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                    <p>The MMA soap opera of the moment seems to be whether or not Mirko Cro Cop has left the UFC to sign with DREAM. UFC President Dana White says he did; a translation of a Croatian newspaper story says he did not.<br />



One day in the near future we'll know the truth, but lost in the shuffle of whether or not White got screwed is Todd Duffee.



"Who is Todd Duffee?" you might ask.



Duffee is the UFC heavyweight who was originally scheduled to make his octagon debut and fight Mostapha Al-Turk at UFC 99 before Cro Cop made his ill-fated comeback text to White just about a month before the event. How official was the Duffee-Al Turk fight? UFC had it listed on its website, a step the company does not usually take until fights are signed.


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 uh oh.......

good article, good points.

however I still believe as a fan I have a gripe. Mirko can't find competition in Japan, and if he's interested in taking gimmes and finishing his career with nice paychecks and highlight reel KO's of Jose Canseco and Minowaman, more power to him.

just don't tell the fans you want to make a run at the title and get back to top form.

that's what he told us, if he actually does leave the UFC for lesser competition (again) he's doing a big switcharoo 180 on what hes promised the fans.

No offense but... Who the fuck cares about Todd Duffee?



No one.

Daddy Dragon-CountryBoy'd Me - No offense but... Who the fuck cares about Todd Duffee?



No one.



Undercard fighter no one cares about VS The return of the legendary Croation striker, hmm, seems obvious.

 VTFU^

OriginalTUFer - I care about Todd Duffee, he's a fellow UGer and he's a rising contender.

I totally agree, I would rather have seen Todd Duffee than Crocop.

Duffee got screwed.

The guy found out that he wasnt fighting through Joe Rogan right here on the ug.

Definitely sucks for Duffee but I'm sure he'll be on another card soon so at least it's not a total loss.



As for CC if he truly runs away to DREAM he's at least lost me as a fan, probably many others as well.  Can't just lie to EVERYONE like that.  Here's to hoping it's false.

sucks for duffee, but he'll get his chance.

 Duffee was put into a tough spot. I assume the UFC will reward him somehow

MTomlinson - good article, good points.



however I still believe as a fan I have a gripe. Mirko can't find competition in Japan, and if he's interested in taking gimmes and finishing his career with nice paychecks and highlight reel KO's of Jose Canseco and Minowaman, more power to him.



just don't tell the fans you want to make a run at the title and get back to top form.



that's what he told us, if he actually does leave the UFC for lesser competition (again) he's doing a big switcharoo 180 on what hes promised the fans.
Dude, there is conflicting reports of what is happening from both sides.  Nothing is confirmed.  You are looking for a reason to still bitch about the situation because you shot your mouth off prematurely like everyone else and are looking to justify it.



Just admit that you, like everyone else, doesn't have a fucking clue what is really going on, and will not have a clue until a formal announcement is made from either party.  



Everyone here talking about "Mirko fucked the fans" are not being considerate to the fact that although Mirko's intent may be to stay in the UFC, there are still details of a contract that have to be worked out before continueing on.  Suppose Mirko agrees verbally to two more fights, and then Dana says they will be 1 per year, would Mirko be fucking over the fans for not accepting those terms?  Or if Dana said he would pay him $50 a fight?  I am exaggerating of course, but this situation is just about Mirko' intent, but also on the UFC making a competitive bona fide offer.



Reserve judgement until the facts come out.  





 

MTomlinson - good article, good points.



however I still believe as a fan I have a gripe. Mirko can't find competition in Japan, and if he's interested in taking gimmes and finishing his career with nice paychecks and highlight reel KO's of Jose Canseco and Minowaman, more power to him.



just don't tell the fans you want to make a run at the title and get back to top form.



that's what he told us, if he actually does leave the UFC for lesser competition (again) he's doing a big switcharoo 180 on what hes promised the fans.
Dude, there is conflicting reports of what is happening from both sides.  Nothing is confirmed.  You are looking for a reason to still bitch about the situation because you shot your mouth off prematurely like everyone else and are looking to justify it.



Just admit that you, like everyone else, doesn't have a fucking clue what is really going on, and will not have a clue until a formal announcement is made from either party.  



Everyone here talking about "Mirko fucked the fans" are not being considerate to the fact that although Mirko's intent may be to stay in the UFC, there are still details of a contract that have to be worked out before continueing on.  Suppose Mirko agrees verbally to two more fights, and then Dana says they will be 1 per year, would Mirko be fucking over the fans for not accepting those terms?  Or if Dana said he would pay him $50 a fight?  I am exaggerating of course, but this situation is just about Mirko' intent, but also on the UFC making a competitive bona fide offer.



Reserve judgement until the facts come out.  





 

Daddy Dragon-CountryBoy'd Me - No offense but... Who the fuck cares about Todd Duffee?



No one.



Tom, you know Karma is going to bite you on this one. For 30 days in October of 2011, you're SN is going to be DaddyDirtyDuffeedMe. You know it.

im curious what ol' Duffee has to say about this?

MTomlinson - good article, good points.



however I still believe as a fan I have a gripe. Mirko can't find competition in Japan, and if he's interested in taking gimmes and finishing his career with nice paychecks and highlight reel KO's of Jose Canseco and Minowaman, more power to him.



just don't tell the fans you want to make a run at the title and get back to top form.



that's what he told us, if he actually does leave the UFC for lesser competition (again) he's doing a big switcharoo 180 on what hes promised the fans.


 You don't think that Allistar is a more dangerous matchup that Al Turk?

stevia cures cancer -
OriginalTUFer - I care about Todd Duffee, he's a fellow UGer and he's a rising contender.

I totally agree, I would rather have seen Todd Duffee than Crocop.

Duffee got screwed.



Haha, what a moron.

Boldar - Definitely sucks for Duffee but I'm sure he'll be on another card soon so at least it's not a total loss.

As for CC if he truly runs away to DREAM he's at least lost me as a fan, probably many others as well. Can't just lie to EVERYONE like that. Here's to hoping it's false.



I dont think CroCop will lose any sleep over a few internet douchebags like yourself sucking on the Dana's balls and not being his fan anymore.

You probably arent a CroCop fan in the first place. You have probably seen 2 or 3 of his fights and they were all in the UFC.

You are like that homo that said he would rather watch Todd Duffee than Mirko. Just like him you obviously dont know shit about the sport of mma. Go back to pro wrestling.

MTomlinson - good article, good points.



however I still believe as a fan I have a gripe. Mirko can't find competition in Japan, and if he's interested in taking gimmes and finishing his career with nice paychecks and highlight reel KO's of Jose Canseco and Minowaman, more power to him.



just don't tell the fans you want to make a run at the title and get back to top form.



that's what he told us, if he actually does leave the UFC for lesser competition (again) he's doing a big switcharoo 180 on what hes promised the fans.


 Just fucking LOL. The very definition of butthurt. How can you even post something like that without feeling like a teenage girl?

There is plenty of competition at HW outside the UFC. Did you forget that the UFCs HW division basically sucks compared to what is out there. Fedor, Barnett, Aleks, Overeem, Arlovski, Rogers, Verdum. Sorry its not a 3 -1 Brock Lesnar or one of the other "Elite" HWs with the UFC.