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Old 01-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Jordan Mein to the UFC!

Fantastic news to start the year.

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The UFC is going to be prepared come hell or high water if someone falls out of the UFC 158 welterweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.

The promotion on Friday added its fifth welterweight bout to the card, bringing Strikeforce transfer Jordan Mein in to face UFC veteran Dan Miller.

Mein ( 26 - 8 ) enters the Octagon off back-to-back wins over Forrest Petz and Tyler Stinson. His only loss in his last nine trips to the cage was of the split decision variety against Strikeforce title contender Tyron Woodley.

He faces no easy task in his UFC debut, stepping in the Miller, who has spent the past four and a half years fighting in the Octagon.

The two will be part of at least 10 welterweights on the UFC 158 fight card on March 16 in Montreal. Georges St-Pierre puts his UFC welterweight championship on the line against Nick Diaz in the night’s main event.
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If you aren't familiar with Mein, he is one of the best boxers in the sport, with an impressive 26-8 record at only 23 years old. Wins over Riggs, Cyborg, Zaromskis, Burkman, Petz. Unfortunately, he has shown vulnerability against strong wrestlers like Woodley and Jason High, but I'm hoping he is young enough to patch that hole in his game. One of my favorite prospects.

Destruction of Forrest Petz:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x7BcsiAsPM[/ame]


Destruction of Cyborg Santos:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPqY35xDU_M[/ame]
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Hopefully Joe Silva lets him develop a bit instead of feeding him to the wolves right away.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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Hopefully Joe Silva lets him develop a bit instead of feeding him to the wolves right away.
Dan Miller is a pretty perfect first fight, really. A scrappy, tough as nails gatekeeper type, that generally only loses to the top dogs. Never been finished in his career, plus has good enough cardio and a strong enough grappling game to pose a threat until the final bell sounds. I like it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Great first fight for him. And good news indeed. If he wins, John Hathaway would do, would be interesting to see how he fares.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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II wouldnt say he destroyed Cyborg he lost the first round and the second was a bit more even
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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II wouldnt say he destroyed Cyborg he lost the first round and the second was a bit more even
He struggled in the first part of the fight, but certainly destroyed Cyborg in the 3rd round.

He looks terribly vulnerable to wrestlers, but I would like to see him eventually get a shot at Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz, that should make for an interesting fight.

Or if Nate Diaz is in limbo and wants to make a temporary return to 170, that would also be an interesting fight.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Miller Mein is a good first fight. They should go at it.

Mein has good striking and a great opportunity to develop.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:34 PM   #8
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About time! Him and Rory MacDonald's rematch will be epic down the road.

Also, got robbed against Woodley.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:55 PM   #9
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Do you think the UFC is now starting to stack their cards with fights within 1 or 2 divisions on the one card? That way if there are pull outs they have ready made replacements further along the card.

Not a bad strategy
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:24 AM   #10
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He struggled in the first part of the fight, but certainly destroyed Cyborg in the 3rd round.
Yeah, I was mostly referring to the finish.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:51 AM   #11
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yay
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #12
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Also, got robbed against Woodley.
He needs to train on his takedown defense and wrestling so that it doesnt happen again
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:16 AM   #13
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TDD isn't easy to acquire, just ask Condit.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #14
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TDD isn't easy to acquire, just ask Condit.
Condit is content working from his back. I doubt he trains a whole lot of TDD.
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Condit's pretty damn good at getting back up, for what it's worth. Like already mentioned -- he's just overall badass on his back.
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