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    Yeah, that's how I'd sell it too. Many won't buy it thou (including me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNagy View Post
    Cheapens the value of the belt more than handing a title shot to a guy with no Light Heavyweight credentials, coming off of a loss, whose most impressive win in the last 2 years is against Brian Stann?

    Yeah, choosing not to fight on short notice cheapens the belt a lot more than treating it like the WWE Hardcore Championship title.
    Or rather: Like a Pride FC fight. Who cares if you actually deserve the title shot?! Let's throw Zuluzinho in and watch Fedor murder him. Want some blood on the runway? Dos Caras Jr. vs Filippovic!

    Level of sensible matchmaking: 1/100. Chance of somebody getting knocked the **** out in a comical way: 50000/100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Actually, I doubt someone of his talent would be worth sacrificing:


    Hey, didn't realize that the ref was Danny Hodge! I suppose because the Brawl for it All wasn't a choreographed exhibition, they had to get a real ref with a state license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja View Post
    Anderson Silva:
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/mma/p...ision/831616/1
    I'm not suggesting Jones should have been forced to fight, but him not doing so, speaks volumes about his championship character (or lack of).

    I don't compete in mma, I'm a fan. I was psyched for the Hendo/Fedor fight, and even though I rooted for Fedor and he lost, I was thrilled it actually went off. Jones/Sonnen would have been very fun.

    Jones was protecting his record, at the expense of the sport IMO. That **** was a major turnoff. Just on the chance of an upset, he ducked a title defense.

    Surely the odds of Chael coming without a camp and upsetting him, were smaller than Hendo beating him up. IMO Chael would not have been his match, but seeing it, far exceeds some excuses and ducking, from supposedly the best guy at that weight (for me a fan).

    The Boxerizing of mma will make it a worse sport. The whole sell of it's ok Zuffa owns about 400 of the best 450 mma fighters contracts was that we would get fights. Ducking, even last minute, cheapens the value of the belts. He needed to be more Gandalf, and less Gollum.
    Do I need to get the thread where people were talking about how bullshit title fights, concerning unwarranted title shots, were cheapening the UFC Belts and turning it into the WWE?

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    I blame Dana White's shitty attitude and here is a less trolling post as to why.

    POSTPONED Lack of Headliner:
    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2012/01/...-of-headliner/

    Postponed TITLE FIGHT for a Knee Injury:
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/358835

    Moved another fight into headliner:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cag...urn=mma,wp2106

    Wait what? Silva Sonnen II was moved to a different show?
    http://www.ufc.com/news/Silva-Sonnen...as-on-July-7th

    Oops another fight moved after injury.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-ca...8264--mma.html

    Now this is interesting as well:
    http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/74...real-postponed

    So, 145 was "scrapped" and postponed for almost a month. Hmmm.....So what made 151 so special that it couldn't be postponed for the same amount of time? Why couldn't one of the other fights be moved up?

    Let's be real you lost ALL MONEY, where as a crappy card would make some money. If Sonnen is such a huge draw, do what some of those other links said and get someone to fight him. There is your headliner.

    As judoka_uk said, it was a "I'm taking my ball" because he is mad at one person and not thinking about anyone else. Like I said, there is more going on to this bullshit.

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    Jon Jones Asked Dana White To Have Chael Sonnen Stop Calling Him Out

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/8/29...g-out-mma-news


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    Jon Jones Asked Dana White To Have Chael Sonnen Stop Calling Him Out

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/8/29...g-out-mma-news

    Jones was very upset after Chael began calling him out and mocking him on Twitter, going as far as to contact White and ask him to tell Chael to stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja View Post

    Jones was very upset after Chael began calling him out and mocking him on Twitter, going as far as to contact White and ask him to tell Chael to stop

    That claim can't be true... can it?

    Can anyone substantiate it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon_6 View Post
    That claim can't be true... can it?

    Can anyone substantiate it?
    The source is a subscription based website quoted by multiple articles. So far, all but one of the articles I have read are being disingenuous. Yes, it appears to be true. No, they aren't telling the entire story.

    What is it called? Oh yeah, a lie by omission.

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    Ok so is it a bad thing that I am feeling more entertained by this **** storm over the cancelation than I would have been had the fights taken place??

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