Based on results of Contender Series fighters, should they continue it?

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  1. TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

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    Compared to TUF, the quality of the fighters seems substantially worst, and besides maybe 1 or 2 is any really possibly up for title contention?
     
  2. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    they should continue it. their level of talent is not that high in any of the weight classes. most weight classes are top heavy. they need all the help they can get.
     
  3. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Have never seen it. Don't know the rules or formats.
    What name of interest has come from it?
     
  4. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    that white kid with the afro who keeps getting suspended for roids and weed. Shane O' Malley or whatever. a few Hawaii fighters like Dan Ige and Punahele Soriano.
     
  5. moogie101 Brown Belt

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    Its not going anywhere as it's an easy & cheap way for the UFC to fill up cards, they strangely seem to think that a fight or two on The Contender legitimises fighters.
     
  6. mallen7272 Shooper

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    i don't think its produced a top 15 so far
     
  7. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Was Greg hardy from that show?
    Some of the highlights are basement level UFC fights and I haven't seen the last 28 TUF shows
     
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  8. Dewanny Desir Yellow Belt

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    geoff neal,edmen and sodiq are also good ones to
     
  9. X Factor Purple Belt

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    The goals are different DWTNC is more about exciting fights and some fighters have potential but that’s not it’s main goal imo
     
  10. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    they will if Dan Ige beats Mirsad Bektic at UFC 247.
     
  11. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    yeah that's where Greg Hardy came from.
     
  12. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    yeah, this is how i felt about the show too. it's more about finding exciting prospects to fill the roster, they're not necessarily looking for world beaters.
     
  13. X Factor Purple Belt

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    And usually they’re still developing these guys too edmen shahbazyan, Sean O’Malley, dan ige, Karl Roberson, they still pull talent just not there yet imo.
     
  14. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    I think it’s better overall than TUF.

    TUF served a purpose - getting casuals interested in the sport, by providing backstory and manufactured drama to make the fights / fighters appear more interesting.

    However, the formula got played out - 35 minutes of same old “My girlfriend works 5 jobs to take care of our 7 kids, so I can train MMA, and I’m willing to die in the cage”, 5 minutes of coaches bickering while their friends hild them back, followed by 10-15 minutes of light sparring.

    “Contender Series” cuts out a lot of the pretense, and lets the in-cage performances do the talking.
     
  15. smiles mma Brown Belt

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    bring back TUF, revamped with a new format.
     
  16. Kumason MMA freak!

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    I don't care if they keep it or dump it, there's good or bad things too it...either way idc, they just need to at least stop with this 3 or 4 contracts every fricken event. They should also do better scouting for it, some of these people are just no where near UFC level.
     
  17. dim_ Steel Belt

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    Based on the results?

    Came in expecting at least some basic statistics...
     
  18. kalabula Red Belt

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    Live, midweek fights? Yes please.
     
  19. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    it's because it's based in America. Americans have too many avenues to pick besides joining MMA. if they go to Brazil, or Africa, i guarantee they'll find a lot more hungry animals.
     
  20. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Marina Rodriguez
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    All top 15ers right now, all competed on the Contender Series. I don't think that's all of them, either.
     

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