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Eight UFC fights we want to see soon

Chris Weidman vs. Jon “Bones” Jones

Chris Weidman recently said he knows he will eventually fight Jon Jones. The two are not in the same weightclass but are close enough in weight they can make it work. Both are arguably two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC. It won’t quite be the Anderson Silva – Jon Jones fight people wanted and never got but it should still be a great one.

Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

It was quite disappointing when Jon Jones was suspended and his highly-anticipated fight against Rumble Johnson was canceled. Johnson still got a shot at the title against Daniel Cormier and while he lost in pretty terrible fashion a fight against Jon Jones still have great appeal. Stylistically, the two could matchup for what should be a beautiful display and punching power and athleticism.

Chris Weidman vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Luke Rockhold jumped Jaare Souza in the middleweight rankings to get a title shot but everybody knows that while Rockhold is certainly a talentd fighter, Souza is far more dangerous. Chris Weidman vs. Jacare Souza would pit one of the UFC’s best wrestlers against the best Jiu Jitsu blackbelt. It would be a great chess match between the current UFC champion and the former Strikeforce champion.

Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” Justino

Weight is certainly a huge obstacle and honestly, we’ll never get both fighters at their best because of it. If Rousey gains too much weight, you’ll never know how her stamina will be. If Justino cuts all that weight to get down to 135 who knows how she will be. But eventually, this fight will happen. There is too much money and too much hype and demand for this fight and despite the problems with weight, it should be a great one between the two best women mixed martial artists.

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendrick III

The fantastic welterweight rivalry needs a rubber match as the two most recent champions have split. Hendricks probably should be the champion because he lost a very controversial split decision in their last fight but we know at the very least when they get in the octagon it will be a very competitive fight.

Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor

Two of the biggest faces in the UFC are not in the same weightclass, but like a Weidman and Jones are close enough where they should make something work. The two stars of the octagon would be a highly aggressive war between two great athletes and deadly strikers. The fight sells itself.

Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw

The last man to beat Demetrious Johnson against a man who absolutely embarrassed a man in Renan Barao, who could be argued to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC when he was holding his title. Dillashaw gets better and better every time he gets in the octagon. We are still waiting for Dominick Cruz to get back from an ACL injury but he should be returning soon. Injuries did keep him out of action for three years after his defeat of “Mighty Mouse” but he looked fantastic in his return at UFC 178. Hopefully he looks as good coming back from his torn ACL.

Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

This fight should not happen quite yet but if anybody looks capable of taking the belt away from Demetrious Johnson right now it is Henry Cejudo. The former Olympic wrestler has a 9-0-0 professional record and is 3-0 in the UFC. He still needs to work on other areas of his fight game but his wrestling alone has earned hi a No. 5 ranking. As he improves his striking he is going to be an incredible fighter.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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