Originally Posted by El Bresko
I like this fight.
From memory there wasn't even this many complaints when the Rashad V Tito fight was booked, and Nog wrecked Tito worse than Rash did. Now i'm going to take off my 'MMAmathematician badge' and give my opinion, Nog is very good off his back, he swept Phil atleast once from memory, he's got better hands than Rashad and he's a very seasoned veteran.
Lil Nog can pull it off IMO he has a 41% chance of victory.
Tito was a late replacement for the Rashad fight. So not sure how much that really counts.
I don't care about rankings. And it is true that most everyone has a fight lined up. But I just don't care for the matchup. Lil Nog used to be in plenty of exciting fights....they should use him as such. They have no problem putting Shogun in exciting fights. Shogun never gets true wrestlers.
I just feel Lil Nog has a little PRIDE history. Other matchups would be much more exciting.
Joe Silva does a great job, but I mean he could have shuffled the pieces a little better. Phil/Forrest? Hendo/Machida? Rashad/Lil Nog? None of those are fun matchups...at least in my opinion.
Those seem like better matchups.
Or maybe I just really like the Hendo/Lil Nog matchup