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How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
02-13-2013, 02:33 PM (This post was last modified: 02-13-2013 02:35 PM by CrimsonGhost.)
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How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
Today I rewatched UFC 117 (most of it anyway) and before Anderson vs Chael, Toney was doing a promo with Rogan. His typical trash talk hype job stuff. It was amusing back then, and honestly a bit intriguing, but anyone with a brain knew how that fight would go. Looking at the way they promoted this fight now it's pathetic. The UFC truly tried to claim Toney had a legit chance, when in reality he did not even train much MMA, if any at all.

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It's also funny how they called him the "boxing champion", when he held some random alphabet belt at the time.

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Anyway, the whole point in this thread is to just reflect on a horrible move on the UFC's part. The event took place in Massachusetts (my home state) and the crowd was actually cheering "UFC, UFC" during the fight. Reminded me of every casual fan goofball in Mass who "trains UFC". Every single thing about this makes me cringe.
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02-14-2013, 06:52 AM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
I agree it was a pretty pointless gimme fight for Coutore
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02-14-2013, 08:04 AM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
yep. pointless fight. nothing more needs to be said.

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02-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
the UFC needs to think long term, main cards should be for title fights or for those who are genuinely in line for a shot at the title.

There's enough room for boxing and MMA so I dont see the point of doing the whole boxer vs MMA fighter thing.
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02-15-2013, 10:30 AM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
Toney was just trying to eat from that fight. I don't blame him, but there's really no room for novelty fights in today's UFC. Although I do admit, I enjoyed the spectacle that were Giant Silva scraps in Pride lol.
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02-15-2013, 10:37 AM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
Novelty fights are fun.. and they are very suitable for special shows like NYE shows etc.

Pride had a good balance like 90% legit fights and 10% fun fights.

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02-17-2013, 02:39 PM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
From a fan's perspective, totally.

From Dana's perspective, it made him a lot of money.

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02-17-2013, 03:18 PM
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RE: How pointless was Couture vs Toney?
^ true!

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