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Jorge Rivera says he's close to hanging it up


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From: Mark_Daniels 9 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:23 PM
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 Jorge Rivera has never been one to pull his punches.

The 39-year-old Milford native and UFC middleweight sees that his fight career is winding down and admits he’s close to hanging it up. Rivera, who is coming off a disappointing and emotionally draining loss to Michael Bisping, says he’s focused on his fight in August, at UFC 133 against Alessio Sakara, but he’s not sure how much he has left.

“I’ve been thinking that this might be the last fight. I’m going to give it all I’ve got,” Rivera said. “The last fight left me kind of flat. Other than being sick of fighting, I’m not sure I want to do that. I’m getting to 40-years-old now. I don’t want to be taking unnecessary blows to the head. I want to come out with a W and maybe take one or two big fights and then I’m done.”

Rivera (18-8) has been fighting for well over a decade. He fought in one of the first local promotions in New England, Rhode Island Vale Tudo, fought UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in England and is a veteran of 13 fights in the UFC. He’s simply been there, done that.

The loss to Bisping, at UFC 127 in February, took its toll on Rivera. The middleweight promoted the fight through multiple Youtube videos poking fun at his opponent and created a bitter rivalry with Bisping that boiled over. The fight was filled with controversy as Bisping hit Rivera with an illegal knee and then gloated to his corner about it and after he defeated Rivera he spat in the direction of his corner.

“I needed some time off after my last fight. To lose to someone like that was just (explicit) awful,” 
Rivera said. “And people think I deserved to lose because I was talking smack and I was. It was all for the fight, to sell the fight. People wanted to see that fight. Some wanted to see me get my (butt) kicked. Some people wanted to see me whoop his (butt) but I didn’t care. As long as people wanted to see the fight.

“When it comes to the fight time I’m going to be there. I’m going to fight and I’m going to fight clean. I’m not a dirty fighter. Bisping was really inexcusable. And I haven’t really spoken out about it at all. It was pitiful. He went to my corner after he kneed me and the head and talked (explicit). He purposely kneed me, goes over to my corner and tells them that. Then he says after that it was unintentional. It’s hard for me to respect the guy. It’s hard for me to like him.”

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From: Naderhood's-Genital-Wart Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:29 PM
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Retired by Bisping Phone Post

From: Chris Power 22 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:31 PM
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A smart career move, Jorge has kids and wants to remember their names one day. He's made his money, had his time in the sun and it's about time to gracefully walk away.

I do wish he'd leave the Bisping argument over with though, I understand he was trying to sell a fight but when you and your team take shit as far as he did you sort of have to expect a response (Not justifying the Bisping KNEE of course, but being shocked Bisping cusses his corner out - the people who made multiple videos mocking him?)

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Posted: 6/20/11 12:35 PM
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To be honest, if all Rivera has to bring to the table now is shit talking before fights and whingeing after fights, and nothing in the way of discernable skill or heart or anything of that nature, then I think it's probably time to hang 'em up. 

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Posted: 6/20/11 12:35 PM
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Gets Bispings nuts out of your mouth long enoug to read the whole article man. Dudes got a fight coming up in August. Fawking UKTT reading comprehension almost as bad as their TDD.


From: GodSaveTheQueen Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:42 PM
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JohnMatrix - Rivera should have spent more time training for Bisping and less time making videos that weren't even funny.

 

From: Chris Power 22 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:44 PM
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GodSaveTheQueen - 
JohnMatrix - Rivera should have spent more time training for Bisping and less time making videos that weren't even funny.

 


I'm guessing high school is out for the summer, right?

From: suess 62 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:45 PM
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 UKTT - bunch of douches no doubt

From: Naderhood 811 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:46 PM
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 Hyping a fight=Shit talking. Thats how the game works. People will buy UFC cards to see two people who dislike eachother throw down. There's something really satisfying about it. The Koscheck/Daley card did more sales because of their beef than it would have if they were buddy/buddy.

From: chrisbaker Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 12:46 PM
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Chris Power - 
GodSaveTheQueen - 
JohnMatrix - Rivera should have spent more time training for Bisping and less time making videos that weren't even funny.

 


I'm guessing high school is out for the summer, right?
You know this statement actually makes alot of sense past couple of months he hasn't been on here around this time. 
 

From: BruceLeeMMAfighting 1 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 9:50 PM
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Mark_Daniels -  <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial; line-height: 18px; "><strong>Jorge Rivera</strong> has never been one to pull his punches.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial; line-height: 18px; "> And people think I deserved to lose because I was talking smack and I was. It was all for the fight, to sell the fight.


Typical thug. Talks tough but can't back it up. Just like that guy who got destroyed by Epic Beard Man.

From: Velociraptor Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 9:54 PM
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Jorge was gone after the purposefully illegal knee. He couldn't think, his heart gave out.

From: Nanook 165 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 10:25 PM
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Jorge has been through more in the last four years of his life than anyone should ever have to endure.

Kudos to him for going out on his own terms, if this is indeed the end.

From: Poindexter 50 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 10:37 PM
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 Bisping showed his true colors on that one—a hypocrite in regards to hyping a fight and then a classless cheat come fight time.

From: Kanabull Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 10:57 PM
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GodSaveTheQueen - To be honest, if all Rivera has to bring to the table now is shit talking before fights and whingeing after fights, and nothing in the way of discernable skill or heart or anything of that nature, then I think it's probably time to hang 'em up. 
I think when a fighter can no longer win a fight without cheating it's also probably time to "hang 'em up".

No heart? Bisping would have taken the DQ, BET ON IT.

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Posted: 6/20/11 10:58 PM
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amen Poindexter...Rivera dominated him most of that 1st round, backed up his talk so Bisping went dirty on him...Dunno how he's able to get a 2nd TUF coaching gig, pretty ridiculous.

From: Nate R Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 11:05 PM
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It would be sad to see him go, but I'm sure he would turn to teaching.

I am going to be fortunate enough to attend a seminar with him and Machado BJJ Blackbelt Tim Burrill this Saturday. Should be a blast.

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Posted: 6/20/11 11:42 PM
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UKTT dorks, this is about Rivera, who imho is more of a man and a mma fighter then that cheating ballbag Bisping. Let Jorge retire after this fight without all you UKTTrolls giving him the verbal dribble and witty retorts that you mental giants so often post about Jorge.

From: Nanook 165 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/20/11 11:55 PM
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Savron - UKTT dorks, this is about Rivera. Let Jorge retire after this fight without all you UKTTrolls giving him the verbal dribble and witty retorts that you mental giants so often post about Jorge.


+1

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Posted: 6/21/11 12:54 AM
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Bisping is an asshole ! Rivera should won by DQ !

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Posted: 6/21/11 3:05 AM
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Naderhood's-Genital-Wart - Retired by Bisping
's blatantly illegal knee.

fixed


From: BrunoMcGyver 254 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/21/11 3:50 AM
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Bisping should be forced to move up to LHW and fight Jon Jones

From: GodSaveTheQueen Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/21/11 4:28 AM
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BrunoMcGyver - amen Poindexter...Rivera dominated him most of that 1st round, backed up his talk so Bisping went dirty on him...Dunno how he's able to get a 2nd TUF coaching gig, pretty ridiculous.

Hahaha! Rivera "dominated" Bisping by getting outstruck on power shots 15 to 4 and by getting taken down three times in the first round!? You fucking muppet!

From: diggity Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 6/21/11 5:29 AM
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GodSaveTheQueen - To be honest, if all Rivera has to bring to the table now is shit talking before fights and whingeing after fights, and nothing in the way of discernable skill or heart or anything of that nature, then I think it's probably time to hang 'em up. 


you're a fucking idiot. no heart? after the illegal, cheating knee he still fought on. don't be a punk.

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Posted: 6/21/11 5:33 AM
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JohnMatrix - 
Naderhood -  Hyping a fight=Shit talking. Thats how the game works. People will buy UFC cards to see two people who dislike eachother throw down. There's something really satisfying about it. The Koscheck/Daley card did more sales because of their beef than it would have if they were buddy/buddy.


Nothing wrong with talking smack - Jorge just really, really sucked at it.


He actually did pretty well. Unfortunately, he lost the fight.

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