UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs Vera Official Discussion Thread
|08-05-2012, 03:35 PM||away - #441|
Listen I agree, Im a big Shogun guy; but I said before these fights even happened that Machida would get the shot. Shogun's stock, as far as title fights, has gone down way too much to justify him getting the title shot even with a win. He has had alot of great, memorable fights but he's dropped 2 of his last 3 If I recall correctly. He's probably gotta at maybe a Gustaffson fight or a rematch with Hendo before he gets another shot at the strap.
But Shogun still gonna put on a show, I just cant see paying for him as a main event headliner anymore. He's still got great value on cards like this and as a co-main event.
He's just gotten to slow and takes too many huge strikes.
I was 6th row ringside in Trenton, when bones took the strap off of Shogun and I couldnt stomach watching Bones pick him apart from the outside again. Shogun just stood in front of Jones and took a thumping while Jones was in the cut picking him apart from 6 feet away.
At the end of the day, White needs to realize the value he has in some of these older marquee names...Guys like Rampage, Hendo, Mir, Griffin, Shogun, Nogeuira, etc. He can just match these guys up on undercards and know he's gonna get some entertaining brawls and avoid those flop PPV's like the Faber debacle.
|08-05-2012, 03:38 PM||away - #442|
Gus should definetly look for a fight against Shogun and employ Jones' strategy against him. Its the type of fight Gus needs to show the fans and White that he's ready to take that next step (which I think he is, he's just lacks that marquee win to justify the title shot)
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