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

WSOF 'in talks' with former UFC title challenger Yushin Okami

Print  
Posted By Message

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

FastKnockout Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,926
Career:2,005-1,109
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,744
World Series of Fighting could soon add a top 10 middleweight to its roster.

Link

Post #1   9/28/13 11:32:06AM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,197
Career:2,835-1,784
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,076
WSOF and Bellator both give him a platform to stay in the public's eye, make decent $, and rack up a couple of quality wins over named opponents. Those organizations are going to survive based upon the scraps left over from Zuffa's tables, at least Bellator should stay focused on building up new names. New names is what got Bellator on the map to begin with; Curran, Chandler, Askren, Lombard, Freire, etc...that is why I watch Bellator! Not to see Kongo. Not to see Arlovski fight Anthony Johnson in battle of a HW who should have retired 5 years ago vs a WW throw away...however if your going to grab a Zuffa leftover, you could do a lot worse than picking up Yushin Okami.

Post #2   9/28/13 12:33:14PM   

jjeans

Emma Watson Picture Incoming

jjeans Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,191
Career:1,247-738
Joined:Sep 2009
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,273
Either throw him straight in there against David Branch for a title or give him Jesse Taylor to complete the other bracket of the tournament.


Posted by jae_1833

WSOF and Bellator both give him a platform to stay in the public's eye, make decent $, and rack up a couple of quality wins over named opponents. Those organizations are going to survive based upon the scraps left over from Zuffa's tables, at least Bellator should stay focused on building up new names. New names is what got Bellator on the map to begin with; Curran, Chandler, Askren, Lombard, Freire, etc...that is why I watch Bellator! Not to see Kongo. Not to see Arlovski fight Anthony Johnson in battle of a HW who should have retired 5 years ago vs a WW throw away...however if your going to grab a Zuffa leftover, you could do a lot worse than picking up Yushin Okami.



There are some good points in there but there are other considerations. For example without headliners such as AA vs Rumble how would the organisation receive any media coverage.
And without guys like Gerald Harris and Jon Fitch guys whom are break out stars would never be able to establish themselves as they'd have only ever scored wins over unknowns.

_______________________________________
Never pick against a Russian. Currently 30-9 (76%) in the UFC since 2012. #DoItForWatson

Dirty Blue

Post #3   9/28/13 12:47:38PM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,595
Career:2,684-1,420
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
955
Okami future Wsof champ.

Post #4   9/28/13 3:42:56PM