Last edited by artmonkforHOF; July-12th-2012 at 12:53 PM.
In my opinion the shot should be given to the fighter with the best recent performance of the 3 big title contender fights.
Alan Belcher vs. Paul Harris: Belcher survived 85% of MMA fans' biggest fear, having their feet eaten by the Brazilian Gorilla, for what seemed like forever. He handled such extreme pressure, displayed amazing jiu jitsu skills, and proceeded to smash Rousimar's face with relative ease.
Weidman vs. Munoz: Munoz has had the worst time transitioning his wrestling skills to MMA. Weidman looked like GSP out there, staying one step ahead constantly. Standing elbows that drop your opponent is all sorts of win. The finish was hellacious, maybe we should give Rosenthal the shot, dude wants to kill someone in the octagon. I think Weidman is still a tad green, would like to see Belcher over him.
Lombard vs. Boetsch: Wouldn't be surprised if Boetsch causes a 300 car train accident, but what if Lombard comes out and goes Taz all over The Barbarian? Say KTFO in 30 seconds. I think it depends on how much footage they can show of Lombard. They can show the CFC stuff, but I'm not sure about his Bellator highlights. That's just talking business though; if Lombard beats Boetsch and gets the shot, I'm not complainin'.
Here's a question, has a wrestler with a pedigree like Mark Munoz' ever had it translate so badly to MMA? Hendo isn't exactly a world beater in that department after being an Olympian, but Munoz doesn't seem like a wrestler at all in there.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; July-12th-2012 at 01:09 PM.
I want Weidman to have one more fight before challenging Anderson. He's looked good in most of his fights, but he still hasn't fought a good striker. I don't like him going from not fighting a good striker to fighting the very best MMA has ever seen.
I say give Lombard the shot if he looks good against Boetsch, and have Weidman fight Bisping or Belcher in a #1 contenders bout.
Weidman is young, he's going to be around for a long time, it will do him well to face a more seasoned striker before challenging Anderson.
Last edited by StillUnknown; July-12th-2012 at 01:28 PM.
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They can probably sell Lombard vs Silva more than Weidman vs Silva, and they'd have better luck selling Weidman if/after he's beaten a top contender like Bisping. Poor Alan Belcher... I don't think Weidman can beat Belcher as much as he can beat Bisping.
Really good fight between Marquardt and Woodley. What a sick KO combo, like a bobblehead doll.
I feel like Woodley could be so much better. Marquardt hit Woodley real clean on the chin to ko him
He looked enormous tonight. To the point where it made Woodley look like he could drop down to 155
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; July-15th-2012 at 12:32 AM.
Agreed Nate looked huge. I agree completely about Woodley, dude just needs to pull the trigger cause when he did it obviously worked.
^---That's a badass Hector Lombard highlight.
I just saw the Rockhold/Kennedy card last night. Marquardt and Woodley definitely stole the show...what an awesome fight. And next time he fights, Tyrone Woodley needs to leave his mom at home. Goddamn she was annoying.
btw, who had the better elbow:
Weidman timed that elbow perfectly as Munoz tried to take his head off.
I just realized Nate threw two elbows back to back there. Thought that second one was the only one, dang. Extremely slick, would love to see more of these standing elbows in MMA. What a vastly underrated element.
To answer your question I'd pick the Weidman 'bow. It was just pretty, like a Ken Griffey Jr homerun swing or (ahem) Robert Griffin III longball.
Last edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll; July-19th-2012 at 12:37 PM.
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