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post #811 of 40970

I hope Wiedman can start a nice run... I wish Silva didn't go out like that but it happens and Weidman was definitely checking those kicks at the very least trying to discourage Silva from throwing them the way he does.

 

Belfort can be a scary dude though. Not sure how itll turn out but pulling for CW.

post #812 of 40970
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I don't think Weidman is unbeatable by any means or that he is even the next great champion, however I regard his composure very very highly. For that reason I don't know if Machida's unpredictability will necessarily be a huge advantage for him against Weidman should they match up.

 

Weidman has learned so much from even the 2 or 3 total rounds he had with Silva, that experience only enhances his already exceptional composure. I don't think he'll be phased that much with the Machida style. Weidman has imposed his will on every opponent he's faced and he's outstruck every opponent he's ever faced.

 

Machida's take down defense though is something to consider. That is a part of the fight that nobody can really predict. Moving down will also probably bolster his take down defense, even against a big middleweight in Weidman.

 

I just look at Vitor's swagger right now and the way he's finished his opponents, he seems possessed. He's also a big middleweight so Weidman perhaps will have a bigger challenge in overpowering him and keeping him on his back. I just know you're going to get a balls out effort from Vitor, he's going to leave it all in the cage. With Machida I can't honestly say that. It's not necessarily a bad thing for Machida, that is just how he fights.

post #813 of 40970
Belfort can beat weidman. Weidman is not unbeatable despite his victory over anderson. Nobody is unbeatable in the octagon, weidman himself proved that against anderson. However it depends on which belfort will appear in the match. Belfort the savage, now that is a fight.
post #814 of 40970
Can't wait to see Lim put in work. His ko's are stunning.
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post #815 of 40970
And for those that question Weidman's championship experience. In 11 fights, he's beaten Anderson twice, Maia, Hall, and Munoz. That's quite the resume to start a career.
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post #816 of 40970
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Also dominated sakara to make his UFC debut on two weeks notice with a rib injury. I've seen every Weidman fight in the UFC and he's had his way with every single one of them. Really impressive even if he loses to vitor
post #817 of 40970
Champ's Flyweight (125) Rankings:

1) Mighty Mouse
2) Dodson
3) Benavidez
4) McCall
5) Lineker
6) Moraga
7) Formiga
glasses.gif Dustin Ortiz
9) Makovsky
10) Montague

Honorable Mention: Kamikaze Cariaso
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Champ's Bantamweight (135) Rankings:

1) Barao
2) Cruz
3) Faber
4) Mayday
5) Assuncao
6) Wineland
7) Rivera
glasses.gif Dillashaw
9) Martins
10) Easton

Honorable Mention: Mizugaki
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post #819 of 40970
Champ's Featherweight (145) Rankings:

1) Aldo
2) Money Mendes
3) Bully Lamas
4) Cub
5) Answer Edgar
6) Korean Zombie
7) Diamond
glasses.gif Koch
9) Elkins
10) Lentz

Honorable Mention: Stephens, Clay Guida
Edited by ChampCruThik - 12/31/13 at 6:30pm
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post #820 of 40970
Jacare is a lot more dynamic than Maia. Plus he's a bigger, stronger fighter No way could he slide to 170 like Damien.

Stylistically it's similar but Maia was never been a threat on the feet. Jacare throws bombs so Weidman would have to be on his game.

Rockhold set the blueprint by fighting him long and i imagine Chris has similar a reach. He'd have to work on his kicking though cause i don't think he's as nice with his legs as Rockhold is.

Machida def has all the tools to knock him off imo. Only thing in question is his durability and his tendancy to let the fight go by and get out worked.
post #821 of 40970
I believe Rockhold's reach is 77, Weidman 78.
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post #822 of 40970
If them two guys ever fight it's gonna be 95% female viewership...

with 100% pantie merkage.
post #823 of 40970
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Originally Posted by ChampCruThik View Post

Champ's Featherweight (145) Rankings:

1) Aldo
2) Money Mendes
3) Bully Lamas
4) Cub
5) Answer Edgar
6) Korean Zombie
7) Diamond
glasses.gif Elkins
9) Lentz
10) Stephens

Honorable Mention: Clay Guida


A few things, I really hate that Edgar is going to waste a fight on Penn. There is absolutely zero reason for that fight to happen at this point. None. If Edgar wins, it proves nothing and shouldn't move him up the rankings. If he loses, well, that would look pretty bad. Also, I'd sneak Dennis Siver in there, most likely over Lil Heathen.

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If them two guys ever fight it's gonna be 95% female viewership...

with 100% pantie merkage.

rockhold and weidman? Didn't know weidman had female fans like that.
post #825 of 40970
VVH: Good call. No shame in losing to Cowboy or Cub.
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A few things, I really hate that Edgar is going to waste a fight on Penn. There is absolutely zero reason for that fight to happen at this point. None. If Edgar wins, it proves nothing and shouldn't move him up the rankings. If he loses, well, that would look pretty bad. Also, I'd sneak Dennis Siver in there, most likely over Lil Heathen.

 

I agree that its a wasted fight for Frankie but say Frankie beats BJ and then faces Guida, Lentz, or Stephens afterwards and wins he'll be catapulted into title talk again. When it comes to popular fighters like Frankie all you have to do is win against anyone and they'll get a title shot. 

 

And on Silva, starting to think he may retire. His son gave an interview saying that he hopes his dad retires. From everything that a lot of people have said, family is huge to Silva and if his son and the rest of his family wants to him hang it up, I think he will. 

 

Quote:
 “All respect for Chris (Weidman) to go out there and fight like a champion. Congratulations, Chris. It’s your turn to be a legend. All the enemies are celebrating Silva and do not come to see me, is not my fault. But I want to see you do what he does. I hope he retires and go home because I’m tired of watching my father train every day, be gone for two or three months … and a broken leg happens … And as always you are my champion father. And once again, good job Chris.”
post #827 of 40970
Frankie should be fighting Money, Cub, or Diamond. Even Koch is a better option.

Accidental snub on Koch. I'd place him at 8 over Elkins.
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At this point they are just cashing in on Penn's name. But I agree, Frankie really only has to have two wins and he's right back in the picture. Might as well use Penn's name to draw ratings and it's a bonus if Penn puts out a decent effort.

 

Featherweight is loaded. Seems like all of the top guys have fought a who's who

post #829 of 40970
Not sure if Weidman is ready for the hand of the TRT God
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I'm actually surprised that he's out of the hospital and with a smile on his face. After seeing that injury, I expected him to still be in the hospital, with a cast and pins sticking out of it holding everything in place with him all drugged up. It really shows how far medicine has come.

post #831 of 40970
Probably smiling because he's on a bunch of pills.
post #832 of 40970
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Probably smiling because he's on a bunch of pills.

That and the fact that he made 600k plus endorsements regardless of the L
post #833 of 40970
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Just to continue Champ's lists, here's my Lightweight top 15. Most of the divisions have a pretty clear 10 guys, but ranking them can be a bit of a challenge and is up for debate.

 

15. Rustam Khabilov

14. Bobby Green

13. Jim Miller

12. Edson Barboza

11. Donald Cerrone

10. Michael Chandler

9. Khabib Nurmagomedov

8. Eddie Alvarez

7. Rafael Dos Anjos

6. Nate Diaz

5. Josh Thomson

4. TJ Grant

3. Gilbert Melendez

2. Benson Henderson

1. Anthony Pettis

post #834 of 40970
I'd probably swap Green and Barboza and it's hard to say where the Bellator guys would fit in but the rest is pretty much on point.
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Probably smiling because he's on a bunch of pills.

That and the fact that he made 600k plus endorsements regardless of the L

He doesn't give a flying turd about that 600k laugh.gif
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post #836 of 40970
VVH: Way to continue the rankings.

I'll update shortly.
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Michael Johnson is campagining for a match with Nate Diaz.

Also Jaime Varner has replaced bobby green for UFC 169
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Michael Johnson is campagining for a match with Nate Diaz.

Also Jaime Varner has replaced bobby green for UFC 169
I didn't think Johnson would beat J-Lau or Tibau.

Nate would tap him though.
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post #839 of 40970
Still have yet to see the injury. I was watching the fight that night, but luckily, all I saw was him fall and the reaction... I didn't want to look.
I couldn't find it anywhere, but I thought I heard that he broke his femur.. Was that true? I can't under stand how it could've been since it is the upper part of the leg. I had my femur broken when I was 1, so luckily I don't remember. I'm surprised this is the first time I've seen a leg broken during a fi
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Still have yet to see the injury. I was watching the fight that night, but luckily, all I saw was him fall and the reaction... I didn't want to look.
I couldn't find it anywhere, but I thought I heard that he broke his femur.. Was that true? I can't under stand how it could've been since it is the upper part of the leg. I had my femur broken when I was 1, so luckily I don't remember. I'm surprised this is the first time I've seen a leg broken during a fi
Tibia fracture, I believe.
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