QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 3 2008, 01:27 PM) [snapback]377363[/snapback]
Rampage is no super fighter, he was clearly beaten by a much smaller Matt Lindland a couple years ago. I like Rampage because he is funny, and his personality seems to be cool, but I think he is definitely overhyped. I think that Forest Griffin, Thiago Silva, and Matt Hamill all have a good shot at defeating him. Rampage has great standup, but on the ground he is EXTREMELY limited.
And biggeorge89- Liddell has shown some serious signs that he is fading. His recent win over Wanderlei didn't prove much.
I forgot to debate your point in regards to Quinton Jackson. The guy is light years beyond what he was in his Pride
days. The UFC
rules favor Rampage's style, and I think it is going to be tough for any of the current 205lbers to beat him. Rampage had two fathers in Pride
, Wanderlei Silva and Mauricio Rua. In the UFC
, however, I don't think the Chute Boxe style of Muai Thai translates too well, especially since soccer kicks are not allowed here in the states. So for someone to sit here and say Rampage is over-rated, is, IMO, a little unfair. He raped the UFC's
poster boy in front of millions, then pulled out a close, fairly convincing win over a very dangerous Dan Henderson.
And as for the statement that Rampage is weak on the ground, well, that too is a little innaccurate. You guys need to look at Quinton's wrestling background before making a statement like that, and then get back to me. He's more skilled, MMA-wise, on the ground than either Forrest Griffin or Matt Hamill ever dreamed of being. As for hands... well... we don't have to go there, do we?