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Old 07-11-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Default Anyone else think Werdum is the #5 heavyweight in the world?

As things stand:

1 Cigano
2/3 Cain/Cormier
4 Overeem
5 Werdum

I think Werdum has looked very good since he left the UFC last time. In particular, for me his win over Roy Nelson was more dominant and impressive than even Junior's was. In that fight, Werdum showed he can land strikes and knees with as much power and venom as anyone. Add in his ground game and his natural size/strength, and I think he is a legit threat to any fighter out there. I'm very very interested to see his next couple of fights, as I think he could be a serious title challenger soon.

Right now, I think he'd beat Barnett, destroy Mir and Struve and Nog and Hunt and Carwin and Browne and Bigfoot, and anyone else other than the top four.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Id have him at no 2. Cormier has all the potential in the world, but 3 is a bit high for me atm. On ability alone absolutely though

Id have it

1) JDS
2) Werdum
3) Reem
4) Cain
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #3
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Hes easily top 5

Reem on the other hand has no business being anywhere near. Cheating faggot
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hes easily top 5

Reem on the other hand has no business being anywhere near. Cheating faggot
Aren't you the guy that's always on here supporting Chael Sonnen??
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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Id have him at no 2. Cormier has all the potential in the world, but 3 is a bit high for me atm. On ability alone absolutely though

Id have it

1) JDS
2) Werdum
3) Reem
4) Cain
5) Cormier
It's a strong top 5. Should be some great fights to come. Pity Cain and Cormier can't fight each other.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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1) JDS
2) Velasquez
3) Overeem
4) Werdum
5) Cormier
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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It's a strong top 5. Should be some great fights to come. Pity Cain and Cormier can't fight each other.
yeah, but who knows, but AKA guys have a habit of not fighting each other

Best fight on that list involves Reem though imo, the Cain and JDS fights are two Im looking forward to

Assuming he can piss clean
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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yeah, but who knows, but AKA guys have a habit of not fighting each other

Best fight on that list involves Reem though imo, the Cain and JDS fights are two Im looking forward to

Assuming he can piss clean
For me, the most interesting fight of all is Cigano vs Cormier.

Cigano's takedown defence is excellent - but is it good enough to cope with a guy who threw Josh Barnett around like an empty tracksuit? Good enough to cope with Cain Velasquez's wrestling coach?!

Cormier's boxing is excellent - but is it good enough to cope with the guy who knocked out Cain Velasquez with a single shot? Good enough to cope with the best boxer the UFC hw division has ever seen?!

I think we'll get to see this even if Cain beats JDS, since Cain and Cormier won't fight. It'll be a great match-up.

You think Werdum might be Cormier's first fight in the UFC? Can't really see who else it could be, no point in coming off dominations of Bigfoot and Barnett to then fight someone like Cheick Kongo or Matt Mitrione. Or maybe Dana will give Overeem to Cormier, to punish Overeem for messing them about. Reem would not enjoy that fight one bit IMO.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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I thought maybe Werdum would be back in SF for Cormiers last fight there tbh, think there's a good chance that may happen. Winner gets a shot at Junior
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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Confirmed

You are definitely Popkins !!!! , shamed away from the forum but back under an alias

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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I thought maybe Werdum would be back in SF for Cormiers last fight there tbh, think there's a good chance that may happen. Winner gets a shot at Junior
Yeah, that's a good call. With Reem out and the JDS vs Cain fight definitely happening, this seems like the logical next eliminator. What sort of chance do you give Werdum in a fight with Cormier?
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Definitely yes.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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JDS
Velasquez
Werdum
Cormier
Overeem
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Yeah, that's a good call. With Reem out and the JDS vs Cain fight definitely happening, this seems like the logical next eliminator. What sort of chance do you give Werdum in a fight with Cormier?
Slim to none chance of taking him down, Dan aint going to **** with Werdums guard either. Will be a stand up fight, Id favour Cormier
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #15
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I thought maybe Werdum would be back in SF for Cormiers last fight there tbh, think there's a good chance that may happen. Winner gets a shot at Junior
This is what the zuffa should do, and it is a likely scenario.

Lure Werdum back to Strikeforce with a promised rematch against JDS if he beats Cormier.
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