Your opinions on UFC match making & the legitamacy of Joe Silva?

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  1. Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    It's true that the UFC have had dodgy match ups made over their years & I would just like to get your opinions on the legitimacy of Joe Silva's supposed legendary match making skills...

    Here's some examples from the top of my head:

    Brock Lesnar - lost 1st fight in UFC, won 2nd fight via UD then gets immediate title shot vs old man Randy
    *Reason* - Brock is a big name WWE TV star cash cow which means lots & lots & lots of money for Dana & co, cha ching!

    Ryan Couture - Son of the legendary Randy Couture, 1st fight in UFC (coming in with a 6-1 record) against a dangerous veteran in Ross Pearson (14-6 at the time) which was a complete BS mis-matchup
    *Reason* - They never wanted Ryan to grow in the UFC & not having his dad to corner him that fight says allot about their treatment of legends & obvious deceitful tactics

    Soa Palelei - 1st stint back in UFC 79 2007 was unsuccessful, however since his return in 2013 has been on a can crushing crusade, going 3-0 with yet another no-name upcoming opponent, meh!
    *Reason* - Why the hell are they treating him so royally? Are the UFC trying to build up the next hype machine @ HW to gain interest?


    Based on these examples, what does this say (or doesn't say) about Joe Silva?
    In fact, how much input/power/control does Joe honestly really have when it comes to match making & making fights happen?


    Who else can come up & list some dodgy match ups that have occurred over the years in the UFC?
    Who would like to share their opinions on how fight match-ups 'really' work for the company?
     
  2. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    I thought we already did this.


    You don't understand matchmaking. So probably best not to talk about it.
     
  3. Hades86

    Hades86 Brown Belt

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    I'm still shaking my head at having to see Big Nog/HH 5 in the octagon....
     
  4. Corleone187

    Corleone187 ㄥ8ƖǝuoǝlɹoƆ

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    Out of everyone he is the most disposable dude.

    He is like the V Stiviano of the UFC
     
  5. AlabamaFan

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    Idk there hasn't been a big fight in a while. And please nobody give me crap about Pettis vs Henderson or something else like that being a big fight. A big fight is Gus vs Jones or Weidman vs Silva
     
  6. Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    Clearly I don't, otherwise I would not have made this thread & being the young poster I am, would honestly value feedback from a black belt keyboard warrior such as yourself.
     
  7. Taric

    Taric Gold Belt

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    UFC matchmaking is based on PPV sales.
     
  8. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    No one here understands the ins and outs of what it takes to put on however many shows they do a year.

    Match making isn't as simple as saying "Hey I know! These two guys should fight"
     
  9. Wylian

    Wylian Guest

    Maldonado vs miocic is all I need to say
     
  10. Quarthon

    Quarthon Blue Belt

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    Im sure Dana decides the main events, with Joe's "approval".
     
  11. peanustndimes

    peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    Beautiful consistent goatee, year in and year out.
     
  12. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    This is true even before one adds in injuries and the need for last minute replacements.
     
  13. Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    I don't care how many shows they put on a year, that's not my question.
    My question is regarding obvious BS match ups
    & with a post count like yours, I honestly expected a better reply
     
  14. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    The show must go on
     
  15. BionicCommando

    BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    99% of the people in his position would've ripped their hair out and set themselves on fire within a half a year.
     
  16. peanustndimes

    peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    For an extra 35 seconds.
     
  17. mma2013

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    sherdog posters could do a better job of matchmaking for the ufc than joe silva on his best day.
     
  18. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Yup
     
  19. Mikedh

    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    That is what combat sports matchmaking is based on.
     
  20. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    But could they manage the schedule? That's the real question...
     

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