- Fight in small shows for another 2 years then maybe once the WW division is thinned out (Hughes to MW, Serra to LW, Karo quits, etc.) and then get a legit shot to undercard for 3 years (a la Jon Fitch) before getting any real recognition from the UFC.
- Go on TUF beat up a bunch of nobodies and after the the show you are a Main Card fighter for the rest of your career and put directly into the Top 10 (by UFC standards)
It's an easy decision, doesn't make it right, but an easy decision. He could have spent another 5 years fighting before getting the "national" respect he deserves. Or he could go on TUF and earn that respect in less than a year.
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