Originally Posted by leviticus
Ultimately, I think there is a difference between turning down a fight (short notice, recovering from an injury, rehab-Filho- or a family member ill or recently deceased) and ducking fights. If a fighter makes a living in the octagon but refuses fights without a legitimate reason then there should be repercussions and it should be harder for them to find fights. But I don't think that if a fighter approaches fights like a professional that they should be penalized. If Franklin turned down a fight scheduled three months after the first Silva fight I think someone would be hard pressed to call him out on that considering the damage he took and the subsequent surgery. And who did the UFC hand him as his next fight? Mac Donald- a submission guy with 21 wins and 2 KOs. Clearly the UFC was protecting their investment in Franklin and not setting him up with a solid striker as his next fight. It's all relative.
An insider for the UFC perhaps? You know the reason Franklin and MacDonald fought? I was under the impression that it was because Franklin lost and MacDonald was coming up making them meet in the middle somewhere
Shows how much common sense makes I guess