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What's Next for Brandon Vera?

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Who should Brandon Vera fight next?
Rich Franklin 15 21%
Matt Hamil 15 21%
Keith Jardine 9 13%
Lil Nog 4 6%
Chuck Liddell 11 15%
He should be cut from the UFC 17 24%
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What's Next for Brandon Vera?

After a short night against the rising Jon Jones last Sunday at "UFC on Versus 1" Brandon "The Truth" Vera finds himself with back-to-back losses. Any fighter in his situation would be looking inside themselves to try and figure out their next move.

For Brandon Vera his next move has already been decided; rest and recovery are going to be his future for a substantial amount of time.

Post #1   3/25/10 10:50:28PM   

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I voted to cut him, but that's not happening yet, he's got all the skills, he just never shows up to win the fight. He still believes in yesteryears hype and he would rather make excuses or explain what his strategy was. I think he'll be a stepping stone match again for somebody like Bader. Since he might not fight again this year it's tough to say who he will fight.. Since the time frame might work out, I could see him fighting Liddell for his(Vera's) UFC future.

Post #2   3/25/10 11:37:34PM   

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is that an article from a high school newspaper?

Post #3   3/25/10 11:53:08PM   

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No its from a new MMA news site

Post #4   3/25/10 11:59:53PM   

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The guy hasnt been the same since the layoff over that dispute of a contract or whatever.

I would have like to seen Vera cut instead of Marshall. UFC will prolly throw Vera another can to get him a win or throw him to the lions to finish him off.

Post #5   3/26/10 2:02:55AM   

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people want to see vera cut?

the guy got robbed against werdum, sd loss to jardine, and imo wooped couture's butt and was on the wrong end of a baaaaddddd decision. then comes back and gets his face broken and ppl think he should be cut.

I think vera should come back and just go for the take down and earn himself some boring decisions rather than being lnp'd for 15 minutes like his last few fights. the guy is a top tier fighter and if he was cut it would be one of the worst cuts the ufc has ever made

Post #6   3/26/10 2:15:41AM   

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Posted by GSPCanada
the guy got robbed against werdum,



Vera was mounted by one of the best ground fighters in the heavyweight class and was getting tagged. There were still twenty seconds left in that round, he was going to be finished.

As for him being cut, I think he may need to go away from the UFC to get his confidence back and maybe get some heart.

Post #7   3/26/10 9:08:56AM   

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Cut him or put him in a couple non-televised matches. Makes no difference to me.

His plan to be LHW and HW champ simultaneously is taking longer than expected.

Post #8   3/26/10 9:11:52AM   

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I don't think they should cut him yet he's a good gatekeeper at the very least. Maybe a fight with Bonnar?

Post #9   3/26/10 12:10:27PM   

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

I don't think they should cut him yet he's a good gatekeeper at the very least. Maybe a fight with Bonnar?




Bonnar. Good call.

Post #10   3/26/10 12:18:33PM   

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He lacks heart, Jardine is a good gate heeper, I think I'm about to defend Wall and Stall and Lay N Pray, but if you let a person hold you down, or up against a fence, you are not doing enough to try and get away. Vera would be a big target for rapists if he were in prison, because he doesn't try to fight back or get away.

Post #11   3/26/10 12:51:35PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

He lacks heart, Jardine is a good gate heeper, I think I'm about to defend Wall and Stall and Lay N Pray, but if you let a person hold you down, or up against a fence, you are not doing enough to try and get away. Vera would be a big target for rapists if he were in prison, because he doesn't try to fight back or get away.



If he were a big target in prison i think there would be a lot of agressive prisoners choked out or wearing casts due to broken appendages.

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Post #12   3/26/10 1:03:19PM   

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Why not give Vera some easy fights. Jared hamman, stephan bonnar, Brillz would all be fights Vera could win if he tried his best. Im sure the UFC wants to keep Vera and not give him to a rival promotion like SF. If I were Vera I would do what I think all Fighters who have some wrestling and bjj ability should do, which is use those leg kicks to set up a takedown, grind out the win or submit him from the top. Vera goes into fights hoping to win, but doesnt seem determined to win at all costs. Chuck Lidell should do the same imo. I voted for Chuck vs Vera.
And I think Chuck Vs Vera would be a sick kickboxing match and would be even more exciting if they each implemented ground games into the fight as well as standup.

Post #13   3/26/10 2:04:49PM   

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Veras name is too big to put him to pasture and I think he comes at a good price for the UFC. He wont be fighting for a long time either way. At least 4-6 monthes before dude can even spar!!!

Post #14   3/26/10 7:42:24PM   

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IMO he should be cut by the UFC, i lik him as a fighter but he needs to leave the UFC and get some wins under his belt and return to the UFC, but out of the fighters he would possibly fight next I think the only really logical one is Hammill or possibly Jardine.

Post #15   3/27/10 11:49:29AM