cool post, i thought jones would get a title shot sooner than a year away
I'm guessing the winner of Machida/Rampage is going to fight the winner of Jones/Bader for a title shot...I think thats the fairest way
i have a feeling if machida wins he will get a title shot at either shogun or evans. but i hope not
The UFC wants more title fights, so Machida/Rampage winner will get title shot and jones/bader will be on deck to get it next.
theyd rather have 2 championship fights than a semifinal fight.
Championships = more $$$ - and the UFC is a business above all (just like the NFL NBA MLB etc.)
if machida fought shogun again, i have a feeling shogun would win just because how their styles match up. im a huge machida fan but i know who the better man is after 2 Fights!!!
Fuk Florian. Get him in there with Edgar or Penn. Aldo has shown signs of greatness, lets test that greatness with greatness.
Florian would be a very challenging first fight at 155.
@IChokePeople, I would disagree, Florian is mainly a stand up fighter with decent wrestling and good BJJ, Aldo is one of the best strikers in MMA and has great takedown defense and his BJJ is at the same lvl as Florian maybe even better....Only thing Florian really has on him would b reach which I think Aldo would over come by speed, too bad this fight didn't happen it would have been sick
Agreed. Florian is a top lightweight himself and is a bad match-up for Aldo in my opinion. Apparently his camp may have felt the same way.
from what i've seen ...Aldo would smash Kenny!!!!!
I actually think Aldo would win. @Ninja, I agree. My point is that Florian would not be a walk in the park. He could even get the win, but IMHO it would be a very hard fought decision win for Aldo.
dana says that in the fight business you have to work your way up. he didn't do that with brock and look what happened to him...
i think the extended time for the title shot with jon jones is the right thing to do. not just for him either, i think the ufc should start doing it more often
i agree but at the same time jon jones and jose aldo are not brock lesnar :)
Yeah, they know how to fight.
If what Dana said is true I just lost a bit of respect for Aldo. I still think he could rip through the UFC 155 division but apparently he doesn't think so.
i would love to see aldo at 155 in the ufc, hopefuly he changes his mind
Here we go again. I don't understand DW. He gives sheilds a shot after a crappy fight when fitch is on deck already. Then he makes jones wait until after the machida rampage fight? Something is not right. He has been hanging around too many dems lately its affecting his judgment.
...He hangs out with Democrats cause he's not a moron.
lets see he promised shields a title shot if he won, he won, so DW is keeping his publicly stated promise to a fighter.
jon jones is not yet deserving of a title shot, Vera and Matyushenko are not the top of the heap. he needs to beat a top 5 lhw before we start saying he is a title contender.
why make a political arguement about this? by the way the rightwingers are the people trying to shut down MMA and the dems got it going in the US. i mean they had McCain as their last pres nomine and he is very antiMMA.
I think Henderson vs Aldo is a good first fight at 155 for Aldo
Maybe Aldo just needs time to add a little weight or just wants a title fight or better fighter
Aldo is the man but Kenny could give him a rude welcoming to the UFC and I wouldn't bet against Kenflo. Nice Shirt Dana......not