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Old 01-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Alvarez is easily top ten in the UFC and a serious threat to Ben, if people knew how good Chandler is they'd see this, don't let the fact he's not the Bellator Champ fool you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #42 (permalink)
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The only people that should get title consideration at this point over Gil and Eddie is Pettis. That's assuming he beats Cowboy. But after that both men are more deserving then Cowboy, even with a win over Pettis and Maynard, who has fought for the title in 2 of his last 3 fights.
So unless people are biased against the non UFCers, I don't see any issue with this. Plus with the new info that came out today the wording of the contract does not guarantee an immediate title shot. It's a "quick shot" with possibility of immediate.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Alvarez is a beast, win or lose, and I'm sure Dana wants to market that as much as he can. I don't think there's any fighter at LW that puts on more exciting fights than he does.

That being said, he doesn't deserve the title shot. But, then again, the UFC doesn't really seem to care about who deserves title shots anymore.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I don't think Eddie handles anyone in the top 10 with ease. I could see Gray mauling him, Nate tooling him, JLau putting him down in the first, etc. I just wanna see him get in there with top UFC LWs and see if he still looks elite.
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Presumably this immediate title shot will be after pettis' immediate title shot?

Way too many things could happen between now and whenever this mess gets sorted out to start getting upset about it but I'm not totally sold on Alvarez.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I don't think Eddie handles anyone in the top 10 with ease. I could see Gray mauling him, Nate tooling him, JLau putting him down in the first, etc. I just wanna see him get in there with top UFC LWs and see if he still looks elite.
The LW top ten is pretty soft, it's not the WW or even the LHW where hitting the top ten means something.

I mean look at who you've got

Benson Henderson
Gray Maynard
Nate Diaz
Anthony Pettis
and then....
Jim Miller?
Joe Lauzon?
Donald Cerrone?
Melvin Guillard?
Jamie Varner?
Gleison Tibau?
Khabib Nurmagomedov?

I think it's going to get a little bit better with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thompson and Diego Sanchez.
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I think he is a bit overrated so hardly deserves an immediate title shot but I'd love to see it anyway just to shut up the fanboys
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Thought I'd post this here instead of making a new thread. Dana White says that Gilbert Melendez will be getting the title shot and Eddie Alavrez will get a fight in the UFC, but there is no immediate title shot offered to him.



Talk about the title fight starts at 4:45.
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Eddies fights are always entertaing, fast paced and violent... I can see a good handfull of FOTN bonuses coming his way..
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I love Eddie man!! My question is, will they jockey like this for Michael Chandler when his contract is up... lets not forget this is the guy who stopped Eddie and took his title.
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