Originally Posted by One Punch KO
I'd agree it's in a slump.
The UFC needs to start creating stars, UFC 153 was recently bailed out by Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar and Big Nog - average age 36. Fans will keep saying the cards are weak and lacking star power if the old favourites retire and nobody has been built up to replace them.
The irony is those stars were grown in other promotions, plied their trade over the years and earned their stripes. The UFC rather than 'grow' stars as it used to with Chuck Tito and Randy now wants a SuperStar to just walk through its door and become the face of the brand. With the competitive nature of the roster guys will continue to emulate Greg Jackson (
) at every turn as many are effectively one fight away from loosing their spot. The UFC have simply made it too tough a business for fighters. The demands are almost akin to the WWE. Either suck it up or leave for the bush leagues.