Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by holtz, Jan 18, 2013.
Mousasi would be nice. 2 great mma boxers going at it
Good for him.
Mousasi would be excellent! Except I hate to see either of them lose.
forrest would be a step down from shogun at this point
Phil Davis rematch at home sounds dramatic.
I have a feeling it will be Mousasi,
In which case i see him winning it 29-28 on account of Mous still not back to his best from since his lay off and not being aggressive enough.
In a way I hope Mous and Alex fight so Alex can beat him and encourage Gegard to go back to MW where he belongs
mousasi makes sense
He is already saying he is planning to move down after the Mir fight. He already called out Jones and said he wants the next title shot.
In regards to a healthy cut, he is losing weight. For the Bigfoot fight, he was 247, for the Barnett fight, he was 238, and he has a history of fighting in the high 230s and up in the 240s. For the Staring fight, he weighed in at 230. So he is already adjusting his body for the drop to 205. Jones fights Sonnen in April. If Cormier fought Jones next, he has until probably late summer to early fall to lose any extra weight. His problems in the past are from unhealthy more frequent weigh cuts. His past struggles shouldn't be an issue.
Frankie Edgar is getting a shot at Aldo in his first FW fight. I'm all for him taking a warm up fight at 205, but I'm also all for him fighting Jones first time out as well. Either way.
But I don't have any desire to see a Jones/Machida rematch. So unless Hendo wins, I don't think there are any LHWs who are in a better position or more deserving than Cormier (if he beats Mir).
He is the champion, and one of the best champions the UFC has ever had. He doesn't need winnable fights, he needs challenges. I think Cormier is the best suited to give him the toughest challenge. The only person I think deserves it more is Hendo (if he beats Machida).
I want to see Glover fight Manuwa. I know it's a step down from Rampage, but I've wanted to see that fight for a while now, even before either guy was in the UFC. If Manuwa beats Diabate, I'd like to see that fight whether Glover wins or loses to Rampage. If Diabate beats Manuwa, I'd rather see Glover against the winner of Jimmo/Te Huna.
Now that I think of it, I don't really want to see Cormier against Mousasi or Gustafsson, at least not now. I like watching those guys against other strikers. So either of them against Hendo or Machida sounds fun. But Cormier would just take them right down. Maybe if Cormier loses to Mir, put him against the Machida/Hendo loser or against Rashad. Even better, IMO, Vinny Magalhaes. His BJJ vs Dan's wrestling sounds like a fun fight. Then maybe put Glover or Feijao in the mix instead.
I disagree. If Mousasi and Gustafsson fight, it's not like the loser never gets a title shot. He just needs another win or two to rebound and be back in the mix. But if you put all the guys who haven't got shots yet only against guys who have already had their shot, what happens if they all lose. Then you're stuck with only rematches. But when you put two new guys against each other, at least you know you are guaranteed to have a new challenger.