Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

- HUERTA-FLORIAN WINNER IN LINE FOR UFC TITLE SHOT

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

CantAndleDaRiddum

I Got My Black Belt in MMA

CantAndleDaRiddum Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,354
Career:299-192
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
318
It was recently confirmed that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contenders Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian will face each other in August at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. UFC president Dana White on Thursday said that the winner of that bout at UFC 87 is likely to be next in line for the winner of next Saturday’s lightweight title bout between current champion B.J. Penn and former titleholder Sean Sherk.

During a pre-fight media call for UFC 84, a question arose as to whether or not the winner of the lightweight title next week would move up to challenge Georges St. Pierre in a dream bout of sorts. White said that it was highly unlikely and a premature move for either Penn or Sherk.

“I like to see guys clean out a division and there be no doubt who is the best 155-pounder, 170, 185-pounder, etc. You find out who the best is because these guys clean out a division,” commented White.

That said, regardless of which fighter walks out of the Octagon with the belt on May 24, he doesn’t believe that Penn or Sherk would have “cleaned out the division” at that point, citing Huerta and Florian.

“I think the winner (between Penn and Sherk)... there's another fight between Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian, I think the winner of that fight will fight the winner of this fight and let's say it's B.J. or Sean (who wins that match-up), I would consider that cleaning out the division,” stated the UFC president. “Then I would sit down and talk to them about where they wanted to go from there.”
_______________________________________________

makes total since, i can't think of who else would get the shot

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=6277&zoneid=2

Post #1   5/15/08 11:49:50PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,183
Career:2,810-1,780
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,072
Makes sense....they are both great to watch and on sick win streaks. Good call.

Post #2   5/16/08 12:00:37AM   

finnish_line

In Full Mount

finnish_line Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:622
Career:517-331
Joined:Aug 2007
Camp: Great Boxe
Chips:
105


How would beating Huerta or Florian be cleaning out the most stacked division (except maybe Light Heavy) in the UFC?

Griffin deserves a shot at least. And after that there will probably be one or two worthy challengers at Lightweight.

Plus GSP already beat Sherk and Penn.

Post #3   5/16/08 12:12:11AM   

holt8081

MMA Sensei

holt8081 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,397
Career:604-346
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
147
Penn will beat shark boy and Huerta will beat Lava girl

Post #4   5/16/08 12:37:02AM   

pinoymixplaya

MMA Regular

pinoymixplaya Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:238
Career:296-200
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
23
I really don't think that Penn will beat Sherk like many people believe. The only people to have beaten good wrestlers are typically guys with better wrestling.

Beating the winner of Huerta/Florian is not cleaning out the weight class. Griffin, Diaz, Clementi, Gamburyan, Fisher, Edgar, Aurelio, and Guida are all top of the line in the LW division in the UFC.....

Post #5   5/16/08 1:11:20AM   

GrandMaster313

In Full Mount

GrandMaster313 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:708
Career:1,012-656
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
56
i like Kenny a lot but honestly Huerta looks as unbeatable as Anderson Silva................and that's scary !

Post #6   5/16/08 1:38:39AM   

decken

Standup Guy

decken Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:273
Career:471-314
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
63

Posted by pinoymixplaya

I really don't think that Penn will beat Sherk like many people believe. The only people to have beaten good wrestlers are typically guys with better wrestling.

Beating the winner of Huerta/Florian is not cleaning out the weight class. Griffin, Diaz, Clementi, Gamburyan, Fisher, Edgar, Aurelio, and Guida are all top of the line in the LW division in the UFC.....




Did someone forget that BJ Penn has beaten matt hughes and had a split decision against GSP which both have beaten Sherk and both are better wrestlers then Sherk.

Anyways the Huerta v Florian fight is going to be awesome to watch, I can't wait. And whoever the champion is and whoever the challenger is next it will be a great fight. All four of them are great fighters.

Post #7   5/16/08 7:17:23AM   

whardin19

MMA Sensei

whardin19 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,071
Career:1,004-606
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: B-Robs Terror
Chips:
79
I agree that the winner of the Huerta/Florian fight should fight the winner of Sherk/Penn. But the one thing I don't agree with is that if the winner of the Sherk/Penn fight beats the Huerta/Florian fight that, that guy cleaned out the division. There is alot of good fighters in that division. Many fights could still happen and be crowd pleasers after those two fights.

Post #8   5/16/08 7:46:57AM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,562
Career:2,660-1,415
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
953
how could you say you cleaned out the weight class, the lightweights are stacked!!!! only divisions you could clean out is middleweight and heavyweight

Post #9   5/16/08 8:30:30AM   

silverbullet

Shrimpin' ain't easy

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:727
Career:144-82
Joined:May 2007
Chips:
113

Posted by GrandMaster313

i like Kenny a lot but honestly Huerta looks as unbeatable as Anderson Silva................and that's scary !



hmm... Did you watch his fight against Guida? I'm not saying that Huerta is not a good fighter but he did have his ass handed to him.

Post #10   5/16/08 10:08:21AM   

teddythetuna

In Full Mount

teddythetuna Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:554
Career:1,164-752
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
79
Lightweight division is stacked and it will take more than florian/huerta to clean it out but i dont agree with edgar being up there. didnt he just getted mopped up by maynard

Post #11   5/16/08 12:12:26PM   

kaskd

MMA Regular

kaskd Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:232
Career:1,207-662
Joined:Apr 2007
Chips:
42
Huerta-Florian would not be much of a challenge for either Sherk or Penn. The light weight division is stacked and there are a lot of fighters, but Sherk and Penn are on a different level. Just like every other UFC champion. If Huerta beats Florian i don't see him beating either Sherk or Penn, but if Florian wins I can see him barely beating Sherk.

Post #12   5/16/08 3:32:00PM   

Red-Dragon

In Full Mount

Red-Dragon Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:549
Career:337-201
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Bravo Forum
Chips:
78

Posted by silverbullet


Posted by GrandMaster313

i like Kenny a lot but honestly Huerta looks as unbeatable as Anderson Silva................and that's scary !



hmm... Did you watch his fight against Guida? I'm not saying that Huerta is not a good fighter but he did have his ass handed to him.



Agreed.. That was a massive over statement to say Huerta is as unbeatable as Silve. Silva has always dominated and Huerta is kind of a comeback kid in some of his fights.

I do think Huerta has a better chance against Penn or Sherk than Florian does. Simply because I don't think either Huerta or Florian can hang with those guys on the ground but Huerta has a some chance in the stand up.

Post #13   5/16/08 4:41:27PM   

EON

Banned

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:507
Career:112-65
Joined:Apr 2008
Chips:
109
i fail to see the hype on florian, hes hardly beaten top competition, id still like to see how the din thomas fight would have happened without the injury, huerta is in another skill set, guida would beat florian but they seem to give florian lesser competition to build him up i guess, this fight however will put him at 9-4

Huerta by KO 2nd round

Post #14   5/16/08 7:13:12PM   

bls1919

Banned From Forums

bls1919 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,068
Career:308-183
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
137
I would pick Huerta or Florian against Sherk and BJ against them all. I hope we see BJ vs Huerta

Post #15   5/16/08 8:05:21PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2