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Old 04-13-2010, 11:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The dispute over fighting Jones Jr. is what I believe is behind Silva's antics as well.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:30 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Ya the fact that he signed another contract really blows holes in this theory.
Actually it doesn't. If this "champion's clause" does exist and Silva's contract was about to expire and he did NOT sign another UFC contract, then he'd be leaving the UFC as champion and the clause would kick in! A contract extension would be necessary to give him more time and opportunity to lose the belt. I really hope this clause doesn't exist because if it does then IMO it's nothing more than modern-day indentured servitude and Dana white and the UFC can go to hell! I'd also take back every negative thing I ever said about M-1 and Fedor.

Corporations have for a long time had non-compete clauses but those are usually limited and specific in scope, duration, and are for the purposes of protecting a company's trade secrets against competitors. I personally don't see any way the UFC can justify in court (1) a fighter having intimate enough knowledge of their trade secrets and business practices to hurt them in the marketplace and (2) how the loss of one fighter can affect their organization as a whole so much to justify them having control over a fighter's career after he's gone.

Dana White may have also legally shot himself and the UFC in the foot with his "disgusted" and "embarrassed" comments. Imagine the UFC lawyers in court saying, "Your honor, we need to enforce this champion's clause because Anderson Silva was such a HUGE part of the company that losing him to a competitor in anopther combat sport would affect us to be badly." Silva's lawyers counter, "Really? I thought the president of your company was embarrassed and disgusted by him?" HAHA! If this clause is true then Anderson Silva may be the smartest man in the room.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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If this is true he would of jumped into the guard of both BJJ guys he is a black belt so he wouldnt be throwing the fight just in a dangerous place and if he got cught he gets a lose on the gound that wouldnt wreak a standup fight with R jones
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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That is a stupid ass theory. Forrest and Irvin came to fight and attacked him the other three didn't.
I'm not sure why Cote seems to get lumped in with Leites and Maia by some people. Yes Cote was just as badly overmatched, but he was often moving forward, and he tried to engage. He also took some huge shots that would have put many guys down.

The theory is pretty far fetched, but Silva has had some pretty bizarre performance, just don't count the Cote fight among them. Cote tried to engage, he just wasn't good enough, he had an iron chin, then had a fluky injury. It wasn't a great fight, but that one can hardly be blamed on Silva or Cote.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:11 AM   #25 (permalink)
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If Silva or anyone else was looking for a way out of the UFC to fight other people, all they'd have to do is start talking about forming a fighter's union. White would release anyone and everyone if he had to in order to prevent it from happening.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Why in the world does Anderson Silva want to fight a non-fighter (Roy Jones)?

Boxers aren't fighters, they are boxers.
MMArtists are fighters.

If he wants to fight Roy jones, make Roy Jones, fight him, not box.....
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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lame theory, silva will not throw away his title in a growing sport that he is dominant in to fight in a dying sport and a no longer relevant fighter in any division (yea it hurts me to say that about roy jones but....). he has gotten some opponents at mw recently that were not ready for the title shot and werent willing to fight him. it seems as though everyone has forgotten the injury that set this fight up (vs. maia) in the first place.

oh and why is it that people think that shogun has the best chance against AS, while rampage and rashad have none? that makes sense....because rampage has a track record of getting knocked out and wont take it to the ground like he did vs. hendo(yes im rolling my eyes there) and rashad wont take it to the ground and actually do some damage, because his wrestling is worlds behind miaia's (agian sarcasm abound).
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Or... Silva is just a dik.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #29 (permalink)
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oh and why is it that people think that shogun has the best chance against AS, while rampage and rashad have none? that makes sense....because rampage has a track record of getting knocked out and wont take it to the ground like he did vs. hendo(yes im rolling my eyes there) and rashad wont take it to the ground and actually do some damage, because his wrestling is worlds behind miaia's (agian sarcasm abound).
Doesn't he actually have this track record of getting (T)KOed by Muay Thai fighters?
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I have my doubts about this theory but it sure seems like something is not completely kosher between White and Silva. It's a bad situation for the UFC because they need to maintain their credibilty. UFC is growing by leaps and bounds and it is a sport profile that is not accepted by the public at large. There are a lot of people out there just waiting for a chance to take the UFC down. With Silva seeming to be a loose canon right now, I would expect the UFC are in damage control mode: let's get a solution to the Silva prblem fast! On the other hand, publicity negative or positive, is good for the UFC. I'm waiting to see what happens.
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