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  • 01-22-2013, 03:57 AM
    joeodd2
    I think Gilbert is the only one that really deserves one, Luke Rockhold could be an interesting fight for Anderson Silva, he likes interesting matches. "champ vs champ" could appeal to him, but otherwise Luke should fight Wiedman for the "#1 contender spot", as much that's worth in the UFC.......might buy you a free sandwich at the UFC headquarters cafeteria........
  • 01-22-2013, 02:18 AM
    LefthookStcrook
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    He did when he came over from Pride. Hell, his first two fights were title shots.

    But I get your point, that was a different time/situation.
    Yeah but Pride>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SF.

    He didnt get one when he came from SF, He fought top contender in Shogun, and he just KOd Fedor.

    I think the SF champs should fight top contenders first before they get auto-title shots.
  • 01-22-2013, 02:10 AM
    H0SS
    Overeem was the Strikeforce and Dream HW champion, and he didn't get a title shot right off the bat either.

    Neither did Condit when he came over from the WEC.
  • 01-22-2013, 01:35 AM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook View Post
    Jake didnt get a shot, and imo he had one of the best records for a Sf champ. Hendo didnt get one either.

    Why should anyone else?
    He did when he came over from Pride. Hell, his first two fights were title shots.

    But I get your point, that was a different time/situation.
  • 01-22-2013, 01:22 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    I like this. Adding in Weidman coming off injury, I'm game for Gil and Rockhold getting the shots; Tarec maybe gets a huge opportunity for a #1 contender bout if Hendricks loses.
    I'm thinking maybe even pull Ellenberger out of the fight with Hendricks and put Tarec in there. Would leave no debate about who should be next in line if Hendricks wins and gives Tarec a legitimate claim to a title shot if he does.
  • 01-22-2013, 01:17 AM
    AnchorPunch
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    I think in just a matter of where they fit in with the current contenders that are in the UFC. I said in some cases it doesn't warrant them a shot immediate and in others they kind of default into anyways.

    LW - Melendez gets the shot as no one else has stood out enough yet.

    WW - Tarec just won the title so no immediate shot other guys are ahead of him

    MW - I think it's a bit of a toss up between Rockhold and Weidman for the shot at the title at this point. Wouldn't argue strongly for against either of them getting it
    I like this. Adding in Weidman coming off injury, I'm game for Gil and Rockhold getting the shots; Tarec maybe gets a huge opportunity for a #1 contender bout if Hendricks loses.
  • 01-22-2013, 01:11 AM
    iced
    Quote Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook View Post
    Jake didnt get a shot, and imo he had one of the best records for a Sf champ. Hendo didnt get one either.

    Why should anyone else?
    I would have to agree with this logic man. since the other guys didn't i don't know why they would....but I'm sure gil will get an automatic shot.

    I would like to see Luke get one fight 1st. I think Luke and weidman could still use a little hype around their name before fighting for a title .....I'd actually really like to see the two of them fight each other.
  • 01-21-2013, 08:35 PM
    Rise
    I think in just a matter of where they fit in with the current contenders that are in the UFC. I said in some cases it doesn't warrant them a shot immediate and in others they kind of default into anyways.

    LW - Melendez gets the shot as no one else has stood out enough yet.

    WW - Tarec just won the title so no immediate shot other guys are ahead of him

    MW - I think it's a bit of a toss up between Rockhold and Weidman for the shot at the title at this point. Wouldn't argue strongly for against either of them getting it
  • 01-21-2013, 08:24 PM
    H0SS
    Just holding a SF belt shouldn't automatically get you a UFC titleshot. The level of competition should be taken into account.
  • 01-21-2013, 08:18 PM
    LefthookStcrook
    Jake didnt get a shot, and imo he had one of the best records for a Sf champ. Hendo didnt get one either.

    Why should anyone else?
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