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Seth Petruzelli Paid to "Stand and Trade"...Or Was He?

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From Monsters in the Morning via BloodyElbow via CagePotato reader “Adam S”:

Seth Petruzelli: My original plan was to throw a lot of push kicks, they’re called teeps…have him think that I’m going to throw ‘em to try to rush in more, and then shoot in on him, obviously…I knew I would do alright standing up with him. The promoters kinda hinted to me, and they gave me the money to stand and trade with him. They didn’t want me to take him down. Let’s just put it that way. It was worth my while to try and stand up and punch with him.

Interesting...not surprising, but interesting.

But check this out from 5 Oz of Pain:

Upon being contacted by FiveOuncesOfPain.com for a followup, Petruzelli indicated that he felt his words during the 104.1 FM interview are being twisted and he categorically denied accusations that EliteXC somehow tried to influence his strategy through financial considerations.

“What was meant to be said was that I wanted to keep the fight standing for myself because I knew that was what the crowd, the promoters, and everyone wanted to see because that’s more exciting than just taking someone to the ground,” Petruzelli said. “That was my thing only. I wanted to keep it exciting so I decided to keep it standing. It had nothing to do with anybody else. That was all me.”

Upon being asked directly whether EliteXC officials had even hinted that he could receive a bonus by keeping the fight standing, Petruzelli clarified that no such act had taken place.

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Post #1   10/6/08 10:04:13PM   

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Well, it looks like EliteXC management must of had a nice talk with Seth today...you figure they would've just told him to keep it hush hush from the beginning...or perhaps his manager told him it wasn't a wise career move to say such things.

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Post #2   10/6/08 10:06:20PM   

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haha Elite XC. The cat is out of the bag now!!!! I guess their payoff backfired on them

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Yeah he definitely was not lying in that first statement, there are fishing things swirling all over EliteXC.

Post #4   10/6/08 10:40:16PM   

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come on ufc bring seth back!

bring the dreaded kimbo killer in for all to see!

btw, have yall seen those myspace pics of seth?....kimbo's gotta be hatin that shit

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Posted by grappler0000

Well, it looks like EliteXC management must of had a nice talk with Seth today...you figure they would've just told him to keep it hush hush from the beginning...or perhaps his manager told him it wasn't a wise career move to say such things.



I agree with it being his manager.

Post #6   10/7/08 10:58:34AM   

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even if they did offer him more to stand up with kimbo regardless Seth took kimbo out.. Perhaps they should have asked him to take kimbo to the ground... his weight might have helped him there..

Post #8   10/7/08 1:49:17PM   

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seth ''the youtube killer" petruzelli, i could see that lol

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he realized he eff'd up

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Posted by grappler0000

Well, it looks like EliteXC management must of had a nice talk with Seth today...you figure they would've just told him to keep it hush hush from the beginning...or perhaps his manager told him it wasn't a wise career move to say such things.



poor seth just got the bonus taken away..

secondly where the hell do all the pictures and gifs come from ... no one types anymore.. there should be a prize for most gifs and pictures posted.

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Haha he just takes it all back. It goes from his gameplan being get a takedown and them paying him to stand and trade with Kimbo, to him wanting to do it because it's more exciting than taking someone to the ground. Nice try Seth. Busted.

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Posted by jgtribbett

secondly where the hell do all the pictures and gifs come from ... no one types anymore.. there should be a prize for most gifs and pictures posted.



There one (1) on this entire thread.

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Post #13   10/8/08 10:36:14AM