Dhalsim v Ryu has turned into Ken vs Ken - it's made the UFC less appealing

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  1. The Sausage King

    The Sausage King Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    The reason Conor, Ronda, are the biggest and only draws in the UFC is they have a persona - which is a good thing in terms of putting butts in seats. The UFC has put all their eggs in the Conor basket and have done little to put emphasis on other individual fighters.

    What the UFC has failed to realize is that it was the fighters like Tito, Randy, and Chuck who we were drawn to in the mid 2000's, not the UFC brand. I know going main stream was inevitable and I have no issues with that, but I do worry that UFC will soon turn into the MLB where everyone is pretty much the same with very few standouts.

    The lack of stylistic differences between fighters is also less compelling. Take Lyoto vs Rua which was fantastic because they had different styles. But as MMA becomes more popular, it becomes its own style on it's own and most of the new breed fighters look and fight similarly.
     
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    They don't look and fight similarly, they are simply more well rounded now than Shogun Vs Lyoto...

    Would you prefer a bunch of stick figures fighting with no personalities? People are different. There are Conors and there are Mark Hunts... you are over generalizing the fuck out of this
     
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  5. TonyAlvein

    TonyAlvein The heir of the Dragon

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    More well rounded than Lyoto and Shogun ahahahahahahahaha
     
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    TS has a point...

    that was part of the UFC's/Pride's appeal...back in it's heyday...the stylistic clashes between fighters...

    For example, Tim Sylvia vs Big Nog.
    Shogun vs. Machida.
    Cro Cop vs everyone. (in Pride)


    Now, it seems that every fighter fights in the same mold (with a few notable exceptions).

    It also makes sense why they do so as well. To excel in MMA you have to be good at everything. rather than being remarkable good in one facet, while lacking in other skill sets.
     
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  7. Xenon_

    Xenon_ Storytelling, women n the violence of the octagon

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    As for TS; Fighting is fighting.

    Styles, careers, choices, the fight itself... there is always a good tale to be told, if you have the eyes to see it.

    Disclaimer: will watch bum fights and worldstar.
     
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  8. EndlessCritic

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    Yeah, all of these guys have the exact same style:

    Dominick Cruz
    Conor Mcgregor
    Stephen Thompson
    Demian Maia
    Cain Velasquez

    all these guys in MMA are virtual clones of one another.


    I wish we could go back to the good old days when we had all those unique styles from guys like Tim Sylvia, Guy Mezger, Jerry Bohlander, etc.
     
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