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11/8/09 9:36 AM
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During the undercard portion of Saturday's Strikeforce show the Mark Miller v. Deray Davis fight was skipped over from it's scheduled slot to make sure the women's bout would have adequate time to get in before the start of the CBS broadcast.  The ladies only took a few minutes to get their fight taken care of and there were thirty minutes left before the show went live.  Still, the Miller/Davis fight didn't happen.  We were told in the media section that the fight was going to be moved to after the main event.  I'm not sure who provided that update but it was passed around from media member to media member.

After the post-Fedor madness cleared from the cage we were told to get upstairs for the press conference and it was clear that the Miller/Davis fight wasn't taking place.  I tried to ask the few executives I saw walking around for the story and no one seemed to know.

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11/8/09 2:19 PM
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That is pathetic, especially since the article states they had 30 minutes before going live.

I hope Coker will do the right thing and pay these guys for showing up.

They should also get the match on the ShoMMA scheduled for Nov. 20th!
11/8/09 2:23 PM
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epwar - That is pathetic, especially since the article states they had 30 minutes before going live.

I hope Coker will do the right thing and pay these guys for showing up.

They should also get the match on the ShoMMA scheduled for Nov. 20th!
They got only their show money.


One of them lost all of his sponsorship money cause the fight didnt happen.


SF kept the win purse for both guys.
 
11/8/09 2:44 PM
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epwar - That is pathetic, especially since the article states they had 30 minutes before going live.

I hope Coker will do the right thing and pay these guys for showing up.

They should also get the match on the ShoMMA scheduled for Nov. 20th!
They got only their show money.


One of them lost all of his sponsorship money cause the fight didnt happen.


SF kept the win purse for both guys.
 

Jesus, that is terrible that a guy lost his sponsorship money.
11/8/09 3:09 PM
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Man, on a forum populated by fighters, I thought this would have created a little more outrage. :-(
11/8/09 3:22 PM
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That's some serious bullshit on Strikeforce's part.

At least have the decency to give those guys a little something extra for their troubles.  Chances are both guys win bonuses combined would amount to less than five digits.  Bad form Coker.  Bad form.
11/8/09 3:22 PM
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epwar - Man, on a forum populated by fighters, I thought this would have created a little more outrage. :-(

All of the Dana/Zuffa is satan and Coker/SF is the second coming of Christ trolls wont touch this thread with a 10ft pole.


This.

That bush league shit would never happen in the UFC/WEC
11/8/09 3:25 PM
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epwar - Man, on a forum populated by fighters, I thought this would have created a little more outrage. :-(

All of the Dana/Zuffa is satan and Coker/SF is the second coming of Christ trolls wont touch this thread with a 10ft pole.

Quoted for truth.

I love all MMA, but if Dana/UFC did this, the forum would be calling for heads to roll.
11/8/09 5:30 PM
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TTT for fighters caring about other fighters
11/8/09 5:41 PM
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however it's going largely unnoticed because the messiah Cocker did it.
11/8/09 5:42 PM
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Coker= low class



Strikefarce just screwed these fighters. They showed up and were ready to go.
11/8/09 5:44 PM
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Real shitty move by Strikeforce

They train for months, get their sponsors lined up, probably had friends and family in the crowd only to be told that they weren't fighting and only getting their show money.

Fighters on the undercard need their sponsor and win money just to break even or be slightly ahead.

Really poor job by strikeforce and I hope they correct their mistake
11/8/09 5:47 PM
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DIZZZLE - Real shitty move by Strikeforce

They train for months, get their sponsors lined up, probably had friends and family in the crowd only to be told that they weren't fighting and only getting their show money.

Fighters on the undercard need their sponsor and win money just to break even or be slightly ahead.

Really poor job by strikeforce and I hope they correct their mistake

A guy on the MMAweekly forum said he talked to Miller's family and he wasn't comped a single ticket! They all had to buy their way into the show...and not see him fight!
11/8/09 5:48 PM
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Strikefarce= bad for the sport
11/8/09 5:56 PM
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ttt for people knowing Strikefarce is bad for the sport
11/8/09 5:56 PM
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Anyone that doesn't think this is fucked up is a Zuffa bashing hypocrite. Fitch/Thiago were in a similar spot at UFC 100. Guess what? They fought, got seen, and got paid. And if ANYTHING other than that had happened, we'd tear Dana a new asshole.
11/8/09 5:58 PM
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 That is horrible and pathetic
11/8/09 6:06 PM
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DIZZZLE - Real shitty move by Strikeforce

They train for months, get their sponsors lined up, probably had friends and family in the crowd only to be told that they weren't fighting and only getting their show money.

Fighters on the undercard need their sponsor and win money just to break even or be slightly ahead.

Really poor job by strikeforce and I hope they correct their mistake

A guy on the MMAweekly forum said he talked to Miller's family and he wasn't comped a single ticket! They all had to buy their way into the show...and not see him fight!


Classy

I wonder how much these guys were making. 2/2? 4/4?

It's a pretty small price to pay to do the right thing. It's Strikeforce's fault that this fight didn't happen not the fighter's.

I'm pretty sure they could have squeezed this fight in during the 30 minute intermission they had before going live.
11/8/09 6:08 PM
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11/8/09 6:10 PM
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My friend and I were wondering wtf was going on when that fight didn't end up happening and they went to the women's fight then the main card fights.

Thinking maybe one of the fighters had something happen?
11/8/09 6:16 PM
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tumn - Thinking maybe one of the fighters had something happen?







Yes.

Both fighters had something happen. It's called Strikefarce being bad for the sport.
11/8/09 6:26 PM
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11/8/09 6:27 PM
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As I said before, Strikeforce should try their damnedest to get these guys on the ShoMMA on Nov. 20th. Horrible to work hard, cut weight, be a professional and then get shafted like that.
11/8/09 6:30 PM
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This is worst story I have read in awhile. These guys are out money from the fight and sponsors, I believe both guys are local so probably had quite a few people there to see them fight. Strikeforce should be questioned hard on this by the media.
11/8/09 6:36 PM
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Same thing happened to Ray Lizama and Justin Levens at Affliction. I wonder if it's an M-1 thing since both times it's happened they were a part of it.

Strikeforce had prelims run late for Billy Evangelista / Marlon Sims and they held it after the main event. I wonder if they changed policy.

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