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Would this be too strict for pulling out of championship fights?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Cj Bernauer, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Cj Bernauer Purple Belt

    Mar 17, 2013
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    Windsor, Ontario
    So with the constant pulling out of big fights, I think the contracts would be for the fight date, with the opponent being discussed, but not being something that is the main point of agreement. If you arn't able to appear when contractually signed to appear, either because of injury or drug test failure exe you lose your current contendership or championship if you are holding it.
    If you're not able to compete on a specific date when the title is being put on the line you should forfeit that title, regardless if it your fault or not. This would be pending they pull out 30 days or less from the scheduled event, to rework scheduling.
    It's not to force fighters to fight injured, but rather to ensure the last 30 days they are not damaging themselves or doing heavy sparing, exe.

    When you look at the Werdum vs Cain thing, Cain pulled out, and he would have lost his spot as top contender. Obviously fair. But when Werdum agreed to fight as champion on a certain date, you have a responsibility to defend your title. The title needs to be defended as scheduled. When they return from their injury and are capable of fighting they can earn the belt back.
    But enough of the careless training.
    You have a guy fighting the most important fight of his career break his foot the 11 days before the fight because someone checked his kick. Was it really worth it, for the risk, to be doing that? For what it costs the company that GIVES you that belt you have around you?

    If you're on the undercard, obviously there should be some penalizing for not appearing when you say you will, but the champions and top contenders of the sport should be held to a higher standard.
    It shouldn't just be all risk for the UFC to sign their fighters to a certain date only to lose out on having their own company belt on the line because someone says they can't show up to work.
    If Connor was injured, the title would still be on the line, and Connor wouldn't have an opportunity like this again. They wouldn't risk it. But the champion is allowed to train irresponsibly with no repercussions as far as his standing as the responsibility of being champion.

    Is stripping guys for last minute injuries too harsh?
  2. RondaDrowsy Banned Banned

    Nov 16, 2015
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    30 days before a fight Lol

    you realize training camps are usually 60 days right?
  3. Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

    Aug 3, 2015
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    Implement a fine, like 10% of the show amount, and you'd see fewer withdrawals.
  4. Greedy Dana Kanye's Biggest Fan

    Nov 3, 2015
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    That's probably the least relevant thing ever.
  5. Team Sleep Black Belt

    Jul 16, 2010
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    Los Angeles, CA
    This is terrible, this idea. Going a month without getting hit and without hitting anyone, and then trying to jump into a fight and time punches. Even golfers suffer injuries. This is the nature of life, not to mention professional combat sports. I guarantee the UFC isn't going to hold this against RDA. He didn't do anything Conor isn't doing every day himself.

    Conor has also suffered injuries in training and fights. It's fighting, not syncronized swimming.

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