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Old 10-17-2007, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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***Rumor*** Winner of Sylvia/Vera to fight Big Nog for the HW title

I was just reading yahoo sports MMA secion and it said
the winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year, most likely during Superbowl weekend. Well I am happy with that decision. I think it will make for some better action this weekend. I really just do not undestand why they just do'nt make this weekend's match between Vera and Silvia a title match, with the winner defending against Big Nog next.

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Because that would make fans happy to have a champion and it wouldnt make them as much money. Why haven't you thought about the money Sterling?

So the match with Kongo isnt happening?
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the winner of Sylvia/Vera fights the winner of Kongo/Nog


expect to see Vera vs Nog


Hopefully Kongo whoops dat ass tho
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the winner of Sylvia/Vera fights the winner of Kongo/Nog


expect to see Vera vs Nog


Hopefully Kongo whoops dat ass tho

Oh is that what it is...yahoo had it was just Nog period. Thats even better. Yeah Neg1 your right about the money. I should have thought of that.
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Just going by how bad a high school wrestling coach beat Kongo on the ground, I just dont see how he can beat Nog if Nog takes it to the ground. Sure, he could get a KO standing maybe but not likely. If it goes to the ground, this wont last very long and Nog will most likely win.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the winner of Sylvia/Vera fights the winner of Kongo/Nog


expect to see Vera vs Nog


Hopefully Kongo whoops dat ass tho
how do you see Vera beating an angry, healthy Sylvia?
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how do you see Vera beating an angry, healthy Sylvia?

How do you see Sylvia beating the much more agile Vera...This is a close match I know...but how do you give an advantage to either guy. This is really a match I look forward to seeing.
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When I first caught a glance of the topic, I thought it was going to say the Tim Sylvia/Brandon Vera fight was going to be for the title. I thought that would have been kind of funny, I mean, they were originally supposed to meet last year for the title.. it would have been as if Randy never came out of retirement.
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Sylvia/Vera Winner Will Face Nogueira For Title. Plus More On Couture.

Another twist now added to UFC 77. According to Kevin Iole’s Yahoo! Sports article, the winner of the bout taking place in Cincinatti between Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera will go on to face Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira for the now vacant UFC heavyweight title. Toward the bottom of the article Iole states “The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year.”

This comes as a bit of a surprise to me since Nogueira has only had one fight in the UFC so far and that was against Heath Herring, someone he had beaten twice in previous encounters while in PRIDE. Then again the UFC has done this before, giving fellow PRIDE fighter Quinton Jackson only one debatably “easy” fight with Marvin Eastman before offering him a title shot/rematch with Liddell. While some feel that Nogueira is being offered a title shot prematurely, I’m definitely excited to see the match between Minotauro and Brandon Vera in the future (Yes, I’m assuming Vera will win on Saturday.)

Back to Randy Couture news. The article goes on to say that fans should expect Couture to attempt to fight after nine months, when he should be a free agent. Though legal battles are likely to follow:

“Couture believes he can be a free agent after sitting out nine months, which would mean he figures he can fight Emelianenko sometime in late spring or early summer of 2008. UFC president Dana White insists Couture must fight twice for the UFC to fulfill his contract and become a free agent. Those differences of opinion are going to land the parties in court. After nine months, expect Couture to try to fight and the UFC to go to court to stop him. Couture will argue that time is of the essence, because he’ll be nearly 45, and that if he isn’t granted a court order and allowed to fight, he’ll be irreparably harmed. The UFC will argue that its entire business will be undermined if Couture is allowed to break his contract.”

So what do we think? Will Couture be able to fight again with or without Dana Whites blessing? Only time will tell.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great news bud, just the thought of Couture fighting Fedor not under the UFC makes it seem so raw and real.

I really wonder if the UFC would take him to court over his most-likely last fight, it'll be really bad publicity. Couture has more pull on this one.
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