I agree, just not sure if Sakuraba can make that cut anymore, he's no spring chicken and I don't know if he's ever cut for a fight before.
Alan Belcher should fight the winner of the Bisping-Miller fight, and
Vitor Belfortshould fight the winner of Marquardt-Palhares fight when he comes back.
Demian Maia should probably be fed a win right now, and Belcher has been looking like a killer in his last few fights. He ran through Kang, a lot of people thought that he beat Akiyama last year, ran through Gouveia and kicked him out of the UFC and just ran through Cote. Belcher would beat Maia if he kept his limbs close to his body, and didn't let Maia get into a comfortable position anywhere.
Forrest Griffinshould fight either the winner of Liddell-Franklin or Jones-Matyushenko
Lyoto Machida should fight either the winner of Liddell-Franklin or Jones-Matyushenko.
Phil Davis should fight winner of Bonnar-Soszynski II. It's the next step up in competition, and either one of these guys would be a proper test for Davis at this point.
Tito Ortiz should fight the winner of Hamill-Jardine next. Match would make sense in terms of rankings and it'd be an even fight with either of them.
Ryan Badervs. Jared Hamman, would be a decent match to do right now. Bader would probably knock Hamman out eventually, but since Thiago Silva's getting fed a match, might as well feed Bader one too, and Hamman fits the bill at the moment.
Steve Cantwell vs.
Alexander Gustafssonwould be a great match between two crisp and fresh strikers in the Light Heavyweight division, makes total sense to me.
What's up with Cantwell, did we ever hear what was up??? Last I heard, he may never fight again. Good call on Tito vs Hamill/Jardine. But I think with Machida, they will give him an easier fight first. I don't think they will want to take out the winner of Chuck/Rich. Machida already beat Rich and Chuck/Machida does very little for me. I like the thought of Forrest fighting Chuck/Rich
Had to think about it for a bit, couldn't figure out a good fight for Machida. How about Machida vs winner of Randy/Toney?
Randy had said that he wants a fight with Machida...he's said this for a while now.
Release these guys please!
Drew McFedries - Can't hang in the UFC, would be better off fighting on the lower level shows.
Heath Herring - If this guy doesn't want to fight anymore, stop having him take up space on the roster.
Phil Baroni - Horrible gas, limited potential and skill, release him.
Jonathan Goulet - Been getting his ass kicked a lot lately, time to release him.
Renzo Gracie - Horrible gas, limited potential and skill, release him.
Tim Hague- Win some fights then call back after that.
Guys I Would Cut.
Jacob Volkmann If He Loses To
Paul KellyAt UFC 116
Duane Ludwig If He Loses His Next One
John Gunderson If He Loses His Next Fight At The TUF 11 Finale
Jake EllenbergerIf He Loses At Versus 2
T.J. Grant If He Loses His Next One
Mike Pyle If He Loses At UFC 115
James Wilks If He Loses At UFC 115
Dennis Hallman If He Loses His Next One At UFC 117
Rob Kimmons If He Loses His Next One
Phil Baroni If He Loses His Next One
Ricardo Funch If He Loses His Next One
Renzo Gracie If He Loses His Next One
Jesse Lennox If He Loses His Next One
Peter Sobotta If He Loses His Next One
Julio Paulino If He Loses His Next One
Greg Soto If He Loses His Next One
Daniel Roberts If He Loses His Next One
Joe Doersken If He Loses His Next One
Jason MacDonald If He Loses His Next One
Brian Stann If He Loses His Next One
Tom Lawlor If He Loses His Next One
Nick Catone If He Loses His Next One
Mike Massenzio If He Loses His Next One
Mario Miranda If He Loses His Next One
David Loiseau If He Loses His Next One
John Salter If He Loses His Next One
Ryan Jensen If He Loses His Next One
Steve Steinbeiss If He Loses His Next One
Luiz Cane If He Loses His Next One
Tim Boetsch If He Loses His Next One
James Irvin If He Loses His Next One
Alexander GustafssonIf He Loses His Next One
Jared Hamman If He Loses His Next One
Igor Pokrajac If He Loses His Next One
Kyle KingsburyIf He Loses His Next One
Antoni Hardonk If He Loses His Next One
Brendan SchaubIf He Loses His Next One
Chris TuchschererIf He Loses His Next One
UFC 114 Who Should Fight Who Next.
Forrest GriffinOr Ryan Bader
Rashad Evans: Shogun Rua
Michael Bisping: Vitor BelfortOr Patrick Cote
Dan Miller: Nate Quarry Or
Todd Duffee: Antoni Hardonk Or Chad Corvin
Stefan StruveOr Cheick Kongo
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Lyoto Machida Or
Jason Brilz: Phil Davis Or Tito Ortiz
Diego Sanchez: Matt Serra
John Hathaway: Mike Swick
Amir Sadollah: Johny Hendricks Or
Dong Hyun Kim: Anthony Johnson
Sam StoutOr Mark Bocek
Dan Lauzon: Duane Ludwig Or Paul Sass
Melvin Guillard: Jeremy Stephens Or Sam Stout
Waylon Lowe: Steve Lopez Or Joe Brammer
Luiz Cane: Steve Cantwell
Cyrille Diabate: Tito Ortiz
Jesse Forbes: Rich Attonito
Ryan Jensen: Drew McFedries
WOW! That is like 10 to 15% of the UFC roster! Too many guys there and most of them are very good fighters who just happen to be on the lower end of the rankings. The only guys I agree with you are Sobotta, Steinbess, McFedries, Baroni, Forbes, Kingsbury, Perosh, Hardonk, Dan Lauzon and Volkmann.