Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
I hope you're not talking about Alexander Gustaffson, because Gustaffson's literally one win away from a title shot, some guy who just beat up Kyle Kingsbury shouldn't be getting top five fights.
Shogun vs. Gus works, Shogun vs. Rashad would be even better too and you can just give Gustaffson the winner of Jones/Hendo. I've wanted to see it for years and no one wants to see Shogun/Jones 2 or Jones/Evans 2, they're regressing, Jones is progressing. So why not? People aren't gonna buy UFC 149 anyway because of Aldo/Koch, Shogun/Rashad would easily help that card out big time.
I was brainstorming. Gustaf vs Shogun would make a lot more sense although he did beat Thiago. Gustaf beats Shogun then he gets the next title shot for sure. If Shogun wins he's "back in the mix" as they say. But Glover...nah...he doesn't deserve it yet.
Somebody TWEET Dana now about Gustaf vs Shogun!
TO SPEC: Just noticed your comments.
Well put it this way. You've spent your entire career forging your name. It's up to you to decide who you fight is it not. I think him/his camp have earned that right. Glover is dangerous and if he wins that would pretty much place Shogun (former LHW champ) at the bottom right next to Machida which is insane. Cuz these two should be top three or five.
Fights fans like ourselves always want good fights. But I'm just stating that I can see where they are coming from. There's too much to lose at this point. He lost to JBJ, lost a very hard fought battle against Hendo (probably the best fight I've witnessed in MMA history after carefully going over the catalog of fights I've seen since 1993.) He CAN NOT afford to lose another one especially against a very dangerous rising star. But you see that's where JDS is a beast cuz that guy fought anyone at anytime; Roy Nelson, Mirko, Gilbert Yvel (super dangerous striker), Brock/Carwin even though he was already guaranteed a title shot...but he was on a huge winning streak and had momentum. So Shogun and his entire camp see how pivotal this fight is for them. One moment he's fighting for legacy (which is pretty much in stamp) then next he's fighting for his job. Crazy turn of events...
So I'd go with Gustaf as a solid replacement.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.