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Featherweights Mike Brown and Diego Nunes official for UFC 125 clash

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Nearly seven years after first fighting in the octagon, one-time UFC veteran Mike Brown (24-6 MMA, 6-2 WEC) returns to the promotion's cage on Jan. 1.

UFC brass today officially announced that the former lightweight contender meets Brazilian featherweight Diego Nunes (15-1 MMA, 4-1 WEC) at UFC 125 in both fighters' first bout after the pending UFC-WEC merger.


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Brown by UD.

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Post #2   11/16/10 3:55:40PM   

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Solid fight! I got Mike Brown in this one as well. I like him in a return to the top of the ladder.

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I like Mike Brown by first round TKO.

Wrong forum I know, however, why is that when an article is published it throws around the word "veteran" for a fighter. Mike Brown had 1 fight in the UFC, which doesn't make him a veteran of the UFC, overall in MMA I'd consider him a veteran.

They also do this with a fighter with 2 fights under his/her belt. Just odd. Any thoughts?



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Fight should be a spike prelim
I gotta go with brown on this one
It will be weird seeing featherweights in the ufc

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Posted by BMF

I like Mike Brown by first round TKO.

Wrong forum I know, however, why is that when an article is published it throws around the word "veteran" for a fighter. Mike Brown had 1 fight in the UFC, which doesn't make him a veteran of the UFC, overall in MMA I'd consider him a veteran.

They also do this with a fighter with 2 fights under his/her belt. Just odd. Any thoughts?




What is the number required to be called a veteran in your opinion?

IMO, I think once is as fair a threshold as any. I don't think numbers matter past that because there are no degrees in veteranhood, you either are a veteran or you are not. For example, if someone fought in a war they are a "war veteran", whether they fought one battle or a hundred. I don't see anything dishonest or incorrect about calling Mike Brown a UFC veteran because he fought in the UFC.

On another note, people should understand how much the label "ufc veteran" means in mma. On the smaller local shows, being a "ufc veteran" means you get paid more. For fighters who are not in the UFC, being able to say that they are a "ufc veteran" can be the difference between being able to earn enough to train full time and having to make it a hobby.

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Post #6   11/16/10 8:00:56PM