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Old 02-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't understand why he is such a big draw. Unless people just want to see him lose. he seems exceptionally unpopular. Lots of fans hate him. He's constantly getting booed. I never see very many Evans fans.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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And those C level fights set him up for B levels fights and then A level fights.
That's assuming he beats those B level fighters. I don't think the UFC will ever cut Rashad, he's too much of a draw. I see him becoming more of a high level "gatekeeper" you have to beat to have a shot at the title.

Also, this is the first time I've posted here in like 3 years, wooo.
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He's proven to be a big draw. His fight against Rampage was the biggest non-title fight draw in UFC history. Bones's biggest drawing title fight was against Rashad too. And I'm sure some of Rashad's fights against guys like Chuck, Forrest, and Machida did well too.

If Rampage has made 15 million in the UFC, I'm sure Rashad has made that much or more since he has more fights. Plus all the sponsorship money etc. So yea Rashad doesn't need to be fighting for money at this point.
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That's assuming he beats those B level fighters. I don't think the UFC will ever cut Rashad, he's too much of a draw. I see him becoming more of a high level "gatekeeper" you have to beat to have a shot at the title.

Also, this is the first time I've posted here in like 3 years, wooo.
Well thats kind of the point. If the guy cant beat B level fighters anymore then he should be let go or take a serious pay deduction. (Rashads name will always have value so at the right price he is a good profit)

I never liked that the UFC gives some guys elite after elite fights and then lets them go if they lose too many. Though Lil Nog might not be a elite fighter he is still very good and IMO hovers around B+ to A-. If his wrestling was better he would be a threat for alot of the top guys.

Iv seen guys let go that could probably still beat 75% of the division. It just never made much sense to me. I know they got 3 losses in a row or whatever but maybe if for the third fight they gave them an average opponent they would have gotten the win. In some sense its weird to let the better fighter go because they have 3 losses in a row to great fighters but keep the crappy fighters around because they havent fought anybody good so they havent lost.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I remember him getting tired a lot.
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I'm gonna have to say the LHW title holder did this to Rashad.

Imagine Rashad fought Shogun as scheduled. As much as I wanted Shogun to KO Rashad we all know how winnable that fight was for Rashad. It seems like the LHW title holder STOLE HIS THUNDER, essentially took over the camp, and his identity.

Rashad lost his training partners, coaches, mentors, his "friends", and probably most important of all his family or wife/fiance. So he picks up and leaves to start a new life.

Of course he eventually loses to said nemesis to further diminish his status and confidence.

Not easy on a man's soul. I'm not particularly a Rashad fan, but what happened to him is straight up some bs.

All he (lhw title holder) had to do was be straight up from the get go rather than play coy with his jovial gestures of cosmetic concerns.

Some people who wanted The Reem to get beat. I get it. He was extremely over confident. Those are the same sentiments a large consensus have over the current LHW title holder although he's a bit more dubious if you will.

Right about now I'm sure Vitor is probably consoling em. If any man has been through it all...he's the one.
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Well thats kind of the point. If the guy cant beat B level fighters anymore then he should be let go or take a serious pay deduction. (Rashads name will always have value so at the right price he is a good profit)

I never liked that the UFC gives some guys elite after elite fights and then lets them go if they lose too many. Though Lil Nog might not be a elite fighter he is still very good and IMO hovers around B+ to A-. If his wrestling was better he would be a threat for alot of the top guys.

Iv seen guys let go that could probably still beat 75% of the division. It just never made much sense to me. I know they got 3 losses in a row or whatever but maybe if for the third fight they gave them an average opponent they would have gotten the win. In some sense its weird to let the better fighter go because they have 3 losses in a row to great fighters but keep the crappy fighters around because they havent fought anybody good so they havent lost.
If I read that stat in the other thread correctly, this is the first non-title fight Rashad has ever lost.

He's not getting cut.

He just needs to re-invent himself, sort his personal sh!t out, and train with the best.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Jon Jones did not break Rashad, quite the opposite, he reinforced his confidence.

Rashad is not a good striker, he has great athletic ability. Knocking out Liddell filled him with false confidence, landing a solid punch and head kick on the 'untouchable' Jones will have done the same thing. Training with Blackzillians would have again built is confidence in striking.

...But he's not a good striker. Horrible fight for me, I thought Nog would win but I put Evans in my parlay because he was such a big favorite, he SHOULD have won on paper. I thought, at least if Evans doesn't win he'll probably get beat up but that didn't happen either. Tragic fight.
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If I read that stat in the other thread correctly, this is the first non-title fight Rashad has ever lost.

He's not getting cut.

He just needs to re-invent himself, sort his personal sh!t out, and train with the best.

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I agree. If you read the whole thread you will see that im saying that Rashad has no reason to be cut after this loss.
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