UnderGround Forums Sean Shelby has to go!!


Edited: 5/20/18 5:47 AM
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I don't understand how someone can make Maia vs Usman.

Did you not see Maia face off against heavy wrestlers in Colby & Woodley. Did you find entertainment in seeing a top level guy with some name value lose in another boring fights against the same style of fighter???

Sean shelby needs to go. This isn't WEC. There is more & less depth to these fighters. I don't understand how you can let fighters like Johnson, Ruckhold, & shit so many more fighters that are losing get out against fighters on winning streaks.

Styles make matches & Shelby  has failed 

5/20/18 5:50 AM
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No one else would step in to face Usman. Maia did. 

 

5/20/18 6:01 AM
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A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.
5/20/18 6:49 AM
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Quiet guys, I'm sleeping.

5/20/18 8:08 AM
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Name value?

They want him away from the top of the division, and this is how they do it.

Maia fights suck the life out of people, it’s either him looking terrible, both him and his opponent looking terrible or him dominating somebody in a slow and boring fashion, likely ending in a RNC 

5/20/18 9:19 AM
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shaqitup -

Name value?

They want him away from the top of the division, and this is how they do it.

Maia fights suck the life out of people, it’s either him looking terrible, both him and his opponent looking terrible or him dominating somebody in a slow and boring fashion, likely ending in a RNC 

As soon as I heard this matchup I thought the same thing as OP. Reading your response, I think there could be some truth to your theory. They avoided giving him a title shot forever because they didn't want him anywhere near the belt. This could be the way to make sure he's never in that conversation again!

5/20/18 9:37 AM
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Maia accepted the $$. 

5/20/18 9:39 AM
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Base don Maia's age, I think the UFC is kind of using him as a sacrificial lamb at this point as a gatekeeper to the title.
5/20/18 3:45 PM
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Loved this match-up. Usman needed a step up in competition. And he got it.
5/20/18 3:52 PM
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Wasn't the original plan. Don't be dumb, OP. 

5/20/18 3:55 PM
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Shelby is bad. But this fight isn't the worst offense.

Silva's reputation has grown since the sale.
5/20/18 5:04 PM
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CRE - A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.

Wasn’t really last minute.  Ponzinibbio pulled out about a month ago. 

5/20/18 5:20 PM
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Shelby is bad but this isnt the worst offense is right. 

5/20/18 5:25 PM
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Is Shelby matching the 170’ers? He didn’t when Joe was around. 

5/20/18 7:06 PM
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ShortElbowInTheClinch -
CRE - A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.

Wasn’t really last minute.  Ponzinibbio pulled out about a month ago. 

OK. Who else was available? 

5/20/18 7:23 PM
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StankieEdgar -
ShortElbowInTheClinch -
CRE - A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.

Wasn’t really last minute.  Ponzinibbio pulled out about a month ago. 

OK. Who else was available? 

I have no idea, I'm just saying SP pulling out wasn't last minute.

5/20/18 11:18 PM
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It has become extremely clear how valuable Joe Silva was to the UFC.

5/21/18 12:30 AM
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WW top 10 hasn't been very active. The first fight was good match making, Maia was probably just the first available top 10 to take the fight and not have a really high price tag. Who would you have rather put in there if you were match maker? Mike perry?

Edited: 5/21/18 10:38 AM
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I agree. He is obviously terrible at his job. Exactly at the point in time when Joe Silva left, there has been an unusual amount of terrible matchups.

5/21/18 11:00 AM
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He is awful at his job LoL. 

5/21/18 12:31 PM
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Maia alredy puts me to sleep with his fights, throwing in the Nigerian NyQuil was a slap in the face. 

5/21/18 12:39 PM
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ShortElbowInTheClinch -
StankieEdgar -
ShortElbowInTheClinch -
CRE - A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.

Wasn’t really last minute.  Ponzinibbio pulled out about a month ago. 

OK. Who else was available? 

I have no idea, I'm just saying SP pulling out wasn't last minute.

3 weeks is pretty close to last minute when you factor in weight cutting.

5/21/18 1:10 PM
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ShortElbowInTheClinch -
StankieEdgar -
ShortElbowInTheClinch -
CRE - A last minute injury forced the bout to happen.

Wasn’t really last minute.  Ponzinibbio pulled out about a month ago. 

OK. Who else was available? 

I have no idea, I'm just saying SP pulling out wasn't last minute.

A month is short notice. My point is that Shelby got the best opponent he could. 

5/21/18 7:43 PM
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I'mNotSurprisedMotherf**kers -

It has become extremely clear how valuable Joe Silva was to the UFC.

I agree. With joe Silva, everything seemed very organized and each fight had a meaning. 

Shelbys tenure has been sloppy to say the least