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Alexander Gustafsson 30 60.00%
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua 19 38.00%
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post #11 of 131 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:03 PM
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I will take great pleasure in not betting on this fight.

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Shogun takes a nap before the end of the second.
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I am so pleased to see that Gustafsson gets the opportunity to prove that he is a strong contender for the belt. It's about time he got to have a contenders fight. I hope Gustafsson destroys the horrible rua.
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Shogun just looked worn down in his last fight....i got the younger fresher man taking this on points.
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Chuck Liddell could take a punch in his day too, chins fade, and the Jones and Henderson fights were not good for him, he took a ton of damage and if the Vera fight is any indication his best days are behind him.

I certainly wouldn't pick him in rematches with Jones, Machida, and Henderson and I'd favor Rashad and Gus over him at this point, I think he could beat Bader, Rampage, and some of those guys. Feijao and Mousasi might beat him too.

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Chuck Liddell could take a punch in his day too, chins fade, and the Jones and Henderson fights were not good for him, he took a ton of damage and if the Vera fight is any indication his best days are behind him.

I certainly wouldn't pick him in rematches with Jones, Machida, and Henderson and I'd favor Rashad and Gus over him at this point, I think he could beat Bader, Rampage, and some of those guys. Feijao and Mousasi might beat him too.
How much of a chance do you give him vs. Gustaf?

I agree chins fade. But Hendo has been rocked plenty and is 41 and his is not fading overall. Tough to say if Shogun's will fade until it happens. He is defiantly slower in defense and his exchanges so he gets hit clean more often these days.

I think if Gustaf wins it won't be by finish in a 3 round fight.
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How much of a chance do you give him vs. Gustaf?

I agree chins fade. But Hendo has been rocked plenty and is 41 and his is not fading overall. Tough to say if Shogun's will fade until it happens. He is defiantly slower in defense and his exchanges so he gets hit clean more often these days.

I think if Gustaf wins it won't be by finish in a 3 round fight.
I don't like his chances, I think the guy that fought Machida twice is gone and Shogun looked exceptional in those fights, his surgeries have ruined his quickness and he looked winded after a round of fighting against a guy he should have destroyed, I'd say he's got a 30 percent chance of winning because Shogun can still bang and throws heavy leather but I wouldn't count on seeing the 'Healthy' Shogun ever again. Gus would be wise to use the oblique kick that pisses many off because he's got long legs like Jones does and he can keep him at bay with those.

And if he keeps him at bay, Shogun can't hit him.

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Gustaf has never impressed me, he is not even top ten material. he is slow, doesn't have heavy hands, mediocre strength, just nothing spectacular about the guy.. he wont be able to finish Rua but i guess he could steal a SD or UD if he has a good night.
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Gustaf has never impressed me, he is not even top ten material. he is slow, doesn't have heavy hands, mediocre strength, just nothing spectacular about the guy.. he wont be able to finish Rua but i guess he could steal a SD or UD if he has a good night.
I don't buy into the insane hype yet, I do think Gus has a lot of skill and potential though. The problem is that we never know which Shogun is showing up. If he comes in like he did against Vera, he will lose horribly. If he comes in like he did in the Machida fights, it will be awesome and Shogun could definitely get the win.


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