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Old 08-17-2008, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fighters you wish were in the UFC but probably will never be

Sorry if this thread has been done before, but I see threads about individual fighters all the time saying they'll never join the UFC or just can't. So this thread is for who you wish would join the UFC, AND get the respect they deserve.

I'll start.

1: Fedor (Of course. Who can argue)
2: Nick Diaz (Made huge improvments to fight game, not attitude. But I can see him mixing in whatever weightclass he joins)
3: Hellboy Hansen (Impressive flash KOs and a great personality, perfect for the UFC crowd)
4: Krazy Horse (Yes I said it. He may have a mixed record, but he is extremely marketable. Personally, I like him, he's crazy unpredictable)
5: Alistair Overeem (No one can deny that this guy is good. He armbarred Mark Hunt, and he took the fight on 3 days notice)

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Old 08-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lets see....

For the LW division
Takanori Gomi- just to see him go against guys like Sherk and Penn.

Eddie Alvarez- Need to give BJ some compitition.

Nick Diaz- Although I'm not as optimistic as the TS when it comes to Nick mixing it up in both weight classes. He can look pretty damn horrible in both LW and WW against middle teir opponents. But when Nick doesn't overtrain he definitly brings his A game. So I can see him making some pretty interesting fights.

the MW divisions needs beefing up so

Robbie Lawler- Been on a tear lately. Could give Anderson a run for his money
Frank Shamrock- mainly for comedic purposes. You thought the Dana/Tito riverly was bad wait until you get a load of this.
Cung Le- Show promise to become something great.
Ninja Rua
Matt Lindland
Vitor Belfort- Solid Gatekeeper.

HW division needs some serious beefing up to do

Sergei Khartnov
Josh Barnett
Andre Arlovski
Fedor- Never going to happen though.
Antonio Silva- show promise
Randy Couture- **** Fedor and just fight big Nog already.
Mark Hunt- will never make the weight limit
Allistar Overreem
Cro Cop- When he learns to utilize the cage. Of course I don't see him going back to the UFC because he is more comfortable in the ring.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Obviously Fedor, he is pretty much on the top of everybody's list.

Josh Barnett, The HW division needs alot of help and Barnett would be a serious contender.

Mark Hunt, I couldn't see him winning a belt in the UFC, but he would make for some very exciting fights and would be a big hit with the American fans. Hunt vs Kongo and Hunt vs Hardonk would rule.

Aleks E, Like Barnett would be a real threat in the UFC HW division. Alek's fights are usually fun and the guy is a true badass.

Joachim Hansen, Very exciting fighter and could compete at LW or WW.

Gomi, Alot of interesting fights for Gomi in the LW division. Gomi/Florian, Gomi/huerta, Gomi/Sherk, Gomi/Diaz, Gomi/Stevenson, Gomi/Griffin, Gomi/Guillard and Gomi/Penn 2. Damn, the UFC LW division is stacked!
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fedor
Couture
Cro Cop - once again
Josh barnett
Gomi
Eddie Alvarez
Robbie Lawler
Matt Lindland
Vitor Belfort
Andre Arlovski
Antonio Silva
Mark Hunt
Allistar Overreem
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I'm taking NCC's list and adding to it.

Fedor
Couture
Cro Cop
Josh barnett
Gomi
Eddie Alvarez
Robbie Lawler
Frank Shamrock
Cung Le
Ninja Rua
Matt Lindland
Vitor Belfort
Sergei Khartnov
Andre Arlovski
Antonio Silva
Mark Hunt
Allistar Overreem
Jacare Souza
Shinya Aoki
Kawajiri
Pretty much the whole Dream LW division
Melvin Manhoef
Nick Diaz
Faber at 155 so he could get his ass kicked
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I'm taking NCC's list and adding to it.

Fedor
Couture
Cro Cop
Josh barnett
Gomi
Eddie Alvarez
Robbie Lawler
Frank Shamrock
Cung Le
Ninja Rua
Matt Lindland
Vitor Belfort
Sergei Khartnov
Andre Arlovski
Antonio Silva
Mark Hunt
Allistar Overreem
Jacare Souza
Shinya Aoki
Kawajiri
Pretty much the whole Dream LW division
Melvin Manhoef
Nick Diaz
Faber at 155 so he could get his ass kicked
Faber so he can kick the lws ass'(155)but Penn
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That would never happen tho.
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I'll go ahead and add Jacare to the list.

And this add I'm sure could never happen. But Remy Bonjasky. He's my favorite K-1 fighter, and if he had Chuck's takedown defense, Big Nog might see his first KO loss. But that's just wishful thinking.
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4: Krazy Horse (Yes I said it. He may have a mixed record, but he is extremely marketable. Personally, I like him, he's crazy unpredictable)
I agree. I'd love to see him in the UFC, I like watching that guy fight.
No one mentioned Roy Nelson, I'd also like to see him in the UFC one day, but their HW division isn't as deep as it is in Affliction which he just signed with.
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