Why Is UFC's Talent Scout So Pro-Brazilian?

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  1. Soul Slasher**

    Soul Slasher** Blue Belt

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    Yet you hardly ever see them bring more fighters from Eastern Europe?

    I am sure with Sambo being big in Russia that there are many dangerous Heavyweight Eastern European fighters.

    But UFC has always been a green door for many Brazilian fighters to come in and participate in the sport here in the US.
     
  2. Sivo The Ram

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    idk, i guess (besides brazil having a lot of talented fighters) they feel theyre is money to be made there. right now america and brazil are the hot spot for talent in the ufc. but hopefully down the line there will be great fighters from all around the world competing in the ufc
     
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    chamchamtrigger Brown Belt

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    Because they have better fighters.
     
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    Brazil is a huge market and mma is big there.
     
  5. Zlatan1

    Zlatan1 Brown Belt

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    Great fighters, big market and Bellator is steeling all the talent in Russia.
     
  6. bicpup269

    bicpup269 Banned Banned

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    Easier for American/Canadian fighters to break onto the American/Canadian regional/national circuit. Brazil is a fucking awesome place to find people who are awesome at fighting.
     
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    SuperBadAzz Brown Belt

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    European MMA has not evolved into what the US & Brazil are currently.. It's getting there though, in a few years we will see alot of talent from Europe
     
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    We get our porn from eastern europe given their willing to debase themselves for our pleasure. That's what the market has determined. Funny thing is, there are a number of east european athletes who do porn to supplement their income. There was a Hungarian olympic wrestler, obviously the kind of guy who might turn to mma, who chose to do gay porn instead. Perhaps he was making a philosophical statement.
     
  9. JonSnitchPhones

    JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

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    a. stoic personalities on average, which make them less marketable. They stiffed Khalidov as a result and he figured he might as well stay in Poland where he makes bigger bucks because there is built in pride in him since he's sort of Polish.
    b. Bellator has built relationships in Russia due to the UFC's relative indifference to secure most of the fighters UFC did want, i.e.: Koreshkov, Sarnavskiy, and Minakov. Alexander Shlemenko, Bellator's MW tourney champ, and probably soon to be divisional champ, steered the aforementioned Russian fighters to Bellator. He's the trainer at RusFighter's, which has become arguably Russia's biggest gym. Speaking of Shlemenko, the UFC has shown public interest in him after his accomplishments in Bellator. Lorenzo commented that they're looking to sign him when he becomes a FA, but as we see with Eddie, it will probably be a fight.
     
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    Jason AG Banned Banned

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    brazil has a larger volume of talented fighters... ? pretty easy answer....
     
  11. MestizoIV

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    If anything the UFC holds back from signing too many Brazilian fighters,. too prevent an over saturation of Brazilian fighters in the UFC. They are so advanced down there with MMA. If you look at most of the Brazilian prospects they all have Yuri Alcantara & Renan Barao type records. Most of them fight for the "Jungle Fights" promotion.
     
  12. Evangelion

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    end thread, there is some talent in Russia and the former soviet countries but nowhere near what there is in Brazil.
     
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    Ya but the guys with those records rarely fight each instead they are fighting Tiger-Tiger or Gonzo Gonzo.
     
  14. betyourlife82

    betyourlife82 Be water, my friend

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    It might have something to do with all of the talented fighters that come from there, and the fact MMA basically originated there as well. Not to mention the huge market they have in Brazil... Just a guess, don't take anything I say to seriously
     
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    Never gave it much thought. maybe they feel the market is bigger in brazil or they think those guys are more talented. Im not familiar with alot of east europian fighters so i cant speak intelligently.
     
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    How many Eastern European UFC champs has there been?

    How many Brazillian UFC champs has there been?

    The talent pool is deeper in Brasil
     
  17. Blindead

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    Because they're better than Eastern European fighters.
     
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    We are talking Marianas deep here.
     
  19. JonSnitchPhones

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    Nope, it's not remotely proportional to the talent in the respective countries. Brasil has more, but not 15 times more (60 to 4) than Russia. UFC didn't sign Kharitonov but pulled the trigger on Geronimo Dos Santos. Brasilians are more marketable, which is a big factor for the UFC. Look at how they're handing out title shots. And with this attitude, other organizations like Bellator have pounced on most of the Russians UFC did want.
     
  20. JonSnitchPhones

    JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

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    Holy circular logic, Batman. You can't be champion if you don't sign. Fedor never fought in the UFC, otherwise he probably would have been UFC champion. Vovchanchyn probably would have been in the early years. Who knows, though. They haven't signed over the years much out of limited mutual interest.
     

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