Posted by Lay_N_Pray
There are a few people, who if they get active, can make a case for a title shot.
Thales Leites: 3 wins in a row and an exciting fighter to watch, at least I think so. He would need a fight against the McDonald/Okami loser, and then he should be awarded one.
Ed Herman: His match with David Terrell should have huge title implications. Whoever wins that fight could get a shot. Terrell may have to win another if he beats Herman.
Patrick Cote: Despite a horrible record, he pulled off an upset against the "uncrowned #1 contender" Kendall Grove. He needs a fight against Marquardt and a miracle win over him would get him there.
Quarry and Leben are on the rise...
Grove and Martin are really hurting from the previous losses or else those two both looked to be on the title track.
Also the second Kampmann and Tanner come back they should get a shot.
I agree with you. I really like watching Thales Leites. He completely dominated Pete Sell, beat the crap
out of him. Sometimes it was kind of hard to watch. But I hate watching ground and pound, its so brutal. When both guys are on the feet throwing bombs its even playing field, but when someone is using GnP the guy on the bottom can't throw bombs back. But anyway, that's not what this thread is about.
I want to see Patrick Cote fight Anderson Silva. While the fight was on the feet, it would be a stand up war. While I don't think Cote is anywhere near Silva, Cote is a really good boxer. It would be sweet if Cote and Silva just threw bombs until someone got clipped and knocked out.
Winner of Terrell/Herman should be pretty close to getting a title shot, provided its a good performance.
But yeah, the Middleweight division isn't very deep. I wish Jeremy Horn would fight regularly, wish Jason Miller would get moved up to UFC, hopefully Ryo Chonan does some 185 fights, get Joe Doerksen back up. There are good fighters at 185, just most of them aren't with the UFC right now.