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Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #27
Haggis McJackass
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Default Re: Should there be manditory contenders in MMA?

Personally, I like it when they stack a card with fighters from one division, like the WW matchups in the GSP/Diaz fight.

If you have a title fight and then have four or six other contenders in the same division in two or three fights on the same card, that has a couple of benefits.

1) You get cover for main-event injuries - a top contender in the division was training to fight on that night anyway.

2) You get clearer options for the next title challenger - whoever impresses the most on the night can fight for the belt next time out.

3) Everyone is on the same schedule - you don't have to wait 3 months between the #1 contender winning his title eliminator, and the champion defending his belt against the last contender.

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