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  • 08-07-2012, 01:08 AM
    CanaanCreed
    Quote Originally Posted by BigJoe111 View Post
    I think that both of these guys present huge issues for Rashad. Weidman is a beast and a guy who could do to Rashad exactly what he did to Munoz. I don't see that ending well for Rashad. Sonnen is a MUCH BETTER WRESTLER than Rashad and would take him down at will. Sonnen is a 2 time olympic alternate, one of the best in the freaking world. Rashad was an above average collegiate wrestler who would find himself on his back getting pummelled. Sonnen wins this fight in much the same way that he beat Marquardt. Rashad would do better for himself fighting someone who doesn't have the wrestling pedigree to keep it standing where Rashad's chin is in question. A fight against a guy like Cung Lee or Wanderlei would be the best way for him to start. I think that Rashad stands a decent chance against almost everyone in the division except the two guys that were mentioned. Horrible matchups for him. But if I was Sonnen or Weidman I would jump all over that fight.
    Rashad just came off of a LHW title fight, I think he's ahead of the likes of Cung or Wandy. I'd love to see him up against Sonnen. The "pummeling" Chael would give Rashad on the ground is a pipe dream. Sonnen gets on top and stays busy but I say Evans will employ great TDD and stay busier on the feet. And I don't see Rashad getting subbed.
  • 08-06-2012, 04:48 AM
    BigJoe111
    I think that both of these guys present huge issues for Rashad. Weidman is a beast and a guy who could do to Rashad exactly what he did to Munoz. I don't see that ending well for Rashad. Sonnen is a MUCH BETTER WRESTLER than Rashad and would take him down at will. Sonnen is a 2 time olympic alternate, one of the best in the freaking world. Rashad was an above average collegiate wrestler who would find himself on his back getting pummelled. Sonnen wins this fight in much the same way that he beat Marquardt. Rashad would do better for himself fighting someone who doesn't have the wrestling pedigree to keep it standing where Rashad's chin is in question. A fight against a guy like Cung Lee or Wanderlei would be the best way for him to start. I think that Rashad stands a decent chance against almost everyone in the division except the two guys that were mentioned. Horrible matchups for him. But if I was Sonnen or Weidman I would jump all over that fight.
  • 08-04-2012, 11:06 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post
    Is that a real fight... Boetch has 2 big wins over Okami and Lombard, but he gets absolutely rolled by rashad... Boetch doesnt really pass the eye test like someone like Weidman, or even Belcher to a lesser extent...

    Also a better name for Anderson would be the goat, the greatest, the best, etc...
    Wasnt he supposed to get rolled by okami and lombard too? And if rashaad does wreck him, so much the better.. rashaad would look primed and ready for anderson after that then, no?

    Like it or not, Botesch is a contender at 185. As S=E has said on several different threads, a win is a win, and Botesch has some wins over some fairly big names. Style wise, Id say a fight with him and rashaad has a lot of potential.
  • 08-04-2012, 08:56 PM
    disposableassassin
    The goat

  • 08-04-2012, 08:44 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    What we need to see is:

    He who must not be named vs Weidman.
    Rashaad vs Botesch for next-ies.
    Chael vs Vitor for a backup plan if someone gets hurt.


    Odds are, Rashaad would clean up Sonnen.. Usually when two solid grapplers fight, the striking comes out to play, and I dont think there's many people who would argue over who is the better striker of the two.

    Rashaad vs Weidman would be a great fight, but Weidman has earned his shot, regardless of what Ed Sore-ass has to say.
    Is that a real fight... Boetch has 2 big wins over Okami and Lombard, but he gets absolutely rolled by rashad... Boetch doesnt really pass the eye test like someone like Weidman, or even Belcher to a lesser extent...

    Also a better name for Anderson would be the goat, the greatest, the best, etc...
  • 08-04-2012, 08:37 PM
    goodtimes
    So is everyone sold on Weidman now? He looked great against Munoz, but idk he looked pretty shitty against Maia, and he's never shown good cardio. Can chalk it up to not getting full training camps, but until he proves otherwise it's still a big question mark.

    I just see so many guys who get labeled as the next big thing after 1 good fight, then they fall flat. Only guy who has lived up to it so far has been Jones.
  • 08-04-2012, 03:50 PM
    Mr. Cornute
    I'dove to see Rashad at MW & I think a fight w/Chael would be great.
    Selfishly I'd like Rashad to take out Weidman & fight Silva because they are both fights I believe he can win.
  • 08-04-2012, 02:08 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Why does Rashad need to fight the number one contender? WTF is Silva gonna do until then? Age?
    I know you Canadians aren't as overexposed to pathological liars as your neighbors to the south, so I'm going to break it to you gently.

    Sometimes, dana doesn't follow through with his statements. Sometimes, he changes his stance on topics entirely. If sonnen/Evans generates more interest, he'll do that, for sure. Because down here in the land of capitalism, interest = money.

    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post
    Rashad/Sonnen needs to happen.

    Dont put weidman vs. Rashad, they should both get a shot at AS, it would eliminate a contender... Considering Anderson's age.
    Agreed, 100%.
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    What we need to see is:

    He who must not be named vs Weidman.
    That's just awesome. Warms my cold, black heart to see it.

    rh
  • 08-04-2012, 10:00 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    Apparently, Chael is going to be blown through by Rashad? I'll take that bet anyday. I think that may be one of the most interesting fights I have heard of in a long time, as I am a huge fan of both. I also said that Rashad would beat Jones and Chael would beat Silva, so I haven't had much to be happy about lately haha. I'd rather see Weidman vs. Rashad personally, because then I wouldn't have to see two of my favorites go at it, but I would not mind at all if this matchup happened.
  • 08-04-2012, 07:09 AM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by 0mega1 View Post
    Agreed.

    Rashad would wreck Chael; and I think he could give Anderson some major problems.
    He would get clowned just like he did by Jones. He might have a chance against Chael. The match is interesting but I dont want to see another Silva vs Sonnen fight (should Sonnen win).
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