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If the UFC cant make me care about a fighter, why should I care or watch their fights?

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  1. Not A Real Fan The Lucifer Alpha Slayer Yellow Card

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    If I have no reason to care about a fighter, why should I or anybody bother to watch them fight? Because of a 1 in 10 chance they may pull off a FOTN? Nope, not gonna watch.

    Let's pretend McGee-Steele did not take place yet. Why should I watch this fight? No one is forcing me to watch it (and I didn't). But I want to watch fights as opposed to not want to watch fights. And the UFC should want to put on fights fans want to watch.

    After 11 fights in the UFC, I should care at least somewhat about Court McGee. But bro McGee is a boring decision machine! So why is he even on the roster then? Why is he taking up a spot that can be used by another fighter? It's not like he is not 4-4 in his last 8?

    You know who else was a decision machine? GSP. Yet the UFC and fans are dying to get him back.

    You can't possibly turn 500 fighters into 500 superstars but that means that there should not be 500 fighters in the UFC in the first place. The 78th ranked LW does not belong in the UFC.

    Hopefully the new Hollywood owners of the UFC can cut the fat and make us care about the remaining fighters.

    Care about a fighter = care and be invested in their fights

    Don't care about a fighter = who cares about their fights
     
  2. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Bro nod.

    Was thinking this yesterday. Why don't they cut everyone ranked under #50. And the women.

    To be a UFC caliber fighter isn't even impressive watching some of this crap.
     
  3. AceCooch Ace Land

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    Don't be a chode
     
  4. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    I like to watch MMA. I dont need to know who is fighting to sit down and watch a fight. If thats what it took id be a casual,and ive been into mma since the 90s.
     
  5. Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    This is a negative side effect of the UFC's very conscious effort to make the brand the star and not the fighters.
     
  6. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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  7. THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

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    You are going to get hate, but you are right.

    This is what made Pride and old UFC so great. They built stars. It gave you motivation. The UFC has had no motivation for a while now.
     
  8. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Love the username TS
     
  9. Username explains it all.
     
  10. FadeLess Silver Belt

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    I agree Mcgee is a bit boring , but he is a great guy.
    And your just being lazy imo ... you can allways do your own research on fighters background and follow theyre social media to get to know them better.
    There are lots of great fighters that are great guys.
    And when they fight, they show who they are , so its an important part of the story.
    The action is the juice.
     
  11. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    you have to understand that Pride didnt have the number of fighters or fights back then. Yes they did a great job to encourage a fighters individuality,but its easier to do so when you run one card every two months.
     
  12. DLX thpinal

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    It's good to have gatekeepers. You need someone to test out up and comers. You also need guys on the roster to fill in when someone pulls out. If the entire roster was only guys in the top 15, It would be less interesting because if someone gets knocked off but they're a good fighter, UFC would have cut because they;re stock would drop being that there's no fighters on the roster to make them look good. You need tune up fights. Also, it's better to gt guys early in their careers before other promotions snag him up.

    The problem is, this was just a terrible card full of Gk vs GK. The only guy on this card that ISN'T meant to be a gatekeeper was Yair Rodriguez.
     
  13. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    Just resort to what i do. I place a dollar bet on each fight, $2 bet on co-main, and $5 bet on main . So no matter how boring fight is, i have a reason to get excited.
     
  14. THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

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    And that is part of the problem. It's pretty easy to correct that.

    Back when the UFC started to have more shows and adding more fighters, many of us said it was a mistake.
     
  15. HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Im not sure if it is. I certainly felt it was too much at the time,but now MMA is on all the time,just like boxing and other sports are on all the time.I dont see the harm in that. Its not necessary to watch every card that happens,but someone will.
     
  16. The guest Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Don't...

    Don't watch and don't post. Everybody will be happier in the long run.
     
  17. Tuf_guy Gold Belt

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    Only reason I can think of is doing it in hopes of becoming a real boy, I mean fan. (seriously, that just unconsciously came out and I went with it)

    Pinocchio-like is Threadstarter in his not being real at something, Joe.


    Edit:
    Maybe if we, as a community, put our money together as a collective... then start a kickstart, and use the combined $78 we're able to scrape together to buy Lotto tickets... maybe we can buy back WEC and take the. 145lbrs and down (and 1/3 of the 155'ers).
    We get entertaining MMA on Sundays, and the UFC will be a little less overcrowded. Boom.
     
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  18. Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    UFC wants to have its divisions as deep as possible, which ends in having some fighters that doesnt make the league looks like ultimate elite
    But I believe the UFC is trying to change that by signing many more foreigns existing fighters
    So maybe in a few years it'll be different but I agree that I wouldnt want to pay the ppv for a card full of name I dont give a buck about
     
  19. edirp Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    TS is right, you know. I mean why should I care about Yair Rodriguez, Mighty Mouse, or Sergio Pettis? I never will.
     
  20. DIABOLUS Banned Banned

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    I thought this was going to be a Demetrious Johnson thread LOL.
     

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