Posted by madmarck
Thats what i was saying they are getting huge coverage. But we wont see the best in the world (or near it ) in that org. If Zuffa signs Denis Kang do you think he would be put in WEC? I doubt it. Even if they resigned someone like Frank Trigg or Jason Miller. (Good Fighters but not Top 10) Zuffa would still rather have them in the UFC. What i am saying is wont this org become lower quality that it has been bought out by Zuffa? Im not saying it is not entertaining. Im just saying it wont have top tier fighters. I mean when a Kit Cope gets a title shot and his record is 1-3 (no offense i like the guy), something is up. They are either using him as fodder or they don't have much talent in that divison. Cope doesn't have the ground game to contend for a title in WEC yet. He is a good guy for that org (good striking and athletiscism) but he has basically no ground game. Im not trying to hate on Cope but do you see my point?
How many people are actually gonna read all of this?
I hear you, how many guys like Kang would leave Pride or a big org for WEC anyway? UFC can use WEC to pit amateur fighters against 3-loss+/unknown foreign fighters as a means of making it to the UFC. Basically the TU5 guys and others in that same position, Baroni/Diaz can then have the option of redeemeing themselves up against talent in WEC for another chance at UFC. It is a great way for ufc to filter their fighters and result with the top guys. They have alot of guys on their roster now and it will be difficult for them to showcase them all, regardless of how many shows, as they are still only one belt per weight class. If the UFC can create any sort of credibility for the WEC belts (you're right they certainly aren't at the moment) then fighters will fight in the WEC to catapult themselves into ufc.