Interim Titles Are Awesome

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    I mean the idea is kind of silly, but it guarantees the interim title holder a real title shot, no different than a number 1 contender fight, but the title shot is now guaranteed. win/win in my opinion.
     
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    Ask Aldo about how "guaranteed" those title shots are for the interim champ.
     
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    Not a fan. But at least the top contenders will get their title shot while the champ is doing his own thing.
     
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    It's true that they at least obligate the promotion to not schedule more Bulls*** fights like Bisping vs. GSP.
     
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    He got the real title. Same thing.
     
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    They're justifiable under certain circumstances, but the UFC gives them out like black belts at a McDojo.
     
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    Interim belts are the fake tits of championships
     
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    Titles should always be defended or won and wait for no one.
     
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    I don't mind them. They serve a purpose but i'd rather just strip a champion if they can't defend after a year and a half. And an interim should definitely be created if a title is not defended within a year at least 1x. Titles should be defended at least 2x a year but ideally it would be like 3x.

    Interim should only be a thing if a fighter who was to defend within 1 year or so gets injured and will have a reasonable time frame to come back from injury.

    The max time frame should be like 1.5 years.

    So when Condit won the Interim belt in February of 2012 but didn't fight GSP for the main belt until November of 2012 that was pushing it. Considering that GSP had last defended his belt in April of 2011
     
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    Aldo was told that the interim title was his path to a shot at Mcgregor for the real title and a chance at redemption. He didn't get it. He won the interim title and the nominal "champion" still wouldn't fight him.


    http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/...frankie-edgar-will-fight-after-ufc-200-033016

    " We’ll make Frankie and Jose the interim title. Whoever wins that fight will then fight Conor McGregor for the true 145-pound title."

    "Win, lose or draw in this fight against Nate Diaz, he will go in and he will fight either Jose or Frankie, whoever wins at (UFC) 200."
     
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    and they get a UFC belt to put on the couch with their newborn!
     
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    It's a chance for more fighters to make champion money so I'm all for it.
     
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    ...what?
     
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    Aldo was promised a FW title fight with McGregor if he won the interim title. Did Aldo get that fight or did Dana gift McGregor a LW title shot instead?
     
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    I think most don't care for interim titles, however there is a place and time for them and given what Bisping is doing to avoid certain fights I'm all for it.
     
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    1) Dana said it's Bisping vs GSP
    2) He then got mad at GSP and said now it's Bisping vs Romero
    3) Bisping said he still plans on fighting GSP and his also hurt btw so Dana says well now "I'm thinking" of doing an interim belt with Romero vs Whitaker.
    Wtf? Think of how Romero must feel about all of this bullshit. Most cases an interim title isn't so bad but in this case it sucks.
     
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