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9/27/13 11:26 PM
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falsecrack
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I was just thinking how the UFC hadn't done anything mindblowingly stupid lately.


Nah, they gave 200,000 to the Nevada gay an lesbian center a little while ago.

That was an investment, soon the gays and lesbians will be a key demographic for the ufc and it will grow the sport to new heights! People will not even talk about tuf and the boom of new fans that followed anymore, it will be the sparkle boom, and they will make our sport fabulous.

Soon? Who do u think GSP's fan base is?

9/27/13 11:27 PM
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I Wild Each It
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Dana has always claimed that he's honest with the fans and the media..."sometimes too honest", we've heard many times.

If that's truly the case, just come out say that Okami isn't marketable enough in the US because of his fighting style and the fact he doesn't speak English well. It doesn't make sense from a business perspective to pay this guy what we were paying him, because there wasn't enough return on our investment.

"Our roster is packed" is nothing more than a cop out.
9/27/13 11:29 PM
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Its a good way of telling fighters how to fight...without telling fighters how to fight...
9/27/13 11:29 PM
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Larry Appleton
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how do you cut a top-10 fighter who's only lost ONE of his last 4 fights and routinely manhandles "contenders" lol Phone Post 3.0
9/27/13 11:40 PM
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Our roster is packed...with people who cannot beat Okami? Cutting a #6 ranked fighter makes no sense. Dana needed a distraction so that everyone would stop asking him why Gustafsson is not getting an immediate rematch.
9/27/13 11:41 PM
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Larry Appleton
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how do you cut a top-10 fighter who's only lost ONE of his last 4 fights and routinely manhandles "contenders" lol Phone Post 3.0
9/27/13 11:44 PM
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Wondering if something happened behind the scenes that hasn't been disclosed. Can't imagine any other reason for his release. Phone Post 3.0
9/27/13 11:48 PM
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Dumb shit like this is how Bellator is going to build a brand to eventually compete...

UFC needs to rethink some of its decisions.
9/27/13 11:53 PM
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So, here's the real deal. My problem with Dana calling it the fastest growing sport in the world and all is total bullshit. It can't be a sport when you continue to cut top 10 guys lol I think SPORT mma would be sup boring actually and I don't mind a few "entertainment value" moves but this is ridiculous!
9/27/13 11:54 PM
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Mahakala
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Wow.....
9/27/13 11:54 PM
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THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT!

you cut okami who's a proven top 10 MW but you keep guys like leben, lombard, herman and other lesser MW's. "roster is full" is a bullshit excuse dana, why not cut someone else other than okami; okami must have pissed them off when he beat lombard.
9/28/13 12:01 AM
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I have a strange feeling that we won't see Dana making a post here about this.
9/28/13 12:05 AM
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3rdLion - It's a business decision and they can do whatever the fuck they want, stop crying. Phone Post 3.0

From a business perspective, how does cutting your top Japanese talent help when you want better exposure in that market?


Makes no difference to the Japanese market. Only the hardest of hardcore fans know who he is in Japan and they'll go anyway. Cutting guys like Rampage or Cro Cop was worse as far as the Japanese market goes but as the sport has absolutely no mainstream interest at all anymore over here, none of it really makes any difference anyway.
9/28/13 12:12 AM
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Meh. I've accepted UFC is more about entertainment than sport. Can't really blame them, it's just what more people seem into (except the hardcore fans) Phone Post
9/28/13 12:21 AM
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Ironhouse - Its a good way of telling fighters how to fight...without telling fighters how to fight...
Simple, concise and probably accurate. Phone Post 3.0
9/28/13 12:21 AM
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Wow, cant believe this outpouring of support for Okami. Guessing this is a good sign and rare moment of unified voices as Yushin was not very popular on the UG but it appears everyone recognizes that he is still a top guy and that the top guys should still be in the UFC.

Ironically, Im gonna play devil's advocate against Okami here and say that he had a long UFC career and plenty of time to develop and had pretty good match making, he got to fight a good range of guys from not so good to good to great.

18 fights, 13-5 with losses to Anderson, Chael, Franklin, Jacare and Boestch. I thought he would give Jacare a much better fight, he won "the fight" against Franklin and really fcked up vs Boetsch. I'd really like to have seen him avenge the Franklin and/or Boetsch fights, 2 guys it was pretty evident he could beat from the first match. He was dominated by the other 3.

He has been the best Japanese fighter in the UFC, not exciting but solid grappling game, developed a good 1-2 to clinch and he was super tough in the clinch and on top of course. One of the few Japanese fighters with the size and strength and given time to develop as well. Im surprised a guy like Fukuda didnt develop more. Hioki is more talented than both of them but does not have a UFC friendly Kawajiri really would have been a good fit for the UFC esp as a FW. Gomi and Kid in their primes would have been loved by the bang bro crowd.

Its too bad but he had his time. Ideally, he could have been given the chance to beat another top guy or avenge the Boetsch fight or even Franklin as he's close to retirement. Oh well...
9/28/13 12:24 AM
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Okami has been the #1 trend on twitter since this has been announced, the fans have spoken. Bring back Okami.

9/28/13 12:40 AM
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Deeeerrr u wanna b a ferkin feyetuurrrr?

HAHA!

Not an okami fan but this is a bullshit move! Phone Post 3.0
9/28/13 12:46 AM
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Full roster comment doesn't help me understand why okami was cut tbh
9/28/13 12:56 AM
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Well shit. Cutting a top 10 fighter is bad form.
9/28/13 1:01 AM
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9/28/13 1:04 AM
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the UFC is a sport,


. Lolbro. War Thunder, fuck this shit.
9/28/13 1:04 AM
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Fuck this, I can't even defend this decision. I'm just fucking gobsmacked and disappointed. Phone Post
9/28/13 1:21 AM
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I don't want to live on this planet anymore...
9/28/13 1:37 AM
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Larry Appleton
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**waits for funny Ghost of Retard gif** Phone Post 3.0

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