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Old 07-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tito vs Rashad.....more of a "Super Fight" than actual contendership

think about it....this dude wins 1 fight in 4 years...then outta nowhere he's back in rankings??? Yeah, this would have been a good rematch back in late 2009 or early 2010...but this fight makes little sense.

This reminds me of Diego vs BJ. Makes little sense in the scheme of things.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be fair I didn't consider Davis worthy of a title shot either so in my eyes both matches are similar.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If Rashad wins he is definitly next in line for the title. If Tito wins I doubt he will be and will probably need 1 more fight. Massive respect to Tito for taking such a difficult fight on short notice. I really hope he wins, it would be an amazing comeback story.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To be fair I didn't consider Davis worthy of a title shot either so in my eyes both matches are similar.
had Mr Wonderful beaten Rashad...he would have been way more than eligible. He's undefeated 9-0...thats the same record as Cain.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah there's no way Tito will win. Rashad has been preparing for Phil Davis this whole time and Tito is just an older, less athletic, less jacked, worse wrestling version of Phil Davis in some sense. Talk about a HUGE STEP DOWN!
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To be fair I didn't consider Davis worthy of a title shot either so in my eyes both matches are similar.
I'm not sure whether Davis was ready either but I'd still consider the Davis/Evans fight to be more of a contendership than this one. What with Davis record. 9-0 is it? Can't be bothered to look it up. I'm not sure whats going on with this division at the moment. I mean its pretty stacked but what are all the fighters messing around at?

Evans. Waits over a year for a title shot that never happened rather than staying active.

Rampage. More concerned with being a movie star

Lyoto. Did he accept the fight then back down, was it is mother? God knows.

Rua. Looked back to him old self after the Machida fights then gets battered by JBJ.

Bader. Undefeated streak promised much, only to get done over by JBJ and subsequently getting choked out by Tito.

Forrest Griffin. Hit n Miss. Both describes his fight against Anderson Silva nd his career in the UFC. Hes still a legend though.

Thiago Silva. Also an exciting prospect, even after the Machida knockout, but reputation has been tarnished with allegations of peformance enhancing drugs.

Outside of them you have Nogueira, Vladimir Matyushenko and erm....well not many. A division full of talent. I just wonder why it doesn't feel that way.
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So did Tito confirm the fight? I thought he turned it down? I think Rashad takes this one because out of the two fighters he has been the one with the most improvement since their last fight. Tito is game however with momentum, and there is no telling how the long lay off and the switch in camps would affect Rashad performance.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If Rashad wins he is definitly next in line for the title. If Tito wins I doubt he will be and will probably need 1 more fight. Massive respect to Tito for taking such a difficult fight on short notice. I really hope he wins, it would be an amazing comeback story.
Rashad hasnt stepped in the cage for over a year/is coming off a knee injury..TDD was poor against tito the last time..As tito is the bigger, stronger fighter that is still roughly in fight shape how is this a difficult fight?
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There's only one guy I like less than Tito Ortiz, and that's Rashad Evans!

I hope Tito SMASHES Rashad.
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This fight reminds me alot of the Vitor and Silva fight where he got the fight after a single victory based on reputation alone. Having said that if Ortiz wins I dont see how he isnt a top contender. Im not a fan of the guy but if he beats Bader then Evans how could he not deserve a title shot?
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