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  1. I’m on the same episode as you and feel the exact same way. Not entirely gripped so far but I’m hoping for some twists and turns that flip the whole case soon. im curious about how the documentary came about, I don’t think it’s explained why there is a film crew present and why the suspect agreed to it. I don’t want to google it as I will inevitably spoil the whole thing.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Just watching the card now. The CM Punk fight was painful to watch. I don’t know the guy prior to his UFC career and yes, fair play to him for giving it a go and making a lot of money, but that second round in particular where he has full guard and does nothing was shocking. Couldn’t control the posture, no sweep attempts, didn’t try to stand up, punching off his back, Hail Mary triangle attempt - really bad, even for someone training 2 years or whatever. I hope this is end of this stuff (unlikely) - there were former champs and title contenders on the prelims instead of this amateur MMA fight. Also - this was hilarious.
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    Ghost?

    Not mad on the covers but the album proper is absolutely immense. Everything is so familiar feeling, but sounds huge and catchy as hell. There's a nod to Beat It in Miasma too, just before the FUCKING SAX! Absolute belter.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    I presume Wonderboy was able to stipulate the conditions here? Fair play to his team if so. That level of prolonged dehydration, KO is surely on the cards?
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    Barry - Bill Hader, HBO Hitman Comedy

    About 7 episodes in now - still enjoying it very much. I'm surprised this isn't getting any discussion in here - it's actually turned out to be quite good. I was completely wrong with my thoughts in the spoiler from my previous post. Spoilers below include episode 7 so don't click unless you're up to date. Anyway, worth checking out.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    I randomly met Gilbert Melendez yesterday at the baggage claim in SFO. I didn’t want to bother him for a pic as we were both just off a 6 hour flight but he was a thoroughly nice chap in the few minutes I was talking to him. He’s really small for someone who was competing at lightweight at one stage.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Oh I misheard that one then. I couldn’t find an article about the awards, so I had a quick look at Dana’s presser. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    In the press conference, Khabib seems to suggest that any GSP fight would be at 155lbs, which is ridiculous. As someone who seems to struggle to make lightweight himself, fighting GSP at 170lbs is the only thing that could make sense. Prime GSP would jab his face off, would circle away from the cage and punish Khabib for diving at the legs imo. We might even see Khabib on his back for that one. I feel a bit cheated now that we still haven’t seen Khabib tested at all. His path towards the belt has been a frustrating one, even before this week. Some of it wasn’t his fault (this week), sometimes it was (tiramisu weight cut). Who is his next fight? Eddie Alvarez seems to be the most logical choice right now and that would go some way towards legitimising Khabib as the current champ. I’m assuming we won’t see Tony for a year. However, after seeing his tweets this week, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was Nate Diaz. No one is getting a McGregor fight this year (or ever?) - Nate vs Khabib would probably do well, though whether it is an exciting fight would depend on Diaz’ attitude on the day. If he wants a money fight, this could be it (and perhaps he wants a money fight because his financial backer is currently in prison). Finally - I think JJ and Rose were robbed of a FOTN bonus. It went to the main event instead, which is a shame.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    Gutted but I admire Holloway for stepping in. We have angered the MMA Gods.
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    Barry - Bill Hader, HBO Hitman Comedy

    The first episode was good - Hader was nicely subdued as the depressed hitman, Stephen Root does Stephen Root (which I like) as Barry’s handler and Winkler is good fun as the acting coach. Not familiar with her but Sarah Goldberg was very good, I hope she gets more screen time as the show goes on. Not perfect by any means but I’m happy to have a 30 minute black comedy with a really solid cast. Few spoilery thoughts of the weaker moments:
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    Great albums released long after an artist's heyday

    Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression If this turns out to be a final record, I think it’s a very fine one. His heyday as a solo artist would have been in the 70s and the Stooges albums before that are legendary. It’s a great collaboration with Homme.
  12. Couldn't find a thread on this - I've added it to my watchlist after hearing it promoted on late night talk shows and podcasts. Barry is a reluctant hitman who gets sent to LA on a job, and discovers a love for acting. Stars Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg and Stephen Root. Starts on March 25th in the US - April on Sky Atlantic but couldn't find the exact date.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    This interview with Tony Ferguson has stoked the fires of hype for me: https://www.newsday.com/sports/mixed-martial-arts/tony-ferguson-s-plan-for-ufc-223-embarrass-khabib-nurmagomedov-1.17592673 Jesus Christ - I’m all aboard the hype train now. The kraken!!
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    I would laugh like a madman if Tony did an Imanari role into a heelhook for the win, 10th planet style. That would be the most insulting way to beat Khabib. Failed against Barboza mind you:
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    @Cosmic_Guru Yeah, that was a big hint but it was closer to the end I think. I thought the twist was going to be:
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