Romero can't get the next title shot - it's unfair to the rest of the division, especially Rockhold | Page 5

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  1. Fedor>Cain K1 Level Shit Talk

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    He came in overweight cause he took the fight on short notice ya looking goofs

    Gay Jesus coming for the belt
     
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  2. The Witcher відродитися

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    There is always someone that disagrees. Romero didnt break any rules or contractual agreements.
     
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  3. Lana Del Rey Born To Die

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    My opinion on this is that you don't get a title shot if you missed weight in your last fight. Romero should have to fight someone else. As a sport and making it professional, it would just look too bad if Romero screwed up 2 title fights in a row so the UFC just doesn't need to take that chance. Not to mention Romero has a history(on a few occasions) where he wasn't following the rules. I want to see Romero win a fight against a top 10 fighter without any problems and then I would think he is due for a title shot. His best win with no problems was against a past prime Machida. Don't get me wrong, I believe he's an elite fighter in the toughest division and I hardly ever call someone elite. I just think he has more to prove and want to see him beat a top fighter in their prime with no controversy.
     
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  4. jeff7b9 Black Belt

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    He didn't agree to make weight in his contract?
     
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  5. It Just Is Green Belt

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    Hendricks also gets brutally destroyed while missing weight, which doesn't really help his case much...
     
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    No it would have been agreed to fight for 185 pound title. If a fighter doesnt make weight a percentage goes to the opponent, thirty percent in romeros case (maybe ten percent per pound?) and should romero win the interim title would not be his. This would be contractual and within the 'rules'.
     
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  7. jeff7b9 Black Belt

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    Incorrect. A new contract had to be signed, news reports were discussing the negotiations of said contract which apparently went on until 2:30am.

    The contract was for a title fight at 185. Romero did not honor the terms of that contract and a separate agreement was made to save the fight.
     
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    Exactly. A separate agreement was made, obliged by both parties.
     
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  9. jeff7b9 Black Belt

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    Correct. After Romero did not honor the terms of his original contract.
     
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  10. jeff7b9 Black Belt

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    It should be noted that the UFC hasn't given a flying fuck about what was "fair" for a long time.

    Especially when it comes to title shots.

    Money, or their idea of what they think will make money is the deciding factor.

    We can debate what is fair or unfair, but it would be delusional to think that it has any bearing on UFC matchmaking or UFC policies in general.
     
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    Hmmm. Maybe you're right.
     
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  12. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Brown Belt

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  13. Okajima Black Belt

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    Fought with a torn pec muscle against Whittaker.

    Arguably beat Yoel. Arguably beat Rockhold. Wrecked Brunson (#7 ranked, hardly a gatekeeper). Easily beat Mousasi.

    Hendo got a fucking shot. Why can’t Jacare?
     
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  14. TeddyT White Belt

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    "Insanely over weight"
    Come on dude it was 3 pounds, and the guy is 40 years old, never missed before.
    Most important he is clearly #1 contender, which any real fan wants fights to be based on merit.
     
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    Even a bigger mess if he wins.
     
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    Bro someone call ts a waahmbulance
     
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    He can and he will.

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  19. 84percentcool Mr. Cool

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    Why would Rockhold deserve a title shot off of a loss to the guy that beat his opponent when he was on weight?
     
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  20. Mmmmmmma1234 Orange Belt

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    That's not how things work there's no 3rd fight, no Yoel vs contenders after this if he suffers another loss, he'll only fight people far from a title like Wonderboy or Benavidez. He will only ever be relative once Whittaker is dethroned.

    Also him taking one more fight changes nothing more if he wins again.
     
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