Luke Rockhold says that move to the LHW division is imminent. How does he fare against the top guys? | Page 3

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  1. jjresq Red Belt

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    His striking defense and glass chin will cause him to struggle at LHW
     
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  2. The Schmoop Life, uh, finds a way.

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    Puke is a turd but he would be champ when DC walks away. I think he presents some very interesting challenges to Jones if he ever comes back clean.
     
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    He would have the stuffing beat out of him by Gus. That’s literally his worst match-up possible. A guy with good grappling himself, is long, has decent kicking/knee’s, and is a very good boxer (for MMA standards anyway). While Luke is long and can kick, everytime he does, Gus would try to counter with a punch. And Gus can take a shot much better than Luke.

    Him vs JBJ might seem like it’d be closer by that comparison, since Jon isn’t a big puncher, but, good luck outgrappling him. I think he’s pretty phoney, he goes from the nice guy to bad guy too often for my liking, but, there is no denying his talent. He’s got range, size, speed, power. Another pretty bad match-up.

    He’d def do better vs Volkan and Manuwa but if either of those guys land, he’s toast. I guess thats the same for most of the rest of 205. He has technical skills better than most, but, not sure he’s ready for the power while not having tons himself.
     
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    That's hilarious

    He'd do well there. Lhw sucks
     
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    He wouldn’t do well, IMO.
     
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    He'd be top 5 for sure. He could get the belt, under the right circumstances.
     
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    Give Rumble a swan song against him...
     
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    Guaranteed top 5 just cuz no real comp until like top 3
     
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    he cuts alot of height
     
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    Rockhold/Jones has long been on my wish list
    Now Rockhold/Gus is too.

    Both tough but winnable fights for him, imo. Wouldn't pick him though...
     
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    He is a tall guy with reach, let's say he adds 15 pounds of pure muscle, mass with class. I'm sure he'll go places.
     
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    No more size/reach advantage combined with shit striking defense and a chin that spread for pillow fist bisping?

    He dead
     
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    And dumb hand gestures
     
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    Somewhere in the top 10
    Oezdemir had some good shots on DC before he started gassing.
     
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    Really? Shogun? lol, that is one of the fights where I would pick Rockhold 100% of the time.
     
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    With Rockhold's chin, Shogun would need 1 shot. From either hand.

    Rockhold can only win on the ground (which I doubt), or a decision. 15-25 mins is a long time, I think Shogun finds his chin.
     
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    He doesnt have the chin for top 5.
     
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    If he can get by Gus and assuming Rumble does not return to LHW, he will be champion for a long time. The division is stale and almost dead right now.

    Gus is a tough fight for him and anyone else. Look how hard he pushed Jon Jones and DC into the deeper end of the pool when he fought them.
     
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    You don't think Rockhold's kicks would hurt Shogun? He has a nasty liver kick which I think would finish Shogun pretty quickly.
     
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    Dc said Luke can't beat him so he's probably not on that level but he's real good

    ~DaViD~
     
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