UFC Gatekeepers

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  1. Neck Crank Blue Belt

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    gatekeeper (noun): a person or thing that controls access to something.

    That something is a UFC title shot. Prior UFC champions are excluded per my criteria.

    Here's my unofficial list of UFC gatekeepers for each division in the UFC except the women's feather and fly weight divisions because they aren't established yet. Any thoughts on the list or my definition of a gatekeeper?




    Heavyweight
    Mark Hunt

    Light Heavyweight
    Glover Teixeira

    Middleweight
    Jacare Souza

    Welterweight
    Donald Cerrone

    Lightweight
    Dustin Poirier

    Featherweight
    Jeremy Stephens

    Bantamweight
    Raphael Assuncao

    Flyweight
    Jussier Formiga


    Women’s Bantamweight
    Sara McMann

    Women’s Strawweight
    Felice Herrig
     
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    I don't include interim champs. Think Condit is best gatekeeper
     
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    Not bad..

    Insert clap emojis here.
     
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    Glover , Souza are too good to be There imo.
     
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    I don't think you understand what a gatekeeper is.

    Jacare, a gatekeeper? Hunt, a gatekeeper?

    {<huh}
     
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    Think we should do a thread on future gatekeepers. I'll start..

    LW - Conor
     
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    I'm not a happy camper that Cerrone, Poirier and Condit are mentioned<41>
     
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    The gate can be anywhere, I suppose, but generally, "gatekeeper" would refer to someone like Big Country, imo.
     
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    Michael Bisping held that position down at MW for years, until he finally broken through the glass.....errr....gate.
     
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    Mike Perry would be a gatekeeper IMO
     
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    Bisping was the goat gatekeeper all the way until he wasnt

    At MW its fellas like Thales Leites, Brad Tavares

    At HW its Arlovski/Anthony Hamilton

    Glover at LHW

    LW has many like Evan Dunham, Tibau, Lauzon, Diego

    I can't be arsed typing any more
     
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    Porier...a gatekeeper....

    <36>
     
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    Neil Magny for sure.
     
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    Decent list given that you've defined gatekeeper as guarding the gate to a title shot.
     
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    Terrible list
    WW: Magny
    MW: Brunson
    LHW: OSP
    HW: Black Beast
     
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    Nate Marquardt a gatekeeper to top 15
     
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    Light Heavyweight
    Glover Teixeira

    Middleweight
    Mousasi

    Welterweight
    Neil Magny

    Lightweight
    Joe Duffy

    Featherweight
    Ortega

    Bantamweight
    Bryan Caraway

    Flyweight
    Tim Elliot


    Women’s Bantamweight
    Raquel Pennington

    Women’s Strawweight
    Felice Herrig
     
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    LMAO @ this can
    How can Moose (he's not even in the UFC anymore) and Glover be gatekeepers? Brunson is the MW gatekeeper and OSP at LHW
     
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    Lol Moose is probably the best definition of a gatekeeper on my list
     
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    Question: how many journeymen add up to 1 gatekeeper?

    Math isn't my strong suit.....

    And my strongest suit isn't my most comfortable.

    But I prefer my flyest suit.
     
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