MMA I don't support Randy, but now I don't support Dana

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  1. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    You can't have it both ways. Don't get down on Randy for not living up to the terms of his contract, when you don't want to uphold the terms of Mirko's contract.

    Its unfortunate that written into the contract its legal for them to cut the contract short. Mirko deserves the rest of his fights and his money.

    I hope to see him do well in Dream.
     
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    Optamix New Member

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    I want to fuck you when talk dirty like that :naughty:
     
  3. ITR06

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    Im sure it would different if Couture was 30 and knew he would get a chance. He knows he only has 1-2 fights left in him and he wants to fight who he feels is the best. You really cant blame the guy.
     
  4. I don't see how people have lost respect for Randy over this. It's his decision to fight or not, and who to fight for. So long as he's playing by the rules of his contract, I don't think anyone should really think it says anything about him as a person.

    And, before anyone says anything, Zuffa hasn't filed ANYTHING regarding a breach of contract on Randy. Dana has just run his mouth and Zuffa has filed other random lawsuits about Randy cornering other fighters etc. They've done everything they can to keep their contracts out of the courtroom.

    This is probably because they have some unenforceable clauses in the contracts (which is common, not some kind of illegal/shady practice).
     
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    Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic Leaves UFC, Signs with New Organization

    Posted by MMA Junkie on February 13, 2008 at 9:08 am ET
    [​IMG]Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has left the UFC and signed with a new fight promotion called DREAM, it was announced today at a press conference in Japan.
    Filipovic will make his debut with the organization at DREAM 1, a March 15 show in Saitama, Japan.
    The new organization was founded by the Fight Entertainment Group, which is the parent company of the successful K-1 promotion, and former executives of the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships, which was bought out and dismantled by the UFC’s parent company a year ago.
    Rumblings that the Croatian fighter may be leaving the UFC heated up over the past few days as Filipovic posted blog entries teasing a big announcement. Over the past few days, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) spoke to numerous sources close to the UFC, who could only confirm that Filipovic “might” be on his way out of the organization.
    Filipovic, who made his octagon debut at UFC 67 with a first-round TKO of Eddie Sanchez, has since suffered back-to-back losses to Gabriel Gonzaga and Cheick Kongo. They were the first consecutive losses of the fighter’s career, and they led to speculation that Filipovic might consider retirement.
    After the September 2007 loss Kongo, Filipovic did admit that the thought of quitting crossed him mind. However, he later stated that he expected to return to the UFC in early 2008.
    However, during press events for UFC 81 earlier this month, UFC President Dana White said that Filipovic and his camp hadn’t been in contact with the organization. White said he was forced to implement a Feb. 4 deadline for the fighter to confirm whether or not he would be continuing his career with the UFC.
    It’s believed that the UFC requested that Filipovic renegotiate a new deal. During UFC 66 in December 2006, the UFC officially announced that Filipovic, the PRIDE FC 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix champion, had signed a lucrative two-year, six-fight deal with the organization. Apparently, Filipovic was unwilling to do redo the deal, and the UFC opted to let him walk instead.
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    In addition to Filipovic, DREAM today announced other fighters taking part in its inaugural show.
    Shinya Aoki will meet Gesias “JZ” Calvancante in the opening round of a lightweight grand prix tournament that will be held at the March 15 show. The first round of a middleweight tournament bout is also expected to take place.
    In addition to Filipovic, who’s expected to fight for the organization’s first-ever heavyweight title, other fighters competing in bouts include Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba and Kiyoshi Tamura.
     
  6. ITR06

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    thanks for posting that in a the right thread :rolleyes:
     
  7. What's randy said to disparage the UFC, aside from he didn't feel like they treated him right?
     
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    So whats going on with Mirko?
     
  9. he says he sat down and talked about it all with Zuffa and they did shit.

    The guy is a celebrity. He can't do something like this and have no comment about it in the press. He seemed pretty darn respectful in his press conference.
     
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    He went back to Japan to fight cans who suck worse than the cans he lost to.
     
  11. gone from UFC, going to Dream in japan.
     
  12. can we PLEASE stop calling all fighters not wearing a belt 'cans'? Seriously. Lets not make this sherdog.
     
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    Ok who has Kongo or Gonzaga beat that are worthwhile opponents? Would you prefer gatekeeper instead. In respect to what Cro-Cop accomplished in Pride and was expected to do in the UFC they were supposed to be easy wins or cans for him. Wandy, Chuck, Machida, Hughes, Franklin, Franca, etc, etc, dont hold the belt but they also arent cans.
     
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    And UFC let him go?
     
  15. UFC forced a contract renegotiation and Crocop walked away from their terms.
     
  16. roose

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    I'd rather be known as the guy that had all the best fighters in the world and made the fights the fans wanted to see happen, than the guy who made $200 million instead of $100 million due to being a good business man.
     
  17. Kongo's K-1 credentials are impressive, if I'm not mistaken and he schooled several decent heavyweights in the UFC.

    Gonzaga put on a hell of a fight vs. Randy, obviously against crocop too. He wasn't doing bad vs. Werdum and was winning the fight pretty clearly until he ate that knee. And striking isn't even his specialty.

    I just think it's lame to dismiss someone as a no-talent can just because they have some losses to top competition, or have holes in their game. Shinya Aoki has no standup, so if he fought someone he couldn't take down that could punch a bit, he'd get embarassed. If that happens, does it make him a Can?

    A can is someone like Kanehara, that's truly useless.
     
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    money can't buy your hair back.
     
  19. SCirone

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    He couldnt leave, thats the point. If he was champion, he would be forced to resign because of the champion clause
     
  20. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    randy left the ufc before he had a chance to fight fedor and get his ass handed to him. he's just blaming the UFC for not honoring the fight b/w fedor and himself
     
  21. :ugh:
     
  22. roose

    roose Guest

    wat
     
  23. ITR06

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    troll[​IMG]
     

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