Team Peggy IMO. A girl that big and athletic could do some serious damage in the shallow WMMA scene. Even to somebody like Ronda in a couple years. Plus she's cute and smart
Thoughts on the upcoming:
Cain vs JDS III is the biggest fight within a 6 month window of itself, except for Silva/Weidman II for obvious reasons and Pettis/Aldo would be for obvious reasons. I had Cain as a significant favorite in the first two fights, and I stick by that regardless of their outcomes. But because of the beating JDS took in the second fight, I think the third fight becomes much bigger and closer than the previous two. I honestly don't know who I think the favorite is now. JDS most likely learned some hugely valuable lessons, and there's almost no chance fight 3 is a repeat of fight 2. That means it'll be crazy competitive, and a bigger fight than I think it gets credit for
Jones vs Gus is boring because Gus never wins that. He'll try to outsmart, out-athlete, and out-tactician Jones, but will fail. If Jones keeps it on the feet, it will go the distance, but if Jones takes the fight to Gus, clinching and taking him down, he'll get a submission. Jones vs Glover will be even worse. They say Glover has a one-punch KO chance, but he doesn't because of how Jones handles range. Jones kills Glover 11/10 times. The only fight for Jones at LHW is Cormier, but that fatass seems intent on staying at HW. Cormier could clinch and grapple Jones and potentially dominate him from there. Nobody else who can make 205 could.
I have no idea what to think about Silva vs Weidman other than I hoped Weidman would win the first fight just so the rematch could happen. On paper, Silva should be able to win this. He's got the ability while both he and Weidman have shown they're not the best gameplanners. So honestly this boils down to which fighter makes the worst mistake loses. I imagine Silva will come with vengeance, but I really don't know
I've yet to watch Askren fight, but from what I hear, it would be pretty great to see him sign for UFC and wrestlefuck GSP for 5 rounds. Regardless, GSP has his work cut the fuck out for him with Hendricks and Maia, against both of whom I don't think GSP is a big favorite, but still a favorite just because, well, it's GSP. I imagine he'll find a way to beat up Hendricks because he's got exploitable holes. Maia OTOH is a whole different game and Georges' grappling will need to be better than ever before to win
Even though I'm mostly not a fan of champs moving out of their weight class, Pettis vs Aldo needs to happen simply because of what it is. I would argue that's the biggest fight in MMA history, because of the clash of styles and excitement. It would be the two most crisp and dynamic strikers kinda ever in the sport.
I have no opinion of any weight classes lower because I'm a loser with excuses why to not care about them. I blame a perpetually injured champ and a shallow FLW. Also the whole "fewer KOs" thing with all those small bodies hitting big man jaws. So then my interest goes to HW, where KOs are to be expected...
If Cain wins, Werdum should get next; if JDS wins, it should be Cormier (lol at Roy ever beating him). Rothwell vs Bigfoot would be sick. Overeem vs Mir is a no brainer. And Barnett vs Browne.
Also Nick Diaz should come back and fight either Lombard or Lawler. Versus Lombard would be amazing, just think about it: Diaz plodding forward, taunting, spamming; Lombard hulking, trying to land a power shot. It either ends early with Diaz doe-eyed, staring at the lights, or late with Lombard wheezing, blasted by the Stockton Slapper. Diaz vs Lawler II is a great fight too. Good enough to top a card, but don't tell that to people who think the only good fights are ones that satisfy rankings and title hunts