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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:28 AM
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WW has so many challengers atm man. Rory, Maia, Condit, Erick Silva, Diaz, Kampmann, Hendricks, Bahardurzadah.

LHW has Gustafsson and Teixeira. Sonnen is eyeing a move up.

FW has Frankie potentially dropping down and hopefully that means Erik Koch can have another fight or two before he gets thrown in there with Aldo or Frankie.

HW, Cain V JDS is interesting and I believe it just got booked. Then Overeem is back at the end of the year so that fight can be setup with the champ. If Cain is champ then Werdum is a good title contender. If Overeem or JDS is champ then Cormier will be a good title contender.

MW, I don't think Anderson is overly interested in MW at this point, still if Belcher gets by Vitor then he deserves a shot, Weidman has a case for a title shot and with a big win Bisping too could earn a title shot (somewhat undeservingly)

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The only thing I think is that now there are too many fights that should be Preliminary cards on the main events. We lost something when pride fighting got bought up because you had more competition then, not just the ufc saying this is what you get you better like it. I hope for another event to come in and give the ufc a ride for the money it made all the events better for us
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I miss more the old pride days, i was a pride guy. I also watched UFC but i didnt think it was as awesome as most do back then, most fighters were really subpar and the competition was even more shallow than it is today.

there were 2 or 3 good guys and the rest were from bars, and those 2 or 3 good guys werent that good to begin with and you could tell even from that period, they werent great strikers or great at bjj

the fights were still fun but i think nostalgic really comes into play when ppl remember "the good old days" fact is no matter what era we live in im sure there would awalys be bitching on forums.
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Started watching UFC 66 and not missed an event since i think its also a case some of peoples favourite fighters have aged and are not a force any more like they were when you first started viewing MMA.
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i liked when groin shots were allowed, if they still were i would just train those for a living and become 27 time champion like renato laranja
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Before I start, I am obviously ecstatic that the UFC had made it to the level of popularity it is at right now, both for the Sport as a whole, the fighters and fans obviously.

But a small part of me misses the excitement I use to get before an event because they would only have like 3 or 4 a year and the forums would be chaotic on fight day. I would pass up making plans with guys i knew other friends and girls to catch a UFC event I had been anticipating for months.

I still get ampped up before a UFC like tonight, but it's not the same level of excitement. I know it's because we are getting spoiled with the amount of events they throw, but a small part of me as I said earlier, enjoyed it even more with less events.

Before someone jumps out and tells me to STFU and stop complaining, I'll be the first to say I am not. Just reminiscing on the past and how the excitement level for me and I'm sure a lot of you was heightened with UFC's of old.

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Dude, I am right there with you. Not only because each event was a huge deal, but also, the only way to win back then was to "Actually finish your opponent" which to me, is the foundation of a fight.

Adding rules, rounds, time limits, etc, etc. Are all what have allowed the sport to grow and become more legit. But I miss the days of 2 guys enter and only 1 can leave and that's it. There was no laying and praying back then, no point fighting. You needed to actually beat the guy to win.

Now, there are also so many fights and fighters that many of them are really kind of meaningless and have no legit hype behind them.

A lot of these events are like watching the Rams play the Dolphins. Yeah, they are pro teams, and they have to play, but do your really expect me to pay top dollar to watch?
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Dude, I am right there with you. Not only because each event was a huge deal, but also, the only way to win back then was to "Actually finish your opponent" which to me, is the foundation of a fight.

Adding rules, rounds, time limits, etc, etc. Are all what have allowed the sport to grow and become more legit. But I miss the days of 2 guys enter and only 1 can leave and that's it. There was no laying and praying back then, no point fighting. You needed to actually beat the guy to win.

Now, there are also so many fights and fighters that many of them are really kind of meaningless and have no legit hype behind them.

A lot of these events are like watching the Rams play the Dolphins. Yeah, they are pro teams, and they have to play, but do your really expect me to pay top dollar to watch?
Nice post and I agree with you to a certain degree. Maybe I should have been a little more specific in my initial post. I started watching the UFC since the very beginning but it's not the old bare knuckle UFC's (UFC 1 till 11 or so) that I miss.

I stopped watching the UFC a bit after UFC 5 till about 25 or so. I ended up downloading the ones I missed years later. I became a fan again around the time BJ fought Hughes and in my opinion after those fights the competition got a lot better and the events were better. I actually prefer the UFC with the rules they have now (except the no knees to a grounded opponent). UFC 42 and on is when the UFC got mega exciting in my opinion but that excitement is starting to die down with lackluster events they throw when a lot of them would have been on the prelims 5 or 6 years ago, as opposed to main card material.


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Personally, I think right now is the best MMA has ever got. People like to do the "the old days were the best", and no doubt that in 2030 we'll be saying "The current champ is nothing compaired to Anderson Silva/GSP/Jon Jones" etc.

MMA is still a brand new and fresh sport. It has just progressed so fast that people ALREADY get nostalgic about it.

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