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You shouldn’t get to wait your turn for a title shot

Goddamn it, I hate it when the UFC sets up a long and convoluted line of challengers for title belts. In my opinion it should be one challenger at a time, and then the next challenger is picked … whoever’s the best at the time. But the UFC seems to keep wanting to create situations where they encourage fighters to sit back and wait their turn, which is fucking STUPID:

After earning his fifth straight victory in the UFC’s welterweight division, American Top Team’s Thiago “Pitbull” Alves (14-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is now directly behind No. 1 contender Jon Fitch (17-2 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for a shot at the title.

Alves was informed of his positioning by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva immediately following the 24-year-old Brazilian’s TKO victory over Karo Parisyan (18-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at Ultimate Fight Night 13.

What really makes me laugh here is that this is all contingent on GSP winning. Because you know Serra’s next fight is against Matt Hughes, no matter what. So once again the UFC is making all these plans, saying “Oh don’t worry, you’re next”, never taking into account everything that can happen, from injuries to upsets to god knows what else.

And who pays? Us fans. After beating Josh Koscheck, the UFC said GSP was going to get first crack at the winner of Hughes / Serra. So GSP got settled in and was prepared to wait until April for that shot. If it wasn’t for Serra getting injured, Georges wouldn’t have fought for over half a year. That’s one of the UFC’s marquee fighters – one of the most dominant fighters in their organization – sitting on the sidelines because of some retarded “Wait your turn” philosophy.

And now the UFC is doing the same thing again with Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves? Come on now. As I said, if Matt Serra wins, they’re gonna be waiting a long fucking time. Or what happens if GSP injures himself? What is the point of setting things up so far in advance? Why the fuck doesn’t the UFC just have those two face off with eachother in the meantime? Or throw Karo a freaking bone and let him trounce Jon Fitch. It’s the least the UFC can do after fucking him over with these goddamn title shot promises that never amounted to shit.

  • Jim Brown's Long Lost Son says:

    Yeah GSP needs to win for the sake of the division…

    UFC also need to stop putting their divisions on hold by having champs on TUF.

  • Stellar53 says:

    I agree with everything you said in this article except that Karo would trounce Jon Fitch…….

  • Márcio says:

    You’re right, a Parysian vs. Fitch would be awsome. Karo must be getting pretty pissed right now and would give Fitch a very tough fight. Either that, or a Fitch vs. Alves rematch for the number one contender spot. I would love to see either of those fights.

  • I just think that considering the fact that Karo was promised the exact same thing as these dopes and just continued to fight rather than sit out should mean he gets a shot at one of them. For Fitch to get a title shot for beating a UFC virgin is STUPID. At least Alves took out a top guy in WW

  • Krazytrain33 says:

    I agree with 1 Jim Brown’s Long Lost Son “Guys being on TUF are sure messing things up” The entire welterweight division was on hold waiting for Serra and Hughes. Now we sit and wait for Rampage….Fuckin B.S.

  • Krazytrain33 says:

    But u gotta remember Fightlinker, the UFC doen’t give title shots according to MMA math. There is alot of politics in it, and Karo being a big Dick + the king of boring decisions = No title fight for Karo. If the UFC doesn’t want you to be a champion, then they simply just won’t give you the chance.

  • twankydawg says:

    I say setup Karo vs Fitch, I would love to see Karo get his ass handed to him twice! LMFAO @ Alves being ahead of Karo now, that’s gotta just about blow the top off his poor Armenian head!

  • garth says:

    krazytrain, add in contract status and money issues to that. jon fitch being younger must command less dough or be locked into a smaller contract.

  • Krazytrain33 says:

    right on garth

  • Xavier says:

    “Karo being a big Dick + the king of boring decisions = No title fight for Karo.”

    If that equation were true, we would have been spared the Matt Hughes era and Sean Sherk would be in EliteXC.

    End of the day, Dana just hates Armenians. Fucking racist.

  • gdozillad says:

    Fuck it, give Fitch his shot in August and have Karo/Thiago II be the co-main for #1 contendership.

  • yenny says:

    Karo must really be pissed now.

  • Hattori Hanzo Gracie says:

    No matter what Karo was promised Alves proved that he’s a better fighter. The UFC is at fault for screwing over alot of contendors beccause of TUF

  • Krazytrain33 says:

    But the difference Xavier is both Hughes and Sherk are nuthuggers of Dana and Dana actually likes them. Now I just read a rumor that UFC is planning on having GSP and Fitch coach the next TUF if GSP wins. Here we go all over again, welterweight division on hold for another year. I’ll say it again……fuckin B.S.