Why is Bendo's fight not the main event?

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  1. UncleFester

    UncleFester Banned Banned

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    Pretty disrespectful for the former champ not to be the main event.
    The fight with the better fighters and more competitive fight should be the main event.
     
  2. Jin Akutsu

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    He should be thankful Conor let him even be on this card.
     
  3. FinBJJ

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    Because he isn't very exciting, doesn't have tons of fans and most importantly Conor is a huge draw.
     
  4. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    So we can turn off the TV after the Co-Main
     
  5. The Judas Pig

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    That's when most will be turning it on.
     
  6. Git rekt

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    Because connors the man people want to see now. That should be obvious by the amount of MCGOAT fanatics roaming these forums.
     
  7. Kalmah

    Kalmah Gold Belt

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    He better hope he has his job after this fight, the GOAT is going to be making roster cuts starting with Siver after this event. Conor Bless.
     
  8. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    Cus Connor is a big draw. Flashyness and shit talk is what wins fans mainstream fans over, people eat that shit up.
     
  9. Oliver Clothesoff

    Oliver Clothesoff Black Belt Platinum Member

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    You make a valid point in the OP, but the reality right now is, more people are tuning in to see McGregor than Bendo. McGregor is the man right now. He's the new kid on the block and he's playing for high stakes. If he wins, he gets Aldo. If he beats Aldo, he's an instant Super Star. This is MMA high theater at it's best. Love him or hate him, you're going to tune in.
     
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  10. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    He comes off a loss, the fight has been changed short notice. Conor is a big mouth, i mean draw
     
  11. The Accuser

    The Accuser Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Completely agree, TS. Also, I don't think squash matches should be main events.
     
  12. 613

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    He has been in two of the most exciting fights ever. One of them with the guy he is fighting Sunday
     
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    On his UFC run he has been in some boring fights and won a ton by split decision.
     
  14. FC PRIDE

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    Normally I would have an issue with it. Mainly because I would worry about a boring Bendo decision sucking the atmosphere out of the arena. But with Mc'Goat in Boston no chance of that happening. Hopefully I am wrong and Cowboy can put him away.
     
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    He is not a huge draw, according to Dave Meltzer.
     
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    I think the main event and co-main should have been the other way around, personally... BUT I can also see why they put Conor on the main card. He has people talking right now. I think there's about a 30% chance Siver KO's him, but he's got people watching and that's what the UFC needs.
     
  17. FlyingKimurabar

    FlyingKimurabar Silver Belt

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    Because the UFC believes Conor is a bigger draw.
     
  18. FlyingKimurabar

    FlyingKimurabar Silver Belt

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    Well he hasn't done anything to prove it yet. I guess we'll see soon.
     
  19. crlkllr

    crlkllr Black Belt

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    The UFC wants to promote McGregor more than Henderson, an ex champ who got knocked out in his last fight. I'd imagine there's little else to it.
     
  20. Phrozenspite

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    He's a former champ, but he isnt the #2 guy at lw anymore and before cowboy it was going to be 2 guys coming off of losses
     

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