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Old 07-27-2008, 10:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Where the home town fans could come out to see him instead of staying home to watch him on TV.............
I'll agree with this! Its not like the people of Stockton weren't going to miss out on Nick! They get to see the prelims! Sad bastards like us who choose to watch it on television don't (unless we order showtime) get to see it.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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they do the same with every popular fighter when they come to their hometown.
No, no they dont, I have never heard of a title fight being bumped to the prelims so the home town boy gets TV time.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No, no they dont, I have never heard of a title fight being bumped to the prelims so the home town boy gets TV time.
no i wasnt talking about the title fight, i was talking about the home town boy getting tv time.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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And I wasnt saying Diaz shouldnt have gotten TV time just that he merely shouldt have gotten it over a title fight.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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And I wasnt saying Diaz shouldnt have gotten TV time just that he merely shouldt have gotten it over a title fight.
hometown boy always gets tv time no matter what the circumstances are.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Everybody knows considering Silva a champ is a joke anyway. He's not even in the top 10. At least Elite XC's other champs can be considered top 10 in their division.
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Wait, it wasn't already cheapened when Eiliers was signed to fight for the title?
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I thought it was pretty strange. Though the idea of Justin Eilers possibly winning and getting the belt shows you how weak their HW division really is.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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They cheapened their own HW Division, but they also really cheapened their own MW division as well. Did anyone else catch when they showed Anderson Silva in the crowd? The announcers were calling the him the best pound for pound fighter on the planet and they even mentioned he was the current UFC Middle Weight Champion. This was all just before their own MW title fight!
I'd rather that than have them say Lawler is the best Middleweight in the World. I'm glad they actually tell the truth.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Everybody knows considering Silva a champ is a joke anyway. He's not even in the top 10. At least Elite XC's other champs can be considered top 10 in their division.
I beg to differ. Silva has to be considerd a top 10 heavyweight.

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Wait, it wasn't already cheapened when Eiliers was signed to fight for the title?
Only as much as the UFC was. Eilers was given a UFC title shot against Andrei Arlovski off a fresh loss to Paul Buentello. A title shot off of a loss? Yet alot of fans criticize EliteXC for giving him a shot when he has recently won 10 of his last 11 fights.

It's a bit of a catch 22.
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