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  • 10-16-2012, 02:43 PM
    rivethead
    For the first time in ages, we've seen Fitch fight without a damn thing to lose.

    He's been one fight away from a title shot, or one fight away from a rematch for the vast bulk of his UFC career. Now he doesn't really care, which probably feels a bit liberating.

    rh
  • 10-16-2012, 01:43 PM
    carbondioxide830
    if i recall, dana once said ben askren makes jon fitch look like wanderlei silva. now that can be taken in many ways, but i'm pretty sure that was one of those backhanded compliments (a compliment nevertheless).

    like i said, fitch looked like a different fighter this time. for one, he was exciting (obviously seeing as he got fotn) and for two, he looked for submissions several times which i never see him do (granted i usually fall asleep during his fights). i wouldnt say i'm a fan, but i am looking forward to seeing his next fight and whether or not he continues to be as aggressive as he was against silva. if so, i'm sure more bonuses will come.

    i'm never mad about any fighter, whether i like them or not, making (extra) money. hell, i genuinely worry about fighters in strikeforce making ends meet, especially after reading masvidal's story.
  • 10-16-2012, 12:31 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Yeah you are right up there with Rampage and Roy Nelson in the comedy department.
    Yeah, well...you breaf stank.

    rh
  • 10-16-2012, 07:50 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post

    You've been here for 4 years and this is just dawning on you now? Have you never read anything I've written before? You should go back and check some out. I'm hilarious. Seriously.

    rh
    Yeah you are right up there with Rampage and Roy Nelson in the comedy department.
  • 10-16-2012, 02:14 AM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by d-low View Post
    I have nothing against Fitch, I'm glad he won fight of the night, he definitely deserves it. But any person thats going to complain about financial struggles, yet at the same time fork over all this money into making a truck look good is screwed up to me......Just like all these college students I go to school with that complain they are broke all the time yet own an Iphone 5, Ipad, along with every video game platform...same general concept, it just gets aggravating to hear sometimes.
    He's not complaining about money. He said he took a fight injured because he needed money. That's different than your school chums.

    You don't know anything about his finances. The truck might be entirely paid for, it may have been a gift, or it could be something entirely different.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Someone thinks awfully highly of themselves.
    You've been here for 4 years and this is just dawning on you now? Have you never read anything I've written before? You should go back and check some out. I'm hilarious. Seriously.

    rh
  • 10-16-2012, 01:40 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    This thread is hilarious. I can't believe how many people think they even have a clue as to what they're talking about.


    Thanks for the comedy mopes.

    rh

    Someone thinks awfully highly of themselves.
  • 10-15-2012, 11:40 PM
    d-low
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    The guy just won fight of the night. Fuck off.
    I have nothing against Fitch, I'm glad he won fight of the night, he definitely deserves it. But any person thats going to complain about financial struggles, yet at the same time fork over all this money into making a truck look good is screwed up to me......Just like all these college students I go to school with that complain they are broke all the time yet own an Iphone 5, Ipad, along with every video game platform...same general concept, it just gets aggravating to hear sometimes.
  • 10-15-2012, 01:36 PM
    rivethead
    This thread is hilarious. I can't believe how many people think they even have a clue as to what they're talking about.


    Thanks for the comedy mopes.

    rh
  • 10-15-2012, 10:17 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by d-low View Post


    Yeah, how much $$$ you guys think he put into this truck...Oh, I'm financially struggling but I'm going to spend my hard earned money classing up my truck..............need I say more?
    The guy just won fight of the night. Fuck off.
  • 10-15-2012, 07:20 AM
    travtera
    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    Yes but like Leucoethiops said a one year Fitch pay check is larger than 3 years of his without sponsor money. The shortened career is all the more reason not to be foolish with your money. A family of 3 doesn't need a 7500 to 10,000 sq ft house either. To be considered rich you need more money than it takes you to live for awhile. You can be the highest paid ever and spend it all = your poor. Hit a bump in the road and your bankrupt.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't feel sorry for Fitch or any fighter. That's their chosen path. While he and any other fighter need to be careful and live within their means, I can't comment on his lifestyle because I really don't know. I'm not going to hate on a guy cause he has a nice pick up. I was simply pointing out that he has gone almost 10 months without income and could see how that would put anybody in a financial bind. How many people have budgeted a years income worth of savings. Good on you if you do! He had a good night but by and large that was due to a healthy win bonus and FOTN bonus. Which he can't always count on. Hopefully he learned a bit of a financial lesson and hopefully he stays healthy so that he can earn more money for his family.
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