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Who DOESN'T Jose Aldo present problems to? Does that mean nobody should fight him? Frankie shouldn't even try? FW needs contenders and he's got a 1 or 0-fight road to the title. Wonder if they'd let him fight Aldo right away.

Aldo's knees are already legendary, his kicks are wicked, but I'd give Frankie an advantage with the hands, wrestling and cardio.

I'd give Frankie the title shot right away, and I think he has a good chance to beat Aldo. If the Aldo that fought Hominick shows up, Frankie wipes the floor with him.

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The only reason I think Frankie wouldn't move down is because he doesn't want to ditch the LW division after 1 decision loss. He was champ there for a while, then poof, gone. I think he'll stay at Lightweight, but would still love to see him fight Aldo.

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Why is it that Redskin fans, or any football fan in general, can't talk about their team and sport with such intelligence, logic, reasoning, and technicality, as MMA fans do about 2 guys duking it out ? When it comes to football or Redskins, it's always driven by off-the-chart emotions and blown out of proportion, while MMA fans speak more from the cerebral context ?

Visit sherdog, mmajunkies or mainstream site and you will see basic drivel on par with the stadium. The regular posters here seem to know much more about the sport than the average "just bleed" fan.

I have learned so much just from reading the posts and watching the interviews here these last few years there has been no reason to visit any other site.. . please keep it up guys!

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The only reason I think Frankie wouldn't move down is because he doesn't want to ditch the LW division after 1 decision loss. He was champ there for a while, then poof, gone. I think he'll stay at Lightweight, but would still love to see him fight Aldo.

It is always considered a pretty big accomplishment to be a multi-division champ, and it gets harder and harder to cut weight as you get older. I think he should go down to 45 now. 55 will still be there.

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It is always considered a pretty big accomplishment to be a multi-division champ, and it gets harder and harder to cut weight as you get older. I think he should go down to 45 now. 55 will still be there.

Yep. Also- He's strong enough to toss 55ers around in the 5th round. Imagine what he'll do to 45ers in the first.

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If they offer him the shot, it's impossible to imagine him turning it down. Aldo has nobody booked, Hioki didn't look stellar, fans would love to see Aldo vs. Edgar. It really depends on what the UFC thinks is best for them, and I think giving him the FW title shot would be what makes them the most money.

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I'm calling an Edgar upset over Aldo now. Jose seems to gas late and Frankie should be just as strong and has the edge with tenacity. Jose is the better fighter but seems in need of a wake up call.

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I got Jose Aldo if he fought Edgar. Jose is faster then Frankie and Frankie's biggest asset is his speed. Jose also has vicious ko power. Jose has only gassed against Hominick even then he put a vicious beating on Hominick so I don't question his cardio.

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I'm late to the party, just saw the card yesterday as I was fighting off food poisoning on Saturday :( But damn it was a classic card from top to bottom.

Ben Henderson looked like a champion in there against Edgar. I really do think that upkick at the end of Round 2 put Edgar on queer street and affected him for the rest of the fight. I don't think many other LWs could've eaten that kick and kept fighting as hard as Edgar did though. I do hope he stays at LW though, there are still a ton of exciting fights with him there and I think not having to cut a ton of weight helps with his style of fighting. Edgar is a beast and I think he'll be back in title contention very soon.

I can't wait to see Bendo fight Anthony Pettis again. That is going to be another FOTN. I was sad to see Pettis drop Joe Lauzon like that because I'm a Lauzon fan, but Pettis throws kicks that are dangerous and beautiful at the same time. It's crazy to have two TKD fighters at the top of a division. MMA is really starting to become more diverse style-wise.

I was also sad to see Rampage lose to Bader, but it's not like Rampage didn't try. IMO, he was more active than he's been in a while, throwing kicks, slamming his opponent, standing in front of him and trying to bang, etc. Rampage loves Japan and he did his best to put on a good show.

How about Mark Hunt? He's on a 3-fight win streak and he looks a lot better than he did in Pride. His KO power is ridiculous and that counter that he dropped Kongo with earlier in the round was timed perfectly. I'd love to see him fight another kickboxer like Barry or Overeem. I'd even love to see how he fares against JDS with that steel chin and amazing KO power.

The only fight I didn't necessarily agree with was the Shields/Akiyama fight. I had Akiyama winning rounds 1 & 2 and I also thought he should've lost a point in round 3 which would've made it a draw on my card. I'll have to go back and watch it again but I really hope Akiyama doesn't get cut.

I also hope Okami doesn't get cut, I was sad to see him get finished in the last round after winning the first two.

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http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/2/28/2831727/dakota-cochrane-discusses-controversial-past-as-he-prepares-to-chase

To the people that know him best, Dakota Cochrane's secret wasn't a secret at all. It's not something he kept from prospective business relationships, either. As his mixed martial arts career took off, his friend Kirk Schuster, who was looking after his career, would often receive phone calls from other management companies about representing Cochrane. They would try to woo Schuster with promises of a UFC contract for Cochrane.

Do me one favor, Schuster would tell them, Google his name and call me back if you're still interested. A return call never came. Not once.

Everyone has a past. But in the testosterone-filled sports world, Cochrane's past proved impossible to outrun. What he describes as a temporary lapse in judgment from his college days continues to revisit him. It did again this week, shortly after FX announced that he had been chosen as one of the 32 finalists that will compete for a chance to be on that network's first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Within 24 hours, the news was all over the MMA blogosphere: while in college, he had participated in gay pornography.

"It's definitely a decision I regret," he told MMA Fighting. "If I would have known what would happen I definitely wouldn't have done it. But I had money issues and I needed help. I went there to do pictures, and they started throwing pretty high numbers in front of me. I didn't really think. It was a big mistake."

But no matter the size of the mistake, it was one he made no effort to escape on the eve of his biggest opportunity. On his audition tape for TUF, he included an introduction that mentioned all about his past. Everything.

"I think it's a little bit courageous for both of us," he said of the UFC's decision to include him on the show. "I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except for the people close to me. And to them, I was up front. I let them know right away so it wasn’t anything that could come back and bite them in the butt. I think maybe they respected that a little bit. I think some people judge against it, some people will be OK with it. Some people will want me to get my butt kicked, and hopefully others will respect what I'm trying to do."

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UFC on FX tonight at 9pm(est), Fuel prelims at 6.

should be a good card tonight, my picks:

Alves over Kampmann, Unanimous Decision: Wouldn't shock me if Kamp wins, but he tends to get rocked in fights and that can sway a judge.

Benavidez over Uri****ani, 2nd Round Submission: This should be very one-sided

Mighty Mouse over McCall, Unanimous Decision: McCall is good, and I wouldn't be surprised if he pulls it out, but I think Mighty takes a close decision

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Because I think Kampmann has been robbed a couple times (no need to debate as it's not really relevant anymore), I seem to root for him. I hope he takes a big step forward tonight by stopping Alves... but I doubt it. I agree with SU that the Pitbull will get a UD over Martin.

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Always enjoyed watching the WEC for that very reason. The action, speed and technique of the lighter fighters is really fun to watch.

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I think that may be the first time I've ever seen someone showboat and play to the crowd like that in that situation.

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I think that may be the first time I've ever seen someone showboat and play to the crowd like that in that situation.

It was stupid though, he could've got the finish if he didn't pause.

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It was stupid though, he could've got the finish if he didn't pause.

Yup, and it looks like it did cost him the fight.

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