If UFC 157 bombs...

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  1. BrainLeakage

    BrainLeakage Red Belt

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    is it because of Hendo and Machida?

    Some pretty vocal people seem to think the card is on Hendo's and Machida's shoulder... so if it sinks, it's their fault? I disagree completely, I think it's on Rhonda's shoulder since she is the Headlining Main Event.

    So, what will it be, the PPV rests on Hendo/Machida or Rhonda?
     
  2. Augustus Caesar

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    According to Sherdog, if it succeeds it is only because of Hendo vs. Machida, but if it fails it is only because of Ronda Rousey.

    Whatever the results, I say it is because of Ronda.
     
  3. TheRassler

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    I like how you said it would be all ronda in another thread.
     
  4. BrainLeakage

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    Sherdog doesn't understand they can't have it both ways...
     
  5. BrainLeakage

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    That's what I said:

     
  6. Shadow Box

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    It will bomb no matter what. Hendo vs. Machida wouldn't sell a lot if that was the main event.

    But Ronda will probably be blamed for it. I will blame Dana.
     
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    Wow, you are dense.

    REread my post where I repeat that it's on Rhonda's shoulder!

    Look it's here for your convenience:

     
  9. TFanatic

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    Even if it bombs, i doubt it does any worse than Edgar/Benson 2 or Shogun/Hendo.
     
  10. TheRassler

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    you know damn well if it succeeds it's because of hendo/machida!

    put her on a card with no big names and see how she does?
     
  11. Russian AK47

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    Weak main event is never a good thing.
     
  12. sauser

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    What is your problem?
     
  13. Silverstar17

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    Casuals only look for the main event imo. So it
     
  14. kingcillo24

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    The two biggest draws on this card are Machida and Rousey. Henderson vs Shogun did 250k buys.
     
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    More or less.

    I think rousey headlining is being done poorly. Shes fighting someone that the other 2-3 bigger names beat. Plus the whole belt being just given to her, but I care little about it.

    Hendo v machida shiuld be 5 rounds, main event or not.
     
  16. donfryeismyhero

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    This does seem to be the prevailing wisdom around Sherdog. But I tend to believe that the buck stops at the top & Ronda is at the top of the card so it would ultimately be with her blame wise.
     
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    The real question is what will happen if Rauzee gets injured
     
  18. canadian mm eh

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    Kinda sounds like he said the same thing in another thread but worded it differently. I will be buying this card just to see the first ever UFC womens match, and because I want to see Machida pick Hendo apart from the outside while he throws wild haymakers. 50/50
     
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    So then, if it bombs you agree it's on Hendo/Machida too I assume?
     
  20. ScarletnGray 33

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    Hopefully they'd add a real fight to the main card?
     

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