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Keith Jardine Won't Fight Rashad Evans For The UFC Title

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So says Jardine, another guy putting friendships ahead of fists in UFC. Of course Jardine knows such a fight won't happen anytime soon, even if Jardine beats Quinton Jackson at UFC 96, but Jardine admits that if it is offered it would be "a great problem to have".

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Post #1   2/25/09 11:05:48AM   

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You know i get that they are friends, but come on man it's not like you guys wont be friends anymore after you fight.....If it was me personally i would rather loose my title to a friend then someone i don't care for.......Say he does get lucky enough to make a run and fight for the title it would be a poor choice in my opinion not to take the fight if Rashard is still wearing the belt....

Post #2   2/25/09 11:12:53AM   

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I kinda figured. It would be kinda crazy for jardine to beat rampage and then leapfrog machida for the title shot, unless jardine finished rampage.

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Jardine is a true friend!!!!!

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Posted by wrona666

You know i get that they are friends, but come on man it's not like you guys wont be friends anymore after you fight.....If it was me personally i would rather loose my title to a friend then someone i don't care for.......Say he does get lucky enough to make a run and fight for the title it would be a poor choice in my opinion not to take the fight if Rashard is still wearing the belt....



agreed.....if ya cant set aside some things for the better of each other, what kind of friendship is that?...course, i think we all have them friends that would rub it in yer face for the rest of your lives hahaha......the ultimate goal wether fighters want to admit it or not is to be the best and at the pinnacle of the sport, a true friend would oblige you to get there

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The problem is not in one being champion over the other or even the fight itself, but the training for fight. Being in the same weight class and the same camp, I am sure they fight each other all the time. They have probably fought each other a 1,000 times. The problem would be in having a training camp for the fight. Greg Jackson and all of their other training partners could not prepare and help devise a strategy for one of them to fight the other. Making those people choose sides would not be right. That is the real problem.

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Posted by FantasyFighter

The problem is not in one being champion over the other or even the fight itself, but the training for fight. Being in the same weight class and the same camp, I am sure they fight each other all the time. They have probably fought each other a 1,000 times. The problem would be in having a training camp for the fight. Greg Jackson and all of their other training partners could not prepare and help devise a strategy for one of them to fight the other. Making those people choose sides would not be right. That is the real problem.




I get the point you are trying to make here and it is legit, but at the same time your going to throw away a chance at a title shot.......Something that every fighter trains and hopes for their whole career........Come on now....

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Jardine won't have to worry about fighting for the title any way Rampage will KO him.

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Posted by motorboatensob

Jardine won't have to worry about fighting for the title any way Rampage will KO him.



Jardine will never be in a position to decide wether to fight Rashad for the title or not.

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jardine would have to beat rampage then fight one for fight against luis cane or thiago silva to get a title shot

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Had he not lost to Wandy he would have a great point. Jardine puts good runs together and the gets a lose he is almost like Forrest. Forrest will get two maybe three good wins and then a lose. Jardine would have to take out a top five guy like Forrest did to jump right into a title shot.

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i think its wishful thinking on Jardenes part thinking he will get a title shot any time soon...

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I feel Jardine shouldve got his title shot back after he KO'd Forrest. He shouldve got the shot instead of Rampage, Rampage beat eastman and because he had a victory over Chuck he juped right in line for a title shot. But Jardine shouldve got his back then, but I think the Chuck of then wouldve probably knocked him out, Jardine has always been in a weird position in the LHW division, thats why I would like to see him beat Rampage, no man has beaten both Rampage and Liddell, and Forrest who are some of the greatest to ever grace the octagon.

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if jardine got past rampage which he wont he wud not get a shot cause machida is next in line.GO RAMPAGE

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i hope jardine beats rampage so some of you will start to respect this guy.

griffin, liddell, vera and maybe rampage.....how the hell can some of you not consider him for a titleshot in the future.

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