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  • 02-26-2013, 11:37 PM
    joeodd2
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    A little unknown fighter by the name of Randy Couture lost the HW title to Josh Barnett, then went on to fight for the vacant HW title (Barnett was stripped) and lost to Ricco, then he dropped down to 205 to beat Chuck Liddell for the LHW title.

    BOOM! That's the sound of knowledge being dropped muthafuka!!! (lol jk, but the point is... it has happened before in another division)
  • 02-26-2013, 09:17 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by YukonJordan View Post
    Actually it's not happening in other divisions. Show me another example where a fighter from a weight class above came down for an immediate shot. (Faber might have done this at 135 actually but I'm not 100% certain he didn't have a warm-up fight befoer taking on Cruz).

    Just because the UFC is mismanaging the MW and LHW divisions doesn't mean it's ok to do that across all weight classes.

    At least Diaz has fought at 170 and had already earned one titleshot.
    A little unknown fighter by the name of Randy Couture lost the HW title to Josh Barnett, then went on to fight for the vacant HW title (Barnett was stripped) and lost to Ricco, then he dropped down to 205 to beat Chuck Liddell for the LHW title.

    BOOM! That's the sound of knowledge being dropped muthafuka!!! (lol jk, but the point is... it has happened before in another division)
  • 02-26-2013, 05:15 PM
    optimusjoel
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Faber actually had two fights at bantam before his shot.
    The closest thing I can think of was when there was a lot of talk about Cormier was being discussed as an opponent for Jones.

    This would be Aldo's third LW, he faced Florian [who had one fight with Nunes]; then Edgar [without a single FW bout] and now Pettis [without a single FW bout].

    To put this in perspective: that would be the rough equivalent of
    Jones facing overeem, then Gustafsson, then Dos Santos, and then Cormier.
    Anderson facing Ryan Bader, then Weidman, then Evans, then Gustafsson
    Georges facing Bisping, then Hendricks, then Belfort and then Maia.

    Then consider that all of these fights would be consecutive, and would all occur in under a two year period, with the last two never having fought at that weight class.



    rh
    Jose Aldo #1 p4p
  • 02-26-2013, 04:48 PM
    lwbrewer
    The almighty dollar can croupt almost anybody. We've watch what it has done to the UFC, and fighters attempting to avoid fights for lack of the dollar. Riv did a good job pointing out the most likely the cause/problem. Most comments were based on the result not the cause. You can't change fix a problem by trying to fix the result only the cause, and even than there may be lingering results still around
  • 02-26-2013, 02:20 PM
    joeodd2
    Rivetheat has hit the nail on the head. this is a play for more money, they couldn't care less about the "ranking" system. The UFC's ranking system is like a kid with a box full of G.I Joes, in other words they make the rules and decide what two fighters they are going to crash together while making fighting noises......God I miss my G.I Joes.........
  • 02-26-2013, 12:53 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumble View Post
    Funny he said it's not happening in any other weight divisions. Yea it is buddy. Chael Sonnen ring a bell? The Diaz/GSP situation is an even bigger injustice IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by YukonJordan View Post
    Actually it's not happening in other divisions. Show me another example where a fighter from a weight class above came down for an immediate shot. (Faber might have done this at 135 actually but I'm not 100% certain he didn't have a warm-up fight befoer taking on Cruz).
    Faber actually had two fights at bantam before his shot.
    The closest thing I can think of was when there was a lot of talk about Cormier was being discussed as an opponent for Jones.

    This would be Aldo's third LW, he faced Florian [who had one fight with Nunes]; then Edgar [without a single FW bout] and now Pettis [without a single FW bout].

    To put this in perspective: that would be the rough equivalent of
    Jones facing overeem, then Gustafsson, then Dos Santos, and then Cormier.
    Anderson facing Ryan Bader, then Weidman, then Evans, then Gustafsson
    Georges facing Bisping, then Hendricks, then Belfort and then Maia.

    Then consider that all of these fights would be consecutive, and would all occur in under a two year period, with the last two never having fought at that weight class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Can't fault Jose Aldo from wanting championship fights based on ranking rather than hype.
    I think a lot of this is lost in translation, but that's the crux of the biscuit. I think Aldo knows he should be getting paid more, I think Pederneiras misplayed his hand, and then dana had a tantrum on the way to throwing them under the bus.

    Ultimately Aldo is doing more, getting paid less, and simultaneously is getting less credit then the bulk of UFC champions.

    rh
  • 02-26-2013, 10:40 AM
    Sniggles
    Can't fault Jose Aldo from wanting championship fights based on ranking rather than hype.
  • 02-26-2013, 10:19 AM
    YukonJordan
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumble View Post
    Funny he said it's not happening in any other weight divisions. Yea it is buddy. Chael Sonnen ring a bell? The Diaz/GSP situation is an even bigger injustice IMO.

    As much as I agree and sympathize with his opinion, I really want to see him and Pettis fight. Plus, I don't agree with champs picking and choosing their opponents.
    Actually it's not happening in other divisions. Show me another example where a fighter from a weight class above came down for an immediate shot. (Faber might have done this at 135 actually but I'm not 100% certain he didn't have a warm-up fight befoer taking on Cruz).

    Just because the UFC is mismanaging the MW and LHW divisions doesn't mean it's ok to do that across all weight classes.

    At least Diaz has fought at 170 and had already earned one titleshot.
  • 02-26-2013, 07:47 AM
    H0SS
    "Way to stick to your guns, Aldo..." -said nobody ever.
  • 02-26-2013, 06:07 AM
    Rumble
    Funny he said it's not happening in any other weight divisions. Yea it is buddy. Chael Sonnen ring a bell? The Diaz/GSP situation is an even bigger injustice IMO.

    As much as I agree and sympathize with his opinion, I really want to see him and Pettis fight. Plus, I don't agree with champs picking and choosing their opponents.
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