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I dont understand what you are saying.

 

If you think its a ploy he could have got the same attention doing his usual hatchet job on his opponent.

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Full statement taken from that there bacefook.

I am just trying to do my job and fight here.
I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.
I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting.
There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.
50 world tours, 200 press conferences, 1 million interviews, 2 million photo shoots, and at the end of it all I'm left looking down the barrel of a lens, staring defeat in the face, thinking of nothing but my incorrect fight preparation. And the many distractions that led to this.
Nothing else was going through my mind.
It is time to go back and live the life that got me this life.
Sitting in a car on the way to some dump in Conneticut or somewhere, to speak to Tim and Suzie on the nobody gives a **** morning show did not get me this life.
Talking to some lady that deep down doesn't give a **** about what I'm doing, but just wants some sound bites so she can maybe get her little tight ass a nice raise, and I'm cool with that too, I've been giving you all raises. But I need to focus on me now.
I'm coming for my revenge here.
I flew an entire team to Portugal and to Iceland to make my adjustments in preparation and fix my errors I made with the weight and the cardio prep.
With the right adjustments and the right focus, I will finish what I started in that last fight.
I will not do this if I am back on the road handing out flyers again.
I will always play the game and play it better than anybody, but just for this one, where I am coming off a loss, I asked for some leeway where I can just train and focus. I did not shut down all media requests. I simply wanted a slight adjustment.
But it was denied.
There had been 10 million dollars allocated for the promotion of this event is what they told me.
So as a gesture of good will, I went and not only saved that 10 million dollars in promotion money, I then went and tripled it for them.
And all with one tweet.
Keep that 10 mill to promote the other bums that need it. My shows are good.
I must isolate myself now.
I am facing a taller, longer and heavier man. I need to prepare correctly this time.
I can not dance for you this time.
It is time for the other monkeys to dance. I've danced us all the way here.
Nate's little mush head looks good up on that stage these days. Stuff him in front of the camera for it.
He came in with no shit to do that last one. I'd already done press conferences, interviews and shot the ads before RDA pulled out.
Maybe I'll hit Cabo this time and skull some shots pre-fight with no obligation.
I'm doing what I need for me now.
It is time to be selfish with my training again. It is the only way.
I feel the $400million I have generated for the company in my last three events, all inside 8 months, is enough to get me this slight leeway.
I am still ready to go for UFC 200.
I will offer, like I already did, to fly to New York for the big press conference that was scheduled, and then I will go back into training. With no distractions.
If this is not enough or they feel I have not deserved to sit this promotion run out this one time, well then I don't know what to say.
For the record also -
For USADA and for the UFC and my contract stipulations -
I AM NOT RETIRED.

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18 minutes ago, Nigel said:

I dont understand what you are saying.

 

If you think its a ploy he could have got the same attention doing his usual hatchet job on his opponent.

He said "...... There had been 10 million dollars allocated for the promotion of this event is what they told me. 
So as a gesture of good will, I went and not only saved that 10 million dollars in promotion money, I then went and tripled it for them. 
And all with one tweet....."

I was just saying he is probably right that that one tweet has been better promotion for this fight (if back on) than whatever they could have come up with.

 

I had loads of friends whatsapp me, who arnt even interested in MMA, they will hear the fight is back on (if it is). They are unlikely to even have heard about the fight without the retiring tweet

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Sounds like an idiot trying to be clever to me.

He gets paid with money from the fans, who are turned onto the sport by promotion. 

Edited by Genie

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I think there's a fine line though Genie.  There comes a point where it's exploitation at the expense of performances.  Yes he has created a monster and it seems a bit rich (pun intended) on the face of it to now take exception to media duties, but it's clearly the sheer extent of those duties.  It's almost like he's the only fighter in UFC at the moment.  And as he says, the key point is he's coming off a loss and wants to prepare properly.  Let him do that.  When 'handing out flyers' starts to potentially impact on how he's fighting, when fighting got him (and the UFC) to where he is, then I don't think he's necessarily wrong to re-prioritise at this point in his career.  It's too easy to mock what he's doing from our armchairs.  Let the other monkeys dance for a bit as he says :) 

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5 hours ago, BOF said:

I think there's a fine line though Genie.  There comes a point where it's exploitation at the expense of performances.  Yes he has created a monster and it seems a bit rich (pun intended) on the face of it to now take exception to media duties, but it's clearly the sheer extent of those duties.  It's almost like he's the only fighter in UFC at the moment.  And as he says, the key point is he's coming off a loss and wants to prepare properly.  Let him do that.  When 'handing out flyers' starts to potentially impact on how he's fighting, when fighting got him (and the UFC) to where he is, then I don't think he's necessarily wrong to re-prioritise at this point in his career.  It's too easy to mock what he's doing from our armchairs.  Let the other monkeys dance for a bit as he says :)

For me, he's coming across as wanting to have his cake and eat it though. Its an enterainment sport and he's currently the big draw. I'm sure he will want to have a pay cheque to reflect that won't he, he's very quick to quote the figures in his facebook post. Then he needs to do the promo too. Whilst its taking him out of the gym I'm sure its 5* all the way, so I can't really sympathise with him.

Its the nature of the beast, if he wants to get paid multi-million dollars per fight then he needs to find a way to balance it off with the work that brings the cash in and not moan about it.

Boxers do it, footballers do it, Racing drivers do it, not sure why he thinks he should be exempt.

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errr.... but Genie, McG is the one generating a huge amount of this money and he is simply looking for some input now that he's the big fish. This is pretty standard practice in every other business in the world, even the other monopolistic US sports leagues. 

This is a textbook case of poor management on the UFC's part. To allow this situation to progress whereby unilateral action is required as the first public steps screams of rank amateurism. I would not be at all surprised to see Dana's head on the block, at least w.r.t. his current responsibilities, sometime during the next year, i.e., a UFC director of football may be required.

 

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Hopefully we now get Jones v Cormier 2 headlining UFC 200, which is what the main event should have been in the first place.

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Yair Rodriguez....thats a flippin flying headkick. Holy moly

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And Mighty Mouse is just amazing, amazing

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Good grief the main event was grim. I don't like Jones but even setting that aside that fight was hard work to watch.

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1 hour ago, Rainer said:

Guys ive just started up a blog on WordPress and the first thing i have written about is whos next for Mighty Mouse. If you care to have a look and let me know what you think it would be most appreciated. Still need to sort the image sizes out.

https://rainersmmaopinion.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mightymouse/

Very nice, I like it. Link here when you post so we don't miss out

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Just posted a preview for the Fight Night card in Rotterdam Holland on the 8th May

https://rainersmmaopinion.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/ufc-fight-night-overeem-v-arlovski-preview/

Here is a link to my actual blog

https://rainersmmaopinion.wordpress.com/

And facebook page if your interested

https://www.facebook.com/RainersMMAOpinion/

Oh and Daniel Cormier v Jon Jones 2 has just been announced as the headliner for UFC 200

 

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Great win by Nelson, and Overeem making everyone look silly with that kick.

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