Hatsu Hioki - Hope he doesn't get cut

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  1. KoreanZawmbie

    KoreanZawmbie Black Belt

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    Well he survived the 1 month after his loss, the period when Zuffa usually cut their employees.

    I think a lot of his losses stems from his slow start approach. He's lost in some very close dec.....I think he has a lot more to offer in this division, regardless of his 3 fight skid...

    Who should his next opponent be?
     
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    I bet he wishes he took that instant title shot. He won't ever get it now.
     
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    Let's be reality, he beat Guida.

    He should fight the Siver/Gamburyan winner.
     
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    I don't think there's been a fight in the UFC where he's taken more damage than he's given, or been put in more danger than he's put his opponent.

    Would be very bad if he was cut, but more an indication of the shitty state of the way fights are scored/judged than an indication of his skill level
     
  6. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    I've given up on Hioki. Dude has no will to win.
     
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    His biggest problem is strategy. He's too willing to defend and work for subs on the bottom and that doesn't win you anything in the UFC.

    I really like him though and I hope he stays in the UFC.
     
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    In my opinion, BIGGEST BUST EVER.

    I was very impressed when he beat Sandro, and I guess Sandro went really out of the bigger picture at his weight class as well.
     
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    Bigger than ANYONE EVER.

    Jeez
     
  10. Broad Blade

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    Hioki is slightly above mid tier and had a very close fight with Lamas and Guida. I'd say give the guy 1 more fight to prove himself before he gets cut... (Although I doubt we'll see anything new)
     
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    Anyways, there's a new favorite featherweight in Japan Town, and his name is Shinya Aoki...
     
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    When is he gonna win?? You have to have a 'W' somewhere?
     
  13. theycallitMurda

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    Who knows. Brandon Vera still hasn't been cut, but Dana just said in the pre fight scrum that Vera is probably going to be cut.
     
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    True but he also robbed Roop
     
  15. KoreanZawmbie

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    bigger bust than Crocop? Vera? Nover? Hell even Roller Gracie?
     
  16. Karelinator

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    Still haven't seen Elkins fight...

    How the hell he had managed to lose that? Especially after hurting Elkins bad in first round, apparently.

    And sadly:

    This seems to be the case.
     
  17. Lucifer Alpha

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    Cro Cop was bigger. The others weren't anything special.
     
  18. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    I think, if he'd been cut, we'd have already heard about it - other guys who fought on the same card as him, have been cut already.

    I'm expecting Hioki/Hacran Dias to be made on the Singapore card personally.

    Or maybe Hioki/Mike Brown.
     
  19. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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    I don't follow the non-UFC promotions as much as I would like due to other stuff I do. I've even been missing some of the free UFC cards of late with the semester dialing up.

    But I've really enjoyed all of Hioki's performances. I'd like to see him get another shot and figure it out.
     
  20. daniel san

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    I was glad that he failed as he had sooo much hype coming to the UFC. Some hype I can buy, but when it comes to Hioki (and in general many of the Asian fighters) the hype train is just ridiculous.

    I do hope he gets a W and looks impressive as I'd like him to stick around, but yeah, he was maybe ranked 10 places too high by some :eek:
     

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