Warm Up Fights In UFC.

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  1. Soul Slasher**

    Soul Slasher** Blue Belt

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    Seeing Barnett and Cormier fighting mid tier fighters in the last Strikeforce showing made me wonder if maybe UFC should have warm up fights for their top stars where they can even hold those fights on Fox.

    We get to see the top fighters showcase their skills for the mainstream audience to see.

    I say the only warm ups tZuffa has presented were for Anderson Silva even though those fights were at 205lbs (Irvin and Bonnar).
     
  2. mxkey

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    Barnett vs B-Nog 3!
    Cormier vs Mir seems like a good first fight to me.

    Maybe give Gil someone like Jim Miller before the title shot.
    Octagon jitters are for real
     
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    In b4 Silva nuthuggers.
     
  4. Soul Slasher**

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    But I wouldn't consider Mir a warm up fight. At it least I hope that is not what you are implying.
     
  5. mxkey

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    Only in the sense that Mir is on a down trend in his career and Cormier is on the way up.
     
  6. Idonotbelieveit

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    anderson has had plenty!

    jds gimmie was mir.. just the style match up!
     
  7. Soul Slasher**

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    GFTO at Silva having had plenty.

    All the fighters he defended the title against were top five fighter and either top contenders or next in line for top contender status.

    The only exception was Lutter because of a reality tournament he won.
     
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    And someone else who won a reality tournament actually came out and beat the crap out of the champ, and took home the belt around that time!
     
  9. glennrod

    glennrod Just like mountain, ya paying your dues

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    they should, it could potentially breed new stars with an upset
     
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    glennrod Just like mountain, ya paying your dues

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    that match was a huge waste of time.
     
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    You are right. I say let the fights that really matter happen
     
  12. Idonotbelieveit

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    yeah. mir couldn't strike with him nor take him down.. terrible match up.
     
  13. Soul Slasher**

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    There you go. Lol.
     
  14. UFC Domination

    UFC Domination Child, Please!

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    With how big the rosters are getting it's totally possible. It's just not Dana's style. People forget sometimes that Dana is a fan just like us sherdoggers. He wants to see the best fights. Period.
     
  15. glennrod

    glennrod Just like mountain, ya paying your dues

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    indeed

    bu, but, mir was ranked higher than mark hunt!. as fans, we got robbed
     
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    Saffedeine was supposed to be a warm up for Nasty Nate and damn did that not go according to plan.

    UFC does make it hard by not having real warm up fights. Wand walked in and has fought top flight competition every time.

    Warm up fights do help build stars, but they also lead to blowouts.

    With the exception of the Nasty Nate fight, every fight on that SF card went how it was supposed to.

    I agree with Frank Shamrock when he said the matches could have been more competitive if some of the names were moved around.
     
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    Jones had Vitor and now Sonnen
     

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