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Shogun vs. Chuck Confirmed UFC 85 London (June)

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all i know is it gets better and better.i thought when forrest vs. shogun that was a fantasy.but now.my god!! ps. ufc 80 best card ive ever seen.

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Hmm that didnt take long

It was clear this was going to happen from the 2 articles we had earlier today

Chuck wants to fight in Vegas
Shogun wants to fight sooner

Not sure why the UFC have made this fight? Are we really meant to expect the winner to get the next title shot after Forrest? What about Jardine?

Would of loved this fight when they were both ranked #1 and #2 around a year ago but im not so sure about it anymore, its a rough fight for Shogun coming off a loss and not yet having a win in the UFC

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Yeah, these cards are shaping up nicely so far. I am very excited for this fight. Unfortunately, I don't want to see either fighter lose. Especially, Liddell since he is one of my favorites and Shogun is too, yet I have been supporting Liddell much longer. It is unfortunate that Shogun may go 0-2. I think there is a good chance that Liddell will win, Liddell is a bad match up for Shogun. I hope it is a good fight and that it does not go to a decision, yet it more than likely will. If it does go to a decision, it had better be a good fight like Silva/Liddell.



I have to respectably disagree. I know a lot of people on this thread and all over the world see Chuck winning. And he may very well do so. It could play out to be a carbon copy of Liddell vs. Overeem in PRIDE. However. I personally feel Shogun's striking abilities are bar none regardless of the outcome of the Griffin fight. And the reach adavntage has got to at least be equal between the two.

That said, I see Shogun by KO or TKO in Round 2.

Feel free to disagree.

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I'm loving Joe Silva right now

Finally we are seeing fights that were just a dream a year ago. I think Shogun could win a decision, but that's about it. Chuck has an amazing sprawl and has avoided that takedown from much better wrestlers than Shogun. Chuck's striking plays good into Shogun's style also. On the other hand, if Shogun comes in shape, motivated, and keeps moving forward and being aggressive he could pull it out.

Post #19   2/1/08 5:14:26PM   

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Posted by fedorwins1

I'm loving Joe Silva right now

Finally we are seeing fights that were just a dream a year ago. I think Shogun could win a decision, but that's about it. Chuck has an amazing sprawl and has avoided that takedown from much better wrestlers than Shogun. Chuck's striking plays good into Shogun's style also. On the other hand, if Shogun comes in shape, motivated, and keeps moving forward and being aggressive he could pull it out.



They really are making great cards so far. Lots of amazing fights and a great 2008 as of now. Hopefully it doesn't change and start to suck. I personally don't want to see another card with something like Franklin vs Okami as the main event.

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i like this news

Post #21   2/1/08 5:30:10PM   

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what a mega fight, it would be perfect if it's a freebie on spike, but i doubt it. shogun is awesome but after how he looked against forrest i have to pick lidell by ko this is not going to the judges, great main event

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I think Shogun's going to take this. Reasons are solid chin(never been stopped by strikes), great muay thai(crushed Overeem who's a great striker) and also I think all of this "chuck's got such great stand up" is a little overrated, chuck's been beaten on quite a few times by good strikers(watch the overeem fight, up until Overeem gassed he was killing chuck). I do think this fight depends heavily on how chuck defends the clinch.

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I think everyone needs to remeber the Jardine fight and relize Shogun is going to do the samething as keith did only about 5X better. After he beats those legs up awhile the he will go in for the clinch and thats when the ko will happen. Just one man opinion.

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This will be a really good fight but have to give Chuck the edge due to how their styles match up.

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Posted by postman

I think everyone needs to remeber the Jardine fight and relize Shogun is going to do the samething as keith did only about 5X better.



Then compare what Jardine did to Forrest and what Rua did to Forrest jk

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Posted by postman

I think everyone needs to remeber the Jardine fight and relize Shogun is going to do the samething as keith did only about 5X better.



Then compare what Jardine did to Forrest and what Rua did to Forrest jk



Then compare what Jackson did to Chuck and what Shogun did to Jackson jk MMA math is fun boys and girls.

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Chucks gonna get KTFO. The Shogun from PRIDE is coming back!!!

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Off topic but i'll make an avtar bet with anyone on this fight.

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Posted by cmill21

Off topic but i'll make an avtar bet with anyone on this fight.



but what about the cro cop av Cmill?

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