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Old 12-13-2009, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who is next for BJ? Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard?

According to Mir and what he said in the post fight press conference, he thinks Edgar would be a really good opponent for BJ....do you agree?

Edgar has looked awesome lately, his striking has really come a long way, he's a great wrestler with excellent cardio and fights at a ferocious pace.

Would this be enough to beat BJ? I honestly doubt it. If you put Frankie in there with Penn, BJ would flat out embarrass him. As good a wrestler as Edgar is he would be a lot smaller than BJ and he would likely not be powerful enough to get a takedown. If a big strong guy like Diego couldn't take Penn down once I really don't see Edgar doing it. Penn would brush off the takedowns and outstrike Frankie on the feet and basically do whatever he wants.

In order to beat Penn you gotta be able to take him down.

This is why I truly believe that Gray Maynard would pose as more of a threat to Penn than Edgar. He is a big, strong guy with superior wrestling, heavy hands and a great gas tank. Using GSP's blueprint from his 2nd fight with Penn, Maynard would have a big chance at taking this one in my honest opinion.

If Maynard gets past Nate Diaz, the UFC has to set this fight up!

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Old 12-13-2009, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Frankie would go a lot like Sherk imho although Frankie is a little faster so it might be less brutal of a loss.

I see Maynard getting KO'ed by the third.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know it ain't gonna happen soon, but Nate vs Bj would be a fun fight. The reach advantage would almost make Bj have to take it to the ground, where you would see something of a bjj orgasm (in bj's favor, but still).

But for these two guys, Maynard is a bully for a reason, so I think his style would match up decent with Bj, until Bj connects.
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Gray beat Edgar and if he beats Diaz he should be the one to get a title shot. I dont give him much of a chance against BJ in fact i dont give anyone in the LW division much of a chance but Maynard imo is the ONLY guy in the LW division who can take BJ down. Im not sure he can keep him there but imo he can get him to the ground and thats a start.

So yeah if Maynard beats Diaz (which i think he will do) give him the title shot. If Diaz wins Maynard then we can talk about giving Edgar a title shot.
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Neither. They both suck and would get ruined. Going to have to wait awhile to have a lightweight contender truly prove themself before making a match.
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Neither. They both suck and would get ruined. Going to have to wait awhile to have a lightweight contender truly prove themself before making a match.
ok we will just wait a year or so before we give anyone a title shot that solves everything
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If Maynard gets by Diaz he will fight BJ next. I think he poses the biggest problem for BJ, due solely to his wreslting and size. But wasn't Huerta stuffing some of Maynard's shots? I see BJ destroying him.
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Are you guys forgetting about Tyson Griffin? He's got a fight at 108, and if he wins that I definitely think he is the next dude to fight BJ. Griffin has a solid wrestling base, has a new love for striking, he has 4 FoN awards, and the dude is a ******* beast inside the cage.

I don't think there is a better fight for BJ right now and I think Griffin can totally give him some trouble. Tyson Griffin is the dark horse of the LW division and I think he could be the one to beat BJ, if there is anyone who can at 155..
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I am a huge fan of Frankie and I really enjoy watching Tyson fight as well but I really do believe they are too small to beat BJ. Although it certainly is not impossible. Frankie has looked terrific as of late and I feel he definitely deserves a shot at the title. The "Bully" however, has the size and power to match up well against BJ.

Bottom line is...its all guessing at this point till the fights happen and anything can happen. Styles make fights! If BJ were to beat all three of these guys he can leave the LW division knowing he really did clear it out.
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Are you guys forgetting about Tyson Griffin? He's got a fight at 108, and if he wins that I definitely think he is the next dude to fight BJ. Griffin has a solid wrestling base, has a new love for striking, he has 4 FoN awards, and the dude is a ******* beast inside the cage.

I don't think there is a better fight for BJ right now and I think Griffin can totally give him some trouble. Tyson Griffin is the dark horse of the LW division and I think he could be the one to beat BJ, if there is anyone who can at 155..
Griffin is out of 108. Sherk is taking his place.

Also, I don't see how Griffin should get a shot over Edgar since Edgar has a win over him. Assuming everybody keeps winning, BJ should fight Maynard, then Edgar, then Griffin, then move up to 170 if he beats all of those guys.
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