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Anthony Johnson Moves to Middleweight, Will Face Vitor Belfort at UFC 142
I think the middle weight division is in desperate need of an injection fresh talent, i like the move by Johnson.
Id love to see Diaz or Shields move up sometime in the future.
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Finally. He should have did that before laying on Hardy for 3 rounds.
He's a better fit at MW anyways. Vitor will probably bum rush him though as Johnson hates to be hit. If he is touched hard in the slightest way, he stiffens up like crazy.
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wow, it took him long enough. I'm pretty sure he has already taken off 5 years of his career just from cutting all that weight for the last couple of fights. he walked around at like 220 and cut to make 170 lol. He even fainted before one of his weigh-ins.
Even for MW he's gonna look huge.
Wouldn't be surprised if he looks like a completely different fighter when he fights Belfort.
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Hoping its a good move for him hope he looks looser since you'd think he'd have more cardio. Since he does look hesitant at times at ww being afraid to gas. Hope its a good explosive fight but if Johnson wouldn't trade with hardy I doubt he would with belfort. I see aj trying to wrestle but belfort knocking him out anyways
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I think Belfort knocks him out, but it's possible that he gets laid on for 3 rounds.
10/1 odds, 500M says Vitor doesn't get knocked out or submitted. If he loses by decision I win. Anyone want it?
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im hong this works out out for rumble i thought he was sick at 170 but maybe a lil more naturel kinda 185 will help the cause this guy is a freak being able to cut they way he does.... rumble young man rumble!
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Rumble is HUGE! 6'2 and 79 inch reach, 220 when he isn't fat.....
He should have never cut down to 170.
His cardio was horrible there and that was is his main weakness.
Great wrestling, great muay thai and brutal power(which should increase with his move).
I think he has a chance in this fight if he can get past the first round
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