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After Machida's 185 debut KO, White interested in matching him up with Belfort

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MANCHESTER – Dana White seldom makes bookings for his fighters right after a show is over, but sometimes he starts to steer things in a direction if he can't book a bout outright.

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Post #1   10/27/13 11:06:23AM   

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Looks like Mousasi is going to have to call out someone different ahahah

Post #2   10/27/13 12:06:13PM   

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Dana said this in an interview a couple weeks ago.

Lyoto would destroy Belfort.

Post #3   10/27/13 12:26:09PM   

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I just am not excited idk why but that fight does nothing for me I guess its cause im confident Machida would kill belfort

Post #4   10/27/13 12:29:32PM   

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Worst possible match for Vitor...Vitor is a counter puncher and would get absolutely picked apart by Machida's range and ability to stay out of harms way.

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They should just do the Mousasi fight since Belfort is fighting Hendo.

Post #6   10/27/13 12:53:39PM   

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Posted by xdanish020

They should just do the Mousasi fight since Belfort is fighting Hendo.


I agree, the only reason they wouldn't is because Mousassi doesn't have the same draw with the common fans...really he beat a relative no name fighter by crappy decision when he could have proven his greatness. No one to blame for that really.

Post #7   10/27/13 3:41:26PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

Worst possible match for Vitor...Vitor is a counter puncher and would get absolutely picked apart by Machida's range and ability to stay out of harms way.



I agree with everything but is Vitor really a counter puncher? Isn't he more of a punches in bunches bumrusher? Either way, this would be a fight I really want to see.

Post #8   10/27/13 4:33:39PM   

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Vitor needs to either stay at 185 or go up to 205.

Crazy that he hasn't fought Shogun or wandy yet in the UFC

Post #9   10/27/13 5:02:38PM   

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Posted by Bustamante-Aoki

Dana said this in an interview a couple weeks ago.

Lyoto would destroy Belfort.






Prepare for another front kick to the face, Vitor.

Post #10   10/27/13 5:06:31PM   

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Posted by xdanish020

They should just do the Mousasi fight since Belfort is fighting Hendo.



Agreed.

Mousasi has been proving himself for years now. Let the man fight a decent opponent.

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Posted by infestructure


Posted by sbulldavid

Worst possible match for Vitor...Vitor is a counter puncher and would get absolutely picked apart by Machida's range and ability to stay out of harms way.



I agree with everything but is Vitor really a counter puncher? Isn't he more of a punches in bunches bumrusher? Either way, this would be a fight I really want to see.



He's might throw punches in bunches but he waits and finds his openings. This was precisely how Andy front kicked him in the face and why he's struggled against wrestlers at times.

Post #12   10/27/13 6:39:42PM   

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Yes. Watch Machida kick the TRT out of Belfort if this happens.

I'd actually like to see Machida v Bisping.

Post #13   10/28/13 8:19:56AM   

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Posted by infestructure


Posted by sbulldavid

Worst possible match for Vitor...Vitor is a counter puncher and would get absolutely picked apart by Machida's range and ability to stay out of harms way.



I agree with everything but is Vitor really a counter puncher? Isn't he more of a punches in bunches bumrusher? Either way, this would be a fight I really want to see.



He's both.

He likes to wait for an opening and then explode into it.

I think everyone here is underestimating Vitor though. Don't get me wrong, I'd pick Machida (and I'm a huge fan) but Vitor is not a cake walk for anyone. On top of his crazy speed, he's actually a really technically sound and increasingly diverse striker.

Post #14   10/28/13 9:22:16AM   

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If Belfort doesn't knock him out in the first, Machida will RUN AWAY with the decision.

Post #15   10/28/13 5:27:04PM   
 
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