MMA diego trying his hand at mma math

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  1. Kuet

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    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9027&zoneid=13


    Only two fights into his newfound home at lightweight, Diego Sanchez, when you do the math, is ready for a shot at the UFC championship.

    He's not demanding it. "That's up to (UFC brass Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta)," he told MMAWeekly.com on Saturday night.

    No matter who wins the title bout between current champ B.J. Penn and challenger Kenny Florian at UFC 101 in August, MMA math or not, Sanchez holds true to his claims of being the division's number one contender.

    "Now, going in and beating two of the top contenders at 155 (Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson), I think I'm the number one guy," he stated. "The only other person is Gray Maynard and Gray Maynard has a win over Frankie Edgar, who has a win over Sean Sherk, but also, people don't forget, Nate Diaz has a win over Gray Maynard on The Ultimate Fighter and Guida has a win over Nate Diaz. So, if you really do the math, it puts me as number one contender."

    That might be a little tough to follow, but it all adds up to the winner of Penn and Florian. And if it shakes out that way for UFC officials, he's got motivation to fight whichever fighter holds the belt.

    "Of course, if Kenny Florian pulled off a victory, that's a big fight for UFC, match-up the original Ultimate (Fighter) season one finale," Sanchez relates. "That's the reason I dropped down to lightweight because watching Kenny Florian get his second title shot and that's a guy that I went in the ring and dominated, that's some motivation for me to come down to 155."

    His eyes light up and the inflection in his voice changes as he talks about the other possibility, B.J. Penn. Although he believes he has a key edge over the Hawaiian.

    "I think a fight with B.J. would be awesome. B.J.'s gonna stand and go to war with me, the way I did with Clay Guida, except the question mark with a fight with me and B.J. is, hey, is he gonna get more tired than me?"

    It's obvious what Sanchez believes, "I think he's gonna get more tired than me. B.J.'s not a Clay Guida gas tank and we all know that. So that obviously is gonna make for a very interesting fight.

    "I just now went in there and fought probably the most well-conditioned fighter in the UFC, Clay Guida. He's a fireball. I also am one of the most well-conditioned athletes in the UFC. My pace has always been one of the top paces."

    It's not clear yet if he'll get the call to face the winner of that Aug. 8 fight in Philadelphia, but Sanchez will be ready, waiting in the wings, willing to vacate his position as the number one contender believing he will walk away with UFC gold around his waste.


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    :rofl: pretty funny he added it up like that, but I really have no problem with Diego next in line if Maynard can't fight him before then for some reason

    I thought Diego would be just a bit better at lightweight but his striking is vastly improved he could hit the top pretty quick
     
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    That shit about gray maynard was a little ridiculous but he's right, he is the number one contender right now imo.
     
  4. Kuet

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    gray maynards only good win was against edgar.
    I dont see how EDGAR isn't the next in line for a title shot, yes he has lost once, but look at who he has beat. The last two guys he beat fought for the title just over a year ago.
    Fucking impressive for how little his is too.

    Sean Sherk
    Hermes Franca
    Spencer Fisher
    Mark Boceck
    Tyson Griffin
     
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  5. Gogoplata

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    He's gotta get through Mayand, Sherk, Edgar and Griffin before he gets a shot, IMO..

    Not that it will happen..

    What I'd really like to see is him vs. Maynard and Mayard just sits in his full guard for 3 rounds and blasts him with elbows..
     
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    yup

    he's had only 2 fights in a stacked LW division. granted, they're against quality opponents, but there are others in line before him
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Lol....The other guys have been in purgatory the way Bj defends his title
     
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    Mind your own business. Dont you be worrying about when Baby Jay defends.
     
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    let griffin fight maynard and the winner gets the next title shot.

    let edgar fight retard-boy and the winner gets the following title shot.
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    are you his number one fan? thats cute
     
  12. Gogoplata

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    Dont worry about what him and I are doing. Worry about you.. What we do/are - is our business.
     
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    Diego vs. Ken-Flo for the LW championship on NYE

    after Ken-Flo teep kicks BJ in the ribs and BJ quits again due to exhaustion in round two
     
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    Mike Goldberg would literally shit his pants if that happened. He loves the teep.
     
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    mma math hillarious
     
  16. Kuet

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    second cousin
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    I think griffin is up there but his loss to edgar and sherk put him down a notch especially since edgar beat sherk. How I rank the top lws in the ufc right now is as follows.

    kenny florian
    edgar
    maynard
    sherk
    griffin
    diego
     
  18. THE LIOG

    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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    this post is all win
     
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    I don't think griffen or sherk are anywhere close to a title shot, then again the ex-champion is always pretty close to a shot at the title but he needs to get a couple wins in a row and at least one of them has to be against a really quality opponent. Maynard wont get a title shot, he hasn't fought the right guys to earn him a shot yet. Edgar and Diego should fight and winner gets a shot. Let Maynard fight Sherk or Griffen to give him a chance to start earning himself some quality wins.
     
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    Maynard vs. Huerta in September.
     
  21. Gogoplata

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    :eek3:
     
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    I would've rather seen Huerta vs. Edgar, although it wouldn't have made as much sense as far as contedership goes, it woulda been a sick fight.
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    I'm not a big Diego fan, but you can bet when he started dropping elbows on Guida from the guard that Kenny shit his pants. I can't wait for fight Diego vs Kenny 2.
     
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    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:
     

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