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Addressing cuts made by UFC in recent months, Dana White said it's nothing abnormal. SImply guys have to win to stay in.

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Post #1   5/22/08 7:22:08AM   

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Makes sense. Dana does actually talk a lot of sense most of the time.

Post #2   5/22/08 10:38:51AM   

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ya thay have been doing this for a long time,

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Who were they quoting in that article? No f bombs means it wasn't DW.

PS Fedor isn't even top 5. He is so overrated.

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i think the door will be open still for some guys to make it back while others like lutter and starnes won't ever be back

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It's actually better for the sport and in some cases the UFC themselves when they (the UFC) cuts fighters.
If they (Zuffa) sign them in the WEC it keeps them from signing with the competition and the former UFCers will boost the WEC TV ratings and event sales.
If the competition does sign them...it will boost their (the competition) ratings and ticket sales etc.
It's a win, win situation for MMA...and in some cases the UFC themselves.
Jake O'Brien vs. Kimbo Slice?
That would be cool.
Look at what the former UFCers have done for Affliction as well.....they have put together a really great card!
Not to mention the UFC has to cut fighters....the TUF middleweights will be here soon.....don't forget they really are fighting for multiple contracts...as the UFC obviously sign many from each season.
Like he (Dana) said...they get cut...go back down the ranks...win a few and try the UFC again...I have been a fan since the start...I have seen many fighters do just that.

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Dana said,


"The guys who are really dedicated to this sport, and they make the cut, they go and get more wins under their belt and end up coming back."






Yeah right, what about Brad Imes? The guy gets cut after a 0-3 performance and follows it up with a 5 win streak and never got called back. I know this is just one example, but I am sure we can find more if we think about it. Not only that, the HW division is really dwindling right now.

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Posted by Rush


Dana said,


"The guys who are really dedicated to this sport, and they make the cut, they go and get more wins under their belt and end up coming back."






Yeah right, what about Brad Imes? The guy gets cut after a 0-3 performance and follows it up with a 5 win streak and never got called back. I know this is just one example, but I am sure we can find more if we think about it. Not only that, the HW division is really dwindling right now.



It's probably because most of the those wins were over terribly over matched opponents. Imes isn't good enough to be on the UFC regardless of how thin or lackluster the HW division is.

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Posted by thatfedorsohotrightnow

Who were they quoting in that article? No f bombs means it wasn't DW.

PS Fedor isn't even top 5. He is so overrated.



Your post are overrated..

Dana > Fedor

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Posted by 40ouncetofreedom

Your post are overrated..

Dana > Fedor



do not feed the troll

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Posted by Rush


Dana said,


"The guys who are really dedicated to this sport, and they make the cut, they go and get more wins under their belt and end up coming back."






Yeah right, what about Brad Imes? The guy gets cut after a 0-3 performance and follows it up with a 5 win streak and never got called back. I know this is just one example, but I am sure we can find more if we think about it. Not only that, the HW division is really dwindling right now.



Might have something to do with Brad Imes not being good.

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Posted by Rush


Dana said,


"The guys who are really dedicated to this sport, and they make the cut, they go and get more wins under their belt and end up coming back."



Yeah right, what about Brad Imes? The guy gets cut after a 0-3 performance and follows it up with a 5 win streak and never got called back. I know this is just one example, but I am sure we can find more if we think about it. Not only that, the HW division is really dwindling right now.



but then look what happened...he lost 2 of his last 3. of those 5 wins you mentioned, only 1 was against a fighter with a record above .500. he has proven that he is not UFC material and his recent loss to Roy Nelson only reaffirms it. So imo, Imes is not a good example.

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Bring back Sean Salmon!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by thatfedorsohotrightnow

Who were they quoting in that article? No f bombs means it wasn't DW.

PS Fedor isn't even top 5. He is so overrated.



I know your a fan but do you have to work Fedor into EVERY post you make? Just a thought.

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I am glad they are making cuts....Most the people they have cut put on boring performances and are not A level fighters.....

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