Fighters you wish were in the UFC but probably will never be - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
Super Heavyweight
 
SpoKen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 4,601
                     
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)

Thoughts?


Sweet sig by Life B EZ


I feel like I get paid way to much money, but not enough -Nick Diaz
SpoKen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 12:41 PM
The American Psycho
 
Bonnar426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,286
                     
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.

You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam
Bonnar426 is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 12:47 PM
Forum OG
 
Robb2140's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 3,061
                     
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!
Robb2140 is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:01 PM
.:Jeet Kune Do:.
 
NikosCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,679
                     
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


.:H.O.F. Inductee:.
.:GFX-H.O.F. Inductee:.
NikosCC is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:04 PM
International Stalker
 
MJB23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,786
                     
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
MJB23 is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:08 PM
Middleweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,615
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjbish23 View Post
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
TERMINATOR is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:13 PM
International Stalker
 
MJB23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,786
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TERMINATOR View Post
Faber so he can kick the lws ass'(155)but Penn
That would never happen tho.
MJB23 is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Super Heavyweight
 
SpoKen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 4,601
                     
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.


Sweet sig by Life B EZ


I feel like I get paid way to much money, but not enough -Nick Diaz
SpoKen is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:36 PM
Pain Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 330
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spoken812 View Post
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.
Dioxippus is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:36 PM
Banned
 
southpaw447's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,585
                     
Jacare, Aleks, Shields, Frank, Daley, Alvarez, Hansen, Cung Le, Overeem, Manhoef.
southpaw447 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome