Struve would make a better opponent for Cormier

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  1. warriorfan808

    warriorfan808 Black Belt

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    Just wondering if anyone has brought this up. I know he doesn't have the resume of Frank Mir, but it would be interesting to see how Cormier does against that kind of reach. If his next goal is to fight Jon Jones, I'd much rather see him fight some of the taller heavyweights.
     
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    TheWalrusNo9 Brown Belt

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    Assuming Struve gets past Hunt, which is far from a sure thing.
     
  3. Benoitthegr8

    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    I agree, but... a better fight for the fans does not translate to a better business decision for the UFC. I mean they can hype two HW contenders coming out of these two fights than just one, assuming that Mir gets beaten soundly.
     
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    thebaconator Brown Belt

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    I agree it could go a long way towards selling a Jones-Struve fight
     
  5. MMAdict

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    Mir makes more sense right now. Also Struve needs to beat hunt first and then move on to higher ranked fighters.
     
  6. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    why would Struve ever fight Jones? Also Cormier would smash Struve. Mir doesn't even have a great shot at winning but his chances are certainly better than Struve's.
     
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    BigDaddy15 White Belt

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    Yes, but the UFC is investing in Struve and Cormier as title contenders. They don't want to eliminate one. Mir is long gone from contender status and safe money is on Cormier for that fight.
     
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    Mir is a bigger name than struve i figure cormier wants to increase his exposure.
     
  9. SUCDANUT

    SUCDANUT Blue Belt

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    I'm gonna love it if Mir grabs a limb.
     
  10. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Devin Cole, Josh Barnett and Bigfoot aren't particularly short HWs. Neither is Mir. Struve doesn't do anything for Cormier, right now. Struve would likely get annihilated, though, which is always a spectacle
     
  11. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    I agree.

    Also struve should cut both height and weight and drop down so they can have the fight at lhw. As a title eliminator for a shot at JBJ that is....
     
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    That would be a good litmus test indeed.
     

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