| | WFA's Roster: The Rebirth
While everyone knows that the WFA has been touting itself as a "fighters first" organization and that it has gotten off to a fairly good start, what DO y'all think about the actual fighters?
It seems like the WFA had to pick up fighters who were in the midst of their own "rebirths" or transitions in their life (because they had to).
Quinton Jackson called Wanderlei out years ago and got KO'd 2/3 times. Mauricio Shogun also KO'd him. In his last fight for PRIDE, Rampage had trouble finishing the inexperienced, winless Korean judoka Yoon Dong Sik; Yoon even got mount on Rampage.
Bas Rutten decided to come out of retirement and color commentating to give it a go again in MMA.
Ricco Rodriguez went from the guy who beat Nogueira at ADCC, won (and subsequently lost) UFC HW belt, lost a unanimous D to Nogeuira in PRIDE which many people thought he won, to becoming a slouch. Many predicted him to be ripping up the HW division, whether it be in PRIDE or the UFC, or wherever he fought. He is still a bit overweight but much better, and is looking to get back to his old self/form in the WFA.
Marvin Eastman is trying to get back on his feet in an up and coming organization while darting between kickboxing and MMA...
ETC the list goes on.
But have all these fighters chosen the right path? Is WFA the answer? IT really seems like WFA has collected a good roster but one full of fighters "rediscovering" themselves, and in my opinion, many would've benefited from joining other organizations.
favorite MMA fighters
A. Rodrigo Nogueira
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Georges St. Pierre