One champ would never call out another without doing this

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  1. ippikiookami

    ippikiookami Blue Belt

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    The idea that an MMA champ would spontaneously call out another is ignorant.

    There are so many behind-the-scenes things that would have to be negotiated and agreed upon before a fight between, say, GSP and Silva would take place, and if one of them called out the other before knowing all of these, it would be really stupid of them. In fact, there would be 100s of people that would know about the "call out" a long time before it happened.

    Things that would have to be decided in advance of calling another champ out:

    1) Date of the fight, weight, place
    2) Share of PPV back end, other payments
    3) Who walks out first
    4) Contract restrictions pre-fight to ensure no injuries (common in all the contracts, but new stipulations would need to be added because a catch weight title fight would be such a massive event)
    5) Pre-fight agreements on immediate rematches and other areas (i.e. pre-fight agreement on what happens if one fighter if there's a No Contest -- how would purse money be split, etc)

    There are other things that have to be agreed upon by both camps, the UFC, the network, sanctioning bodies and others long before one champ calls another out. With so many people involved, there would certainly be a lot of credible leaks, and the UFC would probably just have to announce it in advance -- you'd never get a "surprise" call out.

    Champs have been part of the fight game and know all the back office stuff very well, and they've been coached to never call another champ out (there's no problem calling out a contender in the same weight class) without going through the details with all the different parties. This may have happened in the past, but today MMA is too big a business for one champ to act spontaneously about something so important.
     
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    MED PUCSP Banned Banned

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    oh boy....
     
  3. SavageAngel

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    this is basically boxing. I think MMA is a bit more lenient.
     
  4. Cygnus-X

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    Which is exactly why they should just do it. If they call someone out and the fans respond to it, then promotors will have to at least try and make it happen.
     
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    Seems legit, I never saw the big deal about which fighter walks out first. I competed as an amateur and pro kickboxer and a few amateur mma fights, and I would almost prefer to walk out first. When I was in first I got the mentality that this is my ring/cage and I am going to welcome you to it and allow you to get in here with me.
     
  6. ironhead341

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    Well, actually they can call each other out to get the hype going and then take care of the things you're talking about afterward. Or sometimes one of them just might not like the other and in the heat of the moment, after a fight, can say anything they want.
    I'm not sure why you say that 'they would never call out another without doing this'. In all of history? Really?
     
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    I thought it was all happening organically. World is shattered
     
  8. Rhood

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    Well they never called each other out, which makes Silva/GSP irrelevant.
     
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    gocubs1815 Black Belt

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    Tell that to The PEOPLE'S CHAMP...

     
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    Free_MMAson Banned Banned

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    Just let me bang bro
     
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    Nechi Banned Banned

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    I do let you bang bro! :icon_cry2
     
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    stopped reading here "3) Who walks out first"
     
  13. gevoudane

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    Have them walk out together if there is no real bad blood between them.
     

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