Who do you think is the bigger money fight Diaz or Thompson?

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  1. Diggem

    Diggem Black Belt

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    I think Diaz is a lot bigger money fight than Thompson. I don't think anybody outside of this forum knows who Thompson is.
     
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    FaTaL FaTaL Purple Belt

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    as long as its nate diaz
     
  3. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Diaz.

    But the money fight doesn't always make sense as a matchup and if we're ok with that we're setting a very dangerous precedent. Fuck the "money fight", fuck what "the champ wants". Rankings exist for a reason and I like to believe that this reason is not just to create controversy.
     
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  4. Sampsonsimpson

    Sampsonsimpson Brown Belt

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    I don't see how Nick Diaz can bring that much more money than Thompson can at this point. Woodley/Diaz would be a fun fight but so would a Thompson fight and I just don't think you can justify giving the title shot to an unranked fighter who hasn't fought in a couple years and hasn't won a fight in even more years. It's a joke and this is coming from someone who likes Nick Diaz.
     
  5. blazerkor

    blazerkor Purple Belt

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    I agree with you completely it's not even close.
     
  6. MMAViewer

    MMAViewer Black Belt

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    Diaz, and it isn't even close.
     
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  7. Elysianwing

    Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    Seriously now. Who fucking cares? I don't own stock in the UFC, and have 0 interest in who generates more money for the company.
     
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  8. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    Woodley said it perfectly in the post
    fight press conference... "We all know
    how these rankings are created...."


    Effectively, the rankings don't mean shit.
    With such a strong presence of
    privilege & selectivity between the execs
    & some of the higher paid fighters-
    I really can't bring myself to blame some
    of these dudes at the top who have paid
    their dues. Alvarez, Woodley, Hunt, etc...

    You get any sort of leverage in this
    sport, which only allots you small windows
    of opportunity.... you fuckin' take it.
     
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  9. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Ok, let's forget the rankings. There's winning streaks. Consistency. Fighting top guys and beating them. Diaz isn't qualified by any criteria whatsoever except for the "money fight" argument.
     
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    Mixedfights Silver Belt

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    Won't he be paid with his contract states he will get paid reguardless who he fights? Does he think they are going to draw a new 1 fight agreement for one fight? Does he think he's going to get pay-per-view numbers?
     
  11. shaffmeister

    shaffmeister GRACIE BARRA

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    Diaz. Wonderboy deserves it though and would embarrass Woodley if/ when they fight. I like Woodley but wonderboy is a horrible matchup
     
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    Fedor fighting Werdum for the title before Stipe would have made more sense than Diaz fighting Woodley at this point.
     
  13. Kyler Ruxin

    Kyler Ruxin Pabst Powered Fuck Machine

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    Diaz is the bigger money fight for Woodley, but Lawler is the bigger money fight for Diaz. Diaz would probably want to fight Lawler instead. Unfortunately for Woodley, it would mean having to defend his belt against the #1 contender. Poor guy.
     
  14. 12ga.

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    Nice guys finish last. Look at Klitschko bros couldnt even sell fights in USA.

    Thompson needs to get caught with a harem of strippers and drugs or something if he wants to sell.

    Diaz by far is a bigger draw.
     
  15. Jitser

    Jitser Yellow Belt

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    Diaz. Give wonderboy Robbie.
    I really wanna see Diaz throw his hands up after eating a Woodly bomb and Stockton slap him a bit!
     
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    Who is the more legitimate fight? And by a fucking country mile.
     
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  17. SmilinDesperado

    SmilinDesperado Silver Belt

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    I agree with everything that you're saying, but the money is what ANY fighter cares about more than anything else.
    Weidman, A proud New Yorker said he'd take fighting Bisping for the belt in the UK over headlining the first NY card because that's more money. Fighters are going to do what makes the most financial sense. I really don't get why people on here are giving Woodley such a hard time on this. One path leads to $$$, the other path has potential to lead to $$$$$$$$$. This is a no brainer.
     
  18. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    He has fought & beaten top guys.


    Apart from that; Woodley & others
    like him are taking note of the way
    the business is being ran. The org
    does not care about fighters well
    being and longevity. They're in it for
    the short term. So they have to play
    their own advocate, essentially.

    Woodley is doing what any real family
    man would do...looking out for his own.
     
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  19. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Oh, I get it. I don't judge Woodley, really. He's got every right to want the money fight. I just hope the organisation don't take this route more than it already has.

    Yes, he has fought and beaten top guys. In 2011.
     
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  20. FeloniousMonk

    FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    It's my opinion. & Woodley's as well.
    From the post fight press conference:
    "I think he's a top 5 WW all time."



    The point is neither here nor there...
    It's why I didn't expound upon it;
    Ultimately, it doesn't matter what either
    of us think about Nick's standing.

    So what's the focus of discussion?
    Your opinion that Diaz isn't relevant?
    Or that you can't see the perspective
    of fighters who double as family men
    who worked their way to the top
    & rightfully use their leverage for
    their financial benefit?
     

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