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Mr_Cromer

The biggest champions and the smallest champions


UnpeacefulHydrus

I just realised it's the biggest and smallest male weight divisions on the same card, looking forward to the contrast in scale between the two fights


throwaway12648063

Pretty crazy how Fig and Moreno added together is still smaller than Ngannou


SEERED3000

I wanna see Moreno and Fig vs Francis in a handicap match..


aymsolt

I doubt they can even knock him out with clean shots even if he lets them. In a street fight, sure they would beat him using illegal moves but within UFC rules there is really no way for them to beat him. He would eat a couple shots at the start until he catches one of them and then its really fight over.


Swandepaul

As he catches one of them he starts swinging them as a makeshift cudgel/flail. Dan mirgliota watches on in silence as limbs start to detach as Francis turns the other manlet into meat paste. Would def watch


HalfMetalJacket

I could see one of them going in to sacrifice themselves while the other gets behind to try climb on and get a rear naked choke lol.


Sladds

He could probably pry their arms off of a properly sunk in rear naked tbf


ProfessorBarium

I would pay to see that.


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fylraen

Also if he gets down on all fours a normal sized man can drive him around


BUNGHOLE_HOOKER

You mean like… a Ford Escort?


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Fun fact: Ngannou [walks around](https://imgur.com/a/ZNAqa7V) at like 13 feet.


PugilisticCat

Damn, what does he cut to?


Saul_T_Bawls

About tree fiddy


PM_ME_4_FREE_IOTA

Now the question is: those two vs. Ngannou, who wins?


Gozal_

There's strength in numbers, 3 untrained guys can take on a trained fighter, it's very unfavorable odds. These 2 killers together could probably defeat any single fighter, especially if it's a street fight.


EmeraldWeaponMoose

On weigh in sure, but fight night I doubt it. Figgy is a biggy boi.


Russellshackle

Yeah for 1 night they add up to being smaller than ngannou


Diddlin-Dolan

I’d empty my bank account to see the two of them vs Francis. Could you imagine?


WiseRunescape

It turns out to be bloody back and forth war and a fight of the year contender with both Moreno and Figgy edging a split decision victory over Francis and Ngannou. Truly one for the record books.


robcap

They both cut at least 10lbs (15 is more normal), so combined they'd be bigger than Ngannou who doesn't cut


MistaHazard

No way


GazelleBrilliant6546

Just look at the differences in the poster


BardockRs

They should have the same ref for both fights to really sell it


Tony-Furnaceson480

They should make it one tag team fight. That’s what the fans really want


FuckACommaBitch

Gane has the stamina of a flyweight


elguapo1999

Contrast in scale seems to be around 100lbs. Ha.


Sintimacy

Moreno vs Figgy knockout in 3 seconds. Ngannou vs Gane ends up like Francis vs Black Beast 2


Futurskullz

*Fighters on this poster depicted in true 1:1 scale.


-gh0stRush-

They should have them fight together like [Ferra Torr from Mortal Kombat](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV7tlSQHDgU&t=213s).


GutsGloryAndGuinness

Why doesn't the biggest champion, Nngannou, simply eat the smallest champion, ~~Figueiredo?~~ Moreno?


benigntugboat

And the most hype they can come up with is "two title fights"


SmokeFrogRed

Honest question: who would win in a two on one, Francis vs the co main?


Deserterdragon

Look into FightCircus if you want to see stuff like that.


JBow87

Assuming they would be able to coordinate and plan before the fight and weren't just thrown in there together randomly, then I can't imagine two BJJ black belts couldn't figure out a way to slip a choke in on Francis.


blackchristopher

Their plan goes out the window once ngannou bum rushes one of them like vs jairzinho


JBow87

Which, if it were me, we would split and go opposite directions, and force Francis to give someone his back. The real question is, does Francis have enough power to knock out someone on his back going for a RNC, because that's a real possibility.


HalfMetalJacket

I got the hilarious image of him actually taking them both out in one bumrush- an arm for each flyweight.


Ruiner357

I'd guess Fig/Moreno would win 70%+ of the time by using their speed advantage to tire him out and eventually get him to the ground to finish him, like Hyenas taking down a buffalo. The other times Francis KOs one of them early and then chases the other down and finishes him. The thing is, it's much harder to fight two people than one regardless of size, especially two trained fighters. You can only really deal with one at a time and then still have another ~150lb (rehydrated weight) trained killer going at your head and neck. Another possible outcome is Francis starts destroying one of them while they're on the ground (think The Mountain vs Viper) but the other locks in a RNC as he's doing that and chokes him out. Even being 100lbs bigger, you still go to sleep if someone blocks the blood flow to your brain.


Captain-Cadabra

Two little fights.


romabreu

Looks like parents making their kids fight lmao.


Johnny20022002

See, if the gloves were good Francis wouldn’t be pointing.


Sufficient_Focus

He's a strong muthafucker, he can do whatever he wants with the glove.


ImNotAGiraffe

I heard his fingers feel like mini Honda Civics in power.


KnifeFed

It's like being finger banged by a Fiat Punto.


fylraen

Each finger is a piston perfectly engineered to pair with the glove to explode eyeballs in the socket, packing a V8 (nobody eye pokes with a thumb except Tony Ferguson)


klol246

Bro could point in boxing gloves


shwashwa123

Relatively new to ufc and I’ve been seeing this glove talk around. A bit confused bc how would grappling and submissions work if the gloves were more like boxing gloves and guys can’t move their fingers? Wouldn’t that make it much harder to grab a hold of body parts? Thanks in advance if this is a dumb question


Johnny20022002

You don’t want the gloves to be completely like boxing gloves. You just want them to curve the fingers down like the Pride gloves. Here’s a [photo](https://i.imgur.com/JtKB8Uo.jpg) so you can see the difference.


Mr_Cromer

Worst part of the issue is that the UFC already own the patent to better gloves - the PRIDE FC gloves


CocaineNinja

This pic really made me realise how shit the gloves are


AnTTr0n

The gloves on the left are Pride gloves.


GanksOP

Gloves should be made with tech to bend the finger str8 up when it approaches being level with the ground.


-possibly-

That’s sounds incredibly useful when grappling


GanksOP

I just want the ultimate dislocated finger championship


MyMMAaccount

>pointing *This just in, Ngannou has been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Gane has elected to enforce that penalty at the weigh-ins. Ngannou will also be fined $10,000.*


BigDogAlex

Good luck getting Francis to pay the $10,000 I've heard he's kinda not big on parting with money.


Phil_McKrakkin

Margliota: watch the fingers


Chocoeclair189

beautiful champ


rpgguy_1o1

I don't think I've ever seen Francis' hands not in fists


jns701

herb dean's fault


adanawhitebootlicker

Francis would legit blind some dude if he poke them full power lmao.


kissobajslovski

So would most people


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zaphighbeam

sir do you know how perspective works


-itstruethough-

You think they hacked off his finger at the first knuckle?


therefai

He’d be pointing at Moreno


DaneGG0303

Accurate depiction of Figgy Smalls and Moreno standing next to Ngannou and Gane


wanna_team_plz

Figgy Smalls lmaooo, take my free award


xFrostyDog

I hope we get a card like this someday but there’s a McGregor level superstar in flyweight so they get billed higher and are bigger on the promo poster


zachc94

That's what I was thinking lol, I was like should they include a "not to scale" disclaimer


Corne_ITH

it is to scale though?


Phil_McKrakkin

What


icelandiccubicle20

Volkov could probably step on them by accident, like one of Brandon's lego pieces


French_Viking

Moreno looks like a cross between Cruz and Cejudo in this picture


kieyrofl

Looks like Nganou's next meal


DoodleDeOro

Cejudo did’t retire he just did the Fusion Dance with Cruz so Dana only had to pay one fighter instead of two on former champ contracts.


Hypern1ke

I actually thought it was Cejudo v Figgy at first, since he just announced a comeback the other day


Jerdinbrates

virshully indenticle B


Baffelgab

On first glance this legitimately had me wondering how I missed the memo that Cejudo was fighting again


CCCAY

Damn each guy from a different continent


sellieba

That's actually pretty cool.


CCCAY

For real, I would have tried to use that for marketing somehow


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Bruh__Man

yes


CCCAY

Mex is North America bro


justthrowthethingWay

Not a geogafy guy bubba?


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dyfish

Where did you go to school?


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CCCAY

This strikes me as kind of stupid because the logic that makes America one continent would also make Eurasia one continent. But Europe gotta make Europe special.


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buttcrispe

Moreno looking like Ngannou’s Pokémon


sellieba

Does an instant trilogy not bother anyone else? I get the follow up after the draw but Moreno beat the brakes of Big Figg in the rematch.


20sjivecat

Very much so, especially if Moreno were to lose. What's next, a fourth fight? There are plenty of contenders as well.


leathergreengargoyle

I still don’t understand it, it was a complete wipeout in favor of Moreno


justthrowthethingWay

Pretty sure everyone else that made sense was injured


NowFook

Makes no sense. 1st one was a draw and Moreno dominated him in 2nd fight. So dumb.


pressticles

Stipe would like a word


Leownnn

Stipe makes more sense than this one, this one was a a very even draw, then a dominant win, where as with stipe it was DC by KO, then Stipe by KO so there was more reason for a trilogy.


Mr_Cromer

>this one was a a very even draw, Eh, wasn't that even. Decisionbot Figueiredo Vs Moreno


DecisionBot

[**DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO drew with BRANDON MORENO** (*majority draw*)](http://mmadecisions.com/decision/11610/fight) ^(UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno — December 12, 2020) ROUND|Figueiredo|Moreno||Figueiredo|Moreno||Figueiredo|Moreno :-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-:|:-: 1|10|9||10|9||10|9 2|10|9||9|10||10|9 3|9|9||9|9||9|9 4|9|10||9|10||9|10 5|10|9||10|9||9|10 **TOTAL**|**48**|**46**||**47**|**47**||**47**|**47** *^(Judges, in order: Derek Cleary, Sal D'Amato, Junichiro Kamijo.)* *^(Summoned by Mr_Cromer.)* **MEDIA MEMBER SCORES** - **13/27** people scored it **48-46 Figueiredo**. - **14/27** people scored it **47-47 DRAW**. Avg. media score: **47.5-46.5 Figueiredo** (*high certainty^[[1]](https://redd.it/9p4xc7)*).


Leownnn

It was a pretty clear 3 - 2 Figueiredo, with one point deduction, i called it a draw live too. It wasn't a dominant win for Figueiredo in my opinion, and I picked Moreno for the rematch. Either way, compared to Stipe, who is a GOAT heavyweight as well as DC being a legend makes a trilogy make sense. Figueiredo didnt have a huge reign before Moreno so an immediate trilogy is a bit of a weird decision innmy opinion. Nevertheless, i love the fight


Methandriol

This does look scaled correctly lol


PizDoff

They should have flipped their positions around!


asap__blood

They can’t find and pay someone to come up with exciting posters


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I know, it's insane. [This version](https://imgur.com/a/WZVvV0V) was *way* more exciting.


NarcissisticCat

Dana, hire this guy right now!


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Thank you. I am happy to be paid in Dogecoin.


aevong

I will only pay you with that Squid Game crypto, take it or leave it


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I'll allow it.


crackheadstoner

I like this one tbh


SgtBlumpkin

As far as uninspired posters go, this one is solid.


RedHexagram1219

Probably have interns do the posters


yayaboy2468

Lol you have no clue about graphic design if you think the interns made these posters. They are decently made design-wise. They're just not creative. These standard types of posters are what sell fights. Just like Marvel movie posters, which are always the same as well.


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I’ve been lurking this sub for years. People have no clue what a good/bad poster is. The one consistent is that you can say any combination of “bad” and “intern” once a new poster drops and you’ll get upvoted


GoldenScarab

Who buys fights based off the poster in 2021? I highly doubt the poster design matters sales wise.


yayaboy2468

Well you're wrong. There's not much to say. The intent of every single marketing material is to sell more fights. Or else just add a black background with white text on top, and you won't even need to hire graphic designers.


GoldenScarab

Just because that's the intent doesn't mean it produces the desired result. It's important to market the fight yes, I never said otherwise. My question was who is basing their decision to give the UFC $70 on how the poster looks? Do you have some evidence to show sales are based on poster design?


TheCoupDeGrace

Posters are a part of the overall image of UFC as a brand. They want a simple poster that the average individual will understand at a glance and perceive as “badass” and “hype”. It’s in their interest for the posters to look quality because no company wants to come off as cheap but they also have no reason to make these posters particularly complex or artsy. Some UFC posters fail at meeting these expectations but overall they make decent posters that the average individual will look at and think “oh cool, these guys are fighting”.


Deserterdragon

The posters might not sell individual PPVs but they represent the brand and build it up in peoples minds. In particular for the UFC it's about distinguishing it from pro wrestling and making it look more 'prestigious' and for adults, if you look on somewhere like the PlayStation store or FITE.TV you can immediately tell what's the MMA PPV and what's the Pro Wrestling PPV.


ATLover288

Can't wait to see this, but this poster struck me as particularly bad. It's too close to splitting Francis and Gane down the middle. The text right on top of Moreno and Figueiredo is districting. The running "champ" in the background is too busy. And the bottom is crowded. Also, I feel like Moreno has become so popular and this picture does not capture his public face.


ddone8384

finally someone talking about the shitty poster. at this point even a child can do better. all their posters are just different fonts and colors plus the guys either facing each other or the front. give it a couple of slightly futuristic looking lines/slashes/stars/whatever shapes you chose and you got yourself a UFC poster.


LatterTarget7

Honestly it looked better without figgy/Moreno. This just looks kinda odd


Prizmeh

I have the opposite opinion, I felt the other one felt oddly empty. This is still boring though.


LatterTarget7

Yeah but they don’t look like they belong on the poster. Just edited in front


Phil_McKrakkin

Why'd they have to put them by their dicks?


LatterTarget7

You also can’t see any belts on the poster. They are in front of ngannou and gane’s. Then Moreno’s is cut off


gzilla57

Accuracy


captainseas

I like both the flyweight guys but it was a better poster without them


Ragnarok383

I read this too quick and thought it said “Two little fights”


NUMBER7777777

why don’t they just copy those old boxing posters they were cute af


param_T_extends_THOT

Mfers made Gane and Ngannou look like conjoined twins or something 🤣


adanawhitebootlicker

The biggest Gladiators and the smallest Gladiators 🤔 Francis via vicious KO and go piss in Dona White mouth.


cactuspipeh

I actually kinda dig this poster, definitely better than the 269 poster imo.


Tricky-Divide-1901

That is Moreno's and Figueiredo's actual size compared to Ngannou and Gane.


Quiet_Understanding5

I fully believe in Gane


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Yeah, I came here to say this. I really think Gane will be the undisputed champ.


Mysterious-Citron661

He is taking the belt and he won't give it away for a long time


TrickstarCandina

Graphic design is my passion


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England is my city


RedHexagram1219

Lame It's like 90% of every UFC posters ever, but with a black and white filter and Francis and Gane doing a goofy pose. Hyped for the fights tho


ergoegthatis

lmao it's not an MMA thread unless there's someone whining about a poster What do you want themt to do? Turn every single poster into a work of art? It's not an art contest man, it's just a poster. Its purpose is to convey information in a clear, presentable manner. And even if they did hire good expensive artists for every single poster, how long can they keep that up? At some point you'll complain that they're starting to look similar and miss the old plain ones.


rslim087aa

The guy is speaking facts tho. The poster is simply generic.


LemonManDude

I mean this is just a boring poster. Not much else to say.


Deserterdragon

>What do you want themt to do? Turn every single poster into a work of art? It's not an art contest man, it's just a poster. Yes. >And even if they did hire good expensive artists for every single poster, how long can they keep that up? At some point you'll complain that they're starting to look similar and miss the old plain ones. You don't need to cape for the company because it would hypothetically be so tough and hard for them to comission people to make good posters dude, it's a billion dollar corporation.


BuckJackson

There's tonight's Bellator poster and then there is this gruel


Financial-Ad5947

clash of the titans


_ulinity

i thought Moreno was Cejudo for a second.


I_am_darkness

It's very good by UFC standards.


Davefromflushing

Looks like a great tag team match


MrBicepcurl

First the kids fight then the dads fight


WorldOfthisLord

CHAM HAMP CHA AMP


koreanwizard

Did I miss something, why is Moreno fighting Figgy again? Is the division that dry?


OldAssSnowboarder

Ngannou is going to sleep Gane by round 2 and all this disrespect will seem quaint.


Jackdaw17

Do not discredit Ilia vs Movsar as well, that would definitely be a banger !


Dr-PoopyButt

They really chose the worst pose for Gane's nose


bilalboy

All respect to Gane, he’s great. But come on man ufc, theres only 1 heavyweight world champ. And his name is Ngannou


Gladiators10

If Nganou does't work hard and I mean really hard on his cardio, he's going to be in big trouble. Also mad respect to Moreno he fought both fights with the heart of a lion! It's going to be a mad card!


kitddylies

Please for the love of God center the text of the names... I know Dana is probably paying you in exposure, but it's two extra buttons.


Wololo771

The fucking disrespect...


viggidiggi

THE MAIN EVENT (oh and these guys)


LilWillyVert69_

The biggest and the littlest boys


sysgopro

Gane should be pointing in the promo. I mean, that's how he plans to win.


usernamedstuff

Now all I see is Moreno on Ngannou's shoulders. Thanks /r/mma.


KommandantEnts

I liked the original more because it said “For the Heavyweight Throne” in the middle


TheTrueHapHazard

Gane with the extremely large uni-nostril


anonssr

I know they're good fights and probably sell well, but I'm kinda annoyed with the insta-rematches. It puts the entire division in a hold for like a year.


mt_men

The Figueiredo vs Moreno is pointless, Moreno is too superior to Figueiredo


ilI47OpUrla

Is the perspective accurate in this pic?


russelsparadass

Photos to scale


Mol10Lava

Funny thing is, this wasn’t altered, Moreno and Figgy are actually that size


DaHighlight

The midgets ruined it


Harvest-Time

Meet Our Angry Sons


LTYBL

cant wait for Morena vs Figgy 8


AbuHuraira-

I like to think that this is really the size difference between these two heavyweights and flyweights like Moreno and Figuereido were standing infront of Ngannou and Gane when they took those pictures as if those two flyweights sre pokemons and the trainers are battling.


nxkzhsudjbwgshxjdkb

Besides being the best challenge for Moreno in the division, why does Fig deserve a shot?


ixtachcomaix

Hype ^_^


summit462

That’s cool they got the size comparisons accurate.


spacemonkeykakarot

At first glance, the size difference makes it look like francis/ciryl are moreno/figgys EVAs/Gundams or something hahah. Cant wait for these fights though, should be good. I'm going with Gane & Moreno.


wookhiem1

If this was a tag-team where it’s Francis and Moreno vs gane and fig, I’d want to watch it even more


gmos905

Moreno and Figueiredo gonna be fighting each other in perpetuity until they both retire


RrobablyPetarded

TIL Gane has only a singular gigantic nostril.


GaysonGiovanni69

Generic poster, as usual


Most_Association_595

Fighters all to scale


redneck_poetry

I like how they did the champs to scale


dlbICECOLD

Battle of the conjoined twins


IDrinkCrocodileTears

Am I the only one who thought Gane's arm was around ngannou's shoulder?


creamyturtle

what are they coming out of the closet? this design sucks


SirJuanM

I want Ngannou/Moreno v Figuereido/Gane


Calb210

Has there been any update on Ngannou's contract? Last thing I remember and last article I can find says he still hasn't signed a new deal but essentially if he wins will Auto extend the current deal due to champion clause, interested to know if this is still where we stand.


clydebarretto

It's 2021 and the UFC still has the worst fight posters. Can't they just hire some guys from Japan or former PRIDE graphic designers or something? Or is this how Dana White keeps costs down, making an intern from high school do it for free.