Demian Maia vs Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson for the #1 contender spot at WW?

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Who wins Demian Maia or Stephen Thompson?

  1. Demian Maia

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  2. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson

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  1. orlandod

    orlandod Green Belt

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    While I think it would be much nicer to see Thompson fighting Lawler for the belt, maybe Woodley (or Condit) is ahead of him for a title shot. Damn, people could even make an argument for Maia as the #1 contender at WW.

    Not looking past Matt Brown here, but if Maia wins his fight, then Demian vs Wonderboy must happen - this, assuming Stephen doesn't get a TS right away. If Brown wins, then Thompson could get a rematch and revenge his only loss to The Immortal, getting the #1 spot in the process? I would be down for that too.

    Honestly, I have no idea how Maia vs Thompson goes. Maia could get a quick sub as well as Thompson could get a quick KO, this is classic striker vs grappler bout. I guess that fight makes sense according to how things play out for the next title shot at WW.

    If I had to guess, I would go with Maia based on MMA experience and grappling advantage - once Maia in on top of another fighter, it's over, unless the guy is also a grappling ace. Anyway, I definitely wouldn't put my money on it.

    Who would you guys take?

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  2. johndhi

    johndhi If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.

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    Boo. Didn't read. Don't destroy hype by giving Thompson his worst matchup.
     
  3. Bojka

    Bojka Purple Belt

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    Good choice. I agree.
     
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  4. Reach4theSky

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    Think it would look a lot like Anderson/Maia.
     
  5. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Stephen deserves his shot after what he did to Hendricks. Make Maia/Brown winner vs Woodley.
     
  6. orlandod

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    He is also Maia's worst matchup IMO.
     
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  7. Toco

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    i want demian to get the next shot. but i want thompson to get the shot too. but if it would mean to fight thompson for demian to get the next shot, so be it
     
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    Winner faces Mac Danzig.
     
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  9. ill0giKaL

    ill0giKaL Brown Belt

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    I agree. Maia and Thompson are both each others worst match ups. Woodley was supposed to get next shot but has been on the sidelines.... I'd say either Condit rematch Lawler would be best... But maybe Condit/Woodley
     
  10. Senzo Tanaka

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    Maia is officially fighting Brown. He's got a good run going but it's against lower competition. Winner of Brown/Maia should fight Woodley for the #1 contender shot. You can still do Hendricks/MacDonald.

    If Woodley doesn't want to sit out, you can finally do Woodley/Hendricks and get that out of the way.
     
  11. ill0giKaL

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    Mac Danzig by whatever he wants.... 2016 WW champ EASILY.
     
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    i always pick maia
     
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    The biggest challenge in the
    division for each of them imo.
    Both have the skills to finish
    one another in their respective
    departments. Personally though,
    I'd like to see wonderboy vs
    Woodley & the most impressive
    victor between that fight & the
    Brown/maia fight should get
    the shot.
     
  15. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Maia doesn't have to end up on top after a TD. He'll get a hold of Wonderboy than pull guard. From there it's nightmare time for Wonderboy.

    Then again Nate Marquardt dropped Maia like a sack of potatoes.
     
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    nooooooooooooooooooo
     

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    GrAtI Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Maia by sub
     
  18. DeadlyDuddly

    DeadlyDuddly Banned Banned

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    Striking on different stratosphere's so Thompson to keep distance and batter him with strikes .

    However i have become a Maia fan , i love watching the guy fight his all round grappling and BJJ is the best in the UFC ( my opinion) . If he manages to take him down he will dominate him on the ground , close the spider web and submit him.

    I have become a Maia fan , he has been the betting dog in his last three fights and won me a few quid, including being part of an accumulator( parlay) at UFC 190 . Which was red panty night for me , also i prefer lapsed Catholics to born again Christians . So i will be definitely cheer leading for the Brazillian .
     
  19. Schoolboy Q

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    Wonderboy by KO.
     
  20. calasanzlion

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    If Thompson does not get Lawler it will be because Woodly gets a shot at Lawler. I would prefer Demien fighting Woodly for the next contender spot and Thompson fighting Lawler next. This would make McGregor v. Thompson posible at least if both won their fights.
     

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