MMA thoughts on babalu getting fired.

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  1. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    The main reason Dana/UFC was bitter about the incident is because they had paid $50k for this guy to fight and they couldn't even air the fight because of Babalu's stunt. not to mention endangering the sport's reputation if things would have went wrong.

    I think this may be actually good for Babalu's career in the long run. Just like Don Imus getting fired. no publicity is bad publicity... He will get signed by another org and get paid a bit less money but he will go on a tear and after about a year get back into the UFC, and they will hype him up as the rehabilitated rebel on a win streak..
     
  2. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    I have no pity, just as I had no pity for Don Imus nor Opie and Anthony in situations such as this. Even less for Babalu.

    He broke the rules, he has paid the price, regardless of whether or not it was because Dana couldnt air the fight.

    In the end he'll be fine and find another place to fight just as all the other morons who get fired or suspended for acting like pricks.
     
  3. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    i dont think this is good even in only a hype situat9ion. he is what, 11-1 in his last 12 fights? his only loss is to chuck. hard to get on a better roll than that :dunno:
     
  4. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    Lost to that guy after chuck too.
     
  5. CallSecurityNow

    CallSecurityNow OT Supporter

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    He'll do his time in smaller shows and be back in the UFC
     
  6. jmx2323

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    i think it was overboard, but if he can roll down to a smaller org and win and win a lot...might work out for him
     
  7. apman0000

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    good, didn't like babalu anyway
     
  8. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    i totally dont remember that :o
     
  9. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    Just looked it up. Jason Lambert at UFC 68 KO.
     
  10. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Babalu is a thug, just like I've said before. If he had any fucking brains he'd keep his head down and keep from pulling stupid shit like this and enjoy his paydays. He fucked up.
     
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    Dana doesnt want that image in the UFC he will be snapped up by another organisation quick smart.
     
  12. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    It sucks but if he goes to another organization and starts winning for like a year and becomes a champ, I bet he'll be back with the UFC again.
     
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    The UFC dont need 205lbers he isnt going to be Champ in that division
     
  14. The Ripper

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    yeah he was going to go to the smaller venues any ways. the last big fight he had was him vs lidell for the title and that didnt even last that long.
     
  15. Kenny Dalglish

    Kenny Dalglish New Member

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    like him or not this sets a precedent.. a HARSH precedent..

    lets be straight.. theres a long list of fighters who held on to holds.. and its been happening for a long time..

    penn
    pulver
    kid yamamoto
    gomi
    royce

    this is nothing new.. get over it.. lets see what happens the next time one of dana's pets holds on a lil too long..
     
  16. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    I think it's retarded. Babalu ftw
     
  17. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    question: Why exactly couldn't they air his fight? I know he got arrested but is there some law or rule that states if a fighter gets arrested you can't put their fight on TV? I mean it was a pretty fucking entertaining fight even before the choke
     
  18. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    too brutal to air - because of the choke incident. if it wasn't a completely 1 sided beatdown/bloodbath, holdig the choke would have been fine to air.

    if you watch the fight it was babalu on top raining down strikes on heath for most of the second round, while heath looked like he was bleeding to death, then chokes him out and wouldnt let go after the tap, and repeated attempts by the ref to break it up. then has the balls to to talk more shit when he was being interviewed in the cage right after the fight.
     
  19. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    you mean they dont read this message board for business advice?
     
  20. Phill A. Peno

    Phill A. Peno It's Filipino, stupid. OTTC, Cycling Crew, WRX Cr OT Supporter

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    they will sign him on again. just give 'em time for the heat to die down, and they need him to either destroy someone (which I dont know who), or be a jobber.
     
  21. Kenny Dalglish

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    true.. honestly i ordered the ppv for gsp and babalu.. i was hoping they would air it.. i order most ufc ppvs but a babalu fight guarantees a purchase for me.. oh well.. still annoyed i had to pay the 1.99 for the fight..
     
  22. Kenny Dalglish

    Kenny Dalglish New Member

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    also.. bj penn's fight was on free tv.. im not saying what they did was the same.. only comparing the disobeying the ref part of it..
     
  23. Kenny Dalglish

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    absolutely.. totally different considering circumstances.

    just brought it up for people who say disobeying the ref is reason enough to be fired..
     

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