2014: All American Champs? ('cept GSP)

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  1. Domin8er

    Domin8er White Belt

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    Aside from perhaps GSP, I do not foresee there being any other champs but Americans. Let's take a look at the divisions as of now

    Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
    Light Heavyweight: Jon Jones
    Middleweight: Anderson Silva
    Welterweight: Georges St-Pierre
    Lightweight: Ben Henderson
    Featherweight: Jose Aldo
    Bantamweight: Renan Barao (ic)
    Flyweight: Demetrius Johnson

    The color codes are as followed:

    Green: No danger of losing
    Blue: Slight risk of losing
    Orange: Very possible to lose
    Red: Strong chance to lose

    As you can see, the only people I feel are locks for their division are Jon Jones and George St-Pierre. Also, while Lightweight and Flyweight are Blue, you must realize that the only threats to the belt are Americans.

    Jose Aldo and Anderson Silva, while outstanding fighters, are at a bigger risk than any other champ. Aldo is dealing with former LW champion and p4p ranked Frankie Edgar, who will be fighting at a weight class similar to his actual size. Anderson is dealing with the inevitable effects of old age, as well as his potentially biggest test to date in Chris Weidman.

    Renan Barao, while considered the Interim Champion now, has two very big tests that I personally feel he cannot pass: Mayday and Cruz. The former can KO him and the latter will defeat him 50-45, 49-46 at worst IMO. He's a placeholder currently.


    So basically, I see the next year looking like this:

    Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez (I feel he beats Overeem via pressure)
    Light Heavyweight: Jon Jones
    Middleweight: Chris Weidman
    Welterweight: Georges St-Pierre
    Lightweight: Ben Henderson / Gray Maynard / Michael Chandler (all have potential to be number 1 now)
    Featherweight: Frankie Edgar
    Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz (king returns)
    Flyweight: John Dodson (hopefully)


    :)
     
  2. Tibbles

    Tibbles Tibbles is a good boyyy

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    You think Weidman will definitely beat Silva?
     
  3. MARTIAN

    MARTIAN Otherworldly Banned

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    needs more colours
     
  4. Domin8er

    Domin8er White Belt

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    No, but with his old age, Anderson's throne is definitely in danger, even if he doesn't lose a fight. Retirement is coming soon for him.
     
  5. the best evah

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    He just signed a 10 fight deal with the UFC so he isnt retiring anytime soon and I don't think that Anderson gets beat in 2014 it doesn't look like he's getting old to me when I watch him fight.
     
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    Really you categorize the longest reigning and most dominant champ as the most likely to lose?

    That is a little questionable...
     
  7. Tibbles

    Tibbles Tibbles is a good boyyy

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    Fair enough - Silva will be approaching 40 by the end of 2014 and everyone goes down hill eventually.
     
  8. MMAdict

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    I knew that silva's color would be hotly disputed. I tend to agree because I think that Weidman has a very good chance of beating silva.
     
  9. RTK

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    Think this is pretty invalid. There's a lot of ifs and buts, and even then you say yourself in the thread title that it still wont be a clean sweep because of GSP. Just doesn't seem thread-worthy.
     
  10. Domin8er

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    I don't think you understand why fight deals actually mean, papito.

    Longest reigning should be an alarm right then and there. And Aldo is far from most dominant. Getting 10-8'd by Mark Hominick = / = most dominant

    Agreed. It's ashame we won't see the fight this year. I think it has potential to be very competitive.
     
  11. Domin8er

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    This scenario is FAR more likely than the "All Brazilian champs" scenrio, which have guys like Erick Silva or Thiago Alves beating GSP or Machida and Glover beating Jones.
     
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    wiedman has no more chance than okami or cote

    he just beat munoz and a lot of talk that's all
     
  13. manapua

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    I don't think you understand what a 10-8 round really is, and you forgot to mention the 4 round ass rape he put on hominick.
     
  14. Domin8er

    Domin8er White Belt

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    Even you don't believe that.

    That round was the definition of 10-8. Hominick was in advantageous position the whole time and badly outlanded Aldo.


    Aldo had to take Hominick down in the fourth because he was getting outstruck btw. Hardly an ass rape.
     
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    Outside of Weidman who is going to take Anderson's place? If Anderson beats Weidman, then what? I say the person with the best chance of losing it is most likely Cain or GSP as at HW all it takes is one shot and GSP has Diaz and potentially Ellenburger/Hendricks coming up.
     
  16. EmeliankoFan1

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    I think weidman has the skills to dethrone Silva and the wrestling, size and Submission skills to do so.

    Wiedman is a very talented fighter and an even better wrestler, I do think he has the skills to dethrone Silva at MW.
     
  17. SalmanShakeel

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    You forgot Diaz haha
     
  18. manapua

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    If you believe that, than round 1 of Maynard and Edgar must've been a 10-2 round, and Aldo took him down in every round and rocked hominick standing. Sitting in someone's guard the whole time is not an advantageous position.
     
  19. icex48x

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    He just signed a 10 fight contract, so I don't see retirement soon for him.

    Also sure he is getting older but hasn't shown anything to make us think he is slowing down.

    Anderson will not lose to Weidman....
     
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    Remember his face?
     

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