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Chris Leben Expecting To Beat Aaron Simpson "Rather Easily" At TUF 11 Finale

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Posted by Aether

"could be a top 10 or 5 guy down the road"

and

"could be a championship contender"

Are these the same thing in your mind? Many top 10 fighters never come close to a title shot or being considered contenders, and often a guy ranked as high as 4th or 5th will never actually get a shot.

The difference is very obvious, you just took a small sentence fragment in order to twist my meaning to suit your argument.



Jardine anyone?

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I think Aaron Simpson should win, he was running through Herman before Ed hurt his knee. I was suprised he got so beat up by Lawlor on the feet, but that showed Aaron's good chin and or recovery ability. I can't help but think Lawlor who was doing so well vs Aaron, got beat by Doerkson (a late replacement and underdog...i wonder if Doerkson earned a contract with that win). I give Leben a chance due to that mmath, and Leben being a guy with a lot of ufc w's.. Leben was better when he would mix the striking and takedowns up, and is only surpassed by Kendall in being unpredictable about each performance imo.

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if you are top 5 in your division you are a contender. contender doesnt mean fighting for the belt, it means highly rated with the possibility of fighting for the belt some time in the future. why do you think they talk about championship contenders in college football before the season even starts? they dont wait until the bowl games are announced and say, "looks like the contenders this year are team x and team y" by that time it is obvious. jardine hasnt ever won more than 2 fights in a row in the ufc, he was obviously never a contender. if you had him rated in the top 5 at lhw that was a personal problem


as far as twisting a fragment of a sentence to fit your needs goes, youre doing the exact same thing homie. the substance of my statement stands whether i used the terminology contender or top 5

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Post #18   6/16/10 6:23:19PM   

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It's Chris Leben.

One of his biggest claims to fame was saying he would walk through some guy's punches and send him back to Japan.

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You got rid of the Spider, lohmann, I'm not sure if I like the new look.

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I like Lebens confidence here but I dont think he is going to pull off the victory. Simpson will wrestle and GnP hisway to a UD for sure.

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lots of guys wrong in this thread. I cant believe simpson didnt listen to his coach between rounds when he told him not to brawl or something along those lines. way to listen a train.

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Posted by CanadianCripplr

lots of guys wrong in this thread. I cant believe simpson didnt listen to his coach between rounds when he told him not to brawl or something along those lines. way to listen a train.



Regardless of the winner I'm thinking most people on here were arguing the fact that he wouldn't walk through him "rather easily"

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Hey, it's a problem with wrestlers. Simpson probably had to get "koscheck'ed" so he'd realize that you can't just stand and bang with everyone. Wrestling is what got you there, wrestling is what you should stick with. Koscheck learned his lesson and I'm sure Simpson will as well. I'm upset with the loss (points and wager-wise) but I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing for Simpson. He will learn to use his strengths and come back better than ever. It's not that you lost, it's what you learn from the loss.

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