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Old 07-05-2010, 02:40 PM
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How does beating Stefan Struve and possibly Junior Dos Santos grant you a title shot? I can see JDS getting a title shot thanks to all of his other wins but not Roy Nelson.
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Besides Cro-Cop, Gonzaga, and Werdum, it's not like Junior dos Santos has a significantly deep resume.

With that being said, I still have to put JDS near the top of the heap for HW title contenders right now, right behind Cain. If Roy Nelson beats JDS it would warrant giving him a title shot, or at the very least an eliminator fight. It's somewhat ridiculous to think that JDS warrants a title shot, but not Roy Nelson if he beats JDS.
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As soon as UFC 116 was over, Brock Lesnar knew that Cain Velasquez would be the next guy in line to take a shot at his heavyweight title, presumably sometime later this year. After that match-up, the winner of Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson will become the next top contender, receiving a shot at whoever holds the title at that point.

The fight between Dos Santos and Nelson takes place at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif. UFC president Dana White says the fight has title implications on the line.

"You're going to see Cain and Brock fight, then coming up Dos Santos is going to fight ‘Big Country,’ and then the winner of that fight will get the next shot," he said following the fights on Saturday night.

Dos Santos is on one of the most impressive streaks in the UFC's heavyweight division since making his debut nearly two years ago. His first fight out of the gate was a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum. He then went on to pick up wins over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Gabriel Gonzaga.

While content to take things slow and easy, Dos Santos and his management team feel the Brazilian is now ready to make that next step towards title contention.

"He's young. He's 26 years old. There's no rush for him to get that belt," said Dos Santos' manager Ed Soares when speaking with MMAWeekly Radio recently. "Would I like him to fight for the belt? Would we take the opportunity? With a smile on our face, we'd take the opportunity. Do we think he's ready? I think he's ready."

Roy Nelson has been aching for a title shot ever since winning the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter" reality show. The Las Vegas fighter has asked the UFC for the quickest route to the title shot. After knocking out Stefan Struve in his last fight, he earned the bout with Dos Santos.

If Nelson gets past Dos Santos, he gets his wish.

The fight between Nelson and Dos Santos will be on the main card for the UFC 117 pay-per-view headed up by middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his belt against Chael Sonnen.
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Besides Cro-Cop, Gonzaga, and Werdum, it's not like Junior dos Santos has a significantly deep resume.

With that being said, I still have to put JDS near the top of the heap for HW title contenders right now, right behind Cain. If Roy Nelson beats JDS it would warrant giving him a title shot, or at the very least an eliminator fight. It's somewhat ridiculous to think that JDS warrants a title shot, but not Roy Nelson if he beats JDS.

Roy entered the UFC following two losses to Jeff Monson and Arvloski where as JDS is undefeated in UFC with wins over top names. Who's the last top name Roy beat? He even lost to Ben Rothwell.
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Roy entered the UFC following two losses to Jeff Monson and Arvloski where as JDS is undefeated in UFC with wins over top names. Who's the last top name Roy beat? He even lost to Ben Rothwell.
I know all that, but you can't say that JDS is deserving of a title shot but Nelson isn't if he beats him.

The fact is that the HW division just isn't that deep.
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Besides Cro-Cop, Gonzaga, and Werdum, it's not like Junior dos Santos has a significantly deep resume.
J.B, this sentence is flawed - besides from Cro Crop, Gonzaga and Werdum! That pretty much is a deep resume, and he has been on a tear. I think he is very worthy of a shot.

I think him and Cain can give Brock some issues
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J.B, this sentence is flawed - besides from Cro Crop, Gonzaga and Werdum! That pretty much is a deep resume, and he has been on a tear. I think he is very worthy of a shot.

I think him and Cain can give Brock some issues
3 good wins is impressive, but that doesn't make for a deep resume in my opinion. I agree that JDS is basically next in line for a shot, but if Nelson beats him then obviously he is as worthy as JDS. That is the only point I am making.

It is what it is. The undisputed HW champion only has 6 professional fights, so it's not like the system is perfect or needs justification. JDS is next in line behind Cain and JDS needs a fight right now, Nelson is that fight. If Nelson beats JDS impressively than he is as deserving as anybody else. Although, I am willing to bet that if Nelson does win he will end up having another fight before getting a shot at the title. They really don't want the fat guy coming in and messing everything up.
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3 good wins is impressive, but that doesn't make for a deep resume in my opinion. I agree that JDS is basically next in line for a shot, but if Nelson beats him then obviously he is as worthy as JDS. That is the only point I am making.

It is what it is. The undisputed HW champion only has 6 professional fights, so it's not like the system is perfect or needs justification. JDS is next in line behind Cain and JDS needs a fight right now, Nelson is that fight. If Nelson beats JDS impressively than he is as deserving as anybody else. Although, I am willing to bet that if Nelson does win he will end up having another fight before getting a shot at the title. They really don't want the fat guy coming in and messing everything up.
you are aware thats the current champion has 5 win in general right... what a flawed statement lol
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you are aware thats the current champion has 5 win in general right... what a flawed statement lol
Wow.

Clearly you didn't even read what I wrote.
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