I can't wait to see Cormier/Mir. It will be a decent test for Cormier but I think he's going to beat up on Mir pretty good.
I'm hoping that Roger and Jacare make their way to the UFC as well.
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and Marquardt's leg today:
It just seems like he is already making excuses for not going to the UFC. Then again, maybe he is trying to build some leverage. But he is not the same fighter he was a few years ago and does not have the same drawing power. A few losses and a few PED suspensions will do that.
I would put the chances at 50/50 for Barnett to make any more UFC appearances. I think he could just as likely head back to Japan and do some pro wrestling and have some scattered MMA fights in smaller promotions.
http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...clusive-to-ufcFree agent Josh Barnett: The right deal is needed to make me exclusive to UFC
by Steven Marrocco on Jan 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm ET
Entering into a free-agency period before his next contract, Josh Barnett wants to mix fighting with other pursuits.
"It would take the right kind of deal to get me to be locked into some place entirely and exclusively," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
UFC Reveals List of Strikeforce Fighters Making Jump to Octagon
Full List of Strikeforce Fighters Joining the UFC
No Josh Barnett, but other than that, WOW this is awesome. Middleweight just became one of, if not THE deepest division.
I think Mousasi is going to have a lot of trouble in the UFC.
As for Mousasi, I don't know. I think he was cruising there for a little while and it showed in his performance. But I read an interview where he essentialy said that he was really excited about the possibility of fighting in the UFC and that it had rejuvenated him. Like Patrick says, his wrestling has improved. It is still his biggest weakness, but it is better. I really don't know what to expect from Mousasi, but like a lot of these Strikeforce guys, I am excited to see some of the potential matchups and what he can do against some better competition.
No doubt Mousasi is a UFC level fighter, this has been a long time coming. But against that slew of LHWs, I can see him having a losing record in the UFC. Hope he proves me wrong. Wonder if they'll give him a big name, maybe someone with a name who isn't as sharp as they once were. Forrest? Shogun? Shogun blocks punches with his titanium face these days. Would be a great fight and a fun intro for Mousasi, win or lose.
I think they should ease him in gently. The LHWs are bad mother****ers. How about Ryan Bader...
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At least now it looks like Silva might actually have compelling fights for that entire 10 fight contract he supposedly signed. Before these SF guys came over, Anderson really only had 2, maybe 3 fights @ 185 with the current guys on the roster, now maybe 5 or 6. That's not including the 2 super fights- I think only 1 happens- and any guys who under the radar who may make a run.
I'm glad, now the chance of Anderson fighting Roy Jones Jr or Bob Sapp in an open weight fight in Japan are far less likely to happen.
Man I hope Bisping wins, not cause I'm a big fan but because I want to see what Anderson would do to him, and I really have no interest in seeing Silva Belfort 2, or even listen to Belfort whine about not getting a title shot.
Mousasi is like another Penn in the fact that he is extremely gifted and talented, and for awhile was able to get by on that alone, but once the level of competition increased and he was going against guys that put the work in during training, he would come off as lazy and uninterested during fights.
He said in his latest interview that it took some growing up and better understanding of what it means to actually train for fights to bring the best out of him.
I hope he has turned that corner.
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Josh Barnett has been added to UFC.com:
Saw this on reddit today.
Bellator's first show on Spike TV tonight at 10pm. I'm actually looking forward the Main and co-main events.
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Solid fight, was pretty entertaining throughout. Man... That arena is EMPTY.
I wouldn't mind seeing a rematch, its not like Bellator has anybody else to throw at Curran right now. That was great technical standup fight.
DC Sports: The Curse Is Real
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