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Don't get me wrong, this isn't a thread focusing on putting Rampage down in any way, shape or form. He's my favorite fighter so thats the last thing I want to do. Just don't make any sense to me that hes not fighting Rashad in december in MEMPHIS just to be in this movie. I know theirs two sides to the story. Like of course it gives him mad money, UFC mad popularity, which will lead to a better decision business wise. But what about HIM! On a personal level.

Hes the one that worked towards making MMA legal in Memphis, and he's the one that could bring the most to the event in memphis. Without him, they might as well of just had this event in California or Nevada. If he fought this fight, not only could he beat Rashad and get the very next title shot that would probably happen early next year like in March or April but he'd also have the great oppurtunity to fight in his hometown and beat Rashad in his hometown. I know that would mean a lot too him. And in all seriousness when do you think the next time will be when the UFC decides to go back to Memphis? Maybe a small fight night but an actual PPV? But since he decided to go with the movie not only does he lose the oppurtunity to fight in his hometown, but now he has to wait longer to fight. And what if Rashad decides not want to wait that long and fights anyway and loses? That then becomes like Serra-Hughes where we have to wait close to year or more to see them square off because coming off two straight losses, I'd doubt they'd give him rampage. So that'd atleast hurt the fans feelings who wanted to see that fight even though he does most likely get the next shot anyway.

Their's not a right or wrong answer, this is just my opinion, I think he should have just fought and maybe seen if he could have filmed at another time. I'm sure it's not the first or last role he'll earn. Just want to hear everyones opinion on this. That would have been sick if Rampage/Rashad stayed on that card with Sanchez/Penn, thought'd it could be easily one of the best event ever.

Post #1   9/6/09 6:27:58PM   

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Has it even been confirmed he's not fighting or that he's in the movie?

Post #2   9/6/09 6:31:16PM   

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Rampage is not in the A Team movie

Post #3   9/6/09 7:14:47PM   

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Lets just say he is in the movie....Being a movie star far out weighs being the UFC LHW champ. You make more money and you don't have to train and fight anymore. So for himself it make most sense.

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Posted by postman

Lets just say he is in the movie....Being a movie star far out weighs being the UFC LHW champ. You make more money and you don't have to train and fight anymore. So for himself it make most sense.



I'd WAY rather be the LHW champ than B.A. Baracus, but hey that's just me.

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Posted by RyanC

I'd WAY rather be the LHW champ than B.A. Baracus, but hey that's just me.



well i would rether see Shogun LHW champ but i get what you're saying

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Posted by RyanC

I'd WAY rather be the LHW champ than B.A. Baracus, but hey that's just me.



well i would rether see Shogun LHW champ but i get what you're saying



I would LOVE to see Shogun win the title. I'm squarely in his corner come 104.

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Posted by Bowen50

Rampage is not in the A Team movie



The Wrestling Observer confirmed it's true.

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Post #8   9/6/09 11:54:03PM   

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What better wa to hype up a fight than with a movie
The movie company will promote your fighter for you
After A-team everyone and their dog is going to want to see Rampage fight
I predict it will be the biggest selling fight ever
When it finally happens
Dana knows how to use this to his advantage
It just sux having to wait

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Bowen50

Rampage is not in the A Team movie



The Wrestling Observer confirmed it's true.

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touche sir

Post #10   9/7/09 12:30:03AM   

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Posted by Bowen50


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Posted by Bowen50

Rampage is not in the A Team movie



The Wrestling Observer confirmed it's true.

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touche sir



The contract fell threw, he isnt now

LINK

Post #11   9/7/09 12:45:37AM   

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Posted by Sinister


Posted by Bowen50


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Bowen50

Rampage is not in the A Team movie



The Wrestling Observer confirmed it's true.

Link



touche sir



The contract fell threw, he isnt now

LINK



I really really really hate you

Post #12   9/7/09 5:05:38AM   

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What is he doing in vancouver if hes not shooting the movie?


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Rampage must blowin paper like Pernell Whitaker if he has to turn down a fight to be in a movie and "launch his career after fighting" Rampage is already rich and has a lot of endorsements and reputation he doesnt have to cancel this fight. They say it was a good move, but the MMA scene will be so much bigger by the time Rampage retires that just being a former champ and having charima will land him gigs.

I'll save my final judgement when I hear from Dana or Ramapge but I have lost a lot of respect for Rampage as a fighter but respect his decision as a person. For wanting to kick Rashads' ass he sure isnt in a hurry to do it, or win the belt back for that matter.

EDIT: and yeah hows he gonna turn down a fight in memphis tennessee, the state he signed a petition for to get it regulated and not fight the guy he hates, the guy who got in his face after he just got done with a fight, i dont get it, if money is that important just quit fighting imo

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I've have heard so many things about this yet we have yet to hear directly from Rampage or Dana...as a matter of fact we haven't heard from Dana in a little while on anything...wonder what thats about...I was surprised he wasn't at the Machida-Shogun Press conference. I want to hear from one of them about all of this.

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