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Nevermind, it's his own kind of special.
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Damn, this move seems to really of got haters riled up.
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Damn, this move seems to really of got haters riled up.
Well I don't think he's a glorified can or bum but the facts are the facts. Jones, Bader, and Glover all handled him.

Now those three are all top ten Light Heavyweights and that doesn't mean Rampage wont throttle some folks at an indian casino in California somewhere but its clear he's not nowhere near as good as he used to be. If he loses in Bellator like Mo did to some no name that could end whatever marketability he has left.

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Well I don't think he's a glorified can or bum but the facts are the facts. Jones, Bader, and Glover all handled him.

Now those three are all top ten Light Heavyweights and that doesn't mean Rampage wont throttle some folks at an indian casino in California somewhere but its clear he's not nowhere near as good as he used to be. If he loses in Bellator like Mo did to some no name that could end whatever marketability he has left.

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Newton may be a "no name" to you but he is a talented and always improving fighter to me. Got robbed out of a tourney title before he ever fought Mo.
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Honestly, the way he's looked since Jones, I think both Newton and Zayats would push his shit in.
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If you're insinuating that Jones basically messed him up, maybe maybe not. Regardless he maybe put in a pond expected to get to a title shot. More then likely he'll get a warm up match then a tournament.

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If you're insinuating that Jones basically messed him up, maybe maybe not. Regardless he maybe put in a pond expected to get to a title shot. More then likely he'll get a warm up match then a tournament.
I wasn't really insinuating that, I'm just saying. His fire seems to have gone out.

If I was to engage in armchair psychology, though, I'd say he was motivated for his title shot, and lost pretty badly, and the knowledge that he was unlikely to ever get another one has made it difficult for him to get motivated for his next fights.

That might change in Bellator, but once an athlete gets used to phoning it in, they often find it hard to be competitive again.
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Newton may be a "no name" to you but he is a talented and always improving fighter to me. Got robbed out of a tourney title before he ever fought Mo.
He may be a solid fighter but I don't think he is a top ten. Mo would have won that fight if he had realized he's NOT a Mayweather.

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He may be a solid fighter but I don't think he is a top ten. Mo would have won that fight if he had realized he's NOT a Mayweather.

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You don't have to be a top 10 fighter to be a dangerous opponent. He is a much better fighter then his name value would suggest and like I mentioned before he was robbed out of a tourney title in a BS split decision loss before he ever fought Mo. It looked like Mo didn't respect his opponent and paid the price for it. Newton was ready to go and looked sharp from the start of the fight.
I'd be interested in a rematch. Just to see how it plays out.
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http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...to-heavyweight

Makes sense to me, Rampage has a bad habit of getting too heavy before weight cuts. I still think a Rampage vs Cro Cop fight at HW would be sweet. But Rampage will probably come in around 230lbs, he has a good chin and I think he could do well at HW. As long as he doesn't get matched up vs some massive wrestler.
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