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Title Shot Within His Grasp, Brandon Vera No Longer Considers Jon Jones a “Punk”

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UFC president Dana White recently stated that Saturday’s UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles would determine the next light heavyweight contender, but on Monday, he narrowed the field down to just Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and, somewhat surprisingly, Brandon Vera.

Rua and Vera are the headliners of Saturday’s event at the Staples Center.

Initially, co-main event fighters Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader were part of the equation, but that is no longer the case.

“The winner of Vera and Rua gets the shot,” White stated on Monday’s UFC on Fox 4 conference call with the media.

With Rua, Machida and Bader all entrenched amongst the Top 10 light heavyweights in the world, none would be a surprise when considering who gets the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September, but Vera’s name came as a tremendous surprise to fans and pundits alike.

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Post #1   7/31/12 1:55:21AM   

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LHW is just depressing right now. Glover and Gustafsson have some work to do but hopefully they can breath some new life into the division.

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Gonna be tough to sell a Vera rematch

Post #4   7/31/12 8:33:40AM   

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not really...

i imagine whoever wins they will say now defend your no 1 contender status against...

Post #5   7/31/12 4:19:29PM   

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If Brandon Vera can beat Shogun and Jon Jones it will be the greatest series of upsets in MMA history.

However, if Brandon Vera does become the champ I will flip shit. That would be one of the coolest story lines in SPORTING history.

Post #6   7/31/12 5:21:13PM   

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I say if Bader somehow beats Lyoto he should get a rematch. If Shogun wins he gets a shot. Tough to say .. IDK I'd love to see a 3rd Machida-Shogun fight.

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Posted by bjj1605

If Brandon Vera can beat Shogun and Jon Jones it will be the greatest series of upsets in MMA history.

However, if Brandon Vera does become the champ I will flip shit. That would be one of the coolest story lines in SPORTING history.


then bring back Jardine to fight for the title and my man will be a champion

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