Fight Night Sao Paolo is the perfect microcosm of the UFC's issues

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  1. BobbyHillComedian

    BobbyHillComedian Blue Belt

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    From the wikipedia page:

    A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa was expected to serve as the event headliner.[2] However, Teixeira pulled out on August 14 due to a shoulder injury.[3] He was replaced by Thiago Santos.[4] In turn, Manuwa pulled out on September 16 due to a torn hamstring and was replaced by Eryk Anders.[5][6]

    Mark Godbeer was briefly scheduled to face Luis Henrique at the event. However, Godbeer pulled out of the fight in early August citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Ryan Spann.[7]

    Neil Magny was scheduled to face Alex Oliveiraat the event. However Magny was removed from the pairing on August 22 in favor of a matchup with Santiago Ponzinibbio in November at UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio.[8][9] He was replaced by Carlo Pedersoli Jr.[10]

    Ketlen Vieira was expected to face former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion and UFC Women's Featherweight Championshipchallenger Tonya Evinger at the event. However on August 7, Vieira pulled out due to a knee injury.[11] Evinger was removed from the card and then rescheduled for a future event against a different opponent.[12]

    The Ultimate Fighter: Nations middleweight winner Elias Theodorou was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight winner Antônio Carlos Júnior at the event. However, Júnior pulled out on August 28 due to injury.[13] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for UFC 231.[14]

    Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was expected to face Belal Muhammad at the event. However on September 14, it was announced that Muhammad pulled out due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Luigi Vendramini.[15]

    At the weigh-ins, Renan Barao weighed in at 141.6 pounds, 5 pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136. Barao fined 30 percent of his purse, which went to his opponent Andre Ewell.[16]


    That is all.
     
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  2. Pressure Project

    Pressure Project Don't ban me bro!

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    Ridiculous.
     
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  3. King in the North

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    I had no idea this was the headliner. I’m usually on top of these things, but yeah, I totally forgot Manuwa and Glover both pulled out.
     
  4. ChumpyKiwi

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    Challenge: Take a shot of proper 12 for each time you see "was expected"
     
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    Shit happens dude just enjoy the fights ffs
     
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    There are other UFC events between the Conor press conference and the Conor fight?
     
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    Seems like a lot of favorable Brazilian match ups. I'm hoping for some big upsets as it's pretty entertaining to see the super classy and grateful fans of Brazil acting like a bunch of filthy animals.
     
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    That’s crazy as hell.
     
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    Captain Tight MMA fan over 10 years - Quality Threads Always

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    This whole card shouldn’t have been made in the first place.
     
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    Embarrassing. Theres more pull outs than actual fights these days
     
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    Just terrible.
     
  14. JustOnce

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    I really think the fighter insurance changed the landscape more than USADA.

    It's not like new guys are training harder, nor are they with less knowledge and technologies, but it feels like 100 more times people are dropping out from their fight since their ass is covered if they drop out
     

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