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Fighters that are tricky matchups for the champ, but not good enough to go through the ranks

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  1. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    FW: Aldo is a tough matchup for Sterling imo, but i don't have enough trust in his cardio to beat the rest of the contenders.

    MW: Hall/Till. Mainly because Izzy doesn't like to lead, and these fighters are good in games of tag. I doubt they will ever see a titleshot though.
     
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    Need time to think about this. Good thread topic though.
     
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    Nate Diaz doesnt have enough rounds to become WW champ.
     
  4. Rajon Rondo Can you even see my profile picture? Banned

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  5. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Back in the day, I thought a pre banned Palhares was the only welterweight with a chance to beat GSP. But I don’t think he could have made it there even without his issue

    Same fold, Ryan Hall would be worrisome to Volkanoski
     
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  6. OriginMMA Red Belt

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    Aldo would absolutely kill Aljo.
     
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    I have a feeling KZ would uppercut Volk into space, but he won't get past Ortega, Zabit, and Holloway
     
  8. SmoothPies Purple Belt

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    I think Wonderboy could give Usman challenges
     
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    Till very well may fight Adesanya someday, because it's a fight Izzy wants.

    That said, Till got outstruck by Whittaker who got sparked by Adessnya. Adesanya beats Till by dominant decision in a staring contest.
     
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    Till/Whittaker was fairly competitive until Whittaker destroyed Till's leg. I wouldnt count Till out.
     
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    All I know is that CaboNate with a 10 round limit beats all the champs.
     
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    I feel like the best historical example was Jacare during Anderson’s reign.
     
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    Kz and till come to mind.
     
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    Black Beast. Or too soon?

    Till won me over with that fight even in loss. I thoroughly enjoyed the shit out of it. Can't wait for him to heal up. Hope he can actually put his stake in the MW division.
     
  16. Milenkovic Blue Belt

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    Aldo would beat everyone except Yan or Sandhagen I think. He would be close with Dillashaw, but he's at that moment where any fight he can fall off due to his age.

    Yair would beat most but i don't think he's at the elite of FW.

    Gilbert maybe? He can't beat Usman, Leon is pretty well rounded, but Gilbert is a heavier hitter.
     
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  17. Chart69r Green Belt

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    I feel like Volk would just squash Hall. Plus, I'm pretty sure Volk has done a fair bit of work with Craig Jones, and I imagine that he might have learned some leg lock defence.
     
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    Never considered it, but TJ vs Aldo is a fight I really want to see
     
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    UFC needs to book Cruz vs Aldo asap even if it doesn’t make the most sense rankings wise. Please don’t miss this opportunity ufc
     
  20. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    Or historically. I remember when Guillard was on a 5 fight win streak just killing dudes, Edgar was the champ at the time.

    Thought Guillard was a bad matchup for him.
     

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