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I wish the UFC went back to less fighters, less cards, more competition

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Garnet_StrongerThanYou, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    The UFC roster currently has a whopping 1128 fighters on it.

    https://www.ufc.com/athletes/all

    It’s been bloated to level never seen before.

    A lot of these guys should be fighting in regional shows or in other promotions. The UFC is supposed to be the major leagues of MMA.

    Im going to show you a few free UFC fight nights from a few years ago.

    UFC fight night 79:

    Ben Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal
    Dong Hyun Kim vs. Dominic Waters
    Sexyama vs. Alberto Mina

    UFC Fight Night 80

    Thug Rose Vs. Paige Vanzant
    Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa
    Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister
    Thiago Santos vs. Martin Day.

    These were FREE cards.

    My point being the roster is bloated, there are too many cards and the talent is being watered down.

    They need to really cut this down to 12 PPV events and 12 fight nights a year. 24 High quality cards with the best fighters in the world fighting each other.
     
  2. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    I disagree

    The more content, the better

    I enjoy the fights every weekend

    Don't know why so many casuals complain about name value, watch more fights and you'll know more names.

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  3. mmamxfan Purple Belt

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    Nothing gets the blood and excitement pumping like un athletic women and 135lb and under manlets fighting.
     
  4. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    IMG needs to recoup its investment so they've chosen the Disney route and saturate the market. There's also the ESPN TV contract to fulfill so that means more WMMA
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  5. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality Double Yellow Card

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    Agreed
    Oversaturation makes things stale.
    If you are looking for the spectacle atmosphere though that died at least 10 years ago aside from the very big cards.
     
  6. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    I watch Fight nights. I just don’t know who the hell half these people are.

    I used to.
     
  7. Jarvan Black Belt

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    Less fighters and more competition?

    The stupidity is actually astounding
     
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  8. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    If you really did watch Fight Nights, you'd know who they are, because you'd have seen them before.

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  9. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    I mean having less fighters on the roster means more competition outside the UFC with only the cream of the crop making it to the Major leagues
     
  10. DizzyYeahYeah Red Belt

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    It's all about making money. More fighters and fight cards = more money.
     
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  11. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    How is the UFC gonna honor their contract with ESPN and the amount of shows they're scheduled to put on? How are all the fighters on the roster gonna have their contracts honored and make money? What you're proposing is not feasible in any way.
     
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  12. textwarrior Brown Belt

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    I think you should rethink what your saying but I disagree because I saw them being less skilled. I remember the days you sat and watched them hug for hours...UFC when it first started people watching would literally stand up and start talking. Then Chuck came in and made it dangerous for wrestlers by turning the fights to standing positions. Between Chuck and Pride falling it was a mix of wrestling and striking. When the pride fighters came in you had some kids showing up who might have done MMA at 14 but still a mix of other things as a base. By now...the younger generation and skill set is just so much more diverse. The fighters today are much more skilled and more exciting to watch. Over time skill increases and competition.
     
  13. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    Once MMA got big enough that corporate bigwigs went from "bleurgh human cockfighting for rednecks" to "shit, look at the numbers these guys are doing" we were always going to go down this road, along with WMMA, Reebok etc etc. Its the price you have to pay for becoming mainstream unfortunately.
     
  14. Tyler Durden Green Belt

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    Id definitely take quality over quantity
     
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    The UFC is able to do this because of low Fighter pay. They make more money putting on a shit card than the cost to operate it.
     
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    Wmma is just a buzzkill for every event
     
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    ...That's already how it works

    Majority of top 15 ranked fighters in the world are in the UFC, their respective weightclass
    Many of them with titles in smaller orgs

    You're making an issue over nothing

    You can simply just watch two or three fights on each card, or none at all

    You are literally crying that the UFC isn't run exactly how you want it to

    What the UFC is trying to do is build up stars in their org, providing the banner for more exposure for the fighters
    Do you know the top three fighters in ACB LW ?
    No, because it's a scene that's more popular in the east, whereas UFC is worldwide. Everybody knew DJ, no one knew about Askar Askarov when he was absolutely demolishing his competition in ACB.

    You can't be the world's premiere league and have one or two PPV's/shows every two months.

    I can elaborate even further, but I don't wanna make you feel bad.

    Just don't watch the fights you don't care about
     
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  18. newjerseynick Platinum Werewolf Belt Platinum Member

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    If we are gonna have this many people on the roster we need there to be teams and they should start having battles like in "The Warriors,
    Costume and all.
     
  19. newjerseynick Platinum Werewolf Belt Platinum Member

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    Also I love how theres over 1100 fighters on the roster yet we have people who fight the same opponent like 3 times in a row.
     
  20. det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek Brown Belt

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    A lot of the fighters that show up in the link you posted have been cut. I googled it quickly and found a website claiming that as of January 2021 the UFC had 689 fighters.
     
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