Team U.S.A.

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BigEvil
8/14/07 4:04:52PM
Someone Brought up the topic of mma in the olympics, who do you think should represent the USA in each weight class, im going to include one alternate in mine. If you want to add other countries go ahead, props if you can figure one out for a country other than US, Brazil, or Russia.

Team USA:
HW: Couture, Vera

LHW: Rampage, Liddell

MW: Franklin, Hendo

WW: Hughes, Serra

LW: Sherk, Penn

FW: Faber, Pulver

BW: ???

Anyway just thought it would be cool, I put Serra in there cuz he's the current champ anyone think they can put together a better team USA?

szucconi
8/14/07 4:22:15PM

HW: Monson - Better? no, but I think he would represent the US well. Couture would be ideal, but Monson never gets a lot of press. I think he's a good dude.

LHW: Rampage

MW: Hendo

WW: Hughes

LW: Penn

FW: Faber

BW: Manny Tapia - Soon to be WEC champ.
AchillesHeel
8/14/07 4:25:06PM
Josh Barnett, man! Josh Barnett! Sheesh. How quickly people forget...

Oh, and Brazilians could be holding three UFC belts a year from now. We all better learn to pronounce their names properly. It's "Antonio Hodrigo Nogueira" and "Shogun Hua."
cowcatcher
8/14/07 4:38:09PM

Posted by szucconi

BW: Manny Tapia - Soon to be WEC champ.



doesnt look like it now, i guess tapia is out with an injury..........didnt mean to threadjack
BigEvil
8/14/07 4:39:11PM
Good Call on Barnett! I did forget although the olympic steroid testing policy is gonna be tuff
Jackelope
8/14/07 4:42:26PM
Team Canada

HW:??

LHW: Bill Mahood

MW: Cote/Jason MacDonald

WW: St. Pierre

LW: Sam Stout

They'd get murdered haha

szucconi
8/14/07 4:43:12PM

Posted by AchillesHeel

Josh Barnett, man! Josh Barnett! Sheesh. How quickly people forget...

Oh, and Brazilians could be holding three UFC belts a year from now. We all better learn to pronounce their names properly. It's "Antonio Hodrigo Nogueira" and "Shogun Hua."



I thought Barnett, but like I said, I just like Monson. I don't think he would win and he's not even in my top ten HWs.
Jackelope
8/14/07 4:44:42PM
Ahh, come on.. you gotta have Mr. All American Don Frye in there haha! He could wear his normal ring attire
pv3Hpv3p
8/14/07 5:34:12PM

Posted by Jackelope

Team Canada

HW:??

LHW: Bill Mahood

MW: Cote/Jason MacDonald

WW: St. Pierre

LW: Sam Stout

They'd get murdered haha




Actually wouldn't be too bad... You could get Gary Goodridge as your HVY

No comment on Bill Mahood

Maybe even Carlos Newton at 185

GSP's a given

LW you could go Horodeski maybe...


Team Brazil would be mean as well

HVY: Big Nog, Napao, Junior Silva
LHW: Shogun, Wand, Lil Nog, Arona
MW: Cyborg, Ninja, Filho
WW: Alves, De Souza, Azeredo (?weight?)
LW: Tavares, Riberio, JZ

And the gold medal goes to...
Jackelope
8/14/07 6:01:54PM
Brazil, U.S.A. then Russia. With Russia taking the heavyweight division, obviously ;)
DNor
8/14/07 6:32:28PM
What about Japan?

HW: Hidehiko Yoshida, Kazuyuki Fujita

LHW: Kazuhiro Nakamura

MW: Akihiri Gono, Minowa, Yuki Kondo, Misaki

WW: Shinya Aoki, Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

LW: Takonori Gomi, Mishima, Tatsuya Kawajiri

FW: Kid Yamamoto
Playground_Samurai
8/14/07 6:52:35PM
HW-Barnett
LHW-Liddell, since he wouldn't have to fight Rampage.
MW-Hendo
WW-Hughes......possibly Swick in a year or so
LW-Penn
masodd
8/14/07 7:52:21PM
HW-Randy Couture
LHW-Rampage
MW-Hendo
WW-John Fitch or Josh Koscheck or Carlos Condit
LW-BJ Penn
FW-Faber
the-james
8/14/07 8:20:17PM
The best USA team would like this:

HW: Barnett, Couture, Vera
LHW: Henderson, Rampage, Liddell
MW: Franklin, Lindland, Marquardt
WW: Hughes, Fitch, Serra
LW: BJ, Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez (im pretty sure hes american)
FW: Faber, Curran, Pulver
Yaknowhaimean
8/14/07 8:35:16PM
Cool thread idea. How about... Team... Britain?

HW: James Thompson
LHW: Bisping, James Zikic
MW: whatever happened to Lee Murray? haha... or Ross Pointon? hahaha
WW: Paul Daley, David Lee, Paul Taylor
LW: Terry Etim
FW: Brad Pickett, Paul McVeigh, and Alex Owen
BW: ?

OK I don't really know british fighters.... and they'd get whooped... but we need more countries represented!

War USA, by the way
cmill21
8/14/07 8:38:24PM
I think brazil would win as a team. But here are my individual medal predictions.
HW: Gold-Russia
Silver- Croatia
Bronze- Brazil
LHW:
Gold-Brazil
Silver-USA
Bronze-Brazil again
MW:
Gold-Brazil
Silver-USA
Bronze- Brazil, maybe Canada(kang could fight for them maybe pull out a medal)
WW:
Gold-Canada
Silver-USA
Bronze-Probly USA again, maaaybe Armenia
LW:
Gold-Japan
Silver-Japan
Bronze-USA
FW:
Gold-USA
Silver-Japan
Bronze-Japan

I'll let you guys figure who belongs behind their country . I based some of my ratings on who is fenatical for national pride, mix that with talent and you have a verrrry dangerous person. Kaaaaro??
BigEvil
8/14/07 9:57:29PM
good job guys, I drove home from work and checked the progress of the thread and am impressed. I didnt even think of Japan or England How about some other countries....
The_Grim_Reaper
8/14/07 10:47:58PM
come on!! Nederlands????

HW - Semmy Shilt / Gilbert Yvel
LHW - Alistair Overeem
MW - Martijn de Jong
WW - ??
LW - ??

France :

HW - Jerome LeBanner / Cheick Kongo
LHW - ??
MW - ??
WW - ??
LW - ??


Some one fill in the list?
the-james
8/14/07 11:28:44PM
Team Brazil would dominate if these were to happen , look at the team they would have


HW: Nog, Werdum, Gonzaga
LHW: Shogun, W. Silva, Lil Nog
MW: A.Silva, Paulho Filho, Ninja
WW: Thiago Alves cant think of any others
LW: Vitor Ribeiro, Hermes Franca, Thiago Taveres
DNor
8/15/07 12:17:58AM
Hmm, anyone man enough to declare Korea to win the Olympics? lol.

HW: Choi Mu Bae
LHW: Lee Eun Su, Yong Dik Soon
MW: Dae Won Kim, Dong Hyun Kim
WW: Eoh Won Jin
LW: ??????
FW: Un Sik Song

(Not including Denis Kang)
Jackelope
8/15/07 1:37:42AM

Posted by cmill21

HW: Gold-Russia
Silver- Croatia
Bronze- Brazil

I'll let you guys figure who belongs behind their country . I based some of my ratings on who is fenatical for national pride, mix that with talent and you have a verrrry dangerous person. Kaaaaro??



I think Nog would have Cro Cop's number ;) Definitely entertaining with the medal predictions, though.

Here's my gold predictions:

HW: Fedor

LHW: Wanderlei Silva

MW: Anderson Silva

WW: Gotta go with Hughes, sorry (*ducks incoming flames*)

LW: Aoki (but personally I'd love to see Parisyan cut down to this weight class if he could.)
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