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Matt Mitrione Explains Why He Turned Down Travis Browne Fight at UFC on FOX 4

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Meathead wasnt can crushing, he was fighting guys and moving up in competition here and there. We know he's good now but we never knew if he was that good before.

With most fans these days there are only about 5 guys per weight class who aren't cans.


you are giving them too much credit

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I can understand where he's coming from but there are guys who also keep in shape just for the simple reason an opportunity like this pops up. Donald Cerrone and Carlos Condit come to mind.


Condit? Really? He is purposely sitting out 10 months when an opportunity to fight Kampmann or Hendricks was right there for the taking.



Bubs Condit was actually going to fight Diaz again but when he got suspended he opted to waited for GSP and you can't really blame him he manage to squeek by Nick the first time and they were told that the winner would get a shot at GSP.

I don't hold it against anyone for wanting to fight the best when you have earned it


I'm not blaming him for waiting it out, I'd do that too, but Condit is not someone who jumps in on short notice fights or when "an opportunity like this pops up"

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Meathead wasnt can crushing, he was fighting guys and moving up in competition here and there. We know he's good now but we never knew if he was that good before.

With most fans these days there are only about 5 guys per weight class who aren't cans.



Exactly. 99% of fans, myself included, have no idea what it takes to get to GSP's level. More importantly, 99% of fans have no idea what it takes to get to Dan Hardy's level, or Mitrione for that matter. To twist a Jalen Rose quote directed towards Skip Bayless, "I'd rather spend time crushing cans in the UFC than wonder how I'm going to pull my hamstring on my treadmill, like you keyboard warriors do every day." I say all this as someone who fucking hates Mitrione. He really rubbed me the wrong way on TUF.

Post #18   7/27/12 12:21:58AM   
 
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