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Old 08-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Other than the 2 guys who came up with this idea, and the 2 belts idea, are we all in agreeance that both ideas are totally rediculous?

I'm not even gonna lock this thread
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think the UFC should implament a new rule that excludes any champion from turing down a fight on short notice when their original opponent pulls out from injury.
I am pretty sure slavery was abolished long time ago...
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lets make a rule that stating any fighter that a lot of people disdain for, must take a fight no matter what, even if it's fighting two people at once, because that insures the highest possibility of him getting his ass kicked.

...that's what this idea sounds like.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #14 (permalink)

 
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Even if Dana can legally force them in the cage he can't make them fight so the bottom line is that as a business model it sucks.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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bingo, which is EXACTLY what was just attempted by Dan and Chael. Why hide the injury eh?
Had been thinking that, glad I'm not alone.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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OK seriously. Even if it wasn't a terrible idea, something like that could never be implemented.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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rigghhhht...that doesn't sound bush league. this isn't wwe
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think the new UFC contracts should be strongly tied to the date instead of a particular opponent. If a fighter is healthy but unwilling to fight on the agreed date (regardless of opponent), he will be fined or suspended.

This will make fighters not only prepare for a particular opponent as usual but also prepare to fight any opponent on the agreed date.
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Even if Dana can legally force them in the cage he can't make them fight so the bottom line is that as a business model it sucks.
But he can forfeit the title, can't he?.
If the champ refuses a fight, he loses the title. It's that simple.
If he can't defend his title after a full camp, he doesn't deserve to be the champion.
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