10-07-2012, 12:44 AM
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I think this is something that the UFC are going to need to start doing on a more regular basis. With injuries plaguing the sport for the last year especially, this really is the only remedy that I can see.
The issue, however, is that if back-up fighters have a training camp in case they are called up to fight, they will still have to pay their trainers/cover their costs, something that is difficult if they are NOT called up, and therefore go unpaid.
I guess the UFC need to assess whether the cost of digging into their pockets to help support back-up fighters financially is equal (or more than) the financial reward they get in return when they are able to 'save' fights/cards that would have otherwise had to have been cancelled.
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10-07-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by BonesKnows
unless he doesnt fight at 153 (gonzaga) then he will have a full training camp and dana would owe him a favor for being a "just incase replacement" so he could still face DC. If not him im still saying Bigfoot vs DC 2 because it makes sense for the rankings, but id still watch DC vs pat berry. Pat berry could do infomercials and i would tune in lol
That makes alot of sense, but if Cormier's doing a camp to prep for say Napao, that's a helluva lot different than a Barry or Hunt.
Unless they've told Cormier privately who he's fighting, it feels as though they're dragging him along.
Given that Mitrione turned the fight down, it would appear to me that ZUFFA is going pretty far down on the depth chart in finding a replacement for Mir.
I personally think Gonzaga is a massive sleeper to put up against Cormier, his jits is so good, he's got power in his hands, he's a big HW who has stated he's going to focus his game on grappling, which is scary.
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HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes
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