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Hollywood6655 01-08-2007 09:41 PM

Why feed Rashad Evans another unknown?
 
Why feed Rashad Evans another unknown, when he has won 4 in a row and even though there has been some question as to weather or not he can finish.....his last fight against Lambert was pretty impressive.....so why not give him a decent fighter.....or someone people know so he can make his way into contention......is it becuase they are pretty deep at LHW and are saving him.....or is it they dont think he is ready to start moving up the ladder.....thoughts?

Bonnar426 01-08-2007 09:55 PM

Yeah, I'd also like to see Rashad face somebody who is not unknown! But then again, fighting these unknowns first will give him more fighting experiance! This way when he does fight somebody real, like Tito Ortiz or Babalu, he won't get his ass handed to him like Nate Quarry! The same with Josh Koscheck!

AxleZTTic 01-08-2007 09:57 PM

i think you'll notice a lot of ufc fights are to be able to better market a fighter. with the tuf guys, theyve got fighters who a lot of people will recognise, and cheer for. if they were to put these fighters immediatly against better fighters, then casual fans might not follow the ufc as much as it would be too confusing for them to know who to cheer for. thats a dumbed down version, but the point is still there. reasons why liddell has fought wrestlers and rematches? money, marketing, money. the shamrock/ortiz "fued" did nothing but make both men rich, if anyone here actually thought old ass ken had any chance you need to give your head a shake. so back to the rashad topic, if he ko's a bunch of guys, or even just wins 10 fights in a row, imagine how much easier it would be to sell a big name fight with him in it? (que announcers voice)"Ortiz who's only loss in 6 fights was to liddell, Evans who's unbeaten in the ufc" (now show highlight reel making people say oooh ahh) poof youve got people paying to watch the fight.

Hollywood6655 01-08-2007 09:59 PM

I think 4 going on 5 fights is enough time to get used to the cage and get a little exp......I would just like to see him test himself and see how he does

brownpimp88 01-08-2007 10:00 PM

Jason Lambert was actually a pretty decent win at the time.

Anyways, I think they just want his popularity to grow. Thus putting him in tune ups, on live t.v.

Hollywood6655 01-08-2007 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by AxleZTTic
i think you'll notice a lot of ufc fights are to be able to better market a fighter. with the tuf guys, theyve got fighters who a lot of people will recognise, and cheer for. if they were to put these fighters immediatly against better fighters, then casual fans might not follow the ufc as much as it would be too confusing for them to know who to cheer for. thats a dumbed down version, but the point is still there. reasons why liddell has fought wrestlers and rematches? money, marketing, money. the shamrock/ortiz "fued" did nothing but make both men rich, if anyone here actually thought old ass ken had any chance you need to give your head a shake. so back to the rashad topic, if he ko's a bunch of guys, or even just wins 10 fights in a row, imagine how much easier it would be to sell a big name fight with him in it? (que announcers voice)"Ortiz who's only loss in 6 fights was to liddell, Evans who's unbeaten in the ufc" (now show highlight reel making people say oooh ahh) poof youve got people paying to watch the fight.

excellent point.....but I wouldnt think less of rashad if he lost to a Babalu or a Tito.........just look what it did to Forrest.......he blew up even more after the loss to tito......

BHShaman 01-08-2007 11:55 PM

He is still not finishing his ground and pound.
Let him get his skills together a bit and work on his finishing.

jdun11 01-09-2007 11:58 AM

he dosent prove anything by beating an inferior opponent

AxleZTTic 01-09-2007 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jdun11
he dosent prove anything by beating an inferior opponent

unbeaten in 5 ufc fights sounds better than 4....

kaiser1041 01-09-2007 01:17 PM

the uf always looks after certian fighters .to be honest i just think rashad isnt as marketable as a forest it happens all the time at ufc.i hope rashad gets a big fight soon i mean people like rory singer are getting to fight ufc events and rashad makes do with ufn


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