Frankly, if the UFC didn’t need bantamweight females on the roster to help bolster the division I would be calling for Modafferi to be cut. She is not athletic or explosive enough to fight under the organization’s banner. However, she has a recognizable name based on her time in the game and a fantastic personality to boot, so Modafferi is likely to get one more shot at bringing home a UFC win. Fortunately, she’s decided to dedicate her life to training in Las Vegas instead of living in Japan and approaching preparation in a part-time manner, so the 31-year old could show some serious improvement over the next year. Next up should be another sketchy 135er like Peggy Morgan or Germaine De Randamie so the UFC can trim some fat from the roster.
Another TUF Finale is in the books, giving up-and-coming talent from the recent season an opportunity to shine on the sport’s biggest stage as well as a chance for more established veterans to prove their place on the roster is well-deserved. Ten athletes exited the Octagon last night with heads hung low after suffering a defeat, though not all of the stumbles were devastating or particularly notable for that matter. However, in the case of some of the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale competitors, coming up short will have a definite impact on their immediate futures… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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