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  • 02-11-2013, 04:38 AM
    Bork_Lazer
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage View Post
    Aldo will eventually go up to LW, its just a matter of when...

    Fights with Frankie and Pettis have always been dream fights, at either weight...

    once/if he beats Pettis, I would like to see him move up then...

    We all like Hoaki, KZ, Lamas, etc... but come on now, we all know they cant beat Aldo... especially if Edgar and Pettis cant get it done.

    LW has some good fights for Aldo.

    As far as Barao goes... Mcdonald and Cruz are cleary the two best BW's out there besides Barao... They are huge fights for him... He can win both, but are very dangerous fights... He hasnt come close to Aldo status as of yet...

    sure there are a ton of great fights for him at FW... If he beats Cruz and Mcdonald, then yes... test yourself against the FW's... but thats a way off.
    Completely agree with what you said. If/when Aldo beats Petis he would be moving to LW for better challenges, Barao on the other hand still has plenty of challenges at BW. If Barao were to move up I think it would be due to weight.
  • 02-09-2013, 12:40 AM
    tucker50
    It would be a pretty interesting shake up for the lower divisions if both guys moved up. If Barao beats McDonald, I would still like to see him fight Cruz, and maybe 1 other challenger like Windeland if Cruz isn't back in the next 6 months. After that, if the weight cut is getting hard for him he should go to 145. Aldo, on the other hand, I'd be happy if the Pettis fight is his last at FW.
  • 02-09-2013, 12:20 AM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Aldo will eventually go up to LW, its just a matter of when...

    Fights with Frankie and Pettis have always been dream fights, at either weight...

    once/if he beats Pettis, I would like to see him move up then...

    We all like Hoaki, KZ, Lamas, etc... but come on now, we all know they cant beat Aldo... especially if Edgar and Pettis cant get it done.

    LW has some good fights for Aldo.

    As far as Barao goes... Mcdonald and Cruz are cleary the two best BW's out there besides Barao... They are huge fights for him... He can win both, but are very dangerous fights... He hasnt come close to Aldo status as of yet...

    sure there are a ton of great fights for him at FW... If he beats Cruz and Mcdonald, then yes... test yourself against the FW's... but thats a way off.
  • 02-08-2013, 10:09 PM
    rspier
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    IMO, the advantages both Aldo and Barao have at their current weight would be marginalized when they start going up against larger weight wrestlers, who will be huge in comparison.

    Matchups like Aldo vs. Gray or Bendo or Barao vs. Mendes or Lentz would exemplify why these guys are at lower weights to begin with. Grappling is such a huge part of MMA and I see these guys having difficulty against bigger athletes who will be able to suffocate their attacks.
    This exactly. You're a smart dude. Haha
  • 02-08-2013, 07:35 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    IMO, the advantages both Aldo and Barao have at their current weight would be marginalized when they start going up against larger weight wrestlers, who will be huge in comparison.

    Matchups like Aldo vs. Gray or Bendo or Barao vs. Mendes or Lentz would exemplify why these guys are at lower weights to begin with. Grappling is such a huge part of MMA and I see these guys having difficulty against bigger athletes who will be able to suffocate their attacks.
  • 02-08-2013, 05:10 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by Bork_Lazer View Post
    Does anyone know when Cruz is expected back? I think an Interim title shouldn't be defended a second time, at that point it should just become the belt. All that said, I know that Barao is still making his first interim title defense next week.
    Later this year, Augustish.
  • 02-08-2013, 04:56 PM
    Bork_Lazer
    Does anyone know when Cruz is expected back? I think an Interim title shouldn't be defended a second time, at that point it should just become the belt. All that said, I know that Barao is still making his first interim title defense next week.
  • 02-08-2013, 04:51 PM
    TBEAR
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    Why would Aldo bother moving up? All of the LW fighters are moving down to him
    I thought the same thing LOL

    "Actually, I'm naturally the same weight as Aldo, but I cut more to make weight," Barao said. "I think I would suffer a lot less. I sacrifice a lot by cutting. I'd be able to eat a little better and relax a little more.
    If true Barao could be more scary....Edgar and the other 145er besides Aldo just said "what the fuck...why me?"
  • 02-08-2013, 04:12 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Why would Aldo bother moving up? All of the LW fighters are moving down to him
  • 02-08-2013, 04:11 PM
    TheGoose
    I call bull shit I met him and he's tiny ! https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...77976835_n.jpg
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