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Thread: Following cancelation of Palhares vs. Fitch, WSOF executive issues warning to fighter

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    Default Following cancelation of Palhares vs. Fitch, WSOF executive issues warning to fighter

    Following cancelation of Palhares vs. Fitch, WSOF executive issues warning to fighters
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/4/30...ecutive-issues

    Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that due to personal reasons Rousimar Palhares has withdrawn from his welterweight title fight against Jon Fitch on July 5. Palhares' manager Alex Davis was not immediately available to discuss why Palhares had to pull out of the fight.

    As a result, the new main event of WSOF 11 will be Justin Gaehtje vs. Nick Newell for the lightweight title. Abdel-Aziz added that the promotion is working towards booking Fitch vs. Jake Shields in the co-main event
    So why has Abdel-Aziz had enough?

    "We're getting screwed," he said. "I'm trying to put on a fight card and be nice to fighters, and now they dont want to fight each other.

    "I have to put WSOF first and everyone else second. No more Mr. Nice Guy."
    "I'm getting sick of this," he said. "If a fighter is not going to respect the promotion, he is going to be shelved for a long time. I will not release anyone to another promotion. Fighters must honor their contracts."
    Wow, pretty crazy. Fitch vs Shields sounds like a more exciting fight (or more boring to some). but it's about damn time WSOF acted like a real promotion, rather than another feeder for the UFC.

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    Turning a negative into a positive right there.

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    Interesting take on this as of right now but if it was Rebney saying the same thing he'd be getting killed.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    Am I the only one who thinks Aziz may be over-reacting a bit here? Does anyone know the reason for Paul Harris pulling out? I can really only assume Aziz is reacting to information we dont yet have.

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    DAMN! I really wanted to see that fight FFS. WHY, PAUL HARRIS, WHY?

    Fitch VS Shields is also something I have wanted to see for years.

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    Wait, what happened? When did Paul Harris pull out of the fight?

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    Is palhares hard to type or something? Why the hell is everyone calling him Paul Harris?

    Fitch vs shields should be a grapplers wet dream.

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    Paul Harris would destroy Palhares.

    Palhares is the simple man who celebrates early thinking he won the fight.

    Paul Harris the hyena on top of the cage screaming in rage and bloodlust.

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    I hope Jake vs Fitch somehow turns out to be an amazing fight just because I hate Dana so much.

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    Any leads on what caused Paul Harris to drop the fight?

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