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I am a huge Shogun fan, but even I think Shogun is pretty much out the door.
Yes, the Rashad win was not very eventful.. But A win over someone like Evans means something... He only lost to Jones and Machida would could easily be the #1 and #2 LHW's.
im very surprised at how Nog won... No one would have been shocked if you told them Lil Nog could out strike and outpoint Evans if the stayed standing... but Rashad has always been a smarter fighter, doing what it takes to win... even if he turned it into a very boring fight. Im surprised he didnt look to hold Nog against the fence or just repeatedly go for takedowns, like he has in other fights... but once he fell behind 2 rounds, he had no choice but to look for a finish... which he relly didnt do, for some reason. Very odd fight.
Originally Posted by mmawolverine
Shogun is a natural 185er and sometimes he pays the price for fighting big 205ers
Shogun is not a "natural MW" by the typical definition we come to know in the fight game... a natural MW is someone who can make the weight without cutting it... Shogun is a smaller LHW and would be best suited for MW. If he got his body fat down and really made a push im sure he could make it easy. He would be a decent sized MW, around the same size as some of the top guys...
At various points in time shogun may have been a natural LHW, not needing to cut weight... but over the past few years, We've heard him talk about his weight cut and not wanting to go down to MW, when asked.
A example of a fighter fighting at their natural weight would be Frankie at LW or Lyoto at LHW (although sometimes he does cut)
Originally Posted by mmawolverine
Rua mercs rashad and lil nog anyday of the week.
Dont know about that... If Lil Nog and Shogun rematched after their first fight or when Shogun was UFC champion... he would have gotten killed, but now Shogun doesnt look so good... Also if Nog fought the Shogun who fought Forrest1 or Coleman2, id take lil nog... Hell, not even sure Lil Nog couldnt beat the shogun who fought Hendo.
Ive always liked lilnog but i honestly dont know why people are praising his last win it was ugly. Shogun beats lil nog again and this time he finishes him. Shogun is a natural 185er and sometimes he pays the price for fighting big 205ers but lilnog is too slow and stagnant. Rua mercs rashad and lil nog anyday of the week.
This would be a very good fight. Hopefully Shogun wins.
I don’t know how that makes sense for Nogueira, but that’s what they want, that’s what I’m hearing they want. Far be it from me to not give somebody what they want.
Yeah it has been a tradition lately. Fuck what makes sense and what makes no sense. Looks that nowadays it is enough to just ask for something and you will get it.
Their first fight is the one that got me interested in MMA and made me a big Shogun fan. I would love to see a rematch
Sure, why not? Rua might be coming off of a loss, but a win against Shogun is still a win against Shogun.
Been waiting for this since 2005
Nog takes it this time...
Prime shogun always beats Nog, but imo Shogun is past his prime and has taken a lot more damage than Lil Nog has at this point.
I don't know why, but whenever someone is matched up with Lil Nog, I'm never really interested. He's a great fighter and all, but he just seems to lack personality.
I like both fights for shogun, Evans and lil nog. As for Lil Nog, if I were him I would pick a fight against someone coming out of a win.
Nog is looking better these days.