The 135 division just got a whole lot more interesting

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  1. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

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    I'm a fan of Barao and was cheering for him tonight, but TJ thoroughly impressed me tonight and him finishing a tough guy like Barao in the 5th was icing on the cake.

    Before the upset we basically had Barao dominating the division, he had cleared out the whole division except for Assuncao and Cruz.

    Now we have

    Dillashaw vs Assuncao 2
    Dillashaw vs Barao 2
    Dillashaw vs Faber(do it urijah)
    Dillashaw vs Cruz
    Dillashaw vs Dodson(Yes the #3 flyweight holds a TKO win over the 135 champ)
    Dillashaw vs Mighty Mouse(footwork for days)
    Dillashaw vs Eduardo

    Of course most of these fights won't happen, but the possibilties are endless.
     
  2. DLX

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    Dillashaws just keepin that belt warm till Cruz gets back.
     
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    Almost three years since Cruz's last fight after multiple major injuries. Not likely.
     
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    The +550 underdog outclassed the undefeated (kind of) champion and it was glorious to behold
     
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    Momentosis King Whitebelt Platinum Member

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  6. Skydome

    Skydome Banned Banned

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    Completely forgot about him. I don't see TJ being a champ for long, but he could surprise me like tonight. Just to many savages at 135 and 125.
     
  7. Drake

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    Yep, will be a sick fight though.


    He's not even 30 yet. He'll be back betta than eva.
     
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    Just like welterweight
     
  9. Estudante

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    Don't forget Mcdonald
     
  10. underdogftw

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    woo interesting didn't think about mm vs tj
     
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    in the end the odds online was like +760
     
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    BOTTICELLI MMA Fanatical Sabbatical

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    It's a tough weight class
     
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    dodson should go back up in weight and KO him again
     
  14. Just Jared

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    Agreed. I'm a lot more interested in these fights than anything Barao had on the horizon.

    We've still yet to see Dillashaw against a wide variety of styles and he seems to be improving so rapidly that I'm very interested in how he'll look against future opponents, much as I am with Weidman. I'd especially like to see him against a faster opponent since his speed seemed to be part of his success against Barao. A shame that most of those guys are currently at Flyweight.

    And don't forget Michael McDonald. He may have gotten wrecked by Faber but Dillashaw has a very different style. I'd be interested in seeing how they'd match up if we ever get to that point. At the very least I think it'd make for an exciting fight.
     
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    Everybody barao beat just became a contender, except for Eddie wineland
     

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