Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
Bad move by the UFC imo, its ok cutting good fighters if they suffer a few losses if your plan is to bring in better fighters and give them the air time if they can do better.
Yet all I have seen the UFC do over the last year to the LHW division is cut and lose fighter after fighter and fail to bring in new better talent to replace the fighters they have lost, the HW division is already in ruins because of this type of policy, and now the LHW division is following the same path.
The UFC added these LHWs in the last 12-14 months, I don't remember the exact date all of them made their debut or in Blackledge and Nedkov's cases, signed.
Phil Davis, Cyrille Diabate, Alexander Gustafsson, Stanislav Nedkov, Alexandre Ferreira, Lil Nog, Fabio Maldonado, Tom Blackledge, James Te Huna, and Karlos Vemola.
It's a mix of prospects, journeymen who worked their way up, and veterans on multi-year win streaks.
Could they have kept Vera and let other fighters beat him to make their name? Sure. But they could have kept Chuck around for the same purpose. There are other gate-keepers prospects can fight.