I am REALLY looking forward to tomorrows event. Bunch of great fights on that card and I believe Jose Also is the most skilled MMA fighter currently. I'm rooting for Edgar, IMO it's just hard not to. He's the smaller guy, the underdog, and I like how he presents himself. I know I'll get flamed for this but I think that Maynard, despite one of the strongest LW's out there, is a little bit overrated. Gonna be a hard fight for both guys though.
Yeah it's true that Dana wants Gil in the UFC ASAP as soon as he finishes his last title defense in StrikeForce. He's one of the top LW's, has a family now, just opened up a new gym, and has cleaned out his weight class outside of the UFC so the move makes sense and he's earned a larger pay check.
A lot of people are thinking that Gil will roll over Jorge Masvidal with ease but IMO it has potential to be a tough fight. I've followed Gil's career and train at his school so I feel I have somewhat of a legit opinion on this. When others were thinking he would get tapped by Aoki, I knew he wouldn't. When others thought he would get beaten by Kawajiri or that it would be a tough fight, I knew Gil would easily beat him. However this fight has me a little bit worried. For one, he is getting a lot more media attention, he also has the pressure of the UFC on him. Because of these things he has certain obligations he has to fulfill like flying out for media shit. Another thing is you can be sure that Jorge Masvidal wants this win REALLY bad. It's over a top 5 LW, he's about to be in the UFC, and it's for the SF LW belt. Jorge is going to bring it for sure. I know Gil won't be taking him lightly however.