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Old 11-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fighters announcing injuries after fights.

Curious what people think about guys who say they came into the fight with an injury after the fight was over.

I think there's some out there who use it as a pure excuse every chance they get(Tito..), and those who make it known even if they win (JDS). I understand why they wouldn't announce it before the fight, as they don't want to give their opponants a clue on their weak area.

So what do you think? Announce it before the fight, Announce it after the fight, or simply don't discuss it at all and keep it to yourself?


EDIT: Adding to the OP with this follow up question. When fighters mention injuries post fight, do you automatically take it as excuse making every time? Or have you found some actually sincere while others you find more of just throwing out an excuse.

If so, what fighters do you generally feel are the 'excuse' makers and which do you find are just speaking sincere for whatever their reason is, be it fan uproar on a shoddy performance or something similar that would deem a reason.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never announce it before a fight. If a fighter did announce it pre-fight I would assume a setup and playing mental games.

I like the way Rich Franklin does it, if he feels healthy enough to fight then he doesn't talk about it. If you mention it, win or lose, it sounds like some form of excuse. As Couture has said, no one ever fights at 100%, both of your are injured somehow.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What I wanna know is how these guys go in there with broken/cracked ribs.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Never announce it before a fight. If a fighter did announce it pre-fight I would assume a setup and playing mental games.

I like the way Rich Franklin does it, if he feels healthy enough to fight then he doesn't talk about it. If you mention it, win or lose, it sounds like some form of excuse. As Couture has said, no one ever fights at 100%, both of your are injured somehow.

Well said! What reasoning would you think JDS had for mentioning his knee issue? Not only did he win, but he won in pretty spectacular and quick fashion. I'm curious if he felt like his preformance wasn't up to par and felt he owed fans a reason, or if he was making it sound like it was just to easy, won by KO in about a minute and still says "and I was injured!".

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Old 11-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I hate it, total disrespect. If the injury is that bad it's dumb to fight on and risk further injury, or making something kinda serious a career-ender. All it does is pisses on the parade of the winner.

Injured? Don't fight.

Injured and go on to lose? Who's fault is it?
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I hate it, total disrespect. If the injury is that bad it's dumb to fight on and risk further injury, or making something kinda serious a career-ender. All it does is pisses on the parade of the winner.

Injured? Don't fight.

Injured and go on to lose? Who's fault is it?
I certainly see what you mean. I do think the UFC already makes it known how much injuries could plague a card. In JDS situation, I think he felt he had to fight. That first FOX card (well I guess it wasn't even really a 'card') was a major deal, and I'm sure Dana would have lost his shit had the first and only fight televised on this market got canceled due to injury, even though the injury (as far as I know) was seriously legit.
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I certainly see what you mean. I do think the UFC already makes it known how much injuries could plague a card. In JDS situation, I think he felt he had to fight. That first FOX card (well I guess it wasn't even really a 'card') was a major deal, and I'm sure Dana would have lost his shit had the first and only fight televised on this market got canceled due to injury, even though the injury (as far as I know) was seriously legit.

Well the co-main event was good enough to build the FOX deall off of. But yeah we would've lost a title fight. I can see why fighters fights when injured, be it a MAJOR event or financial reasons, but you know there is a heightened risk of losing and/or further injury...so don't bitch about it after the fight.
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Did they televise the co-main on that first fox card? Forgive my memory, I haven't seen the fight since it aired live. Obviously there were numerous television fights on that overall card, but I can't for the life of me remember who else was on the card.

Hell I don't even think I've watched anything other then that title fight.

But great input! I'd rep but I gotta spread around
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Did they televise the co-main on that first fox card? Forgive my memory, I haven't seen the fight since it aired live. Obviously there were numerous television fights on that overall card, but I can't for the life of me remember who else was on the card.

Hell I don't even think I've watched anything other then that title fight.

But great input! I'd rep but I gotta spread around
Only the Main Event was televised on FOX I believe.

But Guida/Bendo was a war that would have surely appealed to the casual fan more than a 90 secong knockout.
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I don't really care, really.

I mean, if you beat an injured fighter, it probably wasn't that good of a win to begin with..
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