I have this conversation a lot, and I want to get it out of my body before my brain explodes.

I also want to acknowledge, first, that there have been veterans/active duty fighters who have succeeded in the UFC — Randy Couture and Tim Kennedy are good examples (but even the drop between the success of Couture and Kennedy is notable).

There are, however, caveats to even those guys. Couture competed as a wrestler before his service, and fought in a very different era of MMA than today. …

Deke Halpert

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