If these guys win their next fight they are top 10

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POLL: Which of these guys most likely to win their next fight
Congo 10% (4)
Machida 29% (12)
Bisbing 22% (9)
Martin 15% (6)
Jardine 7% (3)
Tavares 17% (7)
MoJoy
8/7/07 2:08:22AM
Cheick Congo
Lyoto Machida
Michael Bisbing
Terry Martin
Keith Jardine
Forrest Griffin
Thiago Tavares

Meaning Weight class
Twenty20Dollars
8/7/07 2:20:24AM
I mean I think bisping is heavily favored to win. Only way I see him losing is Hamill just takes it to the ground all fight and winning a decision.

But I have all these guys winning at the moment except for forrest.
but I could change my mind before these fights happen.

I have a feeling these guys can win, possibly even forrest but I dont have him winning for my pick.

MoJoy
8/7/07 2:25:13AM
I went with "the Count". Rising star.
peachfuzzz1305
8/7/07 3:02:12AM
Tavarez DUDE


He is gonna submit Griffin
kevietre
8/7/07 3:27:40AM
Machida is still undefeated so another win and he'll be close to getting in the top ten. I can't see Terry Martin breaking into the top ten with a win over Chris Leben whose lost 3 of his last 4 fights.
JuggaloWarrior878
8/7/07 3:29:13AM
congo is the only one fighting a ranked top 10 fighter unless u have nakamura in your 10 so either one of those but i dont see how bisping would be top ten if he beats matt hamil, matt hamil isnt near top 10.
JuggaloWarrior878
8/7/07 3:30:19AM
Oops didnt see jardine but him winning is highly unlikely
DCRage
8/7/07 8:03:42AM
It's actually spelled Kongo, not Congo. He'd be my pick as well, he's got great power and can even pull off a few submission holds. And with the Heavyweight ranks so crowded as it is, he could be a good underdog much like Gonzaga if he gets a shot at a big name like Cro Cop or Arlovski.
postman
8/7/07 9:58:43AM
Thiago Tavares he IMO already is top 10 in LW.
Jake
8/7/07 11:07:59AM
It might be far fetched but i think Koscheck should be in the conversation
Twenty20Dollars
8/7/07 11:51:39AM
No he should'nt because Koscheck is already in the top 10, duh
pv3Hpv3p
8/7/07 11:54:25AM
That's a pretty tough question... I'd have to go with Tavares or Machida... I think they are the closest to the top 10 and fighting the toughest comp out of the group...

I guess I'll go with Machida if I had to pick one... If he gets past Nak, I see him getting some more high profile fights in the future.

I just don't think Kongo, Forrest, or Jardine stand much of a chance.
fedorwins1
8/7/07 11:58:39AM
Machida is the best of all the people you listed and the UFC LHW division is weak except for Shogun, Page, Lidell, Tito, and Wand(if the rumors are true). Tavares is a beast also, but the LW divison is pretty stacked.
Pitbull09
8/7/07 12:19:40PM
Bisbing, He had a successful carreer way before going on TUF and Hamil is still just learning and wont compare. HE could end up laying on Bisbing like 20dollar said but bisbing will win it somehow.
fedorwins1
8/7/07 12:28:06PM
How is Bisping going to be top 10 by beating Hamill? Doesn't make sense to me.
the-james
8/7/07 1:27:57PM
Martin is most likiely to win his next fight obviously but i dont think it would qualifie him as top ten.
TOMMYAYO05
8/7/07 2:22:16PM
Im going to say Kongo or Bisping,i have Kongo with the upset over Mirko and i am pulling for hamill but im thinking bisping in that one.
_GSP_
8/7/07 3:24:45PM
Bisbing his already a top 10 if you ask me pretty much seen all his fights from cage rage to tuf show and ufc and even do i dont like his attitude soon he could be a top 5 , hes already better than guys like tito and rashad
the-james
8/7/07 3:36:07PM

Posted by _GSP_

Bisbing his already a top 10 if you ask me pretty much seen all his fights from cage rage to tuf show and ufc and even do i dont like his attitude soon he could be a top 5 , hes already better than guys like tito and rashad




Yeah but hes not better than guys like Lil Nog, Ricardo Arona, Kaz Nakamura, Sokoudjou, Wanderlai Silva, Babalu, Lyoto Machida etcso he isnt top 5 or even top 10
Copenhagen
8/7/07 6:49:16PM
If Forrest wins his next fight he will without a doubt move into top 10. So IMO it's a very easy pick with Forrest, since you question is IF they do win. If Bisping beats Matt, who cares? Matt isn't ranked at all, he's supposed to beat him.
Taylor8766
8/8/07 2:31:49PM
gotta go with Bisping,
thepunisher
8/8/07 2:41:02PM
I say Jardine if he beats Lidell he is in the top 10 for sure
CwB
8/8/07 2:52:21PM
jardine - only if he dominates chuck (which isn't possible, he might catch him but thats it)

Bisping- hasn't fough top competition yet so no way should he be ranked top 10

Machida- if he wins i could see him being ranked 10 of 10

Tavares - 155 division is too stacked to fit him in there unless he beats a top 10 guy

Kongo - Has top ten stand up and power but where is his ground game, even though beating mirko is one hell of a task i still wouldnt see him being top ten considering anyone with a ground game would desroy him,

Martin - looks promising but again doesnt have the top competition under his wing, and leben isnt exactly a top comtender.

Griffin - if he wins i think he should definately be ranked in top ten. IMO his fight with tito was a draw, he was beating jardine untill he got caught, and shogun is arguebly #1 in 205 if forrest wins he should definately be ranked.
JewJitsu
8/8/07 3:28:07PM
Its hard to say any of them really should be even if they win their next fight.

It won't do anything for Martin to beat Leben. It would do more for Leben to beat Martin coming off the win over Salaverry.

If Tavares beats Griffin, he has to be talked about because of all the hype Griffin has.

If anyone, its a stretch but it would have to be Forrest.
zephead
8/8/07 3:33:16PM
I picked Kongo.


AchillesHeel
8/8/07 3:40:27PM
Eight people have picked Bisping?

I went with Jardine. If he defeats Chuck Liddell, it will wash away the freakish loss to Alexander. I'm not sure who he might bump out of my Top 10, though. If Machida loses, then he'd be the one to drop to #11.

By the way, all of you people who rank Sokoudjou mid-Top 10 are nuts. Machida should be Top 10, especially if he beats Nakamura.
pv3Hpv3p
8/8/07 4:21:40PM

Posted by AchillesHeel

Eight people have picked Bisping?



I don't think Bisbing has done anything to prove that he's top ten yet, besides look promising against mediocre competition... not saying he's a bad fighter by anymeans, just that he hasn't had a real test as of yet. IMO, there's no way he could be ranked above Machida (who was my pick for being bumped up if he wins)


I went with Jardine. If he defeats Chuck Liddell, it will wash away the freakish loss to Alexander. I'm not sure who he might bump out of my Top 10, though. If Machida loses, then he'd be the one to drop to #11.


I personally think his loss to Alexander was no more freakish than his win against Forrest. the DoM needs a couple more fights to be top ten IMO... Although he is probably facing the toughest comp out of the bunch (especially if he stands and strikes with Chuck), so I guess that has to be taken into account...


By the way, all of you people who rank Sokoudjou mid-Top 10 are nuts. Machida should be Top 10, especially if he beats Nakamura.


I think Soko deserves the spot after convincingly beating two top10 (maybe top5) guys... I don't think there's ever been a newcomer to the sport that has pulled that off (or had the opportunity for that matter)... I have him on the lower half of my list because I still want to see his chin tested...

For me, Nak and Machida are in a virtual tie for the 10th spot (i've got Nak in there right now)... So this fight will at least help me solve that problem.

Copenhagen
8/8/07 6:25:01PM
You guys realize Forrest was one of the fighters you could pick, he just didn't put it on poll, it's in his post though. I think only me and one other person mentioned Forrest. If every guy on that list wins their next fight Forrest would definitely be ranked above any of them.
AchillesHeel
8/9/07 10:12:59AM

Posted by pv3Hpv3p

I don't think Bisbing has done anything to prove that he's top ten yet, besides look promising against mediocre competition... not saying he's a bad fighter by anymeans, just that he hasn't had a real test as of yet.


Exactly. And not rating him Top-10 is certainly no disrespect. I might rate him Top-20 right now. I'd like to see him against somebody like Wilson Gouveia, Stephan Bonnar, Renato Sobral, or Jason Lambert.


Posted by pv3Hpv3p

IMO, there's no way he could be ranked above Machida (who was my pick for being bumped up if he wins)


I picked Jardine partly because I already have Machida in my Top 10.

If Jardine beats Liddell and Machida loses to Nakamura, Jardine will (probably) be #10 and Machida will drop out of my Top 10. If they both win, I'm not sure if Jardine will crack the list. Lil Nog, Tito Ortiz and Ricardo Arona will probably drop down the next time I review my lists, but I'm not sure they'll fall out of the Top 10 altogether. I'd love to see Jardine against one of those guys, whether he wins or loses against Liddell (right now, of course, it could only be Tito, since Arona and Nogueira aren't with the UFC).


Posted by pv3Hpv3p

the DoM needs a couple more fights to be top ten IMO... Although he is probably facing the toughest comp out of the bunch (especially if he stands and strikes with Chuck), so I guess that has to be taken into account...


Precisely. A win over Liddell would be huge for Jardine.
_GSP_
8/9/07 5:46:01PM
Bisbing his a way better fighter than babalu
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