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UFC 151 Cancelled, partial tear to the MCL in Dan Henderson's right knee

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Congrats to Chael Sonnen, the new LHW champion! (winner by forfeit )

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

UFC shouldn't just rely on one fighter to have the card stay.

Make it free, broadcast it on facebook.


When was the last time a main event fight had to be put together on 8 days notice? I can't remember that far back.



I can't prop, gotta spread the love, but I generally prop if a guy makes a valid comment that's going to be very unpopular. Well said. As far as the last time it's happened it was probably a fight Franklin stepped up for be it the Wandy fight, the Chuck fight or maybe Belfort, but quite honestly I'm not sure the timing. I know Leben took a really short notice fight...thinking maybe that was a spike tv main event?



Bisping vs. Sonnen when Munoz got hurt was 8 days. Obviously not a title fight but did have title implications.

Post #32   8/23/12 3:18:36PM   

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having the fights go on w/out the main event at the price the fans originally paid wouldve been even more messed up bc that would have been a horrible card that they couldnt get refunds on

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

UFC shouldn't just rely on one fighter to have the card stay.

Make it free, broadcast it on facebook.


When was the last time a main event fight had to be put together on 8 days notice? I can't remember that far back.



Charlie Brenneman stepped up on 24 hours notice to fight rick story

Post #34   8/23/12 3:26:28PM   

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Posted by danclarke1992


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

UFC shouldn't just rely on one fighter to have the card stay.

Make it free, broadcast it on facebook.


When was the last time a main event fight had to be put together on 8 days notice? I can't remember that far back.



Charlie Brenneman stepped up on 24 hours notice to fight rick story

Wasn't it Leben who fought twice in 2 weeks? I could be wrong

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Posted by prophecy033


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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

UFC shouldn't just rely on one fighter to have the card stay.

Make it free, broadcast it on facebook.


When was the last time a main event fight had to be put together on 8 days notice? I can't remember that far back.



Charlie Brenneman stepped up on 24 hours notice to fight rick story

Wasn't it Leben who fought twice in 2 weeks? I could be wrong



Yeah, i think it was simpson and akiyama he fought

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But those weren't Championship fights. Though, Idk if this was going to be for the title.


I just think blame needs to be spread elsewhere also.

Hendo getting injuried.

UFC not having some other alternatives.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

But those weren't Championship fights. Though, Idk if this was going to be for the title.


I just think blame needs to be spread elsewhere also.

Hendo getting injuried.

UFC not having some other alternatives.



Sure there are other places to put some of the blame: the weak card after the main event, the injury, but one guy could have saved this thing and he didn't. That says it all for me.

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Dont forget that Henderson was trying his best to train and still take the fight with a partial torn MCL. Hendo wasnt scared from the "P4P" champ. Emphasis on the quotation marks, as any P4P fighter should be willing to take on a man at least 20#s smaller. I could see turning down an elite HW - say JDS, Cain, Allistar, but a middle weight? Come on Jon. Grow some.

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Congrats to Chael Sonnen, the new LHW champion! (winner by forfeit )



I like this, very nice.

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Post #40   8/23/12 3:58:56PM   

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couldnt dana strip him of the belt for not excepting a fight like that? i figure the ferittas and dana are fuming over jones making them lose that kind of money

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Wow, I've been a fan of Jones from the beginning. I saw his pro debut and was impressed with him every since. I've defended him to the haters through everything but it's hard to defend this move. He's cutting his own throat big time and has let the whole MMA world of fans down. Jones needs to take a page out of Hendo's book you're the champ Jones you should fight anyone, anywhere, anytime!!!

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Thats what im saying tell him to fight or lose the Title. Dana acts so tough then gets pushed around by his champions. He talks about how wants to keep MMA away from the path of boxing, Step 1. you make the fights not the fighters.

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

But those weren't Championship fights. Though, Idk if this was going to be for the title.


I just think blame needs to be spread elsewhere also.

Hendo getting injuried.

UFC not having some other alternatives.



Sure there are other places to put some of the blame: the weak card after the main event, the injury, but one guy could have saved this thing and he didn't. That says it all for me.



Dana could have let the other guys fight still, not a good business move but still. But probably either way fans won't be happy.
EDIT: I guess I just said this in the other thread. Too many to keep up with.

Jones shouldn't be stripped of the title, that's extreme. I'd strip GSP or Condit before Jones.

I for one, was not overly excited for this card. I got other stuff to watch/do until the next event.

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Post #44   8/23/12 4:15:51PM   

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Why did it have to be Sonnen? Are your telling me not one other LHW would step up and fight Jones for the title.I don't think Sonnen deserves a shot at the LHW champ. I would rather see Jon Jones vs Jeremy Horn

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