1. The Sherdog Forums are currently experiencing technical difficulties, and we are working on it. We apologize for the inconvenience.

There is no championship ducking. Only moneyfights. Get used to it.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Raksas, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Raksas

    Raksas Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2,991
    Likes Received:
    6,736
    Location:
    Lübeck
    I'm tired of hearing that. The belts are a joke and prove nothing. I'm all in on Diaz vs Woodley. Let's get it on. This is prize fighting and nothing more and I don't blame any fighter for wanting to make a few bucks.
     
  2. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    18,412
    Yup. Set up the contracts in such a way that fighting the legit number 1 contender makes the champs more than they would fighting a guy outside of the top 5 in the rankings, and you will stop seeing fighters asking for them.
     
  3. kenCs

    kenCs Couches, couches, couches which one should I pick? Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Messages:
    3,178
    Likes Received:
    2,189
    USADA is in the house. Most of these guys wanna retire after the money fights. Aint worth it without the PEDS.
     
    RenegadeMMA and Arm Barbarian like this.
  4. Kyler Ruxin

    Kyler Ruxin The Gangstalicious of Sherdog

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,580
    Likes Received:
    31,328
    Location:
    Raiders Nation
    It's up to the UFC to just tell Champs who they are fighting, and if they say no, they get stripped. But the UFC probably won't do that because they want the "money" fights to. Because of the money. Sucks.
     
  5. DaGenius

    DaGenius Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    10,641
    Likes Received:
    1,734
    Woodley has done alright and lives in a low cost of living area, but he hasn't made big money fighting yet. A good move to try to get the Diaz fight
     
  6. shino

    shino Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    952
    Ya I think we're just gonna have to get used to it. As long as they sprinkle in a good dose of legit contenders we should just try to enjoy it. I have to admit I like a good "money fight" now and then, but I still wamna see the #1 contender get his earned shot at the belt. It's kinda sad to think that the fighter who supposed to get th is probably always gonna have to talk shit and create fake drama in order to get his due though.
     
  7. shino

    shino Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    952
    Supposed to say "fighter who's supposed to get the next shot at the belt"
     
  8. DaleBoca

    DaleBoca Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    16,114
    Likes Received:
    28,634
    "We set up the fights where the number 1 guy fights number 2, unlike boxing"

    Dana White
     
  9. No, it's a refined, excused, profitable way of ducking.

    Still ducking
     
    kaimana likes this.
  10. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    18,412
    Its not ducking to me if it happens at 202. At 208 it is sort of ducking, but at 202, its such a quick turnaround its all good.
     

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.