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Old 10-07-2006, 10:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Silva has done more outside of the UFC and has defeated some very competitive fighters...he deserves the shot whether these TUF fans like it or not.

That, and he's the only thread to Franklin in the MW division, and that's no exaggeration.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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1st fight with tanner was at LHW, second fight with Dewees wus LHW, then he moved down to middleweight to fight Rivera, then back up to LHW to fight Shamrock, then both him and Tanner moved down to middleweight and fought.
tanner moved down to middleweight at UFC-45 not for his 2th fight with franklin...
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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His name is Lyoto Ryoto Machida and he is undefeated. He destroyed Bonnar, Franklin, beat BJ penn by decision and also beat K-1 great Michael Mcdonald. Ufc will never bring him or quinton jackson in from WFA because they have both beat Dana Whites poster boys Rich and Chuck and he doesnt want to see them lose to them again. Chuck might take Quinton now but I cant see Franklin beating Machida, that guy is good check out his fights on Google Video everyone.
He will never bring them in because of the poster boys huh? Did Dana tell you that, or is that just your opinion? Could it be that there are contracts involved? Maybe these guys would not even want to be in the UFC.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:05 AM   #24 (permalink)
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First off Quarry wasnt Tuf winner, he left due to injury. While A Silvas UFC resume is small his MMA resume is not. He is by far the biggest threat to Richs title out of anyone in the MW division. So Im totally for him getting a shot. Dont give me this crap about the UFC screwing Tanner. It doesnt matter if Rich didnt earn his shot at MW or not he kicked the champs ass and thats what matters.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:25 AM   #25 (permalink)
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This is a bit off topic, but since were discussing the fighters, i'd figure i'd mention it if some of you arent aware.

Evan Tanner is having personal problems once again and will be out of fighting for a while. Some BS stirred up after his fight with Leven's.

Nate Quarry is said not to fight anymore due to a spinal condition. He didn't blame it for his loss to Rich, but it is upsetting to see he can't fight anymore. He had so much potential.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
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He will never bring them in because of the poster boys huh? Did Dana tell you that, or is that just your opinion? Could it be that there are contracts involved? Maybe these guys would not even want to be in the UFC.

Well yes it is my opinion, these guys are top fighters and neither have ever been offered to fight in UFC. I cant see why they wouldnt want to fight there its growing to be the biggest mma organization in the world right now. They both are finally fighting in the US right now for the WFA which they actually get paid well. Its a small organization but they are starting to sign some big names. It will never be the UFC though.
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Machida has said he'd like to fight Liddell in the UFC. He also said that neither UFC or Pride offered him any deals.

Machida would be a welcome addition to the UFC.
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Machida has said he'd like to fight Liddell in the UFC. He also said that neither UFC or Pride offered him any deals.

Machida would be a welcome addition to the UFC.
Definetly. One of my favorite fighters, his last fight was the best though.
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His name is Lyoto Ryoto Machida and he is undefeated. He destroyed Bonnar, Franklin, beat BJ penn by decision and also beat K-1 great Michael Mcdonald. Ufc will never bring him or quinton jackson in from WFA because they have both beat Dana Whites poster boys Rich and Chuck and he doesnt want to see them lose to them again. Chuck might take Quinton now but I cant see Franklin beating Machida, that guy is good check out his fights on Google Video everyone.
I think BJ is fantastic. Unbelievable. Did you guys know that Ryoto is 6'2" ~205 lbs or more and BJ is only 5'8" maybe 165lb?

He still only lost to him by decision. That's pretty awesome. I am sorry for hijacking this thread but I had to give him the props.. Dang..
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anderson silva is a monster..and i think dana is making a mistake thinking he's just feeding people to rich..anderson could very easily upset...im not saying he will def win but it is a very strong possibility..silva has trained with two of the best camps on the world..he was with chute boxe and brazilian top team..he has alot of skill..he is a great addition to the mw div. i just hope if he loses we get to see him fight some other guys..and dana doesnt just sweep him under the rug
Why do you think that Dana thinks that he is feeding people to Rich? Rich is one of my favorites but not the "average" fan favorite. I think that Dana is desperately trying to get fighters in the UFC that fight more like Bonnar, Griffin, Wanderlei, etc. It's obvious that to sell huge PPV's the fights are going to have to be stand up wars. You and I may like the BJJ, the wrestling, the clinch, but the "average" fan wants to see 2 men hitting each other in the grill, blood spurting everywhere, and eventually one guy getting knocked out. Rich is so technically sound that he can be boring but this fight against Silva should force him to be more aggressive.
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