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  • 02-05-2011, 07:17 AM
    Leucoethiops
    Quote Originally Posted by snakebite View Post
    Why anyone would say one win cements you in top 10 for years to come is beyond me.
    I've never heard anyone say that.
  • 02-05-2011, 07:16 AM
    snakebite
    Belfort, he wins he beats who most call p4p. He loses big deal he lost to the p4p. Why anyone would say one win cements you in top 10 for years to come is beyond me. All it takes is two consecutive losses and no one gives a shit about you anymore.
  • 02-05-2011, 01:36 AM
    mulefloyd
    Weigh-ins just got over. I like Belfort, Bader, Forrest, Rocha, and Kid from their demeanor, Cerrone/Kelly for FOTN, and Banuelos KO by Fu Manchu!
  • 02-05-2011, 01:03 AM
    The Return Of......
    Quote Originally Posted by DonFrye View Post
    I think everyone with even a touch of MMA knowledge knows that Belfort has everything it would take to win this fight. The question is, will he?

    That being said, I think Bader stands to gain the most if he wins. With a win, Bader thrusts himself directly into the title hunt and cements himself as a bona fide contender for years to come; not to mention the money he stands to gain by being in main event fights. Conversely, this is likely a last shot for Belfort.
    i think belfort as the most to gain. like you said belfort has the skills. there should be absolutely no question that he has to the skills..........the problem is we have never seen him put it together in that one big moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by mulefloyd View Post
    Belfort has already been the LHW champion. Beating the most dominant champ in a lighter division (both in weight and quality of opposition) doesn't carry the same cache as say GSP beating Anderson or Anderson beating Shogun.

    And yes I know his win over Couture deserves an asterisk but he was already an established superstar who's fought a who's who of MMA history.
    you said it here yourself. he was the lhw champ but his win deserves an asterisk. to me this only further proves my point. when that big moment came for him to defend his title.......................he just didnt show up.

    i have always liked vitor as a fighter. i like anderson too. im happy with either one as the champ................i just dont see vitor living up to his potential yet again. im hoping he shows up and if he loses its simply because anderson really is that good. but i fear that he loses not because of anderson but because belfort just doesnt show up like he should and is hesitant.
  • 02-04-2011, 10:26 PM
    mulefloyd
    Can't believe nobody's voted for Banuelos. Has absolutely nothing to lose and would be by far the biggest win of his career.
  • 02-04-2011, 09:23 PM
    IceCold48
    vitor wins he gains a belt. imo thats a hell of a lot better then any of the others can do tomorrow night.
  • 02-04-2011, 09:20 PM
    hurt80
    i went with belfort, title on the line,silva's streak on the line,and a w over one of the top p4p in the world=alot to gain and nothin to lose. i'm rootin for silva but smellin upset! alot of these guys on this card have alot to gain, lhw contendership status up for grabs and alot of ufc first timers. i cant wait for this one, hope it delivers!
  • 02-04-2011, 07:59 PM
    Eric T Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes View Post
    I think it's a pretty big setback when a guy with a lot of hype loses before they are fighting established top tier guys. In terms of title contention, I think the loser of this fight gets knocked back behind the winner of Machida/Couture and Rampage, and will probably need 2-3 solid wins to get a title shot, while the winner either gets the title shot or needs 1 more win. It might not sound like a huge setback, but thats the difference of getting a title shot in a few months to as much as 1+ years, and thats only if the guy is perfect after the loss.

    A guy like Evans, Rampage, Machida, Couture, or Shogun can lose a couple of fights and still be within title contention with a solid win or two. Again, I think a loss sets Bader back farther then it sets Jones back because Jones has much more hype, is a younger guy, and has a much more exciting style.
    I agree with you, but it's not gonna ruin the losers career. This could very well end up being the next great trilogy.
  • 02-04-2011, 07:38 PM
    goodtimes
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric T Smith View Post
    It wouldn't really be a big setback, but they would lose some of that "unbeatable" luster. I'm sure whomever losses will still go on to have a successful career, but the winner will really be "the next big thing"(unless it's a big sleeper with Bader laying on Jones for 3 rounds).
    I think it's a pretty big setback when a guy with a lot of hype loses before they are fighting established top tier guys. In terms of title contention, I think the loser of this fight gets knocked back behind the winner of Machida/Couture and Rampage, and will probably need 2-3 solid wins to get a title shot, while the winner either gets the title shot or needs 1 more win. It might not sound like a huge setback, but thats the difference of getting a title shot in a few months to as much as 1+ years, and thats only if the guy is perfect after the loss.

    A guy like Evans, Rampage, Machida, Couture, or Shogun can lose a couple of fights and still be within title contention with a solid win or two. Again, I think a loss sets Bader back farther then it sets Jones back because Jones has much more hype, is a younger guy, and has a much more exciting style.
  • 02-04-2011, 07:29 PM
    JadedX
    I think Bader - a win solidfies himself as a legit contender. But then I think Vitor - a win over Anderson Silva not only gains himself the UFC MW Championship, but also ends a ridiculous winning streak, and quite possibly a drop on the P4P list. So, Vitor it is.


    "Saturday, February 5th definitely won't be a good day to be Anderson Silva."
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