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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Who do you think are the most "job secure" UFC fighters?

Pretty simple concept really. In your opinion who out there... while they may not be the best, they may never be a title contender, they may even go on three to four to even fight fight losing streaks... will always have their job and why?

Here are a few choices for me.

Chris Leben - one of my favorites. He always steps up the plate when the UFC asks him to. And while he's got some strange losses on his record, he's got some pretty big wins. He's always entertaining.

Chris Lytle - Damn near the same reasons as the aforementioned Chris. The guy brings it, and seems to have a great attitude.

Pat Barry - I just can't see how you could not like Pat Barry. He's very entertaining inside and outside of the cage. And while he will most likely be permanently used as a "fireworks" fighter on otherwise boring fight cards... he does his job well.

Sam Stout - Look at the guys bonus record! Need I say more?

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:46 PM
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I agree with Stout.

Wanderlei Silva

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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:54 PM
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Bonnar, since DW basically said flat out it didn't matter what his record was he would always have a job.

Good thing for Bonnar too. Like the guy, but he hasn't exactly torn it up against real competition. You can bet when Griffin starts to pile up losses, which unfortunately won't be much longer, he'll get to stick around way longer than other fighters would.

As they should, the UFC owes them a career, no question.
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Bonnar, Griffin, you all know why and Dana has said it too.
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GSP, Leben, Bonnar, Griffin. All have a special place in Dana Whites nutsack.

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Bj Penn, Matt Hughes, Gsp, Bonnar, Griffen


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Dana said that Bonnar would always have a job with the UFC, but that doesn't necessarily mean as a fighter.
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Dos Santos, Junior
Kongo, Cheick
Lesnar, Brock
Mir, Frank
Velasquez, Cain


Bonnar, Stephan
Davis, Phil
Griffin, Forrest
Hamill, Matt
Jones, Jon
Machida, Lyoto


Bisping, Michael
Leben, Chris
Maia, Damian
Miller, Dan
Munoz, Mark
Stann, Brian
Silva, Anderson


Koscheck, Josh
Hughes, Matt
Macdonald, Rory
Sanchez, Diego
Shadollah, Amir
St. Pierre, Georges


Cerrone, Donald
Diaz, Nate
Edgar, Frankie
Guida, Clay
Guillard, Melvin
Lauzon, Joe
Miller, Jim
Pettis, Anthony
Stout, Sam


Aldo, Jose
Florian, Kenny
Garcia, Leonard
Jung, Chan
Roop, George
Zhang, Teiquan


Benavidez, Joseph
Cruz, Dominic
Faber, Urijah
McDonald, Michael
Torres, Miguel
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Right now I reckon Charlie Brenneman could lose 3 on the bounce and keep his job.

Pretty much any fighter who steps up and takes a fight on short notice and puts on a decent show will have a long UFC life.

Martin Kampmann is also safe even if he drops his next fight IMO, he always brings it and is also probably responsible for a lot of Scandinavian PPV sales!

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It's very conclusive to say will ALWAYS have their job. Besides Griffin and Bonnar nobody else has been declared untouchable

Anderson Silva has already proven he is pretty much indispensable, regardless of Dana's comments after the Maia fight. We all know he's got the brain of a child and says a lot of regrettable things.

If Velasquez beats JDS then I'd say we've got a pretty secure man right there, purely in terms of threats to his title reign and his sterling record.

Randy would be considered very very important, but he chose to retire so his job security can't be proven.
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