Is Dana Officially setting the Standards of how to get Stripped?

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  1. Rhood

    Rhood Gold Belt

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    Colby couldn't make it to 228, then he was stripped.
    Nicco couldn't make it to 228, then she was stripped.

    I have a feeling that pullout merchants like Khabib will get stripped if he doesn't show up to fight an Irishman at UFC 229.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    Fucking with a PPV = stripped

    Can't say I disagree
     
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  4. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    The only consistency with the UFC is that they completely lack any of it. Strippenings will be handed out on a case by case basis based on a variety of factors such as:

    1. Are you a drawl
    2. Do you make Dana hard
    3. Did you talk about unionization or shit on the Reebok deal
     
  5. wellsdj1

    wellsdj1 Red Belt

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    Belts are nothing more than a promotional tool to sell PPV's . If you can't fight and defend your title you will be stripped .
     
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  6. RustyShacleford

    RustyShacleford Blue Belt

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    Colby wasn't really stripped cause he never really had the belt.
     
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    Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    The standards for everyone not named Conor, who is allowed to hold onto his belt for a year without defending until he's stripped.
     
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    fzoid4454 Brown Belt

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    Nicco was unable to defend her belt and did so in a manner where it was completely due to her inability to meet the standards and conditions of her title defense, by factors entirely within her own control. Nothing magical or innovative about champ can't make weight and defend, challenger meets all obligations, champ loses belt. That's standard across combat sports and is the norm in boxing, as well. You can lose your title on the scales.

    Covington was not stripped of anything. An interim title, by it's very definition, goes away when the actual belt is able to be contested. It only exists in the context of whether the actual title is in play or not. That title ceases to be if Cody is involved, or if he's absent. There no longer is an interim title when the real title is active.
     
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    Krixes Red Belt

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    I love the don't make weight get stripped rule...
     
  10. Hallmans Budgie

    Hallmans Budgie Blue Belt

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    All depends on the Yankee Dollar.

    If Conor or Jones couldn't make a UFC PPV...they'd both be given a 2nd chance.
     
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  11. SpeakWithYourFists

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    228 will be the final nail in Dana's coffin.
     
  12. Silverstar17

    Silverstar17 Red Belt

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    The rule is simple: Does the UFC want you to be champ or will they prefer someone else because he or she is more marketable?

    If there is someone else like that you better don't give them any chance. Even an injury.

    Khabib woud be stripped or there would be an interim probably even if he got hit by a car and the circumstances are completely out of his control. That is for sure even though he just won the title because he has the most famous fighter to compete with. At the same time a guy like Conor would get a long time and a lot of leeway. He already did twice.

    The belts have been devalued immensely over the years and it seems like the UFC does not care anymore. We just have to hope that the most marketable guys are also the best. That's the only way for a legit champ or the division has to be lacking any really marketable guys at the top.
     
  13. elbowsandwiches

    elbowsandwiches Brown Belt

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    um conor was stripped just like everybody else
     
  14. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Black Belt

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    Dana's emotions and personal biases are far too significant for any sort of precedent to be set.
     
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  15. HNIC215

    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    Dana moves off emotions...

    You never know what that bitch is gonna do next...
     
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  16. KeepItRealist

    KeepItRealist Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    No. Everything the UFC does is so arbitrary that there is so thing as standards for such things.
     
  17. L0ki

    L0ki Silver Belt

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    The idea that if a Champion hasn't defended within a year or isn't scheduled at the year end time frame, then they get stripped was pretty good.

    It was put in as official policy but got steam rolled at some point.
     
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  18. cws80us

    cws80us Green Belt

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    Well Max Holloway has missed 2 consecutive title defenses and 3 fights in a row overall, but he hasn't been stripped. Connor went like 18 months without a defense before finally being stripped. There's no rhyme or reason. Just Dana's menstrual cycles
     
  19. fightfan84

    fightfan84 Silver Belt

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    colby was never actually a champion, his interm fight was literally only made to boost that fight card. it turns out he didn't have the drawing power they have hoped for, and to top it off he was acting super entitled to the bosses. Stripping him was his own fault and it was from a meaningless interm belt that was created without need
     
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  20. MikeyB

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    Rumor has it he stripped a ring girl or two.
     
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