Re: UFC Discussion
^^^ You're correct on Rampage, I agree with that. As far as veterans that've been around a while, he's improved his game as much as anyone in some time.
While some of the so-called huge upsets to some folks in 2007 were only mildly surprising to me (Gonzaga over Cro Cop, O'Brien over Herring) or not the least bit surprising at all to me (Couture over Sylvia, Rampage over Liddell), some others were shocking and Forrest beating Shogun was almost as a big an upset to me as Serra over St. Pierre. Shogun was in HORRENDOUS shape for that fight. Alongside his non-conditioning, he also looked ridiculously soft for 205, to the point of where fighting at 185 would look like a real possibility, though it's nothing that I would expect. There was some talk that he had some kind of bad illness that had to do with his horrible shape and lack of cardio, so maybe that explains it. Or maybe he just took Forrest (and more importantly, his coaching at Xtreme Couture) lightly, and got owned. Either way, here's hoping he bounces back strong in 2008. He should be fighting here within the next 2-3 months... I think Tito Ortiz or Keith Jardine are the most likely opponents.