Posted by SpicyMeatball
Posted by emfleek
Posted by SpicyMeatball
Thanks for breaking the bad news, haha. I guess I can live with that. UFC certainly needs to deepen those two divisions. So hopefully TUF 15 will be all Heayvweights.
Even if that's the case, the cast would likely be a bunch of 210-230 pound guys who will drop to LHW after the show. The talent just isn't out there when it comes to the big men.
I think the UFC would be best suited to absorb Strikeforce's HW division, personally.
At least we got three solid fighters from season 10. Brendan Schaub, Roy Nelson, and Matt Mitrione. Even if another season will only produce another small handful, its something. Right now guys like Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, and Big Nog aren't getting any younger, and Cro Cop might be done for good. The good thing is that I think guys like Overeem and Bigfoot will eventually migrate over to the UFC once their respective contracts are up.
I agree. We did get some decent guys from TUF 10, and they weren't even really prospects. We had Kimbo, for obvious reasons (and to see how good he really was), Nelson, who should have been in UFC without needing to go on TUF (especially if they decided to bring Tuchscherer from the tryouts straight to the UFC), then you had guys who already couldn't make it in the UFC (like Junk and Sims). Then you had the former football players, who surprisingly have done the best (Jones on the show, Schaub and Mitrione since the show). There were still some prospects like Wren, Madsen, Wagner, McSweeney, etc. But none of them have really panned out.
It was largely a gimmick/novelty season that surprisingly panned out.
I'd like to see another, but less gimmicky. No Wes Sims types. Though i wouldn't mind seeing somebody like Neil Grove get another shot. No Kimbo types. Former NFL guys are welcome, but not several for a "former NFL" gimmick like last time.
What I would like to see is about 7 no names to maybe find some hidden gems, then about 7 bigger name mid tier prospects/minor league veterans (think Roy Nelson, but smaller scale, no pun intended). Some Tony Johnson, Ron Sparks, Chris Barnett, or even Tony Lopez types. The kind of guys you might see in a Bellator tournament. Grabowski, Lloret, Linderman, etc.
If there were going to be any gimmicks at all, I'd want it to be something like making Todd Duffee earn his way back by actually having to fight for a change.