HarthorneWingo wrote::x Ij4remi wrote:HarthorneWingo wrote:Emmett bs Burgos!
Absolutely fantastic fight. Give those men their bonus money!
Yep. Move both fights up the rankings. I thought the injury to Emmett was going to do him in but he showed lots of heart to come back and win it.
Who you see them each fighting next?
This is definitely one of those fights where I don't think either guy should lose stock for as good as it was. In terms of who they should fight next, it's a bit tricky to pick. For Emmett, after winning a war with an up and comer ranked below him; he deserves a higher ranked opponent next. The problem with that is all 8 guys ranked ahead of him are negotiating to fight mostly with each other (Frankie Edgar is the exception since he moved down a weight class).
In a perfect world, I'd go with Emmett vs the winner of Ige vs Kattar. You'd keep all the guys who are best with their hands fighting each other and the match-ups would be entertaining plus line somebody up for a contender match-up next. If Emmett was willing though, I'd LOVE a match-up with 15th ranked Sodiq Yusuff. Yusuff has similar hand speed and incredible power to boot, he's arguably the most hyped prospect in the whole division.
Since I'm expecting Emmett to wait for one of the top 6 to shake free; I'd have Yusuff fight Burgos instead. Yusuff presents a lot of the same issues Emmett did minus the wrestling to steal a close round but packing even more power. That should force Burgos to fight a more defensively sound fight instead of letting his chin be his defense. Another option that would force Burgos to tighten up on his biggest weakness would be Jeremy Stephens. Just give him someone with power that forces him to stay honest.