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Manvil Drops To 135, Eyes Caraway Clash In Japan

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It looks like the Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate rivalry has a trickle down effect, as Manny Gamburyan -- Rousey's training partner -- wants to get his hands on Bryan Caraway -- Tate's boyfriend -- in his first fight at 135 pounds.

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Post #1   6/30/14 7:39:38PM   

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haha okay, decent.

Book it.

Manny has lost a few steps imo but is a tough matchup for Caraway still.

Post #2   6/30/14 7:57:21PM   

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I'm not sure how much longer Manny can keep going. I would definitely pick Caraway in that fight.

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Smart move for Manny if he wants to keep getting fights in the UFC. Seems they are willing to give guys a shot who have had a few losses in a row and are thinking about dropping a weight class. Nam Phan is another fighter that comes to mind that it's happened to.

Although I would love to see the fight with Caraway, you gotta believe he is a few steps ahead of Manny at this point in the division and I'm not so sure the UFC will book that fight because I don't know what beating Manny would do for Caraway at this point. Manny should be fighting someone who is coming off a loss, like Francisco Rivera or some shit.

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I like manny, but I think caraway would sub him. Can't believe I just said that.

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I don't think his body structure could take 135
He will gas out quickly.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I don't think his body structure could take 135
He will gas out quickly.



tend to agree, too muscular to cut like that.

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Posted by handyman293


Posted by prozacnation1978

I don't think his body structure could take 135
He will gas out quickly.



tend to agree, too muscular to cut like that.



Only thing I came here to say. Manny has been at 145 for years. He fought in the UFC at LW then dropped to 145 in WEC. I don't know how he could make 135, but then I probably thought the same about George Roop!

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Funny how that fish hook found it's way into the article.

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Caraways 5-1 in recent fights with a loss via SD to Mizugaki and all those wins being finishes.

Gamburyan is 2-5 in recent fights with his 2 wins being decisions. This is such a massive step down for Caraway. I can see why Manny wants the fight but if he is somehow able to get down to 135 there is no way on earth Caraway takes this fight.

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