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Discussion in 'MMA Betting Discussion' started by MarkHematominick, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. MarkHematominick Orange Belt

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    Random question that popped up in my baked head this morning, and I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered already....

    If you and your buddy bet on a fight, and your fighter loses, then the winning fighter gets popped by USADA, would you still be okay with paying up, or would you tell your buddy the steroids cancels the bet...?
    Never came across this personally, and Im not too sure how I'd react losing money by betting on the clean fighter that gets killed by the juiced fighter..
    Opinions??
     
  2. PlayswellwithLawnDarts Banned Banned

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    So you lost a bet on a Jon Jones fight?
     
  3. turbozed Red Belt

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    Many if not most fighters are on steroids. You factor that into your handicapping.

    Sportsbooks rules usually state that there's a 12-24 hour window where commissions can change the results. If the fighter pops more than a day after, you should pay up.
     
  4. PolarBearPaulVarelans Brown Belt

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    If you're so naive as to think that 80-90% of half-decent MMA fighters aren't using enhancements at some point of their careers to some degree, you probably shouldn't be betting on the sport to begin with.
     
  5. rev0lver Purple Belt

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    You ever lose money on a trash decision where your dude clearly won? It's not always going to be fair, but you have to go with whatever happens. You've probably also won money on a juiced fighter (caught or not) beating on a clean fighter.

    If a commission makes a decision immediately after a fight, like in Hardy-Sosoli, I think that's fair to push the bet. But otherwise you gotta live with it.
     
  6. Lando Banned Banned

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    All of them are on steroids. If you try to get your money back you're a cheap loser
     

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