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I was on another mma websight and saw someone made a post about a possible fight between Rashad and Tito for the England show. I don't know if this fight is going to happen, but I did think it would make a great discussion on this board. And the post also went on to say a possible fight between Bisbing and Forrest. Two great matches I hope we see in the future no matter what.

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Post #1   1/29/07 1:58:56AM   

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These are two matches I want to see! Hopefully it happens.

Post #2   1/29/07 2:08:35AM   

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I'd say if Rashad is fighting Tito it's either a prerequisite to a title fight , or punishment for backtalking Dana at the fightnight press conference. I think he may be a better wrestler than Tito, and he has faster hands. I heard on a radio show maybe Rashad vs Forest. I think Bisping will probably be given someone like James Irvin. Somebody who looks good, but really isn't IMO. They should want to give him somebody with less of a chance of beating him in his first fight in the UK for the UFC. As for Forest they have a lot invested in him also so I wouldn't be surprised if they give him somebody he should beat also. I guess we can hope these matches get made, It would make for 2 entertaining fights.

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I think those would be two outstanding fights. A lot of people would probably think it an easy victory for Tito. But after his last couple fights I think Rashad is starting to represent his 10-0 record and earning a lot of respect in the process.

Bisping and Forrest would also be a great fight. A good striking match up possibly as exciting as Griffin vs Bonnar 1. Although Bisping only has 1 non TUF UFC fight to his credit and Forrest is a damn UFC poster boy so I could see theis match up a little down the linebut not right away. They need to revamp Forrest because he's a great fighter and a huge dollar sign for Dana. They should probably put him in a fight that he should definitely win, maybe against someone like Keith Jardine. Oh wait...

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Sound like to good mathups hope they happen. more excited to see tito and rashad and see if rashad lives up to the hype

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I'd say its too early for Rashad to begin fighting the big dogs in LHW division he's only beaten one person of honorable mention and thats Lambert, and Tito is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of overall skill. Rashad is still getting improving upon his game, and until he beats a considerable challenge for him, him fighting Ortiz is just out of the question IMO.

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Posted by Reignofterror

I'd say its too early for Rashad to begin fighting the big dogs in LHW division he's only beaten one person of honorable mention and thats Lambert, and Tito is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of overall skill. Rashad is still getting improving upon his game, and until he beats a considerable challenge for him, him fighting Ortiz is just out of the question IMO.



Your right, it is too early for Tito, but I would like to see it. Rashad's next fight should be a quality opponent, but not Tito. Toss him Jeremy Horn!!!

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tito would beat rashad, rashad may be stronger but tito is the more seasoned fighter, we have yet to see rashad fight on his back against a guy half as lethal as tito. bisping would ko griffin, forrest is the most overrated fighter in mma, he can hang with anybody but he doesnt have the power to finish anybody off. griffin wont have an answer for bisping rounded striking, kicks and knees will do him in.

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I 'm pretty sure Horn is with the IFl, and I know he's really a 185 lb. fighter. If their going to the UK they need to get Manhoef and Freeman. Freeman has the UFC pedigree and he's a tough fighter. Manhoef vs a good 185 lb. striker would be fireworks.

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Posted by hippysmacker
Manhoef vs a good 185 lb. striker would be fireworks.



Word to that... If swick wasn't fighting Okami and Franklin wasn't fighting McDonald, I think they would both make good matchups. (i'd like to see Melvin vs Kang personally)

Tito vs Rashad, would be a competetive matchup, IMO... I've never seen Rashad really dominated on the ground, and it's tuff to outwrestle Tito... I think of the two, I would go with Rashad's unorthodox standup, Tito's never really shown me that much on his feet. Could go either way, if Tito can control the mat he's in good shape to win a decision, otherwise, I see Evans squeeking out a decision, or getting lucky with a big shot / TKO win.

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Posted by hippysmacker

I'd say if Rashad is fighting Tito it's either a prerequisite to a title fight , or punishment for backtalking Dana at the fightnight press conference. I think he may be a better wrestler than Tito, and he has faster hands. I heard on a radio show maybe Rashad vs Forest. I think Bisping will probably be given someone like James Irvin. Somebody who looks good, but really isn't IMO. They should want to give him somebody with less of a chance of beating him in his first fight in the UK for the UFC. As for Forest they have a lot invested in him also so I wouldn't be surprised if they give him somebody he should beat also. I guess we can hope these matches get made, It would make for 2 entertaining fights.



Good call on the James Irvin idea. They might pull someone a bit higher on the food chain out like Babalu to fight him. He has earned it.

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How about Tito vs. Jardine? That's a match right there. Someone with similar take down defense like Chuck, but I don't think he has the power of chuck, but as we witnessed the last paper view, he does have some power in his hands.

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Bisping and Babalu? I don't see Bisping walking away from that one with his record intact. It could be a good fight though.

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Posted by Reignofterror

I'd say its too early for Rashad to begin fighting the big dogs in LHW division he's only beaten one person of honorable mention and thats Lambert, and Tito is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of overall skill. Rashad is still getting improving upon his game, and until he beats a considerable challenge for him, him fighting Ortiz is just out of the question IMO.





could not have been more well said

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rashad would crush tito
tito is overrated big time

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