Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Seiryoku Zenyo, May 2, 2019.
Question is, Iaquinta belongs to the first or the second group?
He beat Benson for the WEC title imo
Good fight either way. No complaints here!
Hate to say it, but I agree with your title.
And I love Cowboy.
He is a legendary gatekeeper though.
He’s about the best “gatekeeper” ever so thats gotta count for something.
Very good fighter, just never will be top3.
Gatekeeper vs aspiring gatekeeper.
Platinum Married Mike wins the hematch
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
hes not just a gatekeeper
hes the goat gatekeeper
He beat Bendo and Eddie. But yeah he will never be champ.
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.
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.
So... if you never win a title, then you are just a gatekeeper.
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
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.