Originally posted by Badge01
Now the ball is in DW and LF's court and they have the option of making a counter-offer that is in line with the guy they propose RC fight. You
don't offer the Champ one-quarter of what you offer the challenger. (In fact, parenthetically, do many in the US knows who Fedor is? He's only
1/10th as popular as RC in the US, except among the hardcore fans.)
As far as the record and Tim Sylvia, you might consider re-watching that fight. It was probably the most incredible upset ever in the UFC and I
thought Joe Rogan was going to wet his pants (and rightly so).
dana/fertittas do have a history of paying their fighters crap. i will not argue with that.
still though. it's not like randy was sitting on 2 years left you know and as you said, his arm is broken. had he stayed on, i think there is a
decent chance anyway that couture could have stayed on the mic and then renegotiate the contract when it is up.
i am just having a hard time accepting him just walking out. as a fan, i want to see fighters fight.
i want to see fights. i HATE the drama, contract negotiations and such but as the sport grows, i guess that is expected.
i just don't want my sport to get tainted. fighters walking out and not wanting to fight cause they do not want to risk losing their last
fight...imo, that is not what it is all about.
i thought that these fighters would fight 'whoever they put in front of me'..
to the couture/sylvia fight...i guess we just see it differently. i can not see an mma win as brilliant when it goes 25 minutes.
if he would have been rolling in abu dhabi or something and went 25 minutes that would have been sick.
i can't take joe rogan seriously anymore.
the dude is going out of his head...
he dogged out randy(before randy resigned) and accused him in a round about way of juicing.
he's high as a kite all the time.(*snip* various reasons so i am not mr uptight about it. matter of fact i think it should be legal)...i don't like
seeing him on the mic when he is all wrecked.
it is not the image i want to see for this sport....
i liked him much better a few years afo. i think he i spiraling down and i don't want anymore slips of the mic from him.
search youtube. there are al kinds of vids of joe talking about how amazing dmt is and how everyone should try it. how he gets stoned and then goes
into a flotation tank...he has a friggin sensory dep tank in his house then he hps into when he is stoned...
i know that is off topic but my point is, just cause rogan is crapping his pants over the match, don't mean i should or will you know.
as it sits now, i will hope that M-1 picks him up for a 1 fight deal so i can see fedor demolish him..
hey badge, you hang out at sherdog a lot?
i have been a member there since early 03. that said, i can hardly stand to post in the heavyweights forum anymore.....
people in there are friggin retarded.
i lurk in there a lot. if you want to talk technique, you should go into teh grappling section(if you grapple) or the striking section if you strike.
THAT is where the good talks are.
the heavyweights forum is all gnub, white belt T U F fanboys. it is very annoying.
it's pretty wild though being there cause you get inside scoop or whatever.
a LOT of the guys in the grappling/striking forums train.
a lot of those guys train with/at the gyms run by the guys we watch.
you know blake bowman from this season of T U F..?
he was around the dog back around 03. i talked to him many times.
i have talked to bas rutten on there too.
that was pretty cool.
Bas used to pop on sherdog all the time for Q&A's.
it has really gone downhill lately and you have to sift through some serious dung to get to the good stuff.
there are a couple other mma forums where there is less gnubness happening.
thanks again for talking mma with me.
[edit on 13-10-2007 by Jbird]