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Old 10-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't see why everyone thinks this is good news. For the sport and UFC to grow, they need more secondary organisations providing opportunities for fighters to prove themselves.

Strikeforce also can provide an opportunity for Zuffa to recruit promising talent that isn't quite UFC ready, have an alternative to totally dropping fighters totally from their roster, target a different audience segment (cheaper price point), and it gives them more media opportunities.


Having Strikeforce is better for Zuffa and the UFC in the long term from a fighter and fan perspective. This has to be a cost issue.
Not really. SF was like 5 or 6 cards a year. With many of the same fighters.

The UFC can easily take in many guys as they have more cards than ever right now.

Their minor league is called Fuel cards. Or the 10 Ultimate Fighters they seem to do a year now.

There are plenty more small organizations that housed many more fighters than SF. So it isn't a big deal.

Of course it is a cost issue. Why would you continue to put on more events that get canceled or just suck? When tehy don't even want t partner with Showtime in the first place. They have so many free cards noow that I don't see how it matters much.
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If this is true I'll be VERY happy for Melendez btw
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If this is true I'll be VERY happy for Melendez btw
What is the difference when Nate Diaz wins and holds the belt for a while. He will have to change weight classes!
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What is the difference when Nate Diaz wins and holds the belt for a while. He will have to change weight classes!
Well we'll just have to wait and see won't we? Can't wait for that fight either
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If this is true I'll be VERY happy for Melendez btw
Yeah man, Rockhold, Cormier and Melendez would win big from this.
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Yeah man, Rockhold, Cormier and Melendez would win big from this.
I think the bigger winners are Barnett, Jardine, Lawler, Gracie, Misaki, and Marquardt all of whom the UFC dumped/passed on but will likely get a 2nd chance.

The big loser is Michael Bisping as he hopefully loses his gifted title shot to Luke Rockhold.
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I think the bigger winners are Barnett, Jardine, Lawler, Gracie, Misaki, and Marquardt all of whom the UFC dumped/passed on but will likely get a 2nd chance.

The big loser is Michael Bisping as he hopefully loses his gifted title shot to Luke Rockhold.
Does Bisping even have a title shot yet? I think he deserves it but, whatever .

I suppose they would get a seconnd chance, but theres a reason they never got to stick around in the UFC in the first place.
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Give Rockhold, Melendez, and DC instant title shots!!!!!

LOL.. if it ends up being Diaz vs Melendez and Cain vs DC
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Give Rockhold, Melendez, and DC instant title shots!!!!!

LOL.. if it ends up being Diaz vs Melendez and Cain vs DC
Cormier should get an instant show against JDS if he decides to drop down.

Rockhold and Melendez will probably go through a few fights. Perhaps Melendez would get the instant shot but Rockhold isn't really on the same level as say Hendo was, and even Dan didnt get an instant shot.

If they want to completley end SF, then I'd like it your way. UFC Vs SF title unifications all round (or whatever they have left). Just a good way to end a strong company like SF.
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Don't like the immediate disbanding, I'd like to see 2/3 shows to cull down the LW/WW/MW's. Those last Pride and WEC shows were fantastic for that reason.

Really happy to see the Middleweights class come over, Luke Rockhold, Robbie Lawler, Jacare Souza, Tim Kennedy, Lorenz Larkin, Keith Jardine , and Roger Gracie.

Welterweight Class I'm less enthused about, Marquardt, Santiago, and Misaki are all UFC caliber guys but not the most exciting or consistent guys. Jordan Mein and Tarec Saffiedine might make an impact, Woodley is going to be hated.

Lightweights really need to have some cut fights because I think only one or two of those guys can hang in the UFC (Masvidal and Melendez). It will be fun to see Noons, Couture, and Thompson even though I doubt those guys will be around a year from now.
They can't even fill up cards.

The biggest winner is Nate Marquardt, I'd love to see Condit/Marquardt after Condit handles his biz against Frenchy.

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I think the bigger winners are Barnett, Jardine, Lawler, Gracie, Misaki, and Marquardt all of whom the UFC dumped/passed on but will likely get a 2nd chance.

The big loser is Michael Bisping as he hopefully loses his gifted title shot to Luke Rockhold.
Yeah, Anderson already said he wanted to fight Rockhold too. So, they'll probably drag Rockhold to Brazil and let Anderson maul him.
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