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Who's Next For Matt Hamil? Dana says Top 10 Opponent

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Following a unanimous-decision victory over Tito Ortiz at this past weekend's UFC 121 event, Matt Hamill is set for another step up in competition. As detailed in today's "MMA Insider" column in the "Dayton Daily News," UFC president Dana White said Hamill will get a "top-10" opponent in his next fight. Hamill, a three-time NCAA Division III national wrestling champion who joined the UFC after competing on "The Ultimate Fighter 3" in 2006, now owns a five-fight win streak in the organization. "I think we've got to get Matt a fight in the top 10 in the 205-pound division, which is obviously the meanest and nastiest division, as always," White said after the night's pay-per-view event, which took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. "I'm sure his next fight will be a top-10 opponent."

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Post #1   10/25/10 10:25:38AM   

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Haven't seen his fight against Tito yet, but I'm willing to bet not much has changed. Hamill vs. a decent wrestler who can strike = the end of that hype train

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He looked rather resilient to an extent. Tito was doing pretty well in the first round, but Hamill ended up dominating.

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Last time he fought a top guy he only won because of a DQ. I dont see him winning the next one.

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Posted by gartface

He looked rather resilient to an extent. Tito was doing pretty well in the first round, but Hamill ended up dominating.



That is definitely one thing I won't ever knock him on. Dude is tough as hell and definitely goes in there to give a fight. Plus, from the looks of it I will say in past fights he has looked strong as an ox. I just think from a technical standpoint he needs work that he'll never have in his game

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Hamill is top ten himself. U don't win 5 in a row and not be in top ten

Give him lil nog next. Or winner of silva/vera fight

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Posted by Jackelope


Posted by gartface

He looked rather resilient to an extent. Tito was doing pretty well in the first round, but Hamill ended up dominating.



That is definitely one thing I won't ever knock him on. Dude is tough as hell and definitely goes in there to give a fight. Plus, from the looks of it I will say in past fights he has looked strong as an ox. I just think from a technical standpoint he needs work that he'll never have in his game


Yeah, for the most part, he hasn't fought someone with great KO power. He has a tendency to keep his hands low, and I think that will come back to bite him once he gets to the higher levels of the 205 pound division. We already saw how he was overpowered by Jones.

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Idk who is considered top 10 but I know fights that would be exciting for Hamill to fight.

Bonnar(if and prolly when he beats Igor), would be a war
Brilz, equally matched
Winner of Silva/Vera
Krzy Sosz(if he beats Goran)

maybe Lil' Nog or Luiz Cane but I would doubt these.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Hamill is top ten himself. U don't win 5 in a row and not be in top ten


Without quibbling over the exact order I've chosen here (which I spent about 10 seconds considering), who would you bump out of the UFC's Top 10 in favor of Hamill?

1. Shogun
2. Rashad
3. Machida
4. Rampage
5. Bader
6. Forrest
7. Couture
8. Franklin
9. Lil Nog
10. Jon Jones
11. Thiago Silva
12. Matt Hamill
13. Phil Davis
14. Brandon Vera
15. Alexander Gustafsson


Posted by prozacnation1978

Give him lil nog next. Or winner of silva/vera fight


I like this idea.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Hamill is top ten himself. U don't win 5 in a row and not be in top ten

Give him lil nog next. Or winner of silva/vera fight



LMAO, you aren't top 10 when your last 5 wins against opponents are-

Reese Andy (Cut from UFC, 0-2 in UFC)
Mark Munoz (No longer at 205)
Jon Jones (DQ Victory in which he got his ass absolutely handed to him)
Keith Jardine (Decision, cut from UFC, was on 2 fight loss streak when he faced Hamill)
Tito Ortiz (Coming off 3 losses and a draw soon to be cut from UFC)

No my friend, you aren't top 10- you are the definition of a hype train. Thanks for playing.

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hamil won that fight because ortiz like always got tired in the second and third round... end of story ... hamill should figh the winner of thiago silva vs brandon vera

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Posted by icemansakuraba

hamil won that fight because ortiz like always got tired in the second and third round... end of story ... hamill should figh the winner of thiago silva vs brandon vera





shmop shem shmopponent, shomp shem shoponent

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Posted by AchillesHeel

Without quibbling over the exact order I've chosen here (which I spent about 10 seconds considering), who would you bump out of the UFC's Top 10 in favor of Hamill?

1. Shogun
2. Rashad
3. Machida
4. Rampage
5. Bader
6. Forrest
7. Couture
8. Franklin
9. Lil Nog
10. Jon Jones
11. Thiago Silva
12. Matt Hamill
13. Phil Davis
14. Brandon Vera
15. Alexander Gustafsson



I think Hammill could replace couture, but personally i have Thiago Silva rounding out the top ten.

5 in a row with the last 2 being Jardine and Ortiz might actually just be enough to make an arguement for top ten considering how the bottom half of the top ten is losing every other fight.

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Posted by icemansakuraba

hamil won that fight because ortiz like always got tired in the second and third round... end of story ... hamill should figh the winner of thiago silva vs brandon vera





shmop shem shmopponent, shomp shem shoponent



This... makes an insane amount of sense.

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Post #14   10/26/10 4:19:35AM