Who would have thought (gifs)

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  1. scottthehero

    scottthehero Green Belt

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    That 2 of the heavyweights coming from strikeforce would be the 2 most threatening to the title even with such a beast of a champion?
    And both have serious accolades (just in case anyone forgot)
    Daniel Cormier 10-0
    Undefeated
    Strikeforce hw Grand Prix champ / win over Josh Barnett, Bigfoot, and Jeff Monson
    Won titles in smaller orgs in his first handful of fights
    Freestyle wrestling medalist and has shown good translation into his mma game as well as an impressive striking game

    Prolly the best hw to come from strikeforce the only thing is is his battle worn body and age but otherwise a beast and definately threat to the hw or lhw titles
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    Alistair Overeem 36-11
    Strikeforce Hw Champ
    Dream Hw Champ / with win over current ufc hw Todd Duffee
    K-1 Grand Prix Championship / with wins over Ben Edwards, Tyrone Spong, Gokhan Saki, and Peter Aerts all in one night
    Nasty striking with an underrated submission and wrestling game a truly seasoned vet

    I think he was a bigger threat to Jds than Cain but is still a very dangerous opponent for anyone on the planet

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    With all of the talent merging over from other weight classes as well this is going to be a very interesting year. I wonder what the rankings would look like same day next year damn!
     
  2. Hanoi Rox

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    Uh... Daniel won't fight Cain. Overeem is overrated.
     
  3. deevlash

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    Overeem is already in the UFC.
     
  4. scottthehero

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    Well I'm not sold on overeem either but with his accolades I won't sleep on him either
    That whole quitting factor that he had in pride still weighs heavy

    And who knows what could happen but he's the biggest threat to cains title all bs aside
    More so than to bones title because no one knows how hell handle the cut

    So yeah there's s lot of hindsight about the 2 but that doesn't change much in terms to their respective skills but that's my opinion
     
  5. scottthehero

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    But he came from strikeforce
     
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    i don't think Reem is overrated but i do think Cain is the worst matchup for him stylistically. If Reem can get past Cain the HW divison is his...for a long time too.
     
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    A lot of people have thought Overeem is the top HW in the world for a long time now, plus most people thought StrikeForce had a stronger HW division anyway.
     
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    Who said that Overeem was considering dropping back down to LHW?
     
  9. scottthehero

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    Well everyone who knew about strikeforce that is
    Now we got heavyweights who haven't seen the kind of exposure the ufc fighters get coming in and most likely sweeping the division it's gonna be awesome they better bring o er the war master too
     
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    I'm stoned I switched it up to Cormier in my head but not in the text lol
     
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    Lol! Makes sense now! :)
     
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    Who would have thought? I dunno. Everyone who actually paid attention to the sport outside of the UFC... SF had the superior HW division for a while.
     
  13. scottthehero

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    Which is a pretty small slice on the pie chart
     
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    cormier could possibly knock jj out.
     
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    I'd like to see Cormier fight Werdum.
     
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    Wonderful fight for DC to welcome himself to the ufc to Awesome
     
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    dana said cormier was going to fight jbj if jbj can get past sonnen.

    don't know why but he seemed really set on it.
     
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    That's interesting all depends on that weight cut tho
    If he comes in healthy I don't think jones will touch Cormier
    But I'm a shogun fan
     
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    not that it matters but the first fight of the k1 GP happen on a different day
     
  20. Rod Farva

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    Cormier is more of a threat than OVereem.

    Overeem is a one-trick pony
     

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