Should the UFC sign Manhoef?

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  1. Handawg

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    If anyone's interested in this article, give it a look:
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/6/4/5780048/melvin-manhoef-still-gunning-for-ufc-shot

    I say why not, the dude has a puncher's chance to beat mostly anyone (KO'd Hunt ffs) and can fit well at 205 or 185. He's also likeable as hell, and I can see a lot of casuals becoming a fan of him whether he wins or loses. A lot of cool match ups for him at MW and LHW (Manuwa, Maldonado, always wanted to see him fight a Hendo or Shogun) so why not?

    Does he get paid a ton or something?
     
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    Yeah, but I feel like if they really wanted him they would have signed him years ago.
     
  4. Augustus Caesar

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    Hell Yea!!!

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    No thank you.
    His recent record isn't good.
     
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    Your telling me that you can look at the UFC roster and honestly say that his record isn't good enough? Do I really need to show you records of people already in the UFC that have worse records?

    Rank him appropriately and there is no reason he shouldn't be.
     
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    Of course. Give him some strikers and it would boost any card.
     
  10. JKS

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    Oh yeah!! and make him fight strikers.....imagine....I'm getting a vision here since Melvin wants to be at 170...

    Manhoef vs Daley!!
     
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    Why not? Build him up against lesser strikers and sell his kos, he could get a few in and make the UFC some money.
     
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    I have wondered the same thing. (Regarding why he wasn't brought over before)

    I feel that if Robbie didn't KO him in that fight then we probably would have seen him. Apart from that, I can't think of any other reason.
     
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    Mark Hunt's record wasn't good either and that has paid off massively for the UFC.

    The fact that Manhoef nearly beat Robbie Lawler already tells you how capable he is.
     
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    if he's going to keep doing 170 fights it would make sense...some dope matchups they can make. Will never forget the fight with Lawler.
     
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    This should be a no brainer, this guy is exciting as hell to watch fight win or lose. Also saying his record isn't any good? really? so bringing in a guy who is 4-0 like Pat Cummings is a good person to bring into the UFC? give me a break...
     
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    has brutal kicks, but no development of their full potential, and will output
     
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    Nah, they would only give him wrestlers or submission specialists. Let them bang, Dana!
     
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    Anyone know what the Glory payouts are like?

    Ratings are pretty good
     
  19. CatchOmega

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    Been a fan of Melvin for years. I love watching him fight, win or lose.

    It would be awesome to see him in the ufc.
     
  20. spikemma

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    In a heartbeat, but i don't know of any contracts.
     

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