Santiago Ponzinibbio wants to fight Stephen Thompson

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  1. sirmorbach

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    And he promises it would be a striking matchup.

    At least that's what he said in an interview for MMA Brasil, arguably the best Brazilian MMA website.

    "I would love to fight Thompson. He's a great striker, and I want to be the best striker in the division. I've been showcasing my skills, with five consecutive wins, three of them by way of knockout inside the first. The last one was via decision, but I've been having good fights, with a wide variety of strikes, trying to develop my stand-up game. I do believe I've got what it takes to beat him and we would do a great fight, a fight that I believe would go down in UFC history."

    http://mmabrasil.com.br/santiago-po...luta-com-stephen-thompson-ficaria-na-historia

    I personally think he's reaching with this "fight that would go down in UFC history" (lol) and I also think that Wonderboy would murk him bad. Still, considering that Thompson is probably far fro getting another crack at the title, that probably is the type of fight he should take.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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    May the gods have mercy on his poor soul then
     
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    Bet he tries to wrestle.
     
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    Fuck it. No one besides Till is trying to fight Thompson. Book it.
     
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    Would have to loop his pokes to catch sideways Thompson.
     
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    Me too. And you figure with the same number of title defenses as McGregor, they'd give me a call.
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    Ponzinibbio has all the tools to defeat Wonderboy, unless Wonderboy beats him.
     
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    Book it for that Atlantic City card. Just call me Sean Shelby.
     
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    Hmmmm...

    Number 10 calling out number 1. He may be taking a bigger bite, than he can chew.

    But, I have no idea who Wonderboy should fight next. So...WTF, give it a go.
     
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    Thompson is going to be a real problem for the UFC because they'll never give him another shot at Woodley but he's going to keep on tooling the Ponzs of the world and not letting them advance.

    That bad decision in the Woodley/Thompson II really fucked the UFC over with this division because now they have a guy who they can never let fight the champ because he had two cracks and didn't get the belt and the second fight was god awful but he's also a guy who's going to keep beating almost anyone they match him up with. If Wonderboy had got that decision they could have worked Woodley back into contention eventually
     
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    Ponzinibbio strikes me as the type of guy that's gonna say fuck it and know he can't beat him in a technical battle bet he'd be coming to kill or be killed in this fight.

    I don't like his chances but with the way Thompson holds his hands I wouldn't be too shocked to see Ponzinibbio get inside and unload on his chin.
     
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    He's on the longest win streak in the division should be for title shot after rda
     
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    My name is JayJayFrench. Something, something, something.....McGregor does not defend.

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    He aint winning. Does he really think he is winning? I am shocked.
     
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    Thats a pitbull.
     
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    It is a random picture of a dog is what it is. JayJay's TM
     
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    No shit. What #10 wouldnt want to fight a #1? Even if you lose you're still in contention like Lee who ppl wanna book vs top 5s after Ferg while ducking the Vicks. He needs to pay his dues one or two more IMO. Like Till and him get Thomson.

    Thomson beats them all according to Woodley and I believe him. Thomson is untouchable besides to Woodley.
     
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    Thats a PITBULL!!!!
     
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    Give it to him. Should be fun. Not a lot of guys calling out WB anyway.
    He wouldn't lose much stock if Wonderboy beats him and he would take a big leap if he wins.
     
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    Nothing about Ponzinibbio's last performance made me think "I want to watch this guy fight maybe the best welterweight in the world." Wonderboy is kind of a pain at welterweight right now. I wish he'd make a campaign at middleweight.
     
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