Originally Posted by TheBonger
Alright I will preface this by saying, I do not like Tito. I think he is an average fighter that has gotten where he is today by being very popular and very hated. He fills seats for wateva reason and thats why he is even still in the UFC today. He has been spoon fed his whole career and lost almost everytime he stepped up to a real challenge. Alright now with that being said. I think him accepting a 3rd shamrock fight is a huge mistake on his part. He has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose. From a business stand point his contract is backloaded with PPV buys and what not, throught that out the window with a Spike right. He CANNOT do any to shammy aside from murdering him that he hasnt done before. And what happens if the ole timer pulls off a miracle knee/arm bar and wins? Where does tito go from there? Supposedly Tito's in ring persona is just an act and he is a completely different person outside the ring. But to me this just seems like a personal vendatta and Tito just wants to beat Ken up. While alot of u may see this as balls, it may very well be a lack of brains. There is no bigger road block to a Title shot for Tito then if he dropped a third fight to retiring shell of a fighter Shamrock. But hey maybe it does make since now, he wants to wait till Chuck/Wandy arent at the top of the division. But anyways just lemme know what you guys think? personnally i think its kinda nice of him giving shammy another crack but business wise this could wind up being a disaster for tito.
i think tito wants to be a fan favorite really. thats why he is taking the 3rd fight with shamrock because of the big let down of the second fight. if he said he didn't want to fight shamrock would rant and rave and say tito is a coward to all the press. and i think i read somewhere that tito wants to fight one more time before the year is out against anyone. but i hear what your saying about he got alot to lose fighting ken again.....