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Old 10-02-2011, 01:57 PM
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Let me start this off by saying I like Urijah. I like how he fights, I like watching him fight.


Now to the point,

I just read that if Urijah beats Brian Bowles, he will get another shot at Dominic Cruz and the title.

I have often thought that Urijah's chances at the belt have been...questionable. That is to say, I didn't always think he deserved them. Now I'm wondering WHERE this comes from. Urijah moves to Bantamweight and beats two guys and gets a title shot...alright. I know he was champ at Featherweight for awhile so I'll agree, give him a title shot. He loses and then faces one guy and if he wins he gets ANOTHER title shot? He was never even champ at Bantamweight why would he get another title shot by beating ONE person?


His past title fights that have bothered me:

He loses his belt to Mike Brown, wins one fight and gets a title shot. (I'm okay with this one) This seems to be the precedent when a guy has held the title for awhile, give him one fight then a rematch. So that's fine.

But then....he loses against Mike Brown, comes back a fight and wins (Against someone with 2 fights in WEC) and gets ANOTHER title shot....against Jose Aldo this time. He loses that fight, drops to bantam, wins two fights and gets a title fight against Dominic, LOSES that fight and if he wins against Bowles he'll get ANOTHER title shot.

*dizzy* my gosh. The guy has lost his last 3 title fights as a challenger in 2 years and we are going to give him ANOTHER chance? After beating just one guy?!?

Alright, off the soap box and done venting. Does anyone feel the same way?
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:22 PM
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I think two things give him the second title shot so quick.

1. The first bout was pretty closely contested.
2. He is a pretty big draw. Therefore it's really easy to market his title fights.

I think Cruz is going to hang on to that strap for a while regardless of who challenges.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:11 AM
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It's all about putting butts into seats. Urijah sells tickets. The current champs don't have anywhere near his charisma. The UFC WANTS Urijah to be champion. They'll give him as many shots as they possibly can.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:13 PM
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I agree with Llama and Mike on why Faber gets a title shot.

If you want to look at a situation that makes very little sense, look at Florian and tell me why he gets a shot at Aldo.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:21 PM
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I dont think it matters how many wins you have in order to get a title fight.
Bj lost 2 in a row to a featherweight beat Matt and would of gotten a title fight if he had beat Fitch.

Up to that BS draw Fitch had beat like 15 guys in a row and still couldn't get a title fight. He might never get a title fight ever and I think its personal with Dana White.

I think Faber is awesome =) and just like Brock can get Unlimited Title fights with one win at a time I don't see why Faber who is a nicer person cant get one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:51 PM
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Up to that BS draw Fitch had beat like 15 guys in a row and still couldn't get a title fight. He might never get a title fight ever and I think its personal with Dana White.
The problem with Fitch is that he is perceived as boring, because he is boring, but he is also very good and if he got a shot at GSP he might win and then we would never be rid of him. He would suck the welterweight division into a black hole of yawn.

P.S. are those your sisters?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:02 PM
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The problem with Fitch is that he is perceived as boring, because he is boring, but he is also very good and if he got a shot at GSP he might win and then we would never be rid of him. He would suck the welterweight division into a black hole of yawn.

P.S. are those your sisters?
Its Not about Being boring or exciting its about winning fights!

If you beat all the "Exciting" Fighters Decisively then you deserve a Title Match.

Sh#$ Shields lost to Martin Kampmann was gifted a decision and he got a title fight.

I dont have any sisters but Lets Just say if they were my sisters i would change my name to Billy Bob and go live somewhere in Alabama
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Same reason they rushed Brock Lesnar to the top, they sell tickets.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:01 AM
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Urijah Faber is a Golden Boi so he's deeply favoured by the management. I have little problem on him getting a title shot quickly so long as he isnt fast tracked at the expense of anyone else. If it is good and right for someone else to fight for the title first then they should...but I dont know of anyone in that weight class who doesnt deserve to wait a bit.

Besides...I thought Dominick Cruz had mashed his hand up and wasnt going to be around for ages...?? or was that Jose Aldo...I cant remember
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