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  1. UpaLumpa is offline
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    MMAmath doesn't work due to the prevalence of nonlinear hierarchies.

    Regardless, the person who has performed the best and was most likely to beat Silva during his reign of UFC terror (and who, unlike Hendo and Franklin, has the skill set to actually beat Silva) is none other than Travis Lutter. That's right, I said it.
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    Thanks. I was arguing this point with Cassius the other day.

    Now if Lutter would just take **** seriously and show up in fighting shape.
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    I have to disagree with you, I still think Matt Lindland is the guy to do it. Henderson's mistake was his attempt to KO Anderson with right hands in the second round. Lindland would have simply worked on putting the Spider on the mat and keeping him there.

    As for Lutter, he reminds me a lot of an early BJ Penn. Sick jiu jitsu, but GOOD LORD MAN! Have you never heard of this thing called cardiovascular conditioning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
    I have to disagree with you, I still think Matt Lindland is the guy to do it. Henderson's mistake was his attempt to KO Anderson with right hands in the second round. Lindland would have simply worked on putting the Spider on the mat and keeping him there.
    Lindland is irrelevant until something changes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
    As for Lutter, he reminds me a lot of an early BJ Penn. Sick jiu jitsu, but GOOD LORD MAN! Have you never heard of this thing called cardiovascular conditioning?
    You've actually got it backwards. BJ was early on well conditioned.
    Turns out he doesn't really need to be and thus got lazy.
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    Phrost,
    It would, however, never happen given reality. Quite unfortunate. Lytle, Serra and Lutter were the guys I was most excited to see on the TUF bringback season. **** Cote and Carter.
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    I'd like to see Okami have a shot at the title, if anything Silva needs to get that loss off his back (a shitty loss, but it was still a loss).

    As for Franklin not 'being in' their second encounter ... horseshit. Franklin was going fine up until 2 moments that I noticed.

    1. He copped that jumping spinning back kick right in the gut.
    2. He copped that knee shortly after.

    The back kick surely would have knocked some wind out of Franklin and the knee solidified Andersons victory.

    To say Hendo did better doesn't make much sense to me, he was using his wrestling well and got in some good body shots with his knee, but that's about it, second round I had no idea what he was doing (since the first round seemed to work in his favour more so).

    Having Lutter train up hard (hard like "I want to be a champion" hard) and battle for the belt again would be great because he honestly has a good chance of beating Silva. Shame really. Maybe he should go back to saying how much Franklin was trying to duck him.
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    Franklin was never in the second fight. He was visibly scared whenever Silva even attempted to get the plum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    Regardless, the person who has performed the best and was most likely to beat Silva during his reign of UFC terror (and who, unlike Hendo and Franklin, has the skill set to actually beat Silva) is none other than Travis Lutter. That's right, I said it.
    So all we need to get a new champ is to get Lutter a coach so he trains properly and to teach him to cut weight, and for Silva to redo his knee surgery so he can't sprawl worth a damn. You're right though, Lutter did the best in spite of himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    Lindland is irrelevant until something changes.

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    Well so is talking about Lutter then since he got cut from the UFC.
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    I don't see that even a fully cardio'd Lutter would be able to beat Hendo to get to Silva in the first place.
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