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Old 01-07-2007, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok not to be a jerk but is the person posting these fights for sure about them? I'm newer on here but it just seems unlikely that these would be the fights... Well I guess Dana White is putting on PPV's for the fair-weather fans and names like "Sylvia, Hughes, and Franklin" will attract customers... But to me, who is an avid fan of MMA, these fights seem horrible... There are too many people that are bypassing title contenders to fight champions or just bypassing other fighters that should be next in line. I'm a huge Vera fan and am really disappointed that I don't get to see him pound Sylvia's face in the ground. Why is Jason McDonald fighting Franklin? Shouldn't Swick get a shot first? This is ridiculous... I hope the card is wrong because it seems shitty already.
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Sylvia not fighting Gabriel Gonzaga as of right now

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I can’t believe this story hasn’t gotten more traction in the past 24 hours, but based on a report from Dave Meltzer at Wrestling Observer, UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (23-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will not face Gabriel Gonzaga (7-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC 68, as we were originally led to believe.

Sylvia, in fact, was once tentatively scheduled to face top contender Brandon Vera (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the March 3 event. But as MMAWeekly.com reported, the UFC and Vera’s management coudn’t agree to terms on a contact extension. And with Vera currently signed for just one more fight, the UFC wasn’t willing to let a him walk to a rival organization if he were to beat Sylvia in their main-event bout.

That seemed to open the door for Gonzaga. But according to Wrestling Observer, that’s no longer the case:

A note we just got from UFC. Tim Sylvia will not be facing Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 68 in Columbus, OH, at least as things stand right now. His opponent is not decided upon.

Many UFC fans were critical of the decision to give Gonzaga a title shot, saying he didn’t deserve it — despite the Brazilian’s current three-fight UFC winning streak that saw him KO Kevin Jordan (UFC 56), TKO Fabiano Scherner (UFC 60) and submit Carmelo Marrero at last weekend’s UFC 66 event.

When I first heard that Gonzaga had been scratched from the card (at least for the time being), my initials thoughts were that Vera had agreed to an extension and would be fighting at UFC 68. But based on Meltzer’s report, Sylvia’s opponent isn’t known. Of course, this could simply be the UFC’s way of generating buzz for a pending Sylvia-Vera announcement — which is news that they’d want to release on their own terms and in a dramatic way.

Or it could simply mean the UFC and Dana White are exploring other options for a fight that was once supposed to be UFC 68’s main event.
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle
Tim Sylvia vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald
Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Karo Parisyan vs. TBA
Mike Swick vs. TBA
Yushin Okami vs. TBA
Assuerio Silva vs. TBA

I bolded the fighters that I want to see fight the most.

Most importantly out of all the fighters I bolded, I want to see how Matt Hughes does, and how he will rebound from losing to GSP.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Too bad there's not much of a possibility of it becoming special.

Karo...Since Hughes is fighting Lytle, and Fitch is fighting Luigi (which one of these guys switched weight classes???), who the hell is there left that is decent for Karo to fight? It won't be Alves thanks to his banned substance suspension. I guess Joslin or Koscheck would be decent.

Swick...Who the hell is he gonna fight that is a step up from the Crow? Since Franklin is fighting McDonald....well Franklin is about the only step up other than a title shot so WTF how did McDonald bypass Swick on the rank ladder????

Assuerio...well the HW division is so stacked I guess this one will be killer

This card pisses me off....just cuz it is taking place in Ohio doesn't mean they have to have hicks and country boys for all of the main events. It's kind of insulting really cuz Ohio isn't even close to being as rednecky as Iowa or Maine. Ohio actually has a lot of crime (not that it's something to brag about) and has a lot of huge cities. We don't have any more white trash/hicks than New York or Florida or Texas. But that's ok I guess. Support the false stereotype about the state with the most famous people and presidents coming from....and the crappiest most unpredictable weather.
I agree its not a very great card,but Iowa doenst have alot of rednecks. Country Boys..YEs..Farm Boys yes..but dont be insulting us by calling us RedNecks.

I sorta of doubt this card has much to do with it being in Ohio. Maybe I"m wrong(not the first time),but somehow I cant imagine they said lets put these guys on the card just because its in Ohio.
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I agree its not a very great card,but Iowa doenst have alot of rednecks. Country Boys..YEs..Farm Boys yes..but dont be insulting us by calling us RedNecks.

I sorta of doubt this card has much to do with it being in Ohio. Maybe I"m wrong(not the first time),but somehow I cant imagine they said lets put these guys on the card just because its in Ohio.
Well I didn't mean to insult you but there are rednecks, hillbillies, and country/farm boys in every state. I didn't mean Iowa is filled with rednecks, I just meant that Ohio has less country than Iowa or Maine. I know it sounds absurd that they would fill this card with country boys cuz it is in Ohio, maybe it's just a wierd coincidence. But to have Sylvia, Hughes, Franklin, Fitch, and Lytle all on the same card seems a bit wierd to me. But yea I guess it could just be a coincidence. I don't think Franklin being on this card is a coincidence though, I think they did that on purpose to increase ticket sales, but there's nothing wrong with that. I think they figured if they had a bunch of country boys headlining then they would get more ticket sales cuz that's all us dumb country folk know about.

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Fair enough.
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Looks like Swick is fighting Yushin Okami. Should be a decent fight.
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Too bad there's not much of a possibility of it becoming special.

Karo...Since Hughes is fighting Lytle, and Fitch is fighting Luigi (which one of these guys switched weight classes???), who the hell is there left that is decent for Karo to fight? It won't be Alves thanks to his banned substance suspension. I guess Joslin or Koscheck would be decent.

Swick...Who the hell is he gonna fight that is a step up from the Crow? Since Franklin is fighting McDonald....well Franklin is about the only step up other than a title shot so WTF how did McDonald bypass Swick on the rank ladder????

Assuerio...well the HW division is so stacked I guess this one will be killer

This card pisses me off....just cuz it is taking place in Ohio doesn't mean they have to have hicks and country boys for all of the main events. It's kind of insulting really cuz Ohio isn't even close to being as rednecky as Iowa or Maine. Ohio actually has a lot of crime (not that it's something to brag about) and has a lot of huge cities. We don't have any more white trash/hicks than New York or Florida or Texas. But that's ok I guess. Support the false stereotype about the state with the most famous people and presidents coming from....and the crappiest most unpredictable weather.
Hey...ol' Jeff Dahmer came from Ohio too...gotta love that kind of publicity (I live up near Bellefontaine). I agree though...I was so hyped up and happy that they were finally going to have something close enough to drive too...and we get one sided fights. It isn't necessarily the fighters I have a problem with, it's the match-ups. So instead of spending 200 on tickets, I'm going to get the ppv and watch it with some rowdy friends.
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Hey...ol' Jeff Dahmer came from Ohio too...gotta love that kind of publicity (I live up near Bellefontaine). I agree though...I was so hyped up and happy that they were finally going to have something close enough to drive too...and we get one sided fights. It isn't necessarily the fighters I have a problem with, it's the match-ups. So instead of spending 200 on tickets, I'm going to get the ppv and watch it with some rowdy friends.
Yea I agree it's the matchups that suck. Lytle should be fighting Karo's opponent and Karo should be fighting Lytle's opponent. Swick should be fighting MacDonald's opponent and vice versa. This is stupid.
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I wouldn't be suprised if the UFC names "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marcus Davis to be Karo's opponent.
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