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OKAMI GETS TITLE SHOT.............................................. ................if

Best80smovieRAD2011-02-12 10:25:27 +0000 #1
SHIELDS BEATS GSP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i will laugh if Shields beats GSP and Okami still is passed over for a title shot because Chael Sonnen is back or something

mmamania

Sounds like UFC fans have an even bigger reason to root for Georges St. Pierre when he defends his welterweight title against Jake Shields at UFC 129 on April 30.

That's because UFC President Dana White recently confirmed a GSP vs. Anderson Silva "superfight" would be aborted if the Canadian surrenders his belt in Toronto.

No, that doesn't mean Jake Shields gets to take his place, it means 185-pound number one contender Yushin Okami finally gets his long-awaited middleweight title fight (and "Spider" rematch) in late 2011.

"Thunder" — who holds a controversial win over Silva under the Rumble on the Rock banner — is 10-2 inside the Octagon with unanimous decision losses to Rich Franklin and Chael Sonnen being the only blemishes on an otherwise stellar run in the UFC's stacked middleweight division.

From White (via MMA Digest):

Star-divide

"If (St. Pierre) doesn't win, what would happen is Okami would fight Anderson Silva. He's next in line for the title. He's gonna stay at 185, he's not moving to 205."

So not only does a Shields win put the kibosh on "St. Pierre vs. Silva," it also shoots down any light heavyweight fantasy match-ups including Anderson Silva vs. "Shogun" Rua or Jon Jones.

But even this writer will admit the idea of Silva holding titles in three different weight classes just might be crazy enough to warrant a second look. Just don't "Rush" into anything, as St. Pierre has a very dangerous fight on the horizon.

At least we know who Yushin Okami is rooting for.


Loot2011-02-12 10:36:26 +0000 #2
Vadim and Coker's evil plot to inject Shields into the UFC and allow him to wet blanket the UFC out of major PPV revenue is coming together PERFECTLY.
bhorrrr2011-02-12 10:56:45 +0000 #3
How would Shields winning affect Andy going to 205? Is it stipulated that he can't go there until he beats a WW moving up to MW? Andy's at MW for his next fight no matter who wins the GSP-Shields fight.
BruceLee2011-02-12 11:15:42 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Best80smovieRAD

But even this writer will admit the idea of Silva holding titles in three different weight classes just might be crazy enough to warrant a second look. .

Dumb writer. There's no way Anderson can make 170.
BulldogWrestler2011-02-12 11:03:43 +0000 #5
In other words - Okami's not getting his title shot.
BruceLee2011-02-12 12:47:21 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

In other words - Okami's not getting his title shot.

Exactly. No Chance in Hell!

Stupid Okami.

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