Shogun vs Griffin III..... Does this fight make sense?

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  1. Viper98

    Viper98 GSP Fan

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    Shogun coming off a loss(2 in his last 3)
    Forrest coming off an injury

    They are 1-1 with both fighters finishing the other

    Anyone else think this makes for a good rebound fight for shogun
     
  2. RankingMMA

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    Horrible matchup. Did you watch the last fight? Forrest's brain damage went up a notch after that one.
     
  3. SerrabyTKO

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    Meh, Forrest clearly doesn't give a shit about fighting anymore, and hasn't for a while.

    I don't see how this fight does anything for anyone.
     
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    forrests wife was givin birth so his mind was elsewhere in the 2nd
     
  5. RankingMMA

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    I don't think Forrest has any interest in fighting guys that can knock him out. Hence, the Tito fight and Phil Davis booking after getting finished by Shogun. Forrest is done, and he knows it.
     
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    I don't see why Shogun wouldn't be able to do the exact same thing again.
     
  7. TASTEofmySCYTHE

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    Would rather Griffin just retire at this point honestly.
     
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    Shogun was injured in the first fight, Forrest had child issues and mentally wasn't there in the 2nd fight. I wouldn't mind seeing a 3rd. Hopefully no excuses. :)
     
  10. Edwin

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    No, this would similar to their last fight, so there's no need for this fight to happen again.
     
  11. JoeLogan

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    I wouldn't mind seeing it. There were circumstances surrounding both fights that had a clear affect on both of them (though, personally, I think it's pretty clear that Shogun's circumstances had a much larger effect on his performance than Forrest's did, not that I'm diminishing Forrest circumstances), and they're both clearly not in their prime anymore-- though Shogun is still more physically there than Forrest is-- so it could be a very interesting fight. Forrest is just a little bit slower and weaker than he used to be (he was never very fast or strong in the first place, but he still slowed down a bit), and he's lost that "never count Forrest out" factor that he had in his prime that led him to becoming one of the best fighters in the world. Shogun, obviously, has had a lot of physical problems and his cardio and complete fighting style-- his kicks, knees and pace, mixed in with his punching power, has been replaced by kicks, knees and punches for a round or so, followed by overhand rights and looking for a one-punch KO-- has suffered because of it; he's just looked like a faded version of himself in his last couple fights.

    It could be a very interesting fight. I think the result would mainly be one of those things like the Tito Ortiz-Forrest Griffin trilogy, though; there would be no real clear winner of the trilogy as a whole.
     
  12. HaulParris

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    Just like a 3rd fight with Bonnar, a Shogun trilogy would make for a solid co-main event. No one really wanted the 3rd Tito-Forrest fight, but it was still intriguing to watch.
     
  13. corrupted

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    Only for Shogun
     
  14. Edwin

    Edwin Guest

    Fixed that for you.
     
  15. Diet Otsuka

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    Ask fogriff if he wants this fight.
     
  16. Fight To Win

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    Should have had a retirement fight with Bonnar...
     
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    Shogun vs Rampage 2 should happen first
     
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    Both fighters should consider hanging the gloves up tbh. Forrest hasn't looked that great for a while and the last couple years have been bad for Shogun.
     
  19. effedup

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    What's funny is I was hoping Shogun would be Rampage's last fight, would be an awesome way for him to go out (or both fighters). But instead we have Teixeira...

    W v Shogun - bittersweet victory
    L v Shogun - just means he had your number go retire like a champ

    W v Teixeira - further clogs up the division, proves Teix isn't ready for top 10
    L v Teixeira - shows you that you were just outdated anyway and should give up fighting, lose to a guy without a ton of recognition. Good news is it keeps the LHW moving along.
     
  20. giovanni002

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    I can only see this happening if either fighter ask for each other and want to settle the score. But I can tell that both have move on and have no longer interest and to gain in the final match up
     

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