I think they will slowly build Machida back up as he is quite marketable. Maybe against Forrest when he returns. However, SHogun has a litany of challengers for him
Rashad/Rampage winner (Rashad is a bad matchup for him IMO)
Jon Jones (eventually)
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As far as having his first loss, he'll either get a severe mind-fack, or wost case scenario, it's his GSP/Serra loss and he comes back with the ability to levitate due to ungodly improvements.
I don't like Rashad or Rampage vs Shogun really. Rampage's kryptonite are leg kicks (which happen to be Shogun's strong suit) and Rashad's chin isn't exactly Big Nog status in PRIDE.
I doubt Anderson will fight Shogun, only because I don't think Anderson would want to stand at the pillar of Machida's division. I think Anderson just wants to fight big fights, but could careless about another division's belt, particularly Machida's LHW division. Nonetheless, in my opinion, Anderson wins, unless Shogun becomes a master TD expert. I don't think anyone in the UFC is beating Anderson on his feet. You'd need someone the size of Chael Sonnen, but with the TD speed & timing of GSP.
Jon Jones has potential, but we'll see how he continues to progress against tougher competition.
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170 is boringggggggg
185 is a mess
205 is my favorite by far.
heavy is pretty solid. Its greating seeing cain and carwin hold it down. I hope Nog gets another win soon. maybe mir nog rematch? Anyway it will be fun to see lesner back. cant wait to see dos santos as well maybe vs that freak who got the 6 second ko or whatever after he wins another fight.
155 is the only division thats just decent. Not to bad of problems but too small of guys for my likings. i love the old wars with stout and fisher as well as garcia and hureta.
Page vs Evans will be great, can't wait too see the next title fight.
Any words on when they are making some 5 round non title fights?????
Ya Todd Duffee fights on the next card I think. The jacked looking beast heavyweight who KOed a guy in 7 seconds lol.
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he got banned i think? yeah he sucked man. I owned him.
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The logical next fight for Shogun is Rampage/Rashad, but I'm praying for a Rog Nog/Shogun II.
I'm not excited about Shogun/Rampage II as the first one was so lop-sided. Granted, it was 5 years ago, but I feel that Rampage has become too obsessed with a 1-punch KO.