Originally Posted by Eric T Smith
I could be wrong, but I think if it was that easy DC, Melendez, Jacare, Rockholdt, etc. would already be in the UFC. I think it's Showtime that is keeping this thing on life support. They are having a hard time pulling the plug.
I think showtime is looking for a buy-out on their investment. I do not think Zuffa is going to give them one.
Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris
Oh, very possibly, but Id think it would be in Zuffa's best interest to simply pull 11 other names out of a hat, and have a SF event next week simply to get Cormier out from under their contract, rather then try to find a stacked card to show...
I honestly don't think Zuffa gives two shits about the fighters. I honestly don' t think they lose any sleep if these guys starve in the meantime. They've pulled all the cash plums out of the pie already--with the possible exception of Ronda, and that remains to be seen if she's a draw or not.
It would make sense to make efforts to buy the contracts out, or to move fighters over to fulfill some big contracts--I don't know how many fights Rockhold has, but I know Melendez has a bunch--but I don't think Zuffa cares. I certainly don't think they'll do cards for all of them.
I would not be surprised if this is some petty grudge nonsense from dana over the utter failures he had with Showtime back in the day.
I'm betting that right about now, it's got
to be hard to for Cormier to hear a mope like Jones whine about being treated like meat when he has no idea what it's like out from under the golden umbrella in a shit storm.
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