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Why does Paul Felder get to cherry pick fights?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BEATDOWNS, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. capnlarge Silver Belt

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    Felder is probably never going to fight for the title and already has a paying gig. Really he doesn't have to play the game of rising through the rankings and stuff.
     
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    Lol

    Yea how dare he.

    I cant see how anyone would care about someone sitting out until the right fight presents itself. People do that shit all the time. Esp because he is in the position to pull it off.
     
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  4. BEATDOWNS Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    The only one acting entitled is Paul "The one quarter Irish" Dragon
     
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    glad this shit thread is getting rightfully trashed
     
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  6. BEATDOWNS Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh boy the start of another meltdown
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  7. Memeojima Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Irish privilege
     
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  8. Sargus White Belt

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    He's an exciting fighter with a history of being a company man. His chin, conditioning, and durability make him a tough fight for virtually any 155 on the roster. Why not try to capitalize on that? From a negotiation standpoint, Felder has a strong BATNA. Should no fight interest Felder, he can simply commentate.

    "BATNA is an acronym popularised by Roger Fisher and William Ury which stands for 'Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement'. BATNA answers the question: 'What would you do if you weren't able to agree a deal with your negotiation counterparty?' Your BATNA is the alternative action you'll take should your proposed agreement fail to materialize."
     
  9. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    That’s cute.
     
  10. BEATDOWNS Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    He seems to think so which is funny because he lost his last fight and the fight before that was a blatant robbery.
     
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    Hooker tried that and people were demanding his head on a stake..
     
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    True.


    Huh? A "great" fight?

    In what universe does two third-tier, losing fighters come close to "greatness."

    More like an meaningless, early-prelim, card-filling fight ... with no earthly purpose but that.



    I actually think Felder beat Hooker, and consider him a higher-level guy than Iaquinta.

    Iaquinta was always 3rd-tier, but people had "high-hopes" for him, just because he has good defense on the ground, and was able to "get back up" against Khabib. What people forget is that Khabib outboxed the shit out of Iaquinta ... who then went back to being a palooka, losing to Cerone by KO, and then to Hooker by total domination.

    It's not that Iaquinta was "that good" against Khabib, and it's not that Khabib "was flawed" against Iaquinta; the truth is Iaquinta is difficult to submit on the ground, and his good base allows him to get back up.
     
  13. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    What people? People as shitty as you?

    I mean is that your goal? To be as shitty - or maybe no less shitty - as the shittiest posters?

    If so.....kudos, sir. Mission accomplished.
     
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  14. BEATDOWNS Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Has a meltdown in the cage says he's retired comes back and says he unretired only to then say he's "benching" himself

    what in the actual phuck

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    well said
     
  16. shankmcgank Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I don't disagree.

    The best fight for him to get a shot against someone like Poirier was to beat the guy in front of him named Dan Hooker.

    Felder didn't get the job done, so he loses the ability to cherry pick fights he hasn't earned. In all honesty, I could have seen that fight going either way, but the judges scored it for Hooker.

    The best thing Paul can do, is to put together a few strong wins and aim high when it's his turn.

    Being "retired" and trying to cherry pick fights that he hasn't earned, trying to skip over more deserving contenders isn't going to work out for him. He needs to earn his place instead of calling for fights he doesn't deserve.
     
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    He gets to do it because he's an independent contractor. Literally all fighters can cherry pick fights and many more of them should practice doing just that. Don't be a corporate shill who demands fighters bend over and take it from the UFC.
     

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