UFC might actually be dying lol

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    This past week we seen not 1 but 2 huge busts in the ufc for steriods. Both cases to already thin divisions and two of their more marketable names. Outside of brand recognition and exposure what is there in the ufc? As a mma fighter if your gym turns a blind eye or helps and you your self cheat why even bother with the ufc and usada? There's no union, health benefits, retirement, no individual sponsors, etc..

    Other promotions arent nearly as stringent. If you're a marketable name the pay would be equal or greater. Not saying as a fan that this right or wrong but as a fighter if you cheat (and apparently a lot do) why even bother with the ufc at this point? Why not choose the path of least resistance?

    Does anyone else think between some fighters choosing to walk voluntarily and now these busts that we'll see more fighters walking from the UFC and more raw talent opting to stay with say bellator, ksw, one fc?
     
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    Well executed exit strategy by the Fertitta's. They knew Nowitsky wasn't fucking around. Also, they knew Ronda and Conor aren't reliable employees.
     
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    Ronda = Exposed
    JDS = Busted for peds
    Jones = Busted yet again for peds
    Cain = always injured
    Bisping = Ducking, won the title by fluke
    Anderson = busted for peds
    GSP = in a farce of returning vs Bisping
    Woodley = Boring as fuck, close fights
    Mighty Mouse = Ducking, too small to even recognize
    Holloway = Paper champ, lost vs Conor, beat Aldo, who lost vs Conor
    Brock = Busted for peds
    Conor = doing boxing




    And that's just off of the top of my head.


    So basically it's all fine. It's pretty funny at least.
     
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    Conor = loses to 2nd stringers like Diaz
     
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    I though they were getting the train back one the tracks with JBJ returning and GSP but I guess not lol.
     
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    This is the cross roads.

    Clean up the sport! they say.

    You're going to wake up to a sport where everyone is banned.
     
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    RIP ultimate fighting challenge!
     
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    More drama than WWE.
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    I just don't expect Conor to fight more than one fight in UFC especially if he wins Saturday. So UFC is losing two gigantic stars. They need stars bad.
     
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    It seems like UFC should pay Bisping to take a dive, that's the only real option to have a guy who can sell tickets/PPVs again
     
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    lol it takes time to clean up the sewers. doping agency's cant catch everyone but they will make athletes think twice for sure. or a stiff financial penalty added, making doping practically useless.. in the end, we should have clean competition
     
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    Damn who's idea was it to have USADA in the first place? Terrible business move. Bellator doesn't have to deal with this shit
     
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    Damn! Mamed Khalidov was actually smart to stay with KSW! :D
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    Jon Jones will be a massive loss if it's all proven guilty and he's out of action. They were kinda banking on him being the main guy other than Conor.
     
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    Also USADA busting jones AFTER he Viciously KOd Cormier is a LOSS for them imo. There job should be to prevent the fight from happening not shit all over the winners victory with test results after the fact lol. We all saw what we saw. It doesn't give D.C. His brain cells back lol
     
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    If I was jones n it's really a two year suspension I'd try n go to Japan or Bellator cause he'll just pop again if he comes back what is this like the 3rd or 4th time
     
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    Everyone should just move to Bellator
     
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    I believe that a lot of guys will chose Bellator to get away from the random testing. Both because we have seen that a lot (if not all?) have something to hide, but also because it demands a lot of the fighters to report where they are at all times, and keep a close watch on everything they eat, drink, creams, soaps...
     
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    But personally I don't think we'll ever see actual clean competition. It isn't a realistic model for mma or most sports actually. See the quotes below

    It was in hindsight a very bad decision to make the sport more marketable and save face I believe. It's done the complete opposite. Iirc it came in the wake of baseball's biogenesis scandal with A-Rod when steroids were the current hot topic of sports media.

    Why would you not? Usada shouldn't have the right to be in your business 24/7 365. Is there any other job in the world that has that kind of scrutiny? It doesn't even come down to cheating. Why work where constantly have to disclose your location even when your not working and still be subject to random testing that bans even over the counter supplements and medical aids.

    Lol vitor was a fool for re-signing. Also I wonder how much josh Barnett regrets coming back considering the cushy deal that bellator would've gave him? Jon is fucked UFC won't release him. Jds the same but at least he's a 1st time offender, maybe he'll get a slap on the wrist and he can fight out his contract and run the fuck away
     
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