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Has TUF burned through all decent candidates?

Cbear2010-12-12 02:25:01 +0000 #1
Lets face it, things aint like the used to be. Season 1 was stockpiled with decent fighters gathered from all points in between. With each season, the quality of fighter has decreased and we seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel now.

Even season winners aren't guaranteed a job today while original TUFsters like Kos and Leben roll on forever.

Whats the answer?

Even with the UFC taking off like a rocket, if they recruited new guys after season one that means todays fighter has less than 2 or 3 years experience and they aren't NCAA wrestlers or similarly skilled unless they are ringers ala Big Country.

The UFC can have all the superstar coaches they want but the talent pool of available unknown fighters who can add to the UFC roster is just about dried up.

Thoughts?
Cbear2010-12-12 02:32:22 +0000 #2
By the way, I think the UFC is already addressing the problem by doing the international TUF shows ala England and the rumored Brazil.

They are looking to other countries to give us "unknown" talent that simply doesn't exist anymore at Miletich, TQ, Jackson, AKA or the NCAA locker room.

I'd love to hear or names internationally who arent signed to a UFC competitor who could rule the TUF house and win.

Not fantasy stuff, but real candidates Joe Silva and Dana should hire right now for the upcoming seasons.
Cbear2010-12-12 03:11:10 +0000 #3
Do we need a TUF Thailand to bring in a roster of 18 year old badass Muy Thai strikers to spice up the UFC?
Ash2010-12-12 02:41:56 +0000 #4
Every single season has provided 2-3 good fighters, sometimes more. At that pace I see no problems.
azlion2010-12-12 03:05:44 +0000 #5
I think each season provides a gem or 2. I mea just looking at the last few seasons, Ryan Bader, Efrain, Amir, Ross Rearson, Demarques Johnson, Philipe Nover.

I would say that they are sill getting quality and guys from the first 4 seasons have either won the belt or been in contention pretty heavily. Plus with more and more gyms popping up more and more tallent is out there to be found.
Snapcat2010-12-12 04:32:04 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Cbear

Lets face it, things aint like the used to be. Season 1 was stockpiled with decent fighters gathered from all points in between. With each season, the quality of fighter has decreased and we seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel now.

Even season winners aren't guaranteed a job today while original TUFsters like Kos and Leben roll on forever.

Whats the answer?

Even with the UFC taking off like a rocket, if they recruited new guys after season one that means todays fighter has less than 2 or 3 years experience and they aren't NCAA wrestlers or similarly skilled unless they are ringers ala Big Country.

The UFC can have all the superstar coaches they want but the talent pool of available unknown fighters who can add to the UFC roster is just about dried up.

Thoughts?

Yes and as proof the next TUF is called TUF MMAfighting.com: Physically Challenged: Cbear/Shamrocked. It will be a catchweight division 117lbs - 236lbs, and they are bringing back the lame challenges because no one would want to watch us fight.

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