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Manuwa vs. Rumble, why?

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  1. rammpeth Orange Belt

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    I dont think Manuwa fighting rumble is good matchmaking. The dude is pretty old, he is a possible draw for the UK and loves the KO.

    Rumble demolishes him and that doesnt prove anything. Manuwa loses and any attempt to hype him up sours, considering they fed him to Gustaffson not long ago.

    Wouldve given him a more winnable fight to build him up
     
  2. Nelly Red Belt

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    Because injury happened that's why.
     
  3. vkram Brown Belt

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    Build him up for what exactly, he is an exciting fighter but most probably will never be top 5.
     
  4. I the UFC has given up on the UK.
     
  5. Nightmaree Questionmark

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    Manuwa by KO will be a good bet, he can catch AJ if he's healthy 100%
     
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    Would be good fight.
     
  7. Bogeyman Electrical Cord Belt

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    Manuwa's decent, TS is talking about him like he's a can. His only loss in his career is to Gustafsson. He's a solid opponent for Johnson.
     
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    because bleed gods
     
  9. nick1990 Purple Belt

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    This, or they reached the level they were trying to get to already.
     
  10. vancitymma Green Belt

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    To appease the Just Bleed God. It's got a guaranteed KO written all over it, who wouldn't want to watch? Manuwa gets outclassed by the higher level grapplers and he is getting up there in age, this is the best type of fight for him.
     
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    Because they'd bang.
    Because it's a good fight.
    Because Manuwa is not fighting for the title so UFC can be not too protective about his resume.
     
  12. yekmurat Silver Belt

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    We will see how good is Manuwa s chin
     
  13. MCS Show mercy to those sheep

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    Manuwa's a very good, dangerous striker. Some MMAth used to think Rumble will steamroll him when they're similar in some ways, Rumble having better punches, while Jimi has better kicks. Both have 1-shot KO power and the quickness to show it. It'll be a stand-up fight between 2 of the best strikers at 205. It'll be fun (unless Rumble decides to LnP/fence press like against AA or Vitor).
     
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    Didn't think the match up made much sense either. Can't see it going past 1st round. That is all.
     
  15. ivory suit Purple Belt

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    Jimi is getting old and had a few injuries so I think it's a great chance for him to make a name for himself. Another fight against someone like blachowiz wouldn't do anything for his career. A win over rumble would make people sit up and take notice
     
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    This is 34 times better than Rumble vs. Blac they originally had slated. Go from fighting the paper champ to Jan would've been pretty lame for Rumble. At least Manuwa is a recognizable name and a better draw. I got Rumble winning this, round 2 shoulder crank.
     
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    They just want Rumble to get a brutal KO and be "back in the mix"
     
  18. Cosmic Cthulhu Green Belt

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    Who else is he going to fight?

    Manuwa's ranked #7 in the division and has only lost to Gus. He's also a heavy hitting striker, like Rumble, so it'll make for an exciting fight. Much better than the fight that was originally scheduled.
     
  19. Mac the Cat Orange Belt

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    I would have personally liked to see Manuwa vs Rampage instead.
     
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    Manuwa almost knocked him out in a training session, Rampage wants no part of him, he'd better fight Shogun
     

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