As the Years Go By, There's Less & Less...

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by SuperBadAzz, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. SuperBadAzz

    SuperBadAzz Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Fights outside the UFC I'd care to see. The only fight I'd REALLY like to see that could be set up outside the UFC is Askren/Palhares. Idk if it's the UFC's marketing, lack of talent in other orgs, or if the UFC is just doing a much better job of signing every talented fighter out there. Anyone else noticing this?
     
  2. estranged

    estranged Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    6,605
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    there still r some cool fights out there
     
  3. SuperBadAzz

    SuperBadAzz Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Askren vs Palhares would be in my top 5 fights I want to see in all of MMA, outside of that one I can't think of many great ones.
     
  4. phoenixikki

    phoenixikki Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,214
    Likes Received:
    12,285
    Perks of having build a monopoly
     
  5. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,144
    Likes Received:
    10,923
    Tito vs Bonnar and Mo vs Rampage not doing it for you?
     
  6. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind

    God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2014
    Messages:
    10,229
    Likes Received:
    4,450
    Location:
    High Terra
    I'd like Palhares back in the ufc for one.
    They should sign askren too.
     
  7. Bearknuckle

    Bearknuckle Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,262
    Likes Received:
    2,085
    I agree strikeforce was pretty much the last mma outside the UFC that i really cared for. When strikeforce got bought out of nowhere that was pretty much the finalization of the monopoly
     
  8. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,152
    Likes Received:
    18,540
    Shields vs Askren and/or Palhares is good.

    Bellators british invasion show has a lot of good ones.

    Liam McGreary vs Emanuel Newton is a fight i'm looking forward to a lot, it will let us know if McGreary is good or elite.

    Douglas Lima looks like a stud and is fighting Paul Dailey - Lima should win, but Dailey is always dangerous with his striking.

    Plus anytime Michael Venom Page, Justin Gaethje, Bubba Jenkins, or Darrion Caldwell enters the cage i'm excited to watch.
     
  9. uppercutbus

    uppercutbus Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2014
    Messages:
    11,794
    Likes Received:
    49,453
    dat monopoly.
     
  10. Ozze

    Ozze Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,386
    Likes Received:
    5,615
    Location:
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Just monopoly things...

    But the question is: are all of the UFC events making up for the ones you don't see anymore from other orgs?
     
  11. MonopolyKing

    MonopolyKing Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Just came across Justin gaethje on fight finder. Guy looks pretty impressive 13-0,10 KO/TKOs Ill be watching out for him in the future.
     
  12. FactsAndTruth

    FactsAndTruth Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2014
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    0
    So is the NFL a monopoly? How bout the NBA? We want all the fighters under 1 umbrella.... get over it
     
  13. roventu

    roventu Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,641
    Likes Received:
    477
    Location:
    GTA
    you just dont have as much time ....

    no one really starts in UFC, they start in smaller promotions. if you have time to watch stars build themselves outside of UFC, you'd appreciate them that much more when you see them finally get to UFC.

    IMO Bellator is still good, each time i watch their shows
     
  14. Jarvan

    Jarvan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    4,017
    Likes Received:
    3,280
    UFC just has the money for marketing
    There are amazing fighters in many orgs
     
  15. barehanded

    barehanded Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,831
    Likes Received:
    335
  16. Edgar Allan Hoe

    Edgar Allan Hoe Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,716
    Likes Received:
    174
    Location:
    DC Metro
    Funny, I find there are fewer & fewer fights inside the UFC I care to see.
     
  17. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,152
    Likes Received:
    18,540
    Almost all of his fights are on youtube, but here is a highlight of them. He is a lot of fun to watch for sure.

    [YT]RiIzm47tJ1s[/YT]
     
  18. Unicorn Princes

    Unicorn Princes Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    6
    No, because you can join dozens if not hundreds of other teams.

    Not to mention College Football is probably more popular than the NFL.
     
  19. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,152
    Likes Received:
    18,540
    Yep in the UFC there is one man signing out paychecks in the NFL there are 32 teams all going for the same player; in the NBA 30 teams plus a decent overseas league. Plus there is no such thing as a championship clause that prevents a guy like Suh from leaving Detroit at the end of this season even if the Lions win the superbowl.
     
  20. JonSnitchPhones

    JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    10,287
    Likes Received:
    9
    Lima/Koreshkov/Page?
    Dantas/Moraes?
    Warren/Silva 2?
    Brooks/Gaethje?
    Sarnavskiy/Awad?
    Pitbull/Curran/Straus 3?
    Chandler/Held 2?
    McGeary/Spong/Newton?
    Minakov/Kharitonov?
    Khalidov/Vasilevsky/Halsey?
    Shlemenko/170-185 lb strikers
    Palhares/Askren.

    There are some there. Your indifference is feeding your ignorance somewhat.

    But there's been a reduction of talent recently, of course. It's the UFC's competitiveness and sabotaging, as well as a change in the #2's philosophy to be more short-sighted.

    There are a lot of fights in the UFC I'm excited to see. But sadly we don't see them often due to injuries or the UFC having so many conflicts of interests. It's more the latter. The former is more of an excuse. Injuries are always an issue in combat sports. They were in 2012 too. Just gotta have backup plans and fill out cards with names and top prospects. But they don't out of their interest to expand internationally, extract every dollar they can (which has obviously backfired), and notion that they can sell cards on the UFC name alone.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.