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Can Bearjew go on a title run at LHW?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Judge Lance Ito, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Judge Lance Ito Brown Belt

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    LHW is wide open at the moment with old men Glover and Jan fighting it out as well as a bunch of wild mental strikers like Jiri and that Serbian/Austrian dude. You also have MW journeymen like Santos and Anthony Smith in the mix.

    I think a BJJ wizard like Craig could have enough tricks in his arsenal to challenge for the title. He's also a big bastard.
     
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  2. TheBulge Purple Belt

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    'cause we have so many BJJ wizards holding the titles in today's MMA.
     
  3. Judge Lance Ito Brown Belt

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    Yes but LHW doesn't seem strong at the moment. Remember Jan used be the ultimate journeyman and now he's the daddy at 37/38 years of age.
     
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    ....No.

    And anyone that wants to account-bet on this, hollao_O
     
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    Maybe if he could get all his fights to the ground but most of the guys at the top of the rankings are strikers first and I think they'll be too much for him on the feet.
     
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    Currently ? no all the top 5 merk him and the Magomed last second win was a fluke . Jan straight up retires him
     
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    Nah, he's a top tier gatekeeper but an amazingly fun and talented one.

    He hits his ceiling against the likes of Oedzemir, Smith etc.
     
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    He's a hard fucker and doesn't mess around in the ground fucking hell.

    He'd be in my assassination squad, if I had to assemble one.
     
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  9. BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    No, his striking is way too terrible. He’s a really fun fighter to watch though.
     
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    Pull guard break arm... Pull Guard Break Arm... PULL GUARD BREAK ARM.. PULL GUARD BREAK ARM!!
     
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    With favourable matchups he might be able to get Top 5 but he gets knocked out brutally by top guys
     
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    You know, he is a weird guy. Most people where sure Hill would destroy him. He has great mma-bjj (if that's a thing) and I honestly think he could beat every fighter on the roster. I do think it's a long shot, as most top guys are simply to good for him to use his arm-bending skills.
     
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    He doesn't have the genetics for such a tall order though I'm sure he can make a decent living as an accountant.
     
  15. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Uhh... Roberto Satoshi just beat Tofiq Musayev to win the Rizin 155 title.

    Kleber Koike Erbst is likely to get the next title shot for Rizin's 145 title.

    Yes, BJJ wizards are alive and well and winning titles in MMA.
     
  16. Kumason MMA freak!

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    If he had the perfect match ups he could get toward top 5'ish , but we all know, or should by now that 1 dimensional fighters rarely do well at the highest levels. He's fun to watch and a killer on the ground but lets be realistic here, he's not thaaat good. No offense TS but you are a horrible judge, you even let OJ Simpson go =/
     
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    Lol this dude wouldn’t be anywhere near top 10 if Bader Davis Rumble or Corey were still there. UFC LHW is a joke you ppl are watching scrubs and don’t even realize it. Jamahal Hill is 8-1 and can’t grapple for shit and you ppl thought he was a top prospect.
     
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    Submission artist tend to do well in asian MMA organisation, but you can't say it is the case in UFC unfortunately.

    Love Paul Craig but i don't see him breaking the top 5.
     
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    He looked really good in his last 3, and the confidence to pull guard. One of the few BJJ guys in the div, nasty Mirlock. Guys can gameplan for it, though. "Just stand up", then he's forced to stand, which isn't his forte. Fun 1st round guy because a big guy can crank and break arms fast.
     
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  20. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Uhh... that's because the UFC is a clown show and chooses not to sign elite submission fighters like Erbst and Satoshi.
     
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