisions, 8-3. The Fight of the Night went to a split freakin’ draw.

As you can imagine, few of us did well in our MMA FightPicker pools. Even our great leader Aaron Rampey didn’t win first place in any of his, though he did manage to tack on 112 chips to his grand total, and still sits comfortably in first place. This seems like a good time to mention that I, BG, tied with Rampey in our Contender Pool, while BF failed about as hard as we all figured he would. Surf_Finland won our pool (congrats!), which helped him move to the #2 spot in FightPicker’s current Top 5:

Aaron Rampey: 1,758
surf_finland: 829
Me: 800
Peetee: 800
ToothGuy: 796

Now that that’s behind us, what do we have to look forward to this week?


Well, we’re not going to lie to you: It’s kind of a slow week. Luckily, King of the Cage always has fights going on somewhere. For example, this Friday at "Uprising II" in Vancouver Island, Adam Gabel (7-1) and Charlie Zak (4-2) will battle for KOTC’s Canadian lightweight title, while Belgium’s Bastien Huveneers and Brazilian Capoeira specialist Marcus Vinicios meet in an "international super fight." The next day at "Upper Cut" in Laughlin, Nevada, Thomas Kenney and Scottie Merritt throw down in a 160-pound headlining match. For more info, hit up KingoftheCage.com.

We also have four questions related to SportFight 27 in Grand Ronde, Oregon, where Roddy Piper’s son Colt Toombs (4-0 amateur, 0-1 pro) will return against Roy Bradshaw.

To get some big-name heat in this week’s pools, we’ve included Manny Pacquiao‘s WBO welterweight title fight against Joshua Clottey, which goes down this Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Let us know who wins (hint: Pacquiao will win), whether it will go to a decision, and if you think there will be an early knockdown. Okay? Then let’s get started

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steampunk22- March 10, 2010 at 12:29 am
@aaronrampey

Interesting. I thought it was pretty clear that I was "polling the audience" as to how THEY were going to respond not me. Also given that that the next couple of posts were phrased in the capacity.



That has little to nothing to do with me. So, uhhhh, yeah.

Lighten up.

:)
ToothGuy- March 9, 2010 at 11:36 am
SUP.
aarondramp- March 9, 2010 at 9:25 am
@steampunk22

I was simply saying that someone implying they hold the powers of forgiveness or ridicule is pretty douchey.
steampunk22- March 9, 2010 at 8:40 am
@Rex13

Dammit you two, keep it down over there! I'm trying to to get a violent handy-j from C-Sample's mom in the far stall. Although I've had a little too much to drink and she's basically just mashing it at this point.

:)
ReX13- March 9, 2010 at 5:38 am
Jesus Christ fellas, i thought we were all friends.

I'm with Purple Pickle--in the middle stall, fantasizing and breathing heavily.

steampunk22- March 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm
@aaronrampey

Well, technically you got a little defensive with me for even suggesting that you be ridiculed, even though I didn't actually say anything bad. But based on your first comment I shouldn't be surprised.

Was merely polling the crowd, but thanks for being a dick about it.

Oh, I don't wear mma shirts with skulls on them either. How very clever of you for suggesting it though. You're such a clever, wicked child, aren't you?

Cheers mate. Shrug it off. Move along.

;P

SouthSideEssay- March 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm
@ PurplePickle
Literally had to remake my account(recover password) to tell you how hard I laughed at that shit.
YesSir47- March 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm
aarondramp-

I guess I have to forgive now you have clarified the original intention of your comment...I was kind of hoping you would get defensive and try to come back with a snappy insult which would open the the doors to mercilessly ridicule you- way to ruin the fun asshole!
PurplePickle- March 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm
If I earned a CP tag I would print the screen, lock myself in the bathroom, and jerk to it. Twice.

And that's at work. I won't even get into how it would effect my home life.
aarondramp- March 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm
My original comment really was just a reaction to seeing my name in a tag from my favorite site...I was simply referencing that.

But steampunk: go ahead and try to ridicule...there's really not anything that you can say. Your comment was the douchiest of all. You are probably wearing an MMA shirt with skulls on it.
PurplePickle- March 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm
@ aarondramp

Rock out with your cock out, son. Don't be ashamed of your excellence (or blind fucking luck).

@ jimbonics

Cut that shit out, this aint sherdog.
Organ Donor- March 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Let's forgive, and to show there are no hard feelings, let's all chip in to get the Axe ball cleaning lady to give Rampey a cleansing.
steampunk22- March 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Well boys, forgive and forget or mercilessly ridicule?
aarondramp- March 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm
I re-read what I posted and I totally deserved the comments.
aarondramp- March 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm
Twas only said as a joke...sorry that my attempt at having a little fun was not well received. I will avoid commenting on these from here on out.
YesSir47- March 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm
@Rex13 and Steampunk22-

Haha Agreed-

Sorry Aaron Rampey- for the most part I'm not a hater but your comment showed you find yourself way too special for such a douche accomplishment...if you kept quiet and said nothing at all you would have kept some respect from your fellow posters, but now...

Nut Puncher 9000- March 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm
I heard some guy named Nut Puncher won 5. He must be good.
steampunk22- March 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm
@Rex13

LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

Slow clap for Aaron Rampey.
budsellers- March 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm
the worst score i had out of a handful of pools was 20 so this post makes me feel less bad about myself. it is also the worst score i have had yet and i expect the same happened to most of us...
mt59801- March 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm
This one actually offset my shitty picks from the last UFC even w/the bowles torres upsets.
ReX13- March 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm
aarondramp Says:
Mon, 03/08/2010 - 15:15
I feel okay about my loss of chips because I have been added as a tag.



Hey guys, i totally have a new goal in life now.
kellyman- March 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Toombs is out, so is Gabel - fightpicker needs an update.
aarondramp- March 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm
I feel okay about my loss of chips because I have been added as a tag.

I'm just glad I didn't enter more pools so that I still have some chips left.
ReX13- March 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Hopefully this does not precipitate another Ipecac Challenge.


Please, please, please, do not do another one.
steampunk22- March 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Fowlkes must've consulted Curt Sample and UFC Fan on his picks.

Tsk tsk.
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