Thiago’s stock has taken a major hit as of late after losses in three of his last four fights. He’s gone from a guaranteed tough out to a guy on the cusp of being cut. His past success in the Octagon and revered status in Brazil will keep him employed, but not for long if he can’t get over the hump. Seth Baczynski could certainly use the rub from potentially beating Thiago, and he’s available, so “The Polish Pistola” is worth considering, as is Amir Sadollah if/when he gets healthy.
There’s never a good time to lose a fight. However, some defeats aren’t as devastating as others or have potential to affect an individual’s employment, so in that regard certain stumbles stand out. Such is the case with every event including Saturday night’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 32. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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