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Old 02-21-2007, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shouldn't Lytle and MacDonald get Recognition?

I just watched the UFC 68 commercial and I realized they totally neglected to mention who Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin's opponents were. They just said that Hughes and Franklin were working their way back to the title. Also, if you been on the UFC website, the banner for UFC 68 thier is a picture of Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin. It doesn't include thier opponents. Its like Lytle and MacDonald don't even exist. WTF!

Granted Lytle and MacDonald are going to get smashed but I think they should get mentioned somewhere along the line. I think its complete bullsh*t that the UFC is doing this. What are your thoughts?
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lytle is 2-5 in the ufc and on a 3 fight losing streak... he offers nothing good to ufc 68 except a ragdoll for hughes. not many people know MacDonald, and if they do its prolly 'oh yeah the guy that beat leben.' MacDonald might deserve it since he stands a chance at the upset, but why not spend more time advertising the fighters that all the spike tv fans know and love?

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just watched the UFC 68 commercial and I realized they totally neglected to mention who Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin's opponents were. They just said that Hughes and Franklin were working their way back to the title. Also, if you been on the UFC website, the banner for UFC 68 thier is a picture of Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin. It doesn't include thier opponents. Its like Lytle and MacDonald don't even exist. WTF!

Granted Lytle and MacDonald are going to get smashed but I think they should get mentioned somewhere along the line. I think its complete bullsh*t that the UFC is doing this. What are your thoughts?

I just watched the same commercial and thought the same thing - it kinda indicates that even the UFC does not see these as legitimate matchups, ie mentioning them in the same commmerical wont sell any more PPVs. I think that Mcdonald has a better shot that lytle though, and, at least on paper, is more deserving of this caliber of fight.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Theyre treating it like it is, a couple of tune up fights. MacDonald and Lytle are lucky to even get fights with those guys they shouldnt have to get heavily advertised too. They dont have time to advertise 6 different guys, plus those two arent really worth it anyway.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The biggest chance for upset of the night would be the Macdonald/Franklin fight. But if you think about it, there are a lot of big names fighting at UFC68, ofcourse they are gonna show pics of the most popular fighters to promote the fight!

That said, if Franklin comes into the ring unprepared and lets macdonald take it to the ground he is more than likely going to get his lunch eaten. Madonald keep saying he is nobody;s stepping stone...let's see if this is true!
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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franklin and hughes are much bigger names
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It doesn't seem that Lytle deserves it if he is on a 3 fight losing streak. He has the punchers chance but somehow I think Matt Hughs will be too focused for this fight. I think Macdonald however has a chance as I think Rich is gonna be under a lot of pressure coming into this fight after losing the title in such a brutal fashion. If Rich slips up this time he may well disappear into the shadows.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I find it amazing that people really think that Franklin has the best chance of being upset. Before he lost to Silva (and MacDonald is NO Silva) People thought he was almost unbeatable. Now there is a crowd thinking that because someone beat Ed Herman and Chris Leben they must have a good shot at beating Rich Franklin. Franklin has a great record. Look at this.

Loss Anderson Silva TKO (Strikes) UFC 64-Unstoppable 10/14/2006 1 2:59
Win David Loiseau Decision (Unaminous) UFC 58-USA vs Canada 3/4/2006 5 5:00
Win Nathan Quarry KO (Punch) UFC 56-Full Force 11/19/2005 1 2:34
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He is an animal that is now pissed off about losing his belt. He will KILL MacDonald. He'll fight with a passion.

There is a reason that Lytle and MacDonald are not shown, people don't really know them. Advertising is to get people to watch. If you had them up there, it does nothing but make people that don't know the sport well realize that they don't knnow the sport real well. Not a good idea.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The reason that Franklin has the better chance of being upset is because hes much better than Lytle and he has upset his last two opponents.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So the commercial doesn't promote the matches. It more showcases the stars, which is not why I watch a fight. A bout is good when people disagree alot about who is going to win. This is more of a show.
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