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TUF 6 fighter Tommy Speer retires

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Its a bit late but I couldnt find it posted....

"The Ultimate Fighter 6" runner-up Tommy Speer may be choosing a life on the farm over one inside a cage.
Speer, after a majority decision loss on Saturday, told the Virginian-Pilot that he’s done fighting.




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Post #1   12/19/08 11:56:03AM   

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Shame

Post #2   12/19/08 12:08:04PM   

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Doesn't matter, Tommy was a good fighter with a bad training camp, he did most of his training on the farm. He he trained with someone good he could be great.

Post #3   12/19/08 12:10:14PM   

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yep/....and his stand up was extremely poor.....if he just got a boxing and bjj instructor, he could start making some waves, let alone a good camp....oh well, when your heart isnt in it, your not gonna win

Post #4   12/19/08 12:28:12PM   

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He backed off on the retirement talk... follow the link:

Speer reneges on retirement talk

Post #5   12/19/08 12:29:56PM   

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He's a bum. He's a strong wrestler but thats it. If he continues to fight he will never be UFC caliber.

Post #6   12/19/08 12:52:15PM   

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In that last interview he says he needs to work on his wrestling more...I hope he doesnt believe he can get by on wrestling alone.

Post #7   12/19/08 12:56:38PM   

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I thought he was training with HIT squad

Post #8   12/19/08 1:06:28PM   

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Posted by higdon10

He's a bum. He's a strong wrestler but thats it. If he continues to fight he will never be UFC caliber.




And how many former and current UFC champs were nothing more than strong wrestlers when they started. Being a strong wrestler is one of if not the best base you can have in MMA.

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its a great base but if anything thats his strengh now what he needs to work on

Post #10   12/19/08 9:57:55PM   

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I find it funny how he beat War Machine, Saunders, and Gerogie (all of who had sucess in the UFC) yet couldn't have sucess himself.

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that was quick

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Posted by higdon10

He's a bum. He's a strong wrestler but thats it. If he continues to fight he will never be UFC caliber.



A bum? really? A farmer and a young aspiring fighter that's nowhere near where he could be if he dedicated himself full time in the proper training atmosphere would be a better choice of words. When you call a fighter a bum you need to ask yourself..What has he done so wrong to be deserving of this treatment from someone I would bet my left nut is an absolute nobody in the MMA world? As well as: Can I do better? What's my record?

Not doging on you because I've probably done same thing at some point in the past but I don't think he is deserving of this label. I'll just assume you don't personally find him exciting or talented and used the wrong choice of words to get this point across.

Post #13   12/20/08 12:10:33AM