UFC pushing its "stars" too fast

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  1. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Paige and Sage should be fighting tomato cans and building their records up. They shouldnt have a legit match up until age 24 at a minimum. They are just too young to compete at a high level. This is where boxing has it right.
     
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    Who cares about age - doesnt matter how young you are if you can fight. The problem is their skills not their age.
     
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    Yep. 100% true.

    You can't make a person win, no matter how good they look or how much you want to push them.
     
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    you want them to fight people who can threaten them, but that will allow them to develop.... as they are both very green.

    Sage skill wise is further along than PVZ, his striking is really crisp, fluid and explosive... but he just seems a bit naive(he is still so young, its to be expected). So Id say he has a higher ceiling as far as potential goes.... but I do tend to agree, bring them along slowly and no more main or co-mains until they deserve to be there
     
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    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    "Sage Northcutt is a better version of Stephen Thompson" - Kenny Florian
     
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    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    They did fight a few cans but there's only so many you can feed them before the UFC starts to look like a regional promotion.
     
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  8. Fight Professor

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    3 hype trains derailed.
     
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    LOL how ironic, a Conor fan complaining about shortcuts.

    Maybe they should have been gifted title shots, and if they lucked out, they would be like Conor!
    They could then take a page from Conor's book, and never defend the belt, so they can't lose it... oh wait! They can!!! (LOL)
     
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    Shoot Boxe Hero We are Rizin!

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    Well Sage-Gall was fairly even. Gall has the grappling talent but is very inexperienced and obviously needs to work on his striking. And Paige is in a weird position where she beat more experienced fighters in Bec and Felice but then lost her next step up fights
     
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    aokimasaru Green Belt

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    Nah. Sage and PVZ had the right match ups. The biggest travesty that UFC made is Veronica Macedo vs Ashley Evans Smith. The prettiest MMA fighter had a short notice replacement match against the woman that mauled Fallon Fox.
     
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    They are not good at developing prospects. They are in a weird place because they are the NFL of MMA but fighters need to be in the NCAA for awhile to get really good.

    The UFC would be well served to not pull up every fighter they can make money off of if their skill set isn't there yet.
     
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    They need to stop playing favorites and trying to create stars. Stars should emerge naturally.
     
  14. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Huh? Conor was a champion with years of experience when he came to the UFC.
     
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    Sage needs to get the hell away from his dad.

    Warms my heart to see a face turn heel
     
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    Irishwhiskey119 Banned Banned

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    Hopefull the UFC and more importantly FOX learned their fucking lesson.

    FOX is probably responsible for this over hyped bullshit.
     
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    The puroblem is both are wholly mediocre fighters but since they have beach blonde hair and blue eyes UFC keeps pushing and promoting them

    theyre not good fighters

    seriously Bryan Barberena isnt "high level". Sage just isnt good at MMA
     
  18. ColombianFist

    ColombianFist "Es mejor ser rico que ser pobre"

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    Yeah, i agree. let them fight some mid-card fighters to build up experience and a good record and both can become top contenders. However regardless of their potential they must train to strengthen ground defense: Supa Sage and Paige lost again by RNC.

    Just give them time, if they were pushed hard it's because uncle Dana wants some new poster fighters.
     
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    as long as sherdog comes up with new hype trains every other week, ufc doesnt give a fuck...

    the machine keeps on going. if you provide them material they will keep throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks

    If you are a fighter, you better be able to captilize.
     
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    revoltub Lord Paramount of the Reach Belt

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    ugly fighters dont make money

    accept the beauty
     
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