Barboza has proven nothing

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IKnowMore PM IKnowMore
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Posted: 5/1/2012 3:33:53 AM

What has this guy done to warrant this kind of juice?

Beating guys like Ross Pearson and Terry Etim?

Because he had a highlight reel knockout last time out?

Barboza hasnt faught one guy even nearly as good or tough as Dunham.

Around this time last year most experts thought Dunham was one of the most talented up and comers. Then he gets caught against Guillard (lots of people could get caught against this guy) and it seems like everyone has forgot just how good Dunham can be.

I fully expect Dunham to make this a fight. This isnt going to be a standup war like the Pearson or Noko fights. I think he pushs him up against the cage and eventually gets a takedown. I have yet to see what kind of heart Barboza has and I forsure think this fight will show.

These odds are crazy on Barboza. This should be a very close fight and Dunham is being vastly underrated by the odds makers.

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Posted: 5/1/2012 11:45:01 AM
I like Barboza here but not at these odds.  It really is hard to gauge exactly how good Barboza is at this point due to the competition he's been faced.  He's got unreal potential thats for sure.   Dunham will def be his toughest test so far and I would be really surprised if Barboza wins this one with ease.  If he does then I think it will be safe to say that he is the real deal.  I just realized this was on the 146 card.  I thought that was an all HW event this whole time...no complaints here though, great matchup
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Posted: 5/1/2012 11:49:02 AM

my only concern with Dunham, is he doesn't always fight smart. he likes to put on a show. But at +200, that is pretty tasty

a couple other lines that I just noticed: Neer is about +150 vs Pyle. I LOVE that!

Also, Guida is +250 or something vs Maynard. I think Maynard should be a slight fav, but that is ridiculous. Guida is competitive with anyone 155

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Posted: 5/1/2012 12:18:22 PM
Damn I like Neer+150 as well, thanks for the heads up.  I figured that line would be @pick.
Man Guida is as high as +290 that is nuts.  I like Maynard but at those odds its either small play Guida or no play. Guida always has the potential to grind out wins by outworking opponents.  This just seems like a real bad matchup for him though against a better wrestler (I think?).  I think the only advantage he might have is heart and craziness.  And of course Greg Jackson's master game planning  That might be enough to take this one though...GL 
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Posted: 5/2/2012 9:34:34 AM
Dunham out. Barboza gets Varner. Now will he be -400 or more ?
And peewee vs big country. I lie the nickname matchup.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 1:22:57 PM
Damn tough return fight for Varner.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 10:06:54 PM
Nelson is going to crush Dave Herman, no question.

Haha and yeah very tough return fight for Jamie Varner, that's one of the weirdest short-term replacements I can remember.  If Varner wins.. man.  Barboza will beat him down though
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Posted: 5/3/2012 2:00:24 PM
Barboza's legit...title shot in his future...
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Posted: 5/5/2012 8:56:17 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by esprague:

Barboza's legit...title shot in his future...

Hope u are right.  Can u imagine this guy vs Diaz or Henderson?  Not sure if a win over Varner legitimizes him, maybe with a dominant performance.
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