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9/21/13 11:48 PM
4/20/13
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Two years?!?

Barao is the real champion at this point. Phone Post
9/21/13 11:48 PM
1/12/07
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But.... Phone Post
9/21/13 11:49 PM
12/20/10
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Signed Phone Post
9/21/13 11:49 PM
1/1/01
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Michael Chase - Two years?!?

Barao is the real champion at this point. Phone Post
No argument here, at all. Phone Post
9/21/13 11:49 PM
1/1/12
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Who?
9/21/13 11:50 PM
4/20/13
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Tweener - Who?
Lol win Phone Post
9/21/13 11:51 PM
10/28/12
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cool hand Ed - 
Michael Chase - Two years?!?

Barao is the real champion at this point. Phone Post
No argument here, at all. Phone Post

agreed my friends
9/21/13 11:52 PM
9/14/13
Posts: 44
Yeah, I agree. Mir was stripped eventually, was he not? Give Cruz immediate title shot if/when he returns but this is just getting ridiculous.
9/21/13 11:52 PM
7/22/05
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He's coming back Jan 2014

9/21/13 11:52 PM
1/13/11
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The name sounds familiar. Phone Post 3.0
9/21/13 11:53 PM
4/22/11
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Barao is more exciting and more accomplished, give him the belt already
9/21/13 11:53 PM
6/29/09
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he's gonna get injured again and pull out of the fight next year, dana already said he's getting stripped of his title if he doesn't fight barao early next year.
9/21/13 11:54 PM
4/20/13
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He's coming back Jan 2014

I'm pretty sure I remember hearing "he's coming back January 2013" at some point as well.

I agree with the immediate title shot thing, but he is no longer champion of anything. Phone Post
9/21/13 11:58 PM
4/20/13
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BTW, nothing really against Cruz... I just think Barao deserves to be called the champion and it is kind of an injustice to him, given his body of work. Phone Post
9/21/13 11:59 PM
7/31/09
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I'm cool with him coming back Jan '14 but if it gets extended anymore then tough shit. Barao is far too deserving. The only reason I'm cool with Cruz being out so long is because he had been pretty dominant. Though i think we know barao would be his toughest fight.
9/22/13 12:01 AM
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Melvinator86 - Signed Phone Post
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9/22/13 12:02 AM
5/15/12
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How soon did frank Mir get stripped after his serious motorbike accident? Phone Post 3.0
9/22/13 12:02 AM
12/15/02
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Nah. Barao will beat h no need. Phone Post
9/22/13 12:04 AM
7/31/09
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genshi - How soon did frank Mir get stripped after his serious motorbike accident? Phone Post 3.0

Not sure but I think Mir's injury was considered career ending right off the bat. I believe Cruz had surgery and his first replacement ligament didnt take. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.
9/22/13 12:10 AM
5/7/03
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BJJkilla - he's gonna get injured again and pull out of the fight next year, dana already said he's getting stripped of his title if he doesn't fight barao early next year.

Hell of a comeback fight, after being on the shelf for 2+ years.
9/22/13 12:19 AM
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TSMontana -
BJJkilla - he's gonna get injured again and pull out of the fight next year, dana already said he's getting stripped of his title if he doesn't fight barao early next year.

Hell of a comeback fight, after being on the shelf for 2+ years.
Exactly my thoughts. Hell of a welcome back. Phone Post
9/22/13 2:14 AM
5/22/03
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I don't think Baroa would want it that way.

I'm sure he wants to beat Cruz in the cage to solidify his championship status.
9/22/13 4:37 AM
5/7/03
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genshi - How soon did frank Mir get stripped after his serious motorbike accident? Phone Post 3.0

A little over a year, IIRC...and he looked absolutely horrible in his first fight back. Then again, most guys recovering from a destroyed femur probably wouldn't fare much better being called upon to perform at such a high level.
9/22/13 4:40 AM
1/7/13
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I feel bad for Barao, he is definitely the champ of that division now. Phone Post 3.0
9/22/13 5:10 AM
8/4/02
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Barao is definitely the champ now. Cruz is am awesome fighter but by now he is basically a paper champ. You can't be the champ of you don't fight. Barao is the default champ by Cruz leaving a walk over. Phone Post