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Old 07-20-2011, 02:03 AM   #51 (permalink)
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this is good, cormier vs barnett in a fantastic final and a great semi final series of matches and then overeem has his tune up fight with a ufc gatekeeper and if he wins he gets jds/cain, i dont know why you guys dont like this
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #52 (permalink)
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YESSSS. I mean it sucks his not competing in the tourney anymore but he had no business in there whatsover. The whole concept was that the winner of the GP would face Overeem for the title. A champion taking part of the tournament without putting the title on the line was ridicolous. Only thing now is that who is he going to face in SF? There's nobody left. I hope this means a crossover to the UFC and a tune-up fight with Frank Mir. As for the GP outcome, i have no idea and don't really care since they are definitely folding SF after it's all said and done.

Plus, no need to blame Zuffa, Showtime decides when the shows take place, not them.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:38 PM   #53 (permalink)
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This entire tournament is a colossal FAIL! A winner most likely will not be be determined until 2012.

This is a huge step up for Cormier. While he looks great in all of his fights, I think he will have trouble with the much larger Silva.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:49 PM   #54 (permalink)
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YESSSS. I mean it sucks his not competing in the tourney anymore but he had no business in there whatsover. The whole concept was that the winner of the GP would face Overeem for the title. A champion taking part of the tournament without putting the title on the line was ridicolous. Only thing now is that who is he going to face in SF? There's nobody left. I hope this means a crossover to the UFC and a tune-up fight with Frank Mir. As for the GP outcome, i have no idea and don't really care since they are definitely folding SF after it's all said and done.

Plus, no need to blame Zuffa, Showtime decides when the shows take place, not them.
That is some god awful management by Coker. Surely he would have had more influence when the deal was agreed.

It may sound idealistic and silly buuuuut it seems like Overeem was never going to finish the GP. He has only one fight left on his SF contract. Were they hoping he'd renegotiate during the GP? Why tie a man to a tournament that he was never confirmed to be finishing. I reckon they'll have him face Fedor in October, as he seems very insistent on fighting in October. Fedor will have plenty of rest after the Hendo fight, and I'm sure they'll want one last big fight out of Alistair before he inevitably moves onto the UFC.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:20 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Pinky toe injuries happen. The tournament is more legitimized without the champion in it anyway. What was Overeem going to do if he won the tournament? Have a mirror match with himself? or a Tournament Finals rubber match? Plus, judging on his fight with Werdum, where Werdum was getting the better of the stand up, I'd have picked Bigfoot to win.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:10 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Well true that toe injuries do happen. But I think it would've been legitimate whether Overeem was in it or not. Now the tournament is basically for a title shot against him.
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