Question about Uno vs Penn 2

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by AnarchyRedrum, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. AnarchyRedrum

    AnarchyRedrum Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why was the belt suspended for? I know they fought to a draw but why didn't the ufc just set up a match again? Was there no interest in that division or was it because Penn moved up in weight?
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  2. Joe_Armstrong

    Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Messages:
    12,714
    Likes Received:
    3,593
    Location:
    On the Balance
    It would help if you said Uno vs Penn.

    I never heard of a Penn brother named Uno
     
  3. AnarchyRedrum

    AnarchyRedrum Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Changed maybe ill get an answer now
     
  4. JoeLogan

    JoeLogan Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    I assume it was because it would take a lot of money to promote another title fight, and that was during a time when the UFC was in deep financial stress and couldn't afford to spend that kind of money on something that wasn't a guaranteed draw-- meaning a title fight not involving Matt Hughes or Randy Couture or Tito Ortiz (or, to a lesser extent, Tim Sylvia). The UFC didn't even have a MW division during that time cuz', with Baroni losing whenever he was given a chance at or near the title (sadly; it would've been awesome to have Baroni as the MW champion) and Bustamante leaving for Pride, they didn't have any profitable, marketable MWs, and didn't have the money to take a chance on finding and promoting another one for the title.

    I don't really know, though, and I'm curious as well.
     
  5. hitmanclark

    hitmanclark Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can't remember the details. Maybe one of the old-time board members can shed some light.

    I seem to recall that BJ felt he won the fight and had no interest in a third bout with Uno, but I could be wrong.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.