MMA  > General MMA  > Whats next for the winners of UFC 124
December 13, 2010, 05:56 PM
Some possible matchups for this weekends winners:

GSP - Shields or the wnner of Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort
Stefan Struve - Cheik Kongo or the winner of Pat Barry vs Joey Beltran
Jim Miller - The winner of Guillard vs Dunham or the winner of Sotiropolous vs Siver
Mac Danzig - Edson Barboza or the winner of Marcus Davis vs Jeremy Stephens
Thiago Alves - Josh Koscheck rematch or the winner of Deigo Sanchez vs Martin Kampmann
Dan Miller - The winner of CB Dollaway vs Mark Munoz or Tom Lawlor
Marc Bocek - Rafael Dos Anjos or the winner of Yves Edwards vs Cody Mckenzie
Rafael Natal - Chris Cammozi or Joe Doerksen
Sean Pierson - John Howard or TJ Grant
Ricardo Almeida - Jake Ellenberger or Brian Foster
John Makdessi - Pascal Krauss or Duane Ludwig
Comment #1 has been removed
December 13, 2010  06:44 PM ET

Guys, GSP will not fight Anderson.
If anything, it is already set that the winner of Anderson & Vitor will fight someone for the belt in Brazil sometime next year.
Besides, I don't think GSP will go up in weight. he is more preoccupied in not losing than in looking for real challenges.
Alves fight would be awesome against either guy. I don't think they will give him Kos as Kos will probably have to wait a long time to fight again, and Alvez should be ready in 4 months. Maybe he will fight once THEN get Kos.
I don't think UFC should give Struve a Kongo match. As it was shown he can get KO'd if he goes against a power puncher.
He was lucky to get a reversal, but let's not push his luck. :)

December 14, 2010  10:31 AM ET

I would like to see Struve fight another big-time striker to see if he has improved his striking game. I think McCorkle should have stood up and tried to strike with him since Struve has a suspect chin and great jui jitsu. McCorkle just had a bad gameplan. I think Kongo would punish Struve on the feet and I don't think Struve could get him to the ground.

December 14, 2010  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Guys, GSP will not fight Anderson.If anything, it is already set that the winner of Anderson & Vitor will fight someone for the belt in Brazil sometime next year.Besides, I don't think GSP will go up in weight. he is more preoccupied in not losing than in looking for real challenges.Alves fight would be awesome against either guy. I don't think they will give him Kos as Kos will probably have to wait a long time to fight again, and Alvez should be ready in 4 months. Maybe he will fight once THEN get Kos.I don't think UFC should give Struve a Kongo match. As it was shown he can get KO'd if he goes against a power puncher.He was lucky to get a reversal, but let's not push his luck. :)

I agree 100%, Struve is not ready for a guy like Congo, I would rather see him fight anybody besides a serious power puncher.

December 14, 2010  11:10 AM ET

how about Mir?
Think about it. Mir is not really a puncher.
This wouldn't do anything for Struve (if he loses) after all Mir is a big name fighter.
As for Mir, a victory would take him back to the top of fighters.

With the reach advantage, I don't look for Mir to stand with Struve. this could get a great fight on the ground.

December 14, 2010  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

how about Mir?Think about it. Mir is not really a puncher.This wouldn't do anything for Struve (if he loses) after all Mir is a big name fighter.As for Mir, a victory would take him back to the top of fighters.With the reach advantage, I don't look for Mir to stand with Struve. this could get a great fight on the ground.

The fight only benefits Struve if he wins but if Mir win he should easly submit him in the first. I don't think beating Struve would do much for his resume.

December 14, 2010  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The fight only benefits Struve if he wins but if Mir win he should easly submit him in the first. I don't think beating Struve would do much for his resume.

well, after his loss to Carwin, this would be a rebound fight for him.

December 14, 2010  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't think UFC should give Struve a Kongo match. As it was shown he can get KO'd if he goes against a power puncher.He was lucky to get a reversal, but let's not push his luck. :)

I think Struve beats Kongo. Struve was KO'd by Roy Nelson and Junior Dos Santos, 2 of the best strikers in the HW division, well Roy has serious power at least. I mean he went toe to toe with Buentello and he's got serious KO power also. And his third KO came in his second pro fight when he was like 17 or 18.

December 14, 2010  02:40 PM ET

Jim Miller: I think he should get the loser of Maynard and Edgar or the Henderson Pettis fight. Miller is one good fight away from a title shot in my opinion.

John Howard: Would like to see him and Dan Hardy square off or Anthony Johnson

Sean Pierson: Anthony Johnson or Amir Sadollah

December 14, 2010  02:51 PM ET

err... Congo is a power puncher! if anything, he is more of a puncher than Roy ever was :)

December 14, 2010  03:46 PM ET

Roni you know Roy would destroy Kongo.

December 14, 2010  05:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Roni you know Roy would destroy Kongo.

I disagree, I think Congo would handle Roy

December 14, 2010  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Roni you know Roy would destroy Kongo.

yes... but on the ground.
As a pure striker, IMO Kongo would beat Roy.

Kongo has no ground game. but he is a striker.

December 14, 2010  08:09 PM ET

I think struve would take congo as it woulb be a kick boxing match with struve mixing in bjj when he sees an opening
As for his reversal it was nothing about luck that was a planned defence agaings the kimura and a text book reverse . I think struve would do extremly well if he went for some muay thai and mastered the clinch. And i would say in a year or so he wins a rematch with nelson. Desision win

December 15, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Mir is fighting Schaub, so Mir-Struve is out of the question right now. I would love to see Roy Nelson vs Kongo. I actually believe Roy has better power than Kongo, but kongo has crisper kickboxing. Nelson would hold a serious advantage on the ground.

As for Struve vs. Kongo. No chance Struve can take him down. As far as kickboxing goes, Struve has proved rather inept on the feet. He got KTFO by Dos Santos and Nelson and he got tagged a bunch of times by a much smaller Buntello. Kongo would work him in kickboxing. The only way Kongo loses is if he attempts GnP and gets submitted.

December 15, 2010  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Mir is fighting Schaub, so Mir-Struve is out of the question right now. I would love to see Roy Nelson vs Kongo. I actually believe Roy has better power than Kongo, but kongo has crisper kickboxing. Nelson would hold a serious advantage on the ground. As for Struve vs. Kongo. No chance Struve can take him down. As far as kickboxing goes, Struve has proved rather inept on the feet. He got KTFO by Dos Santos and Nelson and he got tagged a bunch of times by a much smaller Buntello. Kongo would work him in kickboxing. The only way Kongo loses is if he attempts GnP and gets submitted.

I agree with HH here.
WHile we all agree that, if the fight goes to the ground it is an almost sure loss for Kongo, if they stay standing, it will be hard for Struve to outpoint Kongo...

December 15, 2010  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I think struve would do extremly well if he went for some muay thai and mastered the clinch. And i would say in a year or so he wins a rematch with nelson. Desision win

I agree that Struve needs to work on his Muay Thai and he has the perfect frame for it. But I don't see him beating Roy. Roy can easily get inside on him and land another bomb or take him down and control the fight on the ground because Struve isn't strong enough to escape.

December 15, 2010  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I agree with HH here.WHile we all agree that, if the fight goes to the ground it is an almost sure loss for Kongo, if they stay standing, it will be hard for Struve to outpoint Kongo...

Does Struve have serious ground game like Mir??

December 15, 2010  01:29 PM ET

He has an underrated ground game.
I called the reversal luck, but obviously it is something he trains for.
but I doubt he is anywhere close to Mir

 
December 15, 2010  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

He has an underrated ground game. I called the reversal luck, but obviously it is something he trains for. but I doubt he is anywhere close to Mir

I am looking at Congo's record and he has never be submitted besides Mir and like you said Struve is no where near Mir ground game. Congo should easly beat struve if they fought. I think Struve needs to keep getting babied and develop into a serious contendor. Throw him a bone or two and then in 2 to 3 yrs really move him up with the competition level.

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