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2/24/13 8:45 PM
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I won't keep quoteboxing; I don't necessarily disagree with you, but Aldo needs to realize that he's in a ppv driven industry and the more eyes on the product the better. More people would pay $60 for Aldo/Pettis than Aldo/Lamas. There's no honorable way for a champion to refuse challenger and this isn't a short notice thing.

Personally, I feel like Pettis should stay at LW but him and Aldo sounds like a damn good scrap and I really want to see it. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:45 PM
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Pancake Syrup - I hate it when a guy jumps up or down weight classes and automatically gets a title shot. Even if you're a champ i think you should always need 1 fight before fighting for the title. Lamas vs Pettis would be perfect. Good for Aldo for rejecting it even though he should have done the same for Frankie
Just about agree with you except for the champ bit. I think if you're champ and you step up or down you should be able to fight for the title.
Love the Aldo vs pettis fight by the way. All politics aside. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:47 PM
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Jon Jones put his foot down once.

This is true, and he destroyed 151: Jon Jones and the Foot of Doom. Phone Post
Or fan Henderson and his knee of misery- depending on how you look at it. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:53 PM
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The title picture in the lw div was fucked with all the rematches. (Penn/Edgar, Edgar/Maynard, Edgar/Henderson) I don't blame Pettis at all for wanting a crack at Aldo. Plus, he has a better chance at dethroning Aldo than any of the 145ers. IMO, Aldo is scurred. Aldo won't be able to bully Pettis. You fight who your boss says or Gtfo. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:54 PM
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A champion refusing a fight in his own weightclass isn't a good thing. Especially when he's turning down the more dangerous opponent. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:55 PM
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He didn't bitch at all over Edgar who came off back to back losses at 155, but he's making a stand against Pettis??

It's just more Soares camp garbage of trying to pick and choose the easiest fights.

What do you think other fighters are thinking watching this happen? They are thinking they will try the same thing. Before you know it the UFC will be just like Boxing where everyone tries to pick and choose fights to pad their records and game the system.

The one positive glimmer the UFC has beneath all of their oppressive contract BS is that they can force guys to fight, but they aren't doing it.. they are letting guys like Anderson and Aldo make the rules.

2/24/13 8:57 PM
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SOO72 - He didn't bitch at all over Edgar who came off back to back losses at 155, but he's making a stand against Pettis??

It's just more Soares camp garbage of trying to pick and choose the easiest fights.

What do you think other fighters are thinking watching this happen? They are thinking they will try the same thing. Before you know it the UFC will be just like Boxing where everyone tries to pick and choose fights to pad their records and game the system.

The one positive glimmer the UFC has beneath all of their oppressive contract BS is that they can force guys to fight, but they aren't doing it.. they are letting guys like Anderson and Aldo make the rules.

Soares isn't associated with Aldo at all any more. Phone Post
2/24/13 8:59 PM
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ru seriously trying to make excuses for perfect strangers refusing to make fights. as an mma fan isnt that what you want? to watch fights? i cant think of one legit reason u as a fan could possibly favor railroading this fight. same with gsp/ andy. what are u dorks their protectors lol? fucking pathetic
2/24/13 9:30 PM
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Boss says you fight then you fight. You don't get to pick. Period.
2/24/13 9:37 PM
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LOAN VIPER -  Why not make pettis fight lamas for title shot?

If hes that much better than Ricardo then why not?! Phone Post

Dana wants to make the fight that will generate the most dollars.
Then why not have Honda and Cyborg fight at 145? Phone Post

This is a challenger moving down to face the champ.

How does this support Ronda moving up to face a challenger?

If it's the dollars thing, Ronda will continue to be a bigger draw than Cyborg, so it would make sense to make that fight takes place at the most favorable weight for Rousey.

2/24/13 9:39 PM
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FinestScotch -

Jon Jones put his foot down once.

And got shit all over by fans.

Pettis is 10x more deserving for a shot at 145 than chael was for a shot at 205.
And anyone who doesn't want to see pettis vs aldo is a crazy person or just scared that aldo will lose. Sick fight between two elite guys. Phone Post
2/24/13 10:04 PM
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SOO72 - He didn't bitch at all over Edgar who came off back to back losses at 155, but he's making a stand against Pettis??

It's just more Soares camp garbage of trying to pick and choose the easiest fights.

What do you think other fighters are thinking watching this happen? They are thinking they will try the same thing. Before you know it the UFC will be just like Boxing where everyone tries to pick and choose fights to pad their records and game the system.

The one positive glimmer the UFC has beneath all of their oppressive contract BS is that they can force guys to fight, but they aren't doing it.. they are letting guys like Anderson and Aldo make the rules.

Soares isn't associated with Aldo at all any more. Phone Post
This... And how the fuck do you pick Edgar as an 'easy' fight. C'mon son. Phone Post
2/25/13 8:31 PM
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Moot point now. Confirmed by DW! Phone Post

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