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unbeknownst
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01.02.2016 | 12:19 AM ET

Pretend to be Mystic Mac and make your bold or off the wall predictions for this coming MMA year.

* Edited at 01.02.2016, 3:45 AM ET *

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unbeknownst
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01.02.2016 | 12:20 AM ET

- CM Punk fights and wins.

- GSP makes his comeback. Fights Benson Henderson.

-  UFC 200 breaks all the records (buys and gate).

- Fedor fights for Bellator in their Bellator: Dynamite 2 card. Fights Bobby Lashley.

- Rampage returns to Bellator and is allowed to fight for Rizin too.

- 4 UFC titles change hands by years end.

- McGregor holds two belts simultaneously.

- Nick Diaz' suspension and fine are both reduced. 

- Zuffa sells the UFC.

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01.02.2016 | 2:40 AM ET

1.)  Conor McGregor loses his FW belt to Frankie Edgar

2.)  Alistair Overeem will finally become Heavyweight Champion

3.)  UFC 198 will take place in Madison Square Garden

4.)  UFC 200 will do at least 2 million buys

5.)  GSP will come back and fight Robbie Lawler

6.)  The UFC will add a Women's Flyweight division by the end of the year

7.)  More fighters will leave the UFC and join organizations like RIZIN and Bellator

8.)  ESPN will pick up World Series of Fighting after their contract with NBCSN expires

9.)  Nick Diaz will get back his money from the NSAC and have his suspension cut down to 1 1/2 years

10.) The UFC will have fight cards in Netherlands and Puerto Rico

11.) Bellator's ratings will improve on Spike

12.) Zuffa will lose the anti-trust lawsuit

13.)  Dana White will step down as UFC president by the end of 2016

* Edited at 01.02.2016, 2:41 AM ET *

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legacyofmisfortune
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01.02.2016 | 4:08 AM ET

JDS losses two more times and retires

DC losses to Jones and moves up to HW

Namajunas wins the title in the second half of the year

Rousey Losses to Holm again and retires to Hollywood (realizes she cant act and comes back 2 years later)

RDA keeps his belt, defeats the remaining top 5

Askren comes back to Bellator

Maia finally fights for the WW title after winning 2 fights in 2016 gets KO'd by Lawler, moves up to 185

Demetrious losses his belt

Dominic Cruz fights 3 times and wins them all earning a titleshot






"he is going to the hospital, and im going to the after party, ha ha ha" Nate Diaz

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01.02.2016 | 8:44 AM ET

^Cruz is fighting for the title in a few weeks.

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

legacyofmisfortune
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01.02.2016 | 11:58 AM ET

but he'll lose

nah I just forgot

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01.02.2016 | 12:30 PM ET

George St. Pierre returns to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 200.


Khabib never fights in 2016, retires due to injuries.

UFC does not come to New York this year.

Ronda Rousey loses Holm again, retires.

Mighty Mouse stats undefeated in 2016, becoming the No. 1 P4P

Yoel Romero gets popped for steroids and is fined for 3 years.

Tony Ferguson or Jose Aldo become the UFC lightweight champion. 

Fedor loses this year.

"You fight midgets" - Nate Diaz

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01.02.2016 | 1:29 PM ET

Edgar beats McGregor to be champ.

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jersey0525
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01.02.2016 | 5:56 PM ET

- championship turnover continues, as 
--werdum loses to a motivated and not in mexico cain, who loses to a newly heavyweight size jon jones
--condit beats lawler by decision and then loses his first defense to tyron woodley
--luke rockhold loses to yoel romero, who then fights a classic in rematch vs jacare.
--tj dillashaw loses to cruz

-connor mcgregor and nate diaz combine for the most entertaining and epic press tour in history leading up to ufc 200.

-speaking of ufc 200, holm repeats against rousey and jon jones beats cain.

-stephen thompson ends the year as number one contender after consecutive victories over johny hendricks and robbie lawler 

-nick diaz will fight in the year

-cruz vs dillashaw becomes an epic trilogy

-mighty mouse is so dominant that he doesnt headline a single ppv, instead being the co main or fighting on free tv.

-bonus, tate wrestle****s holm in late 2016, and then immediately loses for the third time to rousey, who then loses for the third time to holm, who loses the rematch to tate, who los.......

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jersey0525
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01.02.2016 | 5:58 PM ET

curious who legacy thinks will beat mighty mouse

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01.02.2016 | 6:07 PM ET

I'll just list who I think will be the champions by the end of the year. 

HW - Cain Velasquez
LHW - Jon Jones
MW - Luke Rockhold
WW - Carlos Condit
LW - Khabib Nurmagomedov
FW - Frankie Edgar
BW - Dominick Cruz
FlyW - Demetrious Johnson
WBW - Holly Holm
WSW - Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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01.03.2016 | 9:47 AM ET

I think Miocic will be champ by the end of this year.

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

MikeLovesTacos XD
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01.03.2016 | 10:41 AM ET

One of the prediction I made for 2015 didn't happen, but I'll give it another shot. 

Stipe Miocic will beat Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight championship 

"Is normal. Everybody go down." -- Patricky Pitbull

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01.03.2016 | 12:47 PM ET

^Exactly. My guess is by November or December.
I think Werdum beats Velasquez again.

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01.03.2016 | 12:48 PM ET

End of 2016 champions:

HW: Jon Jones

LW: Anthony Johnson

MW: Chris Weidman

WW: Robbie Lawler

LW: Conor McGregor

FW: Frankie Edgar
BW: Dominick Cruz

FLW: Demetrious Johnson

Women's BW: Holly Holm

STRW: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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01.03.2016 | 4:16 PM ET

(1) UFC Fighters Make Progress Toward Unionizing / Or The Muhammad Ali Act In MMA

(2) McGregor Vs Dos Anjos Headlines UFC 200 / Holm Vs Rousey Co-Main

(3) Jon Jones Loses A Close Decision To Daniel Cormier In His Return Fight

(4) More Top Level Fighters Move Up In Weight To Avoid Weight Cutting Ala Benson Henderson & Dustin Poirer 

(5) Brian Stann Replaces Joe Rogan Once His Contract Expires 

(6) Mighty Mouse Starts To Draw More Fan Interest As He Gets Closer To Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record 

(7) UFC Breaks Revenue Record Set In 2015 / Start To Get Criticized More Then Ever By Main Stream Media About Fighter Pay

(8) Urjiah Faber Finally Gets The UFC Belt 

(9) FOTY Happens In The LHW Division

(10) CM Punks Past Wrestling Injuries Keep Him For Kickstarting His MMA Carrier 
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01.03.2016 | 5:24 PM ET

McGregor loses his next fight and they give him an immediate rematch.
UFC 200 breaks the PPV records for MMA.
Weidman wins back his title.
Anderson Silva retires.

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01.03.2016 | 5:30 PM ET

.

Robbie lawler defeats Condit by split decision

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01.04.2016 | 2:34 AM ET

I'll predict the main-events for the major UFC shows up till UFC 200.

UFC FN 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs. Bader

UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez II

UFC 197: *Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate & Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

UFC on FOX 19: RDA vs. Tony Ferguson 

UFC 198: Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar & Jon Jones vs. DC II (Madison Square Garden)

UFC 199: Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero & Dillashaw/Cruz  vs. Uriah Faber

TUF 23: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha II

UFC 200:
- Holly Holm* vs. Ronda Rousey II
- Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
- GSP vs. Anderson Silva
- CM Punk vs. (TBD - Looking for a Fight)
- Josh Barnett vs. Alistair Overeem (obligatory high profile HW fight)

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01.04.2016 | 7:39 AM ET

Don't agree on McGregor in 198. I think they want him for 200. 

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01.04.2016 | 12:14 PM ET

Phill Davis Bellator champion


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