In an attempt to dispel the rumors that he may be a punk for avoiding Lyoto Machida, Brandon Vera claims he had good reasons for turning that fight down (he needs time to train with awkward kung fu enthusiasts) and insists that Wanderlei Silva and Dan Henderson both turned down fights against him. So now who’s the punk? Answer: everyone but Machida.
It’s all here in this MMA Rated video, where Vera goes on to say that he moved down to light heavyweight to take the fight against Reese Andy as “a favor”.
Seems like a lot of UFC fighters are doing favors in order to get this July 19 Anti-Affliction card off the ground. And you know what they say, fighters are like the mob when it comes to favors. One day — and that day may never come — they’ll call upon you and ask for a favor in return. That is what they say, right? If not, they should.
Damn they offered him Dan and Wand, I don't think he deserves a caliber of that magnitude right now even though those fights would of been awesome and Machida yeah he betta go watch some Bruce Lee movies and make sure you watch the tito fight so you don't look that stupid.
I can't believe so many big names turned down fights. I know it's short notice but it's surprising that so many guys turned down fights.
As far as Henderson goes, if that's true, then something's funny about that. I saw an interview with Hendo on INSIDE MMA a few weeks back. He said he's been in the gym since his loss to Silva and he couldn't wait to be back in the cage and was just waiting on the UFC to give him an opponent. If they then offered him one and he turned it down, then that's bull****, especially when Hendo has been saying that he prefers fighting at 205.
Last edited by hunterkiller; 06-26-2008 at 10:47 AM.
By the way,he wouldnt make it outta the first against Hendo,Wandy,or Lyoto.
You're crazy dude, do you know how big and strong Vera will be fighting at 205lbs? Not to mention how much faster and stronger he will be than most guys at LHW. He is going to be a fucking beast and I'll take him in any fight against those guys and Wanderlei Silva is my favorite fighter of all time.
Originally Posted by jkilla374
Yeah, but he would complain about the stoppages.
Didn't he have a right to? He walked outta the cage without a scratch on him, this was kinda a shortsighted comment dude, that's not like you.
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Originally Posted by LebenTysonTank
My opinion is Arlovski is the best HW the world,but Randy stands a chance in a fight with Fedor to,I don't give a fuck what anybody says.