Why does the UFC hate Rory?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Mixedfights, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    14,678
    Likes Received:
    14,269
    Why do they keep taking title shots away from him? Seriously its kind of suspect. Im no GSP/Tristar fan but damn. The dude cant win with the UFC brass. He may not be "exciting" but there is lots of fighters who arent (Benson), he controls the pace and shuts ppl down. He has more than earned a shot but the UFC is denying him over and over again. Whats the problem?
     
  2. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    28,431
    Likes Received:
    20,486
    Location:
    United States of America
    The UFC's inconsistency in matchmaking and rankings is the problem.
     
  3. Skylako

    Skylako Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    5,096
    Likes Received:
    10,851
    Location:
    In a small town full of people that hate me
  4. Cake4Breakfast

    Cake4Breakfast Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    18,469
    Likes Received:
    9,862
    Location:
    The Bustle In Your Hedge Row
    His fights can be very technical, defensive, and boring. Fans don't generally like his style. BeNo was a lot more exciting on his way up in the UFC.
     
  5. sp00k

    sp00k 5 Steps Lower

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,626
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Cape Cod born & raised
    Defeating Maia, Woodley and Saffiediene = title shot worthy?

    I don't know. Depends on who you ask.

    Do I want to see him fight for the belt against someone he lost to? Why not? I like redemption fights. I'd root for Rory against Lawler.
     
  6. xP

    xP Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,784
    Likes Received:
    6,993
    I'm not sure what they're doing with the WW divison right now. They took the guys most deserving of a shot and put them together.

    No way they can deny him a shot if he beats Lombard though. If Hendricks gets a title shot for beating Brown or something and Rory doesn't get one after being Lombard I would shit.
     
  7. jayBMX

    jayBMX Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    4,653
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Club mk7
    Awkward alpha gorilla status confirmed
     
  8. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    14,678
    Likes Received:
    14,269
    Dana said "Whoever is the most impressive" will get the shot. Guess winning isnt enough anymore.

    Rory has 1 loss since 2011 and shut down Woodley. Like I said, he may not be getting ko's but the dude deserves the shot.
     
  9. BROWNPRIDE

    BROWNPRIDE Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,673
    Likes Received:
    3,429
    Location:
    With your momma
    I think he rubs people that aren't Canadian the wrong way.
     
  10. TUFNewb

    TUFNewb Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    5,997
    Likes Received:
    13,432
    Was Lawler beating Ellenberger and Brown enough to warrant him getting another shot?
     
  11. brian12

    brian12 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,044
    Likes Received:
    6
    Who says they hate him? Maybe they are trying to give him time to develop. Or it could be he is an odd dude and it would be hard to promote him. There could be a never ending list of reasons. I doubt they hate him though.
     
  12. FallonFoxGOAT

    FallonFoxGOAT Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Messages:
    7,688
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    The secret Eye Poke Army headquarters.
    If Rory won the belt it would all but guarantee GSP doesn't come back.

    Dana can't be having that.
     
  13. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    14,678
    Likes Received:
    14,269
    I have that same suspicion. If true that BS.
     
  14. 420SherCat

    420SherCat Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    15
    Its all on gsp. Dana and co is punishing him for the gsp sudden exit. Only way they can get back at gsp.
     
  15. Maryse

    Maryse Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,015
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    Yeah people can say what they want about Rory but Lawler was basically gifted two wins over mid level fighters and he struggled against both of them on his way to his second Title fight in a year.
     
  16. Yolandabecool**

    Yolandabecool** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    New Zealand
    The UFC likes who ever makes them money.

    It's not rocket science. If someone isn't getting a push, if someone isn't getting easy title shots it means point blank they don't sell.

    In the case of Rory, the GSP connection might be an even bigger factor.
     
  17. Dinjadai

    Dinjadai Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Midwest
    I like him but Rory is the least marketable talent in the division.
     
  18. mikenason

    mikenason TOUGH GUY

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    3,858
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Location:
    Pasadena
    Rory did nothing special. That's why.
     
  19. HAWTRIDDUM

    HAWTRIDDUM Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    18,336
    Likes Received:
    14,600
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    He wore red pants on a prime time episode, and it pissed Dana off.
     
  20. Cela84

    Cela84 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    594
    He looks like and has the mannerisms of a serial killer.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.