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Gregor Gillespie is legit. need to see him against top 15

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by 209 Life, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Indeed Sherdog Snubbed him when they left him off their top prospect vote because he isnt a big enough fan favorite.
     
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  2. MindTravel

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    I've been casually acquainted with him, seen him at local shows in NY/NJ and interact with him on Facebook all the time. Really good dude, interesting, totally insane. Has the right mindset to be a champ (even though I believe his bane will simply be fighting at 155, which is just so damn good), and the first words he ever spoke to me when one of his BJJ buddies introduced me and said, "Gregor, tell him what you tell everyone," was "I'm going to be UFC lightweight champion." That was a year or two before his first Ring of Combat fight.

    I've really enjoyed watching him and look forward to seeing what he does. Great athlete, great character.
     
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  3. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    Exactly what I was thinking. You're a very smart man!
     
  4. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    The 10 to 20 lws might be just as good as the top 10.

    Gregor
    Mairbeck
    Trinaldo
    James Vick
    Iaquinta
    Felder
    Dariush
    Khalibov
    Pettis
    Dunham
    Guida
    Islam

    All outside the top 10

    Jesus lw is crazy
     
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  5. RayA

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    I'd like to see him against one of those tough Russian wrestlers like ?Ruslam? Khabilov.
     
  6. GSP_37

    GSP_37 Steel Belt

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    Fast track him and bring in Aaron Pico too.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    No one in the division will be able to wrestle with Gillespie.
     
  8. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    He's awesome

    And also the most humble guy in the UFC
     
  9. bjjHERRERA

    bjjHERRERA Red Belt

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    khabib?
     
  10. dr. john lee

    dr. john lee Brown Belt

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    Where's Groovy Lando on your list? #goat
     
  11. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    Not in the top 20 that's for sure
     
  12. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think Gillespie would outwrestle Khabib. But that is the one guy I'd love to see him up against if he can work his way through the top 15.
     
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  13. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Piranha Belt Platinum Member

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    Khabib gets dumped on his head and pounded out.

    Gillespie is future champ material. No jokes.
     
  14. Mr hanky

    Mr hanky Green Belt

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    He was drug addict? Never heard about it. You sure you are not mistaking him with Jarred Gordon?
     
  15. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

    ImNotSurpisedDonks! Silver Belt

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    http://mmajunkie.com/2015/01/gregor...restling-to-rehab-to-mma-redemption-at-roc-50

    He and Gordon are similar tho - both from the same area, both wrestlers and recovered addicts. It has seemed most recovered addicts in MMA woefully out perform expectations and how far they should go - i.e. Matt Brown and Court McGee. I guess going thru hell hardens you and makes you capable of enduring thresh holds that other's can not.
     
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  17. BKB92

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    Body shots might be a problem though. Them recovered drug addicts have weak livers dontchaknow.

    /BroScience

    Seriously though, UFC need to make the official LW rankings extend to 25. It's hard to even get close to 15 in that division.
     

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