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Old 10-26-2008, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gambling Question; UFC 90 *SPOILER*

Okay, maybe this is a stupid question...

If I picked "Cote to shock the world" at 3 to 1 odds against my friends who pick Silva to win...

Who wins this bet?

I put down $100 against 2 friends, figuring, yeah, okay, I'll fork out 2 bills if I lose, but I'll make 6 if I win...

We were watching the fight and Cote's knee popped, and both the guys were like "holy ****, I can't believe that just happened..."

So I say "Oh, so you're shocked..."

Then they look at me and say nothing...

Cote lost, Silva won, But Cote shocked the world...

I don't owe them each a bill do I?

I'm not trying to ***** out of this bet, I'm just playing the semantics card... Am I wrong? Cote definitely has a loss on his record, but he did shock the world... Who expected that?
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It should've been a no contest....
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It should've been a no contest....
Man, that's what I thought, but Silva got the win by TKO...

I thought that was messed up.
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Call the bet off imo, Silva didnt beat Cote in the manner you placed the bet on, and cote didn't shock the world in the manner you meant.

If i made that bet with mates, we'd call it off straight away, no questions asked.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Call the bet off imo, Silva didnt beat Cote in the manner you placed the bet on, and cote didn't shock the world in the manner you meant.

If i made that bet with mates, we'd call it off straight away, no questions asked.
Did I mean that Cote would have a freak accident? No, absolutely not, but I never said Cote would win... just that he would shock the world.

I agree though, just because getting cash from these two over an obscurity in semantics will be like getting blood from a stone. Kinda sucks though...
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you loose, it was a pre-existing injury, so not a shock!

And no, it should not have been a no contest! If that is the case, when loosing a fight in the final round a fighter can fall and claim to have blown a knee. Injury=loss!
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know if your two friends make up your whole world, but I myself amongst others wasn't shocked, just mildly surprised, so Côté didn't at least shock the world in any real sense.

And it shouldn't have been a NC. Every single time a fighter has to throw in the towel due to an injury that isn't inflicted by an illegal blow from the opponent, it's a TKO loss.

Just do the right thing and pay your friends their money.
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