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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #101 (permalink)
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My point is that people blame Dana for everything. Chael vs. Jones. Declining numbers. The works. I never hear a word against the Fertitas. Or Joe Silva. Are people honestly so blind that they believe Dana runs the entire operation himself? There are a myriad of people involved. If the Fertitas or Joe Silva (and others) hated this fight, I doubt it would be happening.

People complain when there aren't enough 'big' main events or name brand fighters on a card. And so the UFC goes out of its way to give the fans just that, and all of a sudden Dana is driving the company into the ground. It's nonsense.
He's not to blame for the declining ratings, but these matches are his doing, it comes off as if he's rewarded Chael for taking a fight when Dan Henderson couldn't, not because he didn't want to but because he was hurt, and then he's the guy who threw Jones under the bus when the card that he and his team made fell apart because it was only based on one fight, I didn't hear Lorenzo or Joe Silva get on a conference call and blame Jones and Jackson for that.

As for that last part about the fans wanting big fights, it's like I've said Hendricks has sold this fight with his fighting, that's what matters in the end isn't it? If a guy talks shit but he's a painfully boring fighter are people really gonna watch him? Of course this doesn't apply to Nick, I dislike him but I don't find him boring, but this fight is basically built off trash talk. I'm sure if you took a poll on what people thought the outcome would be of GSP/Diaz and GSP/Hendricks both fights would be massively in favor of GSP, the only thing that's different in these fights would be build up, we'll see Nick say something like "He's a bitch, and I'm gonna knock his ***** ass out" where as Hendricks "I believe I can knock him out, and that's what I'm gonna do"

Nick Diaz didn't earn this shot, he talked his way into it, but I'll sit back watch the fight and then when Nick gets beat after five rounds he'll throw a hissy fit, act like a spoiled child who didn't get his way and he'll probably quit, again, just like he did against Condit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #102 (permalink)
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He's not to blame for the declining ratings, but these matches are his doing, it comes off as if he's rewarded Chael for taking a fight when Dan Henderson couldn't, not because he didn't want to but because he was hurt, and then he's the guy who threw Jones under the bus when the card that he and his team made fell apart because it was only based on one fight, I didn't hear Lorenzo or Joe Silva get on a conference call and blame Jones and Jackson for that.

As for that last part about the fans wanting big fights, it's like I've said Hendricks has sold this fight with his fighting, that's what matters in the end isn't it? If a guy talks shit but he's a painfully boring fighter are people really gonna watch him? Of course this doesn't apply to Nick, I dislike him but I don't find him boring, but this fight is basically built off trash talk. I'm sure if you took a poll on what people thought the outcome would be of GSP/Diaz and GSP/Hendricks both fights would be massively in favor of GSP, the only thing that's different in these fights would be build up, we'll see Nick say something like "He's a bitch, and I'm gonna knock his ***** ass out" where as Hendricks "I believe I can knock him out, and that's what I'm gonna do"

Nick Diaz didn't earn this shot, he talked his way into it, but I'll sit back watch the fight and then when Nick gets beat after five rounds he'll throw a hissy fit, act like a spoiled child who didn't get his way and he'll probably quit, again, just like he did against Condit.
Will Nick throw a worse fit then you have been all day
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Don't worry. I'm gonna enjoy drinking the tears of all the butthurt Diaz fans after GSP destroys him.
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If the fight sells, it won't be because of Hendricks. GSP could square off against a broom and still pull the best numbers in the company. I feel for Hendricks. It's a raw deal. But suck it up and fight on. Plenty of us experience letdowns and setbacks each and everyday, but we don't cry to the masses or threaten to sit on the sidelines until we get our way. I see his point, and truthfully, he is the rightful contender. But the public tantrum and pleading is unnecessary. This isn't a case of Dan Henderson, where his days are legitimately numbered. Hendricks is a young man. If he's the chosen one, his time will come.

JDS practically had to walk through a dozen men to get his title shot, and when that dream was held up, he didn't whine and complain. He took another fight, won, and look at where he is now. Hendricks needs to see the bigger picture.
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If the fight sells, it won't be because of Hendricks. GSP could square off against a broom and still pull the best numbers in the company. I feel for Hendricks. It's a raw deal. But suck it up and fight on. Plenty of us experience letdowns and setbacks each and everyday, but we don't cry to the masses or threaten to sit on the sidelines until we get our way. I see his point, and truthfully, he is the rightful contender. But the public tantrum and pleading is unnecessary. This isn't a case of Dan Henderson, where his days are legitimately numbered. Hendricks is a young man. If he's the chosen one, his time will come.

JDS practically had to walk through a dozen men to get his title shot, and when that dream was held up, he didn't whine and complain. He took another fight, won, and look at where he is now. Hendricks needs to see the bigger picture.
JDS didn't get passed up for a guy coming off a loss though, he made his way through the rankings but there two guys that were also undefeated in the UFC ahead of him in Carwin and Cain and those guys earned their title shots before Junior.

I get what you're saying but it still makes the UFC look bad, like I've said, politics ruined Boxing, they can ruin MMA, these fights are solely being made for money but I don't know if people are gonna be up for Edgar, Sonnen(especially Sonnen) and Diaz all getting title shots coming off losses, it may backfire on them, I expect it to for Jones/Sonnen.

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It's gonna be so funny reading your reaction to Georges retiring your boy.
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........If a guy talks shit but he's a painfully boring fighter are people really gonna watch him? Of course this doesn't apply to Nick, I dislike him but I don't find him boring, but this fight is basically built off trash talk......
I think the fight is built on the fact that GSP called him out. Nick is a good fighter that's just about beat'n everyone in the who's who of welterweights. But if GSP didn't ask for this, I don't think it would be happening. If GSP called out Hendricks, he'd be fighting Hendricks. Hendricks also has an impressive record, but it's not perfect either.

Diaz and Hendricks were the two premier WW choices. Nothing wrong with GSP's choice.
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And honestly, when was the last time GSP called someone out. That alone will sell a chunk of the fight. I don't see Edgar/Aldo, Sonnen/Jones, or GSP/Diaz backfiring on the company. I'd be willing to bet we see solid numbers on all three.
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weird i thought Joe Silva picks the fights and its just Dana's job to sell you on them
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It's gonna be so funny reading your reaction to Georges retiring your boy.
Must be a sad life you live if that is what you are looking forward too.
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