Article by Jon Murray
I recently examine that the Final Fighting Championship has purchases the Planet Fighting Alliance. I feel the (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is about to get a most welcomed shot in the arm, courtesy of the latest purchase. Let us desire that the UFC decides to preserve some of the leading tier fighters in the WFA stable.
The Globe Fighting Alliance is a comparatively new operation which has obtained some noteriety by signing some huge name fighters. These fighters incorporate Ricco Rodriguez, Quintin Jackson and Bas Rutten. What’s worth noting about these fighters is that they’ve all had past accomplishment in the UFC or in opposition to UFC fighters..
Ricco Rodriguez is a former UFC heavyweight champion. Quintin Rampage Jackson fought and defeated Chuck Liddell in the Pride organization and not by submission as you might envision. Rampage knocked Chuck (deemed by many to be the best light heavyweight fighter in the globe) out. Bas Rutten was an wonderful fighter in his day and has not too long ago had a comeback fight in which he looked very sharp.
The welterweight division of the UFC is in rather good shape, by that I indicate it really is deep with talent. There is a excellent champion in George St Pierre, possibly the greatest welterweight in the world and a long checklist of great contenders, beginning with previous welterweight champion, Matt Hughes all the way down to contenders Diego Sanchez, Matt Serra, Josh Koscheck and a number of other people.
The light heavyweight division also isn’t in poor shape with superstars, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz who fight on December thirty, 2006 as nicely as Forrest Griffin, Keith Jardine and Rashad Evans rounding out the best of the division. However, the WFA’s Quintin Rampage Jackson would definitely be a welcome addition to the mix. A Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddell rematch someday in 2007 would probable be a large draw because of to the truth that Rampage TKO’d Chuck in their 1st meeting in the Japanese Pride organization. Even if a Rampage, Liddell rematch is not in the cards, Rampage’s type would make an outstanding matchup with Tito Ortiz or Forrest Griffin.
It’s the Greatest Fighting Championship heavyweight division who is going to gain most from the WFA fighters. Who wouldn’t want to see Bas Rutten return and climb the UFC heavyweight ladder. Bas has often been a favourite of mine and if you have ever been to a live UFC display (which Bas has attended), you know that his fan base is still strong. I identified this out at UFC 47 exactly where Bas walked up and down each and every aisle in the Mandalay Bay Function Centre to the delight of the tough core followers current. I’d personally like to see Bas Rutten arrive again and knock Tim Silvia out. Not that there is nearly anything wrong with Silvia, I just assume his fashion helps make for dull fights. I feel that Bas superior standup and knowledge would have Tim Silvia pondering if he genuinely is the heavyweight champion.
Or barring that, how about a rematch among Tim (The Mainiac) Silvia and Ricco (Suave) Rodriguez. The first time about Silvia knocked out Rodriguez basically with one punch. I’d personally like to see Ricco set a much better game plan into motion and take Silvia out. Ricco has excellent submission skills and good ground and pound. He’s also a big heavyweight (like Silvia). I really assume Ricco acquired caught with a lucky punch the initial time in, I’d like to see them do it once again. Ricco retains victories about former and existing UFC contenders including Jeff Monson, Paul Buentello and former heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Randy Couture,
Yep, Bas Rutten, Ricco Rodriguez and Quintin Rampage Jackson will all by welcomed additions to the UFC. I desire that this is precisely what the UFC larger ups have been pondering when they purchased the Earth Fighting Alliance. I definitely hope this was not just meant to maintain their nearly monopoly position in substantial profile Combined Martial Arts in North The us.
I truly desire that the UFC (do you listen to me Dana White?) can put some of these cards together for 2007. I doubt that I am the only fan wanting to see this! Provide some of these fights to the followers and re-assemble the UFC heavyweight division. There are enjoyable heavyweight fights out there and now, they’re inside of reach!
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John is a huge MMA fan and has been subsequent MMA considering that the UFC’s inception in 1993. Examine out John’s MMA Website or John’s MMA Forums