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December 15, 2010, 03:11 PM
2011 predictions and fights that the fans want to see

Rampage is fighting for the title, whoever wins between Rua vs Evans.
Brock is fighting Roy Nelson next and brock will destroy him. (I cant stand Roy)
GSP vs Shields, Gsp will Ko shields

Machida vs Evans again
Cain vs Shane Carwin, I have no idea who would win
Brenda Schaub vs Mitrione, Mitrione wins by decision

Franklin vs lil nog
Bisping vs Anderson Silva or Belfort
Maiquel Falcao vs Chris Leben

Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva
Thiago Alves vs Nate Diaz.. I want this fight
Jake Ellenberger vs Jon Fitch
Rick Story vs Dan Hardy??? slug fest

Kenny Floran vs Mac Danzig
Michael Johnson vs Cody Mckenzie
Jeremy stevens vs Joe Daddy


Remembers these are just predictions, something to talk about.
Comment #1 has been removed
December 15, 2010  05:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You should do "who will be the UFC champs at the end of 2011".Heavyweight-CarwinLHW-ShogunMW-GSPWW-GSPLW-PennFW-AldoBW-Faber

HW- Cain
LHW- Rashad/Shogun winner
MW - Silva
WW - GSP
LW - Henderson
FW - Aldo
BW- Faber

I don't even think Carwin could get a shot in 2011, much less win the belt.

December 15, 2010  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

HW- CainLHW- Rashad/Shogun winnerMW - SilvaWW - GSPLW - HendersonFW - AldoBW- FaberI don't even think Carwin could get a shot in 2011, much less win the belt.

In fighting it doesnt matter much lol, look at mosley who just came off a loss and then a draw and now is fighting Manny next year. Talk about not worthy.

December 15, 2010  05:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You should do "who will be the UFC champs at the end of 2011".Heavyweight-CarwinLHW-ShogunMW-GSPWW-GSPLW-PennFW-AldoBW-Faber

Well I did it to see what types of fights fans would like to see happen. The ones I put up are ones that I would be interested in and also think it will happen.

I think in 2012 Jon jones will fight Phil Davis, now that will be a great fight.

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December 16, 2010  09:55 AM ET

LW = George Sotiropoulos

December 16, 2010  10:06 AM ET

My Prediction for 2011:
1) Lesnar will leave MMA. - Not much of a hard decision. he has been exposed and now people will capitalize on his weak point (getting hit on the face). 1-2 more losses and he will leave. I don't believe he will be content in being just "one more". Add the fact he is not that young, and there's nothing much for him...at least in UFC

2) JDS (or Cain) will rule HW division. Whoever wins the battle will rule. But they will fight more times, and it will be classic!

3) Rua will till be on the top - IF he can stay healthy

4) Silva still on top - And we will probably get a treat of Silva Sonnen II by the end of the year. Sonnen will probably fight once more then take on Silva again.

5) Shields will battle BJ - That would be a fight for the ages. We know Shields will take BJ down. but then how will the prodigy win? I smell a submission! :)

6) This I am not sure, but I hope Aldo will go up and battle the bully for the LW belt. When he wins, BJ will then go back down (2012) to fight him. :)

December 16, 2010  10:17 AM ET

End of 2011 Champs...
HW = Cain
LHW = Bones Jones
MW = Sonnen
WW = GSP
LW = Maynard
FW = Aldo
BW = Faber

December 16, 2010  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

My Prediction for 2011:1) Lesnar will leave MMA. - Not much of a hard decision. he has been exposed and now people will capitalize on his weak point (getting hit on the face). 1-2 more losses and he will leave. I don't believe he will be content in being just "one more". Add the fact he is not that young, and there's nothing much for him...at least in UFC2) JDS (or Cain) will rule HW division. Whoever wins the battle will rule. But they will fight more times, and it will be classic!3) Rua will till be on the top - IF he can stay healthy4) Silva still on top - And we will probably get a treat of Silva Sonnen II by the end of the year. Sonnen will probably fight once more then take on Silva again.5) Shields will battle BJ - That would be a fight for the ages. We know Shields will take BJ down. but then how will the prodigy win? I smell a submission! :)6) This I am not sure, but I hope Aldo will go up and battle the bully for the LW belt. When he wins, BJ will then go back down (2012) to fight him. :)

I like your predictions. Your right about Rua, every time he comes back from an injury his next fight doesnt go to well for him. On Lesnar it all depends on who he fights next. I predicted Nelson, you know how I feel about Roy and I think Brock would beat him.

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December 16, 2010  02:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

My Prediction for 2011:1) Lesnar will leave MMA. - Not much of a hard decision. he has been exposed and now people will capitalize on his weak point (getting hit on the face). 1-2 more losses and he will leave. I don't believe he will be content in being just "one more". Add the fact he is not that young, and there's nothing much for him...at least in UFC. 5) Shields will battle BJ - That would be a fight for the ages. We know Shields will take BJ down. but then how will the prodigy win? I smell a submission! :)6) This I am not sure, but I hope Aldo will go up and battle the bully for the LW belt. When he wins, BJ will then go back down (2012) to fight him. :)

We all know Brock doesn't like to get punched in the face. We saw that first against Carwin. But to say he was exposed and people will capitalize on it is crazy. You had one great wrestler who popped up from his take down. Do you think all the other HWs are going to be able to do that? IMO Cain and Carwin are the only ones who pose a threat to Brock. Cain because he is a very talented fighter and Carwin because he is strong and has serious KO power. JDS is too small and Roy isn't strong enough to get out from under Brock. I think Bones Jones takes out Shogun either in the summer or at the end of the year.

December 16, 2010  05:51 PM ET

HW- JDS
LHW- Shogun(he is better than Bones at this point in their careers)
MW- Belfort
WW- GSP
LW- Maynard

December 17, 2010  12:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We all know Brock doesn't like to get punched in the face. We saw that first against Carwin. But to say he was exposed and people will capitalize on it is crazy. You had one great wrestler who popped up from his take down. Do you think all the other HWs are going to be able to do that? IMO Cain and Carwin are the only ones who pose a threat to Brock. Cain because he is a very talented fighter and Carwin because he is strong and has serious KO power. JDS is too small and Roy isn't strong enough to get out from under Brock. I think Bones Jones takes out Shogun either in the summer or at the end of the year.

I think Roy or JDS can make Lesnar turn his back and run again.
Roy proved his punching power against Shaub and then against Struve. His ground game is one of the best in UFC's HW division
JDS is the best striker in the HW division. if he catches Lesnar, he will go into survival mode. It would be an interesting fight, because maybe lesnar would be able to rush at him and get him down... but I would bet in JDS...
The problem with lesnar is mental. Heck, what he did (turn his back and run away) is simple reflex. It is mental conditioning, and it is VERY hard to change. I don't believe he would be able to turnthis around next year... and if he fight the top fighters, he will pile up losses...

I will not bet on Bones or on shogun. it would depend mostly on Shogun, and I am weary of his injury... but a healthy Rua??? One thing is for certain... it would be fireworks!!!

December 17, 2010  11:48 AM ET

If Bones beats Bader and wins another figth against top tier competition (Lyoto, Rampage, winner of Franklin vs Forrest), they will be unable to deny him a title shot (unless Rashad is holding the belt)

December 17, 2010  02:27 PM ET

UFC Belts:

BW-Yamamoto (Will win his debut and one more fight before KO'ing Faber for the Belt)
FW-Aldo (will have two good defenses)
LW- Pettis or Gomi (Gomi if he can get the shot)
WW-BJ Penn (will Tap Fitch and then beat someone for the vacant title)
MW-GSP (will destroy Shields and Vacate, move to 185 and decision Anderson)
LHW-Shogun (who will beat Bones at the end of next year)
HW-Cain(Who will dominate JDS and Schaub)

December 17, 2010  02:28 PM ET

One note at 155, if Mckee can get a shot, there is no one in the UFC who can beat him.

December 17, 2010  04:03 PM ET

End of 2011 champs:

Heavyweight - Velasquez
LHW - Rashad Evans
MW - Yushin Okami
WW - GSP
LW-Penn
FW-Aldo
BW-Faber

December 17, 2010  05:02 PM ET

December 19, 2010  10:58 PM ET

I Like that!

 
December 19, 2010  10:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

I Like that!

that was supposed to be a comment on Yoda's video! :)

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