Originally Posted by neonatural45
James Irvin will be the next Melvin Guillard...... sorry guys but it's true
I heavily disagree with that.
first he isn't a coke head and also he doesn't threat to pistol smack people in the face either.
I don't really see any hype with James.
James looks like he is doing all the right things to become a better fighter, specially training with Rampage.
If your going to fight Rashad, who would you want to train with. That would be Rampage. Why you might ask, well Rampage is a much better version of Rashad imo. His wrestling might not be as good, but his strength makes up for that and has much better striking, power, tdd, and gnp.
Rashad imo should be the heavy favorite in this fight.
I still don't know how good James chin is but i know he hits like a mack truck. Rampage said before that James hits hard as hell.
Rashad can and most likely will take James down and imo he won't try to stand with him. But if he does i see James knocking out Rashad.
Irvin imo is the type of fighter that will go for broke if he is behind on the cards and try whatever he has to, to win.
I am gonna go against the grain with this fight an say James by tko middle of the 3rd round after being taken down a bunch and controlled.
If Bisping can stop Rashad from taking him down, i believe James can stop some of the shots. Specially knowing that Rashad is a wrestler, so i see him working on knees and his tdd.
I know James is gonna train his ass off to prepare for this fight. I can't say anything about Rashad because in the past i have heard him diss on fighters he believes isn't in the same league as him, and that showed during the fight. But maybe Rashad is starting to take everyone very seriously now.
Either way this should be a some what entertaining fight.