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12-02-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BGDDYKWL View Post
I would agree that Shogun's best days are likely behind him, but when looking at the LHW division Machida finds himself right back near the top, and he smoked Bader, Thiago Silva, and Rashad, and Shogun IMO beat him the first time and smoked him the second time. No one has been able to beat Machida like that minus Jones. That says a lot. It's amazing to me that Shogun's around +170 for this fight. But all that being said, I'm not all that high on Gus so if he beats Shogun then I'll have to change my tune.
Gus still needs to show he can fight a top tier wrestler, and I think the UFC has done a good job protecting him up until this point. The good thing for him is that the top wrestlers are either the champion, a guy he's already fought and lost to in Davis, and a guy who just got knocked out in Bader. Sonnen as well, but he's already busy. The fight to make for next summer is probably Rashad v Gustafsson, if both win.

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