Posted by aussiemma
i think the safest guy now is jones
cruz is still technically champ, but if he does comeback in 2013 then he will have stiff challenge in barao.
MW is kind of funny right now because we have probably the best of the contenders in weidman injured and still i'd say 1 more fight before he gets the shot. I think if Bisping beats belfort then he should get the shot, but no way do i see him beating silva...so i think silva holds on for at least one more time before he has to eventually face weidman, and if this happens in late 2013, i really think weidman is the guy to stop his run.
WW- gsp should take care of diaz, but then he has some really stiff competition in hendricks and macdonald, maybe another change in late 2013.
I just think the sport is evolving so quick year by year, and the competition is so freakin high right now that either guy could lose their title this year. But if and when either of them happen i will surely be surprised, just because of how great and long they have held those titles.
Hasn't Macdonald stated in the past that he would sooner move up to MW than fight gsp? I may be mistaken, but I could've swore I read something like that on mmaweekly a while back.
Yeah, the sport is evolving pretty quickly. I've been watching MMA since 2007, my first event being Liddell vs Couture 3, so I've been watching for going on 6 years, which in the grand scheme of things isn't really all that long when you think about it. Just 6 short years ago there weren't any fighters that I can recall that were the complete package that guys like Rory Mac and Jon Jones, and Cain Velasquez are. I guess you could make the argument that GSP was, but I'm just going to discredit that because it doesn't fall in with my point that in just the last 3 years or so we've seen so many guys coming up who can do it all. Guys who are true hybrids and grew up not training in any one specific martial art as their primary background, e.g. the Royce Gracie's and Lyoto Machida's of the world, but rather, they grew up training MMA. I really think we're seeing the beginnings of a changing of the guards, as it were. It'll be interesting to see how the next year or so plays out.