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Unpopular opinion: the ufc is right is throwing fighters to the wolves

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  1. Bangkok ready d1 Black Belt

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    The ufc is right in doing this, in this sport you either make it or not and its not like a loss in the record matters as much as in boxing, if dana starts to protect the fighters we will end up like boxing, where the top fighters never face the top fighters and the records are all padded
     
  2. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    Oh they definitely protect a few when they can.
     
  3. Bangkok ready d1 Black Belt

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    Give me one example?
     
  4. Goodfella86 Gold Belt

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    In general, I think that's how it is in the UFC. Regardless, the fights sort out everything. As for newcomers, some of them are wolves, and we just don't know it yet.
     
  5. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    They protected Conor. Gave him a title shot vs Aldo after beating Denis freaking Siver.

    Didn't have to face a wrestler until Mendes got put in short notice.

    It's facts, don't @ me
     
  6. Bangkok ready d1 Black Belt

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    He defeated dustin porier before this and like it or not he fought chad mendes before aldo even if this was not the original plan, i dont even like the guy but to say he was protected is a lie
     
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  8. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Yeah, it's what makes the sport so exciting at that level. I don't want them to end up protecting fighters like Bellator do with the likes of MVP and Gallagher.
     
  9. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    I mean she fought all the best competition available at the time. Who were they protecting her from?
     
  10. Croo67 Purple Belt

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    This doesn't get brought up enough.

    Regardless of the manner in which he finished Aldo, he bypassed so many fighters to get to that point - the fact Dana was going to allow him a shot at it before even fighting Chad Mendez is criminal.
     
  11. Bangkok ready d1 Black Belt

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    The division just sucked, she was fighting the best fighters in the division, wmma is shit
     
  12. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Sherdog thinks every new, exciting fighter is being protected
    Every prospect would have to run through the entire top 10 of contenders twice before getting a title shot if it was up to them.
     
  13. Max Power Got The Touch Platinum Member

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    Conor proves this to be the case. Fights all comers. Only the best.
     
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    Cyborg and the Holm rematch
     
  15. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Cyborg wasn't in her division and she fought Nunes after she fought Holm. You can accuse Ronda of many things, but being protected isn't one of them.
     
  16. Bangkok ready d1 Black Belt

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    Its just insane lol, even if conor got the shot at aldo after the silver fight that would not be the company protecting a fighter, that would be worst than what they done because they would be basically throwing a guy against a dominant champion without any experience lol
     
  17. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    Greg Hardy.
     
  18. Hellhammer84 Banned Banned

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    You can hardly call it protecting her being they fed her to Nunes after Holm
     
  19. Reaper_mma_MKII Blue Belt

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    I agree siver should not have been his path to the title but shit happens. Once the universe righted this wrong and him fight Chad Mendes I quietly went away as there was no denying after that
     
  20. TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    Absolutely agree.

    Build up too many fighters and you become bush-league like Bellator. Any fan with a brain can see most of the fights involving prospects are squash matches.
     

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