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  • 02-16-2013, 02:45 AM
    v3xi
    Quote Originally Posted by The Return Of...... View Post
    That is a legit complaint when there was nearly 15 to 20 pounds between weight classes. You had fighters on the complete opposite ends of spectrum. But lets be honest....155 to 145...there just isnt that much difference.
    The ratio of 155 to 145 is almost the same as 185 to 170.

    In other words, 10 lbs weight difference between lower weight classes is not the same as 10 lbs difference at the heaviest weight classes.

    I love this fight but I hate how the UFC has been putting fights together. I think Pettis could have had another fight to build more hype before getting a title shot. Why isn't he fighting Bendo?
  • 02-16-2013, 02:34 AM
    The Return Of......
    That is a legit complaint when there was nearly 15 to 20 pounds between weight classes. You had fighters on the complete opposite ends of spectrum. But lets be honest....155 to 145...there just isnt that much difference. A lot of the guys were fighting 155 before because the ufc didnt have a 145, even when they were in the WEC they would have wanted to fight 155 for a chance at the bigger pay day.

    I for one do not have a problem with a fighter jumping weight class if they have the resume to back it up. A win over a quality opponent is a win over a quality opponent. Most of the guys fighting at 145 and 155 can go either way anyway so it is basically all the same.
  • 02-16-2013, 02:32 AM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Oh yea, it's garbage for sure. Great fight, but garbage. I'd have a lot less of an issue if it wasn't going down 6 fuckin months from now.
  • 02-16-2013, 01:48 AM
    NAL987
    I think everyone is thinking this will be an awesome fight but it's complete bullshit to let all these guys get title shots over fighter who deserve it.
  • 02-15-2013, 11:37 PM
    Sakara=Excitement

    Bully camp: Anthony Pettis’ featherweight title shot is 'bullsh*t'

    Bully camp: Anthony Pettis? featherweight title shot is 'bullsh*t' - MMAmania.com



    Mac Ramos, head trainer to current top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender, Ricardo Lamas, is not happy with the fact that Zuffa officials decided to award current No. 1 lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, a title shot against 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo.

    It's not that Ramos doesn't think "Showtime" is a great fighter, he just feels he didn't do anything to warrant a title shot in the 145-pound weight class, unlike Frankie Edgar, who was a champion in the UFC's 155-pound division before dropping down and getting his fight against ‘Scarface" at UFC 156.

    Ramos spoke to Fight Hub TV to explain his beef:

    "I think Pettis is a great fighter, you know. I think it is a smart business move, he sells tickets, puts butts in the seats and that's what it's all about as a business end. But to come into a weight class he has never competed in, challenge for a title because you don't to wait in a division he has been 'okay' in - I think it's not fair and undeserved but whatever - it's bullsh*t; I can see why Dana and them did it from a business move."
    Ramos seems to think UFC President Dana White isn't too fond of Lamas and explains why he feels Pettis hasn't earned a title shot at 145 pounds:

    "Most definitely because Edgar had already won a championship and defended it more than once. He had the right, he earned the ability to come down and challenge Jose. To me, Anthony Pettis has not. I respect Dana White and understand the decision he made and why he made it, its business and that will sell tickets. I don't know why though he does not like Lamas."
    In all fairness, there was never a guarantee "The Bully" would earn a a crack at Aldo's throne with a victory over Erik Koch at UFC on FOX 6.

    But, then again, you can also see why Team Lamas doesn't approve of the decision to award a title fight to a true 155-pound fighter, Pettis, over a person who has now won four straight in the featherweight division like Lamas.

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