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Cerrone Vs Barboza on the Fox card - April 10th


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post #1232 of 40969
War Machida!
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hyped for that fight
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I was calling for that Cowboy Barboza fight a while ago. Wow :eek

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Imagine the disappointment from fans if that fight goes to the ground. Same can said for aldo vs pettis.
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Cerrone trying to get paid. FOTN, KOTN, SOTN..... he needs to make it fun.

After he tastes a couple leg kicks though he might settle for a decision laugh.gif
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Aldo should be out for blood since he won't be defending a belt for once. His safe fighting seems to stem from not wanting to lose the belt as opposed to having to win the belt. Plus with fighting bigger guys, I have a feeling this will open Aldo up more in terms of his killer instinct we saw in the WEC. The reason Aldo could fight safe at 145 is because nobody can really threaten him and he is so technical he could fight not to lose. I don't think he could fight that way at 155.

 

Anthony Johnson will make his return at UFC 172 against Phil Davis. I could see Davis serving as insurance to Glover, in case Glover gets injured.

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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post

Aldo should be out for blood since he won't be defending a belt for once. His safe fighting seems to stem from not wanting to lose the belt as opposed to having to win the belt. Plus with fighting bigger guys, I have a feeling this will open Aldo up more in terms of his killer instinct we saw in the WEC. The reason Aldo could fight safe at 145 is because nobody can really threaten him and he is so technical he could fight not to lose. I don't think he could fight that way at 155.

Anthony Johnson will make his return at UFC 172 against Phil Davis. I could see Davis serving as insurance to Glover, in case Glover gets injured.

Please GAWD let Rumble miss weight. roll.gif
post #1239 of 40969
Horrible fight for Davis.

Unranked Rumble after 'beating' Machida??

Well even though Rumble can throw, Davis via decision or sub would be the smart bet.
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Davis grinds that out and gets a decision or late sub.

Good for Johnson though, he made it back to the big show, 35 pounds heavier.... laugh.gif
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It seems shogun vs henderson 2 will happen. March 23.
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It seems shogun vs henderson 2 will happen. March 23.

Yup.

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I have feeling Shogun swags all over Hendo. Like 1st round KO type destruction
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right in time for my bday... can only hope is as good as the first one smokin.gif
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Khabib finally has a fight! Against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 11. RDA was scheduled to fight Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170 but Kabilov got injured.

 

That Fox 11 card in April with Khabib/RDA, Werdum/Browne and Cowboy/Barboza :eek

 

If Aldo doesn't vacate the belt to fight Pettis, the winner of Khabib/RDA will most likely be your #1 contender.

 

Gilbert and Nate Diaz have no one to fight now other than Bendo and TJ Grant whenever he gets healthy.

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^

Masvidal/Healy and Romero/Tavares were also added to that card I believe.
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Sometimes managers and coaches ruin everything. Aldo's coach and manager Andre Pederneiras wants a catchweight fight at 150 lbs instead of 155 lbs so Aldo could keep his belt at 145. 

 

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 "(A catchweight) would be interesting for both," Pederneiras said. "They would keep the belts and do the fight everybody wants to see. Nobody wants to take the other’s title, we want to see the fight and do a great show for everybody. Aldo would move up a little, Pettis cuts a little, and it’s good for everybody."
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Nobody wants to see a catch weight come on Aldo
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Don't blame him.

Two champions in your stable is a rare privilege.
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I don't have a problem with that at all. Pettis was already going to do the cut to 145 so it's not like they're imposing that stipulation to wriggle out of the deal.

As long as I see the fight, I could give a **** about the pomp and circumstance around it.

I get that it will muddle up the title picture for each division for a bit, but there aren't really any other fighters I want to see these guys fight.

Doubt it will happen though.
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Dana won't go for the catchweight. Not a chance. No way the 155 lb. belt stays on the shelf longer than it has to.

Make Aldo give up his 145 belt, and if he loses at 155, he gets an immediate shot to claim it back.

With a lack of stars in the sport right now, Zuffa will lean towards Pettis' side here because of his marketability.
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That was the deal that was reported. I don't remember Dana's exact quote but he said, Aldo would vacate the 145 belt and fight Pettis at 155.  If he won the belt, he would stay at 155. But if he lost, he could decide to stay at 155 or he could move back down to 145 and fight for the belt. If he doesn't, then two other guys would go at 145. 

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i wouldnt mind a catch weight, but whats the point. aldo all ready went thru his division and has an incredibly hard time making weight.
the logical next step if he really feels hes one of the best in the world is to move up to light weight and prove it.
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Catchweights are acceptable to me if it was like Anderson Silva in his prime v Jon Jones. Other than that, I'd rather see the stakes be high for a fight between Aldo and Pettis. A catchweight fight is nothing more than an exhibition. Don't get me wrong, I'd mark it on my calendar and clear my schedule to watch the fight, but for both guys to keep their belts after a fight seems weak.

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Aldo's move to 155 impacts two fighters, himself and Barao. If Aldo loses to Pettis at 155 then gets the automatic title shot at 145, either Barao can't move up to FW or Aldo has to stay at LW.

I want to see both Brasilians move up. My hunch is Mendes takes the FW strap from Barao and anybody else at 145.
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I think Barao said he didn't want to move up, but who knows how he would feel if Aldo took the 155 strap.

I expect big things from Mendes at 145 smokin.gif , even if Aldo stays...
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post #1257 of 40969
That's was a great fight on TUF btw lol I love how much trash sonnen talks he Lwys gets beat anyways
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According to Dana, the issue with Aldo has been cleared up. Aldo's team was supposedly worried that he wouldn't be treated like a champion in the fight with Pettis. And if he loses, he can move back down to 145 lbs and fight the new champion. I'm guessing they guaranteed Aldo a certain amount of money. 

 

Also Dana predicted that it'll be Mendes vs Swanson for the belt if/when Aldo vacates the title.

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Rumble as cutting way too much weight. This weight might be a blessing for his career.

I think he's gonna put those hands on davis
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According to Dana, the issue with Aldo has been cleared up. Aldo's team was supposedly worried that he wouldn't be treated like a champion in the fight with Pettis. And if he loses, he can move back down to 145 lbs and fight the new champion. I'm guessing they guaranteed Aldo a certain amount of money. 

 

Also Dana predicted that it'll be Mendes vs Swanson for the belt if/when Aldo vacates the title.

 

I knew it had to be posturing on Aldo's side. It's always about that money. Those stipulations seem fair to me, and I'm glad he wouldn't get to automatically keep his belt if he loses to Pettis.

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Rumble as cutting way too much weight. This weight might be a blessing for his career.

I think he's gonna put those hands on davis

Davis going to hug on him and lay on him for the entire fight

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