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Old 01-19-2014, 09:40 AM   #61
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If I recall, both Bonnar and Griffin were replacement fights and done on short notice to save a card. How many people do you think would be willing to take a fight on short notice with someone in a weight class below them, let alone one of the most dangerous and longest-reigning champions in the UFC. That would be like guys like Bisping or Stann taking a short-notice fight with GSP.

edit: The irvin fight was also short notice because it was put together to compete with an Affliction card.
The Forrest one wasn't a short notice one, it wasn't even the headliner (BJ/Florian was).

The Cote fight was supposed to be Okami but he pulled out due to injury (he broke his hand) and Cote stepped up on short notice.

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