MMA UFC possibly picking up 20 Affliction fighters

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  1. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Thread is taken from one on mmafighting.net

    http://insidefights.com/2009/07/28/ufc-picks-up-twenty-affliction-contracts/




    Absorbed Fighters
    1) Ben Rothwell SOURCE
    2) Chase Gormley SOURCE
    3) Paul Daley - Rumored to be fighting Marcus Davis at UFC 105, Affliction. Source posted below
    4) LC Davis - To WEC
    5) Javier Vasquez - To WEC
    6) Paul Buentello
    7) Dan Lauzon
    8) Rafaello Oliviera
    9) Vitor Belfort
    10) ??
    11) ??
    12) ??
    13) ??
    14) ??
    15) ??
    16) ??
    17) ??
    18) ??
    19) ??
    20) ??

    Ruled Out
    Jay Hieron - Signed with Strikeforce SOURCE
    Renato Sobral - Was loaned by Strikeforce to Affliction SOURCE
    Gegard Mousasi - Three-fight deal with Strikeforce SOURCE


    Possibilities
    Tim Sylvia
    Andrei Arlovski
    Mike Whitehead
    Matt Lindland
    Mark Hominick
    Savant Young - Not contracted to Affliction.
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - Currently scheduled for Bitetti Combat show
    Josh Barnett :)
    Gilbert Yvel
    Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
    Kiril Sidelnikov
    Bobby Green
    Vladimir Matyushenko
    Antonio Duarte
    Jason High
    Jorge Santiago
    Takanori Gomi
    Deividas Taurosevicius
    Chris Horodecki
    Fedor
     
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  2. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    Soko is still under contract to FEG because he's in the Dream Super Hulk tournament, I think
     
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    I never understood why he didn't come over when his brother did.



    and why would the UFC want Soko back, hasn't exactly been on a winning streak since he got booted. lol
     
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    There are about 20 possibilities. I m not including fedor, sylvia, and barnett
     
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    El Rudo The Borinqueneers

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    i may be the only one but I hope Paul Buentello gets picked up
     
  6. GochuBoy

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    Gomi although he's out of the top 10 light weight position would be a great addition to the UFC.
     
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    isn't gomi signed to WVR?
     
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    bobby green ftw
     
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    Belfort is a virtual lock
     
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    Little Nog was pro boxing for a bit, hence the non UFC deal.
     
  12. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    Paul Daley might make a splash.

    I think biggest name might be belfort and rest lower level guys
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    Jorge Santiago .... perhaps still tied to belator?

    Kiril Sidelnikov...this guy is green as fuck but would develop well i think
     
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    Sidelnikov is a member of Red Devil, no?

    I cant see him signing a UFC deal, for some odd reason.
     
  15. roose

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    Santiago is the Sengoku champ, so that'd be an issue I assume

    Kiril comes part and parcel with M-1... we can only hope :x:
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    i really don't understand why the ufc signed paul daley. He's not a contender and has been exposed by high level grapplers/wrestlers. He's just gonna provide exciting fights and will never get close to a title shot. A gatekeeper at best.
     
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    ufc lhw division is pretty stacked, team mate competing in lhw division and was close to a title shot, he would fetch more money outside of the ufc. I can see alot of reasons for some one in his position not to sighn with the ufc
     
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    me to I think paul would fit in great in the current lhw division. Im assuming alot of these aquisitions are gonna be hw because thats the division right now that needs the most tallent. I think paul could put together some great fights at HW.

    Im also hoping that they put barnette in too but I dont think it seems likely since he has his licence suspended for now.
     
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    he is far better than any of the UK guys they have picked up at 155 and 170. He will be great for that market.
     
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    Hieron is going to fucking kill Diaz.
     
  22. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Davis vs. Vasquez is now on for WEC 42
     
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