Other Strikeforce Champions getting Title shots

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  1. Shishio

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    I know Melendez is getting a shot at Bendo. How bout the other guys, even though he isn't technically champion I think Cormier would be lot more interesting than Sonnen. They might as well give a title shot to Rockhold, the list of people Silva hasn't beat yet is pretty short, same with Saffiedeine and GSP.
     
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    The other champions aren't on the same level as Gilbert. They need 1 or 2 fights against top contenders before their shots.
     
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    Gil has been defending his belt for a while now...
     
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    Gil is a top ranked LW, the others are not.
     
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    Cormier would have been a good choice if he didn't refuse to fight Cain. But they probably really want Reem to fight for the title anyway.
     
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    Cormier likely would've got JDS had he won, and it looks like he will be next for Jones. Him not getting it is simply a matter of circumstance and timing.

    Rockhold I can see getting the shot (and might be part of why he didn't fight at the last show). There aren't a great number of viable contenders, and I don't think Bisping (should he somehow get past Vitor) is any more worthy of a shot than Luke.

    Saff I doubt. There are a few viable contenders in the UFC already (Diaz being next, Hendricks and Ellenberger likely fighting for the one after that, and who knows about a rematch should GSP lose to any of 'em), and Tarec is a little too "unknown". He had a great showing against Nate, but he had a lackluster showing against Woodley (who gave a textbook lay-and-pray performance), and the UFC's WW division is chock full of wrestlers (GSP being the best of 'em all). Give him a solid fighter (Kos? Someone who can test his wrestling, but isn't completely afraid of striking with him)

    And who else do they have?
     
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    Tarec and Rockhold are still very green
    Rockhold's boxing did not look up to par against Kennedy, which should have been a showcase for him on the feet.
     
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    Rockhold doesn't deserve to fight for the UFC title, particularly as it is held by the great Anderson Silva. Rockbold should at least have to rematch Jacare and then fight a #1 contender fight.
     
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    Melendez - Maybe...
    Cormier - He deserves a title shot
    Rockhold - He deserves it a lot, and MW also needs some challengers to the spider
    Saffiedine - Forget about this title shot... i don't know yet if he deserves be in UFC...
     
  11. melvinj0

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    Rockhold Vs Silva and Tarec Vs GSP are not really marketable fights right now so I really doubt they will get shots.

    Cormier deserves a shot but he won't get one because he does not want to fight Cain.
     
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    Melendez should get a title shot.

    Rockhold and Cormier #1 contender fights.

    Saffedeine 1 fight against top 10 and then if he wins, a #1 contender fight.
     
  13. rm95

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    Gil and Cormier are the only two ELITE champions from Strikeforce. Rockhold and Saffediene are good but not up to that level yet.
     
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    If Bisping loses and Wiedman is out for longer, Rockholds path could get very short
     
  15. Nasiello

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    What has Rockhold done to prove he deserves a title shot? a win against tim kennedy and getting hurt a bunch?
     
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    Cormier deserves one. At HW though, not LHW. Gustafsson has earned the next shot at LHW and we've never seen Cormier fight after a weight cut.
     

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