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Why didnt the ufc sign green ranger?

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  1. muaytao Brown Belt

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    He has legit martial arts experience and a fan base. People would still tune in to watch the green ranger fight.
     
  2. Rittsy Red Belt

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    Because aside from CM Punk, who they're putting against a legit prospect, they aren't really into the 'freakshow' fights. Also, the Green Ranger's last fight was boring as Power Rangers Samurai.
     
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    Oh yeah like cm punk is going to be more exciting. As a natural striker myself i predict cm punk to throw girly punches and close his eyes when he fights.
     
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    He's too busy fighting the white ranger
     
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    Save him for Bellator.
     
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    I never said Punk would be exciting. But really the UFC gets only good things from this fight.
    a) CM Punk wins, people watched, and the UFC were justified in signing him. He's probably only fighting once anyway.
    b) CM Punk loses, his opponent suddenly has a following and it shows the world that MMA is not Pro-Wrestling.

    Signing the Green Ranger isn't going to draw in the viewers to make it worth it; and if he wins he's 42. If he loses, well down, you beat someone who was popular in the 90s, whose name doesn't sell tickets.

    Also, they didn't sign him because they didn't want to. That's the answer.
     
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    because he isnt 19..
     
  8. K1MMA Saku Belt

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    They remember how it went when they signed The Ranger last time.
     
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    CM Punk vs Green Ranger
    This fight needs to happen.
     
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    id watch. and they wont put cm punk against jason david frank because its a squash match for frank. easy win.
     
  11. Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    Does green ranger also have a real name?
     
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    Frank runs right through Punk
     
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    Green Ranger via Dragon Sword.
     
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    Because it wouldn't be fair.....he would destroy everyone in the UFC.
     
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    Because he's not famous enough, probably doesn't have enough to get in just on merit.
     
  16. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    The UFC seems to take a "we don't do freak fights" stand every now and then (even though they do freak fights), and usually it's a few specific guys that bear the brunt of this, in order for the UFC to project its legitimacy.

    Kimbo getting cut at the first opportunity.
    Green Ranger never getting considered.
    Lashley never getting considered.
    James Thompson never getting considered.

    They'll sign CM Punk and Toney, but then they need to demonstrate that freak fights aren't really their thing. But instead of a clear policy, it's more like "this freak is okay but this freak isn't."
     
  17. mbach4307 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Is this real life?
     
  18. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    could be behind the scenes stuff too

    what price tag does Green Ranger come with? would they be able to use his likeness for video game/reebok ads? etc...
     
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    Because he's a Justice League reject
    If the JL didnt want him, then why would the UFC?
     
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    Because the last time a high level TMA background made you a hot UFC prospect all by itself was 1996, and at that time Jason Frank was still busy entertaining six-year olds by wearing a morphsuit and making exaggerated gestures so that people would know when his character was talking.
     
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