Posted by Pitbull09
So we heard that the event will have all the belts on the line, so with 7 months left Im guessing these fights are set.
Link? I'm calling BS until i see a link.
Just guessing (as i haven't even heard a date for it, let alone fights) it should be in July, August area. Which brings up possible issues.
HW: Mir/Lesnar could happen than as Brock will be off medical suspensions and gives them time to train and whatnot. But Brock/Mir is HUGGGEEEE now!!! Honestly i would not be surprised to see this on UFC 100.
Possibility IMO: 65%
LHW: Rashad/Rampage seems to be the general consensus. But being both are in great shape and are under no medical suspensions i see this fight happening in April or May at the LATEST. It's a money fight and I'm sure the UFC would rather have Rampage with the belt before 100 if they are planning this thing. After medical suspensions and training camps this almost destroyed that possibility.
Possibility IMO: 10% (punches chance
MW: Silva/Leites is all but signed. In April........ Silva is saying now he dosen't want to fight in April because he won't have enough time. That's a 4-5 month training camp. So if he fights in April which right now seems to be best case scenario for this to happen, he will have to win, not get suspended, schedule a match within like a week, train only about 3 months, than fight. If you look at Silva's UFC record he seems to prefer 5+ months to train for a fight. And being he was displeased with how many fights he was getting pre-Irvin i really doubt Silva is going to want to go 9-10 months without a fight by pushing back the Leites fight to July or August.
Possibility IMO: 2% (Sell/Smith type odds!!!)
WW: GSP or Penn vs Alves. Being Penn/GSP is at the end of Jan and i CANNOT see the winner walking away unharmed and probably looking at a 2-3 month suspension minimum in my eyes. So considering both tend to prefer 4 or so month training camps this would make this fight not even possible till July if ALOT of things go right.. Can happen but in my eyes i cant imagine the winner of GSP/Penn II getting less than a 4 month suspension which would push this fight back until until September so it will miss the July August deadline.
Possibility IMO: 30-40%
LW: Penn/Florian or if Penn vacates the belt Florian vs Diaz/Guida ;). Assuming BJ loses against GSP but dosen't get suspended too long this is the fight i could see happening more than any. But if BJ wins i have a feeling he will vacate the belt and than Florian will end up fighting the winner of Diaz/Guida. Barring any medical suspensions (and BJ tends not to bleed or bruise bad which will likely end up with him getting a shorter suspension than GSP) i think this is a very real possibility.
Possibility IMO: 90% (damn medical suspensions!)
I would not be suprised to see the LW, WW, and HW titles all on the line. I have a feeling the UFC will want GSP, Penn, and Lesnar on the same card. 3 of thier biggest draws. And i would not be suprised to see Liddell/Jardine or Liddell/Wandy II, or Liddell/Shogun. If they can have Chuck, Brock, GSP, and Penn all on the same card they will break PPV records for sure!
Just my 2 cents tho....