UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez Vs. Waterson

Discussion in 'UFC-- Mixed Martial Arts' started by Arerequired, May 7, 2021.

  1. Arerequired

    Arerequired Guru

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    Women's Flyweight: Marina Rodriguez Vs. Michelle Waterson

    Welterweight: Donald Cerrone Vs. Alex Morono

    Welterweight: Neil Magny Vs. Geoff Neal

    Heavyweight: Marcos Rogério de Lima Vs. Maurice Greene

    Catchweight (160.5 lb): Carlos Diego Ferreira Vs. Gregor Gillespie

    Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Ribas Vs. Angela Hill


    Prelims:

    Middleweight: Phil Hawes Vs. Kyle Daukaus

    Featherweight: Ľudovít Klein Vs. Michael Trizano

    Middleweight: Jun Yong Park Vs. Tafon Nchukwi

    Welterweight: Christian Aguilera Vs. Carlston Harris

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    It was originally supposed to be Sandhagen Vs. Dillashaw but Dillashaw was injured and for some reason they could not find a replacement for him. The Bellator card today may be more interesting for some.
     
  2. sprintstar

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    I find it interesting that only 5 maybe 6 of the fighters are actually white the rest are negro, hispanic or asian. Such an obvious movement.
     
  3. Arerequired

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    Yeah it's often the case that the prelims get loaded with asian fighters, though not so much here, bizarre but I think its because they want one to break through to appeal to the asian market, as for the blacks, if most black Americans just won't do they just get blacks straight from Africa.

    I actually came across the posts of a user by the name of "Jack Reacher" who said he knew someone personally who was employed for a major media company who told him that the UFC was told to be more "minority friendly like boxing" when on the hunt for network deals, by ignoring/putting a cap on the amount and recruitment of white champs and contenders, indeed, it's unlikely the UFC's weak HW division is the peak of HW talent, for instance.

    He could be wrong but I think there is a kernel of truth there.
     
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  4. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

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    Years ago the UFC tried to bring in Japanese fighters from the bankrupt Pride promotion and the results were awful. The Japanese fighters were tossed around like rag dolls because the UFC minimum was 155 at the time and championship level guys like Gomi had to spot too much size to UFC fighters at 155.

    So this movement is nothing new, also the UFC wanted to break out of their small fly over state base when it was semi underground so they reached out to obvious frauds like the late Kimbo Slice. Similar to boxing if a guy can't fight he can't fight no matter how much polish you give him.
     
  5. sprintstar

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    as I said a few times here: Cerrone needs to retire and now before he is permanently brain damaged! He is done....
     
  6. Bucky

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    LOL too late to avoid brain damage imo. Cowboy is a shell of himself and has looked down right terrible, what, last 6 fights?!

    Good on Morono to finish him early!

    Gritty win for Gillespie.
     

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