Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: manchester, england
the ufc won't do this for the same reasons why they higher mostly american or english speaking fighters, MONEY.
lyoto machida has been on a roll ever since entering the ufc, now because of his elusive style they've been keeping him out of the spotlight. im sure if lyoto machida was finishing fights and had a huge crowd following he would be fighting griffin now instead of rashad.
there is still some kind of ranking system going on though. alot of the recent fights have been with guys in a similar spot in the division. thiago alves last 3 fights, griffin/sherk, florian/stevenson, jardine/vera etc. the heavyweight division is noticibly messed up, but thats because its so thin now.
the title shots mainly go to superstars, which makes hard for rising guys like alves to get a shot. the welterweight division is notorious for this. seems like gsp, hughes and penn have constantly been in the title scene, while guys like alves, sanchez and fitch were in the limelight (granted, fitch got his shot, but it took 8 wins! thats way too much)
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My current favirote fighters
Junior Dos Santos
WAR dan hardy, paul daley, ross pearson and terry etim doing it for the britz!