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This isn’t the middleweight you’re looking for

The UFC has been doing a pretty shit job of sorting it’s middleweight division out. Considering they’ve known they were running out of contenders for Anderson Silva the moment Silva drove Rich Franklin’s nose into his brain the first time, it’s kind of hard to feel sorry for them.Just in the past few weeks there’s been some very retarded moves. Jason Mayhem Miller is off to fight for HDNet. Frank Trigg may be working for Zuffa again, but in the WEC. Yeah, how fucking retarded is that???

But one thing the fanboys have been trumpeting is the return of at least one potential middleweight contender: Ricardo Almeida. Almeida tore Pancrase a new asshole, beating top notch Japanese talent like Shibuya, Minowa, Misaki, and Chonan. But if you’re looking for Almeida to jump back into the fray and be ready to take on Anderson Silva any time soon, you’re about to be dissapointed:

MMAWeekly: Has there been any discussion about possible future opponents, such as Rich Franklin, Dean Lister, Yushin Okami, or perhaps rematches with Marquardt or Chonan?

Almeida: Not yet. All those names sound like great fights, but I want to earn my right to fight some of these guys, because right now I am just some guy who has been sitting on the side lines for awhile.

I am not arrogant to think that I can come back from a three-and-a-half year layoff and mix it up with the top guys in the division right away. I am looking forward to slowly, but surely, climbing my way back into the top of the division.

  • kermit_01 says:

    Dean Lister vs. Silva would be interesting. Just because Lister would be able to outwork Silva on the ground. However if he couldn’t get it to the ground he’d be royally screwed.

  • Ted Dibiase says:

    the ufc better stop playing these word games and just pay henderson the same money he’d get for fighting at LHW. the fight with anderson would be a good one. just shut up and pay the man.

  • LR says:

    Note that he did beat Nate Marquardt pretty decisively. The battle ended in a guillotine choke that Almeida did not let go of, and Marquardt punches Almeida in the face after the fight was ended. Both corners hit the canvas and Renzo Gracie was absolutely furious. I imagine that matchup will happen again.

  • godzillad says:

    #3 Not to mention Renzo soccer kicking Nate right in the mouth.

    Ricardo will beat Anderson. Just don’t give him a stupid fight like Leben or Belcher because of the upset syndrome. There’s no such thing as a safe fight anymore, just book matches when you can. Strike while the iron is hot.

  • Yeah i saw that fight … kinda dull but neat to know that was Ricardo

  • robnashville says:

    “top notch Japanese talent”

    is that kinda like being the world’s tallest midget?