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Old 02-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I don't understand why Aldo would see it as disrespectful. Championship calibre fighters are wanting to move down to face him. If anything it's a sign of respect.

And as was stated, he wanted to fight Frankie who was coming off of two losses at LW, but he wants no part of Pettis who is coming off of some impressive wins? Seems odd.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Guida didn't dominate pettis at all the only action he had was nearly getting tapped with a triangle.
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On one hand good for Aldo for standing up for the FW's. I don't know if this math is right because it's so late but Aldo is sitting at 2,471 days of being undefeated, Fedor's record is 3,526 days. Aldo is less than three years away from breaking Fedor's record which he would do before he's 30. This is the sort of GOAT type thing that fighters should dream about and I can see how he doesn't want to cheapen/risk it against hand picked opponents.

Dana has shown a real lack of loyalty towards fighters and he's clearly changed the rules. I don't take issue with the champions stepping up as those maybe the only people who can.
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I think what Dana means by, "he won't like how things turn out" probably means if necessary Dana will strip Aldo of the title and release him from the UFC. Basically Dana is saying," You are going to fight him whether you like it or not." This is typical of Dana White.
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Some of you guys are unreal. If your the champion you should be scared of fighting no one, Aldo should be happy of the challenge because beating Pettis would make him a huge star and up there with the rest of the champions. What would be the point in Pettis fighting 2 fights first?? He would run through that devision and then next year we would be back in
This situation. If Aldo moved to LW ime sure he would of got straight title shot. Aldo need to stop worry about who deserved what, he gets paid to fight and beating top guys would make him more of a ppv draw and a more popular champion with some fans. If anything Aldo should be honoured these guys want a crack at him.
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Some of you guys are unreal. If your the champion you should be scared of fighting no one,
Their are other reasons to refuse a fight. If you have a guy that's easier to fight who has earned a shot that doesn't mean you are scared it just means to want an easy fight. Another reason is money, Aldo was getting 24 to show 24 to win two fights ago, in this last event he was paid less than Overeem and Rashad. He's getting paid more now but he might feel the UFC isn't properly compensating him.

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Aldo should be happy of the challenge because beating Pettis would make him a huge star and up there with the rest of the champions.
Because Faber, Florian and Edgar aren't big stars? People know who he is, he isn't Demetrius Johnson he's been a main eventer for years. Pettis isn't a huge step up, BJ Penn or Matt Hughes might be but Pettis is on the same level as Faber/Florian/Edgar.

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What would be the point in Pettis fighting 2 fights first?? He would run through that devision and then next year we would be back in This situation.
He could both move up to LW and not fight Pettis, he could also be 750,000 dollars richer
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If Aldo moved to LW ime sure he would of got straight title shot. Aldo need to stop worry about who deserved what, he gets paid to fight and beating top guys would make him more of a ppv draw and a more popular champion with some fans.
IIRC he would move up to fight a champion, not even for the championship. But being undefeated for 8 years and being a contender for the belt dropping down are two very different things. Aldo get's paid to fight, just not paid well and we now know that if a fighter is "too expensive" and on the "downside of their career" they can get cut. The guy that beat Pettis is now in the mix and Maynard is talking about dropping down. I can understand why he feels like the UFC might be persecuting him a bit. Also their is an advantage in seeing if these LW guys who make these huge cuts can both maintain their bodies and make the cuts.

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If anything Aldo should be honoured these guys want a crack at him.
The title is honor enough, also don't you think you lose more honor by losing the fights?
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On one hand good for Aldo for standing up for the FW's. I don't know if this math is right because it's so late but Aldo is sitting at 2,471 days of being undefeated, Fedor's record is 3,526 days. Aldo is less than three years away from breaking Fedor's record which he would do before he's 30. This is the sort of GOAT type thing that fighters should dream about and I can see how he doesn't want to cheapen/risk it against hand picked opponents.

Dana has shown a real lack of loyalty towards fighters and he's clearly changed the rules. I don't take issue with the champions stepping up as those maybe the only people who can.
Who cares if a fighter is hand picked why does that make any difference? If you can't beat any and everyone who comes then you are NOT the champion. Aldo is a great fighter and is disrespecting himself and the belt by refusing any fight.
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Who cares if a fighter is hand picked why does that make any difference? If you can't beat any and everyone who comes then you are NOT the champion. Aldo is a great fighter and is disrespecting himself and the belt by refusing any fight.
Well it's millions of dollars for one(especially for a champ making midcard money for half his UFC career), it's also undermining his division and accomplishments by saying that 145ers are just a weaker 2nd tier version of 155lbs.

It's like that old saying The Pride goeth before the fall, look at BJ Penn.
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