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Old 01-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Never say never.

I'm not agreeing with the Bleacher Report by any means but when money is involved, anything can happen. Not saying it did though.

The first standup wasn't horrible, probably could have been delayed but not horrible. The second one was quite bad, Dan likely was influenced by the crowd on that one.

I doubt that this was a fix but the Kimbo/Thompson fight felt like one just like the Kimbo/Petruzelli one probably was supposed to be as well. Just see the .gif of the reaction from the EliteXC guys from the Kimbo/Petruzelli ending, as incriminating as you can get without an outright confession.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wouldn't put anything past Zuffa. They are shady as hell.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I really don't see an a big enough upside for the UFC. Vitor is a big draw but the risk of it coming out they bribed a ref to fix a fight, would be devastating to the sport at this stage I would think.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok guys, you got me. I paid off the ref.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't doubt that Dan was reacting to the Brazilian fans, and perhaps even out of his own personal sense of dissatisfaction with AJ and the weigh-in fiasco... but I'd not go any further. A referee, with added pressure from the fans, decided to teach AJ a bit of a lesson... simple as.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ZUFFA have worked too hard building up the UFC, getting the FOX deal etc etc to go throwing it away fixing fights. BR are a particularly troll-esque site in my opinion, they come across like a sub-literate forum poster who has been given free run of a website to voice their jaded opinions.

I don't really take this article too seriously.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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dont know about fixing the fight, but he definetly acted like a brazilian cheerleader.

if my memory serves me correct, wasnt he the ref in koscheck vs daley.? insane difference
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The bleacher report is a rag source
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Easy to see why the article was taken down, because it was lollerskates tin foil hat gibberish.

The article says over and over AJ was working and landing shots. Ummm, what? No he wasn't, he did nothing when he had Belfort down.

Not to say the standups weren't quick, they were, they were way too quick. But thats just the ref jumping the gun, the idea that makes the fight fixed is ridiculous.

Even more ridiculous is the fight would NEED to be fixed. Does anyone seriously think after that performance that AJ could have won that fight even if there hadn't been a quick standup? Not bloody likely.
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I'd rather suggest for the FBI to shut down Bleacher Report. Dana has better things to do than try to fix a Rumble Johnson fight.
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