*UFC sucks nowadays*

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Seiryoku Zenyo, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Seiryoku Zenyo

    Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    Besides some great fighters on their prime as MM, TJ, Holloway, Ortega, Ferguson, Khabib, Gaethje, Barboza, RDA, Woodley, Wonderboy, Gastelum, Cormier, Stipe, N'Gannou, etc., the UFC is definitely far from its best times and its best fighters.

    Nowadays rankings are worthless, fighters keep asking for their own fights, it's more about "money fights" than a serious sport.
     
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    Irishwhiskey119 Banned Banned

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    Agreed but there are great fighters that are not "names".
     
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  4. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    The UFC basically cut a major source of revenue for the fighters with this Reebok bullsh!t. Now fighters are holding out to get a big payday. Before Reebok, a lot of fighters(Especially the big names) knew they'd be making bank through sponsorship regardless who they fought . That's no longer the case..
     
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  5. LilChuckLil

    LilChuckLil GIF Meistro

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  6. Levi_

    Levi_ Red Belt

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    It really is unfortunate how the UFC has gone downhill. There are some really great fighters, it's just the overall picture that sucks compared to the old days.

    Hoping that will change with some new top notch, exciting talent and some better cards.
     
  7. JoshR86

    JoshR86 Black Belt

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    Reebok is what killed it, worst deal in UFC history.

    Being a UFC champion came with incredible sponsorships perks, wasnt Rampage making 1/2 a million a fight just off Muscle Pharm?? GSP would make several million off his sponsors.

    Hell even Erik Silva was pulling in like 60k a month just off sponsors.

    Not only that, but these sponsors would also spend their own money promoting and advertising UFC fighters at no cost to the UFC.

    Fact is the UFC has become a brand that all UFC fighters have to represent, while also being tasked with going outside the brand to bring in casuals while also not really being allowed to go outside the brand.

    Called it 5 years ago that Belator will surpass the UFC in 10 years, and still think in anothet 5 years they will be atleast on par.
     
  8. smiles mma

    smiles mma Purple Belt

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    More great fights than ever... UFC sucks






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  9. dongface donghead

    dongface donghead Orange Belt

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    dont watch then...its that simple
     
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    Except from Zabit, Duquesnoy, Khabib vs Ferguson, I am not overly excited for this year.
     
  11. Sirwastealot

    Sirwastealot Red Belt

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    The brand isn't what it used to be. One thing UFC and MMA really had going for it before was the "fastest growing sport in the world" angle. I don't know just how true that was but you could feel it, a small sport exciting sport that was growing fast.

    You don't get that feeling anymore. Someone at the top needs to work on their strategy and brand.
     
  12. compressed

    compressed Blue Belt

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    UFC is going downhill but Sherdog forums still going strong. The cards mostly suck. The fighters whiney. Heck even the refs are just dialing it in. I can always count on everyone here to keep it real.
     
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    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    It is one of many...

    Reebok, allowing Rory and Moose to walk, intentionally not signing Askren, allowing McGregor to pick and choose his fights (for quick big money grabs) which has left other champs trying to do the same thing and exposing they have less 'control' over their fighters than the fighters used to think.

    Going overboard about caring about a fighters "style" to the point they let Phil Davis and Bader go, not the most fan friendly fighters but with DC going up, Rumble retired, and Jones suspended; 205 has turned into a complete joke.
     
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  14. Lawrence

    Lawrence Brown Belt

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    There were 5 first round finishes in the first 6 fights last night, and many more on the main card.

    If you like watching fights, things are just fine.

    Guys like you who worry more about who wins a press scrum are a blight on society.
     
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  15. beefcake180

    beefcake180 Aces Wild

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    This is why you should always be a fan of the sport and not the organization? There's tons of good mma on every weekend
     
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  16. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Cheaper than a prostate exam

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    Some really good fights coming up.

    If you choose not to watch,

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    Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    Between Bellator on Fri and UFC last eve my MMA blood be pumping.

    Some awesome scraps and plenty of fun. The commentary was pretty solid too (tho Chael and Goldie topped it).
     
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    It's terrible.
    a) top fighters dont fight enough - once a year seems like
    b) relates to a - cards are not stacked
    c) Way too much WMMA with women who are poor skillwise like that crackhead that just got smoked.
    d) to much wanna be two champs ruining divisions - life if TJ fights MM all those BW are on hold and don't get a shot in a short fighting careers.
     
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  19. #1StockTrader

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    It's not that simple. He likes MMA you idiot. Reality is the UFC is going down.

    And dont let your bitch ass tell me dont watch because I will continue to do so but only the few 2 or 3 fights per card that are interesting.
     
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  20. KB Warrior

    KB Warrior Brown Belt

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    If they would focus on quality over quantity it would improve drastically.
     

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