Who would you like the UFC to get next???

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POLL: Who should the UFC get next?(besides Fedor)
Lil Nog 14% (6)
Shogun 40% (17)
Gomi 12% (5)
Wanderlei Silva 26% (11)
Mark Hunt 5% (2)
Henderson 2% (1)
Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 4:41:50AM
Who would you like to see fighting in the UFC ASAP? and why?


i know you want all of them..but just 1 :D for now..

i didnt put Fedor on this list since it would be a dominating Fav. since everyone wants to see CroCop/Fedor 2
DoTheMMAth
2/13/07 4:52:23AM
I'm a big Gomi fan, but I'd love to see a Chuck vs Shogun fight to help settle many of the fantasy matchup threads on who's the best LHW at the moment. Wandy a close 2nd, but Shogun first as I think his style is more of a threat to Chuck.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 4:56:22AM

Posted by DoTheMMAth

I'm a big Gomi fan, but I'd love to see a Chuck vs Shogun fight to help settle many of the fantasy matchup threads on who's the best LHW at the moment. Wandy a close 2nd, but Shogun first as I think his style is more of a threat to Chuck.



yeah..i picked Shogun too since that weight division is very shallow and we need more good LHW's....

my second pick would of been Mark Hunt tho...
jmoooooo
2/13/07 5:07:48AM
shogun as well. can i have both him and wandy though? having wandy/shogun/chuck/ortiz/babalu all in that division, plus the TUF fighters coming up would make for some great depth, and great fights....and so many possible combinations.............
hippysmacker
2/13/07 6:49:21AM
Gotta go Wandy, just to end the speculation.
Stickan
2/13/07 6:51:59AM
Wandy because of the following he could get in the states and how incredibly marketable the guy is. His fights are brutal to say the least and we would finally get to see him fight Chuck again. And maybe even fight Rampage in a cage
hippysmacker
2/13/07 6:57:40AM

Posted by Stickan

Wandy because of the following he could get in the states and how incredibly marketable the guy is. His fights are brutal to say the least and we would finally get to see him fight Chuck again. And maybe even fight Rampage in a cage



I think Chuck takes Wandy stylewise, but Wandy owns rampage anywhere for the 3rd time. IMO Wandy is the reason Rampage has not been the same, it's like Tito/Chuck to me. Some guys just always have another guys number.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 7:13:12AM
i think the UFC will only make Rampage stronger...with all those fans behind him i think he will do alot better than in Pride

Rampage is really blowing up with the UFC and like he said...he has this pressure behind him that makes him want to do good,so i think us fans will only push him to train harder and improve his game

i remember at UFC 66 when tito/chuck fought and they put the camera on Rampage when Liddell was doing his post fight interview,and the whole crowd was dead,like "who beat chuck"?..."that guy"?

and now everyone knows who he is all from 1 UFC event to an other..so i think we will see a better rampage as soon as his "jitters" go away and feels more at home here
hippysmacker
2/13/07 7:28:52AM
I hope your right, I love Rampage, but I have seen almost every fight he's had . He has not looked the same to me since the 2nd beating from Wandy. Franlin/Loiseau and Chuck/Randy are similiar examples. Sometimes a really bad loss, especially when you beleived you are going to win changes a fighter. I agree Rampage does look energized , and maybe a change of scenery with a new big US fan base could make the difference. Also, he has a new manager and trainer. I'm going by what I've seen so far though, and I haven't seen anything to make me think he is the guy he was previously. Let's just hope it's onlt jitters.
gspfan31
2/13/07 9:23:39AM
that's a tough choice, it's a tie for me between shogun and gomi
tamarslay3
2/13/07 9:39:28AM

Posted by gspfan31

that's a tough choice, it's a tie for me between shogun and gomi



sorry have to pick Gomi i really just like him the most
AchillesHeel
2/13/07 10:41:54AM
With the state of the UFC divisions, I'd say they could use another elite 205'er or another elite Heavyweight. I'm going to go with the former.

I'm torn between Shogun and Wandy. I kind of like Shogun more, but I can watch him in PRIDE just like I can watch him in the UFC. Meanwhile, casual UFC fans have probably never heard of Shogun and couldn't care less.

Wandy would bring a lot of back-story into the UFC. He beat up Rampage, he lost to Tito, he got his ass kicked by Cro Cop, he's called out Chuck, and Randy Couture once said he'd like a piece of him. There'd be some serious drama attached to Wandy, while Shogun would be a blank slate. Some people would prefer the blank slate, but I like the stories as much as the fights themselves.

I say, bring on The Knees of Doom.
pv3Hpv3p
2/13/07 11:09:42AM
It was a toss up for me between Wanderlei and Lil Nog... I ended up going with Rogerio for two reasons...

1. Even thought they are similar ages I think Lil Nog has more fights left in him than Wandy does...

2. I would really like to see the UFC bridge the gap with Brazilian Top Team.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 12:51:24PM

Posted by AchillesHeel

With the state of the UFC divisions, I'd say they could use another elite 205'er or another elite Heavyweight. I'm going to go with the former.

I'm torn between Shogun and Wandy. I kind of like Shogun more, but I can watch him in PRIDE just like I can watch him in the UFC. Meanwhile, casual UFC fans have probably never heard of Shogun and couldn't care less.

Wandy would bring a lot of back-story into the UFC. He beat up Rampage, he lost to Tito, he got his ass kicked by Cro Cop, he's called out Chuck, and Randy Couture once said he'd like a piece of him. There'd be some serious drama attached to Wandy, while Shogun would be a blank slate. Some people would prefer the blank slate, but I like the stories as much as the fights themselves.

I say, bring on The Knees of Doom.



good points...lot of possible high paying fights

but you're right...a casual fan would pick Wandi...but i think Shogun is better than Wandi and more composed as a fighter
FLAMarlins35
2/13/07 12:55:07PM
i went with silva, cuz all the other silva's/ silvia's are successful
























even though rashad evans is better!
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Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 1:09:59PM

Posted by FLAMarlins35

i went with silva, cuz all the other silva's/ silvia's are successful
























even though rashad evans is better!




you and your Sugar Rashad Evans!..lol
dmdewar
2/13/07 1:33:27PM

Posted by FLAMarlins35
i went with silva, cuz all the other silva's/ silvia's are successful
even though rashad evans is better!



Scary logic there. I dont see Pride letting Fedor, Silva, or Gomi out of their grasps so I am going to say Rua or maybe Silva from EXC and Bodog. Hed make for a tough heavyweight and I think he is attainable.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/13/07 1:44:06PM
im glad to see someone picked Hunt

i couldnt decide between him and Shogun but Hunt would be my Second choice...Shogun could of easily been my second choice too but he was just lucky enough to get my vote

it was a coin flip
roadking95th
2/13/07 1:51:10PM
I am going to pick Gomi. I think his aquisition would do the most to bolster the UFC. He may not have the name recognition that Wanderlei has, to the casual fan, but that would change after one fight. Gomi-Jens-BJ-Sherk-Hermes would be awesome. If you add Fireball to that list, who Dana has already said he WANTED, WOW! The 205 lb division is starting to fill out for the UFC. All of the fighters listed would definitely add top talent and provide awesome wars, however Gomi fills a greater need for the UFC. Shogun, to me, rates 2nd because of his age.
BabbyHughes
2/13/07 4:53:57PM

Posted by DoTheMMAth

I'm a big Gomi fan, but I'd love to see a Chuck vs Shogun fight to help settle many of the fantasy matchup threads on who's the best LHW at the moment. Wandy a close 2nd, but Shogun first as I think his style is more of a threat to Chuck.


sam here, I would love to see that. I would also love to see Wandy vs. Chuck, but I think Shogun would beat Wandy.
fedorwins1
2/13/07 7:28:16PM
I put Shogun so Chutebox can rule the LHW divisions in both orgs.
hippysmacker
2/14/07 7:41:27PM
He's noy on the list, but I just wannna nominate Kid Yamamoto. He could start the featherweight division. even at 155 I think he would be an immediate title contender.
DirtySouthBoss
2/14/07 8:08:48PM
For one fight its gotta be Wandy. Who hasn't been waiting forever to see him fight Chuck? I hope this does happen( and soon) because even though The Ice Man has been killing everyone that number is getting close to 40.


For a couple of years i'd pick up gomi. He could definately put the spot light on the little guys. I wanna see BJ/Gomi 2. IMO Sherk needs to go.
Snacks
2/14/07 8:11:32PM
Mitsuhiro Ishida. His style would be perfect for the UFC.
TheArtOfWar
2/14/07 11:22:09PM
Shogun... cause he deserves a title shot for long time and it didn t happen because of who the champ is ...
hippysmacker
2/14/07 11:56:29PM

Posted by TheArtOfWar

Shogun... cause he deserves a title shot for long time and it didn t happen because of who the champ is ...



The reason I prefer Wandy is all the Chuck/Wandy crap could end.Shogun coulds be the pride champ then, with his only real threat Lil Nog IMO. And he's a big threat., I thinkhe won their first fight.
roman
2/15/07 1:10:18AM
I picked Silva so we can see a liddell wandy fight happen
Reignofterror
2/15/07 4:11:12PM
The UFC's lightweight division is blooming at a pretty steady rate and they've aquired some great talent and alot of possible contenders and matchups. The welterweight division IMO is the most concrete in the UFC and they've got most of the top 10 talent in the world with the likes of St.Pierre, Hughes, Sanchez, etc. However everything else in the UFC is pretty shallow at this point especially LHW, and HW (although they are improving with the addition of Crocop, and Rampage to the roster). If the UFC could aquire Wanderlei Silva or Shogun tons of fantasy matchups could possibly be made, and Chuck would get the chance to fight some of the worlds best international light heavyweights.
TheArtOfWar
2/16/07 1:06:48AM

Posted by hippysmacker


Posted by TheArtOfWar

Shogun... cause he deserves a title shot for long time and it didn t happen because of who the champ is ...



The reason I prefer Wandy is all the Chuck/Wandy crap could end.Shogun coulds be the pride champ then, with his only real threat Lil Nog IMO. And he's a big threat., I thinkhe won their first fight.



I didn t think about that ...you are perfectly right and i change my mind but it seems that i can t change my vote.
OB_Juan
2/16/07 2:04:15AM
Rogerio is probably the only realistic choice given. Champs are unlikely and Hunt's fat ass han't been anywhere near making 265 for a long time.

+1 for Ishida.

My nominee would probably be Kang. He'd make a great addition to an already stacked div.
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