MMA Gomi reportedly interested in UFC, Strikeforce

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  1. Atmosphere

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    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...rtedly-interested-in-UFC-strikeforce/1?csp=34

    Lightweight icon Takanori Gomi says he's talking to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    Gomi, rated No. 1 on prominent lightweight rankings for a few years in the middle part of this decade, wants to go after UFC's 155-pound title, reports MMAjunkie.com, citing Gomi's official blog. He has not fought in the United States since 2007.

    If UFC talks don't pan out, Gomi also has an interest in Strikeforce, according to MMAjunkie.

    An Oct. 30 victory over Tony Hervey at Vale Tudo Japan 2009 was promoted as Gomi's last fight in Japan. If Gomi does across the ocean, he could find the UFC and Strikeforce far less welcoming than Japanese promotions, which occasionally matched him up with less-than-stellar opponents.

    The American lightweight ranks are stacked with bad match-ups for Gomi, who could find that he won't have the edge he enjoyed in Japan as a striker and wrestler. UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn thoroughly outclassed Gomi during their 2003 bout in Hawaii, and Penn has only improved since then.

    The Japanese star previously has expressed an interest in fighting full-time in the United States. He was supposed to compete in the USA in August, but that fell through after Affliction Entertainment pulled out of the fight promotion business.






    i think the only known UFC LWs he would possibly beat would be Hermes Franca, maybe Spencer Fischer...yeah, can't think of any more
     
  2. RMarks

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    Future UFC LW Champ
     
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    He could beat a lot of UFC LWs

    They should have his first fight versus Roli Delgado, maybe it would play out like the fight with Nick Diaz a little bit :rofl:
     
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    what happened to gomi?

    i used to look forward to his fights, now i dont care
     
  5. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Neither Enemy Nor Friend OT Supporter

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    since he got his ass kicked by nick diaz. lol
     
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    gomi lost to some people, people dismounted his nutsack is what happened
     
  7. Kuet

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    Still excited to see him fight in the UFC- if they sign him. But i think Sherk, BJ... Maynard and Edgar would beat him decisively. A few others could give him a very tough fight (maybe even win).
    Id like to see him against florian though- for some reason i think he could take him on. Just any solid wrestler- no chance.
     
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    :rofl:

    penn, diego, and sherk would kill him.

    not to mention how hard it would be for him to get by florian, guida, nate diaz, tyson griffin, & edgar.

    he'll get more dough and find more success in strikeforce.
     
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    florian's muay thai > gomi's boxing
     
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    i want to see Gomi vs greasy bean
     
  11. roose

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    Diaz smoked that fool.
     
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    Yeah that gogoplata was insane. One of my favorite submissions of all time. :bowdown:
     
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    Gomi vs Lil Evil was serioulsy one of his best fights, i still havr yhat dvd
     
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    hope he goes to strike force i think he would do better there
     
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    can he even make 155 anymore?
     
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    eitherway he isnt going to beat any of the top guys at 155 or 170.
     
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    read between the lines a little ;)
     
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    He'll come into the UFC and get his shit pushed in

    True story.
     
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    lol
     
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    Unfortunately never cared about Gomi too much, but he will most likely get taken out by bigger, stronger, more technical fighters in the UFC.
     
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    It would be a good fight....But kenny always comes up short against the big names...
     
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    gomi wouldnt beat sherk or penn.

    florian handled stevenson & huerta with ease.
    gomi doesnt have what it takes to be a top ufc LW.
     
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    Yes, i agree :hsugh:
     
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