Liddell vs Wandy
- 05-28-2007, 01:10 AM
Liddell vs Wandy
MMANEWS.COM | Dana White Says Liddell To Fight Wanderlei Silva Next
I am not getting my hopes up to high.
- 05-28-2007, 01:33 AM
After last time, I will reserve excitement until the weigh-in and subsequent stare-down
However, if it happens as planned, then WAR WANDERLEI SILVA (I am sure nobody thought I would root for Wand).M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 05-28-2007, 01:38 AM
That is shocking, what's come over you?
I expected you and Vince Spider to be The Iceman's corner, advising him to drop the worthless BCAA's and get on the real deal of Glutamine.
05-28-2007, 01:38 AM
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05-28-2007, 01:53 AM
Does anyone else think that they definitely doctored Chuck's abs in that pic below the article?
Anyhow, yeah, I'll believe it when I see it.
I'm not sure this fight needs to happen anytime soon, though. I think both guys need to take some time off and re-invent themselves, ala Randy. Learn some new tricks.
05-28-2007, 01:55 AM
05-28-2007, 01:56 AM
All these fights are tough to call, but I don't see Hendo beating any of these guys. Hendo is getting way too much credit at 205. He beat a not 100% Wand, took it to Vitor "never was" Belfort, got tooled by Lil Nog, decisioned by Misaki, close decision against Kondo, close decision against Bustamanche, lost to Arona, a lucky decision over Ninja, and beat down against Wand the first fight. Now, obviously a lot of these fights are somewhat old. His recent wins against Vitor and Wand are big, but throw in his loss to Rogerio and I don't see how he's getting so much credit. Many have him as #2 in the world at LHW. I think that's a little high, and that he would lose to most of the top 10 LHW's. I like Dan, but he would be better off at 183/5, even their it's not like he's dominant.
05-28-2007, 01:58 AM
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05-28-2007, 02:10 AM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-28-2007, 02:46 AM
I know it seems like I have been hugging Hendo's nuts but i like the guy and he is a good fighter(I only hug Shoguns nuts)
He beat Wandy I don't care if he was 100% or not. I don't recall a beatdown in their first fight I will have to check it out again. Ok I will give u the Vitor fights and a lose to Nog is nothing to discredit him for. He has 2 belts which puts him high in my books. I really believe he will beat Rampage. Would make one of a fight, great wrestlers good strikers both are agressive. Should last alot longer than Page/Liddell lol
Also u forgot to note his wins over Nog and babalu. He also KO'ed Bustamanche once.
05-28-2007, 02:51 AM
05-28-2007, 11:41 AM
I love Hendo. A friend was just telling me that Hendo supposedly claimed to have not trained for the GP last year due to some dispute with DSE. Regardless, Hendo seems to bring it when fighting bigger guys. He really should just focus on his division, since he is fighting LHW in the 190s.
05-28-2007, 12:23 PM
05-28-2007, 12:40 PM
Old Decision Dan is like the Bizarro Guy Mezger, every somewhat close decision goes his way (except maybe the last Misaki fight). I think he'd do better than .300 against the top ten, maybe more like .500. I've never seen Arona-Hendo (just a highlight), was it close?
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05-28-2007, 08:25 PM
How about Guy Mezger? He is more of a counter puncher, he did do well against Wand until Wand went all Axe Murderer on him.
05-29-2007, 12:06 AM
Wand's game requires confidence, fearlessness, and aggression at least at it's peak. Right now he doesn't have these things and I'd probably give the edge to Chuck. 2003 Wand would destroy Chuck IMO. Wand needs a few confidence builders first to get back that axe-murderer mentality.
05-29-2007, 03:29 AM
I heard Wanderlei wanted to take the rest of the year off. I don't know if I really see that happening, but I think in light of some of his recent fights, he feels like he needs to regroup.
05-29-2007, 09:08 AM
Of course I want to see Chuck/Vand, but for Vand's first UFC Fight?
So what happens if he gets KO'd? That'd be 3 x in his last 3 fights. Could he come back from that?
I think I'd rather have him fight some lesser known fighter first.
I guess the rationale would be get them to fight before either of them loses again...
Also, I don't like Hendo coming in (since nobody knows him here) and fighting Rampage.
For us "knowledgable" MMA Fans it's a good fight, but from a promotional standpoint, it's not that good.
If Hendo wins, nobody knows who he is, and you've just lost a great, marketable fighter. Dan isn't the most "exciting" interview.
05-29-2007, 05:39 PM
I'm worried that CC might have done irreparable harm to Wand. This will probably be the biggest fight in each fighter's career.
05-29-2007, 06:28 PM
Wanderlei Silva is not the aggressive fighter he used to be. It is that simple. Chuck Lidell is a counter puncher for sure. But consider this: they are BOTH regrouping right now. Perhaps, should they fight, we would see new surprises from both? My guess would be that they would both be too reserved, and it might be somewhat of a disappointment. They DO need confidence builders.
I agree with the sentiment that Dan Henderson needs a buffer fight before he gets a title shot. Then again, is that really fair, considering he holds 2 belts in pride?
05-29-2007, 07:12 PM
I'm not nearly as worried about Chuck as I am about Wand. Chuck took a good shot, but was fine. Wandy was hospitalized...I think both times. Wand needs a buildup much worse than Chuck does. Chuck's fight could have gone either way. He just got caught.
05-29-2007, 08:53 PM
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