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CagePotato Open Discussion: Five Fights We Need to See in 2012

(Can someone say SUPERFIGHT?!!!) 

It’s a new year, Potato Nation, and aside from an endless number of Mayan-themed jokes that will undoubtedly punctuate most of our content, we’ve decided to kick off 2012 with you, our esteemed followers, in mind. And while we had more than our fill of exciting brawls in 2011, things like injury curses, excessive title shots, and sudden desires for film careers left us with hunger pains that could only be satiated by the announcement of another marquee match-up. That, or one of your wife’s famous steak sandwiches.

Call us greedy, call us insensitive, but we’re the type of fans that simply must have our every fantasy fulfilled, and it is with that in mind that we ask you, our fellow fanatics, to join us in a discussion of the five fights we NEED to witness this year, if only to end a few of the never ending arguments that constitute the CP comments sections. Here are our picks…

#5 – Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Anderson Silva Chael-Sonnen UFC 117

Why?: Because if we have to hear how lucky Silva got one more time, we are going to round up all of our writers and perform a full reenactment of Death of a (Real Estate) Salesman. Goldstein will play Willy Loman, the elderly and dillusional salesman (Obvs.). CrushCo will play Biff, the former football star who yearns for a life as a farmhand, and Seth will play Happy, the slacking womanizer, leaving none other than myself to play Linda. What can I say, it sucks being the new guy.

#4 – Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones

Why?: Depending on the outcome of Evans/Davis of course, this one needs to happen because 2011 was shockingly absent of, as Rampage would put it, “some black on black crime.” For reals though, if the rivalry between these two was great enough to create a rift in the almighty Team Jackson, then it’s definitely a fight worth seeing.

#3 – Gina Carano vs. Ronda Rousey

Why?: Because we need to end this whole “Face of Women’s MMA” debate. And since Ms. Carano seems reluctant to return to the cage, we’d be satisfied if this fight took place at a training facility, in the form of a dance off, or preferably, after a heated game of lingerie SCRABBLE.

#2 – Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre

Why?: Sorry Carlos, but THIS is the match that MMA fans have been clamoring for. It’s a classic battle of Good vs. Evil, Wealthy vs. Homeless, and Completely Incoherent vs. Sort of Incoherent. And now that one huge PPV draw has moved on to greener, chicken salad filled pastures, this fight would provide a much needed boost in the upcoming lineup, which is a bit stagnant, to be honest.

#1 – Anderson Silva vs. JJ, GSP, JDS…

Why?: Because we NEED an Anderson Silva supermatch. We don’t care who it’s against, we really just need to see Silva step outside of the 185 pound division to fight someone who has more than a Hail Mary’s chance in Hell of beating him. The man is the clean shaven, smirking face of domination, and it’s about time that he showed someone other than Justin Bieber that he can shuck and jive with anyone, and we mean ANYONE, placed before him. Make it happen, DW.

Give us your top five in the comments section below. 


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phantom151- January 3, 2012 at 11:53 am
Anderson vs JJ would be sweet or Id like to see anderson Sonnen 2 for sure ... keep anderson away from GSP thats just a dumb mismatch let GSP and Nick get it on thats a good fight and a must see ... whos arm should Mir take home next ? fitch KOS would be a lay and pray for the ages as about Brock vs tito for the title of the most done fighters with no heart, since they both just fold after body shots
ThePeoplesTroll- January 3, 2012 at 9:14 am
Cant believe I actually have to say this but.. Anderson Silva would absolutely bulldoze nick diaz and that fight would never happen nor should it.
creation4- January 3, 2012 at 5:11 am
I wanna see Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz. It's the most exiting styles match up and at 6'1'' Nick Diaz should be a middle weight anyway and he beat Frank Shamrock ffs! at catch weight. I really really wanna see it, but I know I never will. :c Plus I think Nick Diaz is a best pound for pound contender right now.
Liverpunch- January 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm
Me vs. Gina.
I've made a new year's resolution to be nice to under-appreciated blogists, so...nice...try?
skeletor- January 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm
@RearNakedSpoon - Hettes looked dominant but he was fighting Nam Phan for christ sake. I'm not gonna hate on the guy because he looked legit don't get me wrong. But I wouldn't go throwing him in there with Aldo just yet. Let him round his game out a little.
skeletor- January 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm
The only way Honda vs Gina would be an interesting fight is they were both naked, I mean for the walkouts and pre and post fight interviews as well. They both need to be covered in baby oil so Honda wont be able to arm bar her in the first 10 seconds and they both look really shiny under the lights. Lastly and most importantly the only way either one of them can finish the fight is by scissoring the other one into submission.
bigpimp- January 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm
SonOfSerbia Says: "to see if Hendo is fo real"
hahaha...i loled
RearNakedSpoon- January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Dominick Cruz - Urijah Faber
Jose Aldo - Jimy Hettes (Can't think of anyone else who could challenge Aldo)
Frankie Edgar - Nate Diaz then Benson Henderson or Joe Lauzon
GSP - Carlos Conduit (GSP will only get one fight in this year so Rory McDonald vs Nick Diaz after Conduit beats him)
Anderson Silva - Dan Henderson then Jake Shields or Anthony Johnson (He'll be ducking Sonnen into retirement)
Jon Jones - Rashad Evans then Anderson Silva
Junior Dos Santos - Alistair Overeem (Cain Velasquez - Matt Mitrione)
FightZen- January 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm
I wonder if Shields vs Fitch would end up with both of them asleep while propped up on each other like a teepee. Like this ^
Buster Hyman- January 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm
i just want to see fedor shuck and jive the shit out of gina carano
Puntoklup- January 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm
What about Edgar vs Aldo.. Either guy could make the other's weight class pretty easily..
OPIO- January 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm
Bones Vs The Mauler
Juggernaut Vs Bigg Rigg
Henderson Vs Shogun II
Edgar Vs Guida
GSP Vs Anyone(away from his hometown)
BallsDeep- January 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Shuck and jive is a term slavemasters/authority figures(pre-civil rights) used to describe slaves/African Americans(pre-civil rights) that they believed were decieving or lying to them. Don't worry I used to think it was a dance move/athletic move a while back too but someone corrected me
Omelette Platter- January 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm
too late on the whole face-of-women's-mma thing, cyborg has that locked up. it's just a scary, troubling, road-worn man-face.
FedorSucksDonkeyDick- January 2, 2012 at 11:51 am
To See if Hendos for Real???? U must be a soar Shogun fan...Hendo Will knock the piss out of Machida's Mouth...LITERALLY. More like Hendo v Gustafsson Machida v His Pink Slip
ThePeoplesTroll- January 2, 2012 at 11:41 am
Ellenberger vs Diaz
joseph benevidez vs a garden gnome
and kos vs hendricks in a "whogivesafuck" match
DangadaDang- January 2, 2012 at 11:40 am
It could just be my whiteness speaking, but I always thought shuck and jive simply meant to dance. Then again, the Ying Yang Twins redefined my knowledge of the term "skeet" back when I was a younger man, so who knows. If it makes you feel any better, I would just as easily describe Dominick Cruz as a shuck and jive type fighter.
cecils_pupils- January 2, 2012 at 11:39 am
#6 - Battle of the Badonkadonk: Meisha Tate vs. Felice Herrig
Swick-a-tine- January 2, 2012 at 11:27 am
I am not impressed wit yer super fight peeks! - gsp
SonOfSerbia- January 2, 2012 at 11:26 am
Youz guys got some good suggestions on fights but here are a few more hidden gems waiting to give us PPV gold....Edgar v Melendez, N. Diaz v Bendo, Ellenberger v Hendricks, Mir v Barnett, Velasquez v Carwin...and Hendo v Machida to see if Hendo is fo real....make it happen Joe Silva!!
gabrielb- January 2, 2012 at 11:19 am
uhhh does shuck and jive mean sumtin else to white people or boxers? cause thats def not a word you wanna you with colored people.
sancho721- January 2, 2012 at 11:05 am
Nate Diaz v. Grey Maynard, GSP v. anytwo ppl in one year, Hendo v. Bisping2
Kirky- January 2, 2012 at 10:52 am
Jake Shields vs Jon Fitch would be a sick fight!