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  • 08-28-2006, 09:25 PM
    Afro
    scratch Arona off my list lol that was a mistake.

    but the rest I think can go either way I wouldnt count Babalu out against any of those guys plus theres a lot of japanese fighters in Pride Babalu can take on that are probably better then a lot of the guys he beat in that 10 win streak he had.
  • 08-28-2006, 09:20 PM
    dagreat1
    Quote Originally Posted by Afro Samurai
    I dont see Arona, Randleman, or Overeem beating Babalu.. maybe not Igor either.
    Arona... really? Why not, he is a better striker than Babalu, has more power, is superior in strength and superior in BJJ. I think they are possibly equal in speed and that;s about it, Arona is superior in every other category including being able to take punishment.

    Overeem would have such a huge reach advantage I think he would just throw stiff jab after stiff jab and when Babaku rushed in for a takedown would eat a knee and end up like he did in the second Chuck fight. That matchup would be very difficult for Babalu.

    Randleman, I think babalu would have a legit chance at beating as Randleman is open for subs.

    Igor vs Babalu I would be leanign towards bablu but if he fought Igor like he did Chcuk he would get KTFO as well and if he made a single mistake Igor would KO Him.
  • 08-28-2006, 09:00 PM
    Afro
    Quote Originally Posted by dagreat1
    I don't think he would do particularly well in Pride. When he beat Shogun that was in 03 before he had gone to Pride and Chute Box, not to mention the fact that he was 21 years old in that fight and was not in anywhere near the shape he is in now.

    I don't think there is any question as to what the outcome of a remacth would be.

    In Pride Babalu would have to contend with Silva, Shogun, Arona, Little Nog, Igor, Overeem, Nakamura and Randleman.

    I see him MAYBE defeating 2 of those fighters and that's it but he could very easily lose all 8 of those fights.
    I dont see Arona, Randleman, or Overeem beating Babalu.. maybe not Igor either.
  • 08-28-2006, 08:57 PM
    Masscore
    I think Sobral finishes the year in the UFC, picks off Bonnar, Evans, or maybe Forrest. And just waits to see if Ortiz beats Liddell, because if that happens he stands a good chance of getting a title shot with Ortiz. But if Liddell stays champ he has to go to Pride or WFA because he wont get another shot at Liddell as long as Liddell is champion.

    As for Liddell's title dominace he has one more challenger, a lot of people are writing him off since the first fight and thats Ortiz. I'm not writing Tito off because I think Tito has one huge advantage over Chuck and thats Cardio. If he could someone manage to surive the first 2 rounds (a lot easier said then done) he has a great chance of taking out Liddell. Everyone also forget Tito has only been knocked out once, and he has gotten into the ring with some lethal strikers (Wandy, Victor, Mezger). But if Liddell beats Tito, then the UFC will have to throw Forrest to the wolves then look for over compention. Maybe go after Jackson or Wandy.
  • 08-28-2006, 08:52 PM
    dagreat1
    Quote Originally Posted by baba
    He did emabarass Shogun already who's arguably the best Pride has at that weight. .
    Hardly... Did you watch the fight? He was being dominated in the standup and was winning the fight before he got subbed.
  • 08-28-2006, 08:50 PM
    dagreat1
    Quote Originally Posted by baba
    Babalu might goto Pride. He did emabarass Shogun already who's arguably the best Pride has at that weight. He'd do very well there,but he'll never beat Chuck. He may as well stay in Japan until Liddell retires.

    I don't think he would do particularly well in Pride. When he beat Shogun that was in 03 before he had gone to Pride and Chute Box, not to mention the fact that he was 21 years old in that fight and was not in anywhere near the shape he is in now.

    I don't think there is any question as to what the outcome of a remacth would be.

    In Pride Babalu would have to contend with Silva, Shogun, Arona, Little Nog, Igor, Overeem, Nakamura and Randleman.

    I see him MAYBE defeating 2 of those fighters and that's it but he could very easily lose all 8 of those fights.
  • 08-28-2006, 07:27 PM
    Weirdharold
    I think Babalu is a monster, but Chuck has his number. I was rooting for Chuck but I was real nervous before this fight. I really thought Babalu was going to give Chuck a run for his money. Damn was I wrong. I have never been so happy to be so wrong.
  • 08-28-2006, 02:22 PM
    TN94z
    why not? Couture got another shot, AA got a lot of shots and Sylvia the same.. Babalu deserves one more shot cuz who else? I mean Tito fights Chuck next.. after that is it gonna be Tito-Chuck 3 before its Babalu-Chuck 3 cuz Chuck has to fight someone
    I don't think there will be a Liddell/Sobral 3 any time soon. Randy got another shot because it was 1-1. Sobral is 0-2. No reason to fight again. Tito won't beat Liddell because I don't think he will be able to take him down and that is where Tito dominates. I don't know....it looks like Liddell will be around for a while. But I think Sobral goes to Pride or something.
  • 08-28-2006, 01:41 PM
    baba
    Babalu might goto Pride. He did emabarass Shogun already who's arguably the best Pride has at that weight. He'd do very well there,but he'll never beat Chuck. He may as well stay in Japan until Liddell retires.
  • 08-28-2006, 10:12 AM
    matto
    sobral would waste any of those guys like forest, bonner, or rashad or any other top lhw. he might have problems with tito, but neiter tito or sobral will be able to beat chuck. they r just not on his level, but r the best lhw besides chuck. chuck simpley has no competition in the ufc. ufc serousally needs some top pride 205's


    Chuck
    Sobral and Tito
    forrest and other lhw's
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