Rumor: Vera vs. Big Nog at UFC 73
- 04-11-2007, 01:23 PM
- 04-11-2007, 02:42 PM
Vera isn't really battle tested like Nog. I'd definitely take Nog, and the second Barnett fight showed me that Nog can still bring it. I wonder how Nog will get cleared to fight. I thought he had an 80% vision loss in one eye....maybe it's just a false rumor, though.
04-11-2007, 07:51 PM
Nog is really versatile and tough, but this seems to be the year of the upset, so I won't rule anything out
04-11-2007, 07:59 PM
04-11-2007, 08:06 PM
Nog - tough as nails, tested against and beaten better strikes than Vera. If the name isn't Fedor, he's not a sure, but a damn good bet.
And, yeah, anything can happen.
04-11-2007, 08:11 PM
Sherk/Franca is suppose to take place on this card as well. Any Franca takers? Any Marquardt takers against Anderson?
04-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Franca? No, chance of catching Sherk with a looping hook, but The Shark has good straight technically proficent offensive and defensive standup, and the strength, speed and stamina on the ground to pound Hermes out and stay out of his subs. Call me Savage Jr.
Marquardt? I'll get back on that, not sure how, but I don't ever remember seeing him.
04-11-2007, 08:33 PM
Sherk should pound him out and I think Marquardt has a decent chance against Anderson, but I really haven't seen much of him either.
04-11-2007, 08:43 PM
Since this has become a roundtable discussion of whatever,
Anyone else here, beside Exni, seen Herring_Imes?
IMO, the Crazy Horse we expected to see the first time, not world class in relation to a tough but lesser skilled opponent but he dominated Brad on his feet and on the ground, no stamina issues, Imes left the fight looking like a bruised pear.
Herring was disappointed that he could'nt finish it, credit Imes for being tough, a Compubox on that fight would have had Herring at a point rate 4X that of Imes.
A night and day difference between this one and the O'brian debacle.
04-11-2007, 08:45 PM
Yeah, I don't see Hermes beating Sherk, either. I really can't imagine anyone beating Sherk right now. The division is stacked, but with his standup and lack of height, it'll be hard for anyone to punch downward at a 45 degree angle w/o getting taken down, and it'll be even harder to not get dryhumped to a decision once it goes to the mat.
Joking aside, I think Sherk will hold the title for a long time, but anything is possible.
It will be great to see Vera get a true test. He is definitely good; this will show if he's great. I still want to see Vera vs. Sylvia.
04-11-2007, 08:50 PM
04-11-2007, 08:53 PM
04-11-2007, 10:02 PM
Herring looked better, he still not his best game, and still not really that impressive though. Without the knees on the ground Heath doesn't really have the weapons to finish a fight... He's a mediocre striker and he has very little in the way of submission skills.
I thought it was funny when the ref stood him up after his little knee snafu and he was all pissed off.
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