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why is ryan jensen still in UFC?

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I think the UFC likes the way Jensen "brings it". He's been overmatched in his bouts in the UFC, but his tenacity and striking were on full display against Wilson Gouveia. Up until the armbar, it looked as if Ryan was going to pull a major upset. Had Wilson dominated Jensen--short notice or not--he would be gone.

Post #16   3/23/09 1:45:43PM   

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Maybe he'll stick around longer in the UFC if he doesn't get subbed.

Lets see any other random MW fight 3 BJJ blackbelts and not get owned.

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Post #17   3/26/09 2:55:22PM   

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There seems to be a school of thought that if a fighter isn't right in the title hunt, that the UFC should just cut them loose. Jensen isn't going to be fighting for the belt any time soon, but I have never seen a record like his. The guy is 13-5 with no fight going longer than 7:30. He just straight brings it and always looks to finish (often to a fault; see: Leites, Gouveia fights).

The UFC should love this guy. Among his 3 fights, all were either on short notice or involved an opponent change within a month of the fight. All 3 opponents are top 15 middleweights. Name for me any other guy that has faced such insanely tough competition at MW after coming from an unknown organization.

Reminder: Patrick Cote was once 0-4 in the UFC. The talent scouts at the UFC know what they have in these guys even when their Octagon records hasn't shown it.

Post #18   3/31/09 9:13:07AM   
 
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