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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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UFC Announces List of Fighters Moving from Strikeforce to UFC

UFC Announces List of Fighters Moving from Strikeforce to UFC
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.16.2013

Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez, Nate Marquardt and more...

The UFC has revealed a big list of Strikeforce fighters moving over to the UFC. The list was announced on FUEL's UFC Tonight. Several of these names were already more or less confirmed, but this makes it official. Included in the list are Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Tarec Saffiedine, and Nate Marquardt, as well as Gegard Mousasi, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Tim Kennedy.

Among those not yet announced as moving over are Josh Barnett, Dion Staring, Mike Kyle and Jorge Gurgel. More announcements may be forthcoming. The full list as announced is below:

Daniel Cormier
Gegard Mousasi
Gian Villante
Roger Gracie
Tim Kennedy
Lorenz Larkin
Luke Rockhold
Ronaldo Souza
Roger Bowling
Jason High
Nate Marquardt
Tarec Saffiedine
Bobby Voelker
Ryan Couture
Pat Healy
Kurt Holobaugh
Adriano Martins
Gilbert Melendez
K.J. Noons
Josh Thomson

And here are some of the more notable guys whose fates are up in the air

Josh Barnett
Ovince St. Preux
Rafael Cavalcante
Keith Jardine
Jorge Santiago
Billy Evangelista
Jorge Masvidal
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:37 AM
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Good they've signed all the ones I wanted. Hopefully Barnett, Cavalcante and Masvidal will come over but other then that I'm not bothered.
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There's a few guys on the "not guaranteed" list that absolutely deserve a job in the UFC.

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along with johns unsigned list he should grab estevan payan who won on the first fight of the last strikeforce card by tko


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Ugh.

Too many guys missing from the ShoFight cards.

Quinn Mulhern, Yuri Villefort....why let good prospects get nabbed by Bellator when you are signing guys like Kurt Holobaugh

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Ugh.

Too many guys missing from the ShoFight cards.

Quinn Mulhern, Yuri Villefort....why let good prospects get nabbed by Bellator when you are signing guys like Kurt Holobaugh
They'll sign them i'm pretty sure, UFC needs all the fighters it can get considering all the shows they put on, especially lighter weight class ones.


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I sort of expected the UFC to take a while to grab Barnett but I am very shocked that have not looked into the following:
Carlos Inocente
OSP
Feijao
Adlan Amagov
Yancy Medeiros
Chris Sprang
Kazuo Misaki
Jorge Santiago (he has looked good since going to WW)
Jorge Masvidal
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I hope they sign Barnett. Good addition to the UFC. (Assuming he is smart enough to stop taking PEDs)

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YES YES YES Finally we get to see Tim Kennedy come over and get the ass whooping he deserves!

His unrelenting and boring bashing and calling out of every single UFC middleweight for the last 2 years is sure to earn him a good few beatings and i will be front row with a huge smile on my face! Just becasue you're a war vet doesn't mean you can be a friggin asshole and get away with it! RANT OVER!

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Doesn't the UFC already havde Brian Stann? Why sign the cheap knock off?

Joking aside its a decent list that I am just surprised OSP, Masdival and Fejao didn't make but Calvacante likely will get signed once he is cleared to fight.




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