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Rockhold my guy too but I don't know if he'll ever be the same after that laugh.gif

I literally jumped out my seat and hit my head when I saw it
post #782 of 40970
Costa's boxing is nice. Could go either way.
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Chino: You picking Machida?

I don't know man, this one is too close to call. I was hoping they wouldn't fight until one of them got the belt. With that said, I would give the slight edge to Machida, especially if he can mix it up and take him down.
post #784 of 40970
Anderson Silva already using crutches less than 48 hours after surgery. Also, he's been asking the doctor every time he checks in on Anderson how long until he can start training again. He started asking the doctor about training even pre-surgery. You have to respect his heart and competitive nature. He back. Trust me. He back. pimp.gif
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Damn Anderson wants to fight again. smokin.gif
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I just want 1 more fight from Silva. May be selfish of me but just 1 more. Hate to see him go out that way. Maybe he can come back healthy and have one last great match, just like Mariano Rivera in baseball. 

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I just want 1 more fight from Silva. May be selfish of me but just 1 more. Hate to see him go out that way. Maybe he can come back healthy and have one last great match, just like Mariano Rivera in baseball. 

Put him in a handicapped match with griffin and bonnar. He can still knock both those dudes out even with a bad leg.
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post #789 of 40970
I can't believe his recovery is listed at only 3-6 months. Gruesome injury. Thought a year minimum.
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post #790 of 40970
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Maybe the bone in his leg will heal in that time but it won't feel normal for awhile.
post #791 of 40970
I don't see him fighting until December 2014/January 2015.
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I want Silva to come back and beat Weidman

post #793 of 40970
At 38 and coming off injury, I don't ever see it happening.
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I don't see him fighting until December 2014/January 2015.

thats whats said at the end of the espn piece. the recovery is just 3-6 months. then gotta add on top of that training and the mental aspect of it, it'd be at least a year before he'd be back. I honestly think he'd come back for the boxing match against Jones and then be done. He really seemed to want to do that.

speaking of that..

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With Anderson Silva out of the picture, Roy Jones Jr. turns his attention to Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS -- Among many other things, the gruesome leg injury sustained by Anderson Silva Saturday night rules out the chance of him boxing Roy Jones Jr. any time soon. However, Jones Jr. is apparently still interested in boxing an MMA star.

The former boxing champion, who attended UFC 168 in Las Vegas Saturday night, told MMAFighting.com that his top choice has always been to box Silva but now that that's off the table, he's very interested in boxing Nick Diaz. Jones Jr. said he told UFC president Dana White about his desire to box Diaz, and White told him he'd think about it. Given Diaz's contract with the UFC, White would obviously have to be on board with the idea for the fight to happen.

Of course, The 30-year-old Diaz, who walked away from MMA in March following his UFC 158 loss to Georges St-Pierre, recently turned down a rematch against Carlos Condit. He has maintained that he would only return to MMA if he was offered a chance to fight GSP or Silva, but he has also always expressed a desire to try his hand at boxing.

In 2009, both Diaz and Jones Jr. flirted with the idea of fighting each other, but due to contractual obligations the fight never materialized.

The 44-year-old Jones Jr. is still an active boxer, as he most recently won a match in Russia on Dec. 21.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/12/29/5252902/with-anderson-silva-out-of-the-picture-roy-jones-jr-turns-his
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post #795 of 40970
Assuming he comes back, which I think he will, I wonder who he fights.
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post #796 of 40970
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Go away Roy Jones. Distracting these guys to be in a pointless boxing match. The f out of here. Let Diaz come back to MMA first and foremost.

 

Respect Anderson to the fullest, I hope to hell he comes back but I fear it's futile like expecting Kobe to come back and do what he did before the injury. Both guys have already accumulated a lot of mileage.

 

Does the UFC have any rule against having titanium rods? Anderson will have one in his leg for the rest of his life...

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Damb, I just stumbled upon Fightville on Netflix. Features Dustin Poirier when he first started fighting in his hometown Louisiana. I'm sure a lot of you have seen it but I just thought it was ironic that I found the documentary right after he beat Diego at UFC 168. It's crazy to see how far he came up and where he came from. Kinda sad to see the other fighter who was featured Albert Stainback, I'm sure he shares the same story as thousands of others who were fighters who never panned out.

 

Just seeing how hard Dustin worked and how much he really focused on making it I'm not surprised where Dustin is now. Like the dude even more now after the documentary. I hope he fights for the title one day.

 

Any other docs out there that I should know about? Besides the Anderson Silva one, I watched that one too.


peep The Smashing Machine.

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peep The Smashing Machine.


Respect your suggestion, I will check for that. I also just watched a doc on Netflix centering on GSP... not bad.

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I can't believe his recovery is listed at only 3-6 months. Gruesome injury. Thought a year minimum.

 

Its 3-6 months for the fracture to heal. But it may take longer for "soft tissue components" to heal. The doctor said he's estimating he can start training in 6-9 months and in a few weeks he could put increased pressure on his leg. And he's already using crutches. Despite how gruesome it was he was lucky that no ligaments tore or that he didn't have to have it amputated.

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Machida must be dying to get in the ring with Weidman and try to avenge his best friends loss.
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post #802 of 40970
I doubt Chris will be the champ come Jan 2015 anyway.
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Vitor, Machida or Mousasi, Jacare is not an easy road.
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It's not an easy road in any division but I would favor Weidman in any of those matchups. Vitor is the most difficult challenge for Weidman in my opinion. I don't foresee any favorable matchups for any of the middleweights in a bout against Weidman. I believe he will be champ come 2015.

post #805 of 40970
Eh, Vitor's aggressiveness is obviously a danger to anyone who faces him but stylistically I think the match would still be in Weidmans favor. Vitor's takedown defense is good, but he's not stuffing Weidman. Nobody is.


Except......Maybe Machida.......with some success.


Thing is with Vitor the longer the fight goes the harder it'll be for him to end it. He has endurance issues and I just see Weidman grinding it out if Belfort can't finish it in the first couple of rounds.


With Mousasi I also question his ability to withstand Weidman's grinding ground ability over the course of a 5 round fight. Again unless he catches Weidman early I just don't see him beating Weidman.


The guy who will beat Weidman is the guy who can keep the fight standing long enough to strike. Machida's 79% takedown defense percentage tells me he's the best candidate to do that. Not only that, it's very difficult to prepare for Machida's brand of striking. While Mousasi and Belfort are both world-class strikers and arguably more potent strikers than the Dragon I think stylistically Machida is Weidman's toughest potential opponent.
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We got robbed of Mousasi vs. Gus. I can't judge his fight with Machida as well. Or with Weidman potentially.
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post #807 of 40970
Jacare vs Weidman is intriguing but I can't help but think of how Weidman stuffed Maia time and again. Obviously Jacare being a Judoka as well as possessing better wrestling than Maia means he'd fair a bit better but I really feel that if Weidman wants to keep this fight standing that's where it'll remain.


If that's the case I like Weidman in a stand-up battle vs Jacare. If Jacare does get the fight to the ground then obviously he can definitely sub Weidman. Big IF.


So yeah, Machida gets my vote for most likely to dethrone Weidman.
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post #809 of 40970
In other news, surgeon says anderson silva can train again after 6-9months. Maybe in a year he can fight again? Although as a fan I am having mixed feelings about him fighting again.

This post is a little late but I'll say it anyway. Weidman doesn't get the respect he deserves maybe because he has not participated in a fight which can equal, for example, jones vs gus. A fight that can show his talent, heart, and him being pushed to the limits. Maybe the fight with those 3 brazilians who are next in line can give those anti-weidman the reason to respect him as champion. Give it time, cause it looks like weidman will be here for a long time anyway. And you can't force someone to respect a person.
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Lots of interesting potential match ups for Weidman.
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