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  • 11-22-2010, 01:14 PM
    Punk Ass
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    For that matter, why was the fight placed after Penn and Hughes? BJ and Matt are more decorated fighters than either rampage or Machida, and are just as big of a draw.

    There was really no reason for Penn and Hughes to fight first.

    rh
    I think Rampage is a more popular fighter with casual fans. His personality, antics, and balls to the wall style differentiates them. I actually see his fights posted on HipHop websites.

    While I agree, BJ Penn and Hughes have more of a legacy in MMA I'm not sure they're more popular.
  • 11-22-2010, 08:46 AM
    Pasha K
    Simply because Rampage was the crowd favorite, and in non title fights the crowd favorites generally enter at the end.
  • 11-22-2010, 06:58 AM
    UFC-chef/Hughes-fan
    Quote Originally Posted by TheKidInside View Post
    i've asked the EXACT same thing. I was under the impression it's Machida walking out until they showed the tunnel...my friends didn't get it and I explained how Machida was the more recent champ on a much bigger undefeated streak/momentum...still wonder why
    How do you figure he has more momentum, he just got KO'ed and won a BS decison right before that????

    I just don't hink fighters really care who comes out first. But Rampage was probably the crowd favorite.
  • 11-22-2010, 06:45 AM
    TheKidInside
    i've asked the EXACT same thing. I was under the impression it's Machida walking out until they showed the tunnel...my friends didn't get it and I explained how Machida was the more recent champ on a much bigger undefeated streak/momentum...still wonder why
  • 11-22-2010, 05:09 AM
    singhc
    Quote Originally Posted by GangGreenWarrior View Post
    My reasoning for Penn/Hughes to be placed before Machida/Page is proximity to title shot, with Page/Machida being a fight closer than Penn/Hughes. Soti/Lauzon sort of messes up my theory but Lauzon is nowhere near a shot IMO.

    As for Page coming out second...in lieu of a champion, I would assume they go for the hometown fighter or crowd favourite. It doesn't really seem like an issue that really matters though.
    Soti and lauzon were up first because the ufc likes to start the ppv of with a fight they think is gonna be exciting as hell
  • 11-22-2010, 03:21 AM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by furble View Post
    I think the reason was because Rampage and Machida were booked to headline 123 before BJ and Matt's fight was even announced.

    Hence BJ vs Hughes added to card later and co-main eventing rather than headllining.
    you are correct, and I am a dope.

    rh
  • 11-22-2010, 03:13 AM
    furble
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    For that matter, why was the fight placed after Penn and Hughes? BJ and Matt are more decorated fighters than either rampage or Machida, and are just as big of a draw.

    There was really no reason for Penn and Hughes to fight first.

    rh
    I think the reason was because Rampage and Machida were booked to headline 123 before BJ and Matt's fight was even announced.

    Hence BJ vs Hughes added to card later and co-main eventing rather than headllining.
  • 11-22-2010, 01:15 AM
    carbondioxide830
    they're both the last 2 champs to actually defend the light heavyweight belt so up until last night, i didnt think either man was any closer to a title shot than the other, but of course that feeling has changed.
  • 11-22-2010, 12:59 AM
    end it with a left
    hughes/penn went first probably because they are the lower weight classes and lhw is supposed to be the money class. As for Rampage coming out last I didn't see the odds but if he was the favorite to win that could have been why he came out second
  • 11-22-2010, 12:49 AM
    CHAEL fan
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    because rampage is more popular and for some reason detroit loves him. also having the pride theme before the intros was epic maybe that had something to do with it
    I wonder if Pashak wet himself during the Pride theme for Rampage?
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