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  • 12-30-2010, 01:29 AM
    KillahKimbo
    Rumble will miss weight and/or gas and lose I think.
  • 12-29-2010, 06:22 PM
    Chillzone
    I'll go with Rumble via KO in Rd. 1 I just think AJ is too big and strong for Hardy to handle. We'll see, I guess. I hope he gets his weight under control and comes in great shape. He's a Monster for WW. I think a loss for him would either send him packing or to the MW division.
  • 12-28-2010, 11:59 PM
    iced
    hardy will be ko'd out of the ufc
  • 12-28-2010, 11:32 PM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by GL Jeff View Post
    I think Hardy is gun shy after what Condit did to him. Sorry to say,but no one thought Carlos had KO power in his hands,let alone be able to knock Hardy out. Johnson on the other hand,will be looking to smash him the whole time, he wont be gun shy. Johnson takes this.
    I agree. In some ways this is a great match-up for Hardy and in others its a horrible one.

    On the plus side, he's almost guaranteed to have a huge cardio advantage in this fight, and so if he can wear Johnson down in the first round I can see him out-striking him in the second for the TKO.

    On the other hand, I agree he will be gun shy, especially with a known striker with KO power, and he wont want to open up in a big slugfest.

    I see Hardy taking this by 2nd (t)ko.
  • 12-28-2010, 07:25 AM
    end it with a left
    I can honestly say that I dont like either fighter but I've been wanting these guys to fight for atleast a year now. Alves, Hardy and Johnson are 3 guys who probably are the 3 largest ww ands love to bang and i want to see all of em fight each other. This is going to be a sick fight unless it gets tarnished with bad cardio or missed weight. Like when Alves k.o'd Hughes it was sweet but i was indefferent to it as he was over by 9 lbs. Can't wait
  • 12-28-2010, 02:51 AM
    Goremire
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I think this tells a lot about Anthony Johnson. I don't even think Hardy is a legitimate top 10 fighter, but I'm tired of Johnson struggling with weight and not living up to expectations. I like AJ, and I really, really, really despise fauxhawks, so while I'd love to see a dramatic first round KO of Hardy; I'd rather see a healthy, lean Johnson come in and dominate for three rounds before the finish, just so I can renew my transfer ticket for his bandwagon.
    Agreed - how Johnson fights will be just as important as the result.

    Tell you, if Rumble shows up out of shape though then he's in trouble. I think Hardy has more than enough zip in his strikes to TKO him if he's fatigued, or he could even just hunt-and-peck for three rounds to get the easy decision.

    This would be tragic for two reasons: It would tar Rumble with the 'guy who got dominated by the last two guys to get tooled by GSP' brush - in addition to the 'suspect cardio' and 'salad dodger' labels he's already got. One more loss/missed weight after that and I suspect he'd get cut, which would be a criminal waste of potential.

    The other reason would be that a dominant win by Hardy would arrest his downward slide and re-legitimise him as a possible contender. I personally would not like to see that.
  • 12-28-2010, 02:24 AM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Xanatos View Post
    This is pretty dangerous for Hardy. Taking on a big strong wrestler again. if Rumble can decently make weight then I see Hardy going down.
    God, I hope so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goremire View Post
    Fair point - if Rumble shows up in shape then the chances of him winning the fight increase dramatically. I don't recall him ever really getting dominated standing (although happy to be corrected). He's a big, strong athletic dude with a 2" height and 4" reach advantage. Chinwise, I remember him taking a couple of Josh Koscheck fastballs and not seeming too fazed by it, so I figure his his jaw isn't made of glass. He's a decent stylistic matchup for Hardy especially if he uses his wrestling (I think I remember hearing he was a JUCO National champ?)

    If he can get his cardio and weight issues under control then he's a long night for any welterweight in the UFC.
    I think this tells a lot about Anthony Johnson. I don't even think Hardy is a legitimate top 10 fighter, but I'm tired of Johnson struggling with weight and not living up to expectations. I like AJ, and I really, really, really despise fauxhawks, so while I'd love to see a dramatic first round KO of Hardy; I'd rather see a healthy, lean Johnson come in and dominate for three rounds before the finish, just so I can renew my transfer ticket for his bandwagon.

    rh
  • 12-28-2010, 02:11 AM
    roaddawg
    Well we already know Dan Hardy can get knocked out so only time will tell. I got AJ in the standup department not to mention his wrestling might pose some issues for Hardy.
  • 12-27-2010, 10:35 PM
    carbondioxide830
    ummm anthony...what happened to 185? please tell me you met mike dolce.
  • 12-27-2010, 10:29 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
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