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Saffiedine passes on fighting Condit at UFC 158

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Fresh off a career-defining upset, Tarec Saffiedine opts to decline the offer to replace Rory MacDonald and fight Carlos Condit at UFC 158.

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Post #1   2/21/13 10:21:06AM   

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? he must still be banged up from the marquardt fight

Post #2   2/21/13 10:26:55AM   

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this was probably a good decision. its important to start his ufc career on the right foot. i know he was SF champ but i dont think he's anywhere near ready for a top guy like condit. i think he needs a few wins before he takes on a top 3 guy. i would have liked to see him fight fitch but obviously that aint happening.

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Post #3   2/21/13 12:53:57PM   

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Posted by Lungsofsteel

? he must still be banged up from the marquardt fight



Why jump to that conclusion? He might just have not wanted to fight on short notice, no fighter has to accept a short notice fight, in most cases they are at a much greater risk of losing as they haven't had the 2-3 month training camps, haven't sized up the opponent, etc

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Post #4   2/21/13 12:54:56PM   

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wasnt up for the test
if he beat condit he may have jumped to the front of the line

Post #5   2/21/13 1:05:56PM   

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I dont blame Saffiedine.

Condit is to good of an opponent to fight on short notice.

Post #6   2/21/13 1:11:22PM   

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No surprise. Saffiedine probably loses to just about any top 10 UFC fighter.

Post #7   2/21/13 3:15:46PM   

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Offer the fight to Marquart I bet he will take it.

Post #8   2/21/13 3:29:16PM   

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Vitor must've given him advice....

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I wonder if Dana is going to put him in the Chateau Bow Wow for refusing the fight?

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I don't blame anyone for not taking on Condit on short notice...that's how you become part of his highlight reel! Otherwise I think the fight is a good match up as thay have similar styles, if I were to give Tarec advice I would suggest he takes on the winner of Kos / Lawler.

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Posted by jae_1833

I don't blame anyone for not taking on Condit on short notice...that's how you become part of his highlight reel! Otherwise I think the fight is a good match up as thay have similar styles, if I were to give Tarec advice I would suggest he takes on the winner of Kos / Lawler.



In a division stacked with grapplers I think the smart move would have been to take the Condit fight. I'd rather have a shot at beating Condit and end up on a highlight real then get backpacked by Maia and cut after.

Post #12   2/22/13 11:47:19AM