Originally Posted by the_dark_angel_4ever
The tourny isn't a bad idea but I think it would be hard to impliment. These guys a mainly "known" fighters by casual fans, which is a good thing, but at this point in their careers I think they'd be wanting more then $5,000-$10,000 for a win on the show. And with the loosers getting nothing..... it woudl make more sense for these guys to go fight in a smaller org simply for the paycheque.
I see your logic though, I think it would be a great way to sort out the divisions with too much talent and get some order happening.
I think if the UFC allowed the fighters to still have their sponsors, then they would be willing to do it. And besides the $$ issue, most of these guys know that they need a lot of luck to suddenly become the #1 guy. We can debate all we want who is next in line for a title shot, but if there was a small tournament like TUF then there would be little doubt as to who it is.