Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
I don't know what to think.
Either Dana is trying to protect what they advertised for TUF this season with Ortiz/Liddell or Liddell/Franklin isn't happening?
On one hand, I can see that they already paid for the advertisements with Ortiz that air on Spike, but on the other hand, not knowing why Tito will quit or be forced to quit is more likely to get me to watch just to find out. Kinda like the Kimbo thing from last time (will kimbo return?).
To me, Liddell/Franklin is a better and BIGGER matchup. They were both champs in the UFC at the same time. Both good strikers. Dream match. Never been done before. versus chuck/tito III... if chuck and tito were tied for victories that would be one thing but they aren't. I don't get this fight.
I was not hyped for tito/chuck/tuf at all but thinking Franklin might come in the mix and replace tito, now that has me stoked!
MMAweekly better hope they are right lol. They got a lot of Internet coverage for this, if they are wrong, they would look like idiots. But from Tito's twitters it looks like they may be right... then again... it's tito's twitters... Tito is a freaking drama queen. He could just be talking about his team losing fights...
im kinda leaning towards your first statement. correct me if im wrong, but when rampage first pulled out of the rashad fight and we were reading the reports from other sites, wasnt dana white denying the claims at first??
and on a side note, who is to say that couture vs franklin isnt going to be announced for april 17th, then we all see franklin step in to coach tuf on an episode after april 17th, and then chuck and rich fight in june at 115.............
i know thats a lot of ifs but it works all the way around
one more thing, is it just me or is it funny that a fight that not many people cared about and a show that people were getting blah on is now one of the hottest topics in mma due to one rumor..............wonder if dana hires people to spit out these rumors to stir things up when strikeforce was getting all the headlines with the fedor and will he or wont he fight....................