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I didn't eem know who he was referring to :lol

 

I could see Rockhold defeating Souza again but not Weidman. I think Rockhold Machida and Rockhold Romero would also be close calls

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Not heard Buffer use it in the intro's but i'm pretty sure it's official.

For me the guy is very talented but he's quite passive at times.

Not sure if he beats the likes of Weidman, Jacare, Machida or Romero.
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Rockhold's already UD'd Jacare but yeah, all 4 matches would be pretty tough

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Jacare was a different fighter then. Back then his standup was non-existant. He's still not a top notch strike but he's a way better strike now.

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Jacare was a different fighter then. Back then his standup was non-existant. He's still not a top notch strike but he's a way better strike now.

True, it would definitely be a close fight. Rockhold is most definitely improved since their first fight as well

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From Jacare until now, he's probably fought a who's who in the MW division. It sucks that he lost his UFC debut to TRT Belfort. I think Rockhold is more deserving of a title shot than Belfort.

I think Rockhold should get Romero or Machida next. Souza can get Weidman after Belfort and then Weidman can be known as the Brazillian killer, lol.
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I wish the whole Romero stool thing never happened. Every time I want to hype up Romero I think about that and I feel like that win over Kennedy is tarnished 

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Aren't they going to give Kennedy a rematch?
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IDK I haven't seen anything official

post #4990 of 34240
Gustafsson vs Rumble Johnson announced for January 24 UFC on Fox in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hope Rumble takes this and gets a title shot.
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awesome fight. :hat

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Rumble, young man, Rumble!
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Don't mind the "Rumble" support one bit, but you guys are going to be disappointed when Gus secures a convincing decision. He's felt and neutralized power, most recently against "Poster Boy" who has serious pop. Gus is the one man I think can beat "Bones" right now. DC ain't the one.
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I'm lovin life either way, Gus Rumble we get for sure. Gus Jones rematch or Jones Rumble.. and first we get Jones DC

 

I think Gus Rumble could be a finish either way....

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Don't mind the "Rumble" support one bit, but you guys are going to be disappointed when Gus secures a convincing decision. He's felt and neutralized power, most recently against "Poster Boy" who has serious pop. Gus is the one man I think can beat "Bones" right now. DC ain't the one.

Manuwa had a punchers chance against Alex. Rumble has legit skills to compliment the power.

It's a hard one for me to call.
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Agreed. Manuwa is half the fighter Rumble is... I'm still giving Gus the edge though. Going toe to toe with Jones made me a believer 

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Rumble looked great against Phil Davis.

Lil Nog was just a can opening.

It'll be an interesting matchup for sure.

But to be honest, I'd like to see the Gustafson/Jones rematch just to put it to bed since their fist fight was close. Was surprised UFC kept the DC/Jones match after it was pushed back. But it makes sense from a marketing stand point after the fight and verbal exchange. Hopefully, they promote it good.
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Don't mind the "Rumble" support one bit, but you guys are going to be disappointed when Gus secures a convincing decision. He's felt and neutralized power, most recently against "Poster Boy" who has serious pop. Gus is the one man I think can beat "Bones" right now. DC ain't the one.

Did you pick Davis to beat Rumble?
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Aren't they going to give Kennedy a rematch?

 

No. Kennedy is out with a torn meniscus and he's saying he has no idea when he'll fight again or if he'll ever fight again. 

 

But Jacare vs Romero is set for UFC 184.

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No. Kennedy is out with a torn meniscus and he's saying he has no idea when he'll fight again or if he'll ever fight again. 

 

But Jacare vs Romero is set for UFC 184.

Kennedy might retire? :eek

 

Jacare v Romero :eek

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Kennedy might retire? :eek

 

Jacare v Romero :eek


Regarding Kennedy,

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Kennedy is scheduled for surgery on his right knee, due to a partially torn meniscus, over the next week or two.

However, as reported on UFC Tonight by Ariel Helwani on Wednesday, Kennedy gave no timetable for a return, or even if he would return.

"I'm not sure," he said, "but that has nothing to do with my knee."

Kennedy, who has wins over names like 
Michael BispingRoger GracieMelvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler, would have been in the top middleweight tier with a win over Romero. But now, at 35, coming off the loss, the former U.S. Army Green Beret isn't committing to anything going forward.

When asked if his plans were to take a sabbatical from the sport, or if he would ever fight again, Kennedy replied, "No idea."

 

I think the fight with Romero is smart for Jacare. If anything happens to Belfort he'd be the obvious choice to replace him cause he's already training to fight. And if he goes out there and beats Romero, the timing works out perfectly for him to get the next title shot cause he's fighting on the same card as Belfort/Weidman, barring any injury sustained during the fight to him. 

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Romero vs. Jacare is a great fight. Tough call. I like Romero's wrestling. I'd say it's a wash on the stand up. Obviously, Jacare is great on the jujitsu.

Looking forward to UFC 181-184. It sucks that the 180 card was devastated by injuries.
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Jacare vs Romero

Does that become a kickboxing match by default?

I'm taking Jacare via fight IQ.
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Holly Holm injured her neck and is out of UFC 181 :{ 

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Injuries don't discriminate.

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Jacare vs Romero

Does that become a kickboxing match by default?

I'm taking Jacare via fight IQ.

romero dont want it on the ground, prolly going to be a heavy hitting slug fest
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That Jacare/Romero fight is going to lead to some sort of violence. Saw Jacare in person in CT and am a true believer. The ground scrambles alone will be worth the price of admission.

As far as the 205 picture goes, Mauler decisions Rumble. His movement is so damn smooth. He can easily evade Johnson's power.

But as far as DC goes, he has a better shot than some people give him credit for against Jones. I can see him picking Jones up off those toothpick legs and tossing him around a bit. But who know what will happen when the cage door closes.

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Yes, I think DC has a chance to wrestle his way to a W against Jones. It's just insane how easily he's wrestled other wrestlers. Obviously will be different against Jones but I don't think it's going to be some easy W.

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No way some All American is going to compete with an Olympian. DC's wrestling is crazy. His stand up is on point too but he does break his hand occasionally.

His issue is going to be the eye pokes/dirty strikes, reach advantage and possibly JBJ's cardio.

DC is also a hell of a grinder/dirty boxer lately. It should be a great fight. And one of those matchups where the hype is legitimate.
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Dog, I think I'm all in on Bermudez. He looks crazy explosive.. scary. Wrestling, striking, athleticism, youth, timing..

 

We shall see! 

 

Watching the Embedded episodes and Lamas calling Conor a piece of **** in Spanish had me dying

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