Fights to look forward to in '08
- 01-12-2008, 06:38 PM
Fights to look forward to in '08
I was just wondering which fights you guys were looking forward to this year.
Personally I am looking forward to :
UFC 80- Joe Stevenson VS BJ Penn-
I give the edge to Penn if the fight ends within the first 3 rounds, if it goes to round 4 or 5 Stevenson. I am a little biased with this conclusion of course because I have sparred with Stevenson when he was over at Kobra Kai and he is incredibly strong, fast and has unbelievably good submission technique.
Werdum and Gonzaga- I give Gonzaga the win
Ultimate Fight Night 12-
Burkeman VS Swick should be good
Brock Lesnar VS Frank Mir- I believe Mir will submit Lesnar 2nd round
Tim Silvia VS Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira- Nog 2nd round submission.
Nate "The Great" Marquardt VS Jeremy Horn- I'm excited to see Horn fight again
Anderson "The Spider" Silva VS Dan Henderson- I believe Henderson will de-throne Silva.
Yushin Okami VS Evan Tanner- I'm excited to see Evan fight again although it is a different game now than when Tanner was fighting in the UFC, none-the-less I'm very excited to see him fight again!!!
- 01-13-2008, 10:03 PM
01-13-2008, 10:14 PM
01-13-2008, 10:34 PM
01-13-2008, 10:40 PM
Zuffa will keep Couture entangled in legal battles for quite a while. I wish it would happen, but I say 09 at earliest.
01-13-2008, 10:42 PM
M-1 should pick up Arlovski if the UFC isn't resigning him. Arlovski vs. Barnett, Aleks, Sergei, Fedor, Hunt, ... all make for interesting matchups, although I think Andrei loses most of those.
01-13-2008, 10:44 PM
01-13-2008, 10:55 PM
No Zuffa has some clause that says that they retain the rights to him indefinitely if he doesn't complete his four fights by Oct. 08. The clause won't hold up in court from what I've read, but I bet Zuffa will keep it in the courts for as long as they can to keep Couture from fighting.
01-14-2008, 08:02 AM
there is also a clause I believe that while he holds the belt he is under contract, thats why the Timmy/Nog fight is for the interim title
01-14-2008, 07:47 PM
01-14-2008, 09:16 PM
01-15-2008, 01:02 PM
01-15-2008, 02:53 PM
I really want to see Serra vs Hughes as well. I hope that fight happens.
As for Arlovski, his last fights have been pretty weak and boring. I was really disappointed with the Werdum/ Arlovski fight.
Couture vs Fedor would be awesome but I'm not counting on this for quite a while.
01-15-2008, 03:09 PM
Forrest Page will be fun. Forrest always brings it, and I think it will actually go the distance, with Page winning it pretty obviously. I can't wait to see these two on TUF as well. Them and Mayhem are my are my favorite personalities. I kind of see them getting along on the show, despite competeting against each other.
I'd also like to see Fedor vs Ricco or Barnett.
01-15-2008, 03:39 PM
Fedor v. Ricco? why, isnt Ricco a rotund 300lbs?
Other possibilities for the year that could be fun
Fitch v. GSP
Sherk v. Penn
Sherk v. Gomi (if he signs)
Lesnar v. a striker (would like to see his chin tested)
Henderson (after he beats Silva) v. Franklin
01-15-2008, 05:59 PM
01-15-2008, 07:32 PM
Zuffa suing Couture
It looks like Zuffa will be taking Couture to court sooner than expected:
01-16-2008, 07:58 AM
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