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Old 10-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #91
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Hard to say. If Kawajiri could handle the strength of a big MW fighter like Josh Thompson, then maybe he'll make an impact in the UFC.

I know we went through this when Hioki came (and it was deserved in that case too, although he didn't do as well as hoped), but I think Kawajiri is excellent and will make his mark.
He probably won't be champ, with guys like Mendes and Aldo in there, but he's going to win some big fights for sure.
Looking forward to seeing him in the Octagon.

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #92
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Maybe you've missed the part about how every Japanese superstar has sucked it up the second they get off the plane.
Or maybe how UFC acquires fighters from Japan who are superstars 5 years ago?

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #93
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Cub better sharpen his ground game. Kawajiri has great top control...This is no Siver he's facing...

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #94
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Maybe you've missed the part about how every Japanese superstar has sucked it up the second they get off the plane.
They were all clearly on the decline though and losing in Japan before coming here, Kawajiri is on a winning streak and looking good at 145.

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:51 AM   #95
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Hard to say. If Kawajiri could handle the strength of a big MW fighter like Josh Thompson, then maybe he'll make an impact in the UFC.

I know we went through this when Hioki came (and it was deserved in that case too, although he didn't do as well as hoped), but I think Kawajiri is excellent and will make his mark.
He probably won't be champ, with guys like Mendes and Aldo in there, but he's going to win some big fights for sure.
Looking forward to seeing him in the Octagon.
Agree, that Kawajiri does not matchup well against Aldo but while maybe not the favored he would
Have a fair chance against Mended. Frankie would be be tougher for Kawajiri due to speed and movement.

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