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Fabio Maldonado camp: 'Toughest SOB on UFC roster' considering drop to middleweight

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After enduring a brutal assault from top light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira, Fabio Maldonado is at least considering a drop to 185 pounds.

Maldonado's manager, Alex Davis, said that his client hasn't yet made a commitment to middleweight, but he's certainly considering the option.

"Maldonado has been relying on his capability to withstand punishment, and it caught up with him," Davis told MMAjunkie.com. "Now I'm hearing he wants to drop to 185 pounds. I think it could be a good move."

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Definitely would be a good move, I think the weight cut would be fairly easy for him.

Post #2   10/23/12 4:58:55PM   

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Vitor vs Fabio?

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Post #3   10/23/12 5:20:11PM   

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This guy reminds me of Akyama, losing his way to titleshots!


Would love to see him fight Brian Stann..like seriously i'm drooling.

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never have been to impressed with fabio. he looked soft at LHW so MW will probably suit him much better. he has some good body shots and is really durable but i see him getting torn up at MW too, i just dont think hes that good.

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Posted by tcunningham

never have been to impressed with fabio. he looked soft at LHW so MW will probably suit him much better. he has some good body shots and is really durable but i see him getting torn up at MW too, i just dont think hes that good.

mid tier or slightly above

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Should be a good move for him but I agree that he just isn't good enough to compete in the UFC.

I know I won't be picking him to lose by KO or TKO.

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Fabio is a lot better suited for middle weight he is just to small for light heavy weight. Not sure I'm convinced he will do any better at 185 though

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Well if he gets rid of the flab hes easy middleweight....So why not try for welterweight?

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i could see him make a Boetsch-like run at MW

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give him a 5 rounder vs Sakara on a weak card

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Posted by tcunningham

never have been to impressed with fabio. he looked soft at LHW so MW will probably suit him much better. he has some good body shots and is really durable but i see him getting torn up at MW too, i just dont think hes that good.



The only guy that I'd consider "tore him up" is Glover. IMO he was on the wrong end of the decisions against Kingsbury and Pokrajac, but even in defeat he didn't make it easy for them that's for sure.

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Posted by kingsmasher

Well if he gets rid of the flab hes easy middleweight....So why not try for welterweight?



Or maybe even Lightweight or Featherweight.

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he is one of those guys you look at and say under rated.....or over rated. you just dont really know. I think he is better then his record shows.

I have him making a run at MW

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Posted by JLS1980


Posted by kingsmasher

Well if he gets rid of the flab hes easy middleweight....So why not try for welterweight?



Or maybe even Lightweight or Featherweight.

shit, why not Bantamweight

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