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does the ufc hate Will Brooks?

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  1. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

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    No disrespect to mr brazilian cowboy, but this match up is weird. will was a bellator champ just like eddie but they arnt giving him the ranked opponents he needs.
     
  2. DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    His first fight was a snoozefest.
     
  3. Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    I was certainly expecting to see him against a higher ranked fighter for his second fight.
     
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    Running over BLM protesters and laughing.
    Of course they hate him. He's black, right? That's the sentiment around here lately.
     
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    Yeah, I imagine that didn't help him much.
     
  6. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    I would've liked to see Brooks vs Barboza and Oliveira vs Duffy instead.
     
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    Bellator cut the guy who beat their current champ twice for a reason. The UFC isn't rushing him to a title shot for that same reason. I mean it's obvious what "the reason" is.
     
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    I'm a Brooks fan, but based on him barely skating by Ross Pearson in his debut, it's better this way.

    Give him a guy he can style on, to get comfortable in the UFC, and make a big splash.
     
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    Systemic racism.
     
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    No it wasn't that was a solid fight.
     
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    So you're saying he was an affirmative action hire?
     
  12. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

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    Eddie's first fight was a loss, and against a ranked opponent in Cowboy. ill will did better than Eddie in Bellator.
    Eddie's fights leading to the titleshot in Shelftime and Gil were much more of snoozfests.

    TS is right, it's criminal.
     
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    Most likely. I doubt they let him rise above the glass ceiling.
     
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    It's too early for Brooks vs Barboza, Brooks doesn't deserve it and Barboza would wreck him
     
  17. ninja boot Brown Belt

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    i don't hate him but i'd rather listen to garth brooks than watch will.
     
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    If you don't know how things went down, don't spread lies.

    Bellator tried to keep brooks; brooks just wanted out.

    Brooks even said that they offered him a very good contract, but he wanted to be in the ufc.

    Cutting =\= not being able to keep
     
  19. thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    I don't think they're sold on the hype of him as a former Bellator champ after his performance against a guy like Pearson. A tough veteran for sure, but definitely a gatekeeper type at this point.
     
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    Very disappointed in this match up. I thought him getting a lower tier guy for his debut was fine, especially since it was fairly short notice.

    He's ranked 12th by the UFCs system right now.. and he's fighting an unranked. When really he should be fighting a top 8 at least
     

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