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    Default Re: Vera: Henderson, Silva and Sokoudjou turned down July 19 fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    It makes no sense to say that they turned the fight down, yet his quote is that they offered him the fight with those guys, so was it really Vera that turned it down?
    Probably offered it to both of them, he accepted they did not. Him and Machida were both offered to fight each other Machida accepted he did not.

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    I like the guy but he comes off as a schmuck in this article.

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    Default Re: Vera: Henderson, Silva and Sokoudjou turned down July 19 fight

    One thing I hated about Pride was the short notice they gave fighters (often only one of them).

    So when Dan lost to Wand the first time, we knew he was on vacation when he was offered the fight when it was only a week or two away. He gassed and we always wondered how he would have done if he had adequate prep time.

    Dan always said they would never let him rematch, but then they decided to expand to the US - wish I went to one of those 2 shows
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    One thing I hated about Pride was the short notice they gave fighters (often only one of them).

    So when Dan lost to Wand the first time, we knew he was on vacation when he was offered the fight when it was only a week or two away. He gassed and we always wondered how he would have done if he had adequate prep time.

    Dan always said they would never let him rematch, but then they decided to expand to the US - wish I went to one of those 2 shows
    Dan would have beaten Wand in the first one with adequate training time.
    I also wish I would have gone to the Pride shows, but then I thought they were gonna be around forever.

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    Default Re: Vera: Henderson, Silva and Sokoudjou turned down July 19 fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    Dan would have beaten Wand in the first one with adequate training time.
    I also wish I would have gone to the Pride shows, but then I thought they were gonna be around forever.
    Me too. My brother used to always send me packages on flying to Japan to see one and its something I intended to do one day. Figured I would dump my little guys at the kodokan and go watch Pride (lol). I guess now I will just have to go to a Dream if I end up in Japan, but I keep returning to Central and South America for trips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greco-ZAG View Post
    I call BS on Vera
    I am ussually a huge fan of Vera but he is full of s***
    I know for a fact that Thierry was not offered this fight-thus never turning it down...
    Lol... agreed
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    Default Re: Vera: Henderson, Silva and Sokoudjou turned down July 19 fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Greco-ZAG View Post
    I call BS on Vera
    I am ussually a huge fan of Vera but he is full of s***
    I know for a fact that Thierry was not offered this fight-thus never turning it down...
    Well looks like he was offered the fight
    http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content3044.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Well looks like he was offered the fight
    http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content3044.html
    even if he was offered the fight, it doesnt sound like he had a chance to turn it down.

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    Default Re: Vera: Henderson, Silva and Sokoudjou turned down July 19 fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    even if he was offered the fight, it doesnt sound like he had a chance to turn it down.
    Well he admits that he was offered the fight but just that he did not have adequate time to prepare since he was partying in Europe. When he tried to counter by asking for the same fight but in September, they had already found a new opponent.

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