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    Default Cormier vs Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante fight possible for UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Veg

    Cormier vs Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante fight possible for UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/3/26/55...-las-vegas-mma
    Daniel Cormier is under consideration to fight former Strikeforce stablemate, Rafael Cavalcante, at UFC 175, which will take place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5, 2014. Would a win over the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion be enough to earn "DC" a 205-pound UFC title shot?

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pretty much has its Light Heavyweight title picture set in stone.

    With that in mind, the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is considering another pivotal match that would sharpen the 205-pound focus, pitting former Strikeforce standouts, Daniel Cormier and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, at UFC 175.

    The possible booking, which would be featured on pay-per-view (PPV) live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5, 2014, comes courtesy of a report earlier this evening on "UFC Tonight."
    Cormier (14-0) is coming off an easy win and hasn't quite fought the best of the best in the light heavyweight division. "Feijao" -- who owns 11 (technical) knockout finishes in 12 wins -- will push the action and make "DC" work for his win.

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    I like this fight but still not a fight to get you a title shot.

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    damn this is stupid. I understand that he switched weight classes but he was arguably the top contender at HW and now he is going from pat cummins to fejaio at LHW. I hope its one of those deals where they will give him a title shot if he wins despite the fact fejaio isn't a title contender right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    damn this is stupid. I understand that he switched weight classes but he was arguably the top contender at HW and now he is going from pat cummins to fejaio at LHW. I hope its one of those deals where they will give him a title shot if he wins despite the fact fejaio isn't a title contender right now.
    It really makes no sense at all to me...

    Dominating Bigfoot and Barnett means something...and he's easily won every fight since then, even though he wasn't overly impressive in some of those. But those were fights where he had very little to gain, so you can't blame him at all for fighting safe.

    I hope this isn't too big, because it's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbader08 View Post
    It really makes no sense at all to me...

    Dominating Bigfoot and Barnett means something...and he's easily won every fight since then, even though he wasn't overly impressive in some of those. But those were fights where he had very little to gain, so you can't blame him at all for fighting safe.
    ...are you suggesting that you're ok with someone being a "point fighter?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    damn this is stupid. I understand that he switched weight classes but he was arguably the top contender at HW and now he is going from pat cummins to fejaio at LHW. I hope its one of those deals where they will give him a title shot if he wins despite the fact fejaio isn't a title contender right now.
    Why would you hope that? Beating 2 non top 10 LHW should never earn somebody a title shot
    Jones Era >> Machida Era
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    Another intelligent contribution by CTGreat.

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    Yet, two wins at MW and a catch weight earned Belfort a title shot at Jones.

    Yet, a couple loses and a couples wins at MW earned Sonnen a title shot at Jones.

    I am starting too see the pattern here, MW fights are allowed to influence who gets a shot at Jones but HW fights have to be discounted.

    Out of Jones last three opponents, Cormier is much, much more deserving of a shot than two of them were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post
    Why would you hope that? Beating 2 non top 10 LHW should never earn somebody a title shot
    He deserves a shot more than the guy who actually has the shot.
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    Seems to me that they really want Cormier to build up his record before challenging for the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Seems to me that they really want Cormier to build up his record before challenging for the title.
    Then why was he scheduled to fight Rashad?
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