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Did Triple C Send Dominic Cruz Back to the Prelims?

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  1. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Check out the UFC 259 card and bout order.

    Dominic Cruz went from a TS to now being on the prelims against Casey Kenney.

    Seems kinda harsh. <{cruzshake}>

    I'm not totally surprised because the main card is stacked!

    Islam is obviously on the main card, even ahead of top 5 LHWs Santos and Rakic. That's what Dober meant when he said he wanted to take the Islam fight for exposure because Islam is an A-Lister who brings a lot of eyes and fans to watch.

    They have to put the 3 title shots at the top, then Islam and Dober are next.

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  2. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Cruz is on the last stage of his career, and is being used to prop up rising contenders. He may deserve a better spot on the card, but maybe UFC are afraid of him getting injured and creating a hole on the main card - or maybe his contract is up and they want to bury him on the undercard (like they did with Pettis).
     
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  3. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    Some guys would rather be the "main event" on the prelims than just be a fight on the main card. As much as I can't stand him Dom seems like a pretty smart guy so I'm sure he made his decision for a good reason.










    He is the decisionator after all.
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  4. Yep Green Belt

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    Well apparently he doesn’t have an ego.
     
  5. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Cruz fought Mizugaki on the prelims.
     
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    Made him “bend the knee” Both knees and crawl on all four thats for sure
     
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  7. Barteh Brown Belt

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    Prelim main event > bottom two PPV spots. Hasn't this talked about a lot already in many threads?
     
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  8. FIghtxIQ Brown Belt

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    This. The main event for prelim is a spotlight fight. For the people that don't purchase the PPV that fight is their main event. You want to fill that space with top talent or fighters with a fan base/hype.
     
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    Keith Peterson did.

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    Kenny prob gonna retire him sad to say
     
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    Then wait til 5am to hit Megan Anderson up
     
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  12. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Lol @ some of the replies. It's crazy how Aljo and Yan didn't protest to be the "main event" of the Prelims instead of being middle of the PPV card
     
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    Sometimes i see some puzzling card placements in the UFC, I feel like there's often shit happens behind the scenes, someone pissing off Sean Shelby or something.
     
  14. TempleoftheDog Brown Belt

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    I guess you don’t realize more people will see the Cruz fight than your hero. The numbers don’t lie, and according to research I did a couple of years ago. The prelim card always
    has more viewers than the ppv portion.

    Because it’s free on tv.
     
  15. fastone Purple Belt

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    for the last freaking time:
    headlining the prelims is a "thing".
    you shouldn't be allowed to post if you don't know basic shit like that, casuals.
     
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  16. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Everyone on the main card must be pissed that they didn't get the top spot on the prelims!
     
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    I agree. Prelim headliner is better than being on main card if you aren't the main event in a lot of ways. It will be the fight which has the highest viewership of the whole card. If you want to make a statement and you can't be main event there is no better spot. UFC always wants to make sure this fight is good because it is a converter to make people want to continue watching the main event.
     
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  18. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    I'm a Cruz fan and advocate myself, but dominick hasn't won a fight since 2016. I think he can fight on the prelim main event for tv exposure. It's not like he was ever a huge draw to begin with.

    Urijah faber used to specifically ask to fight in this position so the most people would be able to see his fight.
     
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    Lol at Dom is a smart guy.
    That talking low and sounding assured got you, huh?
     
  20. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    I avoid listening to him talk as much as possible but I don't think anyone considers him dumb. He is somewhat quick with his trash talk.
     

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