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  • 05-02-2013, 02:36 AM
    I'm a massive Rory fan but even I can't justify his current #3 position on the UFC's Welterweight Rankings. I'd definitely put him in the top 10 but Ellenberger and Maia should be above him. I think his accomplishments aren't too far off of matching a guy like Nick Diaz except he's not coming off of back to back losses. Either way we'll find out really soon if he lives up to his potential and hype. Ellenberger is a very solid test!
  • 05-01-2013, 09:48 PM
    Rory is a much better striker and grappler from what I've seen from both guys. Ellenberger has power and speed, but that usually doesn't work too well against higher level guys. Ellenberger getting dominated by a fat Diego Sanchez in the 3rd round of their fight is still fresh in my mind.
  • 05-01-2013, 06:32 PM
    I don't like Rory. I'm not sure why, I just don't like that kid at all. That being said, I hope Jake beats the crap out of him.

    Style-wise, I think Jake has the right ingredients to give Rory fits. Hard to see Rory winning this one, objectively speaking.
  • 05-01-2013, 05:28 PM
    Its still surprising to me, for some reason some people in this industry think hes a top five guy, which I dont even think hes a top 10 guy.
    He's very softly ranked at 9. I don't know any rankings that have him higher than that. Even the rankings on our main page--which are bad--don't have him higher than 10.

    Lately, MMA rankings are about popularity as much as talent. Rory has talent, but there are a few guys I'd say are just as good who don't have as big push behind them right now: Saffiedine, Lawler, Woodley. Koscheck is coming off back-to-back losses, but even one win would put him back on par with Rory, in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    ...Yeah, nothing special at all. Sure he trains with GSP but he has a much higher finishing percentage than him.
    ...against lesser competition.

  • 05-01-2013, 04:46 PM
    This is crazy talk, the Rory that lost to Condit was top 10 material and the Rory that beat undersized Diaz and Penn might be more of a juggernaut than Ellenberger. The hype surrounding Rory isnt about him training with GSP its about whether he will ever face GSP in the octagon because he's that good.
  • 05-01-2013, 02:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post

    ...Yeah, nothing special at all. Sure he trains with GSP but he has a much higher finishing percentage than him.
    Beatin up a bunch of LWs
  • 05-01-2013, 02:52 PM
    The Donosaur
    I like them both. I hope they both just have a good time.
  • 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM
    i agree with Ellenberger here. beating out of prime bj penn doesn't make you a top 10 fighter. Ellenberger by tko rd 1.
    war the juggernaut
  • 05-01-2013, 09:44 AM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    I like watching Rory, but he loses this one... He will probably get finished...

    Rory's best aspect of his game is his ability to put the fight where he wants to put it... But will he be able to do that against a better wrestler? Condit has poor TDD and BJ defended his takedowns well, but got picked apart standing... BJ looked very slow, was much smaller, and had cardio issues... While Ellenberger has huge power and goes for the kill.
  • 05-01-2013, 07:45 AM
    Jake KOs Rory Mac in the 2nd
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