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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-09-2009, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Fighters the UFC can and should sign

Forget Fedor, whilst everyone knows he should be in the UFC, it does not look like that will ever happen, but who do people think the UFC realistically can and should sign? My thoughts are:

Robbie Lawler - He is without a promotion, done really well outside the UFC, and i believe a stern test for Anderson silva, and the middleweight division needs more contenders like this. Only problem i see with Lawler is eliteXc will have paid him more money as he was champ compared to what the ufc will pay him.

Alister Overeem - Providing his recent bulk and success is not the result of some serious juiceing, i believe he would be an excellent addition to the heavyweight division. He has great striking and improved ground game and he think he could be champ one day.

Cung Le - Pretty much the same as Lawler, Silva Vs Le has to happen.


Can anyone think of anyone else?
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Forget Fedor, whilst everyone knows he should be in the UFC, it does not look like that will ever happen, but who do people think the UFC realistically can and should sign? My thoughts are:

Robbie Lawler - He is without a promotion, done really well outside the UFC, and i believe a stern test for Anderson silva, and the middleweight division needs more contenders like this. Only problem i see with Lawler is eliteXc will have paid him more money as he was champ compared to what the ufc will pay him.

Alister Overeem - Providing his recent bulk and success is not the result of some serious juiceing, i believe he would be an excellent addition to the heavyweight division. He has great striking and improved ground game and he think he could be champ one day.

Cung Le - Pretty much the same as Lawler, Silva Vs Le has to happen.


Can anyone think of anyone else?
While I mostly agree i think i can firmly say Cung Lee is NOWHERE near the level of Anderson Silva. He hasnt faced anyone near that level of competition and only beat Frank because he's firstly past his prime and secondly refused to take Lee Down.

Cung Lee would be a great addition to the middle weight roster but for god sakes unless you want him to die just give him someone like Leben or Bisping first.

INFACT THAT WOULD BE A GREAT FIGHT BISPING VS CUNG WOULD ROCK MY WORLD.

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Ill be keeping an eye on Bobby Lashley!!!
I think with a few years experiance under his belt he will be awsome... Lashley most recently signed a one fight deal with Palace Fighting Championships and will be fighting on the promotions February 6th card in 2009. His opponent is rumored to be Mirko Cro Cop.
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Jake Shields for sure! He would do much better than Lawler imo!
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I would also love to see Cung Le in the UFC, but my gut tells me he's more of an exhibition kind of guy, not a contender. He might be a contender at welter, but he just doesn't seem to have much knockout potential (sure, his kicks are powerful, but that just won't happen each time), and he's not all that well-rounded. Silva is huge in comparison, probably more skilled, and would crush Cung. That said, Cung vs. Matt Hughes or another older (but not completely over the hill) top tier fighter would make an exciting match. Maybe Huerta?
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How exactly CAN the UFC sign Le and Lawler?
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