MMA TUF 7 update

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    All 32 fighters named!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_y...HY9Eo14?slug=dm-tuf030608&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

     
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    how many of them fought in a past UFC
     
  3. Bausk

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    Only one that I can tell from that article.
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    IMO, these people turn pro WAY too early and fucking start there MMA career with a record of 4-3. Take a tip from the boxing book and fight 10 or even more am bouts, then get some easy fights on the pro card, and make yourself look good with a 10-0 pro record, then start from there.
     
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    That's their pro record.

    Some of those fighters could have 20 am fights... am records aren't listed.
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    I know that, I just figured they decided to turn pro too early, as a 4-3 record would indicate that perhaps you should be fighting pro just yet. Then again, I could be all wrong.
     
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    I guess you've never heard of www.fcfighter.com/database

    If they've had am fights, they're more than likely going to be on there.

    There are some guys that may not have many fights but are studs in their respective sports. I was looking at one guy(can't remember his name) and he was something like a 22x NAGA champion. So all of these guys may not have 25 fights but it doesn't mean they don't have competition experience.
     
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    Some areas of the US don't have Am fights so unless they want to travel half way across the country they have to fight pro. It's the only thing around.

     
  9. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    Never knew this. In which case that really fucking sucks for the fighters. Pretty unfair IMO.
     
  10. Sylva

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    It can suck, if you have shitty management and they let you get paired up with a true seasoned pro. But, if they look our for you and have you fight guys the same Exp and # of fights for your first several fights, you'll be alright.

    Like where I'm from. They just changed some of the AM rules so a lot of guys turned pro. They're still fighting the same fucks they would of before, they just get a real purse for it now.
     
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    damiand Proceed

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    Right on. My post was pretty general, and I hadnt known about the lack of am fights. But even with that some of these fighters need to take better control of ther careers, even if that means fighting "cans" for your first bunch of fights. Its MUCH more impressive if youre 10-0, and have youre first loss to a big name, you stay more legitimate IMO.
     

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