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TSN. Lions Jerseys China .cas MMA staff, including John Pollock - TSN Radio 1050 (@iamjohnpollock), James Lynch - TSN.ca (@lynchonsports), and Jordan Cieciwa - TSN Radio 1290 (@FitCityJordan), take a look at some of the hottest issues in the world of mixed martial arts. 1) With Renan Barao injured, are you satisfied with addition of Roy Nelson for UFC 161 in Winnipeg? Lynch: Yes and honestly I dont understand the critics who are complaining about the fight being scrapped altogether. Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson is a very entertaining main event, especially when you consider both fighters are coming off losses and should be extremely motivated to earn a victory. On top of that, Eddie Wineland rightfully earned his title shot against Barao, having him fight someone like Urijah Faber (who was rumored to fight him) is completely unfair. “Big Country” certainly brings some intrigue to the card being quite the character and has exciting style of fighting. His opponent Stipe Miocic is coming off a loss to Stefan Struve while Nelson has won three straight. This is a considerable mismatch in my opinion and fans should be treated to one of Nelsons patented knockouts. Pollock: When the interim bantamweight title was taken off the card I noted that this might be the first time a UFC event has lost their main event and it will have no impact on the business the card will produce. We can all look at the talents of Barao and Wineland but it was a hard sell of a main event with the real main event on the show being Henderson vs. Evans because of their name value and that is the fight selling the card in my opinion. Nelsons addition to the card is a good main card addition, but Nelson has no proven track record of drawing because he has never been put in that role to sell a pay-per-view. The fight with Miocic seems like a high risk, low reward scenario for Nelson as its not a top ten heavyweight that brings him that much closer to a heavyweight title fight and a loss really sets him back. The UFC 161 card isnt blowing me away by way of anticipation but that is not to say it couldnt be an entertaining card. JC: Are you kidding me? Nelson makes a great card better and he is saving UFC 161. The two main events here in Winnipeg have "the potential" for greatness. However, all fighters involved have a tendency to not show up. Nelson always brings a fight. The only thing about this fight is the potential for Nelson to hinder his climb back to the top. Miocic isnt a top opponent, but he is dangerous. If he scores a win it would be devastating to Nelson, and an absolutely huge boost for Miocic. Yes, this fight announcement made my day. Welcome to Winnipeg UFC, I am excited again for this card. 2) Do Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar deserve their respective spots in the UFC Hall Of Fame? Lynch: Griffin absolutely does and Bonnar doesnt. The Ultimate Fighter winner Griffin racked up a decent 9-5 record in the UFC, with his most impressive win being an upset over Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC 76. At UFC 86 he earned the UFC light heavyweight title in a closely contested contest against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and for that alone he deserves a spot in the hall. Bonnar meanwhile finished his career with an 8-7 UFC record and never came close to earning light heavyweight gold. What stands out for me though is Bonnar was busted twice for using PEDs, once in his second fight with Griffin at UFC 62, then again in his last fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 153. I understand the Griffin-Bonnar fight at the inaugural Ultimate Fighter finale was a game changer for the sport, which has brought in a whole new audience, but if Bonnar gets in, it sets a bad precedence that there is a steroid user in the Hall of Fame. Pollock: This is all contingent on what you view the UFC Hall of Fame to be and if you are viewing it in the traditional sense of a formal Hall of Fame with various criteria including voting, well thats simply not what the UFC Hall of Fame is. Its an acknowledgement of those that the company have deemed worthy of recognition and helped the company grow. The two will always be tied to their April 2005 TUF Finale bout, which has grown in legend with each passing year to the extremes of people feeling the UFC wouldnt have lasted without that fight. Standing on their own, I dont even feel there is an argument to be made regarding Bonnar as a Hall of Fame candidate, this guy was a marginal fighter at best. Bonnar had entertaining fights but the credibility of a Hall of Fame is just as much created on who is not in the Hall as much as who is voted in. Griffin gets the nod in a “UFC” Hall of Fame but I feel he would face much more scrutiny in a real MMA Hall of Fame with voting and debate preceding induction. JC: Griffin vs. Bonnar started this whole UFC thing with an all-time top fight, Roots of Fight Clothing even made a clothing line dedicated to the event. With that said, Bonnar has since tested positive twice for PEDs, and has lost a lot of fights he shouldnt have. Thats not Hall of Fame material, but it is enough to be remembered by fans as the other guy in the Griffin fight. Griffin on the other hand has had an excellent career. His only major embarrassment was being TKOd by Anderson Silva while he was back peddling. I think by his book alone, Griffin should get a place in the Hall of Fame. Forrest should be in, Bonnar needs to redeem himself, but at the moment doesnt get the nod. 3) With his win at UFC 160, is Canadian T.J. Grant a legitimate threat to champion Benson Henderson? Lynch: Yes and I wouldnt be surprised if the Canadian was able to finish the current lightweight champion. At UFC 160, I was shocked that Grant dominated Gray Maynard the way he did and even though I did pick him to win, I thought it would be in the form a close decision. Since his drop to lightweight, the Nova Scotia native is currently undefeated (riding a five-fight win streak) and has finished his last three of his last five opponents. With his much improved standup and being a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the 29-year old is comfortable anywhere the fight goes. Whats also interesting about a matchup with “Smooth” is this will be the first time the current 155-pound torchbearer will be the smaller fighter when he steps inside the cage. Grant has a two-inch height and reach advantage, and that could pose problems for the 29-year old champion. Either way its finally nice to see a new contender established in the lightweight division. Pollock: I dont think anyone looks at a Benson Henderson fight as a slam dunk guarantee and Grants stoppage of Maynard will be played over and over on the countdown special to remind people that Grant is a threat. Both of these fighters represent a key aspect that is presently working as neither is a top practitioner of one discipline, but rather a jack of all trades that can transition when necessary. Grants last three victories over Evan Dunham, Matt Wiman and Maynard represent some very tough lightweights that are battle tested and Grant passed each with flying colours. In a nutshell he is a very legitimate threat and I can very excited to see this fight later in the year. JC: A legitimate shot, absolutely. All fighters at the UFC level have a shot. Grant proved he has the skill with a dominant victory over Maynard to call for a legitimate shot at the title. Henderson is very human, and his game has holes. He finds a way to win when he needs to. With Grant, he can put the kind of pressure on that may not let Henderson recover in a tight spot. Next year this time, we will be talking about Grants shot at the title. Agree or Disagree? Leave your comments below or hit us up on Twitter. Cheap Authentic Lions Jerseys . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. Wholesale Lions Jerseys . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. http://www.cheapdetroitlionsjerseysauthentic.com/ . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. PITTSBURGH -- When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Sean Davis in the second round last spring, defensive coordinator Keith Butler reveled in the possibilities.Here was a 6-foot-1, 202-pound guy who could play both safety and cornerback depending on the situation, someone with the size and the speed to keep up with -- if not totally neutralize -- players like New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.Davis may very well develop into such a player, but hes not there yet.You would like to think we could put him on Gronk and say we got him, Butler said. I dont think anybody can do that.Particularly on the NFLs 30th-ranked pass defense, one that faces Gronkowski, Tom Brady and the rest of the NFLs most diverse offenses on Sunday when the Patriots (5-1) visit Heinz Field. Bradys lit up the Steelers for 24 touchdowns against just three interceptions in 10 career meetings with the Steelers (4-2), most of them against variations of the Steel Curtain that were far more imposing than the current iteration, one rife with inexperience, particularly in the secondary.The growing pains have been evident. Davis has seen his playing time fluctuate and didnt play one defensive snap in last weeks one-sided 30-15 loss to Miami . He may not get back in the lineup this weekend either. Cornerback Artie Burns, a first-round pick, is improving but still very much a work in progress. Special teams ace Rob Golden is in his first year as a starting safety and his main backup is Jordan Dangerfield, a former practice squad player.Throw in linebacker Ryan Shazier -- like Gronkowski a physical marvel -- and the balky knee thats kept him out of the lineup for a month plus a pass rush thats been more rumor than fact in Pittsburghs two losses (zero sacks) and the prospect of facing a dominant Brady seems like a mismatch.We need to play more than one defense against these guys, Butler said. Theyre very good. They can pick you apart if they can figure out what youre doing.Its finding the right looks to throw at Brady -- who has pretty much seen everything -- and the right people to put in the right places thats the problem. Then theres the issue of youthful exuberance. With so many fresh faces, the lure to try and go above and beyond while facing the NFLs top tight end and a Hall of Fame quarterback is only too real.Its tough sometimes, Shazier saaid. Calvin Johnson Womens Jersey. Guys want to make plays. Youre playing against one of the best guys and you want to see how you relate and everything like that.Shazier sees it happen regularly to opposing defenses trying to figure out what to do with Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.Guys come up with a game plan to stop AB and when youre not sound enough, he destroys you, Shazier said.Its the same with Gronkowski, who set a career high with 162 yards receiving last Sunday against Cincinnati. Having Shazier back may help. And the Steelers are at least a little bit bigger -- if not necessarily better -- than the group that allowed Brady and Gronkowski to hook up for three scores in New Englands 28-21 victory in the 2015 opener. Burns is 6-feet tall, as are cornerbacks Ross Cockrell and Justin Gilbert.While thats still considerably smaller than the 6-6, 265-pound Gronkowski or the 6-7, 248-pound Martellus Bennett, its a start.I think it goes back to being disruptive, said Cockrell, whos had moderate success this season against bigger receivers like Cincinnatis A.J. Green and Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets. Were going to be able to put our hands on some of these guys and disrupt them and disrupt their timing.Davis is hopeful to get in on the act. He understands why hes not atop the depth chart. On a team with lesser ambitions, maybe hed get to play through the mistakes. Not so on the AFC North leaders.I cant complain or mope, Davis said. Ive got to handle my (role).One that will continue its evolution on Sunday in a game that will be as much about mental and physical discipline as it is simple talent.If you abandon your job and help somebody out or try to be selfish and make a play when you really shouldnt, theyre going to capitalize on it, he said. When the plays come your way, youve got to makeem.Game notes Shazier practiced Thursday and is hopeful he can play. Golden (foot) and S Mike Mitchell (knee) also practiced for a second straight day. ... T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) did not practice for a second straight day.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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