UFC needs to eliminate these BS ways to earn title fights

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by The Eye, May 28, 2014.

  1. The Eye

    The Eye Purple Belt

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    Seriously, I always see threads about how MMA is on the decline, and to be honest, a few years back I thought it was by far the best sport around. I never missed an event and was excited about cards and could tell you at least something about most of the roster. However, the way it is currently run is complete bushleague. How are people supposed to take a sport seriously when you have a guy like Sonnen being offered a chance to win a title fight when he has gone 1-3 in his last four fights (and being stopped in all the losses)?

    What does this tell other fighters? Shit like this leads to people like Forrest and Bonnar being in the Hall of Fame. Listen, I am not saying the UFC shouldnt honor them, but you have to make something like the HoF sacred. You can have some other BS like a fucking wall or a ring of honor or some other BS name for a place that you put people like those two on.

    Anyway, end of rant.
     
  2. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    beating Vitor Belfort is a pretty legit way to earn a title shot
     
  3. Fbed

    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    I agree with that, but Chael doesn't deserve the #1 contender fight
     
  4. HIMBOB

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    Id say more legit than a win over Bigfoot was for Cain.
     
  5. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Not really a big deal tbh.
     
  6. Bubson Bubba

    Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

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    Romero for the campion.
     
  7. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    If that is true then Vitor will smash him and you have nothing to worry about.
     
  8. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    exactly, he is willing to fight Vitor to save a card. both guys stepping up. Chael knows how to put himself in good positions to get rewarded by the UFC, he steps up when they need him, every time.
     
  9. PanyeEast17

    PanyeEast17 Green Belt

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    Now you must be a glass half empty yype of guy....you started the record 1-3 in last 4 with a loss, start it with his last win and if he wins he'll be 2-1 in his last 3 with a win over the legitimate #1 MW Contender
     
  10. nintey

    nintey Brown Belt

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    Yup, ufc title shot match making is horrible.
     
  11. One Inch Punch

    One Inch Punch Purple Belt

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    You got it the wrong way round. It is Vitor who is saving the card, not Chael. I was reading earlier today that Chael wants to fight Wand and Vitor before he retires. Belfort is doing Chael a big favour.
     
  12. Kingfarthur

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    Yeah, Chael shouldn't have a shot at a shot at the title. More like a shot at a shot at a shot at a shot at the title.
     
  13. tenniswhiz

    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Yea...

    Vitor earns a MW title shot by beating Hendo at LHW?

    And now Chael can earn a title shot at MW by beating Vitor at LHW?

    Maybe Lombard can earn a title shot at LHW by beating DHK at WW next?
     
  14. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Beating TRT Vitor, yes.

    :D
     
  15. CTYankee

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    I haven't heard Dana say it was a #1 contender bout, just Chael. Even if Dana does, it's not like he hasn't broken that promise a dozen times
     
  16. UFCFantasyMVP

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    Styles make fights. The Sonnen (that would or could beat today's Vitor) would be a tough test for the MW champ! And, of course, Vitor himself would be too.
    But yeah, some of these (almost) immediate rematches are ridiculous. I thought Gustaffson beat Jones... But in no way, shape or form do I think he has anything for the champ that trains with Greg Jackson (And Mike Winkeljohn) in the rematch. Jones is adaptable and far more versatile. Wrestling's more than taking your opponent down. It's keeping him there. Yeah, Alex may have okay wrestling now, but he wont keep Jones on his back, cause he hasn't been wrestling his whole life. So, like I said, Jones is FAR MORE VERSATILE! I bet his guard's wicked, too! Now Robbie fights Brown for the next title shot... I gotta say I'm more for this match than if Alex beats Manuwa(Really, Jimi?!?!?!?!?!?!) he gets a title shot.
     
  17. Quarthon

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    He got them because he steps in to fight on a moments notice. Dana wants fighters who want to fight. Chael steps up to the plate every time the UFC needs someone. I dont hear of many other fighters taking fights on a few weeks notice.
     
  18. Kingfarthur

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    Cowboy Cerrone comes to mind. Some guys are just gamers, some are cautious.
     
  19. Mikedh

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    It needs to be like a few years back when it was awesome when Randy Couture got a HW title show coming off a LHW loss and Vitor got a title shot coming off a Franklin weight bout.

    Their hall of fame is "sacred" either. It's pictures on their website.
     
  20. Psychojoe86

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    Lol seriously. Stop trying to get sonnen a title, it won't fucking happen
     

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