bruins2012 wrote:Get ready to add more names to that roster from the UFC....
Good call mr sir
ONE and Rizin will snatch up so much of this talent it won't even be funny. A lot of guys will go to ONE to chase DJ as he is the best flyweight in the world and Rizin will attract quite a few to that 132 pound division to fight Horiguchi and not have to cut much weight while doing so.
UFC gives us an entire TUF show of regional flyweight champions to determine who next will fight DJ, then not even sign more than half of them (when they were all easily UFC caliber) and then totally dissolve the division after trading its champion for years and booking a fight with the current champ vs the bantamweight champ
The UFC really leaves a lot to be desired in terms of there long term booking at times. They mishandled it so badly. Never should have been 125 and 135 divisions it just should have been 130 instead.
Asia is a better market for these fighters anyways. They appreciate the technical aspects that a lot of guys at 125 have. While even on linker there is a lot of strange "midget" hate
If I have to hear one more time about how you think you can kick DJ's ass simply because you are bigger than him I swear I will shit in your cereal tomorrow. No you could not motherfucker, you have the same chance at beating Mugsy Boges in a game of 1 on 1 in his prime (5'3 NBA player) as you do at beating DJs ass in a clean fight.
So hopefully a lot of these guys get signed and make some good money. The US market was not handled well but there will always be that weird stigma of "I dont want to watch fighters whose asses i mistakenly think I can kick" even among hardcore mma fans such as us that simply is not a thing over in Asia really.