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What becomes of the championship if Hendo wins and leaves his gloves in the Octagon?

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  1. Chet Ubetcha Asymmetrical Belt

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    Obviously the title is vacant, so is there a single fight to determine a new champ, like with Robbie/Hendricks, or a mini-tournament keeping the championship on the shelf for the better part of a year or more? There are a bunch of fighters who would have legitimate "entry" into a tournament. Who would be the two in a single fight, if that's the way it goes?
     
  2. ChopToTheButt Blue Belt

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    I kinda like a top 8 tourney with the seedings based on the rankings. Not a one night Pride tourney cuz those are def a thing of the past. But it could be done over a year or so. You could even do top 10 with 1 & 2 getting a first round bye if they wanted. Maybe have it all culminate for your last event of the year.

    I'd be interested at least, but wtf does my opinion matter to the ufc really?
     
  3. matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    4-man tournament.
    Jacare, Weidman, Bisping, and Rockhold.
     
  4. All I know is it would be an embarrassing loss for Bisping.
     
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    Jacare, Weidman, Romero*, and Rockhold.
     
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    It's up for grabs. Give me an 8 man tourney.

    Weidman, Rockhold, Romero, Jacare, Bisping, Silva, Belfort, and Mousasi.
     
  9. PeterGriffin Black Belt

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    This works. Good call.

    Would also be an epic way for Henderson to wrap up his career.
     
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    Honestly it's actually a decent way for the new parent company to introduce itself to the MMA world.

    I actually have Hendo winning by KO in the first leading to something like this, if it's not a tournament then it at least throws things through a loop.
     
  11. matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    No for gay Jesus!

    I'm not a Bisping fan by any stretch but I figured the most recent champ would get the nod over a guy coming off a failed drug test.
     
  12. Joe Silva has his work cut out for him when it comes to the MW division
     
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  14. basementdweller Black Belt

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    you probably can't make it fair by having only 4 guys participating... yoel's record is too good and you're right, bisping also deserves it...
     
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    Kennedy vs Sonnen for the vacant title since rankings in the mw division don't matter, and also Jacare will probably lose to Camozzi by then.
     
  16. matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    Yeah, one of the 5 would have to be an alternate. You could make a case to leave Jacare out since he lost to Romero and the other 3 are/would be former champs, but it's fucking Jacare.
     
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    According to Matt Hughes, you're not a champion until you defend your title.

    For Hendo's sake...it's a good thing not everyone is Matt Hughes..
     
  18. F0od Brown Belt

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    Retire the belt. 190 weight class
     
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    Then Hendo retires as the lineal MW champion
     
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