I think getting crocop back shows ufc s desperation

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by yekmurat, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. yekmurat

    yekmurat Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,112
    Likes Received:
    10,460
    Location:
    istanbul
    Crocop did so bad in ufc and now he is a 41 year old guy,maybe his name still sells fight but its a bad move for ufc ımo
     
  2. mma midwest fan

    mma midwest fan Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,821
    Likes Received:
    19
    Somewhat, but I think it shows they are noticing Bellator making moves and just want to disrupt that a bit.
     
  3. Linux34

    Linux34 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    53
    Viacom will buy the UFC in 2016.
     
  4. Who's Next

    Who's Next Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    37
    CroCop can be used to develop other fighters, seems like an awesome matchup for someone like Duffee
     
  5. Quantum Leap

    Quantum Leap Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    107
    Pretty much. UFC doesn't want to gift Bellator market share by letting them sign all these big names, CM Punk was talking to Coker too before the UFC signed him. Now if resigns Kimbo, then the UFC is desperate.
     
  6. Who's Next

    Who's Next Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    37
    No its not. International expansion has been huge
     
  7. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    17,214
    Likes Received:
    9,500
    Location:
    Canada
    This was a bizarre signing, no doubt.

    They should just have him rematch Oliynyk right away.
     
  8. neckbeard

    neckbeard Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think that ufc are desperate to entertain fans.




    also Cro Cop is 40. turns 41 in September
     
  9. NyGiant

    NyGiant 1 2 CHECK 1 2

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    9,921
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    NYC
    CroCop sells tickets no matter where he fights. Smart business.
     
  10. clumseygenius

    clumseygenius Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    9,497
    Likes Received:
    5,094
    Location:
    Toronto
    Its becuz the ufc as a sport is no good no moar and they need old boxers to fite and sale ticketz and stuff!
     
  11. Credo

    Credo Punishment Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Messages:
    14,309
    Likes Received:
    21,467
    Location:
    KO in Inglewood
    I think it's more to f*ck with Bellator really.
     
  12. chefdiablo

    chefdiablo Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    412
    Bellator, by the way of Viacom should start doing this on purpose now. Bid up more and more named talent and let the UFC steal them away by going over the top.

    They are aggressively going after several big name fighters regardless of what level they are currently fighting at. This all reeks of a casual fan grab while the viewership has been softening.

    Aging fighters have a market value, but young talented fighters are the future. Cro Cop and CM punk are not going to snag money from my wallet without some very compelling support on the same card. Likewise, Kimbo Slice is not a compelling reason for me to watch Bellator either.
     
  13. kenetics

    kenetics Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    8,537
    Likes Received:
    4,730
    Didn't Dana say that the Ufc is a place for the best fighter in the WORLD. With the cm punk signing and now cro cop, I think the Ufc is hurting for ratings. It's not about having the best fighters anymore.
     
  14. Rhood

    Rhood Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,585
    Likes Received:
    4,098
    I've got a hunch that they brought him back to fight Arlovski.
    Arlovski vs Cro Cop was supposed to happen a long time ago.
     
  15. neckbeard

    neckbeard Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    2
    a they stole him from Bellator

    be there have already been rumors about Crocop signing to fight in Croatia for the UFC

    see that would be pretty awesome if they made that fight in Croatia
     
  16. ill0giKaL

    ill0giKaL Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    592
    Yes, quoted for truth. Also since the UFC bought out Pride way back in the day (Still brings tears to my eyes) I think there should be fighters inducted to the UFC Hall even if its for there pride days considering UFC owns the rights now. MMA just needs a LEGIT All MMA Hall of fame.
     
  17. Rovert

    Rovert Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    3,299
    Location:
    (905) Aurora Motherfucker
    UFC hasn't invested properly in fighters , Bellator has an excellent roster for HW and also LHW & MW are decent for them , they have young guys with good records , not
    like the UFC where its all guys that are 30-40 years old (15-6) (16-7) and 75% midgets.

    Dana the classic I hate boxing promoters than does the exact same thing , pays guys shit + tries to sell midgets to us , Dana did you see how that went for Boxing?
     
  18. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    12,859
    Likes Received:
    5,968
    Cro Cop sells and really they were just signing him to stop Bellator. Not that hard to understand, Bellator's been making moves and UFC is trying to end that. Cro Cop really isn't that out of his depth in the UFC's HW division these days either. Could be a decent gatekeeper. He'll take Kongo's old spot.
     
  19. elbowsandwiches

    elbowsandwiches Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,622
    Likes Received:
    5,315
    Location:
    Florida
    [​IMG]

    I don't get it either. There should be a rule that if youre not champion at 40 you have to retire.
     
  20. 3v3ryth1ng**

    3v3ryth1ng** ______________________

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,943
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The prediction in your post is plausible. The prediction in your sig, not so much.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.