Why does the replacement keep his spot after the fight was canceled?

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  1. goldentoe

    goldentoe Banned Banned

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    I want to see Machida fight Weidman over belfort, but if Belfort can fight why isnt he fighting for the belt now that the orginal fight got canceled?
     
  2. Ogg

    Ogg Blue Belt

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    Except Belfort can't fight sine he's not on steroids anymore according to him.

    Also, he likely failed his surprise drug test so he wouldn't be able to fight in Vegas.
     
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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    in that situation, there is stuff going on behind the scenes we have no idea about - its prob stuff that if revelaed, we would go fcking nuts about so best to keep to themselves

    usually though, guys who step up last minute are making a sacrifice - if they lose, its not like anyone values 'excuses' or reality - we just sht on them anyway - so its a big risk for them - in return, promoter prob should give them another chance and encourage the behavior to volunteer and step up
     
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    cage_bx Brown Belt

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    That a pretty big assumption
     
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    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Vitor is not licensed to fight in Nevada yet.
     
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    BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    Part of it is that the guy who did the right thing and stepped up should be rewarded for doing it.


    Another part is chances are Belfort is not getting licensed in Nevada for a while.
     
  7. goldentoe

    goldentoe Banned Banned

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    The right thing? Its a title shot no one needs to be talked into figbting for a title its a gift.

    If belfort earned it, he earned it, he should be the one fighting for the belt.
     
  8. BionicCommando

    BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    That is not really all that accurate. Especially since Machida, the guy in question, turned down one in the past.


    And it's hard to fight for a belt if you're not licensed and probably will not be licensed any time soon.
     
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    DeathxxMetal Purple Belt

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    Weidman will go to Brazil for Belfort if he wins. Machida obviously would love to fight Vitor in Brazil, I bet that crowd would be insane!
     
  10. AvengeAll

    AvengeAll Yellow Belt

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    #1 the UFC needs time to market and promote the main event and that had to be done long ago

    #2) tickets have been sold

    #3) Vitor is not licensed in Vegas

    #4) Fighters training camps
     
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    countswagula Gold Belt

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    Because Vitor's licensing situation is still muddled, and they already started promoting Weidman vs Machida
     
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    DirtyLandry** Banned Banned

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    No it isn't, not for Vitor Belfort.

    I'm a fan but the guy is a cheater
     
  13. Rubberman1

    Rubberman1 John Rambo Life Lessons

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    is it though?
     
  14. goldentoe

    goldentoe Banned Banned

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    the ufc is a joke
     

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