WSOF Signs Thiago Silva For 4 Man LHW Tourney Event; Headlined By Gaethje v. Palomino

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    WSOF signs Thiago Silva and pairs him up with Ronny Markes for the tournament, also Matt Hamill will be apart of the tournament facing the dreaded TBH. The card will be headlined by Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino.

    Would have liked to see Tyrone Spong back for WSOF as part of this tourney. I bet he'd absolutely murder Hamill.


    http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/1/1...ith-wsof-enters-four-man-tournament-for-light
     
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  2. mirjitsu44

    mirjitsu44 Blue Belt

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    Was just about to start a thread on this. Im thinking thiago silva smashes ronny markes and ends up winning the tourney. Just kinda depends on who they get to fight matt hamill. Hopefully its a good prospect or somthing. I kinda feel like it will be atilla vegh which would be a good addition.
     
  3. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    wait so.. one night tourney? or they are saying both of those fights will just be on the same card
     
  4. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Bottom of the quoted article reads: "The promotion expects the tournament final to take place later this summer."
     
  5. Slongkong

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    yeah didn't finish reading when posted
     
  6. Tankeray

    Tankeray Salvation Denied.

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    Good, it'll be great to see him fight again. Glad he's getting another chance.
     
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    Man WSOF is clueless, I know few give a shit about them so they wont get much bad press but not a good move. UFC took heat for signing him again.

    as for the fight/tournament its whatever, Justin/Baboon is solid, hope his deal is up soon so he can sign with UFC.
     
  8. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think he has two fights left on his contract so after this one he should have one more title defense before getting the opportunity to sign with the big leagues.
     
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    shonuf Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    sounds good. Hope Silva wins. Markes could take it if Silva is fat and hasn't been training. He's gone into huge fights out of shape before.
     
  10. venivedivici

    venivedivici Brown Belt

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    Hell yeah! thiago is one of my favorite fighters. So much swag and violence.
     
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    Would rather silva in bellator where he would actually have competition. Silva and Mo could a gppd headliner in a title eliminator
     
  12. VIP1349

    VIP1349 Silver Belt

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    I really like the news honestly. Thiago Silva may have done some bad shit but as a fight fan glad to see him back. I like the tourney name wise.

    JG deserves better but Baboon ain't too bad of a test and will be a fun ass fight.

    Rare that WSOF news actually really excites me now days.

    Hope they find a solid prospect for the other 205 spot.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Why not throw Spong in there?
     
  14. jban

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    Glad to see Thiago back. I do not understand the UFC getting rid of him based on a brief video his vindictive wife posted. Hopefully with a couple of wins he can come back to the UFC, just like Rumble did.
     
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    who cares for bad press.... Jones just tested for coke and UFC did nothing.
     
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    totally agree ...that was bullshit!
     
  17. VIP1349

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    I'd assume he isn't an option, with them not announcing that already. He would be great to have in it for sure and even though Hamill is way more experienced I don't think it would be a mis-match.

    But Thiago Silva and him train at the same gym, they wouldn't fight each other so that probably factored in. Spong is a attraction with or without the belt and he doesn't seem all into MMA.
     
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    Markes is gonna hold down Silva to a UD. I'm interested to see what Silva has learned from Blackzillians tho. Glad to see him back
     
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    What's the status of his leg injury? Haven't hears a lot about him lately
     
  20. Phrozenspite

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    is he still under contract? he was at one of the ufc press conferences begging dana white to sign him(literally). I know he posted a video of him using the leg not long after his injury, so it can't be that bad
     

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