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Old 11-09-2008, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wow. Sucks to be Okami but it makes business sense which often times leaves a good person with the shaft. Someone said it before, but why would Joe Silva even make this match? I mean, I would love to see it but for my 1 PPV, there are 1,000's that would hate watching this match.

I bet we see more of this "young rookie on the main card, vet getting the shaft." I think "exciting" will get you on the main card almost as easily as "good" will. He He, I don't like CB but I am coming around. The peruvian neck tie finish was f*cking cool. The 1,000 fans and I will buy the PPV for that.

I doubt Dana White is an Okami fan. Franklin/Okami was the lowest selling PPV in the UFC's growth era.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I hope The Spider gets to avenge his "loss" to Okami soon. KO onslaught style!
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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and the exciting thing is bs, cause okami's last fight got KO of the night in 82 agianst Tanner (RIP)
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have no idea why the ufc brass felt Okami/Lister was necessary or a good fight.
Dana doesn't give someone a title shot - or even big promotion - if they don't renew a contract, with the aims that (A) he can get more fights out of them at low pay, and (B) they can't leave the title vacant.

They may just be giving Okami a can to finish up his contract, so that he has to resign (still at low pay) if he wants a shot at the title.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I do agree that Okami should be on the televised card but I don't see why people are calling him #1 contender? He lost to Franklin and since has beaten MacDonald and Evan Tanner RIP. Not very impressive IMO. What about Leites? This guys has won 5 srait fights and has been impressive aside from the Marquardt fight in which he really lost. I actally don't believe there is a true #1 contender, Silva will run through all these BD's.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I still think there's a good chance we could see the fight on the PPV. Honestly does anyone think that Kongo vs Turk is going the distance? There's a good chance for some quick knockouts on the card.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Hmm, this doesn't feel right. Just one of those things that sucks about this sport moving towards mainstream. I've stopped questioning Dana too much, though.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm naive but maybe this is a warm up match how many times have we seen someone rush back from injury to look like a pale shadow of themselves.

If Okami looks devasting I can see this getting bumped on to the televised show and announced as No 1 contender, if he looks bad, the fight mysteriously did not happen and Sivla takes a shot at a LHW while waiting for a new no 1 MW contender.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:50 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I don't get it either....I mean it would be such an easy fight to sell. Plus we all know A.Silva wants a crack at Okami, just make the damn fight!
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