Adesanya v Gastelum is/was MMA's Sugar Ray Leonard v. Roberto Duran

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  1. GoshiShun17

    GoshiShun17 Brown Belt

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    I was gonna make this thread before the fight but I was too busy. But glad to see the fight lived up to my expectations.

    No way that this is the last time they fight!!!
     
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    I don't believe you.
     
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  3. GoshiShun17

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    No, just me???
     
  4. Sir Punchalot

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    Absolutely true. This was a bearded hispanic guy fighting flashy black guy. Next time the bearded hispanic guy should give up and say no mas.
     
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    great fight

    question, does anyone think it would be possible for gastelum to fight at WW?
     
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    lol im still not sure how so many people here picked gastelum. The only real shot he landed was the headkick. The shot in the first round looked like adesanya just slipped.
     
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  7. humdizzle

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    reminded me of DC vs JJ. fat short guy vs tall long flashy guy
     
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    To be honest, unlike most on this board, I feel that Kelvin is good where he's at. The man is a fucking tank on hydrolics. I mean if he can cut the weight healthy and effectively fine. But he's still among the top contenders at 185. Arguably has the best hands and hits like wrecking ball.

    He still has area's in the standup where he can improve. That's the crazy part. I said it in a post before the fight that I don't feel Kelvin's wrestling would be much of a factor. But if Cordiero had him working on those kicks I'd be worried. Sure nuff he almost finished Izzy with a damn headkick out of no where.
     
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    Not seeing the comparison. Other than both of them being great matchups. Leonard / Duran 1 was one of the greatest fights of all time.
     
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  10. GoshiShun17

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    No, Gastelum did some work in there. He definitely drew first blood.
     
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    With the size difference it's more Hagler vs Hearns or even Leonard vs Hearns?
    I'm not sure they fight again though but maybe.
     
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    Duran being the smaller, heavier hitter pressuring forward like Gastelum vs Leonard the more polished, slick, longer fighter, who usually fights in a more "pretty" technical style of boxing.

    It's 2 different sports so the comparison won't be exactly alike but it immediately made me think of that matchup.
     
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    I mean other than adesanya beating Kelvins ass late in the fight and there not being a hint of "no mas" in kelvins vocabulary and Duran / Leonard having fought 3 times with Ray going 2-1 sure why not

    Shorter pressure fighter vs longer slick outside fighter, I see what you're going for.
     
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    If this Is true, it shows how far behind mma is of boxing.

    These bums don't compare to legends like Duran and SRL
     
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    Tbf MMA still young af compared to boxing and they're getting consistently better
     
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    If Roberto Duran was called manos de piedra (Hands of Stone) we should call Kelvin Gastelum barbilla de piedra (Chin of Stone)
     
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    Luke Thomas logging into sherdog and making boxing comparisons threads? Just playing. It was pretty fucking good. Could be up there. Defiantly one of the best interim belt fights I've seen.
     
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    How old is MMA?
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Goddamnit sherdog
     
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