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Why isnt Matt Lindland Fighting in UFC/Pride?

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He is ranked #1 middleweight in the world yet has signed with bodog.....does anyone know why he left ufc?

Thanks.

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The official cause was he wore an "unauthorized" sponsor shirt to a weigh-in.

Conspiracy buffs think it was because he was close to a title shot and UFC didn't want a boring champ/they wanted to protect Ace. Only Dana knows I guess

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Posted by Manfred

The official cause was he wore an "unauthorized" sponsor shirt to a weigh-in.

Conspiracy buffs think it was because he was close to a title shot and UFC didn't want a boring champ/they wanted to protect Ace. Only Dana knows I guess




what he said..

hes now signed to fight 3 fights at heavyweight for bodog, but he is keeping himself open to fight in many organizations.. i think we may see him in PRIDE eventually, but i'm not sure if we will see him back in the UFC or not

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Of course, it's easier to promote Jim Carrey than "Sloth" from The Goonies

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Posted by tomp6581

He is ranked #1 middleweight in the world yet[...]


I disagree with your premise.

Post #5   2/15/07 12:08:10PM   

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I didn't just make it up.....

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/topten.asp?articleid=14&zoneid=15





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Posted by tomp6581

I didn't just make it up.....

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/topten.asp?articleid=14&zoneid=15


I know. I think they need to put the pipe down, too.

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Posted by Manfred

Of course, it's easier to promote Jim Carrey than "Sloth" from The Goonies



Holy crap Franklin looks just like Jim Carrey lol

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I rank Lindland #1 also, but I will be changing that in the next 6 months if he doesn't start fighting ranked middleweight's. Last one he fought was Horn. Losing to a bunch of LHVY's and HVY's will just prove he should go back to middleweight IMO. I understand he wants to make money, but if he really does fight all 3 Bodog fight's at heavyweight he is making a huge career mistake IMO. Fedor, Alek's, and Monson( only 3 HVY's I've heard them signing would all overpower and humiliate him if you ask me. Ranking's are subjective and all based on personal opinion of course. The only way they would ever become more than opinion would be if every single fighter at a given weight fought eachother multiple imes. Add the fact that some people match up better stylewise with other's and it's all relative. I want to see Lindland against A. silva, Filho, Hendo( unlikely since the are on the same team), Franklin, kang, Misaki, Marquardt etc. Who cares if he last 2 rounds with Fedor? No one I know questions his toughness, just his career choices.

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Posted by hippysmacker

I rank Lindland #1 also, but I will be changing that in the next 6 months if he doesn't start fighting ranked middleweight's. Last one he fought was Horn. Losing to a bunch of LHVY's and HVY's will just prove he should go back to middleweight IMO. I understand he wants to make money, but if he really does fight all 3 Bodog fight's at heavyweight he is making a huge career mistake IMO. Fedor, Alek's, and Monson( only 3 HVY's I've heard them signing would all overpower and humiliate him if you ask me. Ranking's are subjective and all based on personal opinion of course. The only way they would ever become more than opinion would be if every single fighter at a given weight fought eachother multiple imes. Add the fact that some people match up better stylewise with other's and it's all relative. I want to see Lindland against A. silva, Filho, Hendo( unlikely since the are on the same team), Franklin, kang, Misaki, Marquardt etc. Who cares if he last 2 rounds with Fedor? No one I know questions his toughness, just his career choices.



actually both lindland and hendo have said in interviews that they would fight each other for the right ammount of money.. if i can find the interviews again i will post a link.. he said something like 'we have competed against eachother in wrestling before plenty of times.. if they want to pay us to beat eachother up, thats fine with me'

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Posted by hippysmacker

I rank Lindland #1 also, but I will be changing that in the next 6 months if he doesn't start fighting ranked middleweight's. Last one he fought was Horn. Losing to a bunch of LHVY's and HVY's will just prove he should go back to middleweight IMO. I understand he wants to make money, but if he really does fight all 3 Bodog fight's at heavyweight he is making a huge career mistake IMO. Fedor, Alek's, and Monson( only 3 HVY's I've heard them signing would all overpower and humiliate him if you ask me. Ranking's are subjective and all based on personal opinion of course. The only way they would ever become more than opinion would be if every single fighter at a given weight fought eachother multiple imes. Add the fact that some people match up better stylewise with other's and it's all relative. I want to see Lindland against A. silva, Filho, Hendo( unlikely since the are on the same team), Franklin, kang, Misaki, Marquardt etc. Who cares if he last 2 rounds with Fedor? No one I know questions his toughness, just his career choices.



actually both lindland and hendo have said in interviews that they would fight each other for the right ammount of money.. if i can find the interviews again i will post a link.. he said something like 'we have competed against eachother in wrestling before plenty of times.. if they want to pay us to beat eachother up, thats fine with me'



I don't doubt you, but I still a beleive people cannot unleash to there full potential against close friends or family. That " for enough money thing" always makes me sad. Money is the root of all evil to me.

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Linland is the eternal Journeyman. I think it'll be interesting to see where his fighting future takes him. With all these semi-top tier shows and other up-and-coming promotions I think Linland may be doing the smart thing by keeping his options open.

There is also very little doubt in my mind that he is the best at 183-185. I think he would dominate Silva to a UD. He could probably do the same to most other fighters at this weight class including Hendo, Filho, Kang and Franklin.

For some reason I can see Swick being the answer for Linland's style.

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Posted by Manfred

Of course, it's easier to promote Jim Carrey than "Sloth" from The Goonies



LMFAO!

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i dunno i kinda see lindland like a poor mans version of jason stratham (crank, snatch)





but sloth is def. more fnnier

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Ttt because I think Linland is the Black Sheep of MMA and always interesting to talk about

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