Ask 10 MMA fans to choose their UFC All-Star Dream Team and you're going to get 10 different answers. Guest Analyst and former light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans and "UFC Tonight" on Fuel TV Analyst, Kenny Florian went head-to-head with their picks for their MMA Dream Team.
"Rashad And KenFlo Pick The MMA Dream Team: UFC Tonight" video
Rashad's MMA Dream Team Picks
Cruising through the comments underneath this Fuel TV video on Youtube.com, seems like fans are in sharp disagreement with Rashad's choices. I don't see anything wrong with Rashad's list, but there are some guys that I wouldn't include on my MMA Dream Team list...like Overeem, Gustaffson and Sonnen. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with them, but--with so many talented fighters to choose from-- I have other names that I would pick first. Rashad said that he picked some guys who are proven champions and some guys who still fight hungry.
- Alistair Overeem
- Alex Gustaffson
- Chael Sonnen
- Georges St. Pierre
- Frankie Edgar
- Charles Oliviera
- Dominick Cruz
- Demetrious Johnson
- Nate Diaz
- Hector Lombard
After looking through Rashad's list, I got curious as to what fighters were up to in the Twitter-sphere.
Twitter updates from Alistair Overeem: "I live in Miami now, so I ain't going nowhere.. Hide the horses." That announcement probably has Overeem's horse-loving neighbors posting signs saying "Anyone found eating horses will be thrashed and sent back where you came from".
This is interesting, tweeted by Alistair on June 18, "I'll be fighting again in December and mark my words, I'll be back...to get the belt, sooner rather later."
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson approves of Rashad's list. He tweeted, "Always enjoy watching # UFCTONIGHT always getting great updates :-) "
I would have picked Mighty Mouse over Joe Benivedez for my Dream Team.
Kenny Florian's Picks
Kenny "KenFlo" Florian loves his "killer after killer" team picks. The rules state that each fighter can only be picked once. I agree with the people who said Kenny's team wins by a landslide.
- Junior Dos Santos
- Jon Jones (no surprise he didn't make Rashad's list)
- Anderson Silva
- Nick Diaz
- Benson Henderson
- Jose Aldo
- Renan Barao
- Joseph Benivedez
- Cain Velasquez
- Rashad Evans
More updates from Twitter:
MMA Insider, Ariel Helwani, updated fans with news about Jose Aldo's recent injury as tweeted by @GrossiMMA, "Per @ArielHelwani, Jose Aldo has an injured left leg, will not require surgery and he should be back in October. # UFCTonight"
And a shout-out (in the form of a retweet) to women's MMA fighter, Jocelyn Lybarger from UFC lightweight champion, Ben Henderson, "Hope she's ready because it's all I think about!! @InvictaFights http://pic.twitter.com/347omll1"
Jocelyn has a twin sister, Jill Lybarger, both of whom train MMA. "@justicejill and I are the first set of professional twin fighters in women's MMA." Jocelyn is preparing to fight Cheryl Chan at Invicta FC 2 (all female fight card) on Saturday, July 28, in Kansas City.
Source: "UFC Tonight" on Fuel TV, Twitter
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny