Fighters being used as pawns in negotiations

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  1. det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek

    det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek Brown Belt

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    1) Khabib

    Khabib was sent "fake" contracts to fight Alvarez. It is believed that this happened so that Alvarez wouldn't be able to negotiate more money for him to fight McGregor.

    2) Jose Aldo

    Apparently Tony Ferguson wants more money to fight Khabib. Now that Max Hideaway refused to fight Jose Aldo in February due to Christmas and his son's birthday, it seems that Aldo is now being used as a tool in the Ferguson / Khabib negotiations. If the UFC can get Ferguson and Khabib to accept to the conditions they want, then I think Aldo vs Holloway will happen in another date. Otherwise we might see Aldo fight one of these guys for the interim LW title.

     
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    Aldo is going to be so pissed if this is the case.

    "Hey Aldo. We got your rematch with Conor!" Books Alvarez...

    "Hey Aldo. We got you a LW title shot!" Books him Holloway for may...
     
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    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Unless a fighter is a ppv draw they are a pawn on the UFC's chess board.
     
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    It's called negotiation... Blame the fighters for not opening up with each other.... That's why they need a union...
     
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    Irishwhiskey119 Banned Banned

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    I wouldn't want fighters trying to charge more than they are worth if I were the UFC either so all parties are guilty of being greedy.
     
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    It's just the reality of the game they're in, if you don't want to fight when the UFC want you to and for what price the UFC want to pay you they'll find someone else that will.

    The UFC ain't bluffing either, ask Cyborg
     
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    Ever heard of Operation High Jump?
     
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    Thank God nothing like that will ever happen again!
     
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    Ever hear of Operation Tummy Sticks?!
     
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    The UFC needs to stop treating fighters like prawns. I guess Dana doesn't care because there's always plenty more fish in the sea
     
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    It doesn't help that fighters like Aldo and Hunt can rage against the promotion about how they will never fight again or release and just a few months later they heel to the ufc
     
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    here
     

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