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1/24/13 4:59 PM
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Silva's camp wants bout with Rockhold

[SPORTV.COM]
 

With the knock out loss to Vitor Belfort , Michael Bisping lost the chance to face Anderson Silva and hence embolou the middleweight category (up to 84kg) UFC. Now, they appear as leading candidates are the very Belfort, Chris Weidman , Luke Rockhold and Rashad Evans , who is heavyweight (up to 93kg), but has said he would come down in weight if it were to face the Spider. The business owner's belt, Jorge "Joinha" Guimarães, reviewed the names and showed preference for Rockhold, Strikeforce middleweight champion and you just move to the UFC from other athletes extinct event:

- All of these are accredited, but we'd like a fight against Luke Rockhold is, what is the current Strikeforce champion. He is accredited to fight Anderson. It would be champion against champion. It's a good fight to promote - told SPORTV.COM.

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1/24/13 5:04 PM
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I like it! 2 brilliant strikers going at it always makes for a good one.
War Silva! Phone Post
1/24/13 5:07 PM
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At least he didn't pull a GSP and ask for Bisping anyway cuz that's more money
1/24/13 5:07 PM
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Of course.
1/24/13 5:08 PM
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I'm not crazy about this fight.  They could do worse though I guess.

1/24/13 5:09 PM
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I'm in for this fight Phone Post
1/24/13 5:10 PM
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1/24/13 5:11 PM
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I like the champ vs champ fight.

I can't stand weidmans sense of entitlement. He has won 5 fights in the UFC and only two were even impressive.

He needs more time . Fight with Rockhold makes sense Phone Post
1/24/13 5:12 PM
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Jason -  I like the champ vs champ fight.

I can't stand weidmans sense of entitlement. He has won 5 fights in the UFC and only two were even impressive.

He needs more time . Fight with Rockhold makes sense Phone Post

and how many fights in the ufc has rockhold won?

1/24/13 5:15 PM
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I was gonna say how terrible I thought this fight was, but it seems like the general consensus is it's a fight the public wants.

I look at Silva the way I did RJJ in his prime. I'm not interested in his fights because I know they're not gonna be competitive. The difference was I was younger when RJJ was killing it so I still bought the fights. With Silva I've missed some.

The Silva vs Jones fight is the only one that really excites me. Would be the best/biggest fight in MMA ever. (of all TIMESSS if you will)
1/24/13 5:17 PM
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LilBrockonmychest - 
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Jason -  I like the champ vs champ fight.

I can't stand weidmans sense of entitlement. He has won 5 fights in the UFC and only two were even impressive.

He needs more time . Fight with Rockhold makes sense Phone Post

and how many fights in the ufc has rockhold won?


Same as Melendez


Hahaha - I love the delusion that beating on scrubs in the minor leagues is a greater achievement than 5 consecutive wins in the UFC.

 

W.T.F. - delusional.

1/24/13 5:18 PM
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Give him Weidman before he retires. Phone Post
1/24/13 5:18 PM
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I just wish Rockhold had called out Silva right away. Doesn't seem like he has the confidence in himself for Silva. I wonder if he accepts or would rather give himself more time to train
1/24/13 5:18 PM
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Ariel tweeted like an hour ago that they're working on Rockhold vs Belfort. I'd rather see Silva vs Weidman and then if Rockhold gets past Belfort then he can fight winner of Silva/Weidman. Phone Post
1/24/13 5:21 PM
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I hope one day the UFC comes out with a public list of rankings. I think there's still under 500 fighters under contract, but maybe giving fighters an ELO rating in a couple of years if the UFC gets even bigger could be a good thing for the sport.

1/24/13 5:22 PM
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(Anderson vs Rockhold) VS (Belfort vs Weidman)

I like it Phone Post
1/24/13 5:25 PM
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Awesome. Phone Post
1/24/13 5:26 PM
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i'd watch

1/24/13 5:27 PM
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Fuck it as Silva won't fight Jones why not Phone Post
1/24/13 5:28 PM
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Anderson vs Rashad is the only fight that makes sense and the only fight that would sell.

1/24/13 5:28 PM
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thegreenroom -  (Anderson vs Weidman) VS (Belfort vs Rockhold)

I like it Phone Post

Agreed

1/24/13 5:29 PM
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As long as Anderson is in the cage I will tune in. Against Rockhold? An exciting fight with two great strikers. Sign me up.
1/24/13 5:29 PM
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Willin -
LilBrockonmychest - 
Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku - 
Jason -  I like the champ vs champ fight.

I can't stand weidmans sense of entitlement. He has won 5 fights in the UFC and only two were even impressive.

He needs more time . Fight with Rockhold makes sense Phone Post

and how many fights in the ufc has rockhold won?


Same as Melendez


Hahaha - I love the delusion that beating on scrubs in the minor leagues is a greater achievement than 5 consecutive wins in the UFC.

 

W.T.F. - delusional.

It's the idea of a Champion vs Champion fight, not so much who's had the bigger wins. A clash of two champions, kinda sells itself in a way. Plus Weidman is hurt, out until I think summer, so they can definitely get this fight rolling sooner with Luke. It makes little to no sense to hold out until Weidman heals up. Phone Post
1/24/13 5:32 PM
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I lose more and more respect for the Spider as each day passes.It makes me sad. :(
1/24/13 5:32 PM
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He should not get an immediate title shot. Silva and his camp would love to fight him because it is a good matchup for him. It is the closest thing to a gimme that they can get. Same old story, Silva's camp are cool with favorable matchups that lack merit, but complain about the matches that make the most sense because they may actually stand a chance. I agree with Rockhold that a fight with Belfort would make sense.