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  • 05-22-2013, 12:19 AM
    Sniggles
    Belfort/Okami.
  • 05-21-2013, 06:07 PM
    rivethead
    ...he's still doing it wrong.

    If he has been tested by a reputable source in intervals short enough to prevent cycling, he should be hand out photocopies. He's treating symptoms--not the cause--of his PR concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    I don't see why Vitor would need to take a step back to fight Jacare.
    Other than the winner of Silva/Weidman...the only fight I feel makes sense for Vitor is Okami at this point.

    rh
  • 05-21-2013, 05:03 PM
    SimpleJack
    I don't see why Vitor would need to take a step back to fight Jacare. Also, as I stated earlier, I can't see Jacare's standup allowing him to make it out of the first round. His takedowns aren't strong enough and his set-ups will get him killed.

    Vitor's situation is perplexing to say the least. It seems he's not exactly worthy of fighting for the title given the losses to Jones (and the Jones loss shouldn't really be held against him since he took the fight as a stand-in for Machida) and Silva but I just don't see anyone at MW beating him except Weidman who's busy. Add in the TRT/Vegas/Cali thing and you have a real dilemma.
  • 05-21-2013, 04:56 PM
    Cat--Smasher
  • 05-21-2013, 10:40 AM
    HillbillyDeluxe
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Good idea. I like Vitor Vs Jacare a lot. That fight has the potential to be a block buster but can Vitor deal with Jacare's wrestling?
    It would be fireworks and a barnburner for sure! I'm gonna answer your question with a question of my own: Can Souza deal with Belfort's power? Sprawl n Brawl baby, all night long with that fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Be a good fight but doesn't make sense for a couple reasons...

    - Vitor just ran through the guy that took Jacare's title from him so rankings wise Vitor is a ahead imo and not much to gain from a win.

    - Jacare should have been facing a much higher ranked opponent in his ufc debut. (All due respect to Camozzi) It doesn't make sense to go from Camozzi to Belfort in the ranking of things.
    yes Jacare should of gotten a higher ranked opponent, which is why i'm saying throw him to Belfort and see how he holds up. Weidman/Silva is inked, Belfort is practically unscathed, why not make Belfort face someone else who is knocking on contendership's door while waiting for Weidman/Silva winner to get healthy after that fight in July? enter Ronaldo Souza..... So I guess Souza/Munoz then if you want me to go by "their rankings"?
  • 05-21-2013, 01:01 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    Best part of the article as it is 100% spot on. Ball is in the UFCs court now.
    Best part of the article is that it is biased towards your point of view.
  • 05-20-2013, 11:55 PM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyDeluxe View Post
    Vitor vs Jacare makes sense and would be a sick fight, especially since they both were virtually unscathed and should be ready to go again fairly soon without too much downtime. I think that is a much better idea of keeping them active and waiting for the winner of Silva/Weidman as well as giving Souza a legit chance to stake his claim as a contender for the belt now that Rockhold got taken down a notch.

    thoughts?
    Good idea. I like Vitor Vs Jacare a lot. That fight has the potential to be a block buster but can Vitor deal with Jacare's wrestling?
  • 05-20-2013, 10:28 PM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    That leaves the UFC with a few different options: 1) Give Belfort a title shot in Brazil or some other location not known for its stringent oversight of MMA events (but, c'mon, probably Brazil), 2) Encourage him to apply for an exemption in Nevada, hoping that the more transparent approval process might legitimize his testosterone use, 3) Use the promise of a title shot to coerce him into getting off the juice and fight au naturel, or 4) Don't give him a shot at all.

    Option 1 is probably the easiest to implement, but also the riskiest. The UFC is the fight promotion that loves to boast about how it saved MMA by "running toward regulation," let's not forget. How would it look it if has to outsource a title fight just to enable the drug use of one of its fighters? And what if Belfort wins? What, we're going to keep the UFC middleweight champ in Brazil the way you'd lock a crazy relative in the attic?

    Options 2 and 3 look better, but one requires the NSAC to admit that it doesn't care how you ended up with low testosterone, and the other requires Belfort to admit that he doesn't really need TRT after all.

    Option 4 might seem like some form of karmic justice, but it's actually pretty unfair to Belfort since the UFC essentially would be punishing him for something it was totally fine with at one point, then changed its mind on when it become a public relations headache.

    The point is, there are really no good options here. Not for the UFC, and not for Belfort. Is he the No. 1 contender? Based purely on wins and losses, absolutely. Can the UFC tiptoe around the testosterone issue all the way to a Belfort title fight, without tripping over its own feet somewhere along the way? I doubt it.
    Best part of the article as it is 100% spot on. Ball is in the UFCs court now.
  • 05-20-2013, 10:19 PM
    AnchorPunch
  • 05-20-2013, 08:28 PM
    mma #1 fan
    he should stop saying how young strong and fast he feels then it's only going to cause more people to ask him about his trt use
    his spinning heel kick was true art
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