- 07/15/2011, 04:03PM ET
Rudedog: Thankful said 07/15, 04:05 PM
There's a lot of TDs on the board about "Best MMA card w/ (insert certain specification)". Well, I want to do one without any specifications. Simply make the most entertaining 5-fight card you can. No restrictions to UFC.
Anderson Silva vs. GSP
Simply put, it's been the most anticipated fight in MMA history. It WILL happen, and it's going to be epic. Regardless of the outcome, it's going to be a money draw.
Alistair Overeem vs. Cain Velasquez
One brand's heavyweight champ vs. the other. It's a superfight that would probably be a better fight than Silva-GSP, but wouldn't be as big a draw.
Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor
It was the most talked about fight for about half a year. Then they both lost a couple and are on the downslope. Still would be a fight everyone would pay for.
Bones Jones vs. Rashad Evans
The bad blood is there. And whether or not Bones is ducking or not, it's caused drama. I don't think it'd be a good fight, but it's a money draw
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Completing the trilogy to open the card would be great. These two had an epic war last time
DJRoxalot said 07/16, 05:22 AM
First le me say great card, Rude.
"Alistair Overeem vs. Cain Velasquez"
Overeem would be overmatched against Cain.
He struggled against Werdum. Watched that and was highly disappointed. It was soooo disappointing the fan in Dallas booed them. Cain's power would be too much for Overeem and stop his winning streak.
My first change is Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen over Silva-GSP.
Saw the first fight between Sonnen and Silva. And like most was surprised. The fight was dominated by Sonnen until "Spider" caught Sonnen and submitted him. This match needs to be made to see if the first time Sonnen was legit or Silva was lucky.
From what I have read it is unlikely GSP would go up to Middleweight. He is too concerned with his "legacy." Similar reason Mayweather doesn't want to meet PacMan.
Dominick Cruz-Urjah Faber instead of Lesnar-Fedor.
They just fought and it was an awesome fight earning "Fight of the Night" honors. Capitalize on this fight immediately and have them meet again for the 3rd time. It would be a huge draw after their most recent match.
More to come.
Rudedog: Thankful said 07/16, 01:50 PM
Arguing the legitimacy of a fight is stupid considering we're using Strikeforce guys against UFC guys. On top of that, taking away the most anticipated fight in UFC history would be down right dumb. And replacing it with a fight that Silva would most likely dominate makes less sense
In the first fight, Silva had broken ribs and Sonnen was on steroids and Silva still beat him. Imagine a healthy Silva versus a roid-less Sonnen. It'd be embarrassing.
Silva-GSP would be a much better fight and would have a much higher draw. Sonnen's mouth can only gain so many tickets. It would never amount to that which Silva-GSP would get.
Secondly, you're lack of MMA historical knowledge is showing. Judging Overeem off one fight isn't smart.
*Machida whooped Rashad and it was donned the Machida era. He was then whooped twice by Shogun
*Brock looked unstoppable for about 4 fights, then got destroyed by Cain
There are examples like this all over MMA. Making knee jerk reactions off one fight is the popular thing to do, but not the smart thing.
Overeem-Cain would be a fair match and a war.
MTC on last bout
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