Anyone feel like the UFC is losing its legitimacy?A

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  1. MDWv2

    MDWv2 Yellow Belt

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    I feel as though the matchmaking along with the promotional antics have made it more cagefighting-esque than a legitimate and respectable sport.

    I understand they have to sell tickets. Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit was a bad gift title shot but it can be dismissed as it wasn't too much of a reach down the rankings and it's an exciting fight. However, Werdum vs Cain is just wrong. There is no way you can justify it.

    Along with the unprofessional and shameful favoring of certain fighters, makes it seem like its run by greaseballs. McGregor is a great fighter and knows how to promote himself, so there's no blame on him but the organizations itself should not be bashing its own employees, let alone it's own champion. I don't even like Aldo, and I feel like he has been whining a lot lately. However, I see his anger with the structure of the company.

    On top of all that, the favorited fighters by the company are the ones who get the biggest paycheck. That's understandable, I mean it's a business and you need to make smart investments. Taking away a fighter's ability to make money on his own with the whole Reebok move, not only hurts the fighters, but tightens the vice grip they already held on them by endangering their financial stability.

    I hate boring fights as much as the next guy, but fighters now have to adapt their style, not to have the best chance to win, but to catch the eyes of the top company officials. Also it promotes trash talking, which is great when it's genuine like Jones-Cormier, but when it goes bush league, it's just embarrassing.

    Also Dana White and that's self-explanatory.

    Anyone also feel like it's taken a few steps back lately?

    Sorry for the rant.
     
  2. The Bard

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    It's been bad in the past few years:

    - Chael talking his way to multiple title fights
    - UFC cutting top 10 fighters because they are "boring"
    - Very good fighters signing with other orgs due to the Reebok deal
    - Uninspired matchmaking and rematches
    - Ronda hype machine and lack of opposition
    - UFC decision not to pay non-champs enough to allow them to train and fight full-time
    - Guys working full-time in entry-level jobs while being UFC fighters
    - UFC fighters getting murked in street fights
    - Trash talk becoming more important than fighting chops
    - Steroids
    - TRT
    - Dana being Dana
    - Oversaturation of product / terrible TUF fighters
    - Delusions of grandeur (Cowboys stadium talk, soccer stadiums, world fucking domination)
     
  3. middleaged

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    They signed CM Punk, so yes.
     
  4. Tooth and Nail

    Tooth and Nail Forever Brocktober

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    It's human beings in a cage fighting for money.
     
  5. Ehrmantraut

    Ehrmantraut Real American Platinum Member

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    It was never legit
     
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    BonesNose** Banned Banned

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    Absolutely not, after Canner McMario, Ronda Rousey's massive hype and W"MMA" in general, the UFC already has NO legitimacy. It cannot lose what it already lost.
     
  7. Evangelion

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    Omg the Ufc is acting like the Ufc? It's the same as always
     
  8. inb4 dgt4now and other zuffa posters

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  9. BC BUDS DA BEST

    BC BUDS DA BEST Blue Belt

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    ...why is this canner mcmario a saying i see here all the time..... u really think he's a can?
     
  10. tat2man5k

    tat2man5k Black Belt

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    Maybe I'm late to the party, but what's this about?
     
  11. TFanatic

    TFanatic Silver Belt

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    People acting like any of this is new for the UFC are deluding themselves.
     
  12. Candy Routure

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  13. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Just so we can better gauge your stance/belief, can YOU pinpoint a time when you firmly believed the UFC was considered legitimate?
     
  14. phatron

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    Its becoming mainstream. So all the old fans wont like it anymore, even though they've been doing all the same things for years.
     
  15. Arne Rud

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    yes, and I'm sad to say yes to this question. Its starting to go in the same shoes as Boxing :(
     
  16. Sigoff2

    Sigoff2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Carlos Condit receiving a title shot was a good thing. Were Hendricks and Woodley more deserving? Probably. But the UFC is in the business of putting on the most exciting fights possible. Although the DHK knockout was spectacular, the Gastelum win was not Woodley's most exciting performance, to say the very least. Carlos Condit has EARNED his next title shot AND THEN SOME. It will be a thrilling fight, although Condit will likely lose.
     
  17. Mammothman

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    This post made me laugh lol...
     
  18. KantoTerror

    KantoTerror Silver Belt

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    Zuffa shills we need you on this...
     
  19. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Chael Sonnen talked himself to one title fight. He definitely earned his other two shots. Of course, you could add in Nick Diaz getting an undeserved shot and Edgar getting a shot at FW coming off of two losses.
     
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    I think his offensive stand-up game is pretty good to be honest, but I'm not calling him a can, I'm calling him a canner, which means he's only beating cans (and an unprepared* Mendes who sort-of messed up in their fight).

    *As for those saying McMario wasn't prepared, I think he knew that grappling in general would've been a problem against Aldo, and Conor knew his fighting date, so yes I think he had a better preparation than Mendes.
     

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