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Typhoid
07-25-2007, 06:12 PM
Where do you guys think Houston Alexander fits into the mix? I personally feel its way to early to tell a this point but he did get a lot of people talking by knocking out Jardine. Just looking back on his past fights, I don't see anything impressive that indicates that he will be anything more than a "flash in the pan" in the UFC. Yeah, he did beat Jardine but at least Jardine has the fan base and the name he gained from the Ultimate Fighter. Unless Houston backs this up with another impressive win, I don't see him hanging around for too long in the UFC.

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TheRichProject
07-25-2007, 07:58 PM
To be honest, I'm not really looking in his direction at the moment.

Props to Houston for KO'ing Keith in such devestating fashion... but like you say, it's gotta be followed up.

Gmunit
07-25-2007, 07:59 PM
i think that Houston got lucky that he was fighting a "big name" fighter who IMO isn't very talented. Jardine has the look of a real tough guy but doesn't live up to it in the cage.

As for Houston, the guy obviously hits hard and looks to be passionate and focused when the bell rings, especially after hearing he is a single father of 6, but again I question his real talent. All the best to him, but I feel he is now "Keith Jardine" and being gunned for by lesser known guys, and will get caught soon

CEVANS
07-26-2007, 09:16 AM
i think he fit's in with the tuf guys,bonner jardine the big cow boy guy (his name slips my mind right now)has alot more to show before i say he is really in the picture for anything.he's a 2nd 3rd level kinda guy in the LHW division

eazye76
07-26-2007, 09:53 AM
It all depends on his next fight - if he wins, how, and who he fights, The guy can hit pretty hard, which is never a bad thing. I'm not big on MMA math but Houston beat the hell out of the guy that beat the hell out of Forest. That should count for something, I really don't know what, but something.

neonatural45
07-26-2007, 04:25 PM
Jardine caught him before he got the holy hell beat out of him and from what ive seen Houston has power but lacks still lacks standup. I expect Sakara to KO him rather easily

stonedface
07-26-2007, 07:45 PM
lhw is way to deep only see him being in the top 15 or top 10 but who knows havent seen much of him and fighters always improve

2mcgrath
07-26-2007, 08:30 PM
still to early for me to have any judgement on him yet.i need to see him fight atleast 3 or 4 more times against some great fighters to give you my idea on him

methodjg
07-27-2007, 04:23 PM
He is fighting Sakara next. That will be an interesting fight since they both like to stand up and brawl.

mbassy
07-30-2007, 11:43 AM
to be honest i don't really care who wins that match i'm looking forward to an entertaining brawl as well

Ramma
07-30-2007, 12:52 PM
Where do you guys think Houston Alexander fits into the mix? I personally feel its way to early to tell a this point but he did get a lot of people talking by knocking out Jardine. Just looking back on his past fights, I don't see anything impressive that indicates that he will be anything more than a "flash in the pan" in the UFC. Yeah, he did beat Jardine but at least Jardine has the fan base and the name he gained from the Ultimate Fighter. Unless Houston backs this up with another impressive win, I don't see him hanging around for too long in the UFC.

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This is sort of my feelings on Gonzaga.. if he beats Randy, then he is the real thing.

Personally, Houston beat Jardine, who gained all of his real hype for beating Forrest, which most consider quite an upset. Until Houston, like Vera and Gonzaga, beat a guy worth something, I can't jump on any bandwagon yet.

rivethead
07-30-2007, 01:15 PM
Just looking back on his past fights, I don't see anything impressive that indicates that he will be anything more than a "flash in the pan" in the UFC.

did you actually see his last fights, or do you mean looking at his record. His record is actually pretty solid for a guy new to the bigger venues...but I'm curious if you were able to get any of his previous fights.



This is sort of my feelings on Gonzaga.. if he beats Randy, then he is the real thing. Personally, Houston beat Jardine, who gained all of his real hype for beating Forrest, which most consider quite an upset. Until Houston, like Vera and Gonzaga, beat a guy worth something, I can't jump on any bandwagon yet.

Well, beating Cro Cop is a much bigger deal than beating Jardine, so I'm giving Gonzaga more credit, if he and Alexander have to be compared.

I wouldn't even put Jardine top 15 in the weight class...he fought a smart fight against Griffin, but I think Forrest would take the next 2, if they fought to a rubber match...and I don't think Forrest is particularly good.


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Ramma
07-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Well, beating Cro Cop is a much bigger deal than beating Jardine, so I'm giving Gonzaga more credit, if he and Alexander have to be compared.



And I completely agree, beating CC is better than beating Jardine, clearly. But every dog has his day. Heath Herring was a few punches from beating Fedor once upon a time..

rivethead
07-30-2007, 05:34 PM
And I completely agree, beating CC is better than beating Jardine, clearly. But every dog has his day. Heath Herring was a few punches from beating Fedor once upon a time..


He almost had a moment with Big Nog the other day as well. Poor guy...Always a bridesmaid, Never the bride...

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Therawuncut
07-30-2007, 06:58 PM
Everyone loves to see big punchers and hopefully he will prove to be exciting. I'm still not buying his B.S. "Naw, I slipped" in regards to Jardine rocking him early, but hey....how could you not go crazy when he was letting Jardine have it?