Invest In The Heavyweights

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  1. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy White Belt

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    This is just my opinion but the UFC needs to invest in the heavyweight more. I wish they did more tuf featuring heavyweight. It just seem like nobody is really talking about them any more. Does anyone else think this is a good idea?
     
  2. SlomiGa

    SlomiGa MMAathmetician

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    Hard to find good heavyweights. Most talented big guys go where the money is at.
     
  3. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Yes, they should sign Fedor.
     
  4. INTERL0PER

    INTERL0PER Brown Belt

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    This.

    And HW TUF is the worst idea in the world. The HW season with Kimbo and Big Country had some absolutely terrible fights.
     
  5. kikikhan

    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    Agree very much:)
     
  6. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    I'd be for another HW TUF. Might be the first time I watched the show in many years. Really don't know if there's a lot of talent out there, though. The last show, they kept Roy (too experienced for TUF really) and Schaub, and I think sent everyone else packing.
     
  7. CanadianGuy

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    Invest = Spending Money
     
  8. PrinceOfPain

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    Mitrione and Kimbo too.

    Also, Roy being on the season was an insult.
     
  9. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Yeah, I forgot Mitrione, but they ditched Kimbo at pretty much the first opportunity.
     
  10. PrinceOfPain

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    Well, yeah.
    I mean, we all knew why they were keeping him, and how long it was likely to last.

    Still, two shots in the UFC, after getting embarrassed by Roy... not too bad.
     
  11. CanadianGuy

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    Sign some heavyweights from the European countries. Especially Russia. I think the ufc should hire scouts to go over seas and find fighter
     
  12. Cylence

    Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    They kept Madsen, too. Guy actually won like four straight if I remember correctly. However, UFC gave him the axe on the first opportunity they had.
     
  13. Cosmic Cthulhu

    Cosmic Cthulhu Green Belt

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    The heavyweight landscape in MMA is bleak.

    If you did another TUF, you'd end up with a cast of over the hill vets and bloated light heavyweights.
     
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    I wouldn't mind another HW TUF. A couple Mitrione and Schaub types keep things fun. Also there's gotta be a Shane Carwin or two out there.
     
  15. Irenaeus

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    The problem with this is that TUF doesn't really produce fighters, it mainly takes already existing fighters and bring them to the spotlight. Sure, they can shine a light on the upcoming minor league HWs, and this will provide more context for us when these fight in the UFC, but it's not like we'd actually get more quality fighters in that weight class because of it.
     
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    HW's are harder to find.
    The last TUF HW they did brought Schaub & Mitrionne. Not real "talent" to get the gold at HW IMO.

    They need to make a global TUF once again. Limiting themselves geographically (so they can do TUF US/Brazil/etc is bad when looking for something so rare as good HW's.


    But then again, UFC is killing the HW division with their terrible Matchmaking.

    I mean, they keep fixated in rematches for the champ!
    Look at Cain. Most of his fights are rematches.
    Now they are forcing Werdum to rematch (hey! it's Cain, so we gotta rematch!!), even though they have more exciting fights they could have made!

    Kill rematches, it will make this WC much more interesting IMO
     
  17. memoriesofrem

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    Another heavyweight season of TUF would be full of slobs and Rashad HWs. TUF just doesn't cater itself well to the heavier weights anyways with multiple fights within a month. More LHW TUF would be welcomed though as that division is in need of more fresh blood and may actually get some through a show.
     

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