So after Saturday’s UFC event on ESPN 12 in Las Vegas, who took advantage of his time at the microphone? See below for this week’s Callout collection – and how realistic each is.
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First, let’s take a look at the preliminary map …
Tanner Boser and Maurice Greene
Want to fight: One and the other!
Boser’s appeal: ” Throw me on “Fight Island”, and I’ll tell you what. If Maurice Greene defeated Gian Villante, he refused me in August and he wanted a Top 15 and instead, he was smoked by Sergei Pavlovich. He wants to beat me on “Fight Island”. He told me a few days ago at the pool a few deep beers that he would be ready to fight again on “Fight Island”. So you want to fight on “Fight Island? “You can’t dodge me now. Fight me on “Fight Island”. ”
Response from Greene: “It wasn’t dust – I was just cordial, but I guess he didn’t take it like that. But anyway, just so you know, buddy, let it heal (and) you can meet me on the island any day of the week. I was not dodging you, my brother. I just didn’t want to fight an unnamed man when I was in the Top 15 and trying to move up the rankings, not go down. So if you want to get it, you let me know, man. Once I can be cleared, brother, we can get him in. ”
Reality: A week-long exchange of fight by the pool has turned into a heavyweight rivalry that should be settled inside the octagon. At least it should be. Tanner Boser and Maurice Greene both won stop wins in their respective UFC fights on ESPN 12, and after Boser defeated Philipe Lins and made a perfectly launched call to fight Greene, “The Crochet Boss” responded with a dramatic submission from Gian Villante and duly accepted the challenge.
It’s the stuff of matchmaker dreams. Two heavyweights fighting after fighting – and winning – on the same map? It’s like a perfect storm. The two who come out win, both relatively unscathed, both on the same timeline and, most importantly, both ready to pounce against each other.
If they’re ready to go, this latest July 25 “Fight Island” card may have room for one more fight. Otherwise, bring them back to the Apex in August. Either way, it’s a heavy fight with heat underneath, and one that could produce an exciting confrontation. I say book it.
Next step: a rising middleweight prospect goes all in on an already reserved opponent