Originally Posted by flo
I'm not surprised either. There's much more competition to fill those spots in the UFC than there used to be, more hungry, up-and-coming fighters. UFC was more accepting of the "known" fighters who would lose 3, win one then lose another 2 in the old days. Not anymore! I was surprised at the overall level of skill shown in the new TUF series.
I think the top-tier fighters will be a little safer, most are fan favorites and exciting to watch. Can't imagine them cutting guys like Edgar, Faber, Rashad, etc.
But I will say that I believe someone like Robbie will have to win this weekend to stay in the UFC.