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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still not totally sold on Grant. I feel like Pettis, Melendez, and Thomson would all pick him apart and Bendo would outwork him for 3 rounds. I want to see him fight another top guy before I jump on that hype train.
I think Grant will be in the mix with those guys. His division is pretty stacked at top so that is a challenge for him. But if he is given the shot he earned when he is healthy then he has a good chance. Too bad he got hurt he was really putting it together.
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My guess is that the UFC does whatever they can to get Rory (although I don't understand the Rory appeal, the guy has the personality of a freaking stick and I think his hype far outstretches his talent right now) into a title shot in the very near future. They are going to want another Canadian with a belt now that GSP is gone, so I would almost guarantee that Rory gets the next shot regardless of the outcome of Condit/Woodley.
I don't know what "appeal" Rory needs to have he's 7-2 and ranked 4th in the division, he's earned his title shot. Also putting the belt on his discourages GSP and I'm sure the UFC wants that. I also don't think anyone looks at Hendricks and Lawler and sees them as nothing more than transitional champions. I also think they need to use Condit to knock out Shields (who I'm sure the UFC wants to cut).

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IMO their best chance is TJ Grant, who seems to be skipped over in favor of others in that division now.
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I'm still not totally sold on Grant. I feel like Pettis, Melendez, and Thomson would all pick him apart and Bendo would outwork him for 3 rounds. I want to see him fight another top guy before I jump on that hype train.
Hopefully they'll book Henderson/Grant for 5 rounds in a main event. Uncle Dana's new whipping boy is Henderson, he wants to cut that 6 figure contract so I expect some terrible fights for Benson.
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I don't know what "appeal" Rory needs to have he's 7-2 and ranked 4th in the division, he's earned his title shot. Also putting the belt on his discourages GSP and I'm sure the UFC wants that. I also don't think anyone looks at Hendricks and Lawler and sees them as nothing more than transitional champions. I also think they need to use Condit to knock out Shields (who I'm sure the UFC wants to cut).





Hopefully they'll book Henderson/Grant for 5 rounds in a main event. Uncle Dana's new whipping boy is Henderson, he wants to cut that 6 figure contract so I expect some terrible fights for Benson.
I think the Ellenberger fight really soured me on Rory. On paper that should have been an awesome fight, but it played out pretty lame. As for the appeal thing, I just find the guy to be kind of boring from a personality stand point. He seems like he would not be very marketable.
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