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Posted: 2/24/2012 11:31:29 PM
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Posted: 2/24/2012 11:41:53 PM
Pretty sure he'll retire after this fight.
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Posted: 2/24/2012 11:44:28 PM
Bader just dropped from +190 to +170 at my book.

Put a unit on it.  Before I liked Rampage in this fight, but I could now see Bader grinding out a decision if Rampage gasses early, which I assume he will.
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Posted: 2/24/2012 11:46:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ctm1985:

Pretty sure he'll retire after this fight.

I had been hearing rumors that Rampage wans't 100% for this fight. I guess the weigh ins would lend a bit of credibility. Not sure if it's physical or mental but I do agree that this is likely his last fight. I believe that he wants to retire where his career began. I'm still seeing Bader at +200 at one of my books and I am all over it.
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Posted: 2/24/2012 11:58:32 PM
I also find it VERY interesting that Henderson came in @ 154


In all of his previous fights he has come in @ 156.  Granted this is a title fight so you have to be 155 or less, but I would have thought he would have been right on the 155 mark, not a full pound under.

He had said that he was going to bulk up more for this fight, but I'm wondering if that was straight up disinformation, as he looked noticeably leaner and more wiry at the weigh ins than I've ever remember him looking.

Not like he ever had problems with Cardio, but him coming in a lb under means he had no problems with the weight cut or getting acclimated to Japan.  He should still outweigh Frankie by about 20 lbs come fight time, but at least looks like he had a very healthy, easy cut.

Still haven't decided who I like in this fight.  Def not gonna play it big but will throw a unit on it for fun most likely, but leaning Hendo for now.
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Posted: 2/25/2012 1:22:23 AM
I thought Rampage would take this fight quite easily

After seeing his fat chubby behind weigh in today

HE DOESNT HAVE A friggin CHANCE IN HELL

Bader went from +220 at 5dimes to +175

I'm on Bader the younger more in shape fighter with much more on the line to lose than his opponent 

He needs to put page up against the fence and lean on him

tire him out

and pound him

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Posted: 2/25/2012 3:33:29 PM
it looks like we are going to see the end of an era in rampage.  i agree with everything being said in here so far and we shall chip in more without coming across as a rampage hater.  Rampage always has excuses for all his losses no matter what, amazingly i didn't hear as many excuses about the jon jones fight but we all well know how great he is.  Hell even after ufc 96 win vs jardine, rampage talked about how his jaw was in bad shape, and i'm pretty sure any other loss he would have endured that he ended up winning, he would have had excuses for those too.  He gets way too sensitive to criticism and i firmly believe he will have a nervous/mental breakdown unless he's got some really really smart people in his camp/family.  He already brought up the fact that he got injured during training camp and that's why he was not able to make weight.  

I watch all the press conferences and interviews and i have come to the conclusion that rampage has really bad knees.  Do you recall those sidekicks to the knees by jon jones and then i believe it was on one of karyn bryant's video feeds after the fight, rampage was getting attended to back stage and we were able to see and hear his knee/knees getting worked on.  The "crackle" sound from one of the knees would make you cringe.  Even during the rashad evans fight, rampage complained about him punching at his knees like he had a spy or something during training camp enough to know his knees were injured.

Rampage takedown defense to me is one of the best in mma, but bader can break this down with better cardio which anyone would question considering rampage weighs up to 250 pounds in between fights.  But having bad knees vs a strong wrestler like bader is not going to help him much in this fight.  As rampage stated during one of his interviews, he won't take any drugs that are addicting and it is my opinion he probably would not take any steroids for healing purposes in between fights, but injuries are part of almost every physical sport being played out there.  To me every single fighter goes into a fight with some kind of injury and if not they are very very lucky.  It's no wonder that rampage doesn't care about jiu jitsu aside from him wanting to put on a show standing up.
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