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Old 06-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shogun Speaks, Ends Dana White Feud



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Jun 14, 2012 - Let's talk for a second. You're all smart people, I respect your intelligence and I'd like to think at least a smidge of that is reciprocated back my way. So you and I both know it's true when I say, not a whole lot happened yesterday. Sure, Cain Velasquez got a clean bill of health. In the middle of the Summer of Injuries, hearing the No. 1 heavyweight contender is still an able-bodied individual is always a good thing. And sure, Chael Sonnen popped off again, though who really knows if that's news at this point.

But really, it seemed like the most interesting story of the day was the story that came to a merciful end. After two weeks of back-and-forth sniping between UFC President Dana White and Shogun Rua's management team, the fighter's manager Julio Heller put a kybosh on the beef, saying they would no longer comment on the situation. It's probably a good thing too, because nobody was emerging from that mess smelling like roses.

While it was odd for White to so publicly call out one of his biggest, most battle-tested stars, it was even odder for fans to take what White was saying and run with the ‘Shogun is scared' angle. That just screams knee-jerk reaction. It's been said before, but there was just no reason for Shogun to accept a fight with Glover Teixeira besides a paycheck. If he wins, then Teixeira was overrated to begin with. If he loses, the floodgates holding back the ‘over-the-hill' cries would bust open. It's a lose-lose in every sense.

But again, that story seems to have met it's end. So let's just take a deep breath, exhale, and come watch Rener Gracie try to vertical jump out of 3-foot-deep pool.

http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/...trash-talk-mma
Seems Dana's comments were down to misunderstanding/angry exaggeration. Shogun didn't pick Vera, he was offered Vera, and he didn't say he'd rather be cut. Bumped up to main event, well known opponent who is 8-5 in the UFC, Rua himself is 4-4 in the UFC, Brandon was the obvious choice. It just meant Dana didn't get to sell the crap out of his new fighter so he opened his mouth too much. I'd still rather he got someone like Evans or Gustaf though.

But who knows?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I never read anywhere he picked Vera, only that DW gave him Vera as his only other fighter who could be ready in time.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shogun got a lot of flack on here and other forums because Vera is his opponent. Seems people are only interested when there's something to rage at.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder if they'll offer a fight with Tex to Vera after he wins??
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wonder if they'll offer a fight with Tex to Vera after he wins??
If Vera beats Shogun, he'll decline a fight with Glover as well.
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Veras not beating Shogun.
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Shogun got a lot of flack on here and other forums because Vera is his opponent. Seems people are only interested when there's something to rage at.
Ummm welcome to the world of internet forums?
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ummm MMAForum is normally better than that?

Ok I get the idea, no one here cares for the fighters' side of the story...
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omg shogun is going to command and conquer brandon with ease!! I saw brandon live and he's good but nothing special. Just a random lanky kickboxer really. My ex said that he could probably take Brandon - and he was a welterweight!
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Shogun got a lot of flack on here and other forums because Vera is his opponent. Seems people are only interested when there's something to rage at.
Well to be fair this was Dana's fault to begin with. He should've kept his mouth shut instead of blowing it out of proportion and getting everyone riled up.

Times like these are when I wish the UFC had a professional president. I don't care what anyone thinks Dana did for the sport. Someone with a better attitude could've done double what he has accomplished.
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