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Rumored Cutelaba to middleweight?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JoeRowe, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. y.91 the rebel

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    He's cutting a good amount of weight @ LHW. His walk around weight is around + 100 kg. It would totally fuck him up if he had to cut down to 83 kg.

    There are a few Top 15 guys he could possibly beat at LHW like Walker, Spann or Kyrlov. He should progress slowly. He's still young, he already improved a lot. Patient, NCAA Cutelaba 2.0 could be the next Blachowicz.

    You have to love this guy. Completely meat head. My Moldovian Coworker told me that he is a well spoken, humble guy outside the cage and well respected in Moldova. A caring family man who is never involved in some shit.
     
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  2. Schoolboy Q Gold Belt

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    Yeah let’s hope it’s not a really bad cut like James Irvin.
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  3. SamuraiBro Yellow Belt

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    Yeah he’s a well mannered dude who just likes to get in other fighters faces. It’s cagefighting, don’t have to be polite to someone you’re about go to war with. I think he’s got a lot of potential. He’s 27/28, lots of time.
     
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  4. FloydMayweatherMMA Money Belt

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    He'll get sparked quickly after draining an extra 20lbs.

    He's not gonna be champ in either division, let him bang at 205.
     
  5. HatKick Brown Belt

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    For sure, lots of different people are into MMA. I just find it weird to hate on a pro fighter for having a meathead type of personality, like his job isn't to get punched in the face. Maybe they were expecting more Jiri types who quote Chinese philosophers and live in forests, or Izzy type bisexual anime fans.
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  6. ookii Red Belt

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    The Hulk is gonna go Banner size?
     
  7. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Wouldn't be against it, but he'd still only beat the lower level guys at 185lbs, he's not that good really.
     
  8. PrepareForGlory Green Belt

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    He's a jacked white boy. I've never seen a fight of his at LHW and thought "Wow he seems small and outsized". And that strength seems to help him.

    He straight up hulk smashed Khalil Rountree and in his last fight he completely overpowered Devin Clark. He has great physical tools.

    Moving to MW, to presumably cut like 25+ pounds, seems like a bad idea.
     
  9. Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt Platinum Member

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    Given his style, I think that he may actually be someone who can benefit from it.

    But his cardio and endurance must stay the same, at least, otherwise he's toast.
     
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    Brunson is chomping at the bit
     
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    Don’t call me out like this it’s not nice!
     
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  12. scytheavatar Blue Belt

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    Paulo Costa gasses out really badly too but makes up for it by being a tank and destroying his opponents in one punch. Maybe that's what Cutelaba needs to do.
     
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    Costa doesn't destroy his opponents in one punch. It's from accumulation and multiple punches. He only has 1 KO on his record rest are TKOs
     
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    Well it wont help that chin
     
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    His competition wouldn't change much as he's not a top guy, so it's more about optimal weight. Low fat percentage, but packs a lot of muscle. He could drop some of it and fight at MW. Aldo and Barboza were more unlikely to drop down given their low fat, but dropped muscle.
     
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    More than his gas tank itself the problem is that the guy goes 100% all the time.

    Dude should start pacing himself a little more.
     
  17. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    I like the idea - let's see how it goes. 185 and 205 are in dire need of some REAL depth. These are supposed to be " crown jewel divisions ". At this point, Id sacrifice one to make the other a great class ( in other words - one division remains weak at the expense of the other being solid).
     
  18. JonJonesNeedle Purple Belt

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    It worked for his enemy Jared Cannonier
     
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    I'm surprised Irvin didnt die seriously
     
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    I like Cutie Labia better as bigger weight (more hulky)
     

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