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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Machida needs to either be exciting in his fights, or beat a clearly top 10 guy. He's done neither yet.
    He is undefeated overall and 5-0 UFC with wins over Sokoudjou and Ortiz. Its fine if you dont want to give him a title shot right now but give him a top five fighter and let him get his shot. Liddell is 1-2 including a knock out loss and now is on the verge of a title fight, Silva is 1-3 including two knockout losses and is on the verge of a title fight.

    I understand its a business and they have to put on exciting fights, it just bothers me when a guy who clearly is deserving of an opportunity is not getting one. You say he needs to fight a top ten fighter then make his next fight against Liddell, Rampage, W. Silva, or Shogun. Don't give him another good fighter in T. Silva who is not quite top ten and wont allow him to make a real demand for the title.

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    When are we going to see more crossover from UFC, WEC, Pride, etc. Is it a money thing all the way around? Wouldn't unified champs be good for the sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephra Connor View Post
    When are we going to see more crossover from UFC, WEC, Pride, etc. Is it a money thing all the way around? Wouldn't unified champs be good for the sport?
    WEC looks like they will be dropping the MW and LHW divisions and those fighters will then fight in the UFC. The main result of that is that Filho and Sonnen will be added to the mix which would greatly boost the mw division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    WEC looks like they will be dropping the MW and LHW divisions and those fighters will then fight in the UFC. The main result of that is that Filho and Sonnen will be added to the mix which would greatly boost the mw division.
    Sonnen was already there and I never understood the decision to put Filho there in the first place.

    Scapping these will create less opportunities for these fighters (where they came across as a minor league org in the heavier weights). I like them better at the lower weights too, but they continue to come accross as a hybrid here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    WEC looks like they will be dropping the MW and LHW divisions and those fighters will then fight in the UFC. The main result of that is that Filho and Sonnen will be added to the mix which would greatly boost the mw division.
    Really? I didnt know that So I take it that WEC is concentrating on the little guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    Sonnen was already there and I never understood the decision to put Filho there in the first place.

    Scapping these will create less opportunities for these fighters (where they came across as a minor league org in the heavier weights). I like them better at the lower weights too, but they continue to come accross as a hybrid here.
    From the beginning the WEC emphasis has been on the lightweights, which is why I was confused that they evne had a lhw and mw division.

    I agree it was weird to put Filho in the mw division, but if they realized their mistake and rectify I am fine. Sonnen is a very solid fighter so bringing him back is also a good idea in my eyes.

    I think they will continue to build the WEC as the premier org for lighter weights; they have already gone a fantastic job of bringing in top talent and have produced great matcups.

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    I like the little guys and the WEC has little guys, but its odd to call all the other weights the minor leagues, but I would rather that be the case than having guys like Filho in the WEC. Makes their belts uneven too - a belt at 135 adn 145 is worth much more than the other belts
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    They should really put all of the weight classes in the UFC and keep them in the WEC. Then use WEC as a midlevel feeder org for the UFC. I know it goes against what they've said they want to do with WEC, but to me, it makes no sense to split it the way they do. This way they could take guys not quite ready for the UFC or without the marketability, put them in the WEC, and build them there - rather than cutting them loose completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephra Connor View Post
    When are we going to see more crossover from UFC, WEC, Pride, etc. Is it a money thing all the way around? Wouldn't unified champs be good for the sport?
    PRIDE isn't around anymore, and even if it was after they dicked the UFC over multiple times in trying to make the Chuck v. Wand match we certainly won't see co promotion from Dana's end again.

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