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8/1/13 11:51 PM
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Vitor Belfort has been campainging for a big name fight for a meaningful bout in a title picture. Rashad Evans fits that bill, however as training partners Evans would be unwilling to fight Belfort if asked:

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.

"I won't fight Vitor," said Evans, who trains with Belfort at Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla. "I won't fight Thiago Silva. I won't fight Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira. I won't fight anybody who I train with!

"I made that mistake before, and I won't do that again. I lost a lot of relationships because I did that before."

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8/2/13 12:04 AM
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That's legitimate.

8/2/13 12:06 AM
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That's good.

Belfort bullets are bad for your health. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 12:26 AM
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cue Dana Yosemite Sam tantrum dance.

8/2/13 12:36 AM
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Nice hashed is taking a stance and nobody wants to watch this fight . Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 1:09 AM
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bff's hurting the sport.

8/2/13 1:17 AM
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bff's hurting the sport.

GTFO.

People are ok with Cain and Cormier not fighting, but if it has anything to do with Vitor, people jump at the chance to criticize him.

Does Vitor get ANY love?

Two teammates not wanting to fight each other has been going on for years, and it's totally legit. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 1:42 AM
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That's fair. Training partners shouldn't fight. It's not about being friends, it's about practicality. It means one guy gets the short end of the stick and has to find somewhere else to train. He doesn't get the trainers or training partners that made him such a great fighter to start with. The fans don't really get the match they want because one guy has the advantage.

If Rory and GSP were to fight GSP would probably win handily. Not necessarily because GSP is the better fighter but because Rory has to find and adjust to a new camp. He then has to fight GSP, who has had the benefit of his normal camp, training partners and trainers, in addition to detailed intel about Rory. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 1:48 AM
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8/2/13 1:53 AM
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There are plenty of contenders and PPV buys out there. They don't need to shake up teams to get the drama stories to upsell the fights. You take away some of these high level fighters training partners who are also high level and you may see their skill level decline. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 2:09 AM
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That's legitimate.


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8/2/13 2:19 AM
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Rashad aint gon fight vitor or else he will be a fuckn HYPOCRITE. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 2:44 AM
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cue Dana Yosemite Sam tantrum dance.

VU... because I visualized this and laughed Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 11:02 AM
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“Rashad drives me crazy man. Lorenzo can deal with Rashad, not me.”
8/2/13 11:08 AM
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I agree with Rashad. why fight a teammate? dumb its not like that's the only fight to make

lol UFC needs to get a match maker who isn't a bitch ass
8/2/13 11:10 AM
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Silverball - “Rashad drives me crazy man. Lorenzo can deal with Rashad, not me.”

in other words "I need an adult"
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I'm certainly not a fighter, but i could not see fighting a friend. I'd have no real aggression toward him. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 2:09 PM
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Asking fighters from the same camp to.fight each other is BEYOND STUPID...What are they supposed to do ? Split the camp into 2 halves and hope no one spills training secrets ? Is one of them supposed to pick up their shit and move to a new town/ state to relocate bis training ? Well, that guy is automatically at a HUGE disadvantage for a plethora of reasons...not to mention basic team loyalty...Dana is a douche
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Why fight a teammate in an exhibition fight? but why not fight a teammate you haven't trained with for maybe a year? It's not like rashad and vitor have a history of great friendship. Maybe whilst down in Florida together they have smashed so much poon together they've quickly bonded like brothers? Who knows? Maybe vitors buddy does. Phone Post 3.0
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"So, we have reports that Vitor called you a poopie head and wants to fight you and steal your trainers, care to comment?"

-Ariel "Pinnochio Shit disturber" Helwani

8/2/13 9:31 PM
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"So, we have reports that Vitor called you a poopie head and wants to fight you and steal your trainers, care to comment?"

-Ariel "Pinnochio Shit disturber" Helwani


lol.
8/2/13 11:25 PM
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bff's hurting the sport.

GTFO.

People are ok with Cain and Cormier not fighting, but if it has anything to do with Vitor, people jump at the chance to criticize him.

Does Vitor get ANY love?

Two teammates not wanting to fight each other has been going on for years, and it's totally legit. Phone Post 3.0

That eliminates almost anyone for Vitor since he's trained with every team under the sun.
He's been at Blackzillians for good few years now.

I don't think he would have a problem fighting his previous teammates. Otherwise that would have made it to the public by now, don't you think so? Phone Post 3.0
8/2/13 11:59 PM
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Totally misread that as "I won't fight Bellator," Phone Post

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