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dex1888 Says, in 10-1-2013 at 10:40:03 from 88.14.139.33    

*got

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TheGMan Says, in 10-1-2013 at 12:07:00 from 38.98.76.1    

“What does that say to the young guys?” Who gives an eff what it says to anyone. Yushin Okami is not exciting and nobody wants to see him fight for the title again. Even if he fights for the title and wins nobody wants to see him last for one fight as the champ.

The UFC makes no qualms about wanting exciting fighters who make exciting fights. If you want to watch Okami fight watch him when Bellator or WSOF picks him up.

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MowHammer Says, in 10-1-2013 at 16:45:09 from 90.224.104.146    

Releasing Mike Ricci was a stupid idea.

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Joez Says, in 10-1-2013 at 23:03:44 from 205.250.227.91    

Speak for yourself Gman. What they’re trying to say is that there are too many “JUST BLEED” mofos like yourself who can’t appreciate the skill it requires to shut down another high level fighter. That combined with the fact that he shuts down hype trains you cheer for, like Lombard, means he gets cut despite that fact he’s still good.

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CaptainObvious Says, in 10-2-2013 at 00:49:14 from 174.251.195.100    

@WowHammer- Making that comment was a stupid idea. Ricci was an overly cocky “fighter” who had s*** to show and was outclassed by B level UFC fighters. He’ll be ok though. I hear Bellator is hiring hahahah

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TheGMan Says, in 10-2-2013 at 10:35:01 from 38.98.76.1    

@Joez
Certainly not a “just bleed mofo” (and I couldn’t give two sh*ts about Lombard) but Dana White, the president of the UFC, is the biggest “just bleed mofo” as you like to say. He says he wants EXCITING fights, so I’m not sure why this is a surprise, even though I think there are less exciting fighters. The fact of the matter is the UFC is a business and when a fighter doesn’t draw fans that fighter won’t last very long in the UFC. It’s simple. Okami all of a sudden has a million fans he didn’t have the day before he was cut and I’m sure you were one of them. Nobody (relatively) was banging down doors to watch him fight.

@CaptainObvious
Amen. Ricci was a self important a-hole with a poor attitude and seems completely full of himself.

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Facefrack Says, in 10-2-2013 at 23:01:31 from 98.245.116.215    

Found myself wondering about how much money the UFC has to spend on all of its fighters put together. Presumably they can budget a certain number n its not necessarily going to be a question of who is the best, or even how good they are now. When we watch a fighter a few times n they win us over (i.e. have exciting fights that make us want to pump money into the UFC), we watch them develop n mature. Someone who wins an early career fight (or even loses it), but made some mistakes n subsequently improves, we begin to get a feel for their potential as a rising star. I’m far from disliking Okami, but his release was probably a good decision. He isn’t rising higher n the money that would go to him will likely now be spent in the promotion of someone who will soon gain our interest n respect… Well, hopefully. Nothing at all against Yushin, but there is an unknown Conner MacGregor out there who nobody has ever heard of n who is going to wreck it in the UFC should he be hired. I doubt that he is Mike Ricci, however. Ricci struck me as a descent fighter with some potential to grow, but his attitude definitely rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t think I’ll miss him at all.

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