Champ from tuf

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  1. Strage

    Strage Orange Belt

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    Is Tj the first champ to come from tuf since Matt serra?
    Matt serra was season four and what season is it now? 247?
    and Tj was 16?
    Correct me if im wrong on any facts :)

    But thats a pretty fun fact that it has taken that amount of time to produce a champion from tuf
     
  2. 8KresniK8

    8KresniK8 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Griffin
     
  3. PRIDEoftheUFC**

    PRIDEoftheUFC** Red Belt

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    Griffin was on the first tuf
     
  4. Strage

    Strage Orange Belt

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    griffin was season one
     
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    My point was that it took 4 seasons to produce another champ, Griffin was first.
     
  6. combolock

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    Speaks more to the strength of the UFC from the top to the bottom then anything else in my opinion.
     
  7. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Idk why people expect TUF to create so many champions. You guys do realize that it's actually quite difficult to become a champion? You can be an elite fighter and never hold the belt.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Guest

    Didn't even think about this. Damn.
     
  9. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

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    Didn't you hear? Renan Barao is a can now
     
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    Thanks for elaborating.... Still has no reference to what ts was asking.
     
  11. Yonny

    Yonny Blue Belt

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    Yes.

    Post season four Dodson, Maynard, Diaz, Gamburyan(WEC vs Aldo) all had title shots but lost.
     
  12. Strage

    Strage Orange Belt

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    my questions were if i was wrong or right. else it was just a observation :)
     
  13. BruceyD

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    Plus its wrong..lol
     
  14. tmurfin

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    It's gotta be consistently hard to get real good talent on TUF. If fighters are good enough, chances are they've already been signed.. But, There will be another champ from that specific batch, I still believe Dodson will come back and beat Mighty Mouse
     
  15. reigning terroe

    reigning terroe Superintendent Skinner

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    Actually 3 more seasons Rashad was season 2 bud
     
  16. Daniel Tapia

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    The crazy thing is Dillishaw didn't even win that TUF. Dodson, a natural flyweight, knocked him out.
     
  17. Deadaim58

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    The point of the show is to develop talent for the weight classes by senior UFC fighters and champions. Nowhere does it say the show is supposed to create champions. However, we've had Forrest Griffin, Matt Serra, Rashad Evans, and a slew of other top tier talent come from the show. I think that in itself justifies its reason.
     
  18. BAM

    BAM Back in the saddle again

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    right now it's:-

    s1 - Forrest - won show early 2005 and won title in mid 2008
    s2 - Rashad - won show late 2005 and won title in late 2008
    s4 - Serra - won show late 2006 and won title early 2007
    s14 - Dillashaw - finals of TUF late 2011 and won title early 2014

    plenty of title contenders to go along with it: Florian, Sanchez, Koscheck, Diaz, Maynard, Matt Brown, Bader, Dodson

    most of the guys are journeymen and gate keepers, plenty are cans. But as far as picking good fighters, they do a decent job, w/ more emphasis on personalities than top prospects the last few years - it is a reality tv show after all.
     

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