Re: Ufc 83
Faber has got to get out of WEC. He's dominating there and would be a great fit in the UFC.
Sure, all the classes are drying up...but that's what happens when you have 5-6 pay per view's per year, with every one having title matches. I guess that's why they are pushing TUF so hard...because it is a god way to introduce new guys into the UFC. It gives them instant popularity, and is a way the UFC can get them in at low pay. They give one 6 figure contract, yet nearly all of them wind up in the UFC...probably making about $20k a year or less.
It also gives new recruits, and people begin wanting to see fights that aren't title fights, because guys they like or don't are in them...even though they may be in their first few fights with the UFC. Otherwise, their first fights, they would be unknown and not draw any crowd at all.
You gotta feel for the guy that had herpes and got kicked off TUF for it. He wanted it bad, and now he's let the entire world know he's got herpes...and cost him his job and a fighting career. I doubt we'll ever see him back in the UFC. He'll probably be black listed.