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Thread: Breaking: Vitor Belfort Replaces Wanderlei Silva, Meets Chael Sonnen At UFC 175

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    wait, what?


    This is a little crazy, even for sonnen. never mind that #1 contender isn't a title, but since when does fighting the #1 contender automatically make you the #1 contender if you win? Particularly if you're nowhere near being ranked at the weight class?

    and he'd want the "title" of #1 contender at MW, even if he fought for it at LHW?





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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    wait, what?


    This is a little crazy, even for sonnen. never mind that #1 contender isn't a title, but since when does fighting the #1 contender automatically make you the #1 contender if you win? Particularly if you're nowhere near being ranked at the weight class?

    and he'd want the "title" of #1 contender at MW, even if he fought for it at LHW?





    riiiiiiiiiight.

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    Seems like all this #1 contender status whilst fighting in a different weight class always involves Chael and Vitor.
    Wasn't Vitor fighting Dan Henderson at LHW for the sole reason to protect his #1 contender status whether he won or lost that bout?

    Being that these 2 guys set a precedent for making their own rules and stipulations when it comes to their fights, and how Dana doesn't adhere to basic logic of rankings, I think it's best to let this play out, and just keep our logical opinions to ourselves. It's not like our opinions is gonna influence the president of the UFC to set a standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    wait, what?


    This is a little crazy, even for sonnen. never mind that #1 contender isn't a title, but since when does fighting the #1 contender automatically make you the #1 contender if you win? Particularly if you're nowhere near being ranked at the weight class?

    and he'd want the "title" of #1 contender at MW, even if he fought for it at LHW?





    riiiiiiiiiight.

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    I think this is classic Chael being Chael. He is however flat out wrong. Vitor is not number one contender, he will be if he beats CHael but isn't right now so he is putting a potential number 1 contender shot on the line by fighting Chael. Only thing is if he loses neither of them get a title shot.
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    Moosausage is movin on up like the Jeffersons.

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    Mike Dolce spared difficult decision with proposed Sonnen vs. Belfort fight
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/6/4/...nen-vs-belfort
    Since the proposed Sonnen vs. Belfort fight at UFC 175, which can only be made official if the Nevada Athletic Commission licenses Belfort on June 17, would be contested at 205 pounds instead of 185 pounds (yes, Dana White misspoke last week), Dolce's services aren't needed as much.

    "Fortunately, at 205 pounds, neither guy needs me in person and both are using me as a consultant," he said.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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