Can we all agree that Gus will be next LHW champ?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Hespectfully, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Hespectfully

    Hespectfully Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,359
    Likes Received:
    9,115
    Who knows when DC will come back to LHW. It's questionable if he ever will. An interim LHW situation will emerge, and Gus is way better than what's left at 205.

    Also, I think Jones is the only fight that DC would come back to 205 for.
     
    Melas Chasma and Kertol like this.
  2. Dozer .

    Dozer . Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Messages:
    4,461
    Likes Received:
    17,443
    Probably. LHW is a wasteland
     
  3. bl0b

    bl0b Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    320
    Location:
    USA
    I like to go against the grain, so I'll disagree.
     
    Hespectfully and Congo66 like this.
  4. KrPlud

    KrPlud Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    523
    Location:
    Riding My Motorcycle
    Hope so.
     
    Melas Chasma and Hespectfully like this.
  5. FreddieRoachsVoice

    FreddieRoachsVoice Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    1,065
    Great. We’ll have another champion who never fights
     
  6. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2013
    Messages:
    11,271
    Likes Received:
    11,062
    No. Champions are not crowned by agreement.
    At least, they didn't used to be...
     
    lsa and Hespectfully like this.
  7. Gamer2k4

    Gamer2k4 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    2,654
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    The only guys who beat him aren't in the UFC's LHW division anymore, so sure, why not.
     
    Hespectfully likes this.
  8. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    10,170
    Likes Received:
    38,008
    Location:
    Illinois
    We will NEVER all agree on anything.
     
    Hespectfully likes this.
  9. Kertol

    Kertol Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    2,514
    There’s no excuse for him not to be champ by the end of this year
     
    Matty da Ranga and Hespectfully like this.
  10. bananaeyes

    bananaeyes US Sumo Wrestler

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    460
    Location:
    Appleton, WI
    I dunno man. look at his fight record. He has fought 8 times in the last 6 years. It is hard to get a real good gauge on him. The Jones fight was a hell of a fight, but that was in 2013...
     
    Alphaboy and Hespectfully like this.
  11. Mo8_98

    Mo8_98 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    3,011
    Location:
    Waterloo, Ont. Canada
    he's been in two taxing wars with the 2 champs we've had in 5 years. could have won both. it would be nice seeing him get his dream
     
    Melas Chasma and Hespectfully like this.
  12. Ruthless_swag

    Ruthless_swag Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,074
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    Yes possibly. I mean lhw lacks depth. Maybe they should merge mw and lhw. Remember guys like mousasi beat illir who is top 5 at lhw. I know that was a depleted illir who fought onnshort notice but mousasi simply outclassed him everywhere. Dint even get touched the whole fight. Romero would easily destroy all lhw's. I like his chances against gus honestly. I truly believe romero can beat him. Whittaker i am not sure about. Weidman would do well too. He has size. Rockhold would be top 5. Gas is a bit too small but you can never count out that guy. He has an iron chin. As long as he doesnt face huge wrestlers, he can finish anyone. Guys like santos are huge. Jacare walks around at 210.
     
    Matty da Ranga and Hespectfully like this.
  13. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,156
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    I won't simply agree.
     
    Hespectfully likes this.
  14. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,634
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    I think I agree. Gus kind of got derailed when AJ KO'd him. As much as AJ is a beast, I did feel like that was a bit of a lucky KO. Gustafsson beats Anthony Johnson 10/10 times if the fight goes past the 1st round. Other than that, he's lost decisions to DC and Jon Jones, probably the best two light heavyweights ever.

    I predict that DC will win the heavyweight title, and won't return to LHW before retirement. In that case, I see 'The Mauler' winning the vacant LHW gold.
     
    Hespectfully likes this.
  15. boingyman

    boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    2,232
    DC vacates LHW belt...

    Rumble: "I'm back"
    qf0PO.jpg

    True if Huge
     
  16. yeguiza

    yeguiza Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    7,493
    Likes Received:
    6,205
  17. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

    ImNotSurpisedDonks! Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    14,104
    Likes Received:
    18,376
    Gus is the king of dropping the ball at the big moment, whether it be getting ceremoniously KO'd in a record breaking attendance show in his home town, after the whole of Stockholm stayed up until 4AM, or losing the big rounds that he needed to win versus Cormier or Jones late in the fight. To think that the UFC has seen four different European champions since he fought Jones, when everyone was sure he would be the first Euro champ, shows you what a catastrophic failure his career has recently been. Fuck, even Bisping was a UFC champ before him!!! WTF?!
     
    Hespectfully likes this.
  18. Hespectfully

    Hespectfully Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,359
    Likes Received:
    9,115
    All true. But with Rumble, Jones, and DC gone, who beats him?
     
  19. The Natural Born Runner

    The Natural Born Runner Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    18,492
    Likes Received:
    23,105
    I honestly think Anthony Johnson will be back, as well as Jon Jones.

    If both those guys come back then I don't think Gustafsson will be champion, personally.

    That said, if Alex does somehow become champion with DC, Jones and Johnson all absent from the division, then you have to ask yourself how genuine is that belt.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2018
    Tchernobog and Matty da Ranga like this.
  20. Jackie Blue

    Jackie Blue Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    9,501
    Likes Received:
    18,043
    Location:
    Richard Kern's Playhouse
    D.C. could come back. And if he doesn't, Rumble, young man, Rumble. :)
     
    Tchernobog and Matty da Ranga like this.

Share This Page