Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 

Despite Strikeforce loss to Pat Healy, Kurt Holobaugh headed to UFC

Print  
Posted By Message

Budgellism

We The North Time

Budgellism Avatar
26
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:16,060
Career:3,875-2,225
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
2,038
Kurt Holobaugh may have come out on the short end of a decision loss to Pat Healy on Saturday in his major-promotion debut, but it won't keep him out of the UFC.

Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) dropped a unanimous decision to Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 7-1 SF) on the preliminary card of "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" in Oklahoma City, falling with a pair of 30-27 scores and a 29-28.

But Holobaugh apparently did enough to impress the UFC brass that he should get a shot there now that Strikeforce is no more. The Louisiana native has signed a UFC deal, sources close to him on Tuesday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com)

LINK

_______________________________________


Post #1   1/15/13 12:15:25PM   

sparky

AV BET Record: 43-10

sparky Avatar
27
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,940
Career:3,709-2,026
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Team Fry Guy
Chips:
1,128
Kurt put up one hell of a fight against Healy. I'm glad the UFC is giving him a shot but, I dont think he will be around long the LW division is to stacked

Post #2   1/15/13 12:35:22PM   

BillsNewAccount

Fake Money Stacking

BillsNewAccount Avatar
24
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,563
Career:2,591-1,492
Joined:Feb 2011
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
424
One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.

Post #3   1/15/13 1:21:33PM   

JLS1980

Heavyweight Champ

JLS1980 Avatar
26
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,404
Career:2,321-1,268
Joined:Jun 2012
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
810
I like this idea. He did come in on short notice and put up a good fight. If he had a full training camp he actually had a chance in the Healy fight.

If they give him to one of the lower tier TUF guys he will not be 1 and done. IMO

Post #4   1/15/13 2:10:40PM   

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

FastKnockout Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:15,669
Career:2,848-1,583
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,873

Posted by BillsNewAccount

One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.



I disagree. He put on one hell of a fight on short notice against a grinded veteran. There's no shame in losing to Healy who also holds wins over Hardy, Daley, Condit. IMO he'd run through a lot of the TUF talent.

Last edited 1/15/13 2:34PM server time by FastKnockout
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #5   1/15/13 2:33:50PM   

BuffaloDave

Heavyweight Champ

BuffaloDave Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,747
Career:1,204-688
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
725

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by BillsNewAccount

One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.



I disagree. He put on one hell of a fight on short notice against a grinded veteran. There's no shame in losing to Healy who also holds wins over Hardy, Daley, Condit. IMO he'd run through a lot of the TUF talent.



Agreed. It's not like he lost to Jorge Grugel

Post #6   1/15/13 4:30:22PM   

Budgellism

We The North Time

Budgellism Avatar
26
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:16,060
Career:3,875-2,225
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
2,038

Posted by sparky

Kurt put up one hell of a fight against Healy. I'm glad the UFC is giving him a shot but, I dont think he will be around long the LW division is to stacked



He's dropping to Featherweight apparently. Hopefully he can find some success there.

_______________________________________


Post #7   1/16/13 12:05:31AM