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A Look At The UFC 149 Changes That Have Ravaged The Card

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Let's take a look at how the card looked on May 9th, the day that the UFC officially announced the main and co-main events:

Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch [FW title]
Mauricio Rua vs. Thiago Silva
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Thiago Alves


So fight fans, here's how the Calgary main card looks right now:

Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao [Interim BW title]
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch
Shawn Jordan vs. Cheick Kongo
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Chris Clements
Court McGee vs. Nick Ring

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Post #1   6/17/12 9:43:30PM   

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Post #2   6/17/12 9:51:29PM   

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Insane. The card looked great, and now...

Who certifies that a fighter is injured? The fighter's own doctor?

The UFC should have it's own nazi doctors to check up on fighters. Stealth X-rays and all.

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Post #4   6/17/12 10:09:49PM   

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Insane. The card looked great, and now...

Who certifies that a fighter is injured? The fighter's own doctor?

The UFC should have it's own nazi doctors to check up on fighters. Stealth X-rays and all.






except for the nazi part

Ive never thought about the UFC actually checking on these injuries...surely they do something to check when a fighter wants to pull out

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Well it looks alright/decent considering the whole main card is changed b/c of the injuries. Meaning that they scraped together some decent matchups despite the rash of injuries.


I wonder what the last card was that had all it's original fights on it, with no replacements.

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With the exception of Faber vs. Barao and Lombard vs Boetsch this main card looks like some prelims. Still looking forward to a few of these matchups but definately took a hit.

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I'm still excited, just not as much. The main and co-main are decent scraps and I just want to see Siyar back in the cage as soon as possible.

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Still fun fights, and easier picks now?

Post #10   6/17/12 11:22:42PM   

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"Fans" can be soooo fickle!

Have you ever seen a typical fight card for a Boxing ppv? You would be lucky to know 2 fighters.....

The worst MMA fight card is better than any NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL game.

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Can anyone else remember the last UFC main card that changed this dramatically? UFC 108 and 133 were pretty crazy too if I remember

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went from epic card to decent PPV

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Its very weak on paper, but we've all seen cards that looked great beforehand turn out as duds and weaker cards ending up quite entertaining.

Hopefully some of those guys who aren't used to getting time on main cards put on a show in an attempt to raise their profile.

Something tells me this card will have a higher number of people watching on streams though.

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

"Fans" can be soooo fickle!

Have you ever seen a typical fight card for a Boxing ppv? You would be lucky to know 2 fighters.....

The worst MMA fight card is better than any NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL game.



mr sonnen has got it right. but i will agree t hat this card has taken a bad turn.

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