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34 year old Raoni Barcelos, will be ever break into Top 10?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Rebel_LioN, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    I mean, the time is now. Dude is an all around badass with power in his fists, BJJ black belt and top notch wrestling.

    Not sure what the UFC has planned for this guy but it doesn’t look like they want to do much with him.

    I’d bet he could hang with some of these top bantamweights.
     
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  2. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    He should be dude a top 10 matchup now, instead he's got a tough matchup against another unheralded and unranked but tough guy.

    Hopefully he doesn't end up going the Leo Santos route.
     
  3. YungSithLxrd Purple Belt

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    He could but they can't market him so they'll freeze him until he's too old to be champ but still young enough for a marketable guy to beat and get into the top 10
     
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  4. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    Because he's just like Assuncao

    He's not the least bit marketable so the UFC will continue to throw tough matchups at him because he's a major threat to their potential stars and even if he wins them all (like Assuncao did) they'll just keep delaying his title shot until he's too old to compete anymore.
     
  5. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    But unlike Assunção, Barcelos is a Just bleed disciple that puts on bonus award worthy performances consistently. What's not marketable about him?

    The only thing they have in common is that they are/were two very talented, yet older Brazilians
     

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