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  • 10-04-2013, 10:08 PM
    VimyRidge
    But I bet Silva had a rib injury

    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    I heard vitor was only at like 38% for that silva fight too, because he had an injured toe.
  • 10-03-2013, 08:05 PM
    lwbrewer
    I see it as UFC wanted to chance sky rocketing Tim if he would win, and if you don't do what DW wants your weird or f'n stupid.
    Vitor has had 2 major title losses he could stand a win to make himself more saleable.
  • 10-03-2013, 07:49 PM
    AnchorPunch
    I never thought I'd see a day where Carmount outranks Okami, even if it is because Okami isn't listed anymore.
  • 10-03-2013, 06:54 PM
    TheDoucheyWun
    Kennedy takes his spot.
  • 10-03-2013, 06:04 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyretro View Post
    Slightly off subject but...
    ...What happens to the MW rankings with Okami being released? ...Who now makes the top 10?
    I think it means Bisping now occupies all the spots except for Anderson's.
  • 10-03-2013, 05:14 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyretro View Post
    Slightly off subject but...
    ...What happens to the MW rankings with Okami being released? ...Who now makes the top 10?


    http://www.ufc.ca/rankings/

    As of currently, they only have the top 9 guys listed for MW.
  • 10-03-2013, 04:48 PM
    bobbyretro
    Slightly off subject but...
    ...What happens to the MW rankings with Okami being released? ...Who now makes the top 10?
  • 10-03-2013, 01:19 PM
    Dr. MMA
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    I think that Vitor just wants to stay active. He will not risk his position in the MW division by fighting someone like Jacare for example. He knows that he is basically the next No. 1 contender, so he will not risk that.
    However he does not want to be without a fight for many months, so he is going to fight at 205. If he loses, nothing happens. And if he wins, then there are going to be even more talks about how much he deserves a title shot at MW
    I don't agree that if he loses at 205, nothing happens. Sure it does. His stock goes down especially when it comes to title shots and people remember a loss regardless of the weight class.
  • 10-03-2013, 12:45 PM
    Pasha K
    That being said, I don't see how a win over Henderson gives Vitor anything he already doesn't have. He's already made a case for a shot at MW, but one win at LHW isn't enough to get him another shot at 205. I guess maybe if you count anything above 186 at a LHW bout his catchweight wins would count.
    I think that Vitor just wants to stay active. He will not risk his position in the MW division by fighting someone like Jacare for example. He knows that he is basically the next No. 1 contender, so he will not risk that.
    However he does not want to be without a fight for many months, so he is going to fight at 205. If he loses, nothing happens. And if he wins, then there are going to be even more talks about how much he deserves a title shot at MW
  • 10-03-2013, 06:24 AM
    rivethead
    While I disagree with the concept that a dominant champ somehow earns an immediate rematch after getting decisively finished and losing his belt, I'd underestimated how stupid fans are, and the legs that the whole "the win was a fluke, Anderson wasn't really trying" nonsense would get.

    If I was Weidman, I'd want an immediate rematch. It's a win/win for him. He obviously thinks he can beat Anderson again. He's going to get paid better money, and if he does manage to win, he cements his status...and may well be the guy who retires Anderson Silva.

    Even if he loses, he accomplished something nobody's done before. He's still young, he's got a great career ahead of himself. He's not some trumped up hype-contender [Lietes, Cote] who would drop out of the top 5 with a loss to Silva. Realistically, a single decisive win, maybe two at most, would put him right back into a rubber match.


    That being said, I don't see how a win over Henderson gives Vitor anything he already doesn't have. He's already made a case for a shot at MW, but one win at LHW isn't enough to get him another shot at 205. I guess maybe if you count anything above 186 at a LHW bout his catchweight wins would count.

    rh
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