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  • 02-07-2013, 03:52 AM
    Ricardo Lamas not happy about lost UFC featherweight title shot - Bloody Elbow

    Lamas spoke about getting passed over on UFC Tonight, and he was understandably angry:

    "I'm pretty upset about it. I'm busting my ass, I put in all this work and I'm not being rewarded. I'm just a little dumbfounded by the whole situation."


    "I thought I already established I was the number one contender. If Koch would have beaten me, none of this would have happened."
    "If guys are dropping weight classes, they should earn their spot."
  • 02-05-2013, 08:07 PM
    Did anyone else catch Goldie's comment on broadcast Saturday that this would be a "year of super fights"? I think we're going to see a lot more shenanigans in 2013; with at least one Silva superfight as well.

    Overall, I'm guessing that we'll see Jose at LW (assuming he beats Pettis), Silva fight GSP instead of Weidman, and Rousey/Cyborg.
  • 02-05-2013, 07:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    It's a good thing for Lamas that dana doesn't respond overly emotionally when he's criticized.

    Particularly in cases like this, where he's wrong and someone else points that out.

    Lamas is too naive to realize that Dana put the whole "Pettis text" in motion from the beginning. We all know that $$$ is the official match maker in the UFC, not Dana, Joe Silva, Lorenzo, or Sean Shelby.

    If Ricardo's looking for a title shot, I hear Anderson Silva's in need of an opponent.
  • 02-05-2013, 07:54 PM
    It's interesting how many LW's are encouraged to drop a weightclass to face Aldo. That's not the case with any of the other champs in the org.

  • 02-05-2013, 07:39 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    UFC's own Featherweight rankings have Mendes at 2 and Lamas at three, yet unsurprise, unsurprise, a third LW is coming down to get a title shot after making little waves in the division(Kenny had one fight at FW prior, Edgar).

    I'm really looking forward to this fight no question, but now, Lamas is going to have to wait a minimum of a year before getting a shot(considering that after August, Aldo's next fight isn't unitl Janurary-ish) and he's already gutted two former #1 contenders and a top contender in Swanson. Outside of fighting Mendes, there's really nobody in his league ranking-wise right now, since I think that Zombie is a fight removed especially considering the long layoff(maybe Frankie, but that would be silly giving the guy who lost a title fight after never fighting in the division fighting the number one contender) and the scary thing is, I wouldn't be surprised if Gil loses to Bendo and gets next dibs on winner of Aldo/Pettis.....

    I just see the former two "contenders" in Koch and Hioki never actually eventually getting their shot at Aldo before dropping a fight(not to mention Grispi) and I'm just cautious if Lamas will be able to keep winning against the top tier before getting his shot at the big dog.

    Hioki and Koch have already lost their shots
  • 02-05-2013, 04:50 PM
    It's a good thing for Lamas that dana doesn't respond overly emotionally when he's criticized.

    Particularly in cases like this, where he's wrong and someone else points that out.

  • 02-05-2013, 04:09 PM
    Money talks and winning streaks walk
  • 02-05-2013, 04:08 PM
  • 02-05-2013, 02:14 PM
    the UFC has a clear strategy in granting title shots. The shots goes to the fighter with the biggest name and most exciting style. If a guy fights like Jon Fitch he may never see a title shot. Now Lamas has an exciting style, but he was trumped by a bigger name who also has an exciting style. He just needs to keep putting away guys, maybe go after clay guida or KZ, maybe KJ noons if he goes to 145. gets you some scalps on that belt and "go get you some fans" as a wise man once said.....
  • 02-05-2013, 06:43 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Lamas is the #1 contender. He's beaten the top contenders and has earned the shot.

    That said, the way ZUFFA decides who has next shot has more to do with name than anything and I think either Pettis or Zombie(who I think still has a bit of a layoff before his return and may be a poor choice to pit against Aldo given he's just had major knee surgery) could get the nod.

    Siver hasn't fought the level of competition that Lamas has and I don't think his name value is that superior.

    Too bad Mendes is going to have to wait for such a while if he were to ever get a rematch with Aldo, because I think he'll continue to dust the rest of the division, no matter who comes down from LW.
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