Originally Posted by ChampCruThik
Shogun isn't beating Mr. Wonderful in my book. Gus laid the foundation to beat Shogun, comfortably. Gus and Davis train together, are friends. You best believe strategy is traded. Shogun isn't "back" because of one victory against Te Huna. He's looked horrible prior to the KO victory.
Gus would be unlucky to defeat Manuwa then have to wait for DC (if he beats Shad) to face Bones, again.
I didn't say "Shogun is back" or Shogun will definitely beat Phil.
I said you run the risk of Shogun landing a shot that puts Phil to sleep. Which is very real risk.
And even if they did fight, Rua would only be a slight underdog. Phil hasn't set the world on fire with his performances either.
-And Shogun looked horrible in his first 2 fights in the UFC, then looked spectacular against Machida. So the theory that he is on the upswing again is not far fetched
-Anyway Shogun is probably gonna fight someone like Hendo or Lil Nog next. A marketable fight, which can serve has a co main event but doesn't impact the division. Dana's favoriteEdited by RustyShackleford - 12/7/13 at 2:02pm