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Old 01-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

I think Anderson would smash him, but what sort of level do you think he would operate at? I'm thinking Stann level, perennial contender who is good but not quite elite enough to reach the peak.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

I think exactly the same. Anderson would absolutely kill him. He'd get his head knocked into the second row.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

He doesn't at the moment. Silva, Sonnen, Johnson, Belfort, Bisping, Stann etc all look top level. Rockhold has looked good but in 1 or 2 fights I think he'll be ready for the big time.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

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He doesn't at the moment. Silva, Sonnen, Johnson, Belfort, Bisping, Stann etc all look top level. Rockhold has looked good but in 1 or 2 fights I think he'll be ready for the big time.
Maybe, He did look sharp last night but he was fighting Keith Jardine

I actually Souza would do better even though Rockhold beat him, Souza has that insane BJJ which would trouble for all his opponents. From what I have seen Rockhold is just fairy decent in all areas.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

He's a big MW who looks like Stephen Bonner and would probley have a career similar to him. Talented yes; but always on the losing end of a meaningful fight at this point. Hopefully he'll get his shot though, he's very exciting.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: Where does Rockhold fit in within the UFC Middleweights?

I'd love to find out..

He could be on of your top 5 MWs.. But it means nothing if the best can't fight eachother.

The SF and UFC champs should square off every few years if there is to be any credibility to The SF belt(s).
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #7
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I'd like to see him match up with Bisping.
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