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most miss matched fight from a regional guy coming into the ufc?

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  1. WA2OOO Green Belt

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    i remember hearing stories of managers that were part of other orgs feeding people easy people to build them up to get them in the UFC to get a % of their pay. what are some of the most blatant fights where this happened when someone came into the ufc.
    it can be short notice or not
     
  2. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Horcher vs Khabib

    I mean, it was a short notice replacement but that's quite a tough first fight in the UFC.
     
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    Also Pat Cummins vs DC
     
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    Mike Davis vs Thomas Gifford
     
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  5. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    if you look back, Pride did that shit all the time.
     
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    Ferguson vs Vannata
     
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    Anderson Silva vs Leben but reversed roles.
     
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    Of course the ultimate answer is Peter McNeely in boxing. “Undefeated” guy fighting Mike Tyson in his post-prison debut. It fooled nobody - and I don’t mean that figuratively - but he got a one time big payday out of it so good for him.

    These days even the regional circuits are killer. I doubt it’s happened they way you’re picturing very many times since, say, TUF exploded into the scene. Maybe in the olden days.
     
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  9. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    That's like a box of chocolates ......there have been so many without anyone really knowing what was going to happen ( and sure there have been plenty of meals fed , too. So many - who knows)
     
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    Not a guy but that Brazilian lady that fought Valentina in her 125 debut.
    She was terrible.
     
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    Mustafa Al Turk

    welcome to the UFC

    fight Cro Cop and Kongo
    Get your face broken
    then be released
     
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    Ilir Latifi was brought in on a few days notice to get pieced up by a one legged Gegard Mousasi.
     
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    Think you misunderstood TS's question. He's asking about fighters who were fed cans while still on the regional scene in order to inflate their win-loss record to get into the UFC.

    Actually Khabib would probably be a good example. In his last fight before joining the UFC he fought Arymacel Santos who had a 27-22 record at the time.

    In the fight before that he faced Vadim Sandulitsky who was making his debut.

    As an 11-0 fighter Khabib fought Ashot Shahinyan who was 0-2 at the time. Etc, etc.

    I am far from a Khabib hater, he is a great fighter but there's a reason people knock his pre-UFC record
     
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    Chris Fishgold had nothing for Kattar.
     
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    No, I got that. It's just the thread title and the part that says, "It can be short notice or not" seemed like TS was allowing room for broader answers.
     
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  16. Sticko Brown Belt

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    Ok sure. The thread title and the OP seem to be asking different questions.
     
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    Dumb thread, and the OP offers no examples.
     
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    Marcelo Rojo against Charles Jourdain, It was his first fight in UFC after a long journey, but was a very hard fight for Rojo
     
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    JDS va Werdum

    oh wait
     
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    They actually hyped that fight to be somewhat interesting. I remember DC basically admitting that Cummins made him cry in the wrestling room. Had a decent enough career.
     

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