What's up with the guys getting paid way more than everyone else in the company that want more money?
Machida is a much better fight than Ortiz/Evans II. I don't know anyone who wants to sit through that again. I do think Tito can beat Rashad, but I think Lyoto outmaneuvers him. It won't be exciting, because Tito doesn't like to be hit, and Lyoto is too deft to let Tito hit him, but I have no doubt Machida's hand will be raised at the end.
Originally Posted by Ramma
First Randy... now Tito.. and maybe even AA..
If the UFC loses all 3 of them... that is a lot of money lost. The three of them are top draws.
The UFC has got to give a little..
If Tito beats Lyoto... and leaves the UFC... that is going to hurt the UFC really bad.
Tito does not need more money. Actually, I think money has blunted his edge and made him a shadow of his former self...more money would probably make it worse...Sure, he's a draw, but he's not a great fighter matched up with todays LHW's. I'm already certain Zuffa is paying Lesnar 100x what he's worth...they should stay away from paying fighters based on drawing power alone.
Arlovski deserves great fights and great money. Randy and Tito can both fend for themselves, in my opinion.
Originally Posted by pa99fighter
Where do you guys think he's going to fight next? M-1? he has beef with elite xc although he could fight Kimbo. he could also fight Vitor but idk. Titos my favorite fighter I just want to see him fight more
I'm willing to bet Belfort's in the UFC by March at the latest.
Originally Posted by Clint
This is assuming that another org offers Tito enough money. Tito make over $1Million for his fight with chuck, so he is probably demanding atleast $1 Million per fight. There are not alot or organizations that can afford to write those sized checks without taking a loss on the event.
If Tito doesn't find an org willing to pay him what he wants he has to come crawling back to the UFC or take even less money (definitely not Tito-like)
If Tito somehow strings enough quality
wins together to get another title shot, sure, give him a million for it. But Ortiz/Evans II is barely headline material for a UFN, never mind a million dollar PPV spot.
Originally Posted by jrube
Well said. I think the UFC will be better without Tito, I am just too sick of his better than thou comments. I can't believe he is saying the Mach is not a quality fight for him. I would love to see Mach destroy Tito in the first round, and then we can watch Tito go to M-1, strikeforce, Elite, wherever.....
Good Riddance IMO
Mach isn't Machida's nickname...it's Sakurai's. But I agree with everything else you've said, except I don't think EXC wants Ortiz.