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Is fighting on two cards in a row??? I'm pretty amazed that he would be cleared to fight again that soon after losing. Even though he didn't really sustain any damage it still seems strange to me that he would be fighting on 2 UFC cards back to back only a matter of weeks apart. Both against tough opponents too. I don't know if that's all that smart.

Post #1   8/21/08 6:45:48AM   

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He was basically in a grappling match though. I always find it curious when the UFC lets some guys wait six months and then lets other fight 2 events in a row.

Im ecspecially suprised they are doing it with a guy like Jason MacDonald. It doesnt seem like a guy they are pushing real hard.

Post #2   8/21/08 9:08:35AM   

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I think most of the time it is the fighter that wants a break for a few months so he can rest for a couple of weeks and then start training for his next opponent.

I am guessing MacDonald really wanted this fight. I think he knows it is a very good matchup for him.

Post #3   8/21/08 9:41:08AM   

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He wants a Win and feels like he could/should get on here. He's won 2 of his last five and his losses are to Maia (up and comer), Okami (contender), and Franklin. I hope he pulls it off and should get a submission in the second or third round.

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Good call stock. Chances are he just wants to stay in the mix. It keeps the wallet happy and the ring rust away. He got the potential to be great.

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I think he was disappointed in the loss against Maia and felt that he really could have won that one. Maybe he is just pumped for redemption. As long as I wasn't injured, I would be the most motivated after a loss, so I would probably do the same.

Not only that, coming in short notice, and even more so right after a fight is something that impresses the bosses. I can't see Jason doing wrong by this decision.

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yeah sure, I can understand all of those reasons completely, I was more thinking just along the lines of training for your opponent. I wouldn't employ the same style against lambert as I would against Maia, and as a result I would probably want a little more than a couple of weeks to prepare.

I have huge respect for any fighter that is willing to step up and fight anytime anyplace regardless of if they just fought, I'm just thinking that it might hurt his performance.

I actually live in Edmonton on and off, so I'm always pulling for Jason when he fights. I've been thinking of switching over to his gym, it would be great to get a chance to train with someone fighting in the big leagues, not a lot of people get that opportunity. I was training at a smaller gym for a while but moving back and forth makes it hard to keep up a steady regimen, it looks like I might be staying put for a while so I was thinking about taking it a little more seriously now that I can commit the time.

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Posted by Aether

yeah sure, I can understand all of those reasons completely, I was more thinking just along the lines of training for your opponent. I wouldn't employ the same style against lambert as I would against Maia, and as a result I would probably want a little more than a couple of weeks to prepare.





I see where you are coming from. I'm not sure about how long it will take to build a game plan. Jason will already be in fighting form (physical wise) so maybe a month is long enough given the fact that he can really focus on the game plan and not just getting into fight shape.

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I think it a good thing for him to fight again, if he is not injured why not plus when you lost a few and you get offer a fight you just take it, you never know with the ufc when you might be out of a job lol

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Maybe he doesn't really feel he needs a gameplan since his base is jiu-jitsu and in this fight, doing what he did against maia is actually the smart move. He may feel that his fight with maia essentially acted as training for a fight with a guy like lambert.

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I said it again, I'm not a fan of Lambert, but I just see MacDonald as a weaker version of Travis Lutter, a 1-trick pony that's not good at that trick

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Is he replacing Jason Day?

UFC is trying to break into Ontario, and they could be trying to keep a Canadian presence on the card.

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You know, call me stupid, but I think Jason actually stands of good chance of winning this fight. The only concern I think he'll have is if Lambert gets him on his back. Besides that, I think he's actually got a great chance of winning this fight..

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Posted by Chuteboxer

You know, call me stupid, but I think Jason actually stands of good chance of winning this fight. The only concern I think he'll have is if Lambert gets him on his back. Besides that, I think he's actually got a great chance of winning this fight..



I aggree i think Mcdonald is winning this one too

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I think Jason has a ton of potential and Lambert shouldn't be to difficult for him. If the fight goes to the ground Jason has got the advantage whether he's on his back or otherwise.

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