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Does the ufc need to sign more 170 fighters?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by what-wut, Nov 25, 2021.

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  1. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Yeah I have them for every division because I'm a sad cunt.

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  2. PokerandMMA Black Belt

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    There are 74 WW's on the roster already. We don't need 90 WW's. 70-75 is an ideal range.
     
  3. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    I'd assume he meant some would be cut to make way for new ones.
     
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  4. TerrorTimmy Three piece and a soda

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    I have a ton of respect for Burns if that fight becomes official. That's the epitome of a "high risk, low reward" fight and he seems to be game for it.

    And if (when) Khamzat smeshes Burns, he'll get the next title shot, no questions asked. And as you say, he will likely be the favorite over Usman because of the hype and his style.

    There's not too many fights where a challenger is a favorite over a champion with title defenses. Ngannou was a favorite over Stipe, and I think Conor was a favorite over Eddie and about even with Aldo, but I can't think of too many other fights where that happened. Lesnar vs Mir II maybe?
     
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  5. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Izzy was favourite over Whittaker, but he was already interim champ so that's different.

    Wonderboy was also a slight favourite over Woodley IIRC.
     
  6. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Actually has happened more than u think - machida over Evans
    Rory was a healthy fave over Lawler ( both )..
    Jones over shogun

    Those off top of head ....

    *sorry/ u said with defenses.
     
  7. PokerandMMA Black Belt

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    This happens naturally. UFC has 11 (12*) divisions to think about and due to the high number of fighters at LW and WW there are more WW and LW fights. Turnover in these divisions for example is already higher than say womens bantamweight.
     
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