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What is this? 2nd Degree Brown Belt
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"Facts > Feelings"

What a wild ride. I happened to see UFC 3 live in 1994 and was hooked from the very first match, (Hackney/Yarborough).

Took to the internet, (which didn't even have pictures at that point), and found a chat group to talk shop with some early pioneers including Joe Silva who would go on to be the UFC matchmaker for a number of years.

Being the numbers geek that I am, started to form, then later publish rankings. At the start, it was collecting fight results from Blackbelt Magazine and ADCC News. Then struggling through the dark years, scouring the world for VHS tapes of UFC, Rings, Pancrase, Shooto, IVC, Extreme Fighting, SuperBrawl, and King of the Cage. LOL.

Was lucky enough to be in conversations with influential people and help propel the careers of many lesser-known fighters who would go on to do pretty well for themselves including Jonathan Goulet, Tomasz Drwal, Denis Kang, Tim Hague, and an unknown who would become UFC HW Champion, Tim Sylvia.

I even got to spend my 2nd honeymoon in Vegas, attending Tim Hague's UFC debut that I had a little to do with. :)

My interest started to fade when things got a little too "WWE" during the Brock Lesnar phase, but I am back with a vengeance and am loving how the UFC has stayed away from being political and focussed on being a little more sporting... at least trying to loosely adhere to a ranking system. haha

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Bout   Prediction   Points
Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev   wrong Elliott   KO/TKO   Round 1    
Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev   correct Chimaev   correct Decision     75
Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski II   correct Makhachev   Decision     50
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov   correct Nurmagomedov   correct Submission   Round 2     65
Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves   correct Aliskerov   correct KO/TKO   correct Round 1     100
Nathaniel Wood vs. Muhammad Naimov   wrong Wood   Decision    
Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry   wrong Basharat   Decision  
Anshul Jubli vs. Mike Breeden   wrong Jubli   Decision    
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Victoria Dudakova   correct Dudakova   correct Decision     75
Bruno Silva vs. Shara Magomedov   correct Magomedov   KO/TKO   Round 1     50
Sedriques Dumas vs. Abu Azaitar   correct Dumas   correct Decision     75
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker I   wrong Ankalaev   KO/TKO   Round 2  
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