Anyone else think a UFC tourney, where the winner becomes champ and wins 1 million dollars richer...

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  1. marksmen

    marksmen Brown Belt

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    Would be epic?! Bellator is currently doing it and PFL did it. I think this would be a huge sell for the UFC and really produce some epic fights and buzz around the UFC. If these other orgs can do it, I think the UFC could do it and do it even better. I know there are always issues with injuries and such, but, they just need to have alternates ready to go. For that kinda of prize, I don't think that would be to hard.

    Can you imagine a LW tourney right now? They could do it kinda like NBA or NHL, where the 8 ranked fights the 1 and so on.... 8 man tourney with the first round going like this:

    Khabib vs Cowboy
    Tony vs Barboza
    Conor vs Lee
    Al vs Gaethje

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    Great idea. I think PFL agrees.

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  3. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Sherdogs only hope Platinum Member

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    I don’t like tourneys because especially now, so many people withdraw due to injury
     
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    Threetrees Sore Loser Beltt

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    This. They don’t work in combat sports. They could do a one night tourney with alternates, but it wouldn’t be sanctioned
     
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  5. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    It's cool in theory but as the guy above me said, what happens when the fighters get injured?
     
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  6. DeathStroke

    DeathStroke Green Belt

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    Get rid of USADA to help with the injury rate, and I'm in. You'd also need lots of alternates.

    Lol Khabib and Tony would both lose due to injury/weight cut/inactivity/Ramadan. Someone like Gaethje would wind up winning.
     
  7. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I love tourneys. Really wish the UFC would do them..
     
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  8. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Black Belt

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    Tournaments can be tough to put together if they are spaced apart in time.

    If the UFC matches people up intelligently, it almost works out in the same way as a tournament anyway, allowing for oddities like injuries or missing weight, or the occasional money fight.

    I think management wants more flexibility in matchmaking so they can set up the juicy BIG money fights and not risk them on wins and losses (which stinks from a merit/sporting perspective but makes some sense business-wise).
     
  9. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    That Bellator HW tourney was a joke. But, Invicta has a one night tourney coming up. I’m looking forward to that.
     
  10. A.S. Deep

    A.S. Deep Black Belt

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    I always imagined there being an Openweight tourney called The Baddest Man on the Planet where the winner gets a large money sum in addition to officially getting the title of BMOTP. Would be epic.
     
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  11. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Red Belt

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    A tournament pitting the champs and top contenders of the top promotions against each other would be better.
     
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    Would love a tourney for the upsets alone.
     
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    Lemmy Armani Belt Double Yellow Card

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  14. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    They called it UFC 1..
     
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    Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It would be a great way to introduce a 165 pound division.
     
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  16. Ruke Doufus

    Ruke Doufus Blue Belt

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    I like it, except the format should be the tournament is its own event with all fights for that round taking place on the same evening.
     
  17. EndlessCritic

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    Road did it, and nobody gives a fuck.
     
  18. KingBeef

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    1 million wouldn't be enough money for a UFC tourney winner. It would have to be like 5 or 10 million.
     
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  20. EXOICHO

    EXOICHO Brown Belt

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    you can't gift people title shots if you do tournaments

    what do you think UFC does constantly?
     

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