Ben Henderson: "I was never asked or even told I was fighting Cowboy."

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Also, states he's changed his plans on moving up to 170.

    http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/...boy-cerrone-011315?cmpid=tsmtw:fscom:ufconfox
     
  2. Sexy Jesus

    Sexy Jesus Triple-Yellow Card Banned

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    UFC is SO professional :)
     
  3. SCADA

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    Cowboy tells you when you are fighting him...you don't tell Cowboy.
     
  4. roventu

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    wow thats actually pretty amateur of UFC lol.
     
  5. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    Nothing surprising here. But he faces it the proper way, war Bendo. War Cowboy too, and fuck Dana and crew.
     
  6. Gohel

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    I don't understand how that's even possible. I'm a big fan of Dana White and I've been called a "Zuffa zombie" a couple of times here, but that's just unprofessional.
     
  7. CC27

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    How hard is it to call the guys manager and say Eddie is out and Cowboy is in?

    its one thing if news leaks before you announce it and you havent gotten around to letting Bendo know but when you put it out and still never even make contact with him to tell him its been changed thats fucked up.

    Same with guys getting cut. Its not really that hard to give a manager a call, you'd think UFC would know this.
     
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    standandtrade7 Blue Belt

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    They probably suspected Bendo would agree, and used this technique for manipulation in case he had reservations. It would look really bad if the fight was announced and Bendo said no after the fact, so they manipulated while stroking his ego a bit and saying

    "We knew you'd say yes so we went ahead and announced it".

    Classic employer manipulation.
     
  9. CC27

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    Also thats Joe Silva's job not dana's so not sure why anyone would say fuck Dana for this. But then again Dana gets shit on for everything.
     
  10. RockShox1**

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    Maybe he didn't get the memo.
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    Lumbergh will be by later to drop off a copy of it mmmmkay.
     
  11. ArtOfDrowning

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    Cerrone should've kept his mouth shut and just turn up at staredown...surprise motherfucker :icon_chee

    Seriously this is a joke and sign of disrespect towards Bendo. Nobody even asked him if he wants to take this fight. Laughable
     
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    Everything the UFC does is unprofessional and immature.

    We all know this by now. At the end of the day, who cares. The fighters don't care how you are treated at work, so we shouldn't care how they are treated.

    If they wanted things to change, they would change.

    Just fight and shut it.
     
  13. Jblizzle

    Jblizzle Red Belt

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    They've been doing this for years now. Iirc they tried to save UFC 151 by plugging Machida in without notifying Machida
     
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    UFC is very shady in the way they handle their business sometimes.. I like what cowboy said to bendo tho, very cool
     
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    Lmaooo wait, what??
     
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    Macalpinerules Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I think this is a larger lesson in life and business. When you are as nice as Bendo and are always willing to play ball people just stop asking for your consent and assume you'll go along with whatever plans they've drawn up for you. The UFC wouldn't pull this shit with Jones because they know he's only looking out for himself (as we all should) and they know he would let the company collapse before putting himself at too great a risk.

    In the end Bendo has to learn from this and start sticking for himself. He should have said "I would've fought Cowboy if you asked me to, but since you thought I wasn't important enough to ask I'm not fighting him". Or he should use this as a situation to get paid more. As a matter of fact if the UfC was anything resembling a fair company they would voluntarily give Bendo a nice bonus.
     
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    If Jon Jones was offered Cerrone on a two week notice, Jones (on the advice of Greg Jackson), would decline the fight saying not enough time to prepare for a lightweight contender, maybe a flyweight, but not a dangerous lightweight.
     
  19. johnyboy

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    It would make the UFC look bad if they announced the fight and bendo came out and said no one told me about that change I don't want to fight cowboy again.
     
  20. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    This sounds like something PRIDE or Japanese MMA promoters would do. Not telling you who you're fighting until 1 or 2 weeks from the fight, switching things around. Completely unprofessional.
     

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