*Cerrone is a 100% gatekeeper: Beats the average guys, losses to the top ones*

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  1. Seiryoku Zenyo

    Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    Question is, Iaquinta belongs to the first or the second group?
     
  2. Medical Marijuana Man

    Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah Double Yellow Card

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    He beat Benson for the WEC title imo

    Good fight either way. No complaints here!
     
  3. FireKidWS

    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Hate to say it, but I agree with your title.

    And I love Cowboy.
     
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  4. kingmob6

    kingmob6 Purple Belt

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    He is a legendary gatekeeper though.
     
  5. YoudBeSurprised

    YoudBeSurprised Blue Belt

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    He’s about the best “gatekeeper” ever so thats gotta count for something.
     
  6. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP

    KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Throwing my apanyent

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    Very good fighter, just never will be top3.
     
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  7. ignorant MMA fan

    ignorant MMA fan Brown Belt

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    Gatekeeper vs aspiring gatekeeper.

    Cowboy wins.
     
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  8. whaleshark

    whaleshark Cancer was never my friend

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    Platinum Married Mike wins the hematch
     
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  9. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Banned Banned

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    Al is WAY overrated on here. He's probably good enough to beat Cowboy, but he's also done nothing to show that he's any better than the usual calibre of opponent that Cowboy beats.
     
  10. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    Gatekeeper is way too harsh, imo. In my books a gatekeeper is ranked around number ten. Never any higher than that. And certainly a gatekeeper imo, does not fight for a belt.
     
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  11. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    Label him however you want. The MMA world needs more Cowboys.

    Even if he’s “only” the 7th or 9th best year in and year out for a decade or two.

    See what I did there? Your “gatekeeper” comment was in insult. In fact, he’s one of the best (just not one of the 3 best in any one given year). Just a matter of how you view the thing.

    Hard core fans don’t only respect the GOATs. What are you, TS?
     
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  12. Sakurabaism

    Sakurabaism Brown Belt

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    He may be a gatekeeper, but he's one of the most versatile fighters around. No shame in losing to Cowboy and doesn't necessarily makes Al 'average' if he lose.
     
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  13. CPH

    CPH Let's party

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    Al..

    a) is on another level now.

    b) has all the tools to take advantage of Cerrone’s inability to deal with pressure.

    It’ll be ugly I think.
     
  14. xMaxPower

    xMaxPower Red Belt

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    hes not just a gatekeeper

    hes the goat gatekeeper
     
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  15. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    He beat Bendo and Eddie. But yeah he will never be champ.
     
  16. linvillegorge

    linvillegorge Silver Belt

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    This. Only in the fight game are elite competitors treated like second class citizens because they aren't THE best. If you're one of the top 10 at your position in any other apart you're absolutely considered to be elite.
     
  17. Wizzlebiz

    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Of there was a belt for second best Cowboy should have it. There should be no shame in that btw.

    I believe Dustin is holding it though.
     
  18. Terpizzle

    Terpizzle Green Belt

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    So... if you never win a title, then you are just a gatekeeper.
     
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  19. kimocomplex

    kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    AI can hang on the feet with Cowboy, he can also hang on the ground with him

    for how long? well that remains to be seen

    either way, i picked Iaquinta on this one
     
  20. MMAProfessional

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    IMO most of Cerrone's bad losses were from being mentally broken. Seems like his kid has snapped him out of that habit though so we'll see.
     
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