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Old 04-12-2010, 12:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't misunderstand me here... this all from me, I didn't find some article with them bitching or anything.

During the fights last night they showed the previews for 113 Machida/Shogun 2. They flashed the names and mentioned three fights:
Shogun/Machida Duh... headliner
Koscheck/Daley okay, potential number one contenders match
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Slice/Mitrione ... really?

I get it, Slice is a big draw and all, still apparently. But, Belcher is coming off some good wins, and Cote is a former number one contender.

I'm really not a fan of Belcher at all, and I'm only a semi-supporter of Cote, but still... c'mon!

Sorry, just looking at UFC.com and they way the fight is billed and thought I'd give us something else to think about other than Silva dance lesson, or BJ's shocking fall.
To be honest,

I think a lot of fighters would have the right to be a bit pissed, especially considering their time served fighting in mma, and suddenly some internet muppet with a beard bypasses them due to beating a few technically crap fighters. Unfortunatly I can see mma going down the route of who puts on the best sideshow will be on the maincard, with a lot more humble and technically skilled fighters being overlooked for technically crap showmen.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Win more fights or get a dynamic personality and it won't happen. A lot more people care about Kimbo's fight than theirs and as a result more people will see them fight. You have to understand that there are a lot of people who don't give a **** about Machida or Shogun but will pay to see Kimbo.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's purely because of Kimbo. His hype is ridiculous.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:10 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Simple solution. Go to a barbeque. Set up three cameras. Beat the living crap out of a couple of random people. and finally post post post! Then they will have the draw they really want. Maybe throw in something unusual to be like kimbo's beard... Maybe a multi colored mohawk?
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If a bigger deal is made of a guy like Kimbo, who made a name for himself outside the sport, than about guys like Cote and Belcher, who have worked their way up, then what is the UFC saying about itself and its fighters?

And seriously, does anyone expect Kimbo-Mitrione to be better than Cote-Belcher?
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It's about putting asses in the seats, Cote and Belcher aren't big draws, Slice is a "superstar" and Mitrone was on TUF. I think it's just as stupid as you, but that's how it works.
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OK it is not about what is going to be the better fight... We just saw a chapionship fight that anyone who was educated knew was going to be a total blow out and Maia would never be able to do anything against Silva. It is about who gets more fans watching. To the casual drunk who does not come one these forums and only talks with his drunk buddies about who can kick who's *ss Kimbo is a more memorable and bigger draw. It is saying nothing about the sport at all. It is telling something about our society. It is Belcher's/Cote's job to put on the show and show everyone they are better and worth watching.
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They're on the main card though at least. Cuz I really want to see Cote beat down Belcher. He beat Kang now Cote's coming to avenge em...

Didn't actually know that Kendall Grove submitted Belcher before.
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They're selling PPV's to the average punter.

Name recognition > skills.. it's just the smarter business decision to make more money.
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They're on the main card though at least. Cuz I really want to see Cote beat down Belcher. He beat Kang now Cote's coming to avenge em...
Cote is coming off of a year and a half layoff and a serious injury. My money is on Belcher he is no slouch.
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