How many pro fights before getting into UFC

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Mason Magboo, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Mason Magboo

    Mason Magboo White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    48
    If someone fight professionally in MMA, how many fights do they need in order to get into the UFC?
     
  2. Brock Tober

    Brock Tober Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    11,369
    Are they named CM Punk?
     
  3. TinkerMan

    TinkerMan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    2,207
  4. DS66

    DS66 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    6,099
    There is no set number. It's different for everyone.
     
  5. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    27,703
    Likes Received:
    8,163
    0 or more.

    several fighters have had 0 (that wrestler fella last year, and James Toney in 2009 or 10). Brock had 1. several had 0 going into TUF (didn't one win TUF once?). an American Football player just signed up for Contenders and he has none.

    yes i'm bad with names right now; use google if you want more specifics.
     
  6. Shercatter

    Shercatter A real cool cat!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    [​IMG]
     
  7. TinkerMan

    TinkerMan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    2,207
    [​IMG]
     
    Shercatter likes this.
  8. PrepareForGlory

    PrepareForGlory Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Depends. If your an all-time great like CM Punk you don't need any fights, even amateur fights.

    Or if you are like Alexei Olenik, just a bum who can submit guys while being full mounted, you need about 60 fights before you get the call.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  9. Post 2 Decision

    Post 2 Decision Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    4,787
    Likes Received:
    5,165
    Location:
    604
    For a normal dude with no pre-existing fame or star power like 10. Less to be on TUF.

    Women need like 5 apparently.
     
  10. Harry Ellis

    Harry Ellis Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2003
    Messages:
    15,182
    Likes Received:
    18,614
    Location:
    new york
    No idea. It must fluctuate, depending on the circumstances. I think female featherweights need to do 50 pushups in an hour to make it to the UFC.

    I dont know how it works, but there are always different circumstances. It must depend fighter's losses (if any) and how much winning he's done to make up for them. If the fighter is almost there but loses, maybe he needs to win another 3-5 fights. Also, of course, the competition is a factor. If the fighter is undefeated at 4-0 and then beats a UFC reject with a name, he may get the invitation.


    Some guys may be fast-tracked because they are locals that can pad a UFC card in their region.

    There are always exceptions (Cain, Brock, etc.), but generally, a fighter should have to prove himself to get into the octagon.
     
  11. KeiranMc

    KeiranMc Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,080
    Likes Received:
    3,241
    BJ Penn's first fight was in the UFC.
     
    [email protected] likes this.
  12. FrontNakedChoke

    FrontNakedChoke ____________________

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    18,505
    Likes Received:
    43,835
    Location:
    RIP Kid Yamamoto
    Depends who they beat and how they look doing it.
     
  13. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    27,170
    Likes Received:
    19,620
    For men usually 10+

    Women usually 4+

    Women in a new division 2

    NFL players 1

    WWE superstars 0
     
    lorenzofertatta likes this.
  14. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    2,761
    Mike Jackson is 0-1 in the ufc and in mma. He's no NFL or wwe alumni.
     
  15. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    27,170
    Likes Received:
    19,620
    He's there just to give the WWE alumnus a halfway decent chance to get a win, before that he was there to legitimize the WWE alumnus' previous opponent. lol
     
    DorianGray likes this.
  16. SCTwins

    SCTwins Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,902
    Likes Received:
    13,363
    If you have 3 fights you are automatically added to the UFC roster. So get those fights in and pick an event to show up at.
     
    DorianGray and BTard like this.
  17. campbecc

    campbecc Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    12,918
    Likes Received:
    5,125
    he's the weirdest case in recent UFC history. Everyone knows why CM Punk was signed but I have no idea why they picked Mike Jackson.
     
    Mmmmmmma1234 likes this.
  18. Pitier of Fools

    Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    3,902
    Likes Received:
    10,342
    I'd do what Brock did and take one warm up fight before going into the UFC and winning the title.

    But that's just me.
     
    DorianGray likes this.
  19. Ghost in the Dark

    Ghost in the Dark Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    5,934
  20. Ghost in the Dark

    Ghost in the Dark Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,798
    Likes Received:
    5,934

Share This Page