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    [QUOTE=Zanmato;899840]The title has come late to...

    [QUOTE=Zanmato;899840]The title has come late to Bisping. He is 37, and was fighting in mixed martial arts before they had even coined the name. “Back then in the early 90s people weren’t calling it...
  2. Bumped to the top because the irony was...

    Bumped to the top because the irony was irresistible. Almost 8 months on and still no reply
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    I've never been a big fan of Bisping (especially...

    I've never been a big fan of Bisping (especially after the [admittedly disputed] spitting incident about 5 years ago) but after reading this thread several times and reflecting on it, I was amazed...
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    A bit of a tangential answer but right now if I...

    A bit of a tangential answer but right now if I were a continental European I would be asking myself

    Is it really that surprising that the population of the UK don't know their political and...
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    Moston, near the police HQ. SBG was my first...

    Moston, near the police HQ. SBG was my first thought together with Predators but wasn't sure if there was anywhere else
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    Reputable MMA gyms in manchester

    With apologies for a post that seems to be the kind of thing we got here about ten years ago

    A teenage relative has asked my advice on MMA gyms in Central, North or East Manchester. I'm a bit out...
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    For a breif moment I thought that was a reference...

    For a breif moment I thought that was a reference to Britain's PM in the second World War and an ironic comment about the UFC bringing back another 'blast from the past'
  8. I'm in favour of anything that improves safety...

    I'm in favour of anything that improves safety for fighters but why not make the Specific gravity urine tests mandatory. "Have the ability to" makes it sound like an optional extra

    These days you...
  9. Carols Newton's gently suggestive remark at one...

    Carols Newton's gently suggestive remark at one of the press conferences about why "the ladies" like jiu jitsu guys so much (IIRC something to do with flexibility and being able to get into...
  10. First the disclaimer.: I only read about three...

    First the disclaimer.: I only read about three quarters of it because I thought it was tediously long and didn't tell me anything I didn't know and I haven't read any of the on line comments.

    That...
  11. Interesting question. I don't like smack talk but...

    Interesting question. I don't like smack talk but nothing to do with TMA background. I just think it's childish at one level and ill-mannered at another which is probably due to being a 59 year old...
  12. Thank you (ten letters)

    Thank you (ten letters)
  13. That's an interesting question; but weren't ...

    That's an interesting question; but weren't 'traditional martial arts values' repackaged and commodified to sell TMAs to a Western audience in the first place and then diluted, eroded etc as the...
  14. I've got a busy week ahead but there are some...

    I've got a busy week ahead but there are some really interesting things there. Briefly I think the shift in the popular press from using 'martial arts expert' to 'cage fighter' for anyone who has...
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    I wonder how he'll feel about it this time next...

    I wonder how he'll feel about it this time next year when he's in a more reflective mood and this is indelibly on the net for God knows how long.Good singing voice though.
  16. Great reply Jimmy. Now let's sit back and see if...

    Great reply Jimmy. Now let's sit back and see if anyone else is interested in the kind of thoughtful debate we often used to have on this forum.

    I don't know what makes me more nostalgic about...
  17. Sorry Jimmy but I don't exactly agree with you on...

    Sorry Jimmy but I don't exactly agree with you on this one. If you strip away some of emotional language and the melodrama, I think she does have a point. There are certainly working class gentlemen...
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    Obviously there is the role model issue...but at...

    Obviously there is the role model issue...but at the end of the day in MMA isn't cannabis a performance IMPAIRING drug rather than a performance enhancing drug?
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    Useless information alert When I was doing...

    Useless information alert

    When I was doing research on parks a few years back, I discovered that Wicksteed (probably the oldest manufacturer of parks equipment in the UK) originally intended all...
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    Outdoor gyms for adults have been gradually...

    Outdoor gyms for adults have been gradually introduced into parks over the last three four to five years. Also 6 years ago, there was climbing frame type stuff on the beach at Coney Island when I...
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    Definitely not. No-one wants to be accused of...

    Definitely not. No-one wants to be accused of sexual harassment because their colleague has taken offence at being asked for a date :)
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    Poll: Given all the fanfare and hype, I would have...

    Given all the fanfare and hype, I would have expected something much more spectacular. It's not exactly at the cutting edge of fashion (and that from a person whose primary choice for tailors is...
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    To be fair to Aaron though, he does have many...

    To be fair to Aaron though, he does have many good points and I've seen him go out of his way to help others out on many occasions
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    Aaron once reacted to me clumsily but genuinely...

    Aaron once reacted to me clumsily but genuinely accidentally dropping my body weight through my knee onto his toe when drilling shoots as if it was a deliberate assault and spent the next 3 weeks...
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    I was but I think I was only known on line as...

    I was but I think I was only known on line as John RH on Tung fu
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