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View Poll Results: Which UFC Champion is most likely to lose in 2013?

Cain Velasquez 11 17.74%
Jon Jones 2 3.23%
Anderson Silva 0 0%
George St. Pierre 1 1.61%
Benson Henderson 8 12.90%
Jose Aldo 12 19.35%
Dominick Cruz 6 9.68%
Renan Barao 5 8.06%
Demetrious Johnson 16 25.81%
Ronda Rousey 1 1.61%
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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He did beat the #1 Fly in the World at the time. IMO the Tachi Belt was as good as it got for Flys before UFC. So I consider the UFC Champ to be the legit champ.
The problem I run into is I personally felt McCall won the 1st fight vs Johnson. He clearly lost the rematch though. So beating Creepy on the way to the belt makes him legit in my book.
You can consider him a true champion if you want, i cant though....not when looking at all the other champions.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You can consider him a true champion if you want, i cant though....not when looking at all the other champions.
Fair enough. Will a win vs Dodson do much for you? Does he need 1 more win after that?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #23 (permalink)

 
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Will Cruz even be fighting in 2013? I thought he'd injured his knee badly again post surgery?

Aldo. I think Edgar will take a decision or even finish him in the 5th.
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Will Cruz even be fighting in 2013? I thought he'd injured his knee badly again post surgery?

Aldo. I think Edgar will take a decision or even finish him in the 5th.
I think he probably will. I thought last update had him shooting for a fall return. Still a ways away but I think it's suppose to be this year barring more setbacks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I think mighty mouse stands a good chance of losing, lets not forget he was beaten by 'one punch' not too long ago.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Most to least likely IMO:

1 Demetrious Johnson - Dodson, Benavidez, and Uncle Creepy are about as good as he is. Could fight all of them in 2013.
2 Cain Velasquez - Fights with JDS and Overeem likely. HW is a crap shoot and the first guy to land a big punch almost always wins.
3 Jose Aldo - Edgar is a toss-up. Could just leave 145 to make room for teammate Hacran Dias.
4 Benson Henderson - Shear number of fights he takes could work against him. Maynard, Cerrone, and obviously Pettis are challenging enough match-ups.
5 Renan Barao - McDonald could beat him, Cruz probably would if they fight eventually.
6 Georges St. Pierre - Diaz is a lay-and-pray victory on paper, Hendricks is too sloppy, Maia doesn't have a chance in hell.
7 Anderson Silva - Nobody outside of Weidman has a shot. Long live the king!
8 Jon Jones - Just way better than everybody else.
9 Ronda Rousey - Cyborg might be able to beat her, but probably won't fight her.
10 Dominick Cruz - Probably won't be fighting anytime soon.... Don't think Barao would beat him anyway.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Many of the title holders have different chances of losing, but apart from that, I honestly think Dominick Cruz IS going to lose, and I think Renan Barao is going to be the guy to beat him. Whether he is 100% or rusty (which I don't think this injury will effect his performance when he comes back, but thats a different discussion), wont matter because I think Renan will overwelm him.
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I don't think that Silva, St. Pierre, Henderson, or Rousey will lose this year or in the immediate future.

I think Machida will beat Dan Henderson pretty convincingly in Anaheim. If Machida gets a full training camp, I can see him decisioning or even stopping Jones.

I think Aldo is about to meet his match with Edgar. Edgar has his back against the wall and is coming off of two questionable losses tat have no doubt left him hungry for UFC gold. He won't be cutting entirely as much weight as Aldo will so I think his gas tank will be better and his punching power and strength will be improved.

I don't know if Cruz will be the same after such a terrible string of injuries, but I've always seen Cruz as being very, very beatable. His second fight wit Faber was much closer than the scorecards would indicate and I think both Barao and McDonald would beat him regardless.

Johnson will get past Dodson more than likely but the top guys in that division are so evenly matched I can't see him holding onto that belt for long.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I went with Mighty Mouse... He is a good fighter with skills but he is in a tough new division
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Since interim titles aren't real titles, Barao isn't on the list. That being said, Cruz will be the first to lose his strap, to either Barao or Mayday (hopefully Mayday). However, if Dominic doesn't fight in 2013, the next likely loser would be Mighty Mouse. There aren't any fighters at Flyweight that are clearly at the top of the heep. It pains me to say, GSP could also be the first to lose. Definitely not to Diaz, he's a joke, but to Hendricks. He's just as good a Wrestler, if not better, with devastating power. Not saying Hendricks will beat GSP, GSP has the overall better stand up and is better well rounded, but he's a legitimate threat (unlike Diaz).
Aldo won't lose anytime soon. Don't kid yourself, Frankie's not a threat. The only advantage Edgar has ever had is speed, him dropping down where everybody is as fast or faster, he's ****ed. Bendo won't lose, he has no legitimate threats in the near future. Silva won't lose anytime soon. With fighters like Sonnen being taken seriously, Bones is in no danger of losing his belt. Cain, if he can stay healthy, will dominate HW for a very long time.
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