Question: UFC on Trilogies and Quadologies?

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  1. DethridgeMMA

    DethridgeMMA White Belt

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    I just have a question that I am having a hard time find any answers to.

    I vaguely remember Dana saying something about the UFC will never have fighers fight each other more than 3 times, BUT I am not sure, I could be making it up for all I know.

    So my question is just that. Has the UFC ever had more than a Trilogy? What is the UFC position on having a Quadogy (Just sounds silly and I am sure they would want to avoid it). Is it a set rule by the UFC or Commission that they are not allowed to have more than 3 fights or is it just bad for business having the same two fighters fighting each other?

    FYI- More curious now after reading threads on Cain and JDS and how shallow the HW division is.
     
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  2. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Quadologies are forbidden except for Frankie Edgar who is permitted to have immediate octologies if need be.
     
  3. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    It's basically just because how many times could you really want to see two guys fight each other?
     
  4. DethridgeMMA

    DethridgeMMA White Belt

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    Well exactly my point but again was thinking about Cain vs JDS. If JDS or Cain lose and they work their way back (being a pretty shallow devision) are the allowed to have a 4th fight? Was always curious and again, can't be sure, but I think I heard Dana say there are no 4th fights.

    You complete a trilogy and thats it? Rule or rule of thumb?
     
  5. The Real Pedro

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    Edgar-Maynard 9 will be the most anticipated fight of the next decade.
     
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    Arlovski and Sylvia fought 4 times, but only 3 were in the UFC. It's definitely not a commission policy or anything like that.
    Aside from that I can't thing of any Quadologies.
     
  7. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Simultaneous knockout
     
  8. DethridgeMMA

    DethridgeMMA White Belt

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    Yes that is true and I did know that. I guess I should specified in a single organization. I really can't see it being a commission thing. If it was I would assume it would have to be through the same commission, and the only reason they wouldn't allow it is sanctioning the same fighters 4 times.

    I dunno now I am just confusing myself :eek:
     
  9. mmaElite53

    mmaElite53 Purple Belt

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    Idk about mma. Happens all the time in boxing, though.
    When Marquez knocked out Pacqiao last year, that was their 4th fight. And he was 0-2-1 against Pac at that point.

    Have Melendez and Thomson fought four times?
     
  10. DethridgeMMA

    DethridgeMMA White Belt

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    I would assume that boxing and MMA have the same sanctions for this type of thing. I'll go out on a limb and say it is a company policy to not have a quadology. But, policies can be broken/changed so I guess if it had to happen it could.
     
  11. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    Melendez and Thomson could conceivably fight again.

    Edit: Arlovski and Sylvia have fought 4 times
     
  12. Raul24

    Raul24 Brown Belt

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    cain jds 4 wont surprise me
     
  13. Scottathon

    Scottathon Orange Belt

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    I'll be sad if Cain vs. JDS 4 doesn't happen.
     
  14. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    Yeah, but the last one wasn't in the UFC. It was really just a company saying "what are two notable HWs not in the UFC" and having them fight, and it just happened to be two guys that already fought 3 times.
     
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    Im pretty sure DAna said jds and cain would most likely fight more than 3 times. it was their last fight.
     
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    Edgar and Maynard still have unfinished business, and an even record against each other 1-1-1.
     
  17. DeathxxMetal

    DeathxxMetal Purple Belt

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    Junior vs Cain will be the exception if they keep trading wins back and forth. It doesn't matter how it happens, that fight will keep selling big if it stays an even rivalry. Junior fought his fight the first time, Cain silenced the doubters by fighting his fight the second time, now Junior has to put in a stellar performance to warrant a fourth fight. Trust me when I say, if this fight ends up being a barn burner of a competitive war with Junior taking the W there will be a 4th fight.
     
  18. ferrisjso

    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    I'm not sure if it's banned but it's just impracticable. Usually a trilogy is enough to settle something. Do you really need to see any fighters fight four times? I don't think there should be four fight series but it shouldn't be banned. If for example JDS earns his way to a fourth fight after losing to Cain so be it but most of the time this is prevented by one of the fighters being upset.
     
  19. tmer25

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    He absolutely did. Said he could see them fighting 4-5 times.
     
  20. Hans Gercmiov

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    I'm aware not all their fights were contested in the UFC.
     

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