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  1. selfcritical is offline

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    Do you think people knowing there won't be a fight will hurt ratings this season as it goes on?
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    That won't effect the shows ratings. No more than knowing full well that Rashad would have kicked the **** out of Rampage anyway. If anything will effect the ratings it will be the general shittiness of the show.

    I'm thinking Rampage may fight Evans - they've already signed a contract, and I'm sure there's a "*****-out" clause that is fairly costly. And Page is kind of a drama queen anyway. I think he's bipolar.

    Not sure if there's any precedent for backing out or buying out of a fight contract in the UFC. Anyone know?
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by selfcritical View Post
    Do you think people knowing there won't be a fight will hurt ratings this season as it goes on?
    Most viewers of the show aren't going to know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    That won't effect the shows ratings. No more than knowing full well that Rashad would have kicked the **** out of Rampage anyway. If anything will effect the ratings it will be the general shittiness of the show.

    I'm thinking Rampage may fight Evans - they've already signed a contract, and I'm sure there's a "*****-out" clause that is fairly costly. And Page is kind of a drama queen anyway. I think he's bipolar.

    Not sure if there's any precedent for backing out or buying out of a fight contract in the UFC. Anyone know?
    Normally the worst thing they can do is keep him from fighting anywhere else (cf Randy Couture). There might be something specific in the TUF coach contract, but there are just so many reasons why a guy might legitimately not be able to fight (injury, illness, etc) that I doubt it.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldk View Post
    what i don't get is where Rampage got the idea his fighter had a sick ground game.
    Rampage A) has lousy jiujitsu B) isn't very smart.
    Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
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    Posted On:
    9/23/2009 10:03pm


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    I knew kimbo was gonna be called out quickly.....dont be suprised if he beats big country.
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    9/23/2009 10:06pm


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    RIP Kimbo. I liked that guy.
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     Style: BJJ, bad MT, ringworm fu

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    Spoiler:
    That fight was awful, and Shivers apparently had 2 minutes of gas, but did all of you have him losing 2-0? I mean he was doubled over for most of the fight, but he did have the takedown in round 1 and hit some power shots that had James looking at least a little hurt.

    As gassed as he was in round 2, and despite taking some nasty low kicks, Shivers did manage to get a takedown, get mount, and take the back at one point.

    Did everyone have him losing 2-0?
  9. Feryk is offline

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    Posted On:
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    In response to the message in jsampras3's spolier tag: Nope. Didn't agree with it at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by pauli
    i was once told that "do" means wrecking people's **** for your own philosophical betterment.

    Quote Originally Posted by melvin_peebles
    I could be mistaking dumbness for delusion. I'll have to go dig out my DSM IV. It's great to have stumbled upon this site. The rich fauna and flora of mental dysfunction that exists in the martial arts is amazing. It's like the Galapagos.
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     Style: MT, Judo & BJJ

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    I thought he won an extremely sloppy, but very clear decision. 2-0 for Shivers, is what I saw.

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