Sonnen/Rousimar how is it justifiable?

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  1. PotatoKing

    PotatoKing Orange Belt

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    People keep saying Rousimar is a liability, and makes the UFC look bad.


    Sonnen is one of the UFC cash-cows, and has failed drug tests and a money laundering conviction.


    But holding onto a submission to long equals immediate termination??? It's easy to hold onto a hold if your amped up in a fight.


    It's undeniable if you purposely take PED's or consciously break the law.
     
  2. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    Sonnen makes the UFC more money.
     
  3. HOLA

    HOLA Red Belt

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    BJ held his choke on Jens longer than Palhares did yesterday, by far, has one win in his last 6 fights and is getting to coach TUF, again.

    Life is full of unfair double standards, shit happens.
     
  4. Grimm911

    Grimm911 Shazbot!

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    His conviction has nothing to do with the UFC and is also pretty low on the "shit I did something bad" pole.

    Sonnen was punished for his testosterone shit and has not done it again, Palhares has done this shit 4 times now.

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  5. MurderByExample

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    Because he's a cash cow and isn't a liability for FIGHTER SAFETY. I still wouldn't of cut Rousimar but I understand why. These threads trying to compare him to other fighters is getting quite annoying now.
     
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    SuperNerd Off Season Mode.

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    This sport, and life, would be so much if past criminals stopped getting involved.

    They need to stick do their own thing imo.

    also, fawk off imo.
     
  7. xP

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    Sonnen isn't a liability to the safety of his opponent, Palhares is.
     
  8. youngsteinel

    youngsteinel Silver Belt

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    His conviction couldn't give you a limp for the rest of your life... well unless sonnen got charged with time
     
  9. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Exactly.
     
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    stop posting
     
  11. feedhimbrah

    feedhimbrah Orange Belt

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    Sonnen is a gangsta! Dana wouldnt have the balls to cut him.
     
  12. PotatoKing

    PotatoKing Orange Belt

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    That's a good point. But, my comparison was to "making the UFC look bad". That was my premise.

    TV shows love to do "behind the lines" crap, and I think "other" types of fighters make MMA look bad, more-so than a fighter holding onto a submission too long.

    I'm not saying I'm right. This thread was started to get good back and forth going. Because we all love this sport, and there should be a unified understanding. At least a basic one.
     
  13. youngsteinel

    youngsteinel Silver Belt

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    I respect your willingness to take part in a fun and constructive MMA discussion, but I am sorry to say, Sherdog is probably not the best place to do that lol

    Also, Paul Harris failed a drug test as well.
     
  14. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    What does money laundering have to do with competing in the UFC? How many dudes in the NFL have criminal records?
     
  15. Simster123

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    Ya cuz last time Sonnen fought he started washing money ...Man the other guy was crippled for life!!
     
  16. kevo1295

    kevo1295 Brown Belt

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    lol
     
  17. Hadron

    Hadron Banned Banned

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    I would agree with cutting Sonnen, espcecially after failing the drug test for a TITLE fight.


    However, I don't know that these are that comparable, since Palhares directly attempted to injure another fighter after the end of the fight. This is more consistent with Daley vs. Koscheck.
     
  18. Shaved Rabbit

    Shaved Rabbit Shitposting enthusiast extraordinaire

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    Sonnen is an American gangster though, and if you mess with an American gangster it's gonna be bad for your health. Dana knows this.
     
  19. A.C.

    A.C. AKA Volcano Fists AKA Galaxy Knuckles Platinum Member

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    TS, I guess you aren't aware that Palhares has also failed drug tests.

    He's also a multiple offender as opposed to it being a one time thing.
     
  20. h0lydiver

    h0lydiver Purple Belt

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    uhm, palares failed a drug test too....i can understand ufc's dec but I'm a bit disapointed he couldnt get it together, one brain fart after another
     

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