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Anderson Silva vs Thales Leites likely for UFC 97 in April in Montreal

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Posted by jgtribbett

i dont think that thales deserves a title shot.




i totally agree....i think if he keeps up his current ways, then eventually he'll deserve one, but he's only one fight removed from losing (yeah i said it! ha) in the nate the great match...lietes is a great fighter, and just like anybody that challenges for a title, poses some potential problems....but...i personally think that okami deserves it, since he is fighting this month, april is plenty of time to prepare for another fight......other than okami (in regards to fighters who are not tied up already in fights) i think that nate the great deserves the most other than okami....hes handily beat everybody since the first title fight, plus nate won the leites fight, just messed up a couple times and it cost him in his recored but it shouldnt cost him in his standing.......maia would even be a more deserving challenge the lietes, given that he is undefeated and has run thru everybody including a former title challenger in his last fight.....i personally think this is a worse deserving challenge than the cote fight....lietes doesnt deserve it (yet)....okami deserves it...hopefully this is more rumor than fact

Post #16   12/23/08 9:53:36AM   

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um who has Thales beat that got him in title contention? Okami, Marquardt, and Henderson are the top 3 of the MW division and in that order IMO.....

Post #17   12/23/08 10:05:27AM   

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Boo. Leites is moderately deserving and all, but I'd like to see Silva challenged. Leites is too slow in all his movements.

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Mania now reports the fight has a date: April 18.

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For those that will be asking the obvious...pending UFC 94 outcome.

Post #19   12/23/08 10:38:39AM   

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I highly doubt that GSP will be on this card. I'm thinking that if he beats Penn that he'll rest until UFC 100 on July 4, where he'll probably face Alves. After that, I'm thinking that the UFC will finally make him a coach on TUF, possibly facing off against somebody like Jake Shields (or, um, some guy named Silva).

Don't quote me, but remember that I called it if this happens.

Post #20   12/23/08 11:19:51AM   

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I don't like that fight at all, i want to go to Montreal for that UFC and i would love to see Silva challenged please have Henderson fight him or even Nate. Leites is just gonna waste a silva fight plus The spider doesn't need another ko on his HL reel.

Post #21   12/23/08 11:29:42AM   

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The UFC could find better fights against Anderson considering he has only a few fights left. This will be another round one KO...

Post #22   12/23/08 11:31:00AM   

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Dana is so full of shit. He calls fedor for "not fighting anybody" yet he has his best fighter aviod the best competition 3 fights in a row!!!!

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I am not a fan of this fight, as it seems is the general concencus. But, i'm sure the UFC will put on a quality card around it. And i think leites has just as good, if not a better chance to beat silva than cote did.

That being said, he will not be the one to beat anderson silva.

Post #24   12/23/08 12:29:19PM   

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Wasn't Leites vs Maia in the works??? Maybe that ended when Maia called out Bisping. this fight doesn't make sense to me because Leites has no momentum and not many impressive wins, while Silva has few remaining fights before he expects to retire and this seems like such a waste.

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Bullshit fight. Stop spoon feeding the spider. I want to see a fight where he has a realistic chance of losing. Call me crazy.

Post #26   12/23/08 7:54:07PM   

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anderson should request a rematch with okami? why isnt he asking for that? thales leites? how could they possibly promote that?

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Not yet official. Junkie reports that Silva has not yet signed the agreements.

Post #28   12/24/08 4:41:09PM   

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Leites will get murdered. Sounds like another 1 round KO Im gessing in under a 1 Min.

Post #29   12/24/08 6:21:46PM   

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How do you say "YAWWWWWWNNNNN" in Portuguese?

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