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    Default Praise indeed for Brad Pickett

    It netted him a $50,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus and a $50,000 "Submission of the Night" award, but McDonald was still a bit perplexed by Pickett's ability to fight through a truly staggering first-round onslaught of punches.

    "I was really confused whether he had the toughest chin I had ever touched or whether I lost all my knockout power between camps," McDonald said after the fight. "More than anything, it was just realizing, 'I donít think I can put this guy away like I normally do. I touched him so many times. He's fallen like three times, and he keeps getting back up. I'm going to take the pace and power down a tiny bit and keep landing shots, keep touching him.'

    "It's kind of draining when you hit someone like that and you get that huge rush of adrenaline three or four times in a fight."
    apart smashing or submitting everyone in 30 seconds, being tough and resilient is what i respect most about fighters. God bless Brad, what a machine.

    in fact that isn't true. I respect toughness and willingness to continue through pain more than i respect winning.

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    Yea he is doing great out there.
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    Some fighters are too tough for their own good. Guys like Brad Pickett and Frankie Edgar are superhuman but I do worry what the impact of the punishment they've taken in their careers might do to them later in life.

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    yeah Brad is tough for sure, I think Brad, like Bisping, play the kind of "Gatekeeper" roles within the UFC where as they probably won't get near enough to the belt to get a shot but are legit guys to have in the rankings
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim2007 View Post
    yeah Brad is tough for sure, I think Brad, like Bisping, play the kind of "Gatekeeper" roles within the UFC where as they probably won't get near enough to the belt to get a shot but are legit guys to have in the rankings
    I'm not do sure gatekeeper is the right term as both of these guys are solid top ten fighters! They do share the same problem that they just can't quite beat the top guys. Pickett imo is the best British fighter in the roster simply because of his attitude to fighting. Love mike but he plays the game and is a point scorer! I'll miss brad when he's done (probably sooner rather than later with the punishment he takes) because he is, imo, a dying breed in this sport! There's a very good reason why Dana loves him

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim2007 View Post
    yeah Brad is tough for sure, I think Brad, like Bisping, play the kind of "Gatekeeper" roles within the UFC where as they probably won't get near enough to the belt to get a shot but are legit guys to have in the rankings
    brad smashed a current ufc champion. and put in a brave performance against a future champion. you're probably right he won't be a champion, but i think a couple of wins in a row would get him close to a shot. deserves to be top 5 imo, quality fighter.

    hes the most underated fighter on the planet in my mind. noone even barely mentions him amongst uk mma, its always bisping and hardy.

    above everything, regardless of wins he always puts on a show and is tough as nails.
    he's a bit like clay guida.
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    [QUOTE=londonpride;878305]hes the most underated fighter on the planet in my mind. noone even barely mentions him amongst uk mma, its always bisping and hardy.UOTE]

    Bang on!!! He's a ture warrior; good in every area of MMA and is never in a dull fight, The UK's best in my opinion. I genuinely can't understand why he doesn't get the attention/media he deserves. I appreciate he isn't as contentious as Bisping or Hardy and that's probably answered my own question!

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    It was an admirable show of warrior spirit but hopefully it's the last time he takes a beating like that.
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    I used to like McDonald till he came out with that gay shout about beating Englishmen in the post fight interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
    I used to like McDonald till he came out with that gay shout about beating Englishmen in the post fight interview
    yeah i agree! wtf was that shit had nothing to do with the fights

    thats like a British fighter saying that to a german fighter about the war and shit.

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