Whats Next For UFC Champions?
The winners only have to defend their titles perhaps not get them, Anderson Silva shows my place, at middleweight he has damaged everybody bar Thietes Lietes who only wanted a ground ju jitsu fight. When he steps around mild heavyweight he places on a banger show and directs shockwaves through the light heavyweight team!
Champions like GSP and BJ Penn in the past have gone after their challenger to batter and win, this in my opinion allows the challenger chance to show protection into assault and enables the challenger a much better opportunity at whipping the champion.
BJ Penn demonstrated at UFC 107 he is by the very best fighter at 155 and must decrease in history as the most effective at 155. What involved me more is just how many challengers recommend they can set BJ away and have the abilities to accomplish so. BJ has fought up welterweight and won battles, he’s struggled stories such as Matt Hughes and GSP for games, he has additionally previously fought current gentle heavyweight winner Lyoto Machida when driving over 205 catchweight. Recall BJ Penn has been champion at equally welterweight (champion at UFC 46 and stripped when he closed for K-1) and light defended since UFC 80, he has beaten Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk, Kenny Florian and most recently Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
Additionally, it moves for GSP, he has defended his concept 3 times, every challenger suggests they’ll overcome GSP, again his skills, willpower and champion thinking guarantees he victories the battle before he enters the octagon. GSP has been champion since UFC mayweather vs mcgregor, he’s defended against Jon Fitch at UFC 87, BJ Penn aka “greasegate” at UFC 94 and Thiago Alves at UFC 100.
In the event that you get around middleweight, exactly what do you claim about Anderson Silva? The Brazilian has beaten every challenger in front of him for a long time, he moved around gentle heavyweight and beaten a former champion in Forest Griffin and dangerous striker John Irwin. There are numerous calls for Anderson to step up and fight education spouse and current champ Lyoto Machida but refuses do to being friends. Very noble but ultimately he gets the abilities to overcome the dragon.
The only question in that controversy is if Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar are sufficient to be long term winners at their particular weights. Lyoto has just defended his title when, which had depends upon question the result against fellow Brazilan Shogun Rua. The rematch arrives for March 2010. Then you have former WWE champion who has been a discovery in his 4 fights in the UFC, he has beaten story Randy Couture, Frank Mir at their rematch and Heath Hearing.
His problem probably when he battles tactical and really specialized fighters as his fresh power and shear measurement can frighten 90% of heavyweights. Brock is apparently finding within the worst of his incidents and has been penciled directly into fight in June against number 1 challenger Shane Carwin. For me equally have the capacity to be champion for many fights but uncertainty they’ll for the shear fact the caliber of challengers in both weights.
Shogun Rua, current number one contender and lately missing to Machida at UFC 104. The rematch is penciled in for UFC 113. Rua has not revealed his most readily useful since joining the UFC but Dana Bright and Joe Silva see him as the quantity one. You can find three competitors who definitely will give Shogun problems if he wins the title.
Anderson Silva, recent UFC middleweight winner has struggled twice at the weightier fat and destroyed equally former winner Forrest Griffin and John Irwin within the initial rounds. He does not battle with the weightier practitioners and privately speaking I think he can difficulty anyone. He’s explained he would not battle secure partner Lyoto Machida.