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  • 12-30-2010, 05:20 AM
    pantomime horse
    Quote Originally Posted by Pashak View Post
    Ricco has won a lot of matches in a row but all of them have been against nobodies, personally I dont think he would do something important in UFC.
    Agreed 100%.
  • 12-30-2010, 01:30 AM
    KillahKimbo
    Carwin or Lesnar.. Doesnt Ricco fight at 205 now?
  • 12-29-2010, 05:40 PM
    Xanatos
    I don't see why they would throw him against Lesnar or Carwin. If they're actually going to sign Ricco (which I doubt is actually happening) I can think of a bunch of better match-ups as a re-debut. Like a rematch with Nog, which is very marketable. or maybe against someone good, but rookiesque, like Madsen, or Struve.
  • 12-29-2010, 05:15 PM
    WileyThaOne
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Actually you're quite wrong. Ricco is in quite possibly the best shape of his career. You obviously haven't been keeping up with Ricco. And what makes you think he'll be KO'd so easily? He has a hell of a chin, decent stand up with some nice kicks and a sick ass ground game. He's only 33 and hasn't been KO'd or TKO'd much that I know of. Don't be so quick to write someone off.

    *And just for the record, I STILL think he won that fight against Big Nog in Pride. Man was he screwed.
    this. i hope he gets in the ufc i like ricco.
  • 12-29-2010, 04:33 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    The silverlining here for me is what Strikefarce does here, because both Ricco and Jeff Monson are hot, bigname freeagents that Strikefarce would be idiots not to lock up into longterm deals ASAP, because they're both not only searching for a return to the bigtime, but are looking also to cut down to LHW, a division which is definately not the 'Farce's strongest.
  • 12-29-2010, 04:21 PM
    CJRockstar
    I'm gonna go ahead and file this under 5 ounces of bullshit till it really happens.

    you see what I did there?! man I should be a comedy writer.

    But anyways, the UFC really does need to bolster it's Heavyweight division quite a bit...
  • 12-29-2010, 03:54 PM
    Adambomb
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Actually you're quite wrong. Ricco is in quite possibly the best shape of his career. You obviously haven't been keeping up with Ricco. And what makes you think he'll be KO'd so easily? He has a hell of a chin, decent stand up with some nice kicks and a sick ass ground game. He's only 33 and hasn't been KO'd or TKO'd much that I know of. Don't be so quick to write someone off.

    *And just for the record, I STILL think he won that fight against Big Nog in Pride. Man was he screwed.
    I agree on the Big Nog fight. Ricco looked great then.

    IF Ricco is in shape, I'm still not impressed by a bunch of wins against cans. His ground game is great, but his stand-up has never impressed me. Even in his prime he got KO'd by Rizzo & Big Tim. Plus the guy dropped a decision last year to Mario Rinaldi. That doesn't bode well for his chances in the UFC.

    Even a prime Ricco wouldn't stand much of a chance against Carwin, Cain, Dos Santos, or Brock. I think of prime Ricco as Mir with far better BJJ but inferior striking.
  • 12-29-2010, 02:33 PM
    kingrobert
    I really think that everyone sleeps on how talented of a guy Rico is. His main problem in his career has been his conditioning and motivation. I thought he beat a very talented Bigfoot even though he lost the decision. Regardless he did really good in that fight against a really good HW. All of that while his belly bounced every time he threw a punch. If he can get in good condition and around 230-240 he is a handfull for anyone. His Bjj is probably top 3 for a HW. He has a good chin and really only been KO'ed by Slyvia.

    The UFC HW divsion is good but it needs more deptch or eventually it will cycle through all the matches.
  • 12-29-2010, 08:53 AM
    born2kill
    Quote Originally Posted by GL Jeff View Post
    Ok,he gets signed back into the UFC,and gets either matched against Wrestling beast, or NUKE hands, what a warm welcome. Despite what Cain did to Brock,if Lesnar comes back, he is still scary, and would take Ricco down. While Carwin will KO him standing.
    Carwin hasnt shown that he can last 2 rounds. Until he does, I would bet on pretty much anyone besides him.
    And Cain? well hes champ, if he beats ricco it should be no suprise/shame.

    The big factor here is what riccos fighting weight would be. If he is still close to 205lbs, he might be really small (thou tall) for the typical UFC HW. And then he'd have to bulk up and with the insane 60lbs gap from LHW to HW, he could potentially fall anywhere. And theres no telling what the size/speed advantages & disadvantages he might have over guys.
  • 12-29-2010, 08:00 AM
    GL Jeff
    Ok,he gets signed back into the UFC,and gets either matched against Wrestling beast, or NUKE hands, what a warm welcome. Despite what Cain did to Brock,if Lesnar comes back, he is still scary, and would take Ricco down. While Carwin will KO him standing.
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