Chael is first class "gatekeeper." Agree?

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  1. 2fast2see

    2fast2see Green Belt

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    Lost to Anderson 2x
    Lost to Bones
    Lost to Anthony Johnson?

    This will prove true if he loses to Johnson.
     
  2. QuesoBlanco

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    Then what is Shogun?
     
  3. vry pwrful

    vry pwrful Green Belt

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    Chael can't handle black men.
     
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    cyborgassassin Stealth Belt

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    He's fighting Johnson?
     
  5. 2fast2see

    2fast2see Green Belt

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    "Marketable" fighter
     
  6. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    No. TS has his wires crossed

    Chael is still on track for Vitor as long as Vitor gets licensed (June 17)
     
  7. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I too figured I must have missed something. I saw this and thought "I knew that Vitor fight wasn't going to happen July 5th" would be excited for a Rumble fight too, damn you TSer for getting my hopes up.
     
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    Washed up.
     
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    LNP 101 Banned Banned

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    I didn't know Maia, Filho, Babalu and Jeremy Horn were black.
     
  10. MilesAbove

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    Agreed. Still absolutely amazed by how well he did against Ando the first time.
     
  11. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar アウグストゥスシーザー Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Anthony Johnson?
     
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  13. LNP 101

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    Chael is a gatekeeper, but a good one. Chael can beat good competition, but he easily folds once he's in danger.
     
  14. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Just goes to show that styles make fights, Chaels not a top fighter, but his strengths played into Andys weaknesses to the point that he is capable of beating him.

    I favor Jones over Gus, but I worry that he isn't the same story. Feel like there is a chance Gus is nothing more than a good (not top) level fighter who has a weird skill set that matches up poorly with Jones unique set of tools.
     
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    How can you be a gatekeeper when you fight nothing but former champions for the most part?
     
  16. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    How is he a gatekeeper when every opponent is through the gates?
     
  17. Slapchoppin

    Slapchoppin Brown Belt

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    he's only a gatekeeper at 205

    at 185 he could still probably make top 5 and definitely is a top 10

    with a new champ at 185 he'll likely find his way to another shitle tot
     
  18. thomm030

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    I disagree, he got some oppotunities and he took them. Unfortunately he lost to AS and Bones, although he could (and should) have won the first AS fight.
    I don't think it would be fair to label him a gatekeeper.
     
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    I think future Chael is a gatekeeper, right now he has a #1 cntender fight coming up.
     
  20. MarloStanfield

    MarloStanfield The Wild Colonial Boy

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    cant argue with this
     

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