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SHOGUN VS... FORREST GRIFFIN NOT MACHIDA!

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http://www.tatame.com/2007/07/17/Mauricio-Shogun-faces-Forrest-Griffin-at-UFC-76

Master Rudimar Fedrigo confirmed us that Mauricio Shogun will face Forrest Griffin at UFC 76, that is schedule for September 22, at UFC 76.

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Post #1   7/17/07 11:20:28PM   

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It matters not for Shogun
He'll beat whoever they give him

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Post #2   7/17/07 11:27:31PM   

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Go Forrest what an upset this could be

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What a bad fight for griffin!!!! I hope the ufc is doing this for the right reasons!! forest is a popular guy and causal fans know him, after he gets trounced by shogun will anyone really think he is relevant and anything more than a recognizable name who gets his face caved in during every time he fights. i am certain that shogun will get the winner of the rampage/hendo fight probably early 08

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Posted by SpiderSilva

Go Forrest what an upset this could be



I agree I really want Forrest to win, but after getting drilled by Jardine, and then winning a fight against Hector, why does he step right into a huge spot light in which I do not think he is ready for.

But lets say he wins, does he get a title shot?

Could this match determine the number 1 contender for the LHW championship?

Because Forrest is without a doubt a very popular fighter, and Dana White has supposedly been quoted to say if Shogun wins he gets the winner of Hendo/Jackson..

should be interesting.

Shogun is being fed no rookie or no throw-in, after Forrest last fight with hector who seemed like a more mature fighter might be able to take this fight if it stays on its feet.

Also an interesting note, out of the pride fighters now (Mirko Cro Cop, Rampage Jackson, Heath Herring and Big Nog) only one have made it out of Round 1 with a win (Mirko Cro Cop defeated Eddie Sanchez in round 1) so Cage Fright might just get Rua.

Post #5   7/17/07 11:31:54PM   

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I don't know how i feel about this match I like griffen and no little about Shogun to be honest. So i feel like my comments would be frivolous and unhelpful. I just hope Shogun will be able to convert to the cage in a good manner because if he doesn't I'm sure Forrest will take advantage and ready to bang.

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the cage will play a huge factor if Forrest plays his cards right
this is a tough test for Shogun

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Post #7   7/17/07 11:44:06PM   

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Not good for Forest.... the cage plays no factor, because u see before Shogun was in pride in a ring he faught in cages.... and he know how to use it un like Cro cop, plus look who he trains with Wanderlei Silva he'll have Shogun ready for anything, and I for all you serious mma fans u should notice that Forest has no where near the talent of Shogun. The kid is leathal on all fronts may it be in gaurd, top, or standing he's just got tools for he has a black belt in BJJ and is a very very very talented Mui Thia kick boxer from the "Chute Boxe" Camp. Lets just face it Shoguns gonna go through Forrest the same way he did Jackson.

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he most likely will win but that IFC loss is sitting right there and it was in a cage where Babalu choked him out

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Post #9   7/17/07 11:59:26PM   

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Smart move by Dana, IMO. Machida isn't known to the casual fan. More people will watch Shogun's debut against Forrest.

If Forrest pulls off the upset, it's major backfire though

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yes i agree

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Posted by Manfred

Smart move by Dana, IMO. Machida isn't known to the casual fan. More people will watch Shogun's debut against Forrest.

If Forrest pulls off the upset, it's major backfire though



I agree with your first statement completely. But it is not as major of a backfire if Forrest wins as you think. If Forrest wins is legacy grows, and he is in prime position to take a run for the title or have another major contention shot.

That said I do not think Forrest has the tools to deal with Shogun. If they would have left the fight Machida vs. Shogun that could have been a terrible backfire.

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also
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its gonna be a better fight than most people think

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Post #13   7/18/07 12:12:52AM   

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That Babalu loss was one of Shoguns weening fights in the MMA.
That was his first top class opponent.
He learned a lot from that fight and since that fight.

Since that fight he has become a killing machine
A destructive man who will become the next greatest thing in MMA
He will beat all comers on his way.
And even avenge the Babalu loss.
Forrest is nothing special.

Shogun by 1st round punishing KO.

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Post #14   7/18/07 12:14:12AM   

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RIP Forrest

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