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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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Who, particularly amongst fighters with a name, would get cut for any of those reasons?

Rashad getting cut would totally be a what-the-**** moment that absolutely nobody saw coming.
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I know people are fans of him for some reason but his last five fights have been boring, bad, or just plain sad. Talent I wouldn't even rank Nog ahead of him, but would I as a fan want to watch him fight...no.
Or to put it another way, how many of you go back and re-watch Rashad Evans fights for fun? And I mean other than the Machida fight which I'm sure many people re-watch to see him to do the stanky leg.

There's lots of Shogun, Jones, Hendo, Nick Diaz, and even Forrest Griffin fights that I'll load up & watch for fun on a slow day, but Rashad? Hell no, he's way down on the list near Tim Sylvia. His fights are about as fun as cleaning the toilet.
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Losses to the Champ and then Lil Nog certainly dont qualify getting cut. Especially if you look at the performances before that.

1 more loss and then im with you. Though i still believe that the UFC would be stupid for cutting Rashad. Give him some C level opponents and lets see how he does. If he is losing those fights then he has to go.
Did you see how much $$$ Rashad makes. You really want to give him $300,000 to fight some C levels guys. I'm sorry, but at that price tag I'm cutting him.
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There's no chance at cutting Evans, he's only on a 2-fight skid, with Edgar on a 3-fight skid I think we can assume Evans is fine lol.

Evans just needs to remember he's a very good wrestler, you know, the same fighters Lil Nog has been having problems with in the UFC?....

Evans needs to mix it up...and align himself with a better team.
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There's no chance at cutting Evans, he's only on a 2-fight skid, with Edgar on a 3-fight skid I think we can assume Evans is fine lol.

Evans just needs to remember he's a very good wrestler, you know, the same fighters Lil Nog has been having problems with in the UFC?....

Evans needs to mix it up...and align himself with a better team.
Rashad is right where he needs to be to get a title shot.

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Tri-Star would be a good home for Evans. They'd have him back using his strong wrestling base. Rashad made a point with his wrestling against Davis. I think he wanted to make that same point standing with Jones and Big Nog. Unfortunately, that mindset won't work out well against every fighter. As was said, Rashad needs to constantly mix it up. Deadly knockout power with takedown ability is a skill set most fighters would kill for.
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It's really funny to think that Rashad thought (or still thinks) that he could beat Anderson Silva..
He's the most arrogant fighter in MMA. I love that he got put in his place again.
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So............Jon Jones broke him.

Jon Jones | Anderson Silva | Urijah Faber | Benson Henderson | Rampage Jackson | Roy Nelson | Shinya Aoki
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So............Jon Jones broke him.
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Did you see how much $$$ Rashad makes. You really want to give him $300,000 to fight some C levels guys. I'm sorry, but at that price tag I'm cutting him.
Well Dana White says he is like the third biggest draw the company has. Also when his contract is up you can re negotiate and give him a good amount less if he hasnt been performing well.

And those C level fights set him up for B levels fights and then A level fights.

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