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What qualifies a fighter for "money fights?"

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Snyper, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Snyper Orange Belt

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    With all this "money fight" nonsense going on, it makes me wonder what you fellow sherdoggers feel makes a fighter qualified for "money fights."

    In my recent memory:
    BJ Penn vs St. Pierre- BJ was chasing 2 titles simultaneously. St. Pierre and Penn were already huge draws.
    A. Silva vs St. Pierre- 2 dominant champs with relatively opposing styles, frames, and skill sets. #1 & 2 p4p going head to head brought intrigue.
    McGregor vs RDA- Mcgregor was trying to do what BJ could not and be a dual title holder.
    McGregor vs Diaz- Put together on 10 days notice. Diaz is a cult hero, McGregor was the UFC's golden goose.

    Any others you guys can think of, feel free to add. But most important, what qualifies a fighter for a money fight?
     
  2. fordman7795 Brown Belt

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    Being a primadonna
     
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  4. Kyler Ruxin Custom Title

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    Nothing. There should be rankings that matter and contenders that get their shot when it's earned. Champs get offered a title shot from one of the top contenders. If they don't except it, they forfeit the belt.
     
  5. ronin707 Blue Belt

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    They have to bring in the money. People have to care about if/when they fight. Fan favorite (hero/heel). Create an interest. Being a draw. Etc. Top contenders should of course get their shots aswell. Really depends on what options are available to see what can get put together.
     
  6. aashmore Blue Belt

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    All you have to do now is win the title and you get to determine who you fight

    Basically when you win the belt you also become Joe Silva
     
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    Nowadays the only real money fights are Conor and Ronda.
    Nate will join the list after 202 tho
     
  9. ocfightfan Sic semper tyrannus

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    Being a huge draw and possibly having the belt already. Either and both gives you leverage.
     

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