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Old 10-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Machida Vs Shogun 2 January 2nd (Ufc 108!!!)

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On his radio show last night (subscription required and recommended), Dave Meltzer said Dana White wants the Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua rematch on UFC 108. Meltzer also stated that Shogun has agreed to the date, and Machida will let them know if he's healthy enough to take it.

They want to return quickly with Machida/Shogun because the controversy is hot right now and if they can make a rematch announcement soon, they can assuage fan anger and channel it into PPV buys. If UFC 108 has Lesnar-Carwin, Machida-Shogun, and Evans-Silva, the show should break the million buy mark.

They won't do Lesnar-Carwin, Machida-Shogun, and Anderson-Vitor on the same card, because they'd have almost nothing for their shows at the beginning of next year, and they won't overload New Year's.

It may be a mistake for Machida to take a rematch so soon. There's just no way he can get a full training camp in given the beating he took Saturday night and the time he'll need to recover before he can train at full speed.

This is a good example of a situation where what is best for business diverges from what is best for the sport. The best thing for business is to put this rematch on as soon as possible to strike while the iron's hot. But at the same time, I don't think anyone wants to see Machida lose because he's injured and unable to train. I think the best course of action is to do Lesnar-Carwin and Sliva-Belfort on this show, and delay Shogun-Machida until the Superbowl show.

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God i hope Machida accepts. I gota go add this to my UFC 108 Thread. This ******* card just keeps getting better and better. Who needs porn when you have UFC 108???
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Machida says he hurt his hand in the fight, and he's not going to get it checked out until he gets back from his Hawaiian vacation, supposedly it may need surgery, so nobody hold their breath just yet.
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i would like to see the rematch immediately, i don't want everyone to make a new game plan and fight again in a year like brock and mir, i think it's more interesting to see them fight as soon as theyre not sore anymore, so lets do it next month!
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If they add that to UFC 108 I think I might just explode, that card is actually almost too good, it is actually they can only have 5 fights on the main PPV card, how are they going to narrow it down.

It makes sence for them to fight again, they were training for eachother anyway, no big injuries worth mention. If Arlovski and Sylvia did it and UFC 59 then again at 61, Machida and Shogun can do it at 104 then 108.
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If they add that to UFC 108 I think I might just explode, that card is actually almost too good, it is actually they can only have 5 fights on the main PPV card, how are they going to narrow it down.

It makes sence for them to fight again, they were training for eachother anyway, no big injuries worth mention. If Arlovski and Sylvia did it and UFC 59 then again at 61, Machida and Shogun can do it at 104 then 108.
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Yeah and lets not forget how often Josh Koscheck can fight.

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Damn! Koscheck's a warrior.
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Koscheck dont have mince legs atm lol will take 2 weeks before he can start to train this time scale is too short need a month longer
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Koscheck dont have mince legs atm lol will take 2 weeks before he can start to train this time scale is too short need a month longer
What lol???
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What lol???

whats this guy saying LOL.... anyways i think itll b to soon for machida but it would b wickied if it was true
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