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  • 08-30-2006, 05:02 AM
    bryanbkirch
    I think the UFC should have had a Grand Prix style tournment for the lightweight title. I think this would have been kick ass considering there are several great lightweights in the UFC.
  • 08-30-2006, 04:56 AM
    TheBonger
    I like the idea of a tournament BUT only for special occasions. IMO pride goes overboard with there tournys and i would prefer more title fights less tournys over there. Vacanted titles would be the biggest situation that i think UFC would need tournys for also maybe small 4 man tournys when a Number 1 contender is not clear. I posted this already yesterday but im goin to share it again just for that fact that i think it would be AWESOME. Instead of this bs LW Title match of Sherk/Florian how about this.

    "they could have the opening round free on spike to spark more interest in the tournament (i love free mma ) or on ppv whateva, then have the semi's on 64 card and the Finals on 66. They have enough talent in the LW division to field a PHENOMINAL 8 man tourny how bout this for a bracket

    Sherk vs Stevenson

    Franca vs Stout

    Pulver vs Fisher

    Florian vs Edwards

    i think the LW division possibly has enough depth for a 16 man but going 8 would mean any one of these guys has a legit chance. Im just not one for having two guys fight for a vacanted belt, just doesnt seem right to me. "

    I think this would without a doubt produce a UNDISPUTED Champ, also could set up some nice rematchs, and matches that were missed out on in the tourny. I think UFC should use Tournys but only in special circumstances.
  • 08-30-2006, 04:25 AM
    Intellectual
    Quote Originally Posted by longboarderrrr
    good idea, bad concept
    exactly what i was thinking.
  • 08-30-2006, 04:24 AM
    longboarderrrr
    good idea, bad concept
  • 08-30-2006, 04:09 AM
    UFCfanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by prophet665
    Yeah...but PRIDE loves them and you really have to look at 70000 to 90000 in attendance versus 14000 in attendence. I think people in the US like a playoff system more than nebulus "This guy is better than that guy because I said so" situation.

    I agree that fighters get suspended for too long of a period due to injuries to make this work, but it was more of a "perfect world" senario anyway.

    Yeah, I for one would love to see an open weight tourney for UFC as well. But, unless UFC moves it out of the country, this won't happen. Oh well, I'm still greatful for what we've got though.
  • 08-30-2006, 02:34 AM
    prophet665
    Quote Originally Posted by CHUCKtheCHAMP
    Dana White Hates Tourneys
    Yeah...but PRIDE loves them and you really have to look at 70000 to 90000 in attendance versus 14000 in attendence. I think people in the US like a playoff system more than nebulus "This guy is better than that guy because I said so" situation.

    I agree that fighters get suspended for too long of a period due to injuries to make this work, but it was more of a "perfect world" senario anyway.
  • 08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
    CHUCKtheCHAMP
    Dana White Hates Tourneys
  • 08-29-2006, 11:23 PM
    UFCfanatic
    Too many fighters get suspended for several months by the athletic commission to really be able to have such a tournament in consecutive months. We would basically have to see tournaments playing out like they did in the beginning UFCs....alternates getting to step in deep into the tournaments. Great idea, though it would probably never happen.
  • 08-29-2006, 10:05 PM
    BigJoe111
    It is a great idea though.
  • 08-29-2006, 10:04 PM
    BigJoe111
    The UFC does not have enough guys in any one division except maybe lightweight to warrant a tourney. THere are maybe four legit heavyweights and maybe six legit light heavys. THe lightweight division is loaded and the welterweight division is also pretty deep, but from middleweight on up there aren't enought guys.
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