Yushin Okami vs. Jason MacDonald Possibly for Title Shot

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aznteabagger
10/14/07 9:43:27AM
A UFC 77 middleweight bout between Yushin Okami (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Jason MacDonald (19-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) could earn the winner an immediate title shot, UFC president Dana White said.


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Ultimate_fighter
10/14/07 7:56:22PM
thats dumb, they both lost to a former champion, and the former champ aint gettting his belt back from silva, how do they expect these 2 to beat silva
grappler0000
10/14/07 8:02:51PM

Posted by Ultimate_fighter

thats dumb, they both lost to a former champion, and the former champ aint gettting his belt back from silva, how do they expect these 2 to beat silva



Because until Hendo drops back down, they are running out of new competition for Silva. Yes, they've both lost to the #1 contender, but that only means that they fall in line behind him. I'd actually like to see an Okami/Silva rematch, if Silva remains champ. In fact, if Okami was more agressive from the get go, I wouldn't mind seeing him and Franklin mix it up again either.
cmill21
10/14/07 8:35:51PM
Yeah until Kampman's back(think he woulda beat rich) and hendo drop's those are the #2 and #3 contenders....sad considering who the UFC could have signed(Kang, Filho, ect.)
jiujitsufreak74
10/14/07 8:55:33PM

Posted by cmill21

Yeah until Kampman's back(think he woulda beat rich) and hendo drop's those are the #2 and #3 contenders....sad considering who the UFC could have signed(Kang, Filho, ect.)



yea i dont know they don't bring filho up. he is 16-0, lets test his record and see how he fares in the ufc. right now, the ufc MW division is pretty much anderson silva on a different level then anyone else, and rich franklin who fits in the middle of the huge gap b/w anderson and the rest of the MW. dennis kang would also be great to have, hell, why not frank shamrock once his contract with elite xc expires. Lawler would be beast in the ufc if he had a second chance imo, and i would love to see him fight franklin, silva or okami. at this point i would go all out if i was dana to try and get more MW competition because it is definitely the weakest division in the UFC by far.
cmill21
10/14/07 9:22:42PM
Yeah Dana said he wanted the best fights, but so far he wiffed on Fedor, lost Randy, has had problems with Cro Cop, didn't sign filho, kang, arona, or lil nog, so i'm a little annoyed with all of his promises that aren't being fulfilled. He needs to get his HW's going no matter what and sign some MW's(all gone).
jiujitsufreak74
10/14/07 9:39:49PM

Posted by cmill21

Yeah Dana said he wanted the best fights, but so far he wiffed on Fedor, lost Randy, has had problems with Cro Cop, didn't sign filho, kang, arona, or lil nog, so i'm a little annoyed with all of his promises that aren't being fulfilled. He needs to get his HW's going no matter what and sign some MW's(all gone).



i agree with you that he needs to bring in more talent, for at least the MW anyway, but to say he broke his promise completely is stretching it a little bit. he has acquired wanderlei, CC, big nog, anderson silva, rampage and dan henderson, so he was able to get a lot of talent, he just needs a little more in the MW department
cmill21
10/14/07 9:42:41PM
Yeah he's got them all, but I haven't seen the big fights, aperently Chuck and Wand is happening, but other then that we haven't seen much besides pride vs. pride and forrest vs. shogun...
jiujitsufreak74
10/14/07 9:52:05PM

Posted by cmill21

Yeah he's got them all, but I haven't seen the big fights, aperently Chuck and Wand is happening, but other then that we haven't seen much besides pride vs. pride and forrest vs. shogun...



i think if we give it time it will happen. we saw hendo vs rampage, so that was a pride vs pride. but i agree, there hasn't been a standout great fight. I wanted to see how randy would do against a pride fighter...now i can't see that. and that you can blame on dana.
cmill21
10/14/07 10:25:35PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by cmill21

Yeah he's got them all, but I haven't seen the big fights, aperently Chuck and Wand is happening, but other then that we haven't seen much besides pride vs. pride and forrest vs. shogun...



i think if we give it time it will happen. we saw hendo vs rampage, so that was a pride vs pride. but i agree, there hasn't been a standout great fight. I wanted to see how randy would do against a pride fighter...now i can't see that. and that you can blame on dana.



Might see that depending on when randy's contract expires
Irish209
10/15/07 5:48:24AM
they should have okami and macdonald fight silva at the same time lol
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