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Dana White's Plan D for Rashad Evans at UFC 133? Vladimir Matyushenko

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First it was Phil Davis, and then Lyoto Machida, and then Tito Ortiz.

UFC president Dana White was so desperate to find a replacement for injured Phil Davis that he considered scrapping a UFC 133 preliminary-card bout and promoting Vladimir Matyushenko to a UFC 133 headliner with Rashad Evans.

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The article says Sonnen and Leben both volunteered. Leben would be a very weird fight for Rashad.

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Post #2   7/14/11 1:34:52PM   

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I never thought I would say this but...

Thank God for Tito Ortiz.

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Post #3   7/14/11 1:34:58PM   

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That's what I said, could be an option.

Vlad/Evans Co-main, Franklin/Lil Nog Main, and could prolly have an easier time to find a replacement to face Alexander.

Post #4   7/14/11 1:35:05PM   

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Why vladdy and not franklin
Doesn't make sense

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Thank God for Tito!!!!!

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Why vladdy and not franklin
Doesn't make sense



Sure it does. Franklin is coming off a loss and Rashad is supposed to be fighting for the title next. You can't be fighting guys coming off losses when you're in his position. At least Vladdy is coming off of two 1st round tko wins.

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Post #7   7/14/11 2:11:20PM   

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Although I like vlad, I wouldn't be very interested in this fight

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damn I wouldve loved to see Sonnen get the shot

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i normally want Rashad to win but i'd love to see vlad pull off the win.

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Posted by MaxOne

i normally want Rashad to win but i'd love to see vlad pull off the win.



...they're not fighting. It was "in the works" if Tito and Machida both turned the fight down. Tito accepted.

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Posted by Budgellism

The article says Sonnen and Leben both volunteered. Leben would be a very weird fight for Rashad.



Did Sonnen and Leben volunteered after Tito accepted the fight? Just curious...

Post #12   7/14/11 4:28:22PM