When will Dana and co. stop handing out fake belts?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Elcucringy, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Elcucringy

    Elcucringy Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    247
    Seems like every other ppv they're handing out "interim" belts. We all know and realize that they're meaningless, but Dana and crew try and validate them.
     
  2. 70% Big Rigg

    70% Big Rigg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    315
    No they need interim belts , thank god they put a interim belt in colby vs rda . now fucking tyquill will be forced to defend his belt and stop crying about "racism" "homophobia" and fighting nate and gsp
     
    JJ Frog and Jworth2406694540 like this.
  3. podsox

    podsox Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    9,344
    Likes Received:
    8,013
    Agreed. It obviously isn't increasing ppv buys
     
  4. Echo_Bliss

    Echo_Bliss WHAT?!

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    460
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I don't know when this Interim Championship Fetish started but I agree it needs to end.
     
    Pumphrey94 likes this.
  5. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,608
    Likes Received:
    14,236
  6. NinjaSkillZ

    NinjaSkillZ Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    914
    Location:
    New Jersey
    After WME sells the company to those that actually know/care about MMA
     
    Black Paladin likes this.
  7. sabretitan

    sabretitan Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,199
    Likes Received:
    2,416
    Its been going on for years
     
  8. NinjaSkillZ

    NinjaSkillZ Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    914
    Location:
    New Jersey
    What UFC needs is a clear guideline when an interim belt will be handed out. I dont know why that is so difficult for them to come up with.
     
  9. kibz

    kibz Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    2,508
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Since actual rankings don't matter, I think every division should have an interim champ. It forces top contender status.

    - Interim champ in a division = actual #1 contender status (will get next title shot)
    - In division without Interim champion, actual #1 contender ranking = nothing

    Yeah, it looks stupid, but it indirectly forces some sensibility.
     
    Jworth2406694540 and Charlie Day like this.
  10. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Bangkok Ready Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    17,695
    Likes Received:
    56,033
    Location:
    5th floor cooking raw
    When champions become more active and the UFC can sell their PPVs
     
  11. pbateman

    pbateman Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    cause having the interim belt sure worked out for tony
     
  12. Unsurprised Diaz

    Unsurprised Diaz Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,101
    Likes Received:
    4,080
    Location:
    Wall Street, Manhattan
    When it is not profitable to do so -- in the Interim they will continue to hype multiple fake belts to generate higher PPV buys.

    They've invented the fractional reserve system of fiat championship belts
     
  13. MakeSherdogGreatAgain

    MakeSherdogGreatAgain Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    1,117
    They might as well go ahead and start handing out individual belts for the top 10...hell, why stop there? Why not the top 20? Participation medals are killing sports even at the professional levels.

    Interim championships are for when a long-time, dominant champion is out for more than 12 months due to a serious injury/condition/illness. They're handing those damn things out like candy and it really cheapens it. It's rarely necessary, and it's certainly not for when the champ won't fight the number 1 contender. ..that's when the belt should just be stripped.
     
  14. horseshoe_pass man

    horseshoe_pass man Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    523
    his fault for taking the retarded fight with khabib in the first place. he should have refused to fight until either conor fought him or they stripped conor and made him the official champ
     
  15. LongDongSilver

    LongDongSilver Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    2,685
    I think its a good idea to keep the interim belts …its when they start making a Money Belt, Catchweight Belt, TV Belt, Specific Country Belt (like US HW Champion or Chinese HW Champion ), and \ or Double Champ Belt is when you should really be concerned

    while we are on the topic .. When has the belts been updated ? design, weight ?
    have they always weighed 10 pounds of gold ?


    EDIT:
    UFC belt history can be found here ..

    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/u...gold-how-about-the-pride-belts.3247493/page-2
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
  16. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    38,823
    Likes Received:
    25,284
    Location:
    Charm City
    It worked the way it was supposed to.

    He got his title shot and slipped on a banana peel.
     
    Charlie Day likes this.
  17. UL

    UL no more yellows

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    47,538
    Likes Received:
    46,198
    they are dying

    they need to
     
  18. Charlie Day

    Charlie Day 2JZGTE

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2015
    Messages:
    6,057
    Likes Received:
    5,392
    Location:
    Shao-Lin Temple
    The show needed to go on.

    His situation is very likely to never happen again.
     
  19. Jworth2406694540

    Jworth2406694540 White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    14
    I completely agree with this.
     
  20. JohnMandick

    JohnMandick Interim Saku belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    6,438
    Likes Received:
    4,525
    Location:
    Smoking out back with Sak.
    Belts make fights exciting. Fact.

    Remember when Nicco Montaño beat Roxanne Vincenta Modafferi?

    (I literally had to google both those names. Who the fuck is Nicco Montano? I kinda remember Roxanne as being a good-natured nerd girl from somewhere.)
     

Share This Page