Sometimes on Sherdog we have debates. Sometimes these debated focus on whether or not the fighter was ready for the "big show". In the fore-front of your mind should be Jiri Prochazka. During his UFC debut the commentators made note of the fact that Jiri turned down a UFC invite when they offered him a deal when he was younger. Perhaps we can have another debate about fighters coming into early VS coming into later. Perhaps we can do that now to pass the time. I shall lay the foundation. Michael Chandler - Age 34 debut in UFC. 21-5 prior to UFC Jiri Prochazka - Age 27 debut in UFC. 26-3-1 prior to UFC Benson Henderson - Age 27 debut in UFC. 12-2 prior to UFC Glover Teixeira - Age 32 debut in UFC. 17-2 prior to UFC Deiveson Figueiredo - Age 29 debut in UFC. 11-0 prior to UFC Jon Fitch - Age 26 debut in UFC. 11-2 prior to UFC Daniel Cormier - Age 34 debut in UFC. 11-0 prior to UFC These man above, you could say that they have done well in the UFC during the time that they have had in the organization so far. Well-rounded fighters. Getting big fights off the bat. Winning the fights. Get title fights shortly after joining the UFC. Jon Fitch being the one that had to go through a team of people to get a title shot. On the other side of the job well done: Edmen Shahbazyan - Age 20 debut in UFC. 7-0 prior to UFC. Jim Crute - Age 22 debut in UFC. 8-0 prior to UFC. Aspen Ladd - Age 21 debut in UFC. 5-0 prior to UFC. Song Yadong - Age 19 debut in UFC. 11-4 prior to UFC. Sage Northcutt - Age 19 debut in UFC. 5-0 prior to UFC. Paige VanZant - Age 21 debut in UFC. 3-1 prior to UFC. There are no title fights here. There are no contender fights here. There are no well-rounded games here. For some, there are no more fights in the UFC though they are still young. What about them though? Max Holloway - Age 22 debut in UFC. 4-0 prior to UFC Charles Oliveira - Age 20 debut in UFC. 12-0 prior to UFC Jon Jones - Age 20 UFC debut. 6-0 prior to UFC This is mixed bag. There is greatness from the beginning. There is some loss then some greatness. There is a lot of wear and tear and loss but then recognition and greatness. Are these fighters the black sheep? Are these fighters the exception? What are your thoughts about the age of a fighter in the UFC. What are your thoughts about experience prior to the UFC? Does it matter? Does it not make a difference?