MMA Silva vs. Belfort for UFC 108

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I don't know how I feel about this one..

    From Yahoo news:


    Bone spurs be damned, the UFC is looking for Anderson Silva to be ready for its first card in 2010. UFC president Dana White told Lance Pugmire of the L.A. Times that Silva will defend his UFC middleweight title belt against Vitor Belfort on Jan. 2 at UFC 108 in Las Vegas. There's been a little back and forth between the UFC and the Silva on whether he was getting bone spurs removed from his elbow. White would like to see him get it done as soon as possible, while Silva and his manager Ed Soares appear to be dragging their feet on a decision.

    The timing of the White announcement is interesting considering the fact that middleweight contender Dan Henderson was in Las Vegas this week working on his next contract. A sticking point in the deal was thought to be when Hendo would get his shot at a Silva rematch. Now rumors are flying that Henderson will face Nate Marquardt on this same card in a title eliminator.

    Henderson was under the impression that his fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 100 was a title eliminator. Henderson crushed Bisping with a devastating knockout. All summer he's been saying that the only fight he wants is that match against Silva. Two weeks ago, Belfort returned to the UFC after a near five years layoff, and beat former middleweight champ Rich Franklin in less than four minutes. Both Henderson and Marquardt lost title shots against Silva. It's clear the promotion wants a fresh face to step in there against "The Spider."

    With Quinton Jackson's hissy fit/retirement, rumors are also swirling that Rashad Evans, who was supposed to fight Rampage on Dec. 12, may now fight Thiago Silva at UFC 108.
     
  2. Gogoplata

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    Anderson by KO.
     
  3. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

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    No Contest - Double KO
     
  4. ITR06

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  5. alkalinesolo

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    I'd rather see a rematch with Hendo, Marquardt, or Okami.
     
  6. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    why, all three of those people have little to no chance of beating him. at least Belfort brings some hands that Silva will have problems slipping.
     
  7. GreatDeceiver

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    I like Belfort and all, and understand that business is business, but Hendo deserves the shot first. He's beaten everyone put in front of him since losing to Anderson including Franklin, and has a better shot of taking Silva out than Vitor. But I guess Belfort being the new exciting MW trumps all that...
     
  8. GreatDeceiver

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    Not to mention he's already beaten Vitor, so by the powers of MMAth...




    :hsugh:
     
  9. checkii

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    KDing Lindland and KOing Franklin is > taking rich to a decision and KOing Bisping.
     
  10. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    I think Hendo deserves a shot and has the wrestling to beat Silva...but id much rather see a stand up war between Vitor and Anderson. Im glad Dana made it happen before Anderson leaves the UFC
     
  11. Khaaz

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    This is kinda gay, seems like Vitor got rushed into this. I'd have rather seen Belfort fight Bisping or maybe Okami first before fighting Silva. Meanwhile Anderson could smash Mir and Hendo could fight Marquardt.

    What are Vitors advantages in this fight?

    Anderson via KO
     
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    Vitors not being rushed into anything the guys fought Terry Martin, Matt Linland and Rich Franklin in his last 3 fights and knocked them all out. Martins reasonable and the other two have been considered top 5 in the division for years.
     
  13. Gogoplata

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    And Okami is 10-1 in the UFC and isn't even mentioned.
     
  14. 2ofdem

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    Okami is boring and Japanese no way theyll even consider giving him a title fight.
     
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    :ugh:

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  16. Khaaz

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    NOTICE HOW THIS GUY DIDNT SAY SHIT
     
  17. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    BELFORT BY OMOPLATA YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
     
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    same here. Silva has 3 fights left on his contract right? So Belfort is 1. Hendo probably gets 2. and probably one more fight at 205 and cya.

    I don't think Okami will ever get his rematch. Marquardt vs Silva doesn't really interest me at all. :hsd:
     
  19. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    because i already posted it you mental midget

     
  20. Jeebus

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    Vitor by TKO, and i actually mean it :o
     
  21. Khaaz

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    I meant what advantage does Vitor have over Silva. Unless you're trying to say that Vitor has the striking advantage.
     
  22. saabguy

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    so much for catch-weight fights not going into consideration for title contention :hsugh:
     
  23. roose

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    Shades of Rampage-Liddell here...

    Vitor Belfort '10
     
  24. Exiled

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    Belfort, TKO round 1.

    Belfort, KO round 2.

    Belfort, submission round 3.

    Belfort, Decision.
     
  25. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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