Yahoo sports - UFC discredits the sport.

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  1. ethanfranklin

    ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    UFC Cuts Okami, Discredits Own Ranking System

    Im not going to comment on too much on this one, because you know how i feel about it already.

    All i will say, is look where we are now.

    Dana "youre all fuckin idiots" White cut a top 6 fighter, and the mainstream media are now questioning MMAs legitimacy as a sport.

    Dana might seem like a big man to some of you, but in the world of sport he is a blip.

    Likewise MMA, which has been through the ringer to establish legitimacy is still essentially a cult sport, and cutting your top 6 guy or woman or team in any sport, exposes you to global ridicule across the non zuffa press, from anyone who has actually heard of you in the first place.

    Heres the article. Im going to link the whole thing, as every word of it is important, and il properly credit the writer- Joe Napoli as well.

    Source at the foot of the page.

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    Click the link for the full article....

    The UFC has increasingly been blurring the line between sport and entertainment, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen being the biggest recent example. Moves like this make one question why they even have a ranking system if they're not going to adhere to it when making decisions. There's a line between sports and entertainment, and the UFC sent a message with this move that they're willing to cross it.

    Joe Napoli

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ufc-cuts-okami-discredits-own-ranking-system-140800943--mma.html
     
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  2. 1strikeclothing

    1strikeclothing Silver Belt

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    Good read....Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Bboy

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    That was an intersting read.
     
  4. BJJ FTW

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    Indeed. Thanks TS
     
  5. wellsdj1

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    Can't wait to hear Dana's response!
     
  6. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    Holy crap, Yahoo! going against the UFC.

    That's a first.
     
  7. Shaddows

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    i've been saying this for years...

    Nice to share the view with Yahoo.... a company that, not long ago called their MMA tab... "UFC" :redface:
     
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    Okami, we are behind you!
     
  9. spankdaddy

    spankdaddy SPANKDADDY _________________________

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    The UFC is Dana White's little fiefdom. And it's run more like an entertainment company than a sports organization.
     
  10. Lifer

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    Yahoo journalists are 'f**king idiots' Dana has been doing this for 13 years and these guys think they're experts.
     
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    Yeah, I essentially stopped reading the MMA (UFC) section of Yahoo Sports after than.
     
  12. theycallitMurda

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    Nice, thanks for sharing.
     
  13. kflo

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    sports leagues don't release talent. sports teams do. and of course sports teams release guys all the time who they feel are not worth their pricetag.

    they never once even suggested the rankings would be something to "adhere to" when making decisions.
     
  14. wellsdj1

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    I like to think of it as entertainment/competition . A true sport there is a direct path to the championship. Who the hell knows what you have to do to get a title shot in the UFC. You can win but how many times is determined by Dana and that's determined by what sells.
     
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    Meh, Dana White is going to give us the same spiel that he gave us after they cut Jon Fitch.

    "He's a top ranked fighter right now, but he's on his way down, he's not on his way up. He's getting older" etc.
     
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    good read Thanx
     
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    I have this strange feeling that the UFC and MMA will be just fine without Okami in the UFC.
     
  18. ethanfranklin

    ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    The only points i will make are Okami is younger than Fitch at 32, ranked higher by the UFC at 6, and although Fitch could have been argued to be borderline top 10, because of recent record, Okami was 3-1 and there is no argument there.

    UFC has pulled a lot of shit, but cutting a top 10 fighter, is ridiculous in the world of sport.

    Cutting one ranked 6th, by your own website is hilariously stupid.

    Im just going to leave this here too.

    I urge everyone to play Okamis walk in music one more time, however they feel about this story.
     
  19. Rainne

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    UFC is just entertainment as far as I'm concerned.

    MMA is a sport, however.
     
  20. kflo

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    a season sport has schedules and playoffs. a tournament sport has tournaments. the ufc is neither. it is perpetual. no tourney, no seasons. so, like boxing, there is no "direct path".
     

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