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Old 11-10-2008, 04:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's not like the UFC didn't try with Werdum. They had negotiations. You always wonder what the problem was when "negotiations break down". Obviously there will be rumors. The question with the UFC is Werdum worth the money? It depends on how much. First of all the like it or not the heavyweight title is tied up for a year. During that time Werdum would have to fight the other guys in the division. The UFC takes a risk if they pay a fighter without a big following a lot if he loses again. Also it's not the guaranteed title shot for Werdum anymore. IMO from a business standpoint it depends on how much Werdum was asking for. If he thought he deserved the same kind of money as before he lost, he was sadly mistaken.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I wonder if the negotiations broke down because the UFC lied to Werdum about a title shot and then completely went back on their word when they shafted him out of the HW tourney.

Way to go dumbasses you just lost another HW and one of the better ones. Utterly stupid.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If he destroyed DOs Santos liek he was supposed to he would be in line after the tourney setlled itself but he got beat that brought his value down much to his annoynance so he left.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I never found Werdum overly exciting, or that interesting really but this is a pretty big loss for the UFC in terms of overall depth in the heavyweight division.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I wonder if the negotiations broke down because the UFC lied to Werdum about a title shot and then completely went back on their word when they shafted him out of the HW tourney.

Way to go dumbasses you just lost another HW and one of the better ones. Utterly stupid.
i wonder if werdum asked for a billion dollars/per fight?

see i can do that too

until we the speciifics of the contract negotiations, we can't put the blame anywhere
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i wonder if werdum asked for a billion dollars/per fight?

see i can do that too

until we the speciifics of the contract negotiations, we can't put the blame anywhere
Yeah you're right but I bought a "jump to conclusions" game this weekend so I felt like jumping the gun.

Only assuming but I would think this came down to hard feelings on Werdum's side and the UFC pointing and giggling at his last performance as a counter.

Basically I'm just pissed because I like Werdum and wanted to see him get a chance to fight for the title and felt he got shafted on the tourney.

I'll put the "jump to conclusions" game away and wait to see what went down either way it's a loss for both sides IMO.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Looks like Affliction just got yet another top 10 HW. lol
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Am i the only one that doesn't really give a shit? The division is full of grapplers, losing one of the more boring ones doesnt really bother me.
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I'm happy as long as he goes to Affliction. That's where the greatest HW in the world hangs his hat. As far as honor or pride go, that's the one Werdum should want to face.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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A loss for the UFC but Im sure Werdum probably wanted more money then his drawing ability really warranted.

At the end of the day its Werdum's own fault for letting himself get KO'd by a relative nobody. Its hard to market a guy who people wernt really feeling already after he gets put to sleep in the worst way.
So true.

Although Werdum is a top 10 fighter, his marketability is not where it should be. We could blame both sides for this though.
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