So Which FIght is Gonna Get Cancelled on UFC 227?

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  1. beephin

    beephin Brown Belt

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    Don’t even discuss it.
     
  2. FleximusPrime

    FleximusPrime I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I have no interest in Peanut Heads fights, the little twerp is only interested in fighting cans and shits the bed at the prospect of fighting a bantamweight. [​IMG] . Yes, he has a head like a peanut.
     
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  3. Bubba32

    Bubba32 Green Belt

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    lol at mighty duck johnson taking the TJ fight.
     
  4. Rhood

    Rhood Gold Belt

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    UFC 227 is already a weak card.
    Look at how many Bantamweights are fighting! LOL
     
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  5. Danespina

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    I have a feeling this card is being used to set that up, like how 220 set up DC/Stipe.
     
  6. Danespina

    Danespina Gold Belt

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    Well at least there's backups in case TJ or Cody get injured.
     
  7. timoteo

    timoteo Purple Belt

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    Volkan gets injured and pulls out. Cormier steps in and we get a third title fight
     
  8. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Purple Belt

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    Agreed. There are a lot of ways to fix this.

    Firstly, I believe that UFC fighters should be paid more, as you said. HOWEVER, they should also be required to purchase insurance on their fight on the UFCs behalf, with part of their salary. In the event that they pull out of a fight, the insurance would pay for their salary and the UFC's losses, and possibly their opponents lost salary, depending on pre-defined formulas and criteria (i.e. the UFCs ability to put on an alternative opponent fight).

    Fighters that constantly pull out of fights would have higher and higher insurance costs, and thus would have to decide whether it is worth it.

    Secondly, the UFC should make stricter weight policies: If you miss weight, you legally must accept a fight at a higher weight class for your next fight, or be in breach of contract. Darren Till should be legally obligated to fight at Middleweight right now, for one "penalty" fight.

    Third, the UFC should make clearer alternative-fight clauses in their contracts, with financial penalties for fighters declining last-minute replacements (in addition to zero show money). They should then pay "backup fighters" to train & make weight, in case they are needed. To make this financially viable, they should try to run as many fights in the same division as possible on a given card.

    Fourth, the UFC should institute mandatory hydration tests AND publically reported weights when fighters walk into the Octagon. They should then increase penalties for failing weigh-ins or hydration tests to 50% of your purse. If you decline to fight, you are legally obligated to pay your opponent's show money and get zero of your own.

    Basically it should be so crippling for fighters to fail to make weight or decline fights, that they literally couldn't think of doing it.
     
  9. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Purple Belt

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    I wish, but Cormier is going on vacation and ballooning to 250+. He'll probably need 2 months to get to 230-235, before he cuts weight down to 205.
     
  10. timoteo

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    What is this misunderstanding about cormiers weight? He's repeatitively said he didn't put on any weight for his hw fight
     
  11. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Black Belt

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    I think TJ - Cody is not happening
     
  12. Harlekin

    Harlekin Brown Belt

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    Cody has injuries and a lot of back problems.
    Tj takes too many steroids
    Cejudo likes to miss weight
    DJ doesnt like his opponents to miss weight
    Correira doesn't count as fighting, more like village level barfighting
     
  13. Toco

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    if it's to get sacrificed, DEFINITELY MM cejudo 2. it would actually even improved the card, as someone above said
     
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  14. ApplesVild

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    Who cares, they're all shit any way
     
  15. empsim

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    or gets brutally KO'd and his fans demand a title fight
     
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  16. Kryptt

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    Come on dude stop trying to jinx it
     
  18. Captain Tight

    Captain Tight MMA fan over 10 years - Quality Threads Always

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    I really dont give a shit about MM so i guess ill just watch his fights with hopesvof an upset
     
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  19. Clementine

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    Hopefully they cancel the whole thing, nobody wants to watch manlets.
     
  20. maxi diablo

    maxi diablo Black Belt

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    Garbrandt will pull due to injury and Mighty mouse will mysteriously feel ill after that.
     

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