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I think Shogun should get Babalu in his first fight. Great match to introduce Shogun to the UFC fans. He will be the champ soon, so they need to put him against some one that isn't a fan favorite in the UFC.


Babalu is a favorite, just not as big as say Liddell or Arlovski. And no, putting Babalu in with Shogun would not be smart, shouldnt risk another loss on Babalu's record, they should build Babalu back up for Shogun, Shogun should take on someone like Machida, well, not even him. Too much of a risk for Shogun and they will lose build up for Machida too... Tough one.



Screw building people up. Lets see the best fighters fight each other, and they can build them selves up. Everyone at this level should be a risk to knock off anyone else at this level. If they are not they shouldn't be in the UFC. If the UFC does take all of Pride's fighters the bottom 3rd of the current divisions should get demoted to smaller shows, and the best should fight the best.

don't baby anyone make them fight ! Thats what they get paid 4

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I agree as well. Let fighters fight and then we can see who the best people are.

Like Soko who was unknown but is now clearly a force in 205

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I agree with all those who say that the UFC should no longer baby their fighters for marketing or storyline purposes. The UFC should not be covered like, identified with, or seem anything like Pro Wrestling. It's obvious now( if it wasn't always) that any fighter can win on a given night. Any fighter can lose on a given night. Given this, any attempt to build a fighter up and make him the face of mma(Royce,Saku,Tito,Hughes,Franklin,Wandy,Chuck) is gonna blow up in Dana's face.

Lets see some fights and lets see the best fight the best, screw the storylines.

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Henderson vs Jackson
Liddell vs Shogun - Winner to fight Henderson/Jackson winner
Ortiz vs Wandy rematch.
Forrest Griffin vs Rashad Evans - GREAT TUF fight

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Post #34   6/2/07 12:59:39PM   

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I dont know why so many people are hating on Sobral and talking about he wouldnt have a chance against Shogun or anybody else thats a big name. THats funny given the fact that Sobral already beat shogun and along with that Jeremy Horn and Trevor Prangley all in one night. I know he got beat up by Liddell and most of the fans dont like he because they are Liddell fans, he is a good fighter and should come back to fight.

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Posted by mkiv9secsupra

Henderson vs Jackson
Liddell vs Shogun - Winner to fight Henderson/Jackson winner
Ortiz vs Wandy rematch.
Forrest Griffin vs Rashad Evans - GREAT TUF fight[/QUOTE


these are great fights exept after Rashad beats Tito (hopefully) do think Griffen will be on same level...

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Posted by Moneymakers911

I dont know why so many people are hating on Sobral and talking about he wouldnt have a chance against Shogun or anybody else thats a big name. THats funny given the fact that Sobral already beat shogun and along with that Jeremy Horn and Trevor Prangley all in one night. I know he got beat up by Liddell and most of the fans dont like he because they are Liddell fans, he is a good fighter and should come back to fight.


That was then, this is now.

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Babalu vs. Griffin
Arona vs. Ortiz
Machida vs. Shogun
Lil Nog vs. Evans
Jardine vs. Bisping
Soku vs. Lambert

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Posted by ncordless

Here are my picks for which fights should happen next. In these matchups I am also acting under the assumption that all PRIDE fighters are fair game.

Rampage v. Hendo(announced)
Liddell v. Wandy ( needs to happen before it can't)
Shogun v. Winner of Evans/Ortiz
Fihlo v. Kang
Bisping v. Soku (who's the real young gun)
Little Nog v. Loser of Evans/Ortiz
Arona v. Babalu
Griffin v. Alexander
Jardine v. Bonnar/Nickels

Any comments, criticisms, predictions, or just plain flamies?



I really like the sounds of Bisping and Soku, both are aggressive fighters who love to push the pace, that has fireworks written all over it.

Rampage and Hendo is going to be good, Liddell and Wandy has been anticipated for years so hopefully it happens, and I would love to see Shogun kick Tito's ass..

Arona and Babalu should be interesting too.

Post #39   6/12/07 3:08:43PM   

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Posted by mkiv9secsupra

Henderson vs Jackson
Liddell vs Shogun - Winner to fight Henderson/Jackson winner
Ortiz vs Wandy rematch.
Forrest Griffin vs Rashad Evans - GREAT TUF fight



I like the fights that you posted...

Although I think that Forrest / Bisbing would be a better "winners of TUF" fight

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Posted by Kastro


Posted by ncordless

Here are my picks for which fights should happen next. In these matchups I am also acting under the assumption that all PRIDE fighters are fair game.

Rampage v. Hendo(announced)
Liddell v. Wandy ( needs to happen before it can't)
Shogun v. Winner of Evans/Ortiz
Fihlo v. Kang
Bisping v. Soku (who's the real young gun)
Little Nog v. Loser of Evans/Ortiz
Arona v. Babalu
Griffin v. Alexander
Jardine v. Bonnar/Nickels

Any comments, criticisms, predictions, or just plain flamies?



I really like the sounds of Bisping and Soku, both are aggressive fighters who love to push the pace, that has fireworks written all over it.

Rampage and Hendo is going to be good, Liddell and Wandy has been anticipated for years so hopefully it happens, and I would love to see Shogun kick Tito's ass..

Arona and Babalu should be interesting too.


Tito is gonna destroy anyone he fights. Rashad is going to made an example.

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Posted by nubby

Tito is gonna destroy anyone he fights.



This is a very well thought out and articulated statement Gimme a break

Post #42   6/12/07 6:00:49PM   

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I think if rashad beats ortiz, which wont happen, and bisping wins his fight on ufc 75 (rumour) they should fight. 2 undefeated guys go atter!

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I also think that Sobral and Shogun should fight again, that would be sweet...

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