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    Does Machida become the #1 contender at 205, or is it Rampage? Machida v Evans would be an interesting fight, hopefully the Machida that dominated TSilva will show up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjfovf View Post
    Does Machida become the #1 contender at 205, or is it Rampage? Machida v Evans would be an interesting fight, hopefully the Machida that dominated TSilva will show up.
    Previously Dana said that Machida would get the next shot if he beat Silva. Now they are saying that if Rampage beats Jardine he will get the shot but if he loses Machida will get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Previously Dana said that Machida would get the next shot if he beat Silva. Now they are saying that if Rampage beats Jardine he will get the shot but if he loses Machida will get it.
    Dana's "word" is always subject to change.

    Machita deserved the shot before this fight, perhaps Dana is worried that he can be boring and doesn't have the fan base than TUF and Rampage have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    Dana's "word" is always subject to change.

    Machita deserved the shot before this fight, perhaps Dana is worried that he can be boring and doesn't have the fan base than TUF and Rampage have.
    Are you finally a fan? I have been preaching the gospel of Machida for sometime now. I look forward to him being the lhw champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Are you finally a fan? I have been preaching the gospel of Machida for sometime now. I look forward to him being the lhw champ.
    PJ, I guess you think you were the first person to notice how good he is? He's not one of my favorite fighters, but I thought he was the #1 contender a long time ago and assumed he wasn't getting the shot for 1 of two reasons, either that he had contract issues (not locked in for a long time yet) or that Dana was worried he could be a champ people complained about for circling back so often to keep himself protected.

    He's been on my radar since dropping Franklin and then he beat BJ when BJ wanted to fight people of all sizes. (Franklin was then dropped by the UFC for a while and commented that he wasn't making enough from them to make a living, then the UFC brought him back under a very long and low paying contract that resulted in him being a champion doing main events for little pay days. You've certainly heard me tell that story 100x).
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    PJ, I guess you think you were the first person to notice how good he is? He's not one of my favorite fighters, but I thought he was the #1 contender a long time ago and assumed he wasn't getting the shot for 1 of two reasons, either that he had contract issues (not locked in for a long time yet) or that Dana was worried he could be a champ people complained about for circling back so often to keep himself protected.

    He's been on my radar since dropping Franklin and then he beat BJ when BJ wanted to fight people of all sizes. (Franklin was then dropped by the UFC for a while and commented that he wasn't making enough from them to make a living, then the UFC brought him back under a very long and low paying contract that resulted in him being a champion doing main events for little pay days. You've certainly heard me tell that story 100x).
    Dont be ridiculous claudale. He started training karate at 3 years old so I am sure plenty of people noticed his talent. However he has been receiving hate for awhile and people have refused to recognize his ability as one of the very best in the division.

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    Machida is boring and ridiculously good. I think Rashad should be granted the decency of a Rampage/Machida fight first. He's had a long road.

    It won't happen, but my thoughts.
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    Machida is the #1 contenter, but that will not mean him getting a shot at the title. Like many have said, he has too small of a fan base and with Light HWT being one of the UFC's biggest draw, you need fans. He is a great fighter and has a tricky style, but can be very boring (just watch the Tito fight). Who would not want to see Rampage vs. Rashed? I would rather see those fireworks than Machida beat one of them by stall and bore.
    He may have saved himself by finishing Silva, he has stepped up the action a little bit...

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    Rampage Jackson lost a very controversial title match to Griffin and has since then annihilated Wanderlei Silva. One would have to think that Page is the top contender. A win over Jardine only solidifies that fact. Machida doesn't have any big wins and although he has looked reasonably good against the limited competition he's faced, I need to see him with a couple of more big wins before I am ready to concede that he deserves a shot over Rampage Jackson.
    Lets go Brent!

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