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I don't know if this has been posted but it's a good interview
http://www.nbcsports.com/ufc/1010414/detail.html

Post #1   2/8/07 2:11:44PM   

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Post #2   2/8/07 3:02:23PM   

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Great interview...I never was a Luter fan really, but he really did seem sincere in everything he said. I do feel sorry for the guy, but that is an unexcusable mistake. At first I thought he should be punished, but the more I thought about it, I realized that the guy lost the title shot, lost the fight, and lost a lot of fans...that's punishment enough in my book. I doubt we seen him back in the UFC, but you never know. Best of luck to Travis Luter.

Post #3   2/8/07 4:06:56PM   

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He did lose 10% of his purse.

Post #4   2/8/07 5:06:33PM   

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Posted by Pyrenus

He did lose 10% of his purse.




yes, his original purse was $20,000

$1,000 went to the NSAC

$1,000 went to Silva

Post #5   2/8/07 5:39:29PM   

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thats f%cked up that they took 2 grand away from him...like if 20 grand was not low enough

ps....i never found out.......can you swear in these forums??

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Posted by Trapt1nw0nder

thats f%cked up that they took 2 grand away from him...like if 20 grand was not low enough

ps....i never found out.......can you swear in these forums??



do we really need swearing?

and i dont think its messed up......he knew the rules, he knew they would take it from him..its not like its a surprise. they contracted him to fight for the title, and he couldnt (by nsac rules) it does very little to help out the UFC which had a lot of angry fans when they lost the title fight. fair punishment i think.

Post #7   2/8/07 8:40:35PM   

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Posted by jmoooooo


and i dont think its messed up......he knew the rules, he knew they would take it from him..its not like its a surprise. they contracted him to fight for the title, and he couldnt (by nsac rules) it does very little to help out the UFC which had a lot of angry fans when they lost the title fight. fair punishment i think.


Agreed, very unprofessional and I'm sure it will haunt Lutter for a long time. Sweet justice that Silva subbed him

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Post #8   2/9/07 2:50:35AM   

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He is a nice guy. Really I think his biggest issue is thinking that he doesn't need a coach. I mean even top UFC fighters like Liddell, GSP, Hughes and others have coaches. That's what coaches are there for. To help fighters be prepared and to not make stupid mistakes. His biggest downfall is his overconfidence in that area.

I dont wish him ill though. The paycut, loss of a title and loss of a fight that way is something that sticks with a person. He will be thinking about this long after we have forgotten.

Post #9   2/9/07 3:35:07AM   

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I was just glad he didnt try to make an excuse about losing and say that the "controversial" strikes made him tap. Instead he said that Silva just had the triangle choke on to long and firm and he had to tap. That gets respect points for Lutter in my book

Post #10   2/9/07 4:15:02PM