Posted by ncordless
Only time will tell. I can see your point, but I am not sure Kyle has the kind of opponents he can learn from in the UFC. I'd rather see Kyle get more like 5-6 fights this year and get his record into a +10 win/loss ratio range. He could do that kind of thing in PFC, RITC, and KOTC. In the UFC he will be lucky to get 3 fights a year and is likely to end up at 7-5 depending on his competition and level of improvement. Kyle would have a hard time getting back to the UFC if he ends up going 0-4 in the UFC this early in his career.
Obviously, I am not going to assume to know more than him or any one around him about his situation. It is just my general observation that bringing good prospects along to quickly can ruin them sometimes. Kyle seemed like a great guy on TUF, and I hope he has a long and successful career, along with anyone else who might be training with him.
You know, this post got me thinking- What about the fact that the UFC doesn't want to let him go so he can move down to those specific orgs? That may be another thing at play here. Kingsbury has a marketable name, and as both yourself and myself have admitted- he's got potential. Whether that potential can live up to UFC caliber or not is in debate, but I don't think it's debatable whether or not he could be in some big matchups in lower orgs that use his name to market. So perhaps all of this is more about marketing the UFC's product than the talent of Kingsbury himself. Just food for thought, I guess.
I mean, if you really think about it the UFC has everything to gain. If he loses, they can cut his contract with losses on his record (therefore destroying his marketability) and if he wins, then they've got a competitor on their hands with a backstory already familiar to the fans