Don't Get Injured While Training for A Fight, UFC Will Cut You

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  1. TheMMAnalyst

    TheMMAnalyst Purple Belt

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    Taylor injured, released by UFC; Hall left without opponent

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/449660/Taylor-injured-released-by-UFC-Hall-left-without-opponent/

    So the guy is signed by the UFC on the basis that he is good enough to be on the MAIN Card in his Debut, but because he pulled out with an injury he isn't even worth relegating to the prelims of a future card so he is cut?

    UFC tactics are to strong-arm guys who aren't top-10 fighters into taking short-notice fights/fighting while injured with very little reward offered and punishments if they don't (guys have been cut for taking short notice fights/fighting while injured if they don't "move the needle").
     
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  2. Dmarch

    Dmarch Yellow Belt

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    He had one job: to fill an injury spot. He didn't do the one job he was hired for. Pretty understandable.
     
  3. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Rankings don't matter

    He was signed on the basis that he was keeping a "named" fighter on the card by replacing his opponent.
     
  4. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    He was only signed for that fight. He didn't actually have a multi fight contract.
     
  5. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind

    God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    His job was to fill in. He couldn't do it.
    He wouldn't have been hired otherwise so he was let go.
     
  6. Der Eisbär

    Der Eisbär Banned Banned

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  7. While UFC does a lot of shady things, I don't think this is one of them. Pat Cummings saved a card by taking a short notice fight, and ended up getting a contract out of it. Had Taylor competed, they would have thrown him a bone.
     
  8. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Agreed. Stop trying to make this an evil conspiracy, TS. This guy was only signed as they obviously needed a last minute replacement, and then he let them down. Further, they might have a clause which permits this for a first time fighter to avoid listing him with their insurance, which is understandable, given that they just signed him and someone could theoretically be hiding an injury prior to the contract agreement.
     
  9. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Yeah it's really not fair, but then again they did only sign him for one purpose and he wasn't able to fulfill that purpose.
     
  10. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Prove this
     
  11. jitzmonkey

    jitzmonkey Green Belt

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    Concise and well thought out.
     
  12. AdioSWE

    AdioSWE Orange Belt

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    He signed to fill up an injury, he didn't.

    This isn't the first time this has happened, i think it was about 2 years ago a guy was in the same place.
     
  13. Thanos

    Thanos Courting Death

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    but he deserves a million dollars and to be in the ufc, but he does't have to fight though
     
  14. DGT4NOW

    DGT4NOW Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Change thread title to
    If you do not have a UFC contract & are given a chance to get one & you do not actually fight then don't expect to be signed.
     
  15. keylock21

    keylock21 Purple Belt

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    Why is everyone always trying to make the UFC, look like an evil empire?
     
  16. Ollie_Williams

    Ollie_Williams Green Belt

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    I hired a guy as a fill-in for one day. He didn't show up. People got mad I didn't bring him back.

    Is normal.
     
  17. itsnormal

    itsnormal Blue Belt

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    Exactly.
     
  18. Torrid

    Torrid Cunning Linguist

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    What a stupid OP.
     
  19. roggg

    roggg Brown Belt

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    I assumed this, but do you have a source?
     
  20. paynebringer

    paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    There is a harsh reality to what you wrote, like it or not it's the truth. He was hired to step-in and hopefully shine to bigger opportunities, but if you can't fight they can't wait?
     

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