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Old 01-12-2014, 11:07 AM   #21
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If they did the tournament they would end up with a "real" contender for a title shot instead of 1 based on popularity at that time. The UFC has given to many pretenders instead of contenders title shots over the years.
because injuries never happen and the best fighters always reach the tournament finals

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:13 AM   #22
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Injuries are a big part

Plus how are they ever going to give guys like Sonnen title shots if he has to win a tournament to get it
This is a good point. Legitimate tournaments would take the story lines out of the UFC's hands.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:18 AM   #23
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Injuries are a big part

Plus how are they ever going to give guys like Sonnen title shots if he has to win a tournament to get it
This. Injuries are a big part but more so they want to make interesting matches and if you go by the tournament format you might lose out on those big matches the fans would pay big money to see. It would be too much of a roll of the dice for the company.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #24
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because injuries never happen and the best fighters always reach the tournament finals
You never ever see one guy get through after a first minute KO and face a guy who went through a war.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:51 AM   #25
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The best tournaments are the 4 person 1 nighters, but it takes matchmaking out of Joe Silva's hands, so why use a tournament when you have someone there to make the best matches available.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:58 AM   #26
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This is pretty easy to answer.
So they can give title shots to who they want to.

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:09 PM   #27
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This is pretty easy to answer.
So they can give title shots to who they want to.
No that's not the best answer. The best answer is because the best fighter doesn't always win. There will always be an easy path. Injuries make tournaments unreliable. 3 wins in a row doesn't always justify a title shot. Matt Brown has 6 straight wins and still doesn't deserve a title shot. Chad Mendes is on a 5 fight win streak still likely a win short of a shot.

You think a system that puts a fighter like Brennan Ward as your #1 contender is a good one.

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:17 PM   #28
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They do have a tournament, it's called The Ultimate Fighter.

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