Originally Posted by Cain Velasquez
I'm not a boxer. I'm a mixed martial artist, and if he wants to fight, he can go into the UFC and work his way up like everybody else does. Nothing is given to you in this world.
Just playing Devil's advocate, here, but wasn't Cain more or less gifted a title shot on the basis of a one-fight win "streak" over a guy who was coming off a devastating KO loss in another org?
Originally Posted by Dana White
Gotta get at dat Meheecan market!
To all the Shertards making out like Tyson Fury is a nobody, he's a 20-0 top ten heavyweight with wins over two Klitschko title challengers. He also holds/held some decent titles himself (WBO Intercontinental belt, English championship, Irish championship, British and Commonwealth championship...).
Over three million people
watched his fight with Dereck Chisora, handily
beating the figures for the last two UFC on Fox events despite the far larger size of the American television market. It was reported in the sports sections
of every mainstream newspaper
, as well as by the BBC
. (The UFC has never
had this sort of popular coverage; the only reason it might would be a cage death.)
By almost every metric, Fury is a bigger draw than Cain Velasquez, and Dana would be a fool not to make the fight. Cain wins easily, but the sight of the 6'9" Fury being destroyed would drive people into BJJ and MMA gyms all over Britain, so it's something we should welcome.
Instead, we get a legion of idiot posers pretending Fury is an unknown and that the UFC is much too "pure" to stage such an event, even as we count down to Jones/Sonnen and GSP/Diaz.
Originally Posted by VladDracul
He also almost knocked himself the fuck out with his own uppercut.
Yes, he looks like a tit in the famous gif. How does Cain's stand-up look in this one?
Every fighter messes up from time to time. Fury punched himself in the head in a fight he went on to win -- I can think of three or four big names in MMA who have knocked themselves out going for take-downs.
Originally Posted by WSobchak
In boxing Cain could probably cover up and clinch his way to a decision. In MMA Tyson gets no lube assraped.
These are the dribblings of a mental retard.