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  • 08-23-2012, 06:59 AM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    I can't imagine what motivation these top contenders (not including Bisping) would have for disputing Weidman's number 1 slot...
    Apparently everyone has a motive even fight fans
  • 08-23-2012, 06:05 AM
    joeodd2
    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    This is where I stand. I have no problem with a fighter of his stature choosing fights at this point in his career. I just don't think he should hold up an entire division. Those guys have dreams of fighting for and winning a UFC title. Something that all mixed martial artists only have a limited time to succeed at. Vacate or defend period.
    How about Piss and Moan about the contenders, fight them anyway, and prove you were right in the first place? Seems to work for Anderson....maybe Jon Jones was taking lessons?
  • 08-23-2012, 05:56 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Weidman's contendership is disputed by other fighters in the mw division (Vitor, Bisping,Belcher, Tim).
    I can't imagine what motivation these top contenders (not including Bisping) would have for disputing Weidman's number 1 slot...
  • 08-22-2012, 11:48 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by Luc1an View Post
    i tend to kind of agree with this. I think Weidman needs another big win 1st, if anything, just to get his name into the main stream. The fight business is just that, a business. Doesnt matter if the kid has a 30-0 record doesnt mean anyone is going to buy the fight.
    Especially when you take into account that Silva has more title defenses than this kid has fights. I would definitely want to see him fight Silva if he beat Rashad or Vitor. At the very minimum if he won those fights his name would be out there

    However even if he did win I would still more likely pay to see Silva headlining up against GSP. That is one of those "what if" opportunities that may never come to fruition if they don't do it next year.

    I am also willing to bet that is the only superfight we will ever see Silva in before he retires. Silva "thinks" he is going be around for another 5 years or so but then again so did Tito Ortiz. All bs aside history has shown us that these guys are way too injured proned and they aren't getting any younger.

    The gate would be crazy especially from GSP's Canadian support as well as Silva's Brazillian fans. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if it did numbers like Silva Vs Sonnen 2.
  • 08-22-2012, 10:34 PM
    Luc1an
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Weidman's contendership is disputed by other fighters in the mw division (Vitor, Bisping,Belcher, Tim). Instead of waiting around doing nothing he should be trying to market himself so he can get a bigger pay off come 2013.

    For the record I have Weidman getting toasted by Vitor and losing a UD against Belcher. Bisping I think he would steam roll. Tim is a wildcard.
    i tend to kind of agree with this. I think Weidman needs another big win 1st, if anything, just to get his name into the main stream. The fight business is just that, a business. Doesnt matter if the kid has a 30-0 record doesnt mean anyone is going to buy the fight.
  • 08-22-2012, 10:16 PM
    roaddawg
    Weidman's contendership is disputed by other fighters in the mw division (Vitor, Bisping,Belcher, Tim). Instead of waiting around doing nothing he should be trying to market himself so he can get a bigger pay off come 2013.

    For the record I have Weidman getting toasted by Vitor and losing a UD against Belcher. Bisping I think he would steam roll. Tim is a wildcard.
  • 08-22-2012, 09:55 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Or fight GSP in a non title fight and give the MW division time to come up with a true number 1 contender. There are other guys that Weidman could be fighting to make his name more marketable like Rashad Evans, Vitor, Belcher, Bisping.

    He needs a win over a big name so the fight between him and Silva is more marketable.
    "True number 1 contender', huh? According to who... you? Just because you don't care for Weidman, that means he isn't a real number 1 contender?
  • 08-22-2012, 08:13 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by Supe View Post
    Here's the problem with this swiss cheese logic....Silva owns the MW championship belt. He wants to choose who he wants to fight? Vacate the belt. You don't get to choose who the number 1 contender is when your the champ. Fedor bounced around different orgs and took fights he felt like but he wasn't the champ of an org holding up title defenses while he did it. If Silva wants to fight and keep the strap, he's fights who he's told to fight. If he wants to fight Shogun, GSP or whoever at a catch weight or a MW of his personal choosing...lay that belt down and let Belcher and Weidman fight for it.
    Or fight GSP in a non title fight and give the MW division time to come up with a true number 1 contender. There are other guys that Weidman could be fighting to make his name more marketable like Rashad Evans, Vitor, Belcher, Bisping.

    He needs a win over a big name so the fight between him and Silva is more marketable.
  • 08-22-2012, 03:33 PM
    disposableassassin
    Quote Originally Posted by Supe View Post
    Here's the problem with this swiss cheese logic....Silva owns the MW championship belt. He wants to choose who he wants to fight? Vacate the belt. You don't get to choose who the number 1 contender is when your the champ. Fedor bounced around different orgs and took fights he felt like but he wasn't the champ of an org holding up title defenses while he did it. If Silva wants to fight and keep the strap, he's fights who he's told to fight. If he wants to fight Shogun, GSP or whoever at a catch weight or a MW of his personal choosing...lay that belt down and let Belcher and Weidman fight for it.
    This is where I stand. I have no problem with a fighter of his stature choosing fights at this point in his career. I just don't think he should hold up an entire division. Those guys have dreams of fighting for and winning a UFC title. Something that all mixed martial artists only have a limited time to succeed at. Vacate or defend period.
  • 08-22-2012, 03:31 PM
    Lesnar_FTW
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    yea because you turn them down for him you dumb dick.
    My thoughts exactly.
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