TUF25: James Krause?....

Discussion in 'The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Discussion' started by Buffmeister, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Buffmeister JAone XTC is Snake from Karate Kid3

    Buffmeister
    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    477
    So he will also compete at the upcoming season of TUF but he is still under contract and having a two fight winning streak...(2-2 in his last 4)

    Everybody else is fighting for a new spot on the roster...could that cause some extra heat between him and the other guys in the house?...i think so...

    Maybe the new owners are not that satisfied with him and it is win or cut for him...or maybe they are just trying to figured out where he stands and look from there...

    Whats your thought?
     
    #1
    209NickDiaz likes this.
  2. Rex Kwon Do Silver Belt

    Rex Kwon Do
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    10,149
    Likes Received:
    45,579
    It is pretty retarded since he's, like you said, on a 2-fight win streak. I guess in the company's eyes there's a compelling storyline with him because he tried to get into the TUF house a few years ago but lost that first elimination fight. Since this season is titled "Redemption," I'm sure they'll push that angle, that Krause is now a successful UFC fighter but wanted to go back to TUF and redeem himself.
     
    #2
  3. Drake Forum Administrator

    Drake
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    42,511
    Likes Received:
    60,284
    Location:
    Quiet Storm Warship's Captain's Quarters
    It's super weird & feels like a waste. Not sure why he even agreed to it.
     
    #3
    biscuitsbrah, fortheo and scorpipede like this.
  4. orangecuse Gold Belt

    orangecuse
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    17,345
    Likes Received:
    2,416
    Looking at it a different way it might be smart if he wins.

    He fights 3 guys quite possibly not as difficult as guys already in the UFC and get 250k. Probably a Harley and more promotion, TV time and hype then he would otherwise get. Plus a chance at the other bonuses.
     
    #4
  5. scorpipede Freaky kraujo seksas

    scorpipede
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    22,728
    Likes Received:
    22,984
    Location:
    sankryža
    <{clintugh}><{clintugh}><{clintugh}>


    that's a weird angle but you're probably right.


    fuck angles.
     
    #5
    theTKDguy, fortheo and 5Rounder like this.
  6. FlamingSamurai Blue Belt

    FlamingSamurai
    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    England
    Well there's $250,000 on the line - and he would've got released otherwise
     
    #6
    biscuitsbrah likes this.
  7. Drake Forum Administrator

    Drake
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    42,511
    Likes Received:
    60,284
    Location:
    Quiet Storm Warship's Captain's Quarters
    <mma4>
     
    #7
    scorpipede likes this.
  8. 1PunchKO Voice of Reason

    1PunchKO
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,580
    Likes Received:
    3,782
    Location:
    Coquitlam
    With all the recent roster trimmings, maybe he realized himself it was a way to stay in the UFC and earn a fat paycheck. Or someone higher up suggested it to him before he gets cut? IDK.
     
    #8
  9. Oblivian Aging

    Oblivian
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    36,167
    Likes Received:
    3,688
    Location:
    Merica
    The strangest part is that he has his own gym and other business interests. I'm surprised he has the time to take away from those.
     
    #9
  10. FlamingSamurai Blue Belt

    FlamingSamurai
    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    England
    Thanks for rephrasing my post
     
    #10
  11. The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

    The_Renaissance
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    24,328
    Likes Received:
    2,469
    Location:
    Wales (for now)
    Very bizarre inclusion and he'd better win. He's the only cast member who isn't a) rubbish or b) completely and utterly washed up.

    It's a turd concept and I won't be watching a second of it, but I do hope Krause takes it all.
     
    #11
  12. cheesus Red Belt

    cheesus
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,866
    Likes Received:
    2,280
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia.
    What's Krause on now ? If he wins TUF, 250k pay check would probably beat his current contract, plus he probably wins a Harley, gets some air time, maybe pulls a Sam Hoger and steals some merch and it puts him in a good spot to renegotiate his contract...the UFC couldn't just let a guy off who just won TUF. Plus, he doesn't have to throw as much money into training camps etc.

    I wonder if they've terminated his contract though ? Surely you can't compete in TUF If you already have a contract, or did his contract expire ? This scenario hasn't really happened before.
     
    #12
    xmovingparts likes this.
  13. The Judo Champ Green Belt

    The Judo Champ
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    118
    instead of hiring a bunch of washouts that are mostly 30+ they should've just did a tuf with prospects currently in the ufc that are unknown. Give a young talented fighter a valuable name instead of milking the tit of dead cows.

    Tufs like these are cool if the winner just wins money but not a ufc contract. Fans get to see their old favs fight and the fighters get some more money.win win. But theres no point recycling these guys into the ufc. especially in a stacked division like ww and lw (some will cut) some of these guys have enough steam to get back into the ufc without this but none will realistically make waves.
     
    #13
  14. Mixedfights Black Belt

    Mixedfights
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    7,054
    Likes Received:
    3,439
    Weird for sure. Maybe they want to see if he can get exposure and become popular.

    UFC fighter wins TUF. OK?
     
    #14
  15. poundedout45 Blue Belt

    poundedout45
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    932
    Likes Received:
    491
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yah 100%. Its actually a pretty mart move if you ask me
     
    #15
  16. Bloodworth Yellow Card

    Bloodworth
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,496
    Likes Received:
    2,064
    Location:
    Long Island
    This can only help him. T..v. time will help spread him name and since so far he looks the best, this will be a great business move for himself.
     
    #16
  17. TriangleMonkey Purple Belt

    TriangleMonkey
    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,259
    Likes Received:
    765
    Location:
    The MMA capital of the world, the Midwest
    Was prob gonna get trimmed off the roster soon and offered him this to save his spot is my guess.

    Theres some solid WWs in that house with him so I def can see him eliminated too
     
    #17
  18. LHWBelt Red Belt

    LHWBelt
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    9,200
    Likes Received:
    2,154
    Idk why there has to be an angle. He lost on TUF before and he's kinda mid-tier. Chance to win a bunch of money and get a bigger fight.
     
    #18
  19. tithas Green Belt

    tithas
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    811
    Its a transition for WME. You notice only 14 names were announced speculation is the other 2 are current UFC fighters. WME wants to move TUF away from finding up and comers into a exhibition tournament with journeymen and established fighters for a prize.
     
    #19
    freaky likes this.
  20. 1PunchKO Voice of Reason

    1PunchKO
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,580
    Likes Received:
    3,782
    Location:
    Coquitlam

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"