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Vera's Last UFC opponent

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It'll be a prelim and then if they have time they won't show it ala Nick Diaz Vs Gleison Tibau a few months back. I wouldn't be suprised to see Vera put O'Brien to sleep with his muay thai knees.

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It would break my ####ing heart to see Vera beat Cro Cop. I don't think it would ever happen, but if it did, I would cry.

Post #17   2/14/07 11:17:45AM   

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its really funny to me how everyone is all on the brandon vera train when he takes out a few opponents and everyone says he is one of the best and blah blah blah, and now everyone hates him and wants to see him get his ass beat because he chose to leave for another organization that is going to pay him better.. people are really funny

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Posted by waylon_o

It would break my ####ing heart to see Vera beat Cro Cop. I don't think it would ever happen, but if it did, I would cry.



nah Crocop wouldn't cry for you, but it wouldn't happen like you say.

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Posted by waylon_o

It would break my ####ing heart to see Vera beat Cro Cop. I don't think it would ever happen, but if it did, I would cry.



nah Crocop wouldn't cry for you, but it wouldn't happen like you say.


I'm not saying Vera would win...I don't think he would win once if they fought 20 times...i'm just saying, if somehow he knocked him out, that would suck balls

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Posted by ffforgottenx

its really funny to me how everyone is all on the brandon vera train when he takes out a few opponents and everyone says he is one of the best and blah blah blah, and now everyone hates him and wants to see him get his ass beat because he chose to leave for another organization that is going to pay him better.. people are really funny



Can't argue with that... Seems like people are mad at him for wanting money but the only reason they want him to stay is for their own quasi-selfish reasons. IMO, it's being a little hypocrytical, unless you would turn down that kind of money yourself.

Post #21   2/14/07 12:43:29PM   

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How is fighting Jake an attempt on leaving a bad mark on his record? Seems like there being nice to Vera and still babying him, he could have had to fight Crocop or Andrei.

It could be much worse, he could be fighting someone who can KO him. Instead he's possibly fighting osmeone who he would be favored against.

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Exposure wise it's worse for him. AA & CC will not be dark matches. More like co-main events (esp. CC)

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I like the idea of it being an O'brien dark match. It makes sense because he's not exciting enough yet to be featured by the UFC. Until he gets some pound to go along with his ground he's just a LnP guy IMO. He could conceivably LnP this one out which would leave Vera with a blackmark, and I hope that happens. I beleive Vera will beat him though, but since he's not currently the type of fighter the UFC will push they don't lose a lot. Another point in the Vera $ saga. I understand all the argument's for and against. However, having owned a business before remember this. If a corporation files bankruptcy anytime during his possible big $ contract with showtime he get's nothing. As I understand it the contract's are signed with Elite XC , who has a contract with showtime. My partner's in business just decided one day they couldn't meet the financial obligations($400,000 seed money) they had promised after only putting in 150, 000 and outvoted me to bankrupt the Corporation. Basically all creditiors get nada, and they sold off slect assets for $1 . Big businessmen always protect themselves through layer's of smaller and sometimes even dummy corps I've learned the hard way. So if his contract is with Elite XC and they fold he get's nothing.. Meanwhile BJ penn's( elite XC partner) brother can just reopen rumble on the rock in Hawii and he's protected also.I know some people are saying Vera should take the big quick cash, and if Showtime is gonna stick with Elite through the duration of his contract, it would make some sense. Afer seeing their inaugural event I don't holdout to much hope for them however. The UFC will definately be here in 2 years and I think Dana is the type to hold a grudge. Vera doesn't have the public rep of Tito/BJ to pull this off and still have people clamoring for him to come back IMO. Unless he beats some top guys before Showtime backs out, he's screwed . I know it's possible Showtime could stick it out for 2 years, but I think the easiest path is not always the best. I would urge him to take the sure thing. However, I fear there might be something to say about the possibility of him seeing the writing on the wall with Cro-cop coming in.

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This is a win win for the ufc if Jake wins he is hyped a little more if he gets beat they can knock him back down a few notches and give him back to a healthy heath herring ( thats a lot of H's) and let herring beat the lay and pray out of him.

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Posted by Manfred

We might not see it anyways, I gotta felling Dana's going to make it a dark match out of spite.

I could be wrong, it's just a hunch



That is exactly what he is going to do. He did the same thing to Nick Diaz who was one of the most known fighters in the UFC.

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