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  • 10-29-2010, 06:35 PM
    Tyreas
    Quote Originally Posted by beau420 View Post
    I just hope the WEC ring girl - Brittney Palmer also comes over to the UFC. Replace Shondella's horse face.
    I wouldn't kick either out of bed.
  • 10-29-2010, 06:29 PM
    beau420
    I just hope the WEC ring girl - Brittney Palmer also comes over to the UFC. Replace Shondella's horse face.

  • 10-29-2010, 06:27 PM
    goodtimes
    I think Edgar/Henderson is a very exciting fight, it's a big question mark as to whether Henderson has what it takes to compete against the top guys in the UFC (also there is no guarantee either guy wins their next fight). But I think this will also mean less cards on VS, as the UFC is planning on only doing 4 cards for the entire year of 2011, compared to the 7 the WEC put on in 2010.

    Also, as the article pointed out there will be a lot of fighters going to the UFC, and unless they greatly increase the number of cards they put on, a lot of guys are going to get cut. Just looking at the larger weight classes that came over from the WEC, I believe only Condit, Stann, and Cantwell are still in the UFC. I realize they are trying to keep only the best of the best in the UFC, but so many of the fights today are so close it doesn't seem fair to cut guys after an arbitrary loss from the judges scorecards.
  • 10-29-2010, 02:32 PM
    Dan
    Apologies if anyone has already posted this (haven't read all replies), but the merger certainly means THQ will have to step up their game for the next UFC video game release even more!
  • 10-29-2010, 09:27 AM
    joeodd2
    If this means more fights than great! But I think it might mean less fights...or rather less FREE fights. Hopefully the UFC signs another TV deal to showcase more fight night events, maybe start there own "challenger" series. The UFC is becoming more of a PPV whore and it's not doing enough to promote MMA to the general public. They are almost like a cult promotion, only concerned with PPV dollars, using occasional "free" shows to set up PPV. What's the harm in having a weekly or bi weekly MMA showcase? It should pull decent ratings....
  • 10-29-2010, 04:31 AM
    tucker50
    I don't think this will give more challenges to guys like Alvarez and Melendez. It might strengthen the Bellator tourney talent pool once the UFC castoffs are looking for work, but top 5 guys like Alvarez and Melendez shouldn't be fighting UFC castoffs.

    The thing I really like is that we can probably see guys like Frankie Edgar fight at his natural weight. I know there are guys in the LW division who are fighting there just because the financial opportunities are much greater in the UFC. Now the FW will be on the same level as LW, Edgar can feel free to drop down if he falls on hard times. I'm not saying he needs to, but alot of smaller fighters in other division have the luxury of moving down when things aren't going well (Wandy, Bisping, Vera, Kampmann, etc).

    Also, it's gotta be nice for the WEC guys knowing that if they put on a show, they will make UFC level win bonuses. George Roop would have definetly made 70 large for the head kick if that fight was in the UFC, as opposed to the 10 he made for.
  • 10-29-2010, 03:59 AM
    MMAV
    Quote Originally Posted by rob_bills View Post
    haha just checked yr thread, my bad man. consider it my extra long opinion
    Haha fine fine your off the hook this time rob_bills, but only this time lol.
  • 10-29-2010, 03:53 AM
    ckauffman28
    its great but i gotta feeling only about 10 of the wec lw will stick around or have to drop in wieght
  • 10-29-2010, 03:50 AM
    rob_bills
    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeryde View Post
    I think it'll be a great idea! The only thing I dislike is that this thread is almost the same as mine hahah.
    haha just checked yr thread, my bad man. consider it my extra long opinion
  • 10-29-2010, 03:43 AM
    MMAV
    I think it'll be a great idea! The only thing I dislike is that this thread is almost the same as mine hahah.
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