Does Justin Gaethje have a very low fight IQ?

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  1. true_fan

    true_fan Red Belt

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    I mean he only wants to bang and he knows how to wrestle so why? Does he think he is not going to get old one day and all this brain damage will catch up with him? Does he want to win only through brawls with other fighters? Should he just fight in MT or kick boxing since he never even attempted to take someone down! What do you think of his fighting IQ
     
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    Who needs IQ when your hands are that heavy?
     
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    Patient Gaethje is the LW GOAT
     
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    He seems more strategic lately
     
  6. true_fan

    true_fan Red Belt

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    Yeah but if he fights like that against Khabib he won’t be ready for grappling
     
  7. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    21-2. Bad fight IQ? I say keep doing what you're doing.
     
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  8. true_fan

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    I think it’s too late damage wise
     
  9. chillyoo

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    He’s compiled a bad ass record and only lost to DP and EA in fights he was doing really well in. He’s recently commented on fighting smarter and it looks to be a world of difference.

    I don’t think he has a bad fight IQ by any means, he was just more interested in putting on exciting fights than fighting safe
     
  10. true_fan

    true_fan Red Belt

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    But you saw how he lost to Eddie and Dustin when he could’ve won if he mixed up a little
     
  11. filthynumber1

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    I did think that initially but last couple fights he seems to be fighting more with his head and not his heart
    Pun intended :)
     
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    Maybe Gaethje has good enough TDD to keep it standing? Then he would probably grind Khabib down standing.

    I'm not saying it will happen but it's in the real of possibilities.
     
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    Somebody explain Gaethje's wrestling pedigree to this mongoloid
     
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    Alright we’ll see
     
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    Based on what? What sign of damage are you basing your claim?
     
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    Fan friendly, fan favourite. Bonus seeker. Really doesnt seem too concerned about CTE as hes past a point of no return. Free will sacrifice trying to secure a nice future for his progeny. Much hespeck.
     
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    He basically said his new style is based off Romero where he’s a bit more conservative and hunts for the KO

    What’s still hilarious about this though is in the 3 past fights where he’s implemented this new style he’s still landing 9 significant strikes per minute lol
     
  18. filthynumber1

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    Yes those fights he did not display good fight IQ
    But against edson and cowboy he did. Could be the caliber of opponents....who knows
     
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    No it’s not because he is small and and haven’t used his wrestling for a long time while Khabib does it almost everyday
     
  20. Sweater of AV

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    No. Also he's adapting while keeping the JBG happy. Let him bang.
     

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