Khalil Rountree and Anthony Smith willing to step in for Glover Teixeira to fight Jimi Manuwa

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Real ninja shit.
     
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    Smith would kill him
     
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    Roundtree v Smith in main ........ fuck wit Manuwa
     
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    A.S. Deep Black Belt

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    Would rather keep Smith vs. Volkan and have Khalil fight Manuwa.
     
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    Is not Smith fighting Volkan? why fight Manuwa? Volkan is over him in the rankings anyway
     
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    LHW is weak, but on the bright side - this opens the division up for grabbing. Both of them has a solid chance of beating Manuwa.
     
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    Either one would be a great brawl. Apparently they want a Brazillian to step in, Thiago Santos would be cool too.
     
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  9. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Cause he can get a easy $50000 bonus off Jimi's glass chin.
     
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    Props to guy like Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos that want to fight all the time. I hope Marreta gets this fight.
     
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    I don't think Manuwa is as washed up as Rashad, Lombard or Shogun but yeah you never know with that chin
     
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    I think Smith would go over and fight - but we know the baldfather likes this sort of thing, and after beating Rua, he has a good bit of momentum behind him.

    Good bit of PR won't do him any harm.
     
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    Twink182 All the....small things

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    I don't want to see the Volkan fight sacrificed for this so I hope it's santos or rountree
     
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    Fuck sake was looking forward to this fight.
     
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    Give the fight to Rountree or Santos, so we don't lose Volkan vs. Smith! :confused:
     
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    It's a much better fight with either of them in it. Manuwa vs Teixeira was a gatekeeper vs gatekeeper match.

    And I sense Smith's plan is to walk through Manuwa, then still fight Volkan a month later. He knows it'll take a big splash to get anywhere near that elusive Cormier fight, and he's willing to take the risk.
     
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    Anthony Smith has got really good momentum behind him if they give him this fight i think he'll get another quick finish and then he'll be given next TS
     
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    The thing everyone forgets about Smith is that he's not that good. One of the more reckless fighters I've seen. Manuwa or Oezdemir knock him out cold.
     
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    Roundtree v Smith winner v Gus for paper title
     
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    Smith probably wants to do both. He is crazy like that.
     
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