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Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Predict some historically-significant fights that hopefully will happen in 2014-2017.

I watched Rory MacDonald against Condit the other day, and obviously at age 20 you gotta be hugely impressed with his performance. So much so that it seems like, fingers crossed, at age 25 he could potentially be a tremendous legacy fight for a 34-35 year old GSP.

What are some fights featuring guys who aren't quite main-eventers yet, but who will be another few fights down the line? What are some mega-fights you can predict we might see three to five years down the line, in 2014-1017?

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Rory trains at Tristar...the same as GSP

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Rory trains at Tristar...the same as GSP
A lot can happen in three years.

Edit: Well, scratch that one, maybe. Still, that's hardly the only potential matchup to discuss.

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"I understand people want to see that drama, but I'm not big into drama," MacDonald said. "We enjoy rolling together and hopefully he retires or moves up (before I would be next in line). I'll wait my turn. It's a rule in the gym (that we won't fight each other). (I'd move up) – I'm not scared of fighting bigger guys. I don't really care about my size – I'd fight small. I don't care."
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Default Re: Predict some historically-significant fights that hopefully will happen in 2014-2

Rory Macdonald (after he beats GSP) versus Benson Henderson
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Rory Macdonald (after he beats GSP) versus Benson Henderson
Isn't he a little big for Henderson?

And MacDonald certainly has the tools to beat GSP. If they ever fight. I like both guys, but I've already decided that if GSP loses it's because he was never the same after his injury layoff. Prime GSP would have smoked MacDonald.

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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Erick Silva vs Rory Macdonald
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #8
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Isn't he a little big for Henderson?

And MacDonald certainly has the tools to beat GSP. If they ever fight. I like both guys, but I've already decided that if GSP loses it's because he was never the same after his injury layoff. Prime GSP would have smoked MacDonald.

At the moment he is too big for Benson. I am thinking hypothetically, like in 2015. In a few years, Benson who is a huge lightweight will move up to Welterweight and fight Mcdonald.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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Given that we are in 2012 , ill make comment on 2014 and go no further

dos Santos vs Jones
Velasquez vs Jones

Jones vs Silva (nailed on for 2013 IMO)

Silva vs St Pierre
St Pierre vs Sonnen

St Pierre vs Diaz
St Pierre vs Silva (Erick) / MaCdonald
Condit vs Silva / MaCdonald 2
Diaz vs MaCdonald / Silva

Henderson vs Aldo / Melendez
Aldo vs Melendez / Edgar

Aldo vs Cruz

Cruz vs Faber 3 & 4
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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Lots of hype in this thread on Macdonald. I hope he turns out to be the real deal.

I'll predict Cormier versus Overeem and JDS also at the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014

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Default Re: Predict some historically-significant fights that hopefully will happen in 2014-2

GSP - Kim Dong Hyun.
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