Anyone remember when all these injuries started..

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  1. bicpup269

    bicpup269 Banned Banned

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    We had a bunch of people saying "I won't get excited for a fight until the weigh ins."

    After the past few events, we should change it to "I won't get excited for a fight until the bell rings."
     
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    kingcillo24 Black Belt

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    Even with the injuries the fights have been awesome.
     
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    fuck the haters, ill get excited anyway!!!
     
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    its been a pretty good year still, but jus thinking about all the matchups that got killed due to injuries...sucks
     
  5. van1ty

    van1ty Banned Banned

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_85

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_108

     
  6. Judge and Jury

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    My guess is when TUF started
     
  7. ZackZed

    ZackZed Black Belt

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    Injuries started with Jose Aldo injuring himself repeatedly over a year ago, UFC had to change his opponents several times. Then other champs either refuse to defend their belts or have been sidelined with injuries, which is why UFC have more champs than they really need, fans couldnt care less about them including the Women's, Flyweight and Interim champs.
     
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    Winning, but in the way the UFC and it's fans want you to win, is more important than ever now.

    One loss and you could be out of an MMA job and have nowhere else to go. Even after a win that wasn't exciting you could be cut by UFC.

    Winning in exciting fashion means more guys will try and be healthy now. The days of just fighting are over.
     
  9. Judge and Jury

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    So Jose Aldo started it?
     
  10. ZackZed

    ZackZed Black Belt

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    What? NO! But since he's such a high profile fighter he's generating interest and speculation unlike before, and were starting to see a trend with all the other big names dropping out of monster ppv cards on a much larger scale.
     
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    van1ty Banned Banned

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    Please inform everyone in what time period of the UFC a guy was safe in the promotion after a loss. This post is utter nonsense.

    You honestly think guys like Hardy, Grispi, Brown, and Akiyama would still be in the UFC after two straight losses five years ago? They each stayed alive in the promotion with 3-4.

    And please try to argue that guys like Grispi and Brown are "draws".
     
  12. TrueBias

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    van1ty Banned Banned

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    Audible?

    So you mean rates haven't actually changed, Sherdog is just bitching more loudly? That sounds about right.
     
  14. wellsdj1

    wellsdj1 Red Belt

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    The real question is will 2013 be any better? I'm thinking no!
     
  15. Lincoln Hawk

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    Injuries have been happening forever. I assume that with insurance, more fighters are able to get injuries treated.

    Either way if a fighter is injured, I don't see how they'd get cleared to fight regardless of whether or not they have insurance.
     
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    I figured that in like the Elvis Sinosic era, you could fight at 90% or 85% and if you lost, at least you'd get another chance somewhere down the road . Now with the divisions so deep, gatekeepers can't relax and business-wise if you're 8-4 you're better off pulling out than losing one more.

    In the new Women's division, they'll be able to go 2-4 and still get fights, until it's fully fleshed out and they can start cutting people. Nobody is going to call-in sick for their debut fight though, bank on that.
     

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