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I'd like to see Fedor smack Lesnar around. I'm a Lesnar fan but I think Lesnar is way too cocky for having only won once in the UFC.
Like in my previous post I said Fedor will mop the HW div like Silva is with MW. What did Silva do? Move to LHW. I don't know what Fedor walks around at but
what if he moves down to LHW where he and Silva can have the fight of the century.
Originally Posted by Ramma
It ceases to amaze me how hot and cold I am when agreeing with Dana. One minute I am nodding in agreement and the next I am shaking my head in disbelief. You can't help but wonder if Dana has a twin or split personalities.
Fedor has nothing to prove and no reason to go the UFC. The best HWs are outside ofthe UFC... and... oh what's the point.... Dana knows he is wrong and so does everyone else....
Yes we know Dana is wrong. But why would Dana come out an suck off Fedor when he isn't in the UFC. That will just get people wondering who this Fedor guy is an want to watch him.
Dana didn't call him a bum or put him down in anyway. That is a huge step for Dana.
After Fedor mops up the rest of the HWs the UFC is the only other place to go. It will happen eventually as long as he keeps fighting. Why not, take every title and run the gauntlet
i wouldnt say the ufc hw division stinks, its still the deepest hw division in the world. they dont have a lot of top 10 guys but they have top 20 guys and up and commers like carwin/cain/brock.
Originally Posted by Badluck_33
UFC will never acquire Fedor.
If UFC does, it'll be after he earns a couple of loses and be past his prime. He'll be less lucrative.
I hope I'm wrong. But Fedor's stock has to drop some time....
seriously? come on.
The only short-term scenario I can see for Fedor coming to the UFC is if he loses to Arlovski, who then comes back to the UFC. Methinks Fedor would want to avenge the only loss of his career.
Other than that, this is pretty much a lost cause without a decent HW division (apart from Nog, Randy, and Werdum). Time will tell whether or not Velasquez, Carwin, or Lesnar would be a test for Fedor.
Originally Posted by thedon17
What are you talking about? They get a fresh pool of talent from the TUF reality show.. wait, scratch that. Well maybe if they scouted for talent like season 1 instead of drunks, they would. But I digress.
That 'pool' of talent is slowly going by the wayside. First off the ratings are dropping lower and lower. The show won't be on much longer. And even when it IS on they're desperate to keep the viewers on, so no more challenges, TONS of liuquor and drama queen fighters.
I don't think TUF going away will hurt them that much, but if you look around, there sure is a lot of them in high ranks in the UFC right now.
The other side, I think they'd have gotten ahold of some of these guys wihtout the show. Ship them to the WEC, let them get their feet wet and move up to the show. Same as any pro farm team
People don't like to talk about it, but if you don't think Dana is pissed that his HW class is a giant turd you're nuts.
It's a sign of things to come too. I've been saying it since they got huge, but it's going to happen. You can only control everything so long.
However, the UFC isn't hurting in any other class are they? Not really. Except that the HW class is BY FAR the biggest fan draws. Always has been, and that's precisely what all these other orgs have been gunning for.
knowing hw is weak in ufc it does look like they would be recruiting hw talent for tuf but it seems they are working on the already loaded divisions more so
oh great, another foreign fighter 90% of the UFC fans haven't heard of
i would like to see fedor in the UFC after barnett and AA, (both of which i think he'll win, AA much more easily than barnett), but mostly for the matchups and to test where the UFC HW division is, not testing fedor against 'the best.' is nog the best? hell, i wouldn't hesitate to call him one of the best walking the earth and of all time, and he has the tools to beat anyone in the UFC HW division for a long while, but let's face it, fedor bulldozed him. twice. it would just happen again.
seriously, dana talking like this is all just propoganda. he knows if fedor came to the UFC, he would tear through everyone and make dana look like an ass. this way, he can save face because there's always the 'what if?' question as long as fedor stays outside the UFC.