Why champs refuse to defend in the UFC?

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  1. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Black Belt

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    Why it is not the case in Bellator or ONE or in the UFC several years ago?

    Usman and Colby refuse to defend
    Cejudo doesn't defend yet in both divisions
    Whittaker had problems (ok, I understand here, medical)
    Problems at HW...

    and of course, Conor !
     
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    boxingskills Training to break world records.

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    We need more champ champs in MMA
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    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    They probably make more in sponsorship and social media as a champion than by fighting.
     
  5. San Griente

    San Griente Blue Belt

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    Maybe it goes to show that, as disgusting as the pay in UFC is, you’ve gotta keep ‘em hungry or they’ll stop fighting.
     
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    BEATDOWNS Gold Belt

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    Welcome to the WME ducking Era!
     
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    cheat toes raising hell

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  8. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Red Belt

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    Because of these two dorks.

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  9. Rafael MMA

    Rafael MMA Flow with the go

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    This is nothing new. See Tito or Randy.
     
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    Kvothe_the_kingkiller Purple Belt

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    UFC created the rules of this game. Start there.
     
  11. Hardcore MMA

    Hardcore MMA Green Belt

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    If a champ turns down a fight from the next contender, they should have to vacate.

    On the note of champs not defending, DC went 9 months between the Derek Lewis and Stipe2 fights. Khabib and Jones seem to be the only active male champs these days.
     
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    Woodstock99 Flaming Helmet Belt

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    Cejudo has defended one title against Moraes though
     
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    GueseGuy Brown Belt

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    Because the UFC underpays. /thread
     
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    Not a real champ until you defend.
     
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    Woodstock99 Flaming Helmet Belt

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    Rubberneck76 Alizée Belt Platinum Member

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    Didn’t Minikov go nearly 5 years before being stripped without defending the Bellator HW title?
     
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    Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Looks like Dana and Connor are playing touchbutt..... literally.
     
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  18. Congo66

    Congo66 Red Belt

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    Absolutely look at Canelo he's only had something like 15 title fights and is still going or Mayweather who had 26 of them.
    Or in other sports where you have Brady still going at 42 or LeBron and Ronaldo still doing it at 34 with 100's of millions in the bank.
     
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  19. San Griente

    San Griente Blue Belt

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    So offer a theory as to why this is
     
  20. Rafael MMA

    Rafael MMA Flow with the go

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    Tito and Randy pulled the same shit. Nothing new here. Move along.
     
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    GueseGuy Brown Belt

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    That’s stupid. Maybe guys don’t wanna fight absolute killers for chump change? If I was a champ and I knew I was getting a fat check I’d be ready to defend every time. But what’s the point of defending when you’re pulling teeth to get a couple hundred thousand?
     

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