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Old 10-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
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Apparently Cormier wants Pat Barry, which on paper is a super easy fight for him.
Super easy yes, but incredibly fun for the fans.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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As always ESB MMA Board is on Matt side..Well I fig you guys think it's OK that The Great Matt will call out a over the hill Light HW in Rampage..but turn down a fight vs a Top 10 fighter. That a win would bring his career back from the crapper..but nah..we give this Ass Clown a pass....
He turned down a fight with rampage is what i heard. Page offered to go to HW and fight Matt but is now busy with an other fight
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
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If he turned it down...WHy...He called Rampage and challenge him...
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #19
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if dana offered half decent money then im sure MM wouldnt of turned it down, thing is he was probably getting **** all extra to fight cormier than he was to fight that other bum
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #20
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The best fight the best...or the bloke that beat Kimbo. From Barnett to Mittrione...seriously. He did us a favour by turning it down
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #21
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The best fight the best...or the bloke that beat Kimbo. From Barnett to Mittrione...seriously. He did us a favour by turning it down
I'll second that.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:02 AM   #22
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Mitrione explains his decision:

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"It was an honor to get that call, and I would love to fight Daniel Cormier, but I'm just not ready right now. He has Olympic level wrestling, and although I have spent a great deal of time working on my wresting, I don't feel it would be my best fight back after such a long layoff. UFC worked hard to get me a fight this year, but my old opponent had visa issues and it caused additional time out of the cage. Wrestling is, by far, my weakest skill. I'm working hard on my wrestling, but it would be a huge weakness against me in a short notice fight against Cormier.”
I couldn't stand Mitrione when I first saw him on TUF, but he has grown on me. And what he says there is right.

Still, dude IS in his mid-30s, and his career has really stalled out......

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:25 AM   #23
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Dana trying to publically coerce guys to fight again. Mitrione isn't even relevant
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #24
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No comments on Mitriones' reasoning? I thought he explained himself quite well. He's perfectly right - returning after a long layoff against an in-form guy who is Olympic-level at Mitriones' weakness, that's not a great idea for him.

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Cormier's fight is StrikeForce' last heavyweight fight. I've been screaming for Werdum the entire time. I think the winner of Cormier and Werdum should get the UFC's next title shot.
I think that's a damned good fight as well. But I think that if Werdum wins, he should perhaps go into an Overeem rematch with a title shot on the line. Unless he somehow ruins Cormier with ease. If Cormier beats Werdum and looks good doing it, then I would consider that win to be more than enough to make him the next title challenger. Werdum wins, IMO he'd need a title eliminator first.

The question is - if Cain beats Junior, does Cigano get an immediate rubber match?

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #25
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Matt Mitrione and Daniel Cormier are not at the same level. This fight would be pointless.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #26
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Matt Mitrione and Daniel Cormier are not at the same level. This fight would be pointless.
Basically this. Dana must be trying to bump mitrione off or give Cormier a decent UFC highlight

Respect for mitrione for calling his own shots
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:10 PM   #27
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Basically this. Dana must be trying to bump mitrione off or give Cormier a decent UFC highlight

Respect for mitrione for calling his own shots
No Respect for a man who will call out a lighter figher whom everyone knows is shot, but turn down a fight vs a champ.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #28
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Put down the comic books. Mitrione recently lost to kongo he isn't ready for a shot at Cormier. It doesnt make sense or ecrn sound appealing. Dana using peer pressure and vilification to try force someone into an unfair misnmatch, fighting someone who obviously outclasses him isn't what I would want to see...
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #29
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Mitrione explains his decision:



I couldn't stand Mitrione when I first saw him on TUF, but he has grown on me. And what he says there is right.

Still, dude IS in his mid-30s, and his career has really stalled out......

I think its totally fair for him to do that. If you're not ready for a fight take your time and wait for the right one, no sense taking a fight when you know you'll get beat to shit.

Unfortunately the keyword here is time. Something he doesn't have, while I understand why he turned it down I also know if that was me I'd be going balls to the walls with that fight. A final make it or break it fight for me.

A win there could have pushed him into limelight. He probably wouldn't have won, but isn't that what this sports about?

If I were a mid 30's fighter looking to do something with my MMA career I would have taken that fight.

Again, I completely understand why he didn't take the fight though. He just needs to realize calling out Jackson isn't going to make a name for him.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #30
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I think its totally fair for him to do that. If you're not ready for a fight take your time and wait for the right one, no sense taking a fight when you know you'll get beat to shit.

Unfortunately the keyword here is time. Something he doesn't have, while I understand why he turned it down I also know if that was me I'd be going balls to the walls with that fight. A final make it or break it fight for me.

A win there could have pushed him into limelight. He probably wouldn't have won, but isn't that what this sports about?

If I were a mid 30's fighter looking to do something with my MMA career I would have taken that fight.

Again, I completely understand why he didn't take the fight though. He just needs to realize calling out Jackson isn't going to make a name for him.
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