Originally Posted by IronMan
After Tim Sylvia's last few fights, I don't think he should get a title shot right away. The UFC knows that he wasn't impressive for a while, and I think we would all like to see him regain some composure before stepping in the octagon with randy.
I don't care how his fights looked, he beat the guys they threw at him and I think being a former champ he should get his shot. Do you feel that GSP should fight a few more, I mean he couldn't finish Koscheck. Or Hughes looked like crap against Lytle.
I think Kongo is a much better striker than Nogueira, as he's much more well versed in the dynamics. Standing up, Nog is a pure boxer, and Kongo would eat a pure boxer alive.
Is this your feeling about mauy thai guys fighting all boxers? Or is Kongo versed in mauy thai and another art. I have never see Big Nog and Cro Cop I saw he lost one and won one via armbar so I am just wondering if your using those fights as basis for think his boxing>Kongo's striking.
Though I think that Nog's not afraid to pull guard in this matchup in order to put Kongo in a bad position. On the ground I think that Nog could sweep him or work that triangle/armbar/omoplata combination.
I think the fight would be interesting, and a good test of Kongo's submission defense, but he might just end up getting tapped out really quickly.
It would be better than a wrestlers and fellow striker that is for sure. I would also say Nog>Assurieo Silva in terms of bjj.
If you are talking about Sylvia and Vera, I can understand your logic, but I think that Sylvia gives him the opportunity to utilize lots of leg kicks and Vera gives him the chance to mix it up, and he'll have to if he wants to stay out of the clinch.
I think both those fights are interesting and give CroCop a chance to recover, but that's what I thought about the Kongo fight, some I'm not entirely sure.
I think Mirko loses either one he is screwed. I also feel if Tim or Brandon lose they are screwed too. Everyone would be thinking "Oh that guy lost to _______ so _______ shouldn't have problems kicking his ass." For them to be like: "Awww shit he lost, again?!?" I think its just too dangerous a situation with those three guys.
They're teammates, and I think that, given that Werdum is CroCop's grappling coach, that would pretty much doom CroCop to getting submitted.
He is I thought Mirko brought out Lister, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are still working together, as I thought Werdum was going to chute boxe to boot. I think it could be a fun build up.