MMA ufc 98: too early **spoilers**

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  1. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    [ do you guys think giving rampage only 2 months to train for a 5 rounder is enough time? He was noticeably slower last night, he just fought 2 months ago as well....If rashad is an underdog im putting money down on him. ]
     
  2. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    2 months is plenty if he come out of the fight with Jardine unhurt.
     
  3. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    for another three rounder sure, but im saying for a title fight..i dunno.
    Koscheck tried fighting this often and look what happened....

    rampage will of fought 3 times in 5 1/2 months.....
     
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    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    Yeah its alot but a short break and he will have a nice headstart on conditioning, I dont think he would be too injured after that fight so I reckon he is good to go. 1 week off and a 7week preparation should be plenty.
     
  5. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    i agree its probably too early

    but i dont think he will give up the shot to get his belt.
     
  6. Etherized

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    NOT SO FAST: RAMPAGE HOPEFUL, BUT DATE WITH EVANS NOT SET
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sunday, March 08, 2009 - by Tom Hamlin - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]

    Jackson, while excited to face Evans, was non-committal about whether he’d be ready for UFC 98 in May.

    “I want my belt back,” he proclaimed. “I’ve got to talk to my manager, see if everything’s cool. I’ll tell Dana in a couple of days.”

    For the first time in his career, Jackson felt he’d burned out prior to the fight. The road wear from a long camp over the pond at the Wolfslair took its toll in the first round.

    “I’ve been training really hard,” he explained. “I felt like I was a little bit over-trained tonight. I could feel it in my training camp. I want to be the best I could be and I want to show the world that I am one of the best fighters in the world. I don’t want to be one of these fighters that just gets the win… I want to knock people the hell out.”

    “We’re still going to make sure Quinton is 100-percent,” he said. “It’s not a done deal. Quinton’s got to go – he’s got to get some things checked out, make sure he’s 100-percent healthy, and if he is, that will be the fight. If he’s not, it will be Lyoto Machida.”

    Machida has already accepted the bout, according to White.



    Cliffs: Lyoto may get his chance yet.
     
  7. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Nga's gotta eat, yo!

    I seriously think Lyoto should get a shot first.
     
  8. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    When I heard Evens was fighting in May I automatically assumed it was Lyoto. This is very surprising.
     
  9. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    It should by Lyoto.

    It makes more sense to give Lyoto the first shot and then Rampage be the next in line.
     
  10. .Tim

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    After seeing Dana's latest blog I wouldn't be surprised if Rampage didn't fight Rashad in May.
     
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    I dunno he is already in fight shape he could probably get away with having a 6 week training camp but for a title I dont know if you should risk it
     
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    Rampage is a veteran to the sport, already physically in "fight shape" (if he hasn't been injured) and Wolfslair is a fantastic Camp, so I'm pretty sure they'll make the right decision together whether or not he's ready for the Titile Shot in May against Rashad. What concerns me a more-so than anything is the jetleg, tbh... It's a bitch and can take a hell of alot out of you no matter how fit you are. Other than that, he has nothing to lose, really. I mean, if he doesn't get a chance this time around I'm sure there will be another opportunity for him to "get his belt back"..:dunno:
     
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