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  1. machidafan99 Gold Belt

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    Nowadays they make it seem like only suckers care about the belts beyond the money aspect.
    Earnest fighters like Miocic and DC have been overtaken by the Conors of the world.

    I see no logical reason for Nate not to throw this fight for a bigger trilogy pay day.
    These fictitious belts created by a single company that gets sold when the price is right.
     
  2. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Already with the excuses, when Nate loses.
     
  3. BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Actually it's the ones that are less skilled who try to capitalize on 15 minutes



    Real Champs:

    Jon Jones - fight anyone anytime anywhere at LHW

    GSP - Fight anyone anytime anywhere at WW

    BJ Penn - fight anyone anytime anywhere at LW

    Etc.

    Results = LONG reigning champs



    Less skilled counterparts:

    Connie Mac - DUCKED Frankie and ended up getting strangled by a middle of the pack LW

    Bisping - DUCKED Jac, will probably go on to beat 60 year old Hendo, then get finished by Romero or Jac and retiring as the MWs Matt Serra

    Ty-Run - will probably hold out for a big payday fight which he won't get... then get a few extra thousand to get fed to Wonderboy and be a one and done champ.




    Can't really blame the guys looking for a payday fight, but it's more because they know they don't have the skills to hold the belt for more than a fight or two.
     
  4. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    Loved UFC 151.
     
  5. ortizgnp Juice Belt

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    The logical reason is that a third fight would do less than 500k buys.
     
  6. Dvdx Blue Belt

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    When you say belts are sold when the price is right, are you implying that fighters get paid to take a dive? Do you have proof?
    Also, there's no guarantee there will be a trilogy. If Conor somehow manages to pull out a win, he will be smart enough to run and take other fights. He will justify it as he vindicated himself and he has nothing else to prove by fighting Nate again.
    There's a reason why Miocic and DC are not as marketable as Conor, and it has nothing to do with them caring about the belts.
    Man, where were you when they taught logic in class?
     
  7. FadeLess Silver Belt

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    i predict TS is gonna get pwned ...
     
  8. machidafan99 Gold Belt

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    It's okay. You're may favorite cuck so I won't be sad.

     
  9. machidafan99 Gold Belt

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    Do people really think Nate cares about going for the belt?

    He wants the pay days he's deserved.

    It's money, money, money. Nothing wrong with that but devalues the belts in the sporting aspect of it all.
     
  10. DocK I stay on bus

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    This is prize fighting.
     
  11. Get_that_yayo Brown Belt

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    Fun fact: When BJ Penn sued the UFC to get his title back, the UFC's defense was that there was no such thing as a title, and that the belt merely constituted a "trophy". The UFC "title" doesn't exist like it does in boxing. It's just a strap they put on your waist.
     
  12. ronin707 Blue Belt

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    $ comes with title fights too guys
     
  13. TheWaxMurderer Purple Belt

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    Money fights > Championship fights.
     
  14. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Jones didn't fight Sonnen on short notice. You are wrong.
     
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  16. Goatenstein Black Belt

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    Jones would never fight if he didn't have assurances about being allowed to eye gouge.
     
  17. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    i don't really care about belts.

    I would care about "money fights" if that were synonymous with "entertaining fights" however they are not (c.f., GSP)

    Crossing weight classes is an extremely exciting prospect to me when done correctly and justifiably.

    Conor had just disposed of Aldo without even breaking a sweat after rampaging through the division.

    Striking while the iron was hot on the UFC's cash cow is hardly worthy of contempt.

    Whether or not the rematch is warranted is up for debate however I do agree that Conor looked pretty good in that first round and it was far from a bell to finish ass whooping like the haters paint the narrative.
     
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    He doesent care no. But he only gets a third Conor fight if he wins again.
     
  19. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    You realize Conor cares more about Belts than any other fighter in MMA right? He wants to hold 2 if not 3 belts simultaneously and won't vacate a belt he has no plans to ever defend since making the FW limit is too difficult for him now. The Diaz brothres don't care about belts any more since they have no realistic chance at one. Smart on their part but its not a trend at all.
     
  20. BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Jones: 8 title defenses


    Connie, Ty-Run, Bisping combined: 0 Title defenses
     

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