ESPN 9 card: Am I the only one...

Who barely recognizes any names on the card. I know they’ve been getting pretty thin lately but this one feels particularly full of names I’ve never heard of.

aren't you fucking PUMPED THE FUCK UP for Elias Theodooro vs Derek Brunson?  

I assumed it’s just what happens when you get old, a night of my favorite fighters has increasingly become a night of disappointment as most are shells of their former selves.

Right Hand JO Power -

aren't you fucking PUMPED THE FUCK UP for Elias Theodooro vs Derek Brunson?  

I think I’ll take a nap when that comes on.

Given up on the streaming... not a fun way to watch fights 

jacktripper -

Given up on the streaming... not a fun way to watch fights 

This. Nothing fun about screen freezing at the worst possible times. 

Man, I know we've been complaining about similar things for a while now, but I swear the last couple cards have been dudes I've literally never heard of. Not just, "well I've heard his name on the Fightpass prelims but never seen him" but literally "who?"

There was a time where I knew every fighter on every card… Then after Pride died they started having more and more events, and it just became difficult to follow.

Now I’m lucky if I know half of the guys fighting.

My advice is to watch and support these unknowns, they’re usually the ones that fight all out. I’m watching the LFA tonight, I have no idea who’s fighting and I’m never disappointed.

Weird thread to make about this card in particular. The top 3 fights are all really good and all 6 of those guys should be recognizable names.

Tomato Can - Weird thread to make about this card in particular. The top 3 fights are all really good and all 6 of those guys should be recognizable names.

Elias vs Derek is supposed to be good?

Also, outside of those 3 fights - do you know any of the other fighters? I’m not sure I do, at least not by name but maybe if I saw a picture.

Cub Swanson vs Shane burgos is a solid fight. I really like Shane's style. I think he will get it done in an exciting fight. 

What is wrong with Brunson vs. Theodorou? Both guys are very good and ranked in the UFC top 15. I have also heard of Katona, Harris, and Sanchez even though none of them are superstars.

There have definitely been dozens of cards before this one where I haven’t heard of half the guys on the card. Especially some of the international cards. That’s the natural consequence of the massive growth of the sport. There are hundreds of fighters in each division and dozens of cards a year and and you can’t have heard of everyone.

Flyers179 -

Who barely recognizes any names on the card. I know they’ve been getting pretty thin lately but this one feels particularly full of names I’ve never heard of.

You can watch me picking my nose in the front row!

A year ago people said the same thing about Adesanya. 

redruM14 -
jacktripper -

Given up on the streaming... not a fun way to watch fights 

This. Nothing fun about screen freezing at the worst possible times. 

You're using the wrong sites. Hit me up and I'll share what someone on here introduced me to. By far the best one I've used yet. 

JOB - There was a time where I knew every fighter on every card... Then after Pride died they started having more and more events, and it just became difficult to follow.

Now I’m lucky if I know half of the guys fighting.

Me too. Which is so weird because I’ve been watching the whole time. 

Yea. I just like good fights these days. Hard to remember 12 letter surnames from towns I've never heard of with flags I've never seen before. 

I recognize fighters tattoos though. 

Tomato Can - What is wrong with Brunson vs. Theodorou? Both guys are very good and ranked in the UFC top 15. I have also heard of Katona, Harris, and Sanchez even though none of them are superstars.

There have definitely been dozens of cards before this one where I haven’t heard of half the guys on the card. Especially some of the international cards. That’s the natural consequence of the massive growth of the sport. There are hundreds of fighters in each division and dozens of cards a year and and you can’t have heard of everyone.

Nothing against Brunson but Theodorou I cant watch his fights I am sorry but his flailing style of "fighting" is terrible I cant stand it…

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