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  1. Paolo Delutis

    Paolo Delutis Black Belt

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    Im not sure anymore that the UFC will remain the top MMA promotion ..im not sure its even trying to remain a reputable source for the sport of MMA..

    I love MMA and i love the UFC but lately the drama filled antics of the fighters and ufc president dana white as well as shoddy/corrupt judging have me feeling like maybe the UFC is opening the door for other promotions to step up and surpass them by simply putting on fights that are competitive and follow a clearily defined system of Rankings and classification .. I also feel like the sport is losing legitimacy by having things like brocks return happen..cm punk fighting for the 2nd time ever for more money then a fighter with more fights making his debut .. Bashing of fighters and champions by dana..heavy favortism shown to others..

    Its a real problem that i feel us fans..have a say in..do we want this UFC?..do we want this to be what the leader of the sport of MMA looks and operates like?

    I dunno. Im not sure anymore maybe its time to take a closer look at PFL, and Bellator and ONE FC..
     
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    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Dada 5000 vs Kimbo really clinched it for me that ufcs days are numbered and a new standard will be ushered in
     
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    Ortegoat Banned Banned

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    Mcgregor Promotions coming soon
     
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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I like to watch the fights, I try not to concern myself with all the other bullshit.
     
  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Is this more legitimate?

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    Is this more legitimate?

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    Is this more legitimate?

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    Oh you want to talk about ONE FC where the guy who owns it also owns Evolve MMA and gives all Evolve MMA fighters favorable matchups? You want to talk about PFL with their 120K TV ratings and no legitimate means of paying their fighters the promised millions?

    WTF are you talking about TS?
     
  6. Paolo Delutis

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    I try to aswell..but its hard to ignore whats wrong..fighting is suppose to be the puriest form of sport...MMA is quickly spiraling down the same dangerous roads boxing took ... The whole corruption of the game which started with a few at the top and ozzed down..kinda like dana and his favorites and don king and his..
     
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    Kumason MMA freak!

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    It wouldn't be for a long time if some org eventually does.Every org has it's big problems and no one is anywhere near the UFC currently,that would take a long time.
     
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    I think we know the answer to those..

    UFC is currently the most legit..but for how long is my point how much corruptioj and ridiculousness are we the fans suppose to endure and still think yup..this is a sport leader..the best thing for MMA growth
     
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    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    That’s why I watch Muay Thai fights.
     
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    TinkleMan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Ufc wi l be number one for a long long time yet, bellator will be there though they are doing well but are mostly just a place for washed up uf c fighters who are passed their prime
     
  11. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Definition of sport
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sport

    NOUN
    • 1 An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
    That's all MMA was and ever will be. Entertainment. Will Brock's return entertain the masses? You have your answer.
     
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  12. Paolo Delutis

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    Yeah but the growing list of angry UFC fighters young and older..could swap ship if coker stays on the path i mentioned above..mousasi already jumped so did rory... For all we know eddie could be heading back..all bellator would have to do is treat the fighters like people and fighters and not needle movers like wwe era UFC and it could surpass them.. The only issue rigjt now is bellator will need alot more money for fighter pay and better tv rights to really attract top tier talent..before they go to the ufc or leave the ufc..so yea..itll take some time
     
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    nothing touching the ufc.

    until bellator can steal someone like conor awat from the ufc the ufc will be just fine.

    ufc wont care when bellator signs cris cyborg and the diaz brothers.
     
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    wont matter if conor not fighting for them. many people have tried to start something and it folded.

    dick diaz promation didn't last long and the fans say they love him,.
     
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    Sure it will..so will stipe vs dc 2 .

    Main difference being sports are governed by rules..which of these two fights follow the rules .

    A known cheater returning and jumping ahead of fighters who havent been or arent cheating..

    Or

    Long time champion coming of a legendary title reign seeking revenge in a sport he cleanly participates in regulary..

    Answer is clear to me
     
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    100% true that if the ufc carries on underpaying and treating fighters like shit, apart from the handpicked few, bellator will be serious competition. But for now I t think the ufc views Bellator as somewhere their old fighters go
     
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    Is gabby going to fight the rest of the lollipop guild after that fight?[​IMG]
     
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    You’re worried about the UFC being too WWE but you’re fine with Bellator? Do you even think about what your wrote before posting?
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Stipe vs. DC did under 400k PPV buys. How many buys would Brock vs. DC do? More PPV buys = entertaining more people.

    You want to talk about known cheaters?

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    Brock Lesnar served out his suspension, he can return just like anyone else once he goes through the 6 month USADA testing. Those are the rules, and he's following them.

    You said sports are governed by rules. Show me the MMA rule that states a champion who gets KTFO in the first round gets immediate rematch. Go on I'll wait.
     
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    I still think it has too much of a lead at this point. There are others like bellator and rizin who put on a better production but their fighters are either unknown or hijacked 40 year old ufc stars like Tito and rampage. I think the ufc stays at the top based on name value alone
     

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