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Cheick Kongo Turned Down Fight Against Roy Nelson at TUF 16 Finale

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UFC President Dana White reveals that Matt Mitrione wasn't the first fighter they called when a replacement was needed to face Roy Nelson at the TUF 16 finale.


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Post #1   11/16/12 11:30:19AM   

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Can't really expect him to cut his holiday home short an get back into fighting shape in 1 month. at least Matt is home and can start a fight camp right away.

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Post #2   11/16/12 12:41:52PM   

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Meathead was already training for 155

I bet kongo fights defries now
Or Stefan struve

Post #3   11/16/12 2:14:29PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Meathead was already training for 155

I bet kongo fights defries now
Or Stefan struve



Rather see him fight Struve, I think he beats Defries easily.

Post #4   11/16/12 2:38:14PM   

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It's getting tiresome listening to Dana drop names when things don't go quite right. People have injuries, lives, and families.

Post #5   11/16/12 3:09:37PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

It's getting tiresome listening to Dana drop names when things don't go quite right. People have injuries, lives, and families.



Well he is like a 5 yr old. Things dont go his way, he whines, cries, kicks and throws a temper tantrum.

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Post #6   11/16/12 3:36:56PM   

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Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by sbulldavid

It's getting tiresome listening to Dana drop names when things don't go quite right. People have injuries, lives, and families.



Well he is like a 5 yr old. Things dont go his way, he whines, cries, kicks and throws a temper tantrum.



Hahaha. Sounds on point. My friend follows DW on twitter. Last week an older gentlemen pointed out that the last few PPVs were missing big names and seemed watered down in comparison to PPVs of the past. (A legitimate gripe)

What was Dana's retort you ask???

'you and your one follower can fuck off'

Post #7   11/16/12 4:29:37PM   

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MMA (mainly UFC) will never reach the status of the NFL, MLB, NBA, etc when their president/commissioner talks like that.

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Nelson's punching power, grappling and durability would be too much for Kongo regardless.

Post #9   11/17/12 1:28:46AM   

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Kongo has been complaining about not getting marquee match-ups recently, this was about the best he could have hoped for and he turned it down.

Post #10   11/17/12 8:47:46AM   

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Posted by Bubbles


MMA (mainly UFC) will never reach the status of the NFL, MLB, NBA, etc when their president/commissioner talks like that.



And making fights like Sonnen and Jones....

Post #11   11/17/12 8:14:32PM   

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

Hahaha. Sounds on point. My friend follows DW on twitter. Last week an older gentlemen pointed out that the last few PPVs were missing big names and seemed watered down in comparison to PPVs of the past. (A legitimate gripe)

What was Dana's retort you ask???

'you and your one follower can fuck off'



Personally, and this is just my opinion, I want to see as many fight cards as possible. That being said, I understand that with the high number of cards being put on, the cards will not always be stacked with "big names". I appreciate the lesser known fighters just as much as the elite fighters. Therefore, the older gentleman reminds me of some people I know that will skip over all the fights and only watch the co-main(sometimes) and main event.

Also, I appreciate the fact that in the UFC, we get to hear what's going on behind the scenes. Thanks, Dana.

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Post #12   11/18/12 2:40:56PM   

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Posted by Playground_Samurai


Posted by BillsNewAccount

Hahaha. Sounds on point. My friend follows DW on twitter. Last week an older gentlemen pointed out that the last few PPVs were missing big names and seemed watered down in comparison to PPVs of the past. (A legitimate gripe)

What was Dana's retort you ask???

'you and your one follower can fuck off'



Personally, and this is just my opinion, I want to see as many fight cards as possible. That being said, I understand that with the high number of cards being put on, the cards will not always be stacked with "big names". I appreciate the lesser known fighters just as much as the elite fighters. Therefore, the older gentleman reminds me of some people I know that will skip over all the fights and only watch the co-main(sometimes) and main event.

Also, I appreciate the fact that in the UFC, we get to hear what's going on behind the scenes. Thanks, Dana.



Exactly.

Afterall......Nobodies are just somebodies who haven't been discovered yet.

Post #13   11/18/12 6:38:35PM