The last time Shogun beat a legit top10 opponent was Forrest Griffin back in 2011.

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  1. Melas Chasma

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    I think little Nog might have been borderline top10 when Shogun beat him, but still, this is the fighter almost half of Sherdog wants to get a title shot.
     
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    Who cares? Cormier's next HW defense is against a WWE champion.
     
  3. Melas Chasma

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    Two wrongs dont make a right.
     
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    Nog was for sure top 10 but I get your point

    And I've said it for a while he's irrelevant
     
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    Careful, the 'Shogun Society of Blind Nutthuggery' may find your thread offensive..
     
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    I think shogun gets a chance because it’s the fight DC wants. Nothing to do with merit or rankings.
     
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    Forrest couldn't get his regular brand of tuna before the fight, so that one doesn't even count.

    No-one beats Forrest with his regular brand of tuna.
     
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    Wait to beat on a LEGENDARY dead horse.
     
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    Like bisping fighting hendo
     
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    Shogun ducked by top 10 LHW confirmed!




    Seriously now, I like the fighter, he was one of the best. Was! I would be shocked if he wins the belt again in the weakest division.
     
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    just relax there before you start mouthing off like youve been personally offended somehow.....

    Shogun fights Anthony Smith in 10 days....should he win that one...then by all means...let your pointless bitchfest commence....

    War Shogun!
     
  12. Melas Chasma

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    I wish that was it, but in reality he has just lost since then 5 times vs top10 fighters, 6 if you count Sonnen.
     
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    Just cause someone's not ripping a division apart doesn't mean it won't draw viewers. You could argue he doesn't deserve the shot but I think most people don't expect him to win, and then if he does it's kind of a cool rocky story
     
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    I understand, but I dont even believe DC vs Shogun would draw at all in terms of PPV. There would be a small handfull of hardcores who would care, and thats it.
     
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    Still a bigger draw than a lot oh lhw fights right now
     
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    It’s a fresh match up for DC at LHW who isn’t a random no-name.

    This is a supernova Pride legend, a fan favorite, and a former champ.
     
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    Sure, but only because its DC fighting. For example, DC vs Gus rematch would definitely draw better numbers than DC vs Shogun. There is nothing really there to sell with DC vs Shogun, except for the small number of old hardcores/Pride fans. And those hardcores already watch DCs fights anyway.
     
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    Let's put it this way. There's a reason he went to hw
     
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    i find this thread and your comment offensive
     
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    Was Anderson top 10 when they fought? But yeah I agree. He's a perennial fan favorite for us older fans, but he belongs no where in the discussion for fighting DC. Odd call out
     

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