New Fighters vs. UFC Vets.

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  1. Sickplicity

    Sickplicity Blue Belt

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    So I've been thinking lately.

    Isn't it crazy watching all the OG UFC vets slowly marching themselves out of contention?

    I remember not too long ago Fitch & Koscheck were hovering among the top 6 of the division.

    Hendricks came along and made sure that this wasn't going to be the case anymore.

    Remember how lackluster the UFC Lightweight division was during Bj's reign?

    Now you got contenders popping left & right starting w/ the young WEC guys in Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone & Anthony Pettis coming over and pretty much are among the top of the division?

    What about LHW?! I swear Shogun & Rampage Jackson were two of the most feared fighters in the MMA world a couple years ago, now they're just stepping stones for the new breed of fighters.

    Just like the HW division as well, Cro Cop & Big Nog the two deadliest fighters on the planet during their pride days aside from Fedor & now these young guns in Cain Velasquez & Junior Dos Santos have dismantled them.

    So how long do you think it will be before the influx of these up and coming talents get rid of the UFC vets of 7 or more fights?!

    'Cause if you compare the current new fighters towards the old ones, they're so much more well rounded & some to be considered some deadly athletes!
     
  2. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    Who has used Wand as a stepping stone?
     
  3. Sickplicity

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    Sorry I wasn't thinking, I meant to say Rampage Jackson lol.
     
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    mikecello ...in bed belt

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    Until fighters can figure out how to stop ageing, I believe the trend will continue.
     
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    Sickplicity Blue Belt

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    It's not even an ageing issue, isn't Anderson like 38 or something already and he's still light years ahead of all the UFC MW's?
     
  7. Slapchoppin

    Slapchoppin Brown Belt

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    Fitch should still be top 5 at Welterweight anyway

    i can't name 5 people who can beat him
     
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    One isn't a trend, it's a phenomenon. Usually when fighters age, they slow down, take longer to recover, and their past injuries start to affect their movement.
     
  9. jager

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    you don't make any good points in this post
     
  10. ZeroZeroZero

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    I always thought Ken Shamrock vs. Rich Franklin was an example of this.
     
  11. krjayhawk79

    krjayhawk79 Purple Belt

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    This. We see this in ALL sports, younger will unfortunately always be better and in terms of MMA, people are also training at younger and younger ages and we are finally starting to see that translate to great success on the main stage now. The good news is I think this will improve the shelf life of future stars but the current legends of the sport are unfortunately the equivalent of a VCR now, most are not multi-dimensional fighters where as most younger fighters are TRUE MMA practitioners.
     
  12. diazisawesome**

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    I remember Goldberg or Rogan saying that Ken would of beat the young Ken. I was like wtf. alot of people dont know that Kenny put Ace on crutches for weeks.
     

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