Florian: UFC will cut 'guys who are boring'


"I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around." Florian told MMAmania.com. "I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that's just obviously the fighter in me -- my heart goes out to him. It's got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it's a business and you do have to put on exciting fights and not a lot of people are willing to pay 50 dollars -- 50, 60 dollars for a guy who is boring them or whatever."

"Jon Fitch in my opinion was one of the best fighters in the UFC, he was extremely consistent, had a phenomenal record against excellent competition and was a top-ranked guy. But of course it's the UFC's decision, they can do whatever they want and Jon Fitch did lose his last fight pretty convincingly to Demian Maia, and you know, they have that right, they have that right as they do with everybody and everybody who is fighting for them."

"They need to get rid of some people so they're going to get rid of the guys who aren't going to be the most exciting," the three-time UFC title challenger said. "They want people who are going to tune into the pay-per-view, watch the fights, they'll want guys to follow certain fighters and they're going to get rid of the guys who are boring -- and as a business guy I understand that."

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MainelyBJJ site profile image  

2/28/13 9:00 AM by MainelyBJJ

LOL he had one fight where he tried to do what GSP did?  Other than that you cant pick one fight he was boring in!   Go back to watching Bass fishing and Nascar !!

Culinary Union Delegate site profile image  

2/28/13 8:41 AM by Culinary Union Delegate

Consider the source: Kenny Boreian. His offense against BJ made Fitch look like Pride Wand

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

2/28/13 8:32 AM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

They are not hurting, they just have too many fighters under contract. If you can only hold xxx fights a year, with xxx fighters on each card, why would you have 30% more fighters under contract then needed?

Officer Farva site profile image  

2/28/13 5:34 AM by Officer Farva

Schaub, Guida, you better take notes !

Macedawgg site profile image  

2/28/13 3:17 AM by Macedawgg

"He ain't wrong" because he doesn't actually take a position--he says he understands.  If he had said he thinks the decision to cut top athletes who are "boring" is justifiable--he would be wrong.  If Fitch is elite, which Florian seems to admit, he should not be cut--nor should any other elite athlete--boring or not.   What is going on in recent weeks makes a total mockery of the concept of sport--and it needs to be said by more.

in_different site profile image  

2/28/13 1:56 AM by in_different

People take the guida hate out of proportion. He has had some epic fights. He actually has a solid fan base, I saw him live and people love him. Until guidance loses, he is going to be fighting safe, but I envision a day where he takes on a role similar to Diego Sanchez, giving us exciting matchups and being in good fights again

bonerfart site profile image  

2/28/13 1:54 AM by bonerfart

  Nah, i wouldn't do this.   Put the karate fighters and the guys that don't want to fight to win on the facebook and pre-lims. That'll cure their bs fighting real quick.A Why should the UFC be responsible for encouraging fighters to fight in the cage.  Aren't they paid thousands of dollars already? The day Lyoto and the rest of the karate/no-fighto's get cut i'm gonna run naked down Bourbon street.

John Bugara site profile image  

2/28/13 1:50 AM by John Bugara

i agree, guida can be exciting but it's not until hes getting his ass kicked that the animal comes out. other than that i detest watching him fight and won't complain if he gets cut in the event he loses his next fight.

kgastelum928 site profile image  

2/28/13 1:41 AM by kgastelum928

I feel like more people talk about Guida than Fitch though. No disrespect to Fitch. But Guida has been in some really fun fights. the Benson and Diego fights were so fun to watch. but i do think he needs to step it up again. if he loses his next fight, he's got to be on the radar