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Showtime and Gil are coaching TUF 20 then fighting for the strap?!?!?!

Is this real life?
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Bellator offer for GIl matched by UFC!

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/2/23/5441214/ufc-matches-bellator-offer-re-signs-gilbert-melendez
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mean.gif We gotta wait until the end of the year to see this fight mean.gif

Man **** TUF. Aldo must be heated right now
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Originally Posted by RustyShackleford View Post

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Man **** TUF. Aldo must be heated right now

It will be worth it if the Diaz bros end up being Gil's coaches.

Agreed though. Love the fight, hate that we have to wait for this bum show to film before we get to see it...
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post #1595 of 41029

Gil's power play really worked out for him. Not only does he land a title shot but now he's gonna be one of the highest paid fighters in all of mma. Regardless of what he says in the next few days or weeks, you know that Dana isn't happy about it cause they're probably paying him way more than they wanted.

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Aldo didn't vacate his title and there were no reports that it was imminent. I don't mind him staying at featherweight because there are several guys that would make for great matches. Mendes rematch, Cub rematch, Diamond etc.

 

The fact that the fight will be at the end of the year is a crock though. Nobody cares about no TUF

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From most of the reports Aldo and his camp were on board for the fight. But recently Dana started down playing it saying that Pettis may not be ready for a July fight. 

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Aldo always flirts with moving up but he always stays. The latest report was his camp was trying to say that Aldo and Pettis could meet at a catchweight so Aldo wouldn't have to vacate his title. So it's obvious that Aldo wants to move up to 155 eventually but he for sure has a hesitation to vacate. If dude came out and said I vacate my title and Dana didn't make that fight with Pettis then I'd say Aldo would have something to complain about.

 

I understand from Aldo's perspective if he didn't want to wait on Pettis' health.

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Aldo can try a few fights in lightweight before challenging for the title if he really wanted to move up. Aldo won't have to vacate the title then, since anderson has fought a couple of times at LHW and he didn't vacate the middleweight belt. After all, he doesn't have much of a choice since melendez will be fighting pettis next. Unless melendez magically becomes injured and the ufc will insert aldo.

I hope melendez takes the diaz brothers with him in TUF, for extra entertainment hahaha.
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post

Aldo always flirts with moving up but he always stays. The latest report was his camp was trying to say that Aldo and Pettis could meet at a catchweight so Aldo wouldn't have to vacate his title. So it's obvious that Aldo wants to move up to 155 eventually but he for sure has a hesitation to vacate. If dude came out and said I vacate my title and Dana didn't make that fight with Pettis then I'd say Aldo would have something to complain about.

I understand from Aldo's perspective if he didn't want to wait on Pettis' health.

Aldo shouldn't have to vacate his title. Dana didn't make BJ vacate to make a fight with GSP.
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post
 

Aldo always flirts with moving up but he always stays. The latest report was his camp was trying to say that Aldo and Pettis could meet at a catchweight so Aldo wouldn't have to vacate his title. So it's obvious that Aldo wants to move up to 155 eventually but he for sure has a hesitation to vacate. If dude came out and said I vacate my title and Dana didn't make that fight with Pettis then I'd say Aldo would have something to complain about.

 

I understand from Aldo's perspective if he didn't want to wait on Pettis' health.

 

After that came out, Dana said he talked to Aldo's people and everything was fixed. Supposedly the problem was that Aldo didn't think he'd get the perks associated with being a champion heading into the fight. Which I think is probably a money thing. After that, Aldo's people were on board with everything. He'd vacate the title and fight Pettis. If he lost he could stay at 155 or decide to move back down and get the next title shot at the champion. The only thing they were waiting on was to see if Pettis would be ready to fight in July.

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Aldo shouldn't have to vacate his title. Dana didn't make BJ vacate to make a fight with GSP.

 

We're in a different time though in MMA. Back then there wasn't as many legit contenders like there are today at lightweight and throughout MMA in general. Plus with BJ/GSP, I mean that was on a different level at the time and a bigger match than Aldo v Pettis. That fight just had to happen. Aldo v Pettis could eventually grow to be that dream match though. The only fight I would say is cool not to vacate would have been GSP v Spider or Spider v Jones. Those are the real super fights. Or were.

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After that came out, Dana said he talked to Aldo's people and everything was fixed. Supposedly the problem was that Aldo didn't think he'd get the perks associated with being a champion heading into the fight. Which I think is probably a money thing. After that, Aldo's people were on board with everything. He'd vacate the title and fight Pettis. If he lost he could stay at 155 or decide to move back down and get the next title shot at the champion. The only thing they were waiting on was to see if Pettis would be ready to fight in July.

Exactly, Pettis fighting in July seems like a stretch. This is probably what kept Aldo from making the move.

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Entire card for that ufc event in abu dhabi was announced. Who vs who hahaha.

I only look forward to kawajiri's fight. I honestly think the ufc should do better if they have events outside of the USA.
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^ I think thats what you're gonna get when it comes to fight pass events. The main event will have two fighters that have name recognition, then it'll be generic fighter 1 vs 2 for the rest of the card. Fighters with some kind of popularity don't wanna be on fight pass cause sponsors aren't paying them as much as if they were on ppv, fs1, fox, etc.

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anybody looking forward to this weekends bellator card other than me lol
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Yes I'm looking forward to BELLATOR this Friday.

Also, looking forward to seeing Kron Gracie's MMA debut. Interested to see how well he does. He's a killer on the ground.
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I kept thinking bellator was in an offseason or something. I only pay attention if Chandler has a fight coming up.
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Damb I just found out that JDS moved from Team Noguiera to Nova Uniao. JDS said that he wants to learn better take down defense and wrestling from the Aldo/Barao camp. Still has designs on getting revenge on Cain. For now JDS wants Miocic or Reem

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He should train with Phil Davis then. He had Gus out there stuffing almost all of jones' takedowns. I was amazed.
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Everyone likes the JDS move to Nova but I'm not so sure. Their camp is made up of mostly lighter weight guys and none of them are really wrestlers. If he wanted to get better at wrestling he should've trained with Phil Davis and them like you mentioned or split time between the Noguieras and the Blackzillians. He should take a note from Glover and mix up his camps. Glover trains at the PIT, ATT, and Black House.

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It's easy to say he should move to this camp or that camp but we don't know what all goes on in terms of moving camps or how easy it is to get accepted into a camp. His defensive wrestling is not even his biggest deficiency it's his cardio. To be honest, his cardio is adequate against 90% of the division though. Cain is just another beast. I do believe in JDS, I wouldn't write him off in another match with Cain. JDS has the desire to do it and the power isn't going anywhere. He just has to figure out how to increase the gas tank to give him a chance to hang with Cain past the second round.

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I kept thinking bellator was in an offseason or something. I only pay attention if Chandler has a fight coming up.

They were. New season starts this Friday. King Mo and Rampage are fighting that night in the LHW tournament.
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Will tune in for the Bellator card.

 

First time watching them.

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I guess Nate Diaz isn't happy Gil is getting the next shot at Pettis.

 

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@ufc @danawhite I would like to request to be released from the @ufc Its time for me to be on my way .. ?

 

Or this is his power move to get a new contract.

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There's always drama with the diaz boys. They should be allowed to fight in the women's divisions.
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I personally think the UFC made a mistake giving Gil that much.

Great fighter, but 1-1 in the UFC coming off of a decision win over Diego Sanchez shouldn't warrant everything it sounds like he got.

Eventually, someone's going to threaten to leave, even as just a negotiation ploy, and they're going to have to let it happen if it doesn't make sense from a business standpoint.

Which is what the situation with Gil sounded like anyway. And look at the floodgates it may have opened.
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Belfort's new haircut. Cagepotato said the "t" is for testosterone.
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Originally Posted by illphillip View Post

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I personally think the UFC made a mistake giving Gil that much.

Great fighter, but 1-1 in the UFC coming off of a decision win over Diego Sanchez shouldn't warrant everything it sounds like he got.

Eventually, someone's going to threaten to leave, even as just a negotiation ploy, and they're going to have to let it happen if it doesn't make sense from a business standpoint.

Which is what the situation with Gil sounded like anyway. And look at the floodgates it may have opened.
Which was why I wasn't upset with Dana nor Gil for doing what they had to do. Everyone wanted to pile on Dana but it was clear that Gil was asking for the world. Again I don't blame Gil, because he knew some other org would give him that deal. But Dana was looking out for his business too. If Gil left it wouldn't have bothered me all that much tbh
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Has anybody in here bought the fight pass?

What does it include?

It was trash during the free trial. Very limited fight collection
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