👱🏿‍♂️Monster's Pick 'em Championship Season 34 (January 15 - February 12, 2022)👱🏿‍♂️

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Commissioner Dummy

Senior Official of The Monster’s Challenge
Dec 15, 2018
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This is a friendly prediction game with a seasonal league format, started by Zeph @Zeph and named in honor of the late Kevin 'Monster' Randleman.

EVENTS THIS SEASON


1. UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze (January 15, 2022)
2. UFC 270: Ngannou Vs. Gane (January 22, 2022)
3. Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky (January 29, 2022)
4. UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland (February 5, 2022)
5. UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker II (February 12, 2022)




***If you've never played before, you don't have to do anything to join except post your picks to this thread using the template. Please use the letter X.***

INSTRUCTIONS

Making your picks.
Copy the provided template for the event. Pick a single winner and method for every fight in the event by placing an “x” in the bracket. Post your filled out template to this thread.

Changing your picks. You can edit your picks until the event starts. Any picks or edits made after the start of a fight will result in a score of zero. This will be based on the post timestamp, not the content of the edit. (e.g. don’t edit a typo or something and change your timestamp)

If you want to edit your picks but the edit window on the post has ended, you can put your picks in a new post, and only your latest picks will count.

It is good practice when doing something unusual to announce what you’re doing by including a sentence or two about it in your post, or to ask first if you’re unsure. This can also save us time when tallying the scores.

Fight card changes. When there are late notice fight card changes, instructions will be posted at the time on how to handle them.

All players must maintain the same bout order for their picks, regardless of the actual fight card bout order, so our spreadsheet calculator can score your picks correctly.

If one fighter is switched out for another, a pick for the fighter that is out will be transferred automatically to a pick for the replacement fighter, so you need only edit your pick if the change causes you to want to change your pick/method.

A very late card change such as Werdum/Willis, which affected two different fights, may result in zero points awarded for all players for those fights to maintain fairness.

SCORING

2 points are awarded for every correct winning fighter.

1 bonus point is awarded if you also correctly predict the method of the win.

For our purposes, KO and TKO are treated as one.

If you miss a fight, or accidentally put x's for both fighters, you will get zero points for that fight. If you put two x's for the same fighter with different methods, you will not be eligible for the method bonus point.

Special Circumstances:

A draw results in five points.

All points are awarded based on the outcome the night of the fight. Rulings that are later overturned on appeal do not affect the scores for this game.

Personal Conduct Directive
Any participants that are subject to any disciplinary actions i.e. getting pinked, will not be eligible for The Monster’s Pick ‘em Challenge Championship and if any current Champion is subject to disciplinary actions such as getting pinked they will be stripped and forfeit their title and that season’s runner up will therefore be crowned the new champion.

WINNING

Standings and stats will be posted for each event, so you are welcome to play only part of a season if you like, and can jump in and out any time.

The championship is decided based on cumulative score for the whole season. Any other statistics provided are just informational, unless a tie-breaker is needed, in which case we will look to the percentage of correct fight winners chosen throughout the season. If you win, Splinty @Splinty will change your name to gold so everyone will know you're the current champ when you post in the forums, until the next champ takes your belt!




If you're comin' on, COME ON!!!

 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
10,305
21,389
I don’t even have my gold name yet and you’re already making plans to come after it. That’s fucked.

 

Commissioner Dummy

Senior Official of The Monster’s Challenge
Dec 15, 2018
6,072
9,347
I'm posting this early to get a good month of promotion. Tell your stupid friends, post links in other threads, so these chicken shits have no reason to avoid joining.
We hear all the time how good these sackbeaters are at picking fights, and yet none of them have the nuts to put it on the line.
So start tagging these butt sniffers.

Lars @Lars (ADMlN) you're a pussy.
ShatsBassoon @ShatsBassoon so are you.
Blood Moon @Sound System is a punk sissy.
IschKabibble @IschKabibble is a quitter.
Willthiswork @Willthiswork is a grade A bitch.
KnockoutThoughts @KnockoutThoughts is scared.
DarthBader @DarthBader is too busy yelling at pedestrians in his neighborhood.
MMAPlaywright @MMAPlaywright is too busy trying to be cute.
 

BeardOfKnowledge

Formerly 'BeardOfKnowledge (Admin)'
Jul 22, 2015
52,432
49,579
I don’t even have my gold name yet and you’re already making plans to come after it. That’s fucked.

Its a month before the first event, and it's 5 events. You're going to hold the gold name longer than anyone else because of his scheduling. Enjoy your fraudulent title while it lasts!
 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
10,305
21,389
Its a month before the first event, and it's 5 events. You're going to hold the gold name longer than anyone else because of his scheduling. Enjoy your fraudulent title while it lasts!
I’m going to enjoy this well-deserved title and the opportunity to bring some dignity back to the tournament. I appreciate all your support as we work together to change the culture around here.
 

Commissioner Dummy

Senior Official of The Monster’s Challenge
Dec 15, 2018
6,072
9,347
crowbar @crowbar might be a big shot in the podcast world but word on street is, he doesn't even watch MMA.

Rumor has it, he was front row at Holyfield vs. Belfort.
 

Blood Moon

.o0o.
First 100
Jan 17, 2015
60,410
62,553
I'm posting this early to get a good month of promotion. Tell your stupid friends, post links in other threads, so these chicken shits have no reason to avoid joining.
We hear all the time how good these sackbeaters are at picking fights, and yet none of them have the nuts to put it on the line.
So start tagging these butt sniffers.

Lars @Lars (ADMlN) you're a pussy.
ShatsBassoon @ShatsBassoon so are you.
Blood Moon @Sound System is a punk sissy.
IschKabibble @IschKabibble is a quitter.
Willthiswork @Willthiswork is a grade A bitch.
KnockoutThoughts @KnockoutThoughts is scared.
DarthBader @DarthBader is too busy yelling at pedestrians in his neighborhood.
MMAPlaywright @MMAPlaywright is too busy trying to be cute.
YOU HAD ME AT PUNK SISSY
 

crowbar

First 200
Jan 27, 2015
3,501
4,443
crowbar @crowbar might be a big shot in the podcast world but word on street is, he doesn't even watch MMA.

Rumor has it, he was front row at Holyfield vs. Belfort.
I just don't have the same desire that I once had.I don't know how MMAHAWK can continue to spend good money going to shows & buying merchandise.The novelty has worn off on this end.I won't even pay for a PPV any longer,no matter how good the card looks.
 

Commissioner Dummy

Senior Official of The Monster’s Challenge
Dec 15, 2018
6,072
9,347
I just don't have the same desire that I once had.I don't know how MMAHAWK can continue to spend good money going to shows & buying merchandise.The novelty has worn off on this end.I won't even pay for a PPV any longer,no matter how good the card looks.
I hear ya but I’m not sure any of us really pay for PPVs anymore. I do have ESPN+ but it’s worth it with the 30 for 30s and the boxing library.

This Pick ‘em Challenge is more to talk shit more than anything. Hell Gay For Pay @Gay For Pay plays and he can’t even read. Former Champ RaginCajun @RaginCajun had the ladies at his nail salon make his picks.
 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
10,305
21,389
This is the season I turn it back around.
I don’t know man. This is looking pretty sexy. I may hang onto it for a bit. Probably not. Do us both a favor though, and pace your Cinderella story comeback. You don’t want to pull a hammy.
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Commissioner Dummy

Senior Official of The Monster’s Challenge
Dec 15, 2018
6,072
9,347
I don’t know man. This is looking pretty sexy. I may hang onto it for a bit. Probably not. Do us both a favor though, and pace your Cinderella story comeback. You don’t want to pull a hammy.
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I should put together a quick one event season for the upcoming OneFC card on New Years.
That’d take you down a peg.
 

Dick Niaz

"Be available for life to happen" - Bill Murray
Jan 14, 2018
10,305
21,389
Did this start?
A couple more weeks until it begins. 1/15/22 — 2/12/22

EVENTS THIS SEASON

1. UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze (January 15, 2022)
2. UFC 270: Ngannou Vs. Gane (January 22, 2022)
3. Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky (January 29, 2022)
4. UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland (February 5, 2022)
5. UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker II (February 12, 2022)
 

BeardOfKnowledge

Formerly 'BeardOfKnowledge (Admin)'
Jul 22, 2015
52,432
49,579
A couple more weeks until it begins. 1/15/22 — 2/12/22

EVENTS THIS SEASON

1. UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze (January 15, 2022)
2. UFC 270: Ngannou Vs. Gane (January 22, 2022)
3. Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky (January 29, 2022)
4. UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland (February 5, 2022)
5. UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker II (February 12, 2022)
January is looking lean.