- XAVIER FOUPA-POKAM STEPS IN TO FIGHT MCFEDRIES

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mentalcase
4/30/09 3:01:33AM
Just hours after learning that James Irvin was forced out of UFC 98 with a knee injury, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Xavier Foupa-Pokam will step in to replace him and face Drew McFedries in a middleweight showdown.
















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Jimbo
4/30/09 3:22:23AM
"Professor X" really got thrown to the wolves with his UFC debut against Kang.

IMO I think if Pokam plays it smart, and takes McFedries down he should get the submission. But he likes to bang so he will probably keep it standing. In the stand up I think McFedries is too one dimensional, so id also give the striking advantage to Pokam.

With all that said Pokam did just fight at 97 so he could be tired, but with 98 over 3 weeks away, i think he should pull up.

and also, it is a fight, so anything could happen
StPierreCanada
4/30/09 7:01:20AM
Nice. Won't be as good as McFed vs Irvin but still a good fight none the less.
whardin19
4/30/09 9:24:46AM
Mark my words. Pokam WILL beat McFedries! McFedries WILL be cut after this fight.
prozacnation1978
4/30/09 9:41:14AM
he will sub him
i wonder if the fight is still on main card??
they might promote the wilson vs larson match
i would rather see barry vs hague
Twenty20Dollars
4/30/09 10:53:09AM
Umm, I thinking Mcfedries because he can finish the fight quick.

But also Professor X could take drew down and sub him, but the fight does start out standing. And Pokam just fought.
DCRage
4/30/09 12:27:33PM
It's not definite yet. X has to work out some immigration issues first.

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Sam_Rothstein
4/30/09 3:31:47PM
You suck James Irvin, you suck!
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
4/30/09 5:23:03PM
wanted Irvin to get the win and send Mcferies packing to another organization but... Pokam should be able to do the same and yeah with this and the Okami injury, the main card is getting hammered
Playground_Samurai
4/30/09 5:38:39PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

wanted Irvin to get the win and send Mcferies packing to another organization but... Pokam should be able to do the same and yeah with this and the Okami injury, the main card is getting hammered



Why are some people so anxious to have fighters cut from the UFC? Especially a guy like McFedries, who is pretty much garunteed to come in and put on a show. Been fired from your job lately?
NatedawgThaM
4/30/09 6:53:53PM

Posted by gspfan


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

wanted Irvin to get the win and send Mcferies packing to another organization but... Pokam should be able to do the same and yeah with this and the Okami injury, the main card is getting hammered



Why are some people so anxious to have fighters cut from the UFC? Especially a guy like McFedries, who is pretty much garunteed to come in and put on a show. Been fired from your job lately?



Agreed, the UFC can never win. Guys like Machida and Okami get boo'd to lose to get back sending when they have mad skill, but even when you do have guys that come out and put on a show the fans definitely want to see, they want them gone too. Makes no damn sense. It's a shame.

I think it'll be a good fight still, still got mcFederies though.I think he'll come out and take him out.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
4/30/09 7:11:29PM

Posted by NatedawgThaM


Posted by gspfan


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

wanted Irvin to get the win and send Mcferies packing to another organization but... Pokam should be able to do the same and yeah with this and the Okami injury, the main card is getting hammered



Why are some people so anxious to have fighters cut from the UFC? Especially a guy like McFedries, who is pretty much garunteed to come in and put on a show. Been fired from your job lately?



Agreed, the UFC can never win. Guys like Machida and Okami get boo'd to lose to get back sending when they have mad skill, but even when you do have guys that come out and put on a show the fans definitely want to see, they want them gone too. Makes no damn sense. It's a shame.

I think it'll be a good fight still, still got mcFederies though.I think he'll come out and take him out.



The reason I say this is because clearly the UFC is in a position now where they feel you have to win to stay and although Mcfedries comes to fight he's 3-4 and has lost 2 in a row 3 if he loses this one, hes not that good is the truth think josh haynes(comes ta fight but...) right
prozacnation1978
4/30/09 8:24:42PM
drew has alot of potential but he just has bad luck i guess
ziegler3334
5/1/09 9:28:09AM
the main card is so different now. i thought all along that sherk edgar will be a great fight, so they can fall back on that one. But i never understand why a fight like that will be first. It happens often that a big fight happens before a less important fight. at 92, rampage and silva fight, then dollaway walks out. This would be similar to that, we see sher,k and edgar go to war, then watch proffessor x v mcfedries. sonnen mller is alright, but still barely main card worthy.
I am excited for 98, but its starting to feel like 85. i wouldnt be surprised if one more guy had to drop out.
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