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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i think reprecusions are inevitable...theirs already a petition on sherdog to boycott the game, which i certainly am...why would i pay 70 bucks for a game that lost great fighters their job...?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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did they cut huston ?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Didn't Werdum say something about him being released is not true?

Also, I believe Dana said that Cro Cop agreed to be released because he needed to take a break and get remotivated.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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did they cut huston ?
nope....
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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They have all the power and they write their fighters contracts accordingly.

They figure, the fighters need us, not the other way around. capitalism at its best.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Why give them a good contract that goes both ways when they know that the fighters will accept whatever crap that gets thrown their way. And if they don't like it, there are plenty of other fighters that will do the same thing for cheaper. That's the theory at least.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Where's all those people who are hangin from Dana's nuts 20 minutes ago?
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I am just trying to figure out right now how Fabricio Werdum and supposedly Jon Fitch now are not with the UFC but guys like Jorge Gurgel has a job. They want to call themselves the best organization in the world but are cutting there best fighters and not there bad fighters. I don't get it.
With the purchase of Pride and the recent problem with Affliction and EliteXC I feel/think that the UFC is getting a little too comfortable in their monopoly of the sport. The unfortunate reality is that if they don't need to have the best fighters to appease most of the people who watch Spike or buy PPVs. Their marketing is high quality and they can effectively promote practically any MMA fighter, regardless of their true talent.

Consider the hype of a fight between Randy and Fedor. Look at Randy's record compared to Fedor's record. Why would this be a bigger event than Fedor's fights against Cro Cop, Nogueira, Hunt, or most of his other Pride competition? The truth is, it isn't. Only UFC marketing would make that matchup a 'Super Fight'. I like Randy, but he honestly doesn't live up to his marketing. He knows the business aspect better than most of the fighters and it shows. The UFC can consider themselves the best organization, but it depends on how you define success.

Affliction made their promotion about the fighters, I loved seeing those fighters get some insane salaries. That wasn't a good business practice and it showed. EliteXC focused too heavily on Kimbo and that dependency drove unethical business decisions and contributed to their failure. I stand undecided on my view of the UFC's business practices and as to whether or not they are a necessary evil at this point in MMA's longevity.

Now the stuff with Fitch is total garbage, but that is a topic for a different thread.
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MMA is a brand new sport. The realization of unions and guaranteed contracts is a long way off. Kudos to Randy for insisting on better pay for fighters.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Where's all those people who are hangin from Dana's nuts 20 minutes ago?
Dana is like the Oprah of mma.

Yeah, UFC contracts are a harsh reality but when your the only big show in town....
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Maybe if everyone (UFC fans) stopped shitting on every other thing not named UFC, things would be different.
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