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UFC running the sport into the ground!

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN Blue Belt

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    The UFC win/loss ranking/pay system is killing the sport! In PRIDE the fighters faught regardless of injuries because the company rewarded heart and effort. If you let it all in the ring and were entertaining you were invited back. Now the UFC structure encourages fighters to pull out for any little injury because one loss can make or break your career and paycheck.

    PRIDE was better, long live RIZIN!!!
     
  2. Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    So you blame the UFC for something that is clearly RDA's fault?
     
  3. raconnor Rebawk Belt

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    people pulled out of pride fights too from time to time
     
  4. Workaholic Silver Belt

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    That's because if you tried to pull out the Yakuza gave you a little visit...
     
  5. Zarra Red Belt

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    Yeah,let the fighters fight injured so they are fucked up in 2 years and never fight again...that's great for the sport.
     
  6. PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN Blue Belt

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    Very rarely did they pull out, anyways the tournament format had the alternate fill in for the injuried.
     
  7. 86'd Cha Ching!

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    The numbers and revenue when all said is done will speak for itself.

    Zuffa is smart. I doubt RDA is injured. The headlines and press they'll get from this story of "RDA pulling out" will only increase the attention of this match when set at a later date.
     
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    Yesthe business model that has already failed is the direction the sport should be going? I'm i following this correctly...cuz if so your an idiot
     
  9. TStoner Oatmeal cream stout

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    Exactly this. 200 time.
     
  10. sonhow Silver Belt

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    Pride had shows about 10 whole events per year and even the top fighters crushed cans when given a chance.

    And of course if a fighter is injured then he pulls out. Suggesting anything else is fucking retarded.
     
  11. Credo Proper Gold

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    I guess this is why Zuffa building their new training facility to prevent this kind of crap. Wonder how it is supposed to work tho..
     
  12. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Yeah I'm sure the UFC would have cut Conor or RDA with a loss.
     
  13. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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  14. HereticBD Plutonium Belt

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    Pride was certainly better at going out of business.
     
  15. AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

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    At least Kimbo and Dada showed up to the fight bro!
     
  16. Towelie by TKO The Continental Belt

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    Fixed that for you.

    $10 says TS wasn't even an MMA fan when PRIDE still existed.
     
  17. esalmighty Purple Belt

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    naw UFC has been working on its take down defense, but even still...it's got a good mindset for BJJ.
     
  18. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    One loss doesn't make or break your career unless you don't leave it all in the ring and/or aren't entertaining. So guys like Shields or Okami are on a thin ice. Guys that the UFC thinks appeal to the fans can have many losses in a row. They gave Dan Hardy a lot of rope, and I'm glad because he was fun to watch. they gave Leonard Garcia lots of rope.

    Whether or not Pride was better, they weren't much different in this regard. If you were consistently stalling, you'd get fined right there in the ring and it would hurt your long term career prospects. In the UFC, it just hurts your long term career prospects.
     
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    That is an idiotic claim. I don't know anyone who was more excited for Aldo vs McG by the time it finally happened. All of the extraneous buildup, the cancellation, and another round of hype only turned people off. Still epic fights either way, but in no way enhanced by last minute cancellations.
     

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