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Old 08-08-2008, 10:46 AM   #1

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Cain Velasquez vs Gabriel Gonzaga Thoughts

I see a fight happening soon with Gonzaga vs Velasquez. I think it would be a very competitive matchup and would definitely test to see if Cain is in the upper echelon of Heavyweights in the UFC. Who do you think would win this bout or is too early for Cain to be fighting Gabe?


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I don't think it will be that competitive, Cain is about to be the truth, he's a beast, but we'll just have to watch and see. The guy is tough as nails.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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I got gonzaga winning this right now.
Give Cain a little more time I say with mid-level HW's (O'Brien isn't that great, but there are worse).

Who knows though

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #4

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I like Cain alot but it would be stupid to put him in against Gonzaga this soon in his career, remember he is only 4-0.

Do I think he still could win? YES, but if the UFC are smart they built him up first.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:57 AM   #5

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Since both are fighters the UFC is trying to build up I doubt this fight will happen.

But if it did I go with Velasquez, PAC-10 wrestling champion who's clearly shown he can apply those skills to MMA. I wouldn't be surprised if Velasquez was heavyweight champion in a year.

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #6
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I don't see Cain in this fight at all. Gonzaga is very big and strong, extremely solid on the ground, good striking and way more experienced. Cain has looked good in his fights thus far, but Gonzaga represents the top-tier of the UFC HW division (not saying all that much though), and is a top-10 HW overall (all promotions combined).

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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The UFC needs to bring up some of the young heavyweights like Carwin & Velasquez slower instead of throwing them to the wolves. This way they can build them.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:03 PM   #8

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Velasquez doesn't need to be built, he's at that level now.

He'll beat most people he's put against. If you spend time giving him lesser competition you only hurt someone like him. That's like putting an algebra genius in remedial math classes.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:06 PM   #9

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Since the UFC chose to ruin the undefeated records of Machida and SIlva why not have Valasquez and Carwin fight to see who moves on? Both are great prospects with undefeated records.

I think Cain and Carwin would stand a chance with Gonzaga of course but neither has the ground submission game yet so odds are still low.

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Hard fight for Cain, GGs jitz it to strong for him

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