1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Lightweight’s problem

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kaiokenrye24, May 12, 2021.

  1. Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,681
    Likes Received:
    472
    There are a lot of scary dudes with virtually no name value like Arman Tsarukyan and Rafael Fiziev.
    Islam is known for being Khabib’s sidekick
    I can’t blame Dan Hooker for wanting to Rda, if I were him I’d be doing the same thing
     
  2. Megatronlee Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    10,151
    Likes Received:
    1,312
    Location:
    BOSTON VIA FLORIDA
    Smart move
     
  3. Ackmed Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2019
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    5,744
    It doesn't make sense rankings wise for Hooker to fight Fiziev or Arman next...but Islam makes sense if Hooker stopped ducking.

    They are literally only 2 rankings apart.
     
  4. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    12,659
    Likes Received:
    19,739
    Which shows you how shitty the UFC is at promoting.
     
  5. Slatersan Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,955
    Likes Received:
    14,457
    Dan Hooker just got smashed by a guy on his first fight in the ufc that most casuals aren’t aware of. Dan Hooker can’t afford a loss to another lesser known beast.
     
    charalsias likes this.
  6. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    29,445
    Likes Received:
    46,367
    They have put all eggs in the chandler basket. They haven’t promoted oliveria at all. I’m curious how that plays out for them
     
  7. Peli Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Messages:
    13,035
    Likes Received:
    21,609
    Felder being tied for tenth is laughable too
     
    Ackmed and Destino2018 like this.
  8. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    12,659
    Likes Received:
    19,739

    Lol, typical UFC.
     
    Zebra Cheeks likes this.
  9. Peli Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Messages:
    13,035
    Likes Received:
    21,609
    I really hope it backfires on them.
     
    Zebra Cheeks likes this.
  10. Peli Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Messages:
    13,035
    Likes Received:
    21,609
    I have a feeling that's exactly what's going to happen anyway. He's going to someone tough that doesn't have a name and lose and have his stock drop considerably when he could have faced legit talent and not drop that far.

    CkB boys are more terrified of grapplers
     
    Slatersan likes this.
  11. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2019
    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    3,949
    They are promoting oliveira as fuk in brazil, just happens so that he doesn't speak english so they are not focusing in the usa market
     
    StrangerToGod and Zebra Cheeks like this.
  12. TITS Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    16,578
    Likes Received:
    5,407
    Location:
    Condom Depot
    The "problem" is not the lightweights, it's the toxic fanbase that seem to think one particular fighter is owed something special by the UFC, and now are constantly spamming these Hooker/Felder/RDA are ducks type threads.

    The problem is you, and the casual sports fans from "parts unknown".
     
    StrangerToGod and koquerelle like this.
  13. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    7,581
    Likes Received:
    8,190
    I do think divisions often lag behind, and the top 10 has a lot of guys past their prime who are still highly ranked because they just started their downskid
     
  14. Habib The Eagle Fly like an eagle,maul like a bear

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2020
    Messages:
    1,837
    Likes Received:
    5,335
    Those embedded videos should be called "Michael Chandler diaries".

    Seen 1-3. In episode number 3 they didnt even show Oliveira. This feels like when Ronda Rousey was about to fight Nunes and the UFC legit forget to promote Nunes.

    Nothing against Chandler but i really hope Oliveira wins and Poirier. Then we get the real titel fight.
     
    jeff7b9, Zebra Cheeks and fortheo like this.
  15. fortheo Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    37,642
    Likes Received:
    8,372
    And too many guys are under the same management.

    Dariush and Islam should have fought by now, but are under the same management. Add gaethhe to that list.

    Fiziev vs tsarukyan should fight right now to see who deserves to break into the rankings, but they won't because they're under the same management.

    Overall, people just need to fight more. If all these guys fought more, we wouldn't have problems.
     
  16. Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,681
    Likes Received:
    472
    I wouldn’t call it ducking. Fighting rda makes much more sense for him and balances the risk reward
     
  17. charalsias Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    3,373
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    That's why he should stop ducking Islam.He is ranked higher in our hearts anyway!
     
    Slatersan likes this.
  18. BobblyStruggles 1-2 head kick combo Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2021
    Messages:
    1,716
    Likes Received:
    4,552
    Location:
    Canada
    MC CHAndler here so there's no more problems
     
  19. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    53,393
    Likes Received:
    14,121
    Hooker is coming off two losses and a razor thin win over Felder. He needs to fight down. Islam is the best fight he should expect imo, otherwise Arman or Fiziev make sense.
     
  20. MadNIghtKing Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2020
    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    1,773
    Islam just makes for a boring and embarrassing fight for his opponents. It kills any steam you’re gaining with fans. Look at Drew Dober killed the excitement.
     

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.