Shogun refuses to put down gloves: retirement talks

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Zebra Cheeks, Aug 11, 2018.

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Should shogun finish his contract and fight 3 more?

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  1. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Shogun talks about what's left for him. Despite his family begging him to end his career after the most recent Brutal lobby smith shogun is thinking he'll stay for another 3 fights and wrap up his current contract.

    I honestly love shogun but cmon man, we care about your long term health that last ko was hard af to watch, and they won't get better
     
  2. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Athletes staying too long is common in all sports

    Football has done a good job by giving retired players jobs in broadcasting and other things
     
  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Damn.

    Poor dude is a CTE posterboy waiting to happen at this stage.

    He is one of the biggest warriors I've ever seen in the UFC, but his reflexes are gone. He's taking WAY too much damage in his last few fights.
     
  4. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Every fighter should retire on their own terms

    Listening to others telling them to retire is why guys like Chuck get the itch and come out of retirement when they're nearly 50.
     
  5. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Don't worry, he was just in a 3-fight win streak prior to his fight with Smith, so that means he still has enough in the tank to compete at a high level and maybe even challenge for the belt.

    Amirite, Shogun fans?
     
  6. West Linn Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He should've retired years ago. Go back and watch the Hendo fights and realize this guy is still fighting. He might be the most brain damaged fighter on the roster right now.

    He should retire right now.
     
  7. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah the smith fight where he started grappling the referee for way too lonn was tough to watch
     
  8. UL no more yellows Banned

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    give him 3 bums
     
  9. West Linn Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    That's the thing there are no bums in the UFC anymore. Everybody he faces is going to want to take his head off because of his name. If he wants to fight bums he should do it in another organization.
     
  10. John 8 44 -8 47 Orange Belt

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    Shogun is a strange one. Too worn to be a serious contender, but too powerful not to KO another old timer. He is either getting brain damage or doling it out.

    No idea who they should pair him up with to fight. Glover would be good, but they are mates, no? Manuwa would be a cracker, but he is too highly ranked. Maybe outside the top 15, tbh or a "money fight."
     
  11. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    some people have to learn the hard way, i guess.
     
  12. X Factor Purple Belt

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    To be fair he at least admitted to not being able to hang with the top 15 anymore and wanted "legend" fights. Also he did laugh about the retirement talk I don't think it was that serious
     
  13. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    I love Shogun and will predict he win his next 1000 fights by R1 KO and I will root for him with all my heart while I watch with gut wrenching anxiety, BUT, IMHO, its time to give up the ghost. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose.
     
  14. pizzle Silver Belt

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    I would like to see Shogun fight 3 more wars and then retire, for entertainment purposes of course.
     
  15. He's a legend, he can do as he pleases.
     
  16. SalvadorAllende Interim Belt

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    LOL.. there you have 3:

    Bojhan Mihajlovic
    John Stansbury
    Patrick Cummins
     
  17. XamcX Blue Belt

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    Good point. Never thought of it that way.
     
  18. Oooxente Red Belt

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    You know he is doing it because he lost his free check “working” at the UFC office right?
    Guys like him,Matt Hughes,Rampage got a lot of freebies from ZUFFA,most of all because of the Frittatas bros.
    WME cut them off and now those who didn’t manage their accounts smartly are having money problems.
    Hence why they are having the “itch” again.



    Shogun doesn’t have this problem,financially is secure.

    And we as fans don’t want to see he get to a point where he will be not able to live a happy life with his family because of a serious health problem.
     
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    He needs to be on the B Circuit if he's going to continue to fight cause he's going to get more brain damage in the UFC.
     
  20. omawho402 Brown Belt

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    The damage is already done, might as well finish out and fight three more. Maybe he will get lucky and win one, I say this as a big Shogun fan
     

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