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Maurice Smith v Marco Ruas Superfight

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IFL Superfight for IFL Chicago on 5/19

Thoughts on this fight??? I'm excited to see these two old men fight, both haven't fought in 6 or so years

ps...the code "IFLCHI" will get you $10 off $90 and $50 tickets. It's not done through ticketmaster so there aren't as many junk fees

Post #1   3/23/07 10:29:50AM   

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i hope it actually happens this time... it couldnt happen last time because the athletic commission had a problem with their ages.. if it does, should be an interesting fight.. id take mo by KO

Post #2   3/23/07 11:32:53AM   

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Posted by ffforgottenx

i hope it actually happens this time... it couldnt happen last time because the athletic commission had a problem with their ages.. if it does, should be an interesting fight.. id take mo by KO



Ruas by TKO. It did suck when they couldn fight. Man max age should be 50.

Post #3   3/23/07 11:57:31AM   

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i was a huge ruas fan back in the day, and i would definately tune in to this fight, mo was mr upset in the ufc and is a great fighter and trainer as well. i would really like to see this for nostalgic reasons if nothing else.

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Posted by madmarck


Posted by ffforgottenx

i hope it actually happens this time... it couldnt happen last time because the athletic commission had a problem with their ages.. if it does, should be an interesting fight.. id take mo by KO



Ruas by TKO. It did suck when they couldn fight. Man max age should be 50.



What is the max age?

Post #5   3/23/07 1:46:59PM   

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They both love leg kicks, but I think Ruas would be smart to take him down. Otherwise I say Mo by KO.

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Honestly I think this fight is going to be pretty sad. Last time Mo Smith fought, he got schooled by Rick Roofus in K-1, who isn't a very good kickboxer in the grand scheme of things. Ruas tends to do ok but gasses easily. I hope for both their sakes its a short and sweet fight.

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im eager to see it

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I say I give this fight to Ruas.

Overall I was not that impressed with Mo's fights. Sure he had a few good ones in the early UFC days, but I think Ruas is more skilled overall.

How old is Ruas anyways?

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Posted by pv3Hpv3p


Posted by madmarck


Posted by ffforgottenx

i hope it actually happens this time... it couldnt happen last time because the athletic commission had a problem with their ages.. if it does, should be an interesting fight.. id take mo by KO



Ruas by TKO. It did suck when they couldn fight. Man max age should be 50.



What is the max age?



Dunno. But i know Severn is over 50 and some guy who is like 60 something won a fight awhile back.

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Posted by Rush

I say I give this fight to Ruas.

Overall I was not that impressed with Mo's fights. Sure he had a few good ones in the early UFC days, but I think Ruas is more skilled overall.

How old is Ruas anyways?



I think they're both 45, give or take a few months.

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I'm exicited for this fight especially since I'm going to see it live. This is my first MMA event that I'm going to see live so I don't really know what to expect.

I'd pick Ruas by TKO. Even though Ruas lost to Smith in UFC 21 due to corner stoppage.

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Posted by Svartorm

Honestly I think this fight is going to be pretty sad. Last time Mo Smith fought, he got schooled by Rick Roofus in K-1, who isn't a very good kickboxer in the grand scheme of things. Ruas tends to do ok but gasses easily. I hope for both their sakes its a short and sweet fight.



i cant believe you said rick roufus wasnt very good. to me he is like royce gracie is to mma, i train at his gym so i am a little biased here, but roufus is a legend in kickboxing for good reason, hes beaten almost every big name in kickboxing and kicked peoples asses well into his 40's. anyways im not trying to flame here but i think a pioneer like roufus deserves the credit hes earned.

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Posted by PeteD

I'm exicited for this fight especially since I'm going to see it live. This is my first MMA event that I'm going to see live so I don't really know what to expect.

I'd pick Ruas by TKO. Even though Ruas lost to Smith in UFC 21 due to corner stoppage.


I think that UFC21 event is long ago enough that it wont really matter. Im sure both have improved (or disproved with age) in certain areas.

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Posted by madmarck


Posted by PeteD

I'm exicited for this fight especially since I'm going to see it live. This is my first MMA event that I'm going to see live so I don't really know what to expect.

I'd pick Ruas by TKO. Even though Ruas lost to Smith in UFC 21 due to corner stoppage.


I think that UFC21 event is long ago enough that it wont really matter. Im sure both have improved (or disproved with age) in certain areas.



You're probably right. Looking at their history of fights, neither of them have fought for 6 or 7 years. Should still be a good fight though.

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