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Brandon Vera Wants HW And LHW Titles Within A Year!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Brandon (The Truth) Vera, who is half-Filipino, said he hopes to bring pride to the Philippines like his idol Manny Pacquiao by winning the heavyweight and lightheavyweight championships, possibly within a year, during a recent visit to Manila.

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Post #1   4/22/08 8:50:31PM   

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I actually think he can win the HW title, if he gets through Werdum i think he can beat Nog, too fast for Nog on the feet and i dont think Nog can take him down, and if he does i dont think he'll get Vera in a sub, and after Nog there is no other real threat, other than yes, brock lesnar, if he learns sub defense i dont see many people beating him except Nog, and maybe Mir again, but i dont think Mir will make it to the title, id pick just about anyone close to the top over Mir (werdum, Vera,Nog,Herring...) About the LHW title, i think Vera is gettin too greedy, to start off the UFC wont want him to go down to LHW, and even if they do let him go down to LHW, he'll probably have to give up the HW belt.

However, if he looses a fight i think he'll drop down to LHW, which I'm curious to see.

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Post #2   4/22/08 9:08:36PM   

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great plan...too bad he is going to get submitted by Werdum

and at LHW...there are way too many contenders for him to get anywhere near a title shot within a year.

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HW title he has a shot, LHW I dont think so. He would have to come in some great shape and fight a #1 contender fight. i'll be suprised if he wins one title. honestly.

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Maybe he should get a title shot before he runs his mouth for something that big. I personally dont think he could win either. Even if he did win HW, I doubt Dana would let him go for the LHW. Plus if Dana did, he would make him fight to get a shot and also be defending the HW title each 6 months.

I dont think its possible in the UFC now.

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he can want in one hand and shxt in the other and see which one fills up first.

i think vera is a skilled fighter, but i dont see him getting either belt anytime soon. nog would sub him. nog got big tim down who has great TD defense. he would have no problems getting vera down. vera might do some damage but we all know nog can take a beating and still find a way to win. i think vera would have problems with werdum as well. and at LHW there is just no way he could get the title let alone within a year. LHW is stacked and i think there are to many that would beat vera. i think rampage, jardine, thiago silva, machida, lidell, would all beat him, and others like gouveia would give him a run for his money

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this guy is way too cocky. hes too small for HW and LHW is stacked . HW is his best chance for a title IMO. werdum or nogeuira would sub him. I'd give gonzago, kongo, cro cop, and an in shape mir a good chance to beat him also.

i really like brandon vera but when he opens his mouth

its funny because he said the exact same thing a while ago after one of his fights. chuck was in the audience laughing.

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Posted by Pitbull09

Maybe he should get a title shot before he runs his mouth for something that big. I personally dont think he could win either.



I agree. But I would change title shot to actually winning his previous fight(s). I really don't get these fighters saying they can take the title after they've lost their last fight. This one almost has me in stitches in that he's talking about takiing both titles in a year.

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Posted by disorderlyvision

he can want in one hand and shxt in the other and see which one fills up first.

i think vera is a skilled fighter, but i dont see him getting either belt anytime soon. nog would sub him. nog got big tim down who has great TD defense. he would have no problems getting vera down. vera might do some damage but we all know nog can take a beating and still find a way to win. i think vera would have problems with werdum as well. and at LHW there is just no way he could get the title let alone within a year. LHW is stacked and i think there are to many that would beat vera. i think rampage, jardine, thiago silva, machida, lidell, would all beat him, and others like gouveia would give him a run for his money



You gotta remember that Tim Sylvia cheated (for the second time that we know of) in that fight and thats why the UFC quietly let him go. :-p

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Posted by PaleHorse

You gotta remember that Tim Sylvia cheated (for the second time that we know of) in that fight and thats why the UFC quietly let him go. :-p




Right..... after giving him a title shot.

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wasn't there a rumor that he was going to move to WEC

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Posted by McBee

wasn't there a rumor that he was going to move to WEC



Never heard of it. All i know is that he used to be in the WEC, doubt that he'll go back, plus WEC doesnt have a HW division

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How did Sylvia cheat against Vera? Either way, Vera isnt even close to a title shot. Not only did he lose to Sylvia, but he put on a boring piss poor showing.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Vera say before his fight with big Timmy that if he lost he would move down to LHW? Anyway, I really can't give him a chance of winning both titles within a year because he hasn't even earned a title shot at HW yet. First he's got to beat Werdum, then hope that it is enough to get him a shot to face Big Nog. Maybe him and Nog will be the next coaches for TUF 8 and will have a title fight at the end of the year....

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