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Old 02-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why Mirko is fighting bums?

Is it because no great fighters wants to face him, bad luck for him because they all have other fights(sylvia vs couture), or because the UFC wants mirko to kill somebody in the cage?


first fight, ok i understand, give mirko a chance to make a name for himself in the ufc and let him adapt to his new home. But second fight?? is it because he didnt kill his first opponent that he is given another B level fighter? What a waste of money, paying him 6 figure contract to fight bums.. his contract is 6 fight right? Assuming his contract is only 100K, they just wasted 15-20k on mirko.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, it sucks but I dont think that Mirko really cares. He will just keep doing what he does best. His contract is much more than 100K. I think that it is somewhere around a couple of million. He got 300K just for his first fight I think. Either way, its always exciting to watch his fights no matter who his opponent is.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gonzaga was supposed to be the number #1 contender, so he is not fighting a bum according to the UFC HW stadards. The division is real thin, and other than Couture and Sylvia (perhaps Chuck is he decides to man up ), Gonzaga & Andrei are pretty much the best they've got to offer. Keep in mind, Randy and Tim are figting in March, so the winner wouldn't have enough rest time to fight Mirko even if Dana so desired.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Other than Arlovski or Vera Gonzagas the best person they could put him up against. And neither of those match ups make much sense yet. But I say have him fight AA when he has the title. Gonzaga is no can anyway hes a good fighter.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Gonzaga might be the best matchup right now for Mirko, but he still has nothing on Mirko. Gonzaga might be a good fighter in the UFC, but when he takes on Mirko we will all see that he is just another bum taking on a champion.
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I think they need a few more "highlights" of him knocking people out to promote a title fight.

Also, he got a 7 figure contract not a 6 figure contract.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Gonzaga might be the best matchup right now for Mirko, but he still has nothing on Mirko. Gonzaga might be a good fighter in the UFC, but when he takes on Mirko we will all see that he is just another bum taking on a champion.
Well I dont think he has a chance against Cro Cop I just dont think hes a bum.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We're gonna be talking about Mirko fighting cans until he fights Tim, AA, or Randy. This shows how bad the UFC HW division is. Gonzaga is a top contender based on UFC standards but he isn't in Cro Cop's league.
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They want him to be comfortable in the cage before they let him execute big timmy
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Gonzaga is far from a bum. He is a decent up and coming contendar at this point. He will get rocked by Cro Cop, but that doesn't mean he is a bum.
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