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post #71 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 05:59 AM
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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.
The only Featherweight that might deserve a title shot right now is maybe Cub Swanson. I really think he needs to fight someone who has made it up to title contention first though. I think Cub is great but i don't think the fights he has had warrant a title shot.
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The only Featherweight that might deserve a title shot right now is maybe Cub Swanson. I really think he needs to fight someone who has made it up to title contention first though. I think Cub is great but i don't think the fights he has had warrant a title shot.
Ricardo Lamas has beaten Matt Grice, Cub Swason, Hatsu Hioki, and Erik Koch pretty damn amazing run looking at it now. Chan Sung Jung has won three in a row and won 4 bonuses in those fights. Both guys "earned" title shots either from high profile wins or style points. Neither would beat Aldo but they deserve the respect and compensation of the fights.
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Ricardo Lamas has beaten Matt Grice, Cub Swason, Hatsu Hioki, and Erik Koch pretty damn amazing run looking at it now. Chan Sung Jung has won three in a row and won 4 bonuses in those fights. Both guys "earned" title shots either from high profile wins or style points. Neither would beat Aldo but they deserve the respect and compensation of the fights.
As much as I like KZ I think he is a fight or 2 away from a title shot.

You have a point with Lamas. I changed my mind and would support that match up. You win this time pancake head.
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I wonder how this fight would look on the that ranking system the UFC is supposed to be bringing in.
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I know I am a little late to the party here but I'll throw in my opinion. I agree with Aldo and his right to refuse anymore straight from 155 fights. If Pettis fought 1 or 2 fights at 145 and got quick routed to the title, fine, at least he fought at 145. But Aldo is being treated as the Intercontinental Champion in WWE(WWF). We can't give you the title you really want at the moment (155) so we will give you a shot at something (145). It really is kind of insulting.

As for "The Champ should never refuse a fight", Aldo hasn't ever refused a fight from within his division. As mentioned above, Pettis isn't a 145'er, and Aldo already did the UFC a solid by fighting Frankie without any 145 fights.

I'll end my little rant with this. If Dana White wants us to take the lighter weight classes more seriously, then maybe he should treat them as such. Granting fighters title shots in divisions they don't fight in proves how valuable you think the belt really is.
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I can't see how anyone is defending Aldo here. I have nothing against him, but he's clearly scared. He fought Edgar at FW coming off of a 2-fight losing streak and no FW experience. Someone is coming off of wins and no FW experience, and now he's refusing? I guess he wants to go back to the stage where he's fighting no-namers and main eventing under-the-radar pay-per-views in Brazil.

I'm sure Dana will get his way, but his verbal threats are useless, considering Bones and Diaz seem to be doing just fine now.

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my 2 cents here; Pettis vs Aldo is really the only sellable 145 lb title fight. Look at the highlight reals you could make from these 2. And I think Pettis is the only guy that wants the fight that could win it. Pettis is great. It took me a long time to get on the bandwagon, but Im here, boys and I brought Pabst Blue Ribbon!
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my 2 cents here; Pettis vs Aldo is really the only sellable 145 lb title fight. Look at the highlight reals you could make from these 2. And I think Pettis is the only guy that wants the fight that could win it. Pettis is great. It took me a long time to get on the bandwagon, but Im here, boys and I brought Pabst Blue Ribbon!
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...I really want to see a final rematch of Pettis/Henderson. I think Pettis wanting to drop down and face Aldo is a mistake. He's been on a roll and in a great rhythm at 155. He's right there at the top of the heap for a rematch with Benson. It would be a sick fight. I never would suspect Aldo would refuse a fight with anybody with his insane skills. He had no problem with Frankie and he was a LW champion. Well, as Dana has said, "If you're a champion you should be willing to take on all new comers." He's right. Like Anderson brutally finishing all 3 fights at 205. Jon's waiting for him and Anderson knows that JBJ has the skills to shock the world and take him out. Not to say it will happen but it certainly can...
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The hell is this don't deserve stuff?

It IS The Promoters JOB to put on fights people want to see. If your telling me more people want to see Aldo/Lamas over Aldo/Pettis, your ******* Crazy.

That's what UFC is now doing in 2013, they are putting on Fights people wanna see regardless of Weight Division Streaks and whatnot. Look at Aldo/Edgar and Jones/Sonnen. And I GUARANTEE both those PPV's will do better then the typical Aldo fight and Jones fight respectively.
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