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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White on UFC 85: ‘Cursed’

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“I’m wondering if this kid [Thiago Alves] should be at 170 or not. If this were a title fight, I’d be really pissed. What are you going to do? Matt Hughes agreed to fight him at 175, so it’s not all bad. … I can’t wait to get this card behind me, to be honest with you. Eight guys dropped out. The main event guy can’t make weight. It’s crazy.”


UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts via Yahoo!Sports.com on the fiasco also known as UFC 85: “Bedlam” at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Saturday, June 7. The latest blow was Thiago Alves coming in four pounds heavy four his main event fight with Matt Hughes. For what it’s worth Hughes proves once again that he is such a team player, agreeing to take the fight with Alves at a catchweight with little to no resistance. In addition, the UFC has really demonstrated its superior depth by cobbling together a card that is still ripe with talent. I’m still interested regardless of all the shenanigans.

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Post #1   6/6/08 2:46:46PM   

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I was going to take Alves in this fight too... I think I am going to change my pick now. He obviously isn't determined enough to put forth the effort to make wieght, so who is to say he is determined enough for this fight at all.

Post #2   6/6/08 3:16:14PM   

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Travis Lutter all over again well if alves was dehydrated just like lutter was goodbye alves hughes will pressure him with his wrestling and wear him out by the end of the first round. I was gona take alves but im saying hughes 2nd round tko.

Post #3   6/6/08 6:31:41PM   

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It's crap, that Alves didn't make it.
As i have said before, i hate weight cutting, but someone who doesn't make weight i hate even more.

Who are these 8 guys, that dropped out?

I guess Bisbing, Marquardt, and possibly Tavares and Rivera were supposed to fight someone else...

Post #4   6/6/08 8:21:12PM   

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Alves lossing any of his purse? If so they should give it to Hughes. If not everyone fighting hughes could just not make weight who cares he would still fight you and you would still get payed.

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Posted by MrGreeny


Who are these 8 guys, that dropped out?




Shogun, Chuck, Rashad, Irvin, Leben, Chonan, Wain, probably missing an obvious 8th guy.

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Posted by candynuts


Posted by MrGreeny


Who are these 8 guys, that dropped out?




Shogun, Chuck, Rashad, Irvin, Leben, Chonan, Wain, probably missing an obvious 8th guy.



That is so annoying. I reeled off those seven and now can't think of the 8th guy

Post #7   6/7/08 1:33:23AM   

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"Cursed" was what I thought this card should've been called, if not "Snakebit". I don't think I've seen UFC have so much bad luck leading up to a card and having so many fighters have to drop out due to injuries or other reasons.

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You konw even with all that great talent gone I still want to watch this show I mean its better than anyother card being put on out there

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Cursed it right. I thought this PPV was going to have a hard time making it with good talent. But the UFC did not dissapoint. The still put together one heck of a card. With some exciting fights.

As for Alves not making weight. This guy has had trouble making weight before and got caught using an illegal weight losing drug before. Maybe he should think about fighting at 185 if he can't lose the weight. Like Dana said we all would be really angry if this was a title fight. We would all feel shafted.

Post #10   6/7/08 11:59:15AM