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Old 07-12-2014, 12:01 AM   #21
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This is why I've always maintained the UFC "titles" are a joke. They are owned and controlled by the promoter. You can be the best fighter in your division and never get a title shot. If you are exciting and have some heat you will go straight to the top. This is how pro-wrestling run their business, not a legitimate sport.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:03 AM   #22
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None of this guys sitting in chairs outside Aldo's office.
Especially given that Aldo, like most UFC champs, only fights during leap years.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:04 AM   #23
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You can be the best fighter in your division and never get a title shot.
How many guys were the best in their division without ever getting a title shot?

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:06 AM   #24
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It is kind of hard to promote a second fight between the two, when the first one was such a sweet KO for Aldo. How do push that to people?

I know casual finds would be wondering how the hell he got a second matchup. Probably because this would never happen in boxing. Once you've been beaten, especially like that, they don't let you back up the ladder.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:07 AM   #25
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How many guys were the best in their division without ever getting a title shot?
Yeah, you're right here. The big issue is guys who are 3rd or 4th best, maybe the best to have not already lost to champion, getting passed over for #7 or #8 because of hype and sales.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:07 AM   #26
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Yeah, you're right here. The big issue is guys who are 3rd or 4th best, maybe the best to have not already lost to champion, getting passed over for #7 or #8 because of hype and sales.
Fair enough.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:25 AM   #27
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It is kind of hard to promote a second fight between the two, when the first one was such a sweet KO for Aldo. How do push that to people?

I know casual finds would be wondering how the hell he got a second matchup. Probably because this would never happen in boxing. Once you've been beaten, especially like that, they don't let you back up the ladder.
Most casual fans don't know they fought already and I'm sure the UFC isn't going to mention the first fight until the actual PPV broadcast. It's easy to ignore it or at least not emphasize it because it was in a different organization.

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Old 07-12-2014, 01:01 AM   #28
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waiting for a title fight is stupid

if you win the title you'll have to fight all these other guys anyway why not do it now
Better to be called a former champ than to never make it.

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Old 07-12-2014, 01:18 AM   #29
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How many guys were the best in their division without ever getting a title shot?

Matt Lindland was cut when he was considered the UFCs number 1 MW.

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