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The "Hot Bout" (worth double points in the picks) was changed from Florian vs Huerta to Cummo vs McCrory.
The switch happened sometime between August 5th 2PM and this morning August 8th. Not sure about the reason for the change, but now I've got to do a little more research into fighters that nobody cares about :P
Just wanted to give everyone the heads up so they can look into that Cummo vs McCrory fight a little more.

Post #1   8/8/08 10:14:18AM   

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Posted by Ralk

The "Hot Bout" (worth double points in the picks) was changed from Florian vs Huerta to Cummo vs McCrory.
The switch happened sometime between August 5th 2PM and this morning August 8th. Not sure about the reason for the change, but now I've got to do a little more research into fighters that nobody cares about :P
Just wanted to give everyone the heads up so they can look into that Cummo vs McCrory fight a little more.



Yep, I noticed that too!! I was REALLY hoping it would be Florian/Huerta because like you said now we have a couple of fighters with not that much info. More of a toss-up IMO.

Oh, well... this hot bout will more than likely be luck if you get it right!

I just wish they'd change the hot bout to a main event like they said could happen:

"The fight which has the closest number of people picking each combatant as the winner is named the "hot bout", thus you are rewarded for "seeing through the hype" to accurately know who will win a contested matchup. The "hot bout" for an event will have its point totals doubled. Note: In the event that the "hot bout" is on the undercard of an event, another fight that is running close in picks from the main card may be selected as the "hot bout" by the administration." --Taken from
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Maybe the votes turned out more for one fighter than they expected.

Thanks for the heads up. I don't normally ckeck my picks too close to the fight because I make stupid rash decisions and make changes I regret.

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Ya that was a weird decision to change the hot at the last second. I guess its better because i feel this is an easier decision to make than the Huerta Florian match up.

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Posted by npayant

Note: In the event that the "hot bout" is on the undercard of an event, another fight that is running close in picks from the main card may be selected as the "hot bout" by the administration."




Wish this rule would be initiated more often. For example, the last CBS fights had a fight that was added two days before the event and it became the hot bout! It was an undercard fight featuring two unknowns--Mike Cook vs. Carl Seumanutafa. The original HB was the Cyborg/Baszler fight which was a main card fight and they were both well known fighters. In addition, the women's fight had more people picking than the other fight and the % difference was only 1 percent. Therefore, I think the amount of people picking should be factored in as well.



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Posted by npayant

Note: In the event that the "hot bout" is on the undercard of an event, another fight that is running close in picks from the main card may be selected as the "hot bout" by the administration."




Wish this rule would be initiated more often. For example, the last CBS fights had a fight that was added two days before the event and it became the hot bout! It was an undercard fight featuring two unknowns--Mike Cook vs. Carl Seumanutafa. The original HB was the Cyborg/Baszler fight which was a main card fight and they were both well known fighters. In addition, the women's fight had more people picking than the other fight and the % difference was only 1 percent. Therefore, I think the amount of people picking should be factored in as well.



Yes, this is another perfect example!! The toss up ones typically happen in the Secondary league. It seems they are almost always an undercard bout that we don't even get to see. A lot of time the guys will both have 1-0 records or something crazy like that. It just stinks that your whole season can be lost on a bout like that --- and don't tell me that doesn't happen!! I was in first place until I lost that dang hot bout Wolfman just mentioned!!! Losing that ONE crap shoot event took me out of medal contention!

When I think about it, I'm not sure they've ever changed the hot bout to another close bout on the main card as in this case. It might have happend, but I don't remember.



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prolly because florian/huerta won't be a fight of the year fight like everyone thinks it will be.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

prolly because florian/huerta won't be a fight of the year fight like everyone thinks it will be.



And Cummo/McCrory will be? Come on now, it likely won't even be televised unless it's KO or sub of the night.

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Posted by xposipx


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

prolly because florian/huerta won't be a fight of the year fight like everyone thinks it will be.



And Cummo/McCrory will be? Come on now, it likely won't even be televised unless it's KO or sub of the night.



Yeah, really....

It was only changed because the picks are now closer for the Cummo/McCrory fight.

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Posted by npayant


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Note: In the event that the "hot bout" is on the undercard of an event, another fight that is running close in picks from the main card may be selected as the "hot bout" by the administration."




Wish this rule would be initiated more often. For example, the last CBS fights had a fight that was added two days before the event and it became the hot bout! It was an undercard fight featuring two unknowns--Mike Cook vs. Carl Seumanutafa. The original HB was the Cyborg/Baszler fight which was a main card fight and they were both well known fighters. In addition, the women's fight had more people picking than the other fight and the % difference was only 1 percent. Therefore, I think the amount of people picking should be factored in as well.



Yes, this is another perfect example!! The toss up ones typically happen in the Secondary league. It seems they are almost always an undercard bout that we don't even get to see. A lot of time the guys will both have 1-0 records or something crazy like that. It just stinks that your whole season can be lost on a bout like that --- and don't tell me that doesn't happen!! I was in first place until I lost that dang hot bout Wolfman just mentioned!!! Losing that ONE crap shoot event took me out of medal contention!

When I think about it, I'm not sure they've ever changed the hot bout to another close bout on the main card as in this case. It might have happend, but I don't remember.






Yeah, they may have changed the hot bout during season 1, but I was not here for the first season. So, I think you could be right.

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The hot bout is selected automatically by the system based on how close the fights are, so I don't have any control over that. I'm pretty sure the admin is working on the coding to make it so we can select what bouts are available to be the hot bout, but its apparently a huge pain in the ass. Hopefully thats fixed eventually.

If you REALLY don't want that fight to be the hot bout, look at how many people picked which guy and change your pick to the favorite and skew the odds a bit. If its truely as close as you guys think, it doesn't matter who you pick anyways, and it'll knock the fight back to Ken-flo vs. Huerta.

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Awesome, now i am going to win the hot bout this time

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Posted by Ralk

The "Hot Bout" (worth double points in the picks) was changed from Florian vs Huerta to Cummo vs McCrory.
The switch happened sometime between August 5th 2PM and this morning August 8th. Not sure about the reason for the change, but now I've got to do a little more research into fighters that nobody cares about :P
Just wanted to give everyone the heads up so they can look into that Cummo vs McCrory fight a little more.



Thanks for pointing that out. Props comin' your way.

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went from possible 22 to 0.

Wish Florian stayed Hot Bout.

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When I'd heard about Luke fasting, I had no problem with that being the hot bout. I would have gotten the full 22 if it was Ken/Huerta or Tamden/Luke regardless.

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