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10/18/12 10:51 AM
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Andre Pederneiras:

"He just won the title, just fought. We will wait. Look how long the wait was for Condit and GSP to unify the belt?"

 
10/18/12 10:54 AM
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in b4 people blame condit for Barao waiting

10/18/12 10:55 AM
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how long is cruz out for? he should fight mcdonald 

10/18/12 10:57 AM
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Booo.. I think this defeats the idea of having an interim title. He basically just fought a #1 contender match. Just b/c that's what's happened with Condit doesn't make that right either.

He fought 3mos ago. I think they should definitely be putting a matchup together for him to defend within the next couple of months. That would be almost 6 mos between fights. I don't think 2 fights/year is all that much. How much longer is Cruz supposed to be out for?
10/18/12 11:01 AM
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Mehhhh he can keep it for all i care
10/18/12 11:03 AM
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in b4 people blame condit for Barao waiting


 

Andre Pederneiras:

"He just won the title, just fought. We will wait. Look how long the wait was for Condit and GSP to unify the belt?"

That's almost exact what is happening is he's waiting because Condit set the precedent.

Personally, I think champions, if healthy, should have to defend 3 times a year. Barao won an interim title, it should be defended. The only reason an interim title is created is so that in cases of injury, a title can be won and defended until the previous champion can return and unify the titles. Why create an interim title so we can have two champions sit on their ass wearing it for a year? It makes no sense.

 

10/18/12 11:03 AM
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This was said before Barao won the title. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:09 AM
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Then why even give him a title of hes not going to defend it. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:10 AM
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Should have an activity clause in contracts stating a the time between fights can not exceed 5 months. Of course injuries would be an exception but this would solve all the "waiting for a title shot" bullshit. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:11 AM
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Mr Sponge - Then why even give him a title of hes not going to defend it. Phone Post
Silly, isn't it? Phone Post
10/18/12 11:11 AM
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lol really bearock? You are calling a professional fighter a pussy? Phone Post
10/18/12 11:14 AM
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Faber would have done the same thing and nobody would care. Interim titles are stupid and this is why. You go over 1 year without defending your title and you lose it. Thats it. Gotta win it back. This would make so called "champions" hungry to keep the belt, not just have it. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:27 AM
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Big barao fan but I hate this stuff, what's the point of even having an interim belt if you don't defend it? Lame. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:27 AM
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Condit has def' diluted the meaning of an Interim title. It's too bad. 

PPV's are being called champ vs. champ but a fighter hasn't even defended the belt once.

10/18/12 11:29 AM
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What's the point of an interim title if your going to wait and fight the champ. Dana should make them fight of they are not injured Phone Post
10/18/12 11:33 AM
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how many interim belts have their been?  how many times have fighters defended said interim belt?  

10/18/12 11:33 AM
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cruz is gonna be out a long time... barao needs to defend his belt at least once.  the hulk or mcdonald.

10/18/12 11:34 AM
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Renan is going to beat Cruz
10/18/12 11:35 AM
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Interim titles are pointless. No one is ever willing to defend them.
10/18/12 11:35 AM
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another bullshit interim title. Nice job UFC. Hope you sold PPV's in exchange for the integrity of your belts.
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Interim titles are pointless. No one is ever willing to defend them.
10/18/12 11:36 AM
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They should make an interim interim title. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:37 AM
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how many interim belts have their been?  how many times have fighters defended said interim belt?  

Nog is the only one who has attempted it in UFC history to my knowledge. Can't really hate on Barao for this, just maybe the interim titles themselves. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:39 AM
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Condit has def' diluted the meaning of an Interim title. It's too bad. 

PPV's are being called champ vs. champ but a fighter hasn't even defended the belt once.

Cut out this crap with the Condit hate. Every single interim champ in UFC history has done this except for Nogueira. Every one. Condit was FAR from the first one to do this. Phone Post
10/18/12 11:42 AM
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This is not even the same as Condit waiting for GSP. GSP is the biggest PPV draw the UFC has and Condit will likely make a million+ from that fight with a PPV cut. No doubt it will be the highest purse he ever gets (unless he somehow beats GSP).

It's unfortunate but nobody cares about Barao and Cruz, they are great fighters but it's a no money fight... it won't even likely headline a PPV, it will probably be second from the top, or on a FOX or FX card. If Barao defended against someone in the meantime he would likely make the same amount of $$$ he would from a fight with Cruz and increase his popularity going into the unification fight.

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