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Old 01-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #16
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I don't agree Melendez is the no.2, 3 or 4.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:44 AM   #17
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He should be more careful throwing chinny guys that can garner a following to the wolves.

He should also give Melendez a tuneup, different stage, many guys tend to underperform their first fight, not all but many.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #18
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Pettis should get it if he beats Cerrone.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #19
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That's bullshit. Benson Henderson is fine as Champ.


Gray Maynard is way more deserving of a title-shot than Melendez or Alvarez. So that's 4. 5 when you consider the consensus on the robberies against Frankie Edgar.

That's 4 or 5 possible contenders. More than any other division.

FLW: Moraga
BW: Wineland, Faber (both picks are being generous)
FW: Jung, Mendes, Swanson/Siver
WW: Hendricks
MW: Weidman, Bisping if he defeats Belfort
LHW: Henderson (if he defeats Machida), Gustaffson
HW: Overeem (Silva), Cormier, Werdum

So, again, if any division needed a tournament -- it's 155lbs. Regardless of contenders -- it's still the top division overall.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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Gray Maynard is way more deserving of a title-shot than Melendez or Alvarez. So that's 4. 5 when you consider the consensus on the robberies against Frankie Edgar.
No. All Gray has done since his two failed shots is win an unimpressive decision over Guida. He more than deserved his first two shots, but he has to win a couple more before getting a third.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:51 PM   #21
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I don't agree Melendez is the no.2, 3 or 4.

I feel only Maynard, Diaz, and Pettis can be ranked above him. So that's at least 5?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #22
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No. All Gray has done since his two failed shots is win an unimpressive decision over Guida. He more than deserved his first two shots, but he has to win a couple more before getting a third.

He's still the number 2 lightweight. When a new champion is crowned -- the line should start over.

edit: What I mean is Maynard's next fight should be a #1 contender eliminator.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #23
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I want Melendez to get it. Have Alvarez fight the Cerrone v Pettis winner.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #24
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How come Alvarez has this buzz about him, but nothing for the man who beat him in late 2011, Michael Chandler?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #25
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How come Alvarez has this buzz about him, but nothing for the man who beat him in late 2011, Michael Chandler?
chandler isn;t as exciting and has less interesting fights.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #26
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Maynard v Diaz II (really III if you count TUF). Perfect sense, and I don't know why Gray Maynard doesn't have a fight lined up.

I'm all for a tournament too, or a lot of these LWs fighting on the same night. Jamie Varner has always been my man.

Cerrone or Pettis v Alvarez
Maynard v Diaz
Varner v Miller
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