- 07/12/2011, 09:08PM ET
JimJ77 Best in the World! said 07/12, 09:08 PM
Georges St. Pierre vs Anderson Silva (178 Lbs)
I mean is there really another main even to be made here? This fight has been talked about for years in the MMA community. The two best P4P fighters in the world. It needs to happen.
Jon Jones vs Cain Velasquez (230 Lbs)
The UFC LHW vs UFC HW champ. Jones walks around a little north of 230, and Cain would only need to cut 10 pounds or so. Very doable. Two of the very best in the world.
Nick Diaz vs Jason Mayhem Miller (181 Lbs)
Don't be scared homie. Seriously this is a fight that NEEDS to be made. I just wonder if Nick, Nate, Gil, and Jake jump Mayhem and his crew on the way down to the cage. Diaz said he's willing to fight at 179, Miller 183. Lets split the difference and get it done.
Jose Aldo vs Frank Edgar (150 Lbs)
UFC FW champs vs the UFC LW champ. Aldo with his sick Muay Thai vs Edgar and his crisp boxing/wrestling style. Does it get any better than this?
BJ Penn vs Gilbert Melendez (162 Lbs)
Imagine this fight starting a card off? A dream matchup for many MMA fans. Both guys are beasts and will not back down. Both with sick boxing and power.
Rudedog: Thankful said 07/13, 11:05 AM
Silva-GSP (178 lbs)
It'd be silly to change this. I thought about Bones-Silva, but not over this
Bones Jones vs. Fedor (220 lbs)
There's no UFC limit here in this TD. Bones needs one more fight to totally prove himself. Fedor is a loss away from being irrelevant. Fedor is about 230, so have him cut 10 pounds and we're good.
Rampage Jackson vs. Alistair Overeem (240 lbs)
Rampage is on his way back up and his huge fists would make this an interesting fight. Overeem would have to cut some weight, but with the proper amount of time, it's doable. Overeem's submission vs. Rampage's fists would create a good matchup
[i]Aldo vs. Edgar (150 lbs)
Not changing this. Would be an awesome fight
[i]BJ Penn vs. Urijah Faber (155 lbs)
Weight wouldn't be an issue for the two and this would be a fun fight. Penn needs to prove himself again and Faber needs to also after his loss to Aldo. The two on the ground fighting for position would be great for MMA fans.
JimJ77 Best in the World! said 07/13, 07:22 PM
Why have Jones, a top star, fight a guy 1 loss away from being irrelevant? Now, I actually don't mind the fight, but I don't think it would be as good as Bones vs Cain.
We're talking two of the top 10 P4P fighters in the world and two current UFC champs at the top of their game. It's a more intriguing fight in my mind.
I know Rampage has walked around at 240-250, but that's a fat, completely out of shape Rampage. The size difference would be too great. I know both guys can stand and bang but where is the back story to this fight?
Now Mayhem-Diaz have gone back and forth for quite a while now. Mayhem is trolling Nick, and Nick has fell for it hook, line, and sinker. This feud has lasted well over a year and is IMO the best feud currently in MMA. We need resolution with these two guys. Better fight than Page-Reem.
Penn vs Faber. Not a bad fight at all. I would just prefer to see Melendez vs Penn. Urijah is losing fights to 135 and 145ers. Penn just drew with the #2 170 fighter in the world. I think Penn's size would be way too much for Faber. Where would Faber win?
Melendez and Penn are closer in size and ability. Both want to KO the other guy and put the hurt on.
Rudedog: Thankful said 07/13, 10:08 PM
Cain vs. Bones might be intriguing, but Bones-Fedor will have a much bigger draw and it's not like it isn't an intriguing fight. I doubt Fedor is going to want any business with the top heavyweights in MMA at this point in his career. Taking on a smaller, possibly immature Bones would be more in his wheelhouse.
And like I said, it'd have a much bigger draw. Fedor is going to draw fans and Bones has a huge bandwagon group. It'd certainly draw more of a crowd that Cain would simply because they know the name Fedor.
Rampage could certainly fight at 240. I realize it's not the "in shape" Rampage, but given time, he could get in shape. And when that happens, a focused Rampage is a great Rampage. Right now, he's bored with MMA. If you're going to put him against one of the top heavyweights, he'd be focused. He'd train hard, get in shape, and it'd be a great fight, I can guarantee.
And again, Rampage is more of a draw than any of the other 6 you put on your card. Part of having a successful PPV is having a big draw from the fans and my card certainly does that.
MMTC on Penn-Faber
JimJ77 Best in the World! said 07/14, 02:44 PM
Fedor is a bigger draw than Cain? Not with the casual fans he's not. Cain is the UFC HW champ. Fedor fights in SF. Cain is a bigger draw.
But forget who draws more. I have GSP-Anderson highlighting my card. I have 6 UFC champs and a SF champ on my card. The card would sell if I had Loki fighting me in the opener.
Lets focus on the actual fights we disagree with.
Rampage vs Overeem is a fight I really don't have much interest in. An in shape Rampage would give up over 30 lbs to Overeem. Plus Overeem is a better striker. I'm not really sure how Rampage wins this fight. And Rampage might be bored with MMA, but he always comes in shape. I can't see how he would be anymore focused or in shape for Overeem.
Miller-Diaz is a much more competitive bout. Both have feuded with eachother for over a year. This fight gets my attention. Very highly contested bout.
Faber would not really offer much for Penn. Penn has much better standup, has great TDD and is better on the ground. Add in the size discrepancy and this is not a close fight.
Melendez has a similar skill set to Penn, and is about the same size.
My card is stacked with high profiled fighters and competitive fights.
Rudedog: Thankful said 07/14, 05:01 PM
If you honestly think Cain would draw more than Fedor, you're dumb. Fedor is the far bigger name of the two and him fighting Bones would create a much bigger buzz than Bones-Cain.
Now, for BJ Penn/Faber, you mention that Melendez has a similar size, but as does Faber. He's about the same height and has a one inch less reach advantage. Faber fought some fights earlier in his career at lightweight so him getting up to Penn's weight wouldn't be a problem.
Faber is a more exciting fighter, in my opinion, than Melendez. To me, Faber-Penn is the more exciting matchup
As for Rampage, I think you're making too big a deal about the weight issue. Rampage could get in shape and stay around the 240 mark much easier than you think. To me, it's a non-issue.
And if we get to talking about the fight, it'd be a haymaker of a fight. Rampage is great in the stand-up and we know his sheer strength. Putting him toe to toe with Overeem would up his motivation and create a more compelling matchup than any matchup you listed outside your main events.
Great TD Jim, but I have the better card with a much better draw
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