Originally Posted by Big Bri
100% agree, that's what I said in the other thread.
I just want to add I think Menga will defo get to the UFC, he looks a serious talent.
I don't coach him so I don't really know what's he's capable of but if he's not good enough to beat Johnson, Benavidez, Dodson, Lineker or Formiga then going to the big show would be a bad move for me.
If he's not their level then going into a division of 15 guys means he'll be butting heads with them after a win or 2 if not in his debut (stranger things have happened).
The UFC don't fuck about right now regards cutting guys, they cut Sass after 2 losses and in both fights he was doing very well.
I agree with Bri, the sherdog combined record of his opponents is 47-116-1, thats a big difference to what lies ahead. I'd prefer to see him fight 3-4 european guys inclusive of Sitenkov. We'll see what happens I guess.
I've been hyper critical of Menga in the past but despite Sitenkov coming off 3 straight losses (2 of which were at 135 i think) this is still a very tough fight and a very good fight at that. I give Menga credit for taking it as Sitenkov on his day is incredibly tricky and unpredictable. It's a good step up and in a very thin European Flyweight division it will really put him up there for other big fights too.