does dennis kang merit a top 10 ranking in the ufc in his weight class??

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prozacnation1978
11/6/08 11:22:25AM
i have seen kang fight on alot of pride tapes, bushida

last year he was a top 5 middle weight fighter in the world.
i know he lost some fights against top 10 fighters like masaki and new ones like akiyama and gegard mousai

i am glad he is in the ufc, i would like to watch him fight live once, i really believe the ufc might rejuvinate him like it did silva

i hope if he wins one or two fights that he will fight silva, some fans might not know who kang is but he is a name in the mma community. my personnal rankings he is in my top 10. i hope he does well
can't wait to see him fight next year my guess is jan or march
AchillesHeel
11/6/08 11:23:45AM
Since he hasn't fought in the UFC, I'd say not.
teddythetuna
11/6/08 12:07:13PM
i say give him some stiff competition for his first couple of fights and if he wins i see no reason why he shouldnt be top ten. im glad he is in the ufc. we need as much depth to the middleweight division as possible. especially with silva running the show
tuvok500
11/6/08 12:13:51PM
no
postman
11/6/08 12:51:49PM
Over thinking at it finest. MAke him number 10 or even 11.
bls1919
11/6/08 6:45:47PM
With his recent losses i say no. maybe after he has 2 or 3 fights in the UFC.

EDIT: I would really like to see Akiyama in the UFC
copcopps
11/7/08 4:47:29PM
He was for a while but after losing to Misaki and Mousasi he isn't IMO
nickcuc547
11/7/08 4:56:54PM
right now no, but one more impressive victory and he's right back in the top 10.
IriShame
11/7/08 9:50:23PM

Posted by nickcuc547

right now no, but one more impressive victory and he's right back in the top 10.



I agree. I mean can anyone really name 9 other UFC middleweights who are genuinely better than Dennis Kang? I can't.
gartface
11/8/08 1:05:21AM

Posted by IriShame


Posted by nickcuc547

right now no, but one more impressive victory and he's right back in the top 10.



I agree. I mean can anyone really name 9 other UFC middleweights who are genuinely better than Dennis Kang? I can't.


Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Yushin Okami, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Nate Marquardt, Pat Cote(maybe), and Rousimar Palhares

You're right, only 8.
D0wnUnd6e6r
11/8/08 1:59:38AM
No
Bobby-B-Bonkers
11/8/08 6:04:34AM
I say with two wins against medicore competition in the UFC and he'll be ranked again. (not that he'll be deserving of it yet)
Bobby-B-Bonkers
11/8/08 6:06:26AM
and if Pat Cote is better than Kang, so is Leben, suspended or not. He did beat Cote.
AxeMurderer97
11/8/08 3:17:36PM
This is hard to say, I don't really see Kang being a top 10. I can probably see him being a top 12/13ish.

Expect Maia to come into the top 10 if he isnt already ( i havent really checked up on the rankings )

And expect Reljic to be there in a year or two as well.
higdon10
11/8/08 4:00:17PM

Posted by IriShame
I agree. I mean can anyone really name 9 other UFC middleweights who are genuinely better than Dennis Kang? I can't.




Neither can I.
Wolfenstein
11/10/08 10:14:43PM
I think Denis is a top ten MW but obviously an organization has its own way of ranking within the organization and you can shoot to the top and drop to th bottom real fast.

A win over Belcher will move him into th top ten guys in the MW of the UFC and another will probably bring him real close to Silva. I don't think he can beat Silva, but I think he could take him into the later rounds.
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