Originally Posted by kantowrestler
Well at this point he may never get signed. In my opinion if you get offered an UFC contract then do it. This is risky.
That makes no sense. You act like as if he's going to be set for life just by signing his name on the dotted line.
The dude signs, hypothetically, signs for something typical of a fighter like him, 8k to show 8k to win. They match him tough, say against a guy like Kyle Kingbury, now...this is a type of fight that is a better fighter than he's ever fought and ever will fight on the British circuit. He loses. Gets matched up with another loser in what is basically a pink slip match and loses and the guy leaves the UFC with bad reputation and 16k.
Yes, that'd be a great move.
He probably makes similar money on the British circuit if not more. The only way it'd be lucrative for him to join the UFC is to win fights. And if he loses to some domestic fighters on the way, then he clearly wasn't that good to begin with and wouldn't have won the fights necessary for him to be successful in the UFC.