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#1 Jolldan

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:32 AM

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Before Jon Jones came and took over the light heavyweight division, the 205-pound UFC title went through a revolving door of champions. From 2007 to 2011, the title was never defended more than once and saw five title changes. Right in the middle of what some called “the golden age” where 205 was one of MMA’s greatest divisions, The Ultimate Fighter season 2 winner, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans obtained some of that gold.

 

Evans was undefeated at the time and was a large personality who felt he wasn’t quite getting what he deserved. Something Evans believes is similar to the situation of a certain champion today. Evans spoke about the comparison today with MMAFighting:

 
 

“Some of the fans might not know this, but I was the original Tyron Woodley as far as my relationship with Dana [White]. I understand where he’s coming from, but he’s going to learn what I learned. It reminds me of something someone told me when I got married, they said, ‘do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?’ because if you’re right you’re not going to be happy. At this point, he can’t win this because he fights for the UFC. Dana is the president of the UFC, there’s no way he can win this. Feel the way you feel, but you gotta know whenever the conversation comes up that Dana said this – don’t even address it. Don’t go down that road.

 

It’s a hard thing to do because your ego gets involved. You know he’s [White] wrong and you want to prove it. You might feel it’s because of this or because of that and you want to expose the truth, but at the end of the day at what expense? Your legacy, your chance to be remembered for what you love to do. At the end of the day, these are the things that make you hate fighting.

 

I took too many years off my fighting career arguing with Dana: trying to fight Shogun, trying to get a fight with this guy, trying to do all this stuff, but at the end of the day, it didn’t matter that much. I just lost time. I get what Tyron is saying and he’s right to feel the way he feels, but you’ve got ask yourself is it really worth it? Now here he is saying he wants a separate meeting with Dana just about how they can handle being around each other or how they should speak about each other — that isn’t a conversation that should be happening.

 

Yeah, I’ve talked to him, but here’s the thing about talking to someone about something that you went through, they don’t understand it until they go through it. I can tell him, but these are things he has to go through himself. He has to ask himself, ‘How much energy am I going to devote to this? What do you gain from being right to Dana White? Nothing, you lose a lot. Whether you’re right or wrong you lose. Why even play with it if you want to be a fighter. Especially when two of your revenue streams are tied to things that he controls?”

 

The times have since changed in the UFC landscape since Evans was champion, but he still makes a compelling argument. Do you agree or disagree with the former champ?


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:39 AM

It's the fans he should get onside first because if he goes into a meeting with fan support behind him as well as gold the UFC brass will have to take notice. As of now a lot of people just think he is a race baiting cry baby

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:21 AM

The difference between Woodley and Evans is stark. Woodley is on FS1 all the time. He's on movies and TV shows. To put it simply - the UFC isn't letting him leave any time soon.
    
Saying that, he deserves a bit of respect, and I think we all know damn well the UFC is NOT above offering Nate Diaz fights that he doesn't deserve. Anybody with an ounce of common sense knows Baldie is the liar between the two in this situation.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:23 AM

I understand some of the hate for Woodley, he is quite boring depending on the opponent, Wonderboy + Maia, but there is no debating the guys skills, he is in one of the hardest divisions and he is beating all comers, he needs to fight someone he can really display his skills against and actually display them, he has it all and if he worried less about being the subject of racial prejudice and more about his performances he could easily be a mega star 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:59 AM

The difference between Woodley and Evans is stark. Woodley is on FS1 all the time. He's on movies and TV shows. To put it simply - the UFC isn't letting him leave any time soon.

Saying that, he deserves a bit of respect, and I think we all know damn well the UFC is NOT above offering Nate Diaz fights that he doesn't deserve. Anybody with an ounce of common sense knows Baldie is the liar between the two in this situation.


not actually trolling for once but what movies and TV shows has he been on?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:08 AM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:10 AM

not actually trolling for once but what movies and TV shows has he been on?

http://www.imdb.com/...4054786/#stunts
   
^^Not listed is Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a couple other TV shows he's had guest spots on. I know you watched Straight Outta Compton, so stop acting like you've never seen him act before. lol


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:12 AM

http://www.imdb.com/...4054786/#stunts

^^Not listed is Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a couple other TV shows he's had guest spots on. I know you watched Straight Outta Compton, so stop acting like you've never seen him act before. lol


who tf was he in straight outta Compton? I only paid attention to the leads like everyone else did

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:17 AM

who tf was he in straight outta Compton? I only paid attention to the leads like everyone else did

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:27 AM

who tf was he in straight outta Compton? I only paid attention to the leads like everyone else did

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HOLY CHIT HOW DID I MISS THAT


get this man an Oscar for Best "just play yourself and don't speak" performance in an awful screenplay

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:35 AM

HOLY CHIT HOW DID I MISS THAT


get this man an Oscar for Best "just play yourself and don't speak" performance in an awful screenplay

He played T-Bone of the Lench Mob, you fake hip-hop fan.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:50 AM

He played T-Bone of the Lench Mob, you fake hip-hop fan.


did not google. watched that movie once baked out of my brain and paid little attention for how awful it was

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

The hate and disrespect on Woodley is just straight up wrong and Im not even his fan!

 

There are barely anyone at 170 (taling about top contenders at this moment) that can beat Woodley.

 

Maia and Wonderboy were running through guys and couldnt do chit to Woodley. Lawler was a bad azz of a champ and Woodley sent him to the canvas ... what does that tell you ?

 

I dont care for the guy but I do respect him as a champ and he should get more respect from Dana as well.

 

PS. The Maia fight was more Maia's fault because he was the challenger therefore that was his job to go after the champ.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

Baldie has always catered to his favourites. But he is also a big part of the UFC's success. Rashad is right, Woodley is stuck



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

The hate and disrespect on Woodley is just straight up wrong and Im not even his fan!

 

There are barely anyone at 170 (taling about top contenders at this moment) that can beat Woodley.

 

Maia and Wonderboy were running through guys and couldnt do chit to Woodley. Lawler was a bad azz of a champ and Woodley sent him to the canvas ... what does that tell you ?

 

I dont care for the guy but I do respect him as a champ and he should get more respect from Dana as well.

 

PS. The Maia fight was more Maia's fault because he was the challenger therefore that was his job to go after the champ.

 

He won't let the Nate fight go and it's sad. Imagine if Stipe spent all his time calling out Jan Blachowicz


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

I doubt Rashard or Tyrone know what the word qualms means

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

The hate and disrespect on Woodley is just straight up wrong and Im not even his fan!


If he just fought that would be fine but he's played the race card too many times for me to give a chit now. Even as good a fighter as he is his last 3 fights have been diabolically boring. I'm not expecting him to run on to a punch or dive into a sub with his skill set either.
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