With UFC 167 boasting an all-star cast, several talented fighters forfeited the main card spotlight and were left to compete in the prelims of the 20th anniversary fight card.
There’s no shame in competing in the prelims, especially on a card of this magnitude. The stars had aligned for the UFC’s biggest card of the year, which was headlined by pay-per-view juggernaut Georges St-Pierre.
You would be hard pressed to find any fighter who complains about his spot on that fight card. Many UFC warriors would have been happy with a Facebook preliminary slot.
Still, some guys on the undercard were deserving of a spot on the main card. In fact, several fighters on this card would have likely been featured on the main card of any other UFC event.
When fights turn out as good as they did on Saturday night, it sometimes makes you wish the UFC would extend its typical five-fight main card lineup to six or seven bouts.
In any case, here are three prelim fighters from UFC 167 who should fight on the main card next time.