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"UFC focuses too much on the Rankings" - Rory MacDonald

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by neil_totally, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. neil_totally Green Belt

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    A few weeks ago MacDonald was on a podcast in the UK, and he talked about how Bellator is more fun because of the freak show fights etc and the UFC focuses too much on the rankings...... umm, whit?

    Even the host points out that's not quite the case, with GSP, Bisping and McGregor doing their things right now.

    What do you think he meant? Did he mean maybe that the UFC focuses more on building younger/newer fighters up and into the rankings and doesn't make time for old timers/legends to fight?

    here's the link, it's a great interview, less than an hour. I think the comment/talk about this is about 25 minutes in, will edit post when I get the chance to listen again and find exactly where it is.

    https://player.fm/series/distractio...raction-pieces-podcast-with-scroobius-pip-142
     
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  2. wartor Wooooooo! Belt

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    Rory, change your Nick to Canadian Psycho and become GOAT already.

    He meant the opposite, the UFC does a shit job promoting anyone who they don't like. Rebok deal is shit. New owners are shit, and UFC is dead.
     
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  3. Danespina Silver Belt

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    I wish they did. Right now they give #12 Hendo title shots.
     
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  4. The guest Talkin that sass.

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    No idea what he may have meant. As it seems pretty much the opposite. And I'm not listening to any fighter interview, for an hour.
     
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  5. Bboy Brown Belt

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    That's why Cub Swanson is fighting Artem Lobov. Cuz UFC cares bout rankings.
     
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  6. Coconut Joe Philadelphia all over the World- Benard Hopkins

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    Rory never struck me as the sharpest knife in the drawer.
     
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  8. Rear Nakey Blue Belt

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    He is exactly right. The UFC creates ridiculous rankings, and then uses that to justify their horrible matchmaking. If you had a monkey randomly pulling names out of a hat, it would do a better job at making good fights than the UFC matchmakers have ever done.
     
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    I mean they did put top 5 artem against top 20 cub, they don't care for rankings
     
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  10. jx820 Black Belt

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    He's right. As much as you'd never know it from these boards, the overwhelming majority of the UFC's fights are somehow rooted in rankings and recent performance. The UFC does occasional freak show fights, but with 40 events in 2016 and 12 fights per card, you can count the number of freak show fights in any given year on one hand.

    Bellator will throw Kimbo vs some guy in the middle of having a heart attack and Royce Gracie vs the shambling remains of Ken Shamrock on the same card FFS.
     
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  11. Roop Holstry Black Belt

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    I think he's confusing "rankings" with the word "money"

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