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In case you’ve been away from the Internet for the last few days: The main event of UFC 177 was supposed to be bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao–an unnecessary rematch of their bout from May. Barao botched his weight cut, which caused him to fall and hit his head in the shower. He was rushed to the hospital and couldn’t fight. Weight cutting is a serious health issue, but Dana White and the UFC apparently don’t care.
Insults to the ego are one thing, insults to the wallet are another. The former is naught but the buzzing of flies, but the latter stings like Head and Shoulders in the eye. Renan Barao will probably get over Joe Rogan essentiallyÂ calling him an embarrassment to himself and the UFC. But will Barao get over Dana White refusing to pay him his show money? Because that’s what Dana White is doing. He’s not paying Barao.
“Barao’s not making any money,” Dana White said at the post-UFC 177 media scrum. “I’m not paying Barao. Barao showed up and didn’t fight.”
Henry Cejudo, who also messed up his weight cut and couldn’t fight, did not get paid. In the scrum, White referred to Cejudo as a “kid.”
First: Don’t call an OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST “kid.” That’s denigrating and stupid.
Second: What the fuck, Dana?
So Cejudo and Barao don’t get paid for draining their bodies of precious nutrients because Dana White is mad at them? It wouldn’t be a shameful Dana White moment without weapons-grade hypocrisy.
Alessio Sakara got paid when he withdrew from UFC 122 the day of the event due to “flu like symptoms” but Barao and Cejudo don’t get paid? Nick Ring got paid when he had to withdraw from his UFC 154 fight when he got sick, but not Barao and Cejudo? Stefan Struve got paid at UFC 175 when he couldn’t fight, but not Barao and Cejudo?
This is as bad as when EliteXC paid a guy $1. White could have at least given Barao and Cejudo a Harley Davidson for his troubles…
is it justified? the guy looks good, but hasn’t fought any real killers yet… marcus brimage is a tough dude but wasn’t on his level. max hollaway is very good all around but not quite a top level guy yet (the dude is like 13 give ‘em time), and now he fights brando who is a name and a 1st round monster, but fades in fights.
what can we learn from this fight should mcgregor win, what if he loses?
Lyoto Machida may think that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman can successfully stand and strike with challenger Vitor Belfort but “The Phenom” himself believes he’ll have the clear advantage there when they fight at UFC 181.Â ”He will fight standing against me only if he’s crazy,” Belfort said in a recent interview.
Belfort, who once won a UFC heavyweight tournament and then, later, won the UFC light heavyweight title from Randy Couture after a glove-edge from a missed punch sliced an eye lid of “The Natural,” believes that he’ll be considered a true three-division champion should he beat Weidman. And, while many fighters often say they simply concentrate on themselves during training camps, Belfort says he’s training to specifically exploit perceived weaknesses in the champ.
“I’m ready to have a third world title at a third different weight class,” Belfort said.
“I see a lot of openings from him and I’m studying this game since last year. I’m not focusing in his strengths but in his weaknesses and we saw that he has a lot.”Â
…who’s the current shittiest fighter making the most money?
I’d have to either go with Wanderlei or Frank Mir.
As belts are not standardize, and the awarding of them can be quite subjective, is there any point in mentioning a fighters belt colour? Wouldn’t it be better to say that the fighter is a practitioner of a style, and if they have won any championships in that style then that is added to there pre-fight bio to bolster their credentials. Really, that is what wrestling does, and the competitive levels a fighter has reached gives them far more credence, as there is a quantifiable competitive record as proof of ability. Just saying so and so is a brown belt in BJJ, is really meaningless.
Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Enfusion 20 from Mallorca, Spain this Saturday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m. ET, featuring some of Europe’s top kickboxing prospects.
Enfusion 20 will be aired live on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in the U.S. and nationwide in Canada.
The Enfusion female 54 kg world championship will be up for grabs as Morocco’s Iman Ghablou takes on England’s Iman Barlow.
In other featured bouts, Damian Garcia and Loren Jorge throw down in a clash of Spanish standouts, German Christian Brorhilker battles Dutchman Wendell Roche, Spain’s Kike Bonnin faces Germany’s Olli Koch, Spain’s Antonio Gomez takes on Portuguese prospect Ricardo Luiz, plus Spain’s Ruben Barnabe kicks off the festivities against Frenchman Thomas Alisier.
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