Haven’t seen a thread on this so figured I would start one. I am not the greatest MMA expert, I watch it a lot but I’m in the 1% of people on the planet who don’t practice it, so take this with a grain of salt…
I think the UFC is screwing Rampage. Having him fight Lidell in only his second UFC fight is ridiculous. We saw how inexperience in the octagon can effect a great fighter as evident by Cro Cop’s second fight. Rampage is pretty much the only fighter in the division who has a legitimate shot to beat Lidell and probably 1 of only 2 fighters in the world at that weight (Shogun being the other - maybe Silva as well).
Why have them fight so soon? Something tells me the UFC wants to ensure Lidell beats Rampage so Lidell can remain the poster boy for why UFC is the best organization. I really doubt this fight will be as good as it could have been due to Rampage’s inexperience in the cage. Hopefully after this he can get some good fights under his belt in the cage and they can have a rematch.
Anyways, just one fan’s thoughts. I would love to hear how other people feel about this fight.