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  • theotherserge
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    Strikeforce is the Southwest Air of MMA!

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  • G-Off
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    Originally posted by The Fake Macoy View Post
    Good news, the Babalu-Mousasi fight has been moved to Strikeforce. (source: Bloodyelbow). I'm pretty happy about that, since I was really looking forward to that fight.
    Excellent news indeed, it's also reported on sherdog now. If Strikeforce can set up Heiron vs. Diaz, they can still have a kickass Aug. 15th card even without the Werdum vs. Overeem.

    I still hope the other fighters on the card find decent-paying promotions.

    Won't someone please adopt these poor, abandoned fighters from the rescue shelter?

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  • theotherserge
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    From what I hear, and I'm no deep insider for sure, but Joshy screwed the pooch on this one. He knew he was going to be tested, if the test happened after the fights it'd be different; but he fucked up months of training and effort for a dozen fighters (scheduled and alternate hopefuls) and the already gasping Affliction recieved it's last nail in the coffin lid thanks to Josh.

    I don't think he has many friends right now.

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  • laevus
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    Originally posted by theotherserge View Post
    Umm, I really don't think so. More likely, Barnett will be the pariah who finished off Affliction. The only people interested in him will be Dana (for lolz) and Japanese Pro Wrestling.
    Here's hoping you're right.
    Even if I really wanted to see him get Fedor'd.

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  • theotherserge
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    Originally posted by laevus View Post
    So now we get to continue hearing Barnett trump himself up as the 'One who would beat Fedor' without the risk of getting proven wrong, and without the risk of ever having to prove it.
    Umm, I really don't think so. More likely, Barnett will be the pariah who finished off Affliction. The only people interested in him will be Dana (for lolz) and Japanese Pro Wrestling.

    Lots of fighters have been busted for steroids, none have done in such a douchebag fashion and caused a fight card to fold. Josh may go the way of Floyd Landis (Tour de France winner/not!)

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  • The Fake Macoy
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    Good news, the Babalu-Mousasi fight has been moved to Strikeforce. (source: Bloodyelbow). I'm pretty happy about that, since I was really looking forward to that fight.

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  • laevus
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    So now we get to continue hearing Barnett trump himself up as the 'One who would beat Fedor' without the risk of getting proven wrong, and without the risk of ever having to prove it.

    All of this based on a single split decision victory over the guy Frank Mir knocked out, and an old juiced win over an old Couture.

    Okay, that's unfair to Nog, who was the legit #2 or #3 Heavyweight on the planet at the time of the Barnett fight, but still. Barnett is a decent boxer and a good ground fighter, but nowhere near as good as the rankings he's been getting. Sadly, now we won't get to see that proven, and JB will be able to go merrily along beating up second tier fighters.

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  • Hesperus
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    Recompensated? No, not if they compensated you once already, duh.

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  • Goju - Joe
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    Originally posted by maxthegeek1 View Post
    Am I going to be recompensated for my tickets? I got ones 8 rows back as a birthday outting, and they were really expensive...


    You can probably get affliction to send you some fuggly Dragon Jeans

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  • maxthegeek1
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    Am I going to be recompensated for my tickets? I got ones 8 rows back as a birthday outting, and they were really expensive...

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  • 265lbsfist
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    ^^^

    And flaunting an Athletic Commission's decision like that would probably kill their ability to ever hold an event again in the US outside of Indian reservations.

    Furthermore the MMA craze in Japan has died down to a significant degree leaving promotions like DREAM and Sengoku struggling to draw crowds even with major Japanese stars fighting there.

    It would be financial and promotional harakiri IMO. :)

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  • hapkido_keith
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    Originally posted by Mtripp View Post
    OK... call me stupid... but....

    Couldn't they have just moved the entire Venue out of Country (say japan) and everyone just... I don't know..... fight?
    I'm not in the fight promotion biz, but I could imagine that a last minute change to a venu out of the country which would include (but not limited to): securing the arena, getting visas for all the fighters, making travel arangements for all the fighters, refunding all the tickets for the american venu for people who already bought tickets but can't make it to Japan, could probably be too much for a fledgling organization that was already bleeding money from every orifice they have.

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  • Mtripp
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    OK... call me stupid... but....

    Couldn't they have just moved the entire Venue out of Country (say japan) and everyone just... I don't know..... fight?

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  • capt. moroni
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    Originally posted by G-Off View Post
    ...Even so, it doesn't come close to covering the suffering of the other fighters on the card that Barnett screwed.
    This.

    Everyone else on that card trained his ass off for that card, and their paychecks. Barnett's testing took bread from their tables.

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  • JudOWNED
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    Originally posted by han090 View Post
    Still, this is undoubtedly the time they're most likely to sign him.
    I agree. And Joe, Lorenzo did say in a recent interview that they could work something out on the Sambo issue. So, they're at least able to give some on that.

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