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Old 02-02-2007, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should fans make the matches instead of Joe Silva?

Seeing some of the fights that are up ahead, I'm begganing to think that's what needs to happen. Take UFC 68 for example. It's grade A fighters vs The Cans. WTF? If fans were to vote who Matt Hughes should fight, I gaurentee that it wouldn't be Chris Lytle. Lytle wouldn't even come close but that's just my opinion. It seems the fights we want to happen will never happen because of sh*t like Hughes vs. Lytle, Lambert vs. Sobral, Anderson vs. Lutter, GSP vs. Serra, and Franklin vs. MacDonald. I mean if you were givin a choice would you honestly make something like these fights I just mentioned?
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not all the time, but maybe once or twice a year they could do an "All-Request PPV" where the fans could vote for a month on matches say 3 months ahead of time, then 2 months before the PPV the voting would cease and the matches would be announced to give the fighters time to prepare. Year round I don't think it would work, but once in a while I think it would turn out pretty well and could also be a marketable gimmick.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not all the time, but maybe once or twice a year they could do an "All-Request PPV" where the fans could vote for a month on matches say 3 months ahead of time, then 2 months before the PPV the voting would cease and the matches would be announced to give the fighters time to prepare. Year round I don't think it would work, but once in a while I think it would turn out pretty well and could also be a marketable gimmick.

thats a pretty good idea, but i only think this would work in making those "super-matches". things like chuck vs tito. but for everday fights, i dont think it would be all that successful.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It may not be that good of an idea, the fans can get out of control and make matches for example like sean sherk vs danny abbadi and that shitface doesn't deserve a title shot let alone fight in the ufc.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not all the time, but maybe once or twice a year they could do an "All-Request PPV" where the fans could vote for a month on matches say 3 months ahead of time, then 2 months before the PPV the voting would cease and the matches would be announced to give the fighters time to prepare. Year round I don't think it would work, but once in a while I think it would turn out pretty well and could also be a marketable gimmick.
That's exactly what I was thinking. They could hold polls on the UFC website a few months ahead. I imagine IF they were to do that, they would say, for example, "Who do you want Babalu to fight next?". Then they'd have a list of fighters to choose from.

That'd be a great idea. Kind of sounds like what the WWE was doing with the Taboo Tuesday PPVs, except hopefully the UFC's polls won't be rigged.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not all the time, but maybe once or twice a year they could do an "All-Request PPV" where the fans could vote for a month on matches say 3 months ahead of time, then 2 months before the PPV the voting would cease and the matches would be announced to give the fighters time to prepare. Year round I don't think it would work, but once in a while I think it would turn out pretty well and could also be a marketable gimmick.
I agree. If the fans picked all the matches then there would be nothing to look forward to because you could fit all the dream matches into 2 maybe 3 UFC's. After that then what???? However it does piss me off that Hughes is fighting Lytle instead of Diego. I mean come on. The guy made 8 title defenses b4 losing to Penn and then like another 4 or 5 (I dont remember the exact number) b4 losing it again. Its stupid for a dominant former champ like Hughes or Franklin to have to fight a "B" level fighter when they are still at the top of their respective divisions even though they were both dominated in their title losses. That kind of stuff pisses me off. But hey thats the business side of Dana.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If fans made the matches, then MMA would die. Plain and simple. I hate it when forumers think they should be match making. Pftt, relax.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Then we should have tag teams, And trainers throwing chairs in the ring during the fight. Maybe BJ Penn could come flying in off the top of the cage. STUPIDEST IDEA EVER.

All the match ups on 68 are good anyway except hughes VS Lytle. Very excited to see Couture come back. To see if Sylvia can knock out Couture. Franklin Vs Macdonald is also a good match up. Gives Franklin a decent test and if Macdonald somehow wins it catapults him into the stratosphere. Hughes Vs Lytle is going to be a First round sub for hughes with no real excitement except to see Hughes get back on track. This is a good card. Good Names. Probably some pretty heavy knockouts.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not all the time, but maybe once or twice a year they could do an "All-Request PPV" where the fans could vote for a month on matches say 3 months ahead of time, then 2 months before the PPV the voting would cease and the matches would be announced to give the fighters time to prepare. Year round I don't think it would work, but once in a while I think it would turn out pretty well and could also be a marketable gimmick.
This could work, although it is a ripoff of WWE's Taboo Tuesday / Cyber Sunday.

Anyways..year round would definitely not work, we'd be over using the top fighters putting them through hell. Plus the average fighters and no names would never get a chance to work their way up, i know some of you dont enjoy seeing mid carders and show starters fight but they are the future of the UFC, if they never get chances UFC will eventually die, in my opinion anyways.

So overall, i think we should stick to watching from the crowd and television, the UFC knows what they are doing, although i still like the idea of once a year having us decide a card.
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They also have to think of the fighters safety. The fights tend to be(and i mean tend to be) for two fighters who are ready for each other. Many fans would make ridiculous matches for the expense of a laugh and may get someone seriously injured. It's a good idea but it could b a dangerous one
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