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Old 11-26-2007, 08:36 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Your right Serra got screwed. But its like the rest of the world. If people dont have an interest in some way the let that stuff go. Let me give you an analogy. Serra is kinda like Africa. Africa has AIDS and factions are killing each other left and right in Guerilla warfare. Overall Africa gets the short end of the stick when it comes to true global attention. You can say Africa kinda gets a raw deal. But since Africa doesent have anything to offer the rest of the world noone gives a shit. Serra doesent offer fans or the UFC very much so nobody cares. Serra=Africa.
LMAO I like that analogy
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:48 PM   #82 (permalink)
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How is Serra getting screwed, exactly? He wasn't stripped of his championship. He will be recognized as the true-blue Welterweight Champion until he returns. The winner of GSP/Hughes will only be known as an interim champion, and nothing more. Doesn't really sound like that raw a deal, does it? If anything, Serra is getting a sweet deal, because he gets to hang onto that belt for a few more months without defending it. Not too shabby.

And it's not like this move will result in Serra's being thrown to the wolves. He was slated to fight Hughes to begin with, and GSP was noted as saying that he wanted his rematch with Serra some day, so these were two names that Serra was going to meet up with, anyway. If Serra is as big and bad as he claims to be, then he will return, whoop some ass, and walk away the undisputed Welterweight Champion. So, how is this a raw deal?
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:52 PM   #83 (permalink)
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How is Serra getting screwed, exactly? He wasn't stripped of his championship. He will be recognized as the true-blue Welterweight Champion until he returns. The winner of GSP/Hughes will only be known as an interim champion, and nothing more. Doesn't sound like that raw a deal to me, does it? If anything, Serra is getting a sweet deal, because he gets to hang onto that belt for a few more months without defending it. Not too shabby.

And it's not like this move will result in Serra's being thrown to the wolves. He was slated to fight Hughes to begin with, and GSP was noted as saying that he wanted his rematch with Serra some day, so these were two names that Serra was going to meet up with, anyway. If Serra is as big and bad as he claims to be, then he will return, whoop some ass, and walk away the undisputed Welterweight Champion. So, how is this a raw deal?
Because other fighters have held on to the belt through injuries. Franklin, and Sherk the most recent. It is a double standard. I think this is the best way to do it. So I'm not complaining but if Randy had to be out a significant amount of time or someone of that kind of fanfare had to be out and a interim belt was given people would have a shitfit.
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Because other fighters have held on to the belt through injuries. Franklin, and Sherk the most recent. It is a double standard. I think this is the best way to do it. So I'm not complaining but if Randy had to be out a significant amount of time or someone of that kind of fanfare had to be out and a interim belt was given people would have a shitfit.
I suppose.

Then again, it's like you said. Who gives a flying squirrel about Matt Serra? Franklin, Sherk, and Couture... these are all proven fighters that fans can actually bring themselves to care about. As much as people want to focus on his win over GSP, Serra isn't all that tried and tested. He'll never bring in the money or the audience that a fighter such as Matt Hughes or Georges St. Pierre would. And I have little doubt that his new found career in the UFC will be anything but short lived. Hughes was essentially correct when he said that Serra's next fight will be the beginning of the end. Just my humble opinion, but a fairly realistic one at that.

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:21 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I suppose.

Then again, it's like you said. Who gives a flying squirrel about Matt Serra? Franklin, Sherk, and Couture... these are all proven fighters that fans can actually bring themselves to care about. As much as people want to focus on his win over GSP, Serra isn't all that tried and tested. He'll never bring in the money or the audience that a fighter such as Matt Hughes or Georges St. Pierre would. And I have little doubt that his new found career in the UFC will be anything but short lived. Hughes was essentially correct when he said that Serra's next fight will be the beginning of the end. Just my humble opinion, but a fairly realistic one at that.
I totally agree.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Cattis Trophy that's what I really think it is. There are a crap load of GSP fans. And they want to see GSP fight. That along with the fact that a lot of people think Serra's win was a fluke and he is trash has lead to no one getting upset about this.

Also everyone wants to see Hughes vs GSP 3 but it is unfair to Serra to put the title on the line.


I don't view an interm title as an insult to Serra. Had he been able to fight in 2-3 months they probably would have delayed the Serra vs Hughes fight till March.

As has been said previously Serra is likely out for more like 6 months to a year.

The UFC could have made the GSP vs Hughes 3 fight simply a number 1 contender fight...however then it would only be a 3 round fight.

I think that is what is behind making the fight an interm title fight. Now it is a 5 round fight which I think both GSP and Hughes probably want to settle the rubber match.
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I suppose.

Then again, it's like you said. Who gives a flying squirrel about Matt Serra? Franklin, Sherk, and Couture... these are all proven fighters that fans can actually bring themselves to care about. As much as people want to focus on his win over GSP, Serra isn't all that tried and tested. He'll never bring in the money or the audience that a fighter such as Matt Hughes or Georges St. Pierre would. And I have little doubt that his new found career in the UFC will be anything but short lived. Hughes was essentially correct when he said that Serra's next fight will be the beginning of the end. Just my humble opinion, but a fairly realistic one at that.
While Serra isn't a world class fighter you are going a little over board.

Serra has been fighting in the UFC for a long time. He has some decent wins on his record beside GSP and fought tough against Karo and almost finished him.

Honestly Serra won the title and just because a lot of people don't like that doesn't mean that you can pretend it didn't happen or it was a fluke.

If you look at there careers Sherk isn't that much more proven than Serra.
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There have been interim titles before though, and everything worked out fine there. This will work out fine too. Fret not.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Flak they haven't really worked out for the champion. In fact Mir never got a chance to defend his (not saying he should've just stating the fact). Tito got whipped on by Couture. I can't think of any others but As far as I can remember both Champions kinda got screwed by the whole thing. Tito's never been the same and Mir hasn't even been a shell of himself.
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I suppose.

Then again, it's like you said. Who gives a flying squirrel about Matt Serra? Franklin, Sherk, and Couture... these are all proven fighters that fans can actually bring themselves to care about. As much as people want to focus on his win over GSP, Serra isn't all that tried and tested. He'll never bring in the money or the audience that a fighter such as Matt Hughes or Georges St. Pierre would. And I have little doubt that his new found career in the UFC will be anything but short lived. Hughes was essentially correct when he said that Serra's next fight will be the beginning of the end. Just my humble opinion, but a fairly realistic one at that.
I bet you were one of those people that drove thier foot into the television set when Serra beat the hell out of GSP!

Seriously, BBjd7 is right! Serra is not a nobody! He has put on some pretty entertaining bouts! Also, Sherk is not a proven fighter! Whenever he is put up against an Elite fighter he gets his ass handed to him.
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