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Old 07-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And this is why I don't like tournaments. Injuries (or possibly contract posturing or steroid cycles) ruin the whole thing.

As Budhisten mentioned the bloom came off the rose sometime ago in this tourney. Rescheduling the second half of the first round because Barnett couldn't get licensed in California (and Coker's backup of Japan fell through) really took the momentum of the great first show away. Then the Werdum-Reem abomination took more.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Why exactly couldn't Overeem fight in September? Fighting 3 months after your last fight doesn't seem that unreasonable? Hell, their are times Overeem took fights in less then a month from his last match.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The UFC obviously is going to make sure Reem gets cut so they can sign him and land a big money fight with Lesnar or someone like that. Scott Coker is the president of SF, and yet Dana is calling the shots here...anybody else find that suspicious?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Why exactly couldn't Overeem fight in September? Fighting 3 months after your last fight doesn't seem that unreasonable? Hell, their are times Overeem took fights in less then a month from his last match.
Broken toe, they want him to fight in less than 3 months. He was to much to lose if he would lose to big foot. On a side note wtf is wrong with zuffa....they lost fedor, now there messing with reem. Wtf are they gonna do if barnett is the tourney winner.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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First injuries, now something like this.

This is the disorganisation within MMA and something which has to be addressed if it is ever going to be the 'biggest sport in the world'.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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First injuries, now something like this.

This is the disorganisation within MMA and something which has to be addressed if it is ever going to be the 'biggest sport in the world'.
This kind of things are forever present in combat sports and really can't be avoided... And if they could be avoided MMA still would never be the biggest sport in the world
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Broken toe, they want him to fight in less than 3 months. He was to much to lose if he would lose to big foot. On a side note wtf is wrong with zuffa....they lost fedor, now there messing with reem. Wtf are they gonna do if barnett is the tourney winner.
I had a broken toe before. It wasn't that big of a deal! They snap the toe back into place with a pen (which did hurt like hell) and I had to walk in a wooden shoe for three days. After that I walked around in a regular shoes with no problems at all. Did they say how severe the fracture was?
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:49 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah, this is unfortunate. This is the reason that the UFC has shied away from tournaments. Though hopefully this won't be the end of Overeem.
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Am I missing something? Why are some ppl blaming this on Zuffa when its showtime pushing the date? They are the ones to blame. Showtime said they want it in Sept. And Reem doesnt think he will be ready by then. No blame on him or the shotcallers with the tourny.
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Well not really, you barely see injuries in boxing altering fight dates or match-ups and it is a combat sport. Lately all I remember being changed is Moreno V Agbeko. It happens, but recently it has been rediculous in MMA. It never used to be that way, now it appears every third fight is pulled!

And why can't MMA be the biggest sport in the world? Boxing sure was in the days of Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey, which spanned decades.
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