Zuffa's best purchase of another org? (talent wise)

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  1. RaskeDanzig

    RaskeDanzig Black Belt

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    Now that the SF guys are all coming over, it got me thinking about which purchase of another org did Zuffa benefit from the most as far as talent goes?

    To refresh your memory i made a list of fighters who came in from each purchase.

    PRIDE:
    Mirko Cro Cop
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
    Fabricio Werdum
    Mark Hunt
    Mark Coleman
    Dan Henderson
    Mauricio Rua
    Sokoudjou
    Kazuhiro Nakamura
    Ryo Chonan
    Akihiro Gono
    Marcus Aurelio

    Affliction:
    Ben Rothwell
    Paul Buentello
    Chase Gormley
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Vladimir Matyushenko
    Vitor Belfort
    Paul Daley
    Takanori Gomi
    Dan Lauzon
    Rafaello Oliveira
    Javier Vazquez
    Mark Hominick
    LC Davis
    Deividas Taurosevicius

    WEC: (counting only the bigger name guys who eventually came over to the UFC cuz there was a shitload)
    Chael Sonnen
    Brian Stann
    Mark Munoz
    Johny Hendricks
    Carlos Condit
    Aaron Simpson
    Benson Henderson
    Donald Cerrone
    Anthony Pettis
    Mike Brown
    Jos
     
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    WEC
    its not even close
     
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    FallIntoTheRope** Banned Banned

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    No doubt WEC.
     
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    PRIDE > Strikeforce > WEC.
     
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    FallIntoTheRope** Banned Banned

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    Lol wut.
     
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    bicpup269 Banned Banned

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    ^^ he's probably a HW only fan

    WEC, WEC, WEC. Adding those 2 weight classes are some of the best choices the UFC has ever made.
     
  8. Starkaine

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    not to mention it made the lightweight division 5x as deep
     
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    Yeah I would agree WEC. The biggest names from SF are older guys who won't contribute for as long. Other than Rockhold and Rousey, pretty much all the major SF figures are past their athletic prime.
     
  11. MMAddict21

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    WEC, Strikeforce, Pride, Affliction, WFA, IFL in that order
     
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    Toss-up between WEC and Strikeforce.


    Strikeforce talent was a powerhouse, but strictly talking top 5 talent per weight-class, WEC had more.

    But SF had bigger names.. Overeem, Diaz, ect..
     
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    No M1?









    :D
     
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    Daniel Cormier says hi.
     
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    As others have said, easily the WEC.
     
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    thats not a real easy answer
     
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    The WEC guys really went to town with the UFC
     
  18. 613

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    WEC by far! SF and Pride got them bigger names though
     
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    Does he really have anything other then an enormous amounts of hype behind him? Being an Olympian isn't an automatic good at MMA card.
     
  20. thebaconator

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    Pride had the most stars
    WEC had the most talent
    Strikeforce is still in its transition so its unfair to judge it yet

    WFA was a surprising bang for there buck considering Dana said they did it just to get Rampages contract

    Zuffa did not purchase Affliction, they got Barnette'd on their own
     

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