UFCThe 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.
UFC owns SF , so unless they like to compete with themselves how can a company be competitive ?
SF will be relevant until the majority of BIG NAMES contracts run out then like the WEC , they will absorb the ones they want and throw out the rest.
I dont like it as much as the next guy but fans will see some good match ups ,its just fighters now will literally have no place to go , SF was the place fighters went to earn a decent pay check if the UFC hadnt signed them or a place to prove yourself against some top guys. When its gone its UFC will OWN MMA and guys will have to go to maybe MFC but lets be real they aren't going places.
Bisping Fan extraordinaire
Velasquez will be back
Overeem is on illegal substances
Last edited by Sambo de Amigo; 03-12-2011 at 07:58 PM.
Too bad they ain't sending anybody anywhere but off the top of my head i'd like to see Couture-Fedor so obviously Randy. Should Jones win the title then Rashad. I'd really like to see King Mo vs Rashad Evans.
The one thing that Dana said today that people should really pay attention to is when fighters contracts are up they can go to Strikeforce. For most this may seem like a demotion but this could be a great thing for several types of fighters.
- Guys who have spent years fighting on the prelims but for what ever reason can't main event.
- Guys with one or two more years left in them who can still main event or win titles.
- Guys who can't fight for the titles because of failed shots, teammates, uneven records.
Heavyweight - Randy Couture - Randy has as a strange contract where I believe he can walk away any time he wants. Couture has always wanted to face Fedor and now he might have the best and last chance.
Light Heavyweight - Alexander Gustafsson - a fighter stuck in prelim hell the kid has all the tools to be a champion or a top ten ranked opponent, his problem...he's the fourth best prospect behind three big guys (Jones, Davis, Bader). In the UFC he'll have to wait another year or two to even get a top ten opponent, in Strikeforce he could be champion.
Middleweight - Wanderlei Silva - Wanderlei is never going to fight for a title in the UFC again, but he's looked great at MW and he could step right in bypass the entire division and fight for the title and no one would say an ill word about it.
Welterweight - Josh Koscheck - The most hated man in MMA has gone through the entire division with mixed results. He'll never fight for the title again nor will he ever be considered more than a fringe top ten fighter...unless he moves to Strikeforce. In Strikeforce he can face a number of top contenders and a number of main event fights. Who knows maybe he can even have a back and forth rivalry with Nick Diaz that could establish Strikeforce as a brand.
Light Weight - Danny Castillo - Castillo has the tools to be a top fighter or contender but the UFC LW division is so stacked and at his age he'll never get the momentum needed to be a top guy a move to strikeforce gives him some interesting match ups and might be able to make an impact or name for himself.
Very interesting indeed. Still trying to figure out their underlining agenda. Absorb in SF entirely or let it run as a completely separate entity. Thinking the former like WEC.
Randy vs Fedor would be interesting and I know M-1 would salivate all over it to have Fedor regain his momentum. Sadly it won't end pretty for Couture. Fedor is way more faster and powerful than Randy. It'll end in the first round by vicious KO!
Location: See that guy over in the window, with the binoculars?
1.Kos or Fitch, The solution to the team mate problem.
2.BJ because he wants the biggest fights is an at a stage in his career with him losing to Edgar were the UFC can make money off him expanding the SF brand while fighting any and all in two weight classes. Can also hold title without rematching Egar or GSP.
3. Machida after he loses to Randy he will need a fresh start and there are plenty of good fights for him with the likes of Mousasi.
4. Rich Franklin - Instant contender at 185, doesn't have to fight Anderson Silva again.
5. Thiago Alves- Cyborg/Daley I just want to see some good fights.
"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen