Originally Posted by ThaiRoundhouse
see this is where mma gets wierd. barnett could not beat fedor ever. hunt has a decent chance at this but if hunt wins. barnett can get a title shot and beat hunt and win the belt. but then CC would beat barnett. ooooooooo! wouldn't hunt vs CC be sick too. is my logic right? what do you guys think.
Hunt already defeated Cro Cop.
And Barnett would have a legit chance at beating fedor, he and Cro Cop are the only 2 HW I see with a legit shot at actually defeating Fedor.
Cro Cop has the best takedown defense in MMA and if he does go down, his guard is great because his legs are the size of tree trunks and he has great grip strength. His striking is the best in MMA as he has so many weapons.
Barnett is a very even matchup with Fedor in terms of skill. Barnett stood with Rizzo when Rizzo was in his prime and melting everyone he faced in terms of striking, Barnett also stood with Aleks, Big Nog and Cro Cop and landed some nice punches and leg kicks against Cro Cop in the OWGP finals after having a 15 minute wasr with Big Nog so there was very little in the tank at that point. Therefore Barnett can stand with Fedor and would fair decent, on the ground they are both phenomenal with wrestling and submissions. I am not sure what Fedor would want to do but I would not at all be surprised if he tried to keep the fight standing as he would have the advantage in quickness.
Hunt and Fedor if standing would be an excellent matchup but Fedor would be so superrior on the ground and Fedor always has the best gameplan goign into a fight and adapts exceptionally well to any situation, I am sure he will look to throw the right hook to bait Hunt for a takedown or just wait for Hunt to strike and counter it with a a few punches and a takedown.
Even if Fedor is geting dominating standup he will still look to do the sme thing he did to Cro Cop which is wear him down in the 1st round, make him work very hard and then take him to the ground in rounds 2 and 3 and continue to wear him down and punish him. Hunt guard is not going to be anywhere near Cro Cop's so Hunt will be punished in the ground.