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Old 02-21-2013, 06:01 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Who deserves it more, Fitch or Robby freaking Lawler?

Slept over it and I still think MMA organisations who can cut their fighters any time with no pay are shady as ****.
Agree. What are the contracts for anyway? Someone can sign a five fight deal yet get cut only two fights in.
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Agree. What are the contracts for anyway? Someone can sign a five fight deal yet get cut only two fights in.
Surely they'd pay off the remaining fights on the contract??? If not...
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Surely they'd pay off the remaining fights on the contract??? If not...
If that were the case they might as well let them finish the contract and not give them a new one.
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here's the thing.. Fitch is a good fighter, definitely top 5.

but no one wants to see him fight. i mean when's the last time you got excited about a jon fitch match. you know what he's gonna do 99.99% of the time. lay on top of them and win a decision, he's been doing this for like 7 years.

Fitch vs Diaz? Why? what for? fitch just gonna lay on him and diaz is gonna whine that he got wrestled to death.

you see it now. even though he's top 5 fighter, this is still entertainment business. even though ranking wise it doesnt really make sense to cut him, i definitely will not miss him.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 AM   #165 (permalink)
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here's the thing.. Fitch is a good fighter, definitely top 5.

but no one wants to see him fight. i mean when's the last time you got excited about a jon fitch match. you know what he's gonna do 99.99% of the time. lay on top of them and win a decision, he's been doing this for like 7 years.

Fitch vs Diaz? Why? what for? fitch just gonna lay on him and diaz is gonna whine that he got wrestled to death.

you see it now. even though he's top 5 fighter, this is still entertainment business. even though ranking wise it doesnt really make sense to cut him, i definitely will not miss him.
This is not about Jon Fitch being boring, they cut him because he makes 66k every fight and is not fighting for a title. This is a money decision. Like 66k is going to make ZUFFA poor.
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You guys are st00pid. Leonard Garcia, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Robbie Lawler, KJ Noons and Ryan Couture are way better fighters than Jon Fitch. Obviously.
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You guys are st00pid. Leonard Garcia, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Robbie Lawler, KJ Noons and Ryan Couture are way better fighters than Jon Fitch. Obviously.
I would rather watch those guys fight than Jon Fitch. I appreciate What Fitch does, he gets the W but my god is it dull to watch.

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I find Fitch boring and dont like him but this is a joke. No other way to spin it. He will be at least a name pickup for Bellator although he wont be moving any money.
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While no one will ever think that Fitch is the top WW in the world, this just goes to hurt the UFC's rep when they claim to have the best fighters in the world.

And contrary to most posters, I genuinely do enjoy watching Fitch fight. A search of my posting history will reveal that I have said this often. He may not get as many finishes as he likes, or talks about, but he DOMINATED his competition when he fought. Unless you are named GSP, Kos, Hendricks, or Maia, if you fought at 170 you probably lost to him.

You would think after fighting so many up-and-comers that he would have a little good will with the company and they would let him finish his contract first.

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I find Fitch boring and dont like him but this is a joke. No other way to spin it. He will be at least a name pickup for Bellator although he wont be moving any money.
The real problem with Bellator is that you don't fight often enough to make a living. Look at their HW champ Cole Konrad, he retired because of it:


Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–0 Eric Prindle Submission (kimura) Bellator LXX May 25, 2012 1 1:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Defended Bellator Heavyweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Paul Buentello Decision (unanimous) Bellator 48 August 20, 2011 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Non-title bout.
Win 7–0 Neil Grove Submission (keylock) Bellator 32 October 14, 2010 1 4:45 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament Final; Won inaugural Bellator Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Damian Grabowski Decision (unanimous) Bellator 29 September 16, 2010 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 5–0 Rogent Lloret Decision (unanimous) Bellator 25 August 19, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 4–0 John Orr Decision (unanimous) Bellator 22 June 17, 2010 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 3–0 Pat Bennett Decision (unanimous) Bellator 17 May 6, 2010 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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