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  1. Snake Plissken is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razamataz
    If he's headlining or co-headlining I assume it's because the fans want to see him. Otherwise, why would Dana do it?
    It should be a meritocracy and not a popularity competition.
    The fans should want to see the best skilled vs. best skilled.

    The UFC is a company first and foremost and will reward the fighters the fans connect with....sometimes because of and sometimes despite their skillset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvarks
    It should be a meritocracy and not a popularity competition.
    The fans should want to see the best skilled vs. best skilled.

    The UFC is a company first and foremost and will reward the fighters the fans connect with....sometimes because of and sometimes despite their skillset.
    Yep. You're right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domite
    It's not the fact that people have critisims that I think is so asinine, I mean I was making fun of the guy while I was watching the fight too. But the way alot of people are really shitting on the guy is pretty irritating to me, seeing as how very few of them would look any better. Saying **** like "Oh, if I was a pro MMA fighter for the UFC..." c'mon.
    This criticism is completely valid when applied to those who say that.

    Unfortunately, it is a strawman since 1) now one here has said such thing and 2) it does not represent the varied range of criticism being directed at Starnes.

    As a matter of fact no one has said 'if I was a pro MMA this or that' - anyone who says so is a retard. THAT should not even be argument.

    Incidentaly, the closest thing (and only close thing) to such a comparison in THIS thread was your previous post where you were asking to US, the posters in this thread, whether we would fight Kaleb.

    THAT is not an argument since we never claimed such thing, and neither is the post I'm currently replying to (since it is equally unaplicable... not to say stupid.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho

    Unfortunately, it is a strawman since 1) now one here has said such thing and 2) it does not represent the varied range of criticism being directed at Starnes.
    1) yeah, actually, a few people said things like that, including on the last page when someone said that they could have easly backpedaled like Starnes, and returned shots on Quarry more than he did too. (lol)

    2) I'll adimit that. I was being a dick about it.
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