UPDATED: 20 PERCENT of the UFC roster is from contender series

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  1. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    UPDATED:

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    That’s 106 fighters out of a roster of 600
     
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  2. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Goof's plan to phase out grappling from the Ultimate Circus is in full swing.
     
  3. arabian_matrix volk 3, 4, 5

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  4. Volador Brown Belt

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    Is there a significant difference between getting guys off DWCS and picking guys from random regional orgs? Would be interesting to keep a tally of how many of these guys are cut after their first few fights. If the total roster keeps growing with the amount of fights they're putting on, I don't see why the majority necessarily would have to be from there.
     
  5. joeson Orange Belt

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    He just handed out a few contracts tonight. Tomorrow he is going to need to cut some fighters to make room. Fighters on the roster should be glad the season is over.
     
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  7. scorpiorising Brown Belt

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    I is 6 is wayyyy too much. But if thatd the cost of getting grappling out of the sport then it's a net benefit I suppose
     
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  8. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Can't be true because some have been axed like Bevon Lewis.
     
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    explains why i never know who anyone is anymore.
     
  10. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    A good number of them have been cut so I don’t know this is very accurate
     
  11. Memeojima Green Belt

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    Must not be working because all the fights tonight were boring grappling matches. I hope no one was awarded a ufc contract
     
  12. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Not really.

    Biggest difference is that fighters get a lot more eye balls on them if their first fight in the company is on contenders as opposed to some random prelim fight.

    That’s what the show is, UFC prelims with extra bells and whistles
     
  13. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Is that the case for like big card PPV prelims you think? More eyes on this program than a Izzy vs Yoel Prelim for example?
     
  14. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    By more eyes I mean more focus. On the contender series, prelim fighters are the stars of the show.

    This show is meant to get us to care about low profile fighters
     
  15. ignorant MMA fan Brown Belt

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    I pretty much only pay attention to ranked and soon to be ranked fighters, so I don't really care that Dana is making a legal version of Bum Fights.
     
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  16. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Oh for sure, but isn't a a Prelim Fight also supposed to do the same to a degree?
    I kind of get what your saying and don't necessarily disagree, can you explain what you mean by focus? as in like the backstory and Talent Show style sob stories and such to add to the appeal for the casual fan?
     
  17. richardjohnson Purple Belt

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    Something tells me this isn't the sport for you, pal.
     
  18. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Their aren’t any bigger fighters out there to draw our focus away from the smaller guys. We aren’t waiting for a big main event

    Plus the sob stories and how these guys are asked to beg for a contract. It’s all designed to get people invested.

    I feel like the show is styled after American Idol and I think it works
     
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  19. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Seems to me like it is getting these guys attention

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  20. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    Rotate the higher paid guys out, keep the fresh cheap ones coming. They are willing to ditch game plans and impress the boss by swangin’-n-bangin’ more than the vets
     

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